Last-minute gift ideas to save your holiday shopping

Dec. 21, 2018

This paid piece is sponsored by Dawley Farm Village.

Procrastinators and struggling shoppers alike: It’s crunch time.

It’s largely too late to order online, which means it’s off to the stores you go to finish — or start — that holiday shopping.

Fortunately, one trip east to Dawley Farm Village is going to save you time, money and probably a holiday headache.

We even scoped it out for you to share some ideas sure to be hit with everyone on your list.

Fun and fashionable

Apparel is always a popular gift, but where do you start?

Maurices is running some great deals on winter apparel — buy one get one 75 percent off  — and holiday dresses at half-price. The store even has spring merchandise already in stock.


Boutique shoppers: Don’t miss Mainstream Boutique, with tons of fashionable pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Really cutting it close? Head to Kohl’s, where the store is open 24 hours a day until 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and there are tons of choices for all ages.

And who can go wrong with a little bling for a holiday gift? Kay Jewelers has hundreds of gifts under $299 plus up to 30 percent off storewide now through Dec. 24. Make it even merrier with these finds for just $24.99!

Hard-to-buy-for family and friends

What to get for the person who has everything? We’ve got that covered too.

Olive Destination recently teamed up with the Institute for Design and Technology at  2701 S. Minnesota Ave., Suite 10, for these beautiful bags. Each comes with a gift certificate to Olive Destination. So get your bag and certificate and come to Olive Destination at Dawley Farm to fill it with an extra virgin olive oil, a barrel-aged balsamic from Modena, Italy, and some of its great seasonings. Add some olive oil-based cosmetics for a truly unique gift for a hostess, neighbor, friend or family member.

We love these Capri Blue candles at Mainstream Boutique too. With a long-lasting fragrance, they come in multiple styles.

The boutique has these fun “man mugs” — though they aren’t just for men. With quirky sayings, they include a coffee scoop that doubles as a clip to keep the coffee bag closed.


Go high tech on a budget with a great deal from CellOnly. Pick up a GizmoWatch for just $15 — usual retail price is $179.99 — with a smartphone activation. That’s 83 percent off! Stay connected with your kids and have peace of mind knowing where they’re at.

And, of course, there’s Kidtopia. If you’ve missed their 12 deals of Christmas each day up until now, you’ve still got a few more great ones left.

Meanwhile, check out these Eazy Rollers at Kidtopia. Kids will be rolling and glowing — adults too — with these skates that sport flashing lights.

Stocking stuffers

Sometimes the small gifts are the toughest to find. Got a gift exchange? Realize the stockings might seem a little bare Dec. 25? There are plenty of options.

We love the winter accessories at maurices – hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Or pick up a planner to help the new year start off organized! Even better: Many of these items are buy one, get one 75 percent off.

GNC has fun options for the health-conscious person on your list. From healthy snacks to soap, the staff will help you select the perfect assortment.

And don’t forget Bath & Body Works is now at Dawley Farm Village! From holiday specialties to classic scents, there are stocking stuffers for all ages here.

Pamper, relax

Gifts cards continue to be the most requested present, and there are some great options at Dawley Farm.

Send your friend or loved one for a day of relaxation at A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar or Massage Envy. Or pick up your husband’s next haircuts at The Barbershop or Great Clips. No judging if you indulge yourself while you’re there!

And how about the gift of film for Century East at Dawley Farm? Give a Cinemark Movie Club membership, and in addition to one movie ticket a month, your gift recipients will receive 20 percent off concessions and won’t pay fees when they buy tickets online.

Happy holidays from Dawley Farm Village!

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Last-minute gift ideas to save your holiday shopping

Procrastinators and struggling shoppers alike: It’s crunch time. Fortunately, one trip east to Dawley Farm Village is going to save you time, money and probably a holiday headache.

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