Last Minute Gifts

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Last Minute Gift Ideas 2013

The Lillie Newspapers Last Minute Gift Ideas guide for 2013.  Sponsored by Parkway BP

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Dec

'Tribute trees' offered

A "Tribute Tree," sponsored by the Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County, may be the most thoughtful and stress-free gifts you can give this season.

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07
Dec

Stay healthy for the holidays

Cooler temperatures often bring along the season's sniffles and colds.  With a few winter wellness tips, you can prepare for a happier and healthier season, regardless of your budget, with the following tips:

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07
Dec

Give your family the gift of time

Your house serves as a safe haven from whipping winds during the long chill of winter. When the days are short and the nights are long, making your rooms warmer and more inviting can brighten the mood of the whole house.
Especially during the holiday season, it can seem home is just a stopover destination to throw off coats and boots during a flurry of events.

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07
Dec

Tech the halls this holiday season


Every age can benefit from new takes on technology. (submitted photo)

Everyone loves finding the latest technology under the wrapping paper, whether it's a gadget to help stay connected with family or offer favorite entertainment on the go.

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07
Dec

Look to the kitchen for wide array of gifts


For friends who spend most their free time in the kitchen to family who'd never think to splurge on a new appliance for themselves, cooking ingredients and technology may be your gift-giving answer. (Getty Images)

Every chef knows a properly outfitted kitchen is a must in order to create culinary masterpieces.
This year, make sure the special food lover in your life has everything he or she needs to stir their passion for food and drink.

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07
Dec

Take the extra time to find toys that help learning


By blurring the lines of play and education, you can develop an early love of learning, and set up your children for success. (submitted photo)

From fostering a love of science to building vocabulary, the toys your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development.  So when it comes to playtime, parents are becoming more selective.
With this in mind, smart toymakers are aiming to design toys that are not only fun but also foster learning.

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07
Dec

Hot chocolate on a stick— who knew?


Mugs of hot milk plus "Hot Chocolate on a Stick" yield a new twist on an old favorite. (submitted photo)

It's fun, it's festive and it's a new twist on hot chocolate. Plus, it's easy to make with kids and sure to please the "hard to shop for" recipients on your list.