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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Last Minute Gifting

| Sande Caplin |

You know who you are: the procrastinator, the mall-shy and infrequent shopper, and the one who is so tired of receiving socks, ties and bad music CD’s from the bargain bin at Walmart. These are quirky, interesting, and decidedly different gifts that you can have sent to your giftee and are sure to be a hit.  All are unusual, trendy, and cutting edge.  Some are just the right idea for that hard-to-please relatives, the intellect, the gourmet and the geek in your family.  Take a look:

Be the first one on your block to have the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, for just $299.  It’s compatible with Galaxy Note 3 and other Galaxy smartphones. It has a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED screen and 1.9 Megapixel camera. Place calls and answer them directly from your Galaxy Gear! Enjoy the S Voice personal assistant right on your wrist and Includes Samsung Galaxy Gear, wall charger, charging cradle, quick start guide.  It comes in six sleek colors and received 4- out- of – 5 star favorable reviews on from owners of the Samsung Galaxy Watch.  And of course, you get free shipping when you purchase it on  Very cool and showy, for the Geek in your life who has no problem trending and drawing attention to him/herself!

For the person on your list who is hopelessly jaded, spoiled to the max and soooo difficult to buy for, go to and purchase an acre of land on Mars.  You have to admit that this is quite the exclusive gift, especially at $29.99!  This package includes 1 acre of land on Mars, a Martian deed, maps and Bill of Rights!  Hysterical and so original, and under $30!

FurbyYour niece, nephew or young child, ages 5-12 and even some young-at-heart adults will enjoy this repeat performance of the original Furby Boom Figure, just $63.11 through,  but hurry because stock is limited.  Collect and hatch virtual Furblings to fill your city in the Furby Boom app, and try to get the golden Furblings egg!  Very exciting and cute.  You can hatch and raise virtual Furblings with your Furby Boom, and play games together using the free Furby Boom app.  Use the Furby Boom app to give your Furby Boom creature virtual food, checkups, showers and more. Furby Boom will remember the name you give it and the names of other Furby Boom friends it meets. Furby Boom has more than twice as many possible responses as the previous Furby, and how you treat Furby Boom will shape its personality!  This sounds like a commitment, but don’t worry, it’s more fun than work!

And how cool is this: The “Sure, I’ll try it” Gift Box.  You know that guy you can dare to eat anything? Well, set down that atomic hot sauce and fried crickets you were about to give him, and check out this gift box. The contents may make one wince—scorpion lollipops, foie gras gumballs, gravy candy—but isn’t that the whole point? Give this to your most adventurous friend and stand back. This could be a hit with the right high school or college-age kid. In the box is Bacon toothpaste, real scorpion lollipops, pickle lip balm, gravy candy, onion ring mints and Ranch floss. Get back at your friend from high school who would slip the whoopie cushion under your butt during science class, all for just $50! Order yours today at

Log onto,  and sign your best buddy up with the Beer-of-the-month club, just $107 for 3 months.  The Beer of the Month Club is the perfect gift for any beer lover! Each month they will deliver 12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty micro brews from award-winning, regional breweries across the country. Each shipment will include four different varieties of premium, hand-crafted beer carefully selected by our experts and brewed in limited quantities by master brewers nationwide. Amazing Clubs samples hundreds of micro brewed beers every year and only the best-of-the-best become selections of the Beer of the Month Club. They offer 3, 6, and 12-month clubs and a Beer of the Season Club with new selections each spring, summer, fall and winter.  A brewskie aficionado’s dream come true!

Perfect for your teenaged movie buff is the Movie Pass Blockbuster Gift Basket for $75.00.  Here’s a great movie-pass kit which includes two AMC Gold Movie Passes, along with a bunch of tasty treats to take to the show. Make it a gift for the whole family by adding additional movie passes using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. For instance, also available are Dillon’s Chocolate Covered Cherries, Popcorn with Almonds and White Fudge, Fran’s Macadamia Gold Bar, Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies,  Almond Biscotti and a special gift card with your message. Available online through

Looking for something extravagant for that person who has everything?  If you don’t mind spending a bundle, this gift is ideal for anyone who loves to listen to music or radio shows, or needs an exceptional speaker that is small but delivers a gigantic sound.   You’ve run out of ideas but you still have to get this person something he will LOVE!   The Parrot Zikmu Solo Wireless Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Stereo Speaker in Black is a 2.1 stereo audio system designed to produce high-performance acoustics that adapt to the size of your room. For optimum audio quality, the speaker uses a unique acoustic configuration combined with proprietary algorithmic processing. (I wish I could tell you what that means) The Zima Solo is revolutionary in that it  virtually recreates  the stereophonic image of a traditional two-speaker configuration while faithfully reproducing the original music content. It is available through,  but there is one drawback- It costs $1,000.

I always wait until after Christmas to get all my gifts on sale.  I schedule my visits between the day after Christmas and New Years Eve.  That way I save a bundle because there are so many sales that reduce the price of an item up to %50 and more.  In the present economic state, every penny counts.  You actually don’t have to leave your house to get all your Christmas shopping done.  Do it online in your pajamas and have a ball!

Call your order in to  888-612-3303, between 8am-8pm, Eastern Standard Time.

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