Last Minute Shopping Made Easy


Last Minute Shopping Made EasyBy Brooke Balco, Communications Specialist, Regional Support Center

Are you, like myself, a perpetual procrastinator when it comes to gift giving? If the answer is yes then you are probably planning your last minute and incredibly annoying trip to the mall as we speak.  Save yourself the trip (and the headache) with my brilliant gift ideas that will have your friends and family thinking that you put months’ worth of thought in to. My gift to you – the internet!

  • Magazine subscription – For an incredibly reasonable price this gift extends for a full year and can be personalized to any person on your list based on their hobbies and interests.  Dad will love receiving Golf Digest, mom will thank you for Good Housekeeping and your soon to be married daughter will get much use out of Modern Bride in the year to come.  And the real beauty of it is that all it takes is a click of the mouse.
  • Charitable donation – Tis’ the season for helping others.  A perfect gift is one that keeps giving and now websites like World Vision make it easy to honor someone special with a life changing gift in their name.  Some options include providing clothing to poverty stricken children and providing medicine to countries in need.  The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charitable Foundation is another great option to support Chicago’s local communities.  By making a donation on GiveHousing.com, all proceeds will be used to impact Coldwell Banker’s housing related charity partners. 
  • Tickets to hot event – Sometimes an experience is even better than opening a physical gift, which is why providing an evening of fun is the perfect gift choice for someone who likes to explore and be out and about.  Try tickets to a sporting event, concert or the theatre for the special couple in your life.

These are 3 easy solutions to your last minute gifting glitches.  All you need for success is a computer, internet and a credit card – and you can do it all from the comfort of your pajamas.  Happy holidays!

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