5 easy, last-minute Christmas gifts (that don’t suck)

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Oh crap! Christmas is almost here and you spent the last four weeks watching Elf instead of doing your Holiday shopping. No worries. There are still a few easy to grab gifts you can give to your friends and loved ones that they will actually like.


For those in your life who like to enjoy a nice glass of something awesome every so often, a bottle of something better-than-well quality is always nice.  A gift set with some glasses or whatever are nicer.  But, if you really want to show you care, head on down to your favorite craft brewery and pick up a growler or two or five (this gives you an excuse to have a beer while you are there).

Movie Tickets

Movie tickets is always a cool gift.  The person who gets them can either use them now to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens 10 times or save them for another flick they want to see (Hateful Eight, perhaps).

Right now, you can give your friends and loved ones a gift card to the movies – and get yourself a free movie ticket (it will be our little secret).  Fandango is giving everyone who orders $75 or more worth of gift cards a FREE movie ticket for themselves.  Just Use Code: JOLLYTKT

Amazon Gift Card

Okay.  If you are going to do a gift card for anything other than going to the movies, make it an Amazon gift card.  Why?  Because Amazon has basically everything in the world available for purchase.  Also, the person who gets the gift card can choose to use it on anything from clothes to electronics to food – or use it to get Amazon Prime all year, complete with free shipping and loads of movies and shows to stream (if you want, you can even give them Amazon Prime as a gift – which is a cool gift too).


Okay, so while you might not be giving a satellite dish to a relative (just look at what happened to Vince Vaughn on that roof!), if you are looking for a family gift for your own household, DirecTV is offering a pretty great deal.  Not only do you get HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and more free for 3 months – you also get NFL Sunday Ticket included at no extra cost!!!  If that was not enough, for a limited time, you get a $200 Visa Gift Card just for signing up – which you can then use any way you want (perhaps even on 5 or more growlers of beer).

Goldbely Subscription

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For the foodie in your life, you can get them real New York pizza, barbecue from the south, Maine lobster, and so much more all delivered right to their door.  Goldbely is a nationwide food delivery service.  They send you authentic food from some of America’s most famous restaurants and deliver it to wherever you want.  We are talking Lou Malnati’s deep dish Chicago pizza, Primanti Brothers famous sandwiches from Pittsburgh, and delicious “paper bag” apple pies from the Elegant Farmer in Wisconsin.

They offer various monthly subscription boxes including pizza, cookies, BBQ, and more.  You can get $15 off your order by clicking here.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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