When people tell me that they have already finished their Christmas shopping I want to roll my eyes. How is this even possible? Maybe it is just ingrained in me to wait to the last minute. Whether, its from my past life as a buyer knowing that merchandise will be marked down just days before Christmas. Or maybe its the Christmas Eve days I spent at the mall doing all of our last minute shopping with my Dad – which I actually enjoyed – having our Christmas shopping done weeks before Christmas will never happen in our house. So for all of you procrastinators out there I have brought you a Christmas list that will cover almost anyone on your list directly with the perfect gifts to give.
In case you have been living under a rock Amazon is slowly taking over the world and its one the few massive retailers out there where you can literally buy anything and everything and have it delivered in record time. Ohhh and let’s not forget their shipping policies. Amen for Amazon Prime and my gift guide below. So to all my busy ladies out there – fret not – Amazon and I have you covered! Its super simple, sign up with your email address, create an account, and then tackle that long list of holiday gifts you have to give.
Another product that has been on my tentative list that just got bumped up to my yes I need this list is the Fitbit Fitness Tracker. I am actually most interested in two of the features below. Tracking my steps on days I can’t get to the gym and my sleep patterns – yikes! Here is everything is has to offer
Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
See stats and time with a bright OLED tap display;Battery life up to 5 days.
Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent, vibrating alarm.
Battery life up to 5 days. Charge time: One to two hours.
Get call, text and calendar notifications at a glance when phone is nearby.
So Alexa has been on my tentative list. I finally looked all of her capabilities which I have listed out below and will now be adding her on to my please I was extra nice this year list.
All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Love, love, love the grey!
Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly. Everything I need to happen in my life everyday but never have a free hand or minute to do so!
Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more. We recently moved our tv out of our kitchen and unless I scroll news feeds I feel like I miss out on current events every morning. This is a great opportunity to get my morning news and evening doo-wop playlists back into my daily routine.
Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Can we rely on Siri to ever call the right person? Rarely.
With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing. At least someone in this house will be listening to me.
Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Manage my to-do lists is all I have ever wanted in life.
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more. Ahhhh…the fight on Friday nights is over. Alexa can order the pizza for the family!
One Week Until Christmas Gifts
With the winter weather rolling in you can’t go wrong with cold weather gear. Go simple with tech gloves like this pair that allows you to text while keeping your fingers warm. Or up the ante and gift them a great gift like a coat that will allow them to brave the cold in the months to come. Below are all of my favorite jackets for everyone in the family that will arrive in time for Christmas. To double check on the sidebar on Amazon click on shipping to see when your product will arrive so you can guarantee that will be delivered on time for Christmas.
Go trendy with a round pair of sunglasses, the shape of the season from classic sunglass brand Ray-Ban. I love this pair offered in ten different colors that are also unisex design. Perfect to keep your eyes covered on snowy days!
The perfect base layer to wear during cold or wet weather. The ThermoBall Jacket’s insulation retains loft and warmth, even when wet. It’s offered in ten colors which means you can most likely check the difficult man to gift off of your list with this purchase.
How cute is this reversible jacket with water-repellent taffeta exterior that comes in 5 colors?! With one fleece side and one taffeta side along with a hood your little one can brave the cold and play outside on chilly days.
This warm, insulated reversible winter jacket with elastic binding on the sleeves and fixed hood will allow your little guy to play outside all day and get out all of that energy even if temps are low. Available in 7 different color options!
This unisex ultralight insulated bunting is perfect for anyone who has a baby that needs to brave New England temperatures. Lightweight, compressible ThermoBall™ insulation retains warmth in wet, cold conditions and the contrast sherpa lining throughout top body and hood will keep baby warm and snuggly. Fold-over mitts at arm cuffs and foot booties at feet will ensure that only a teeny tiny smile will need to brave the cold while the rest of the body remains toasty and warm.
There are plenty of monogrammed items available on Amazon to make it look like you planned out your purchase even though it was totally last minute. As a lover of wine I always love to give personalized wine glasses along with a bottle of my favorite vino. This Set of 4 Monogrammed Wine Glasses sandblasted by hand for long-lasting durability. make an elegant addition to your home kitchen or bar. Unlike laser engraving, these monograms on the 17-oz glasses retain their clarity and crispness without fading or dulling over the life of the glass. Durable enough for everyday use and dishwasher-safe for easy post-party clean-up.
Burt’s Bees is a line I often use on my skin because of the gentle ingredients that are great for sensitive skin. This Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set in Travel Size Products is a great gift! It contains Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Body Lotion, Foot Cream and Lip Balm. All of my faves! I also love this travel set for men. It comes in a Giftable Tin and contains 5 Natural Products, Shave Cream, Aftershave, Body Wash, Hand Salve, Original Beeswax Lip Balm. Perfect for my husband who is constantly in the air. Both of these gift sets also make great stocking stuffers!
Overnight Shipping Gifts
Just click on the sidebar on Amazon and select next day shipping to filter on gifts that will arrive by Christmas. To be honest next day shipping the day before Christmas gives me anxiety. My suggestion would be order a gift card from this link right here. You can’t go wrong with a gift card. My mom always kept four gift cards to Target at our house and would place them in holiday mugs. In case she forgot someone on our list she could hand them a versatile gift that everyone seems to love. Amazon is the new Target so take advantage of Amazon’s cute gift card card holders. Take a look at this Santa Suit Amazon Gift Card Holder or this Happy Holidays Gift Card in a Snowflake Tin.