The holidays are almost here! Are you ready? If you’re getting ready to make a mad dash to the mall in search of the perfect gift – RELAX, check out our last minute gift ideas to help fill Santa’s sleigh and enjoy every minute of the merry mayhem:
Last Minute Online Shopping
Many online retailers, such as L. L. Bean, Nordstrom and Macy’s offer e-gift cards that you can purchase and download at the last minute, just before heading out to a holiday party, stuffing a stocking or sliding into a Christmas Card.
Last Minute Holiday Spirits
Whether your host prefers red, white or something that sparkles, a good bottle of wine is always an excellent gift. Binny’s Beverage Depot has thousands of bottles from Oregon Pinot Noir’s to French Champagne and everything in between. Their dedicated wine staff can answer all of your questions and pair you with a bottle that will hit all of the right notes. Or if you’d like to choose something from a vineyard closer to home stop by Lynfred Winery, which has several locations in the suburbs. Still not sure which wine to get? Give them the gift of a wine tasting, or better yet, take them for one! They can try a variety of wines while enjoying the company of family and friends.
Not sure if wine is the right choice? Craft Beer is the rage. Pick up a few 20-ounce bombers or a case of locally crafted beer at local breweries, like Two Brothers® Artisan Brewing, Penrose Brewing Company and Hailstorm Brewing Co. Along with Binny’s, Standard Market in Naperville, Westmont and Lincoln Park has a large craft beer selection and knowledgeable staff which can help you pick the right porter, stout or pale ale.
Spa, La, La, La!
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a spa package to one of the many retreats of solace in the western suburbs. Check out day spas such as Mario Tricoci, Zanos Salon™ or the Kohler Waters Spa to pamper the ones you love with a massage, facial and/or a mani-pedi.
Last Minute Gifts That Will Make Them Cheer!
Treat your favorite golfer to the NCAA Golf Championships this spring. You can purchase tickets now to see tomorrow’s stars of the PGA and LPGA play for the national championship in May at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.
Or if putting a huge smile on your hockey fan’s face is the goal, you’re sure to score points with tickets to a Chicago Wolves hockey game. Along with exciting action on the ice, fans are treated to lots of fun with theme nights, Skates the team mascot and so much more. Think minor league baseball on ice. The Wolves are currently offering Howliday Gift Packs that start at $12.20 per ticket.
Always in Style
Gift cards make the perfect gift and fit every budget. Coffee shops, department stores, movie theaters and restaurants are always popular choices. Not sure what they might like? Stop by a DuPage Credit Union Branch Office and pick up a Visa® Gift Card or two – they can be used anywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted in the U.S. and can be loaded in amounts from $10 to $1,000.
And if all else fails, gifts in blue boxes never go out of style!
Do you have any last minute gift ideas? If so, please share below: