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Get That Last-Minute Gift Without Leaving Home!

Thanks to HP for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion.

I am surrounded by various advent calendars that remind me daily that the big day is coming, and it’s coming soon. While I was very diligent in acquiring Christmas gifts for my family back in November, which lessened my stress levels dramatically, I’m now realizing there are a few more people I would like to recognize this holiday season. Addie’s teacher, Vivi’s daycare worker, and Addie’s coach at gymnastics — all these people play pivotal roles in the lives of my girls and I want to recognize what they mean to our family, but what to get them?

A gift card seems like the perfect option, right? Gift cards always fit! What if I told you there were a way to personalize gift cards to some of the most popular places and you wouldn’t even have to leave the current seat you’re sitting in? (I kind of feel like a pitchman right now, but what HP has come up with is brilliant for last minute gift seekers like myself.)

TwoSmiles by HP lets you create a custom greeting with a gift card of your choice attached. With more than 1,100 pre-designed options ranging from birthday to Oktoberfest, you can make the perfect personalized greeting for anyone without having to hunt and pick through a greeting card aisle.

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Once you’ve picked out your design, it’s time to pick one of more than 50 participating merchants for your gift card. For example, there’s Bass Pro for the fisherman in your life, Toys R Us for the kids, Sephora for me, and Southwest for that friend that’s a little too far away for the holidays. (Most cards are redeemable online and in-store.)

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Once you’ve picked your merchant it’s time to personalize!

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All that’s left is to checkout and print! You, my friend, have just made a personalized gift that you will enjoy giving and that will be appreciated by the recipient — without even leaving your seat! Good job, you. Go ahead and print an extra one out for yourself, you’ve earned it!

Vivi and the Card

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Find more of Casey’s writing on her blog moosh in indy. She’s also available on twitter, facebook, flickr and Instagram. If you can’t find her any of those places? Check the couch, she’s probably taking a nap.

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