Turn Last Minute Holiday Shopping Into An Unforgettable Experience

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LivingSocial. All opinions are 100% my own.

Procrastinate, the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as:

: to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.

I’ve thought about submitting my picture to Merriam-Webster several times to be placed near the definition, but I keep procrastinating.  I am a self admitted procrastinator. Not because I want to be, it just happens that way, a lot. Sometimes it’s because I am being lazy, other times it’s because life gets in the way.

Let me give you an example. With barely any time left before Christmas I still have not gotten ANY shopping done yet! None, zilch, zip, nada…But I am totally cool with that because I know a little secret about the best place for procrastinators like myself to get holiday shopping done.

If you are worried about finding last-minute gifts, let me help put your mind at ease. When you need to give a gift that will have the receiver feeling like they’ve just received the best gift ever, head on over to LivingSocial. There is something for everyone on your list.  I never want a gift I give to feel like I didn’t put any thought or consideration into it. Even if you aren’t sure of what the person likes or doesn’t, you have so many options to choose from.

Our family has been able to enjoy so many experiences over the last six years thanks to the awesome deals that a LivingSocial offers. We’ve done things we would never have been able to afford to try before. Sailing, snorkeling, shows, and so much more. Even our Costco membership was purchased on LivingSocial!

Last summer J-bird called me because his friends were looking for something fun to do that weekend. They had come across a great deal on LivingSocial for go-karts, mini-golf and arcades for more than half off regular price. It was a proud moment for me because I realized he has listened to me all along about making the most of your money. I even recall a few years back when he purchased some chocolate covered strawberries for me from Shari’s Berries. After my heart returned to a normal beat I became concerned over how much this possibly cost him. I know it sounds weird but I hate it when the family spends money on me. J-bird was so proud of himself that he announced he had bought the deal on LivingSocial! Insert Proud Mama moment here.

So what do you get for the person that has it all? You give them the gift of experience! Let them experience a new restaurant, a new spa, a new hobby, a new look, really a NEW anything. There are gifts for him, for her, for the kids and even for pets.

Just to give you an idea here are the two experiences I am adding to my cart for Papa…

racecar driving experience

golf lessons experience

The Race-car Driving Experience or the Golf Zone Learning Center. I know either one would be right up his alley. Driving a race-car is definitely an awesome experience, one that not many people can say they have done. But I am a bit torn because he has always wanted to learn to golf. Decisions, decisions, fortunately whichever decision I make will be an awesome one.

Loved ones live far away? No worries, select their experience by their city, choosing deals right where they live!

For J-bird who is away at college I selected NYC as the city to search near. There were lots of fun options choose from but I think that a basketball game would be a perfect fit for my sports guy! To give you an idea of what you can get, check out this deal…

new york knicks tickets

New York Knicks Tickets, for just $89 he would get one ticket to any of 10 preselected games, a $10 food/beverage voucher and a Knicks Hat! Seeing a Knicks game live and in person beats watching it on TV any day.

And for the girls I decided to choose an experience and even shop their products section for a deal!

swim classes

For the experience I will be going with the AquaChamps Swim School. Living in Miami and being surrounded by water, teaching the girls to swim is a vital part of life. Ultimately, these lessons could save their life one day.

sophia game

For fun, I am going to grab the Spot It! Disney Preschool Learning Games. For only $9.99 you can pick from Disney’s Sophia, Jake, Doc or Planes! Fun and learning with their favorite characters! Although, keep in mind that products take time to ship, which is why I am getting it as a secondary gift for them, while the Swim lessons can be printed and booked right away!

And who says you can’t gift an experience to yourself right? I think I will throw in a spa day for myself…

livingsocial massage spa day

After all this back-breaking (shhh, no one has to know) shopping I will head over to the Turnberry Isle Miami Spa & Fitness Center for a massage! There are four options to choose from, massage, facial, massage and scrub, or the ultimate Spa Day with a massage and fitness class included. Whats more? All these offers entitle me to 10% off any products and merchandise from the spa boutique, in addition to full-day access to the spa, fitness center, Cascata Pool, and valet parking, and — of course — a glass of champagne. Yup, I deserve it!

Giving a gift that keeps on giving is the way to go this holiday season. When you purchase gifts from LivingSocial your loved one gets an experience beyond measure. It’s like giving a double gift. First you get to present them with the certificate, then once they redeem it they are thinking of you once again while they are enjoying their gift.

With LivingSocial, everyone wins. Your loved one gets to experience something new and you save a ton on what is bound to be the most unique and thoughtful gift they’ll be receiving all season long.

So if you are looking for a great deal on gifts for your loved ones be sure to check out LivingSocial. They have tons and tons of local and national deals. From time to time you might even be surprised with a Limited Time Extra Discount off your purchase, allowing you to purchase your selection for even cheaper within 10 minutes.

As a bonus, when you make a purchase, you can share a special referral link, and if 3 friends buy the same deal…you get yours for FREE!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LivingSocial. All opinions are 100% mine. I received compensation for writing this post on my experiences with LivingSocial. Regardless, I only share products or services that I truly believe in and use for my family. If I have not personally experienced a particular service, I may still share it if I feel it would be a good fit for you, the reader. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I’ve done it all.

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