Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Clutter-free Holiday Gifts


It’s crunch time, people! With just five days until Christmas, it’s now or never to finish up that holiday shopping.

Even though I’d love an organizing gadget or two in my stocking, I’m all about giving clutter-free gifts. One thing is for sure; these gifts won’t end up in the re-gift pile.

Photo courtesy of Southern Living

Beauty and Relaxation
What girl would turn up her nose at a spa gift card? But no worries about expensive spa prices if you’re on a budget. Use Yelp to find a local manicure and pedicure spot near your favorite girl. My other beauty favorite is a gift certificate for a blow out from Dry Bar.

Entertainment
Tickets of any kind are a brilliant gift for the guy or gal on your list. Think Broadway, concerts, sporting events, or even plain old movie tickets!

Classes
Giving someone an experience is sure to create a special memory. Some of my favorites in New York City: cake decorating classes from Sugar Flower Bake Shop, photography lessons from JP Teaches Photo, dance lessons from Simone Assboeck, and flower arranging from Sarah Tallman Design. There are lessons on almost anything and everything out there, so get to Googling.

Donations
Giving back to others, especially this year after the hurricane in New York and the tragic school shooting in Connecticut is sometimes the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Consider making a donation in their name to worthy organizations helping folks through these tough times.

Time
The best gifts don’t have to be extravagant. The gift of your time is incredibly meaningful, because everyone knows just how valuable it is. Offer to babysit for your nieces and nephews. Or cook dinner for your best friend.  

Organization
Why not give a loved one the gift of more time and less stress? A gift certificate for organizing services is the perfect option. To purchase or learn more, simply call 646-942-8676 or email kkb@UrbanSimplicityNYC.com. We’ll get you taken care of right away.

Happy holidays! 

1 comment:

  1. These are all great ideas, and who wouldn't love to be pampered with a spa treatment or mani-pedi?

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