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Presents for the Procrastinator

You’ve known this was coming for over three hundred and fifty days but, here you are, scrambling through your penny jar in an attempt to produce the perfect present on a budget and, perhaps one splurge. As always, I am here to save the day and assist you with your last minute Christmas gift giving ideas.

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Scented candles never fail to please the senses. While perusing around for the ultimate scent, why not make it a charitable purchase? Donna Karan Cosmetics will make a donation of $5 for each Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Candle purchased to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Nordstrom retail value is $25

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Sometimes a word of encouragement can motivate you to the next level in your life. We could all do with some pumping up toward the end of the year. One of my employees bought me one of these clever, yet simple signs as a Christmas gift. Being the creative creature that I am LOL, my sign actually read: ‘LIFE ISN’T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF. LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF’. Brilliant stuff!!

Barnes & Noble retail value: $7.95.

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You are the type of woman who will stop at nothing to see that your man has the perfect smooth skin, especially when reaching in for that mistletoe moment. Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. has just what the doctor ordered. This sterling silver razor serves dual purposes; that clean, suave shave and clean sex appeal to the eye!! How about them apples ladies?

Tiffany retail value: $525

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Forever the leader in innovation, Target offers this fab cocktail shaker. It’s not your average shaker either, it’s the Norpro Stainless Steel Penguin Cocktail Shaker! Ladies, if you’re at a complete loss of what to buy, shake things up a little with this fantastic find.

Target retail price: $33.09

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Confused as to how to shower your fashion forward, male/female family member with some Christmas love? You know, the one whose addicted to their iPad? This Joshu + Vela Leather iPad case from Banana Republic is the answer to your dilemma. You have noticed that this particular family member has gone as far as to take potty breaks with iPad in tow and, you know that exposing Mr.iPad is not a good look. This great covering comes in three solid colors; Natural, Cognac and Black leather designed to age beautifully.

Banana Republic retail value: $150

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On my countless visits to New York, I make it a point to stop at the infamous Dean and Deluca. Their treats never disappoint! Once your grandmother pops in her dentures, she will appreciate these oh-so airy Cloud Cookies. Their part crispy meringue, part chewy macaroon with a moist center filled with the right amount of coconut and, they come in a box of sixteen. One bite, and she’ll think she’s in heaven!

Dean & Deluca retail value: $25

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After celebrating a successful year, I must admit that decorating our office Christmas tree was the highlight of my decor endeavors LOL. Okay maybe not but, you get where I’m going with this. With an array of gorgeous ornaments to select from, what says elegance better than anything Waterford Crystal? Yes folks, this may be the last of the gift giving ideas for the proscrastinator but, it is truly a jewel. Your host may have thought their tree was up to par but, this Nutcracker Ornament is sure to seal the deal!

Waterford retail value: $9.99 (SHOCKER)


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