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5 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers! Don’t Be Caught Short This Holiday Season

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The clock is ticking… Literally.  Christmas is just around the corner and I don’t know about you but for us it is coming far too quickly.  The weekends just disappear before we can seem to make any real progress.  Although at the moment I have presents and stocking stuffers on my mind – I can’t help but wonder just when we are going to get our Christmas Tree.  I am sure it will be this coming weekend but there have been years where it is Christmas Eve.  That is how last minute we usually are.  In fact… there were several years where I would go to a department store on Christmas Eve and offer a certain price for their fully decorated display tree.  I would load it into the truck ornaments and all, lay it down as gently as I could and stand it back up in the house already decorated.  And the full thing cost less than a real tree before decorations.  But, the last 15 years or so we have had a real tree and we aren’t going to change that this year.


I have been planning my shopping for months but with work, horses, kids, our son in the hospital, a college graduation, family visiting – there are just not enough days.  But that’s okay because we can still get some really great gifts last minute and so can you!  




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#2     HotHands Hand Warmers – alot of them!  Everyone gets some of these for Christmas.  Taking care of the horses or dogs in zero degree weather is so much fun.   We put HotHands in our gloves, in our shoes, in our pockets.   They work great and actually get quite hot.  They last up to ten hours but we just need them for about two hours.  But when we need them – WE NEED THEM!




#3     Gift cards are always a great purchase as well as a gift.  They are easy to find and available for many stores etc… For us the biggest hits are iTunes, Amazon, McDonalds and Starbucks…  But gift cards are easy to taylor to the desires of the recipient.




#4     Some sort of candy – chocolate, hard candy, candy canes etc… There has got to be some sort of treat in that stocking.  Remember if your recipient has dietary needs to take those into consideration such as diabetes, allergies etc… Even with those needs, candy is easy to find for anyone and everyone.




#5     A CD or Movie – Music and Movies are always favorites.  Find something totally cool and awesome and you will be the best friend or family member ever…

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