The Lazy Man’s Last-Minute Guide To The Holidays
It's already mid-December, and just a few short days separate you from the biggest gift-giving occasion(s) of the year. And you haven't even begun to think about what to buy your family or how to plan for that party you got roped into hosting. Fear not, because below you'll find the easiest ways to get through the holiday season with maximum festivity and minimal effort.
So kick back, relax, and let someone else do the heavy lifting.
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Wait in line at the liquor store? Hell no.
Minibar - Free to download
The holidays demand plenty of boozed up soirees, but the lines this time of year stand between you and your precious, precious alcohol. Do yourself a favor and download a liquor delivery app like Minibar, which allows you to order your spirits online and get them dropped off at your door. Plus, they won our Great Booze Delivery App Race.
Obviously, you forgot to chill your beer/wine
Corkcicle - $24.95
So let this nifty device make up for your lack of planning. Keep it in the freezer, and then insert it into wine or beer to cool it down from room temperature to chilly alcoholic bliss in 15 minutes.
Save time with non occasion-specific cards
Charted Greetings and Salutations - $5
Stock up on these clever cards from Pop Chart Labs and never set foot in a Hallmark again. The X and Y axes have occasions and greetings, allowing you to check a box and call it a day. Get a closer look here.
Be your own decoration
Beard Baubles - $11 per pack
A pack of these festive beard ornaments will be enough of a conversation starter that no one will notice your lack of ugly Christmas sweater. Bonus: proceeds from purchase go to fight Melanoma.
Inflatable wreath? Inflatable wreath.
DCI Wreath - $23.24
The pinnacle of holiday laziness. All of the cheer, none of the rotting pine needles shedding all over your floors.
Don't waste time waiting for the oven
Pigs- In -A-Blanket Appetizer Maker - $199
Holiday snacking is the best, but if you're the one hosting, cut out all of that ghastly time waiting for the oven to pre-heat, and serve up appetizers George Foreman-style with this custom pigs-in-a-blanket maker.
Put your house-guests to work
Baby Mop - $40
Your new nephew? Adorable. You know what else is adorable? Sparkling clean floors that you didn't have to mop yourself, because you got him this human mop onesie for Christmas. Win-win.
And finally, top things off the world's laziest Christmas tree
Thomas Kinkade Pop-Up 6 Foot Tree - $199
What you see is pretty much what you get with this one.