“You picked up the stocking gifts on the list, right?”, the voice calls from upstairs.
Your heart sinks as you remember the sticky note on your work computer.
You promised and you knew you’d be able to pop out at lunchtime, but you didn’t.
It’s the day before Christmas Eve and there’s a very real chance you’re going to be sleeping next to the cat if you don’t figure out a solution.
You can’t believe you’ve left it this late again. There isn’t much time and too many options. Where do you start? Should you go to the mall to pick everything up or do lots of little trips? Well hooray for Walmart.
I’m hurrying down to my local Walmart there with the family in-tow and my Santa hat on while I run through the aisles filling the cart with everything we need to stuff the stockings. (If the weather is forcing you to stay indoors or you’re just too cozy, head to Walmart.ca and get your goodies delivered.)
So, here’s what we needed:
- For my Daughter: Playdoh and anything Peppa Pig
- For the Niece: Crafts or art supplies
- For the Wife: Hair straightener and something sweet (like her)
- For the Brother in-Law: A great book and chocolates or toiletries
- For me: a chocolate orange (it’s not Christmas without a chocolate orange)
We drove to our local Walmart and I was amazed at the selection of grab and go gift sets they offer. The L’Oréal Men Expert Gift Set was perfect for my brother-in-law, as well as Dan Brown’s new suspense-filled novel Origin.
Now off to pick up some items to bulk up my wife’s stocking.
She’d subtly been mentioning that she needed a new hair straightener and I found Revlon Flat Iron (only $50) with an automatic shut-off. That means there’ll be no more going back into the house to check if she turned her old one off. I also got her the new Taylor Swift album and some Lindt Lindor mint chocolates.
Now, time to get the kids sorted.
Walmart has a wide selection of toys, dolls, decorations, music and DVDs. (My curious daughter was into everything!) The 2-in-1 Leap Frog Touch was an instant hit, but rumour had it that Santa was planning something similar already.
Luckily, there was Peppa Pig everything. There were tons of cool robots, cars, dolls and puzzles too, but luckily I had my list and checked it twice, so I didn’t get distracted and leave with more than I needed.
We’d made our choices. A Pottery Studio Set ($40) for my niece, with an extra set of clay to keep her occupied until well after Boxing Day – and for my own little troublemaker, some Peppa Pig figurines ($20) and a 4-pack of Play-Doh ($4) to go with a few other surprises Santa has in store. (I hear he’s a fan of Walmart’s gift selection as well)
Thankfully Walmart makes it fun, easy and affordable to find gifts for everyone on your list, even if it is last minute.
So…who wants to help me wrap all of these?
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Christmas Gifting program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All words, photos and shopping was done by me. My wife helped with the gift ideas as I really didn’t know where to start.