With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and party going, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting.
Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought around town and require little stress at some of the businesses voted by our readers as their favorites.
- Go to Yawn's Books & More for the bookworm on your list, and get great deals on all the store's remaining inventory. The store will close on Christmas Eve or when the last book sells!
- Go to Fowler's Florist & Gifts and get some fresh cut bottanical beautification to brighten up the special lady in your life's Christmas morning.
- Go to Williamson Bros. BBQ for the city's best sweet tea, because what says "Southern Christmas" better than a giant glass of sweet tea? It doesn't hurt that the barbeque is pretty good, too!
- Go to Anytime Fitness and buy the resolution-maker on your list a gift certificate that should get him or her going on the right foot to start the new year.
What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.