With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting.
Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress:
- Go to Pondview Florist or Stems for festive, holiday-inspired bouquets, or wreaths with candles that would make nice centerpieces for a friend or neighbor’s Christmas dinner table.
- Go to Book Ends and pick out a few fun titles for the children in your family, or your kid’s friends.
- Go to La Patisserie or Gingerbread Construction Companyand order a festive cake or box of cookies that would be a delicious complement to holiday dinners.
- Go to Salone Estetica or Georgia's Hair Salon and give someone in your life who needs a little relaxation a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or spa treatment.
Click on each store's name above for phone numbers and websites to see if online ordering is available.
Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.