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If it seems like your to-do list keeps growing longer as the holidays draw near, you may be getting impatient — but you’re definitely not alone. There’s a collective struggle occurring when it comes to holiday prep, and the current global supply chain crisis has a lot to do with it.
After all, it’s hard to host a holiday celebration or put gifts under the tree when everything’s either in limited supply, completely sold out or subject to mass delivery delays. The National Retail Federation predicts record-shattering online sales this year, to boot. So give yourself a break and listen to what the experts have to say about navigating a tricky season.
“This year, buy everything before Black Friday!” says Kristen Gall, Shopping & Retail Expert at Rakuten Rewards, to Yahoo Life.“Inventory issues will be a problem across the board, and most retailers have started their sales early this year. If you see a good price on an item that is critical, scoop it up.”
Buy all your customized gifts, decor and cards at Shutterfly and enjoy up to 50 percent off everything site-wide!
One way to help facilitate a smooth holiday shopping experience is to click over to Shutterfly, a one-stop shop that specializes in creating unique wearables and clever keepsakes using cherished photos, names and monograms. And from now until November 24, you can score up to 50 percent off your entire purchase.
The folks at Shutterfly understand this is an unprecedented holiday season, so they’re working around the clock to produce and deliver custom creations as quickly and efficiently as possible — because couldn’t we all use a little reliability? They’re even throwing in a few extra savings opportunities in the coming days and weeks.
We’ve handpicked eight items that anyone in your life — spouses, kids, the family pet — will absolutely adore. Shop now and ensure that your days are merry and bright from here on out!
This delicate beauty is so simple, so refined and so one of a kind. The gold necklace holds a tiny photo of someone dear to you or your gift recipient, and the chain hangs 18 inches long. Add birthstones or stamped initial charms to the piece for bonus personalization.
You haven’t lived until you’ve convinced the family to don matching family shirts, and this name-and-photo-emblazoned hoodie is the perfect piece for family members of all sizes. It comes in black, grey or white and is double-lined with a front pocket, so it’s a perfect knock-around top for lazy days at home. Team spirit!
We all know an aunt, mom, dad, cousin or friend who would be woozy opening up a gift this sweet. Who needs wine glasses when you have a food-safe stainless tumbler for the job? Pair this name-and-photo cup with a quality bottle of vino and you’ll be someone’s not-so-secretly favorite Santa.
Shutterfly’s ornaments personalized with a family photo are anything but average. Take this snowflake-shaped jeweled piece with a chrome finish and a cheerful red ribbon. Finish it with a family name, then pop it on the tree or into someone’s stocking. Save up to an additional $10 on your order when you buy two Shutterfly ornaments from November 20 to 21 by using code EXTRA10 at checkout.
Send out sweet holiday cards easily by ordering a batch from Shutterfly with a personalized photo and message. Better yet, receive up to 20 free holiday cards when you use code FREECARDS at checkout from November 23 to 27. Send tidings of comfort and joy to everyone on your list!
Whether it’s mom, dad or the host with the most, this cutting board customized with phrases, names, monograms and elegant carvings is the perfect gift to both use and display in the kitchen. The 10-inch rubber wood board or 10-by-14-inch bamboo board is laser-engraved for precision.
‘Twas the most perfect gift we could have dreamed of for a kid who loves to read: a Christmas storybook customized with their name. You can even include a last name, siblings' names or the family pet’s name! This heartfelt keepsake will have pride of place on any bookshelf and will be the most popular bedtime story of the holiday season guaranteed.
Don’t leave Fido out of the festive fun! This bandana with his name on it will ensure your pup has his or her holiday walk in style this year. The cotton blend accessory comes in small or large and can even be machine-washed and dried.
From now until November 22, you can save $20 on each canvas, like this modern portrait version that comes ready to hang. Just send over a favorite photo to have printed and score free shipping, too! Remember to use code CHEER at checkout. The discount apples to framed canvases, too.
A baby in the family is reason enough to celebrate at your next holiday celebration, and this photo-baring baby blanket will be the cutest gift unwrapped, hands down. Add the little one’s name and date of birth to this sweet layer, which can be machine-washed and dried!
If the pet lover in your life is also an iPhone lover, you’re in luck. This cool case fits many different models and bears a beloved dog or cat’s picture and name, plus a sweet phrase of your choice. It’s lightweight and made of ruff, we mean tough, polycarbonate plastic.
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