Maybe it’s the commercials on the television, or maybe it’s the window displays in the stores. Maybe it’s the crowds of people or the exhilaration of finding that great bargain. Or maybe it’s because necessity is the greatest motivator. Whatever it is, I am one of the millions of Americans that love last minute Christmas shopping. If you are like me, than you know that few things compare to braving the mall or the stores in the days leading up to Christmas. Perhaps you just did not have time to shop earlier, and now you find yourself running out of time to buy gifts for your friends and family. Whatever your reasons for Christmas shopping with less than 72 hours until Christmas morning, this is the guide to help you find the perfect last-minute gift.

Despicable Me 2 (Blu-Ray) ($19.99 at Wal-Mart)

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The whole family will enjoy this humorous and entertaining animated film. I personally prefer Blu-Ray for animated films, but if you’re shopping on a budget, the DVD version costs less. (One of my top 3 movies of 2013.)

Apple Earpods ($29.99 at Target)

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Apple’s redesigned earpod headphones rest comfortably in your ears and do a great job of cancelling out sound. And the case they come in keeps them from getting tangled in your pocket or bag. (My grandmother loves these.)

mophie Juice Pack for the iPhone ($79.99 at Best Buy)

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The perfect gift for the iPhone user in your family. This case doubles the battery life of an iPhone. (This is at the top of my father’s wish list.)

iTunes or Google Play gift card (various amounts available at Publix)

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If you can’t think of what to get for someone, then let them choose the apps and music they want! (Who doesn’t love gift cards?)

Tech Touch Leather Gloves ($21.99 at Target)

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These gloves allow you to use your touch screen devices without having to take your gloves off. A great gift for the person who can’t put their phone down. (Not even when it’s 20 degrees outside.)

Triple C USB Phone Charger ($39.50 at J. Crew)

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Use one of these to charge a mobile device anytime, anywhere. (I always make sure I have one of these in my desk at work)

Incipio Inscribe Stylus & Pen ($24.99 at Kohl’s)

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A stylus for your mobile device and a pen for your paper. (I lose all my pens and styluses, but I’m sure if I ever held onto one long enough, this one would be very useful.)

Money 

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When all else fails, give the gift of cash. Nothing says “Our bond is strong enough that it transcends the sentimentality of gift giving, and I know all you really want is money” like a 20 dollar bill. (Recommended for the men on your gift list.)

As much as we all enjoy giving and receiving gifts during the holidays, we need to be reminded that this is not what Christmas is all about. Christ is the focus of Christmas, and our thoughts and hearts should be focused on the humility and love He showed by coming into this world to become a sacrifice for our sin. Christ truly was the greatest gift ever given, and those of us who have trusted Him as our Savior will always remember the day when we received the gift of salvation. All of us at Why We Web hope that you have a very merry Christmas!

“Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given…”-Isaiah 9:6