Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Last Minute Ideas for Christmas Gifts

It’s been about a month since I’ve written about anything on this blog because I ruptured my Achilles tendon and had to have surgery. Right now I’m using crutches because I’m not supposed to put any weight on my injured foot. As you can probably imagine, Christmas shopping will have to be done online, by phone, or I’ll have to make a gift using the wonderful Christmas books available at the Birmingham Public Library.

I’ve come across a few really neat gifts online that are unique or can be personalized. Since it’s cold and flu season you might want to design your own Kleenex tissue box at My mother found this one and used it to personalize two Kleenex boxes with a friend’s picture. Kleenex provides the background colors and graphics. You can even import your own graphics and pictures. They even have Disney graphics for children. Looks like there might be a buy three get one free promo code for Christmas.

Everyone loves candy, right? Well, how about personalized M&Ms. That’s right, you can design your own M&M’s at You choose your color, write your message, and then add clip art or pictures. You have to buy a minimum amount and you can get several different types of packaging. You can even personalize your M&Ms with the logo of your favorite NFL team.

Http:// is the website for Personalization and it has a plethora of items that can be personalized: notebooks, calendars, shirts, mugs etc. They have licensed brand gifts with the logos for NFL, NBA, MLB, Marvel, Elvis Presley, Curious George, Precious Moments, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Shipping rates for Economy and Standard seem to be reasonable.
If you don’t want to order anything for Christmas, take a look at the following books and make something for Christmas. You’ve still got time.

Best of Christmas Ideas by Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen by Georgeanne Brennan

Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-giving & Entertaining by Danny Seo

Southern Living Big Book of Christmas edited by Rebecca Brennan

Maya Jones
West End Library

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