Today is the final day to order personalized Christmas gifts so that you’ll get them in time for the holidays. If you’re looking for a unique way to surprise family or friends this Christmas, check out the personalized gifts below, or explore our entire collection of personalized gifts. Christmas is the perfect time of year to give our loved ones special gifts like jewelry. Also, find a few creative ways to “wrap” jewelry in our Lakeside article.
Personalized Five Hearts Name Bracelets
Personalized Cuff Bracelets
Personalized Crucifix Cross Pendants
Gifts for Holiday Hosts
Sets of 4 Personalized Slate Coasters
Personalized Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Boards
Personalized Stainless Steel Flasks
Personalized Sports Gifts
Personalized NFL Locker Room Prints
Personalized College Locker Room Prints
Personalized MLB Stadium Prints
DAY ELEVEN Holiday Fun Fact:
St. Nicholas wasn’t the original Christmas gift-giver. Those familiar with the Christmas story know that The Wise Men started our favorite holiday tradition by bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Although the Bible does not mention the names of the Wise Men (it doesn’t even specify that there were three), many cultures have names for the three men. Three of the most popular are Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. In Latin America, Día de Los Reyes (Three Kings Day) is traditionally celebrated on January 6th to honor the day the Three Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus. Traditionally, children put out their shoes the night before, waking up to gifts from the Three Kings. Similar to Christmas Eve, kids set out grass and water for camels instead of reindeer.
Unique Ways to “Wrap” Jewelry for Christmas
Christmas is one of the best times of year to splurge on special jewelry for loved ones, because the holiday itself offers some unique opportunities to give jewelry to others. The versatile design of necklaces, bracelets, earrings or rings make it possible to find creative gift-giving solutions that add a personal touch as well as a fun little surprise. If you’re planning on getting some special jewelry for family or friends this holiday season, check out some of these creative gift-giving solutions to make their Christmas experience more memorable.
Even though you can still find bargain-priced gifts at Lakeside today, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the (very recent) past. And if, like most Americans, you stocked up on great gifts during the busiest shopping season of the year, now you need to wrap those gifts up and prop them under the tree. We’ve got a few easy solutions for gift wrapping ideas, from festive gift bags (for under $10) to creative solutions for presenting gift cards and hostess gifts. And if you’re wrapping some gifts with paper, be sure to check out our article below.
Gift Bag Sets Under $10
31-Pc. Chalkboard Carols Gift Bag Set
42-Pc. Designer Holiday Bag Sets
Creative Gift Wrap Ideas
6-Pc. Snowman Treat Bags
Gift Card Puzzle
DAY TEN Holiday Fun Fact:
Wrapping gifts can be traced back to ancient traditions in Japan, Korea, and more famously to upper-class European customs. However, it was a couple of famous brothers running a stationery store in Kansas City who are responsible for wrapping paper as we know it today. After selling out of tissue paper during a busy holiday season, the brothers replaced it on short notice with fancier paper they had in stock that was meant for lining envelopes. This paper sold out as well, and in the following years, the brothers started producing decorative versions for Christmas gifts. The brothers were Joyce and Rollie Hall. Their store was Hallmark.
Holiday Hustle: Tips for Beautifully Wrapped Gifts
There’s something about showing up to holiday gatherings with a perfectly wrapped present that makes us so proud, even if it was secretly wrapped by a professional. The majority of us have not mastered the art of wrapping presents, and paying a professional to do it for us isn’t friendly to our Christmas budget. However, there are a few tricks to doing it right yourself. Here are five easy at-home tips for beautifully wrapped gifts.
Cyber Monday has been extended on Lakeside. Whether you missed out on Cyber Monday or still need to finish up your Christmas shopping before it’s too late, we’ve organized a diverse collection of gifts to please the entire family this holiday season, including markdowns on toys for kids. Delight the little girl on your list with the 18″ Girl Doll and Outfits. The 18″ Girl Dolls feature hair that can be styled and eyes that close when the doll is laid down. Each vinyl doll comes dressed in a cute outfit with matching shoes. Plus, you can add to any 18″ doll’s wardrobe with Set of 3 Doll Outfits. Learn a few fun holiday facts about doll history below.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 29th)
DAY NINE Holiday Fun Fact:
Many of the best-selling and most influential toys of all time were dolls. The Barbie doll reinvented the trend in the late 50’s, the G.I. Joe changed the game by giving boys a doll of their own, and action figures climbed in popularity following the release of Star Wars in the 70’s. Dolls have been an important Christmas tradition for centuries, from nutcracker dolls in 17th century Germany to Russian nesting dolls in the 19th century. It’s such an important Christmas tradition in Portugal, that doll hospitals thrive during the holidays, restoring and repairing all kinds of dolls that are cherished and passed down in families from generation to generation.
Tech-Savvy Holiday Guide: Shopping for Teens & Young Adults
Teens and young adults can be some of the most difficult people to shop for during the holiday season. With each generation being a little more tech-savvy, it’s easy for parents to fall behind on newer trends targeting younger audiences. Finding the right gift for your tech-savvy teen doesn’t mean spending a fortune. Learn a couple new trends or get ideas for thrifty alternatives with this tech-savvy holiday shopping guide for teens.
We’ve Extended Cyber Monday — Shop Now!
It’s Cyber Monday! Lakeside is celebrating with new markdowns on some of our top items to help you find a few affordable gifts and holiday decorations. After all, we’re officially in the holiday season. Greet guests for every household event leading up to Christmas with this Monogram Snowman Door Hanger. The laser-cut snowman silhouette features a scrolled initial and wears a top hat that’s accented with a snowflake. Hang it on your front door with the included twine. Learn fun facts about snowmen below and enjoy Cyber Monday!
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 28th)
DAY EIGHT Holiday Fun Fact:
The tradition of building snowmen during the holidays has been around for quite a long time. Just to get an idea of how old the tradition is, it’s known that the artist Michelangelo was once commissioned to sculpt one of his own design in the courtyard of a ruler in Florence, Italy. The year: 1494; when Michelangelo was 19.
How to Sit Back, Shop Smart & Enjoy Cyber Monday
When Cyber Monday first started, it was based on the idea that people wouldn’t be able to do the majority of their shopping online until they got back to work after Thanksgiving weekend. Most shoppers today have the internet right at their fingertips at all times. With holiday bargains available all week, new deals pop up every day. Get tips on how to sit back and shop smart so you can enjoy Cyber Monday and track down the deals.
Cyber Monday Deals Available Right Now!
Just because Black Friday is over doesn’t mean the deals are going to stop at Lakeside. We’ve got another Deal of the Day to help you cross a couple names off your Christmas list. Learn more facts than ever before with the brand new 2017 Guinness World Records book. It’s packed with fun facts and bursting with all new records on a diverse range of topics from black holes to killer plants. It features full-spread infographics that illuminate several fascinating subjects, including animals, the human body and explorations. Get started on your world record discovery with our Christmas facts, and get some tips on buying books as holiday gifts.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 26th)
DAY SIX Holiday Fun Facts:
In 2007, the largest gathering of Santa Clauses (13,000) took place in Northern Ireland. A couple years later in Wales, the largest gathering of people dressed as Christmas Elves (800) was achieved. And in 2008, the largest game of Secret Santa was played–in the United Kingdom–with 1,270 participants. The UK obviously takes their Christmas world records seriously. Learn about more world records with our Deal of the Day, and if you’re interested in giving books for Christmas, find a few tips and inspirational ideas in the article below.
Holiday Shopping: Tips on Buying Books as Gifts
Thinking up a unique and personal gift for each person on your list can be a challenge. For some people, a good toy or a purse is appropriate. For others, something to support a hobby, like yarn or knitting needles, is in order. But for those who seem to have everything, a few good books might be the solution you need. You just need to figure out what type of book to get. Here are a few tips for buying books as gifts this Christmas.
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Trying to find the perfect present for everyone on your Christmas list just got a lot easier with The Lakeside Collection’s “My Perfect Present” App. Available for a free download right now on iTunes and Google Play. We’ve also included an online version so you can try out “My Perfect Present” on Lakeside.com right now.
How “My Perfect Present” Works
“My Perfect Present” helps you find the right gift for the family and friends in your life in just a few clicks. First it breaks down your Christmas shopping list into simple categories to narrow your search. That means you’ll be able to shop for everyone, whether it’s an Adult Man, a Young Adult Girl, a 6-to-8 year old Boy or the tiny Baby in your life. In a few clicks, the App uses the information you provide to create a series of questions that will narrow your search even more. Read on to learn how the App uses all these questions to form a profile.
Let’s say you’re shopping for the Adult Man. Some of the questions that might pop up will be something like: “Which of these cars best describes him?” or “Where would he spend his dream vacation?” The clever App uses your answers to determine whether they’re an Outdoorsman, Sports Enthusiast and more! All that’s left to do is click on “Shop Gifts” to see the top products Lakeside recommends for the Adult Man you described. Then repeat the process for every single person on your shopping list. The best part about using the App is that you’ll be able to find gifts you probably haven’t seen before, expertly selected to fit your holiday needs.
Where to Download “My Perfect Present”
“My Perfect Present” can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, or just explored here on Lakeside.com.
Everyone loves finding the perfect Christmas gift, seeing their family or friends’ eyes light up when they tear open the festive wrapping paper. Gift-giving ideas only get more difficult as the years go on. Whether you’re trying to keep pace with your flawless gift-giving record or hoping to find a gift for someone new in your life, Lakeside is ready to help. Check out our new Christmas articles on finding gifts for parents, teens and more.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Parents & In-Laws
As the years go by, it gets more and more difficult to find gifts for our parents, and it is equally as difficult to figure out Christmas gifts for our in-laws. We decided to dig a little deeper to figure out some of the reasons why some gift ideas for parents and in-laws succeed more than others. Here are a handful of ideas to spark that moment of gift-giving clarity and make your parents’ or in-laws’ Christmas a little more special this year.
Tech-Savvy Holiday Guide for Teens & Young Adults
Teens and young adults can be some of the most difficult people to shop for during the holiday season. With each generation being a little more tech-savvy and in tune with the latest gadgets, it’s easy for parents to fall behind on the newest electronic trends targeting younger audiences. Learn about a couple timely trends or get gift ideas for thrifty alternatives with this tech-savvy holiday shopping guide for teens and young adults.
Tips on Buying Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Christmas takes place in the winter, but for outdoor enthusiasts, icy wind and deep snow are merely minor nuisances or nature’s way of inviting us to play outside. From the avid hunter to the fearless fisher, the bold backpacker to the height-defying hiker, outdoor enthusiasts can be hard some of the hardest people to shop for. Find some ideas for the outdoor enthusiast in your life with these useful tips on outdoorsy holiday gifts.
The holiday shopping list can get overwhelming. You might think to yourself, “What in the world do I get the teacher who guides and teaches my child everyday?” Don’t stress yourself out, here at Lakeside we have plenty to choose from that show you appreciate them and all at unbelievable prices. My favorite is the 16oz. Occupational Mugs for only $5.95. The mug and inspirational message makes a great gift for that someone special who is making a difference, and for a larger selection be sure to browse our website.