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The 5 Gift Rule

The five gift rule is popular to use as a rule of thumb when giving for children with something they want, need, wear and read, and the fifth gift is often something that is not expected but extremely appreciated to make them feel the Christmas spirit!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Shopping Panic



 For the doggie

Kiehl’s Cuddly-Coat Grooming Shampoo – $24.00

This mild soap-free shampoo is gentle enough for dog’s coat, face and skin. Featuring a special blend of Chamomile Flower Extract with efficacious and gentle cleansing ingredients. pH-balanced formula will leave coat and skin clean with a light and refreshing lavender scent. An ideal gift for your loved one who has big and small, long- or short-haired furry friends.


Vera Bradley Cozy Life Slippers –  $25.00

These cozy winter slippers are guaranteed to stop Jack Frost from nipping at your toes. Featuring embroidered details, extra fluffy sherpa lining, added insole, suede and silicone dots on bottom and an elastic in heel for a snug fit. Cozy Life Slippers come in Beary Merry, pictured, and Foxwood.


Tommy Bahama Chocolate Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramels – $34.50

This box of rich sea salt caramels features two Hawaiian salt varieties for a true taste of the islands. These 18 decadent chocolates come in two flavors: Alaea Hawai’ian Sea Salt– traditional course red Hawai’ian salt paired with Milk Chocolate and Caramel—and Hiwa Kai Sea Salt — large, coarse charcoal-hued salt paired with Dark Chocolate and caramel.


Kiehl’s Fatigue Scrubbers Gift Set – $37.00

A trio of fan favorite men’s bar soap, Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, to exfoliate and cleanse. With invigorating Citrus Extracts and Pumice, this scrub soap efficiently exfoliates to alleviate rougher areas of the skin. Highly giftable in packaging by artist Andrew Bannecker. A $45 value for only $37!


Pottery Barn Eclectic Mercury Votive Holders – $39.50

A set of six festive and shimmery candle holders to light up a table or a mantel these votive holders are made of blown glass and feature an antique silver finish on the inside and a silver foil and luster finish on the outside. Offered in silver, gold, white and red.


Pottery Barn Kids The Snuggle Is Real Nursery One Piece Pajama – $39.50

Keep the babies in your life warm and snuggly with this cotton onesie that tells it like it is. In heathered gray with white script, it has a zipper from neck to foot for quick and easy changes. This onesie features rib collar and cuffs. Made with 100% cotton for the ultimate cozy winter outfit. Sizes range from 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months.


Lush Christmas Cheer Gift Set – $39.95

Get ready for any holiday party with this perfect package filled with glitz, glam, fizz and foam. This festive package features: cherry scented Rudolph Nose Shower Bomb, Rose Jam Shower Gel, Golden Pear Soap, Ro’s Argan in-shower moisturizer and Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub.



UNDER $100


TUMI St. Jude Luggage tag – $65.00 

You’ll be able to spot your bag from a mile away with this fun and playful patient-art inspired luggage tag. The perfect gift for frequent and style-conscious travelers. TUMI will donate 100% of the purchase price of this one-of-a-kind piece to support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign.


Vera Bradley Small Travel Duffel – $70.00

Upgrade your friend’s gym bag! This Small Duffel is the perfect size for a workout bag, or a weekend getaway. Available in six patterns: Beary Merry (pictured), Foxwood, Regal Rosette, Indiana Rose, Holland Green and Raspberry Medallion.

Where to find it:  Level 1, near Finish Line


The cutest cookie jar in town! This adorable camper van is decked-out with presents and décor. Look closely, and you’ll find a new best friend waiting at the door. Perfect gift for the pastry fanatic in your life.


Swarovski Symbolic Moon Hoop Pierced Earrings – $79.00

Enjoy multiple wearing options with this versatile pair of hoop earrings. Plated in rose gold, the hoops can be worn alone, or adorned with the dangling moon and star motifs creating a more extravagant look. A luxurious way finish to any look.


Lush Christmas Bathtime Favorites – $94.95

This festive reusable hatbox is filled with limited edition holiday bath bombs. Inside you’ll find fizzing treats that’ll soak away the stress of holiday shopping, get you party-ready or treat you to a soothing, softening soak in the tub. For the mover and shaker, give them 11 ways to unwind.


Art of Shaving Unscented Travel Shaving Kit with Morris Park Razor – $95.00

This TSA-approved shave kit is perfect for a man on the go. It contains all your shaving essentials, including a Genuine Shaving Brush and Morris Park Razor, packed in a stylish pouch.


Kate Spade Burgess Court Zip Jewelry Case – $98.00

This jewelry case with a zip-around closure will discreetly hold all those special pieces when you’re not wearing them. Perfect gift for someone who has an affinity for sparkle and glamour. Available in Pale Gold and Rose Gold.


L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar – $99.00

This luxury advent calendar features 24 days irresistible beauty treats. The 24 drawers breed a conversation with nature, giving the calendar a voice! As the days of Advent go by, you will find out to whom the voice belongs.


Williams Sonoma Star Wars R2D2 Popcorn Maker – $99.95

Are your friends obsessed with Disney+ right now? Give the gift that will help your friends travel to galaxies far, far away. This intergalactic popcorn maker is shaped like everyone’s favorite Star Wars™ droid. His head even doubles a bowl!

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Deb’s Chronic Warrior Christmas Picks 2018

We’ve all been there staring into space wondering and scratching our head, thinking, “What do I buy the person who seems to have everything?”

Holiday gift giving gets even trickier when it comes to buying a gift for someone who has a chronic condition .

So instead of picking up another box of chocolates or scarf or mug and cocoa set from your local store, consider the following gifts.

These products range from cute and unique to practical and necessary most of all, they’re perfect for anyone suffering from a chronic pain or illness, such as osteonecrosis, cancer, lupus, ms, any type of arthritis, , migraines and so on.

No matter which gift you choose, your special someone will appreciate the thought and love involved.

Japanese Mint Oil:  said to be excellent for migraines and it makes a great migraine balm for the forehead, temples, jaw, and back of the neck. But it can be used anywhere at all for pain as it is mostly menthol based.


Joint Mints. A favorite in online forums for those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and chronic pain issues is Joint Mints. These handy homeopathic lozenges, developed by a physician, are chock full of natural anti-inflammatories such as ginger, feverfew, Chinese skullcap, dandelion and others. Just one bottle leads to an average reduction in joint pain of 25-50 percent, the company says.

39.99 for a bottle 89.99 for 3

Great if you suffer from migraines or are light sensitive.Cost 50-75.00

Men also suffer chronic pain these will keep feet cozy warm. Easy on . Best to add a size when buying so if he is a size 10 get 11.

Anyone with joint ,pain sore muscles will love this 100.00-250.00

They weighted blanket so cozy prices vary from 55.00-125.00

Ladies comfy slippers slip resistant

Llbean from 39.99 – 70.00

These are great for anyone with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Varies 20.00-50.00

Laurenhope Medical ID bracelet that don’t look ugly.

Available in kids as well as men and women.

Prices vary

If they live to read

Sausage Griller



For your man chef

Beautiful Sage Candle

Walker Tray 20-35.00

can opener easy to open 40.00

Tracy Makes High Quality Awareness Jewelry: From Avascular Necrosis to custom. Find her on Etsy tell her

Debbie Andio sent ya.

Sable Massage Cushion 40.00

Healthy skin

Photon Therapy 100.00

Merry Christmas 🎄