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The ULTIMATE Last Minute Gift Guide!

Christmas Gift Guide, last minute christmas gifts, best free christmas gifts, ultimate last minute christmas gift guide, fun christmas gift ideas, homemade christmas gift idea, old christmas photosIt always seems like the one thing we need around the Holiday Season is the one thing no one can give us… MORE TIME. If only there was a way to gift hours of peace and quality time… what a wonderful world it would be! Well it’s still a wonderful world, we just have to MAKE the time to enjoy it. So, in an attempt to help save you some time (and money) by inspiring a few last minute gift ideas, we have compiled a collection of old Christmas photos (look at Drew’s happy little face below) that are sure to help even Santa check off any names left on his list!

baby boy first christmas, santas little helper, christmas baby1. We all have phones these days but it’s amazing how little we call and much we text. Though we can’t physically box up time and put a pretty bow on it, we can certainly gift others with what little of it we have by taking the time to give the gift of a simple phone call:

baby with jewelry, little girl with jewelry, last minute gift ideas100% authentic with an unlimited return (call) policy, it’s truly a gift that will fit all the most special people on your list.best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, little girl in high heels, little girl on phone2. How about the gift of creativity! Nothing says “I love you” more than when you take your precious time to make something special for your someone special. Whether it’s a card or a masterpiece, use whatever resources time will allow you- it’s incredible what a little glue and glitter can do!

little girl painting, last minute christmas gifts, little girl covered in paint, best gift ideas3. Panty hose perhaps? Or maybe a pair of slippers… how about 1 of each!

little girl with panty hose, putting on stalkings, putting on panty hose, baby putting on clothes, best christmas gift ideas4. For the blogger in your life: A camera. While the one below might be a bit outdated, we recommend the wifi-enabled Canon EOS 6D + our fave L Series 24-105 lens. What was once a Christmas gift has now turned into the closest thing we have to a child! (Notice the little brown bear stuffed into my hoodie below – another good option.)

little girl with camera, vintage camera, wooden camera, best christmas gift ideas5. Really wanna wow someone? How about A PONY! No one ever said it had to be real 😉

best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, mobo horse, little girl on mobo horse6. Real, did you say real? If you REALLY want to give the gift of LOVE this year, stop in your nearest Humane Society be a hero and save a precious little life. This is the kind of gift that would warm even The Grinch’s heart! Concerned about giving someone such a warm and fuzzy gift? How about making a donation in their honor! Giving the gift of life goes beyond something that fits under the Christmas Tree… or the dining room table:

little girl with cat, black and white cat, best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas7. Something else that’s real + the perfect gift to bring along to a party = Flowers! No host has ever been sad when presented with a beautiful bouquet of thanks! Imagine the photo below, but opposite, LOL!

best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas8. Maybe you’re looking for something useful, something versatile, something completely timeless… Rubber Gloves! You just never know when they’ll come in handy:

best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, rubber gloves, rubber glove uses, rubber gloves on feet9. Rubber gloves aren’t it? Ok, I see, well how about A NEW VACCUUM! Little Tykes isn’t the only one making silent, cordless vacuums these days, the Euro-Pro Shark will make any mom (or dad!) smile 🙂

best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, little girl with vaccuum, fisher price vaccuum toyDrew looks like a vacuum salesman in little red suit!

little boy with vaccuum, little boy in red suit10. Have a special event coming up with your special someone? Why not take the time to get them something special to wear on that special day? It will only make it EVEN MORE special, promise.

best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, little girl playing dressup, little girl mermaid costume11. Remember how I said it would AMAZING if we could give the gift of time? Well how about sharing an activity together! Whether it’s a coffee date, a walk in the park, an afternoon of paddle boarding, a home-cooked meal or rides to and from the airport whenever they need it (that’s a big one) – sharing your time with the ones you love is truly the gift that keeps on giving.best christmas gifts, last minute gift ideas, little girl with barbies, little girl in car seat with barbies, old barbies, 12. And to top off our list… one of the most scrumptious gifts of all… Christmas treats!

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    December 22, 2015

    You are very right, Christmas is making people smile 🙂 xoxoxo

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    Pat Redhouse

    December 22, 2015

    That was so cute and so were the pics of you two. Love the yellow gloves on feet. Hilarious. Christmas is also making people smile. You have.

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    Tricia @ www.roadtriptheworld.com

    December 22, 2015

    I just wanted to say how much I love reading your blog! Your posts can always be counted on to inspire my own adventures. We’ve kids at home now, but my husband and I plan to travel the way you currently are someday! I also wanted to let you know that I just finished writing a post about my favorite travel blogs that inspire adventure and I’ve included your blog in it. I should be posting it in the next couple of day. Happy Travels!

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      December 22, 2015

      Thank you for taking the time to write Tricia! I just took a look at your blog (which is wonderful btw) and saw that you just went camping in the Everglades! We are planning to do that in early January… or so we think – looks like we will need a vat of bug spray! Eek! And we are honored to be featured as one of your favorite blogs, it really means so so much. Let us know when it posts and we will GLADLY share it with our fellow adventurers 🙂 Wishing you the happiest of Holidays!

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    Patsy and Pete Mellin

    December 22, 2015

    Merry Christmas, you two!! Still enjoying reading of your adventures while we plan our next one!! We are the “older” couple you met when we were on our way down from climbing the Beehive in Acadia. Pete had on his ballooning t-shirt and we talked with you about how much fun crewing for a balloon race is. Glad to see you had the opportunity to go ballooning in Albuquerque!! Since we met you in May we have attended the Porsche parade in French Lick, IN this year and made a trip to Belize with our running group to explore the Lamanai Mayan ruins and hosted a running race on Caye Caulker to raise money for their high school. Never lose your “inner child” and your adventures will continue!!!

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      December 22, 2015

      Hi Patsy and Pete! We remember you well, isn’t it wonderful how life can bring the right kinds of people together in some of the simplest of ways. It sounds like you have been on some incredible trips and adventures of your own lately! My sister is planning to have her Honeymoon in Belize 🙂 I would love to join you for a running trip one day, what a wonderful way to get to know a land. And yes! The balloon fiesta was incredible!! SO glad you got to see our post, some of our most amazing photos to date. As we grow wiser, we hope to be as adventurous and vibrant as you two, you will without a doubt be OUR inspiration! So glad you wrote <3

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    December 22, 2015

    Oh my! Adorable! And I love the rubber gloves, ha. Kids. More fun than a barrel full of monkeys.

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      December 22, 2015

      That is one of my mom’s absolute favorite photos of me, apparently I walked into the kitchen and said, “Look mommy, I’m a duck!” Haha! You just can’t make that stuff up 😀

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