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Last-Minute Christmas Shopping: Gifts for Women

Last minute guy shoppers? You know you’re out there… And I do, too, so I’ve put together this women’s gift guide for you! It’s to the point, includes all local places, and has something for every woman.

What women would love for Christmas! The first thing to come out of my mouth while thinking of this is a cleaning service! Gahhh, wouldn’t that be nice. And not just for your wife, but for you, too! Even twice a year would be fantastic. Mankato has several cleaning services, and I’d personally recommend Vanderberg Clean. Warning, this might not actually help every gal if they’re like me… My husband, Coty, got us a cleaning service right after I gave birth, but I seriously always felt like I should pre-clean before they came. Then I’d just kept going and by the time she got there, there was nothing for her to do. Still a wonderful present!

Rodan + Fields Enhancements Lash Boost. Okay, this product is so much fun and works fabulously, but I am too cheap to treat myself! Cue the husband. You can contact Rodan + Fields consultant Mandy Benson for help picking out the perfect skincare product.

Clothes from PRIMP. This is my new favorite Mankato boutique! Have you been there or heard about it yet? They have the best items and dresses! My daughter Liv even had a blast in that store and told me what I should buy. She cried a bit when they didn’t have her size, too. If that sounds like your daughter, you’re going to love the next idea…

Finch Designs. Like most moms, I am all for matching with my kids. If you have a daughter, consider getting both of your girls “mom and daughter” scarfs. They are so stinking cute!

A massage from Liv Aveda. I love going there. It is so calming and professional. I even love their waiting room! Another great Christmas gift idea is paying for a haircut or color. You know she will use it! Let’s be honest, she probably goes every 8 weeks. Check out Karizma or VIDA if you don’t know her usual salon.

If she likes to cook, try Arizona Olive Oil Co. They even have recipes on their Facebook page. Anything the two of you can do together is a win. Plus, new things are always fun to try.

Lastly, three things not to do. 1) If she doesn’t go to a certain store at least once a month, don’t get a gift card there. She will forget she has it! 2) If the item is too niche, stay away. She probably will only use that panini or hotdog maker one time. 3) Don’t make it too gadgety unless you plan to help her set it up. An Apple Watch or Alexa would be fun, but you might get a call once a week to solve what’s wrong with it.

There you have it, guys. If this Christmas gift guide for women didn’t make the list this year, share what you did get!

Merry Christmas to you all and just be you, stay True!

Amber Bruender