Wednesday, December 14, 2011

running a little late gift guide, part 1

Once I was old enough to kind of know what was going on (aka high school), my dad recruited me to help him shop for my mom for Christmas.  I think this arrangement ended up benefitting both of them - my dad didn't have to rack his brain thinking of presents and my mom (not to pat myself on the back too much) got much better presents.

While my mom got better presents, most of these shopping sprees still took place during the last hours stores are open before Christmas.  Many years LL Bean (open 24/7/365) saved our butts! I don't know what we would have done if we didn't live near Freeport.  I loved these shopping sprees with my dad.  Our energy was kept aloft by all of the other frenzied, last-minute shoppers who buzzed by us, making their rounds through the stores.  Next year, I'll be home for Christmas for the first time in 4 years and I can't wait to keep the tradition alive.

This last minute shopping thing has somehow stuck with me even though I'm normally a planner.  For the past few years I have found myself getting rush delivery and trying desperately to find the right thing at the last moment.  And so I bring you part one of my two part "running a little late" gift guide.  I hope it helps you to find the right gift for that special someone!
Sources: one, two, three, four, five, six

sources: one, two, three, four, five, six

sources: one, two, three, four, five


  1. These are great finds! I wish that I had money so I could buy some of them, like the yellow wool blanket, ahhh.

  2. I know, me too. Somtimes I feel like by posting them here I kind of own them. Blogging is a very cheap way for me to collect things :)