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Last Minute Christmas Ideas

If you're like want to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

If you're also like me...Christmas sneaks up on you pretty quick, and right now you are probably finding yourself scrambling for last-minute gifts for the people you have yet to check off your list.

Pictures say a thousand words, and will save you a thousand times over around Christmas time. When in doubt, buy a nice frame and print off photos. Whether it is of you and a close friend, a photo book of you and your siblings when you were children, or your family pet...a picture is something you can always cherish and it does show a lot of thought.

Food. Food. Food. The Holidays are a time of eating. And giving. And eating. Chocolate and nuts are usually always a hit, or you can spice it up by making your own gift basket filled with goodies, homemade or store bought. Throw in a bottle of chocolate liquer or a nice bottle of wine, and you're all set!

Looking to make something unique and homemade? Pinterest has millions of ideas from do-it-yourself Christmas ornaments to cookie-in-a-jar recipes.

Visa Gift Cards are always a great and easy gift. You can't go wrong when you allow them to buy whatever they want! We have Visa gift cards at Star Choice, stop by and pick one up today!

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!


'Tis the Season!

Winter is here! If you are looking for some festive things to do around Minneapolis this Holiday Season, this is the place!

What do you like to do for fun in the winter? Let us know, we will add it to the list!


Money Saving Websites

Christmas will be here before you know it! The Holiday's are a great time to get together and spend quality time with family and friends as well as show your appreciation for them... with gifts, of course!

I'm sure you know as well as I do that the Holiday's can be an expensive time of year, which is why I wanted to share a few of my favorite money-saving websites to help reduce the impact on your wallet this holiday season.

Sure, you could wait outside in the blistering cold on Black Friday for umpteen hours to get a great deal on a TV or Keurig Coffee Maker (it's on my list!)...but with these websites, you can buy some great gifts for a great price without having to get up at 3 am the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Groupon is among one of my favorite websites. It tailors deals to where you live and more and more businesses are finding out about it and partnering with Groupon to post awesome deals on their website. From massages to hot air balloon rides, you can always find a great gift for someone (or yourself!) for a great deal.
  • Pocket Your Dollars is a well-rounded website that will let you save on many things  including groceries for the holiday entertainer. The best part is, they print weekly shopping lists and let you know about the weekly deals going on at your local Cub Foods, Walgreens, Menards, and more! (Having Thanksgiving at your house? Check out the Cub Foods shopping list and save big on Thanksgiving dinner this year!)
  • Hip2Save provides loads of money-saving tips, online freebies and deals, and in-store bargains from free samples of products to great deals on DVDs. 
  • Amazon Local is always being updated with deals on gift ideas and activities to do around your area.

Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving dinner or looking for gifts for anyone in the family, these websites should definitely be able to spark some gift ideas and save you a couple bucks along the way!


...Have any good money saving websites or gift ideas? Let us know what they are!