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Think local, shop local With the holiday season in full swing, many people are feeling the pressure to wrap up their holiday shopping. Rather than battling crowds at a mall or hoping the gift you purchased online arrives in time or looks like the photograph on the website, rely on your hometown merchants for quality products, helpful customer service and the ability to see gifts in person before purchasing. Shopping at North Olympic Peninsula stores takes some of the stress out of purchasing last-minute gifts and has many numerous other benefits. We asked a few local business and tourism experts in each community about the importance and benefits of shopping locally. Here’s what they said:

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According to Charlie Comstock, member services manager of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, here are the top 10 reasons to shop local: 1. What goes around comes around When you purchase at locally owned businesses, more money recirculates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often patronize other local businesses, service providers and farms. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the community’s tax base. 2. Reduces environmental footprints Buying from a local business helps the environment by conserving energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. More goods within walking and biking distances create less pollution and traffic congestion. 3. Creates more good jobs Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally; in our community, they provide good jobs to local residents. >> THINK LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 4

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Studies show that on average, locally owned businesses create more jobs and provide better wages, benefits and working conditions than national chains. 4. Invest in entrepreneurship Creativity and entrepreneurship are what fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life examples to our young people, proving that they can stay in Port Angeles and prosper on their own terms. 5. Celebrate our exceptional community Our one-of-a-kind, locally focused businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Port Angeles. This is another reason why we choose to shop, eat and have fun in our hometown. 6. Enjoy selections geared to local tastes and needs Local businesses have a wider array of uniquely focused products because they buy and sell based on what they know local customers want and need, creating more relevant choices. 7. Buy from a person, not from a screen Local business owners and employees offer more personal service because they often have a high level of expertise and passion for the products they sell. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers who are, after all, their neighbors. 8. Invest in our community’s future Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave and are more invested in the community’s future. 9. Enhance community support Choosing local nurtures your community. We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chain stores. 10. Make us a destination The unique character of the Port Angeles area is what keeps or brought many of us here. >> THINK LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 5


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The more interesting and inviting we are as a community, the more we will continue to attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of tools for members to promote their specific services through an online presence to the community. The PADA — Port Angeles Downtown Association — has been directly involved with various awareness programs for downtown merchants and has one more big event planned — Shop ‘Til You Drop on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., which offers a full day of shopping and holiday cheer.


Theresa Rubens and Shelli Robb-Kahler are two of the greatest boosters in Sequim — not of bands, choirs or youth clubs — but Sequim’s businesses, especially those in the downtown corridor. Rubens has had her business, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat, downtown for more than a decade. Robb-Kahler is executive director of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, and both are involved with the Sequim Merchants Group. With a little more than a week left for Christmas and holiday shopping, their message is: “Think Local. Shop Local!” >> THINK LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 6

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“Local businesses build communities,” Robb-Kahler said. “When you frequent a local business, you contribute to creating local jobs, businesses and infrastructures — supporting our overall economy. “Research indicates that for every $100 spent locally, approximately $70 stays in our communities, helping to build Sequim’s tax base and support our schools, fire and police departments. All which provides improved services for our area.” Robb-Kahler said she recently counted 50 businesses in a three-square-block area downtown and constantly is impressed at the variety of goods and services available. “We have an abundance of items available in Sequim which makes local shopping easy and convenient,” Robb-Kahler said. “One of the reasons I’m passionate about the importance of shopping at local businesses is because their owners are vibrant members of our community who make service and charitable contributions. Our local business owners support a multitude of fundraising events and nonprofit support.” Rubens said she and many other store owners allow fliers promoting benefits, contribute money and/or time and donate goods to support groups and activities in Sequim, such as the Boys & Girls Club and the Irrigation Festival. “I try to spread the wealth around, too,” Rubens said. “I shop local so I can turn around and have other owners shop at my store. “In Sequim, we want to fulfill the 3/50 Project. If more residents were shopping local, we would be able to hire local residents who would also spend their income in town. “We’re so blessed — everything is 7-10 minutes away — and we’re spoiled because we’ve got more than 400 parking spaces downtown, so it’s very convenient for shoppers.” There are other advantages to customers who spend their dollars here, the pair said.

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“Local shoppers can give input to the store owner to stock or order what’s of special interest to the customer,” Robb-Kahler said. “One-on-one opportunities to speak to local owners is a benefit to shopping local. Owners understand they have to provide excellent customer service to get you back in their store, many going out of their way to bring in goods they know you will enjoy. That level of personal attention is not typically found out of town.” Robb-Kahler noted many of Sequim’s businesses are one-of-a-kind shops which give the town its own distinctive character, to which Rubens added, “There are businesses that are unique in town — you just have to get out and find them!”



“Choose local. It matters! But why?” asked Lissy Andros, Forks Chamber of Commerce executive director. “There are many choices that go into shopping for groceries, home goods, clothes, tools, et cetera. What price will I pay? Will I have a variety to choose from? Will they have what I’m looking for? All of these are valid questions.

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The women emphatically agreed that local patronage is essential, and it does make an impact, contributing to Sequim’s economic vitality. “Word of mouth is a huge advertising tool. When an owner offers quality products, good service and moderate prices in a comfortable environment, it’s very appreciated by customers,” Rubens said. “They tell their friends, and you have new and repeat customers.” “We need to remember that our local businesses’ survival depends on local patronage,” Robb-Kahler said. “I recommend that you be a tourist in your own town and see all the wonderful products and services that are available right here in Sequim.” Throughout December, downtown merchants will have extended hours and specials.

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“Trying to stretch your paycheck to pay for everything you need, especially this time of year, is hard. But sometimes we get in the habit of going to ‘town’ or beyond for the things we need, but many local stores are overlooked because they are perceived as higher priced than the larger cities. Look closer. “When you calculate what your time is worth and the price of fuel, a few cents difference in price might be all it is.” Landros explained, “When you shop your community first you are supporting your family, your neighbors, your friends. Our local businesses have made a commitment to us by investing in our town. “They have invested in buildings, inventory and making payroll so that our local people have jobs and choices. Forks has a great community that really supports each other, and when a donation is needed for a fundraiser for somebody in need, who do we go to? >> THINK LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL continued on Page 9

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“Our local businesses. So for all those reasons, choose local. It matters.” Area merchants are well stocked with gifts for the whole family.

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Buy local, grow local, be local . . . What does it all mean? Americans are in the process of spending a large portion of their annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 — the National Retail Federation predicts about $700 per shopper, said Teresa Verraes, director of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce which represents businesses in Port Townsend, Chimacum/Tri-Area and Port Ludlow. Numerous studies show that if those dollars are shifted to locally owned, independent businesses, they’ll generate two to three times as much economic activity in local communities than if that money had been spent at a national chain, she said. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of local economic impact. “Imagine what might happen if community residents shifted their purchases of food, cards, gifts, flowers and other holiday buys in to where it matters most — from your friends and neighbors at locally owned businesses,” Verraes said. “Not to mention, relax, see some familiar faces and take in the beauty of the place that we call home.” Numerous studies on the impact of buying from local, independent business have found impressive benefits. “For example, a 2011 study of Kent County, Michigan by Civic Economics projected shifting 10 percent of the county’s per capita spending from chains to locally owned, independent businesses would create ‘almost $140 million in new economic activity and 1,600 new jobs for the region,’” Verraes said. In addition, annual surveys over the last four years show that places that “go local” do better. For example, last year, the Institute for Local Self Reliance gathered data on annual revenue changes from nearly 2,800 independent business, she added. That data revealed independent businesses in communities executing long-term “buy local and independent” campaigns averaged a healthy 5.6 percent increase over the previous year. This gain more than doubled the 2.1 percent

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increase reported by independent businesses in areas lacking such campaigns. In a recent lunch presentation to members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabeth Scott from the state Employment Security Department shared that $.69 of every $1.00 is spent outside of Jefferson County. “This statistic sent my mind racing and inspired me to make an even stronger effort to shop local,” Verraes said.

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“As you know, there are certain things that you just cannot get here or that seem cost prohibited, but I have also been pleasantly surprised. “I have found that by changing a few of my habits and being more selective, I have saved time, money and feel more connected to my community. “So if you’re someone that loves knowing that you make a difference, consider shopping local first,” Verraes said. — story by Patricia Morrison Coate, Sequim Gazette

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Each year as the weather gets colder and the holidays get closer, local food banks see an increase in people needing food or goods. According to food bank officials across the North Olympic Peninsula, the demand is greater than ever. “As it is right now, we do not have enough to meet the growing Christmas demand,” said Jessica Hernandez, executive director of the Port Angeles Food Bank. “Any donation — big or small — would be very appreciated.” This Thanksgiving, the Port Angeles Food Bank provided meals to more than 1,000 families compared to last year when 450 food baskets were provided. “The food donations we had on hand could not meet the demand, so we had to spend a large amount to supply food to those in need during Thanksgiving,” Hernandez said. “Although we are not doing Christmas baskets — the Salvation Army is handling requests this year — our phone has been ringing off the hook with people requesting help for Christmas because they missed the deadline to sign up for a basket.” Making a donation can be as simple as adding a few items to a shopping cart while gathering supplies for holiday dinners and parties. >> GIFT OF NOURISHMENT continued on Page 11

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Another idea is to donate non-perishable items in your pantry that you haven’t used or of which you have duplicates. At all food banks, any donation is appreciated, but these items are especially sought after: canned proteins such as tuna, beans, peanut butter, stews or other canned meals. Fresh produce, canned pineapple, potatoes and sweet potatoes and vegetables including corn, green beans and peas are especially appreciated because they help make holiday dinners a little more special. Following the holidays, many food banks will be facing nearly empty shelves. Yet the need for food, especially during the winter months when seasonal layoffs are common, remains, according to food bank officials. “This is the busiest time of the year, but it is important to remember that food banks need food all through the year,” said Shirley Moss, volunteer director of the Port Townsend Food Bank. “Stocking the shelves to provide food for those in need is a continuous process.” Donations of non-perishable, ready-to-eat meals for homeless patrons are always needed. Other non-food items collected at many food banks include unopened dog and cat food; cat litter; opened or unopened toiletries including shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and soap; paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels; feminine hygiene products and baby diapers.

Here are a few locations and contact information for food banks on the North Olympic Peninsula: Jefferson County Port Townsend Food Bank Hours: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the general public and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays for people 65 and older Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., Port Townsend 360-531-0275 Donate Wednesdays or Saturdays or drop non-perishable items at drop boxes at Port Townsend Food Co-Op and QFC. Tri-Area Food Bank  Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Port Hadlock 360-732-0383 Donate Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coyle Food Bank Hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene 360-765-3613 Donate from 8 a.m. to closing Thursdays or by appointment.

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Hope Food Bank Hours: Every second and fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. 16693 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay 360-963-2424 Port Angeles Food Bank Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 402 S. Valley St., Port Angeles 360-452-8568 Donate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon

Brinnon Food Bank Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon Donate Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Sequim Food Bank Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon 144 W. Alder St., Sequim 360-683-1205

Quilcene Food Bank Hours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene 360-765-3321 Donate Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Forks Community Food Bank Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 181 Bogachiel Way, Forks 360-640-8211 Donations can also be made by appointment

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Concerned Citizens, 945 S. Forks Ave., P.O. Box 1787, 360-3749340/360-452-2396, lindamiddleton@concernedcitizenspnw.org, www.concernedcitizenspnw.org. Forks Abuse Program, P.O. Box 1775, 360-374-6411; Windfall Thrift Store, 181 Bogachiel Way, Forks, 360-374-4199, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-4 p.m., www.forksabuseprogram. org/windfall/donations. Forks Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 270, 360-640-8211; drop off donations at the food bank at 181 Bogachiel Way on Tuesday or Thursday, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Olympic Community Action Programs, 421 Fifth Ave., Forks, 360-374-6193, www.olycap.org.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Angeles Unit, 2620 S. Francis St., 360-417-2831, www.bgc-op.org. Clallam County YMCA, 302 Francis St., 360-452-9244, clallamcountyymca.org. First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St., 360-4578355, firststepfamily.org. Healthy Families of Clallam County, 1210-C E. Front St., 360452-2381, www.healthyfam.org. Lower Elwha Tribal Food Distribution, 3080 Lower Elwha Road, 360-452-8471, ext. 237, www.elwha.org/tribalprograms. Lutheran Community Services, 301 E. Lopez Ave., 360-452-5437 Olympic Community Action Programs, 228 W. First St., Ste. J, 360-452-4726 Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 U.S. Highway 101, 360-457-8206, info@ophumanesociety.org, ophumanesociety.org. Port Angeles Food Bank, 402 S. Valley St., 360-452-8568, pafoodbank@olypen.com Salvation Army, Corps Community Center, 206 S. Peabody St., 360-452-7679, satruck.org/donate-goods. Serenity House of Clallam County, 2203 W. 18th St., 360-4527224, serenity@olypen.com, www.serenityhouseclallam.org. St. Andrew’s Place Assisted Living, 520 E. Park Ave., 360-4173418, standrewsretirement.org. St. Vincent de Paul of Port Angeles, 360-457-5804, svdppa@

olypen.com. United Way of Clallam County, P.O. Box 937, 360-457-3011, info@unitedwayclallam.org, www.unitedwayclallam.org. Volunteer Chore Services, P.O. Box 936, 360-417-5640, teriw@ ccsww.org in Clallam County or donnaj@ccsww.org in Jefferson County, www.ccsww.org. Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, 909 Georgiana St., 360-457-4431, info@vimoclinic.org, www.vimoclinic.org.


American Red Cross, Olympic Peninsula Chapter, P.O. Box 188, Carlsborg, 360-457-7933, michelle.kelley@redcross.org


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Carroll C. Kendall Unit, 400 W. Fir St., 360- 683-8095, www.bgc-op.org. Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, 777 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 109, 360-582-0218, sequimfreeclinc.org. Olympic View Community Foundation, 720 E. Washington St., Suite 111, 360-797-1338, ov-cf.org. Peninsula Friends of Animals, 257509 U.S. Highway 101, P.O. Box 404, 360-452-0414, pfoa@olypen.com, safehavenpfoa.org. Sequim Community Aid, P.O. Box 1591, 360-681-3731; provides emergency assistance for rent and utilities to residents in the Sequim School District. Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., Monday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, 360-683-1205, sequimfoodbank.org. Food, monetary and other household and personal care items. Welfare for Animals Guild, P.O. Box 3966, 360-460-6258, jstirton@olypen.com, www.wagsequimwa.org.

Jefferson County Humane Society of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 845, Port Hadlock, 360-385-3292, hsjcwa.org. Jefferson County Food Bank Association, P.O. Box 124, Port Hadlock, 360-385-6321, weareung.org. Olympic Community Action Programs, 823 Commerce Loop, Port Townsend, 360-385-2571, food bank, 360-385-2571; OlyCAP Thrift Shoppe, 10632 Rhody Drive, Port Hadlock, 360-379-3648; www.olycap.org. St. Vincent de Paul of East Jefferson County, 360-379-1325. United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County, 201-B W. Patison St., Port Hadlock, 360-385-3797, weareung.org.

up, not a handout The Peninsula Home Fund is the Peninsula Daily News’ “hand up, not a handout” community assistance program. Now in its 26th year, the Peninsula Home Fund is a safety net for children, teens, families and the elderly in Jefferson and Clallam counties — from Forks to Port Townsend, Quilcene and Brinnon to LaPush — when they face emergency situations and can’t find help elsewhere. The Home Fund was created by the  Peninsula Daily News to supplement the good work of public and private social service agencies — in particular, we want to make sure no one falls through the cracks during winter, the most demanding time of the year. Every penny collected goes to nonprofit OlyCAP — Olympic Community Action Programs, the No. 1 emergency care agency on the North Olympic Peninsula — which uses the money for hot meals for seniors, warm winter coats for children, home repairs for the low income, needed prescription drugs, dental work, safe and drug-free temporary housing, eyeglasses — the list goes on and on. More than 3,200 individuals, couples and families (many of them with children) — your neighbors — have been helped so far in 2014 by the Home Fund. Peninsula Home Fund contributions are often used with money from churches, service clubs and other donors, enabling OlyCAP to stretch the value of the contributions. All Home Fund contributions are fully IRS tax-deductible for the yearly period in which a check is written. And all donors receive a receipt by mail. (The fund’s IRS number, under the auspices of OlyCAP, is 91-0814319.) Questions about the Home Fund? Please call John Brewer, PDN publisher and editor, 360-417-3500, or email john.brewer@ peninsuladailynews.com.


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2014 Holiday Events

2014 Last-Minute Gift Guide

Are you still looking for a way to celebrate the holiday season? Attend or participate in some of these festive events on the North Olympic Peninsula to keep the holiday spirit alive and well throughout the season. QUILCENE

Friday, Dec. 17-Thursday, Jan. 1 Drive through Christmas light display, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Hoffman residence and Josephine Campbell Building, 294963 Highway 101, Quilcene.


Friday, Dec. 17-28 “Cinderella,” Key City Playhouse, 419 Water St., Port Townsend, 360-385-5278. For performance dates and times, see www.keycitypublictheatre.org. Saturday, Dec. 20 Holiday Open Parlor, historical tours of Blue Gull Inn, Huber’s Inn, Old Consulate Inn, Bishop Victorian Hotel, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Tickets $15. See www.vicfest.org. Caroling in the Streets, 1p.m.-3 p.m. Kiwanis Choo-Choo rides for children, 540 Water St., 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Suggested donation $5. See www.ptmainstreet.org. Wednesday, Dec. 31 First Night, non-alcoholic family New Year’s Eve celebration, Jefferson Museum of Art & History. New Year’s Eve Cruise to Protection Island, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 531 Battery Way, 360-385-5582, cruises@ptmsc.org.


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Saturdays through Dec. 27 Franklin & Theodore’s Teddy Bear Tea Party — Learn the history of the Teddy Bear as well as two Presidents and their ties to Olympic National Park. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite adult and teddy bear. Reservations required. Child and one adult $25, additional child $8, additional adult $18. Sunday, Dec. 21 Sundays with Santa, traditional Sunday Brunch with one of our most jolly guests, Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations suggested. Adults, $29; seniors, $2; children younger than 12, $12; children younger than 4, free. Wednesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Buffet, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Christmas Eve Buffet with all the traditional favorites guaranteed to make your holiday memorable. Join us for dinner and a nightcap in front of the warm crackling fire. Reservations required. Adults, $32; seniors, $28; children younger than 12, $14; children younger than 4, free. Thursday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Brunch, food presentations, action stations and all the fixings, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required. Adults, $32; seniors, $28; children younger than 12, $14; children younger than 4, free. Wednesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Gala: An evening gala with dining, dancing to live music and toasting a year of memorable traditions. Gala-only and overnight packages are available. Reservations required. www.olympicnationalparks.com for more information and pricing.

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2014 Last-Minute Gift Guide

Clever time-saving gift ideas for busy people Time isn’t just a commodity during the busy holiday season — it’s precious all year long. While you can’t give actual time to your friends and family, you can give gifts that help them save time and streamline their busy days. Think about what areas of your friends’ and family member’s lives they could use help with and then find a service, gadget or membership that will save them time for days, weeks or all year long. Here are a few gift ideas that will help open up time for your loved ones:

Streamline cooking conundrums

Everyone needs to eat, but not everyone has hours to whip up gourmet dinners. Help time-crunched friends in the kitchen by gifting recipe books that focus on dishes with minimal ingredients that take 30 minutes or less to create. Consider gifting time-saving kitchen gadgets, like a food processor that eliminates time-consuming chopping and blending, or a pressure cooker, which uses steam to cook even frozen meat fast. Finally, gift a membership to a meal club that delivers ingredients and instructions to your loved one’s front door — no grocery trip necessary.

Eliminate home maintenance chores

There’s a lot of pride in owning a home, but there is also a lot of work required. Cut down the homeowner’s to-do list and help open some weekend time for fun by gifting home maintenance services. Who wouldn’t want to receive a month of maid services and kick off 2015 with a tidy home?

Smart gadgets save time and money Household gadgets that save time can be real lifesavers, especially during the busy new year. For coffee-lovers, gift a new instant coffee machine with different settings so he can select a favorite morning brew — no more trips to the coffee shop. For the business professional, a quality steamer eliminates wrinkles in a snap and cuts down on frequent visits to the dry cleaner. Finally, a hands-free vacuum can be set to clean floors even when you’re away, picking up dust and grime while at work.

Get rid of the going to the gym excuses Busy people often don’t have time for the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help make health simpler for them with the right gift. Things that encourage health at home are ideal, like exercise videos, a set of compact dumbbells, exercise bands and a mini-trampoline. For runners, some of the new sports watches are

like having a personal trainer on one’s wrist. Set distance, time, calorie goals, progress and more on an extra-large screen with a built-in heart rate monitor, eliminating the need for a chest strap. You can program alerts and activate the “race yourself” feature to try to beat a personal record.

— story and photo by Brandpoint


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2014 Last-Minute Gift Guide


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If you feel stressed by the demands of the holiday season, you’re not alone. With so much to do — shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends — many people feel overwhelmed and exhausted before the holidays even arrive. By using some simple time-management strategies, you can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying all that the season has to offer. Here are some tips to help save time while shopping for last-minute gifts: n Set up a gift-wrapping station in a corner of your home so that you can easily wrap items as you buy them. n Check with stores about free wrapping or take advantage of gift-wrapping services that benefit charitable organizations. The fees are generally reasonable, so you can save time and donate to worthy causes. n Plan your driving route. Before heading out to multiple shopping destinations, it pays to plan your route ahead of time. If you’re already out and about on other business, check to see if any stores you need to stop at are on the way. n Shop alone whenever possible. Children and even friends can be a distraction. Arrange a separate holiday shopping trip with friends to socialize. n Avoid peak shopping and traffic hours by shopping during early or late store hours. Check to see which stores offer extended holiday hours and take advantage of them. n Organize a family shopping day. Get it out of the way in one trip so you can remain focused during future outings. n Plan for next year by buying this year. Many holiday items, such as decorations, cards and wrapping paper, are heavily discounted during the week after Christmas.  Take advantage of the sales, and you’ll be one step ahead at the start of the next holiday season.  — story and photo by Brandpoint



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