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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner, and naturally, customers have begun to worry that they won't get their gifts in time. No need to worry. I am keeping an eye on the clock and I know the postal service's shipping cutoff dates!

For international orders, the last day to ship your order for Christmas is tomorrow, December 9th!  After that, it gets more expensive than you probably want to mess with. If I find your order too late, I'll rush it out, but I can't make any promises. Don't delay!

For US customers, the dates to watch are December 14th for most heavy packages (marked "Standard Post" in the listing), and December 20th for all of my lighter packages (Marked "US First Class").

So, let's get shopping!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172198688/christmas-bells-handkerchief-black-with?ref=listing-shop-header-0
 Christmas Bells hankie/pocket square. the print on this scarf plays with the eyes like a holographic image. Ships as late as Dec. 20th (or earlier, of course).

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172207959/60s-red-and-black-skinny-tie-shiny?ref=listing-shop-header-1
Not your ho-hum holiday tie. Flashy red and black skinny tie from the 60s. Can ship as late as Dec. 20th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172184242/partridge-and-pear-print-ribbon-trim?ref=listing-shop-header-2
Dress up your wreaths, swags, or whatever with this Partridge and Pear ribbon. I have 2 spools in different widths. This image is the narrow one. Can ship as late as Dec. 20th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107917819/lime-and-red-mod-scarf-partridge-in-a?ref=shop_home_active
Alternatively, dress up yourself with this Partridge and Pear Tree scarf from the 60s! Can ship as late as Dec. 20th.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/candyapplecrafts/2637854/fire_king_anchor_hocking_divided_serving_dish__golden_shell/vintage/glass/dishes
Here's a classy Fire King serving dish from the 50s, with real gold trim! Got a big holiday crew to feed? I have 2! Order 1 or both and I can ship as late as Dec. 14th, or later by arrangement (if you want to pay Priority shipping rates, it can ship as late as Dec. 21st).
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/candyapplecrafts/2383634/retro_red_ribbon_candy_ornaments__set_of_4/handmade/seasonal/christmas/ornaments
My last set of these traditional ribbon candy ornaments. Set of 4. Can ship as late as Dec. 20!


http://candyapplecrafts.ecrater.com/p/18550340/precious-moments-pomander-ornament-white
Precious Moments Pomander. Can be used as an ornament.  Can ship as late as Dec. 20th (or pay Priority shipping and ship as late as Dec. 21st).


https://www.etsy.com/listing/80477318/currier-and-ives-winter-scenes?ref=shop_home_active

Putting the finishing touches on your holiday decor? These vintage Currier and Ives plaques will look wonderful on your wall! Hangers attached to the back and ready to go. Can ship as late as Dec. 14th, or later by arrangement (if you want to pay Priority shipping rates, it can ship as late as Dec. 21st).
https://www.etsy.com/listing/171964911/little-miracles-snow-angels-berrie?ref=shop_home_active
Decorate with this snow angels candle holder from the Little Miracles collection. It is a Russ Berrie product. The heads and wings have glass "sugaring" on them. Can ship as late as Dec. 14th, or later by arrangement (if you want to pay Priority shipping rates, it can ship as late as Dec. 21st).

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127834445/monogram-stickpin-kit-embroider-your-own?ref=shop_home_active
Need personalization? Make this initial pin kit (on the left) in a few minutes. Can ship as late as Dec. 20th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124844539/doll-house-miniatures-how-to-book-the?ref=shop_home_active
Want to make some memories with the older kids in the upcoming year? This book about making miniatures might be fun!

I also have a book about wooden toy model making, and one about miniature embroidery.

These are currently marked media mail, but I can upgrade to Standard post and ship as late as Dec. 14th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/116079771/friendly-lion-christmas-ornament-mirror?ref=shop_home_active
 Of course, there are always my pom pom animal ornaments, like this friendly lion, or the ever-popular poodles. Please give me a day or two to make yours, especially if you order 3 or more. They're all made to order!  Can ship as late as Dec. 20th (so order by Dec. 18th).



Many more to come! Keep an eye on my stores. I'm always happy to help you make the season bright!

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