Award Winning Journalist Claudia Lombana Explains How Waiting until the Last-Minute can Save Money for Savvy Shoppers
This holiday season, most experts advise people to shop early due to the challenges of the pandemic. Of course, how many of us have found ourselves in a drug store or gas stations desperate to find a last-minute gift? Now, what consumers may not realize is that sometimes waiting until the last minute can actually save you money. Award winning journalist Claudia Lombana is available to share some of her super last-minute shopping secrets during the craziest shopping season in year. Find out just how late you can send a package and still guarantee it will arrive in time for Christmas.
CAN’T-MISS LAST-MINUTE GIFT
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FAVORITE LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS
Give the gift of choice with multi-store Holiday and Giving Good gift cards from Giftcards.com. If you’re doing some last-minute grocery shopping or need a gift you can send ASAP via email, Gift cards are the answer. Give all the top brands at once and let the recipient choose their own redemption adventure with any of these gift cards. I also love gifts that give back. These Giving Good cards offer lots of choices for redemption while also directly giving back to great charitable causes with every purchase, 3% goes to charity of choice on the card, 5 different options of cards. Available as e-gifts and can be sent and redeemed entirely online. Schedule the gift card to be “delivered” via email on Xmas day!!! Any e-gift card has that option.
A TASTY GIFT SUGGESTION
This year, I recommend giving the gift of healthy snack –give pistachios. Not only are pistachios delicious, but they are one of the healthiest, and most nutritious snacks. They’re the perfect holiday gift and can be as easy as filling your favorite container or as a stocking-stuffer. I love baking or creating a lovely spice blend for gifting. It’s all about giving gifts that are made with love. You can also pair them with wine or champagne and create a gift basket full of holiday cheer. For more gifting ideas, visit AmericanPistachios.org.
LAST-MINUTE SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
One of my favorites are these Full Moon dog treats. They are Human Grade, which means they only use ingredients fit for human consumption and prepared to the same standards required for human edible food. Full Moon Natural Essentials Jerky Tenders are available in both chicken and beef flavors. Made from premium quality, 100% all-natural ingredients that dogs love, free of grains and glycerin so you can feel good about treating your pup! Full Moon treats cost about $15 and are available on FullMoonPet.com and at retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Target, Amazon and Chewy.com. Friends and family will appreciate that you remembered their 4-legged family member.