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Last Minute Gift Ideas



Don’t stress – there’s still time to take care of those last minute gifts! We have a few ideas that can help save you time and preserve your holiday sanity.


Gift Cards


When in doubt, or short on time, you can’t really go wrong with a gift card or certificate. With so many options from which to choose, last minute gift shopping is a snap. From restaurants and retail stores, to local and online businesses, the choices are nearly endless.


We offer Andriots’ Gift Certificates, too, just in case someone on your list has been meaning to get started on a home improvement project. Our inventory, of course, includes paint and related tools and supplies, flooring, and window treatments. Don’t forget, our gift certificates come with a free cup of coffee, and all the assistance your gift recipient needs.


Homemade gifts


Handmade items make great gifts, and they don’t have to take a lot of money or time to make.  Whether you make it yourself or involve the kids, these gifts are thoughtful and unique. For example, one easy gift is a Cookie Mix in a Jar. This deliciously thrifty present uses simple household staples such as a mason jar, scraps of ribbon or fabric, paper, and the dry cookie ingredients. Other homemade ideas include this Easy Granola mix, 15 Minute Fudge Sauce, or even some Big Batch Barbecue Rub.


Or if you’re looking for non-food items, these Customized Giftcard Holders and No Sew Fleece Blankets are easy to make and super kid friendly. Framed pictures of family, pets, or scenery are quick and memorable gifts too. If you’re feeling creative, customize a new or old frame with fabric or paint that matches the gift recipient’s décor.


Gift Baskets


Using that special someone’s favorites as a cue, why not assemble a personalized gift basket? This easy gift can contain locally purchased Items, selected especially for them.  For instance, your chocoholic friends would love a basket of assorted chocolate candies and hot cocoa mix. The movie buff might enjoy their favorite films, microwave popcorn, and “movie theater” candy nestled in a DVD storage box. Coffee or tea lovers can always use a new mug, and their basket might contain a variety of their favorite flavors, creamers, and yummy snacks.


Shop at Andriots


Just in case you didn’t know, we carry many items that make great last minute gifts. Your favorite grilling enthusiast might like The Airlighter, a portable air driven lighter. Its 4-inch flame instantly ignites charcoal or wood and spreads flames evenly.  Our selection of Big Green Egg grills and EGGcessories  are other fine choices, too. Your resident handy-person might even enjoy a sampling of our paint, paintbrushes, and other home improvement supplies and tools. Feel free to stop in, we’ll be glad to help with whatever you’re looking for.


Thank you for your kind support this past year. We look forward to serving you in 2017. May you enjoy a blessed holiday season with family and friends. Merry Christmas!