Are you a last minute shopper? I think we all have had our share of the rush to get a present at least once or twice in our lifetimes! So, we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you get the job done…..and fast! We’ve also added some unique to the area gift ideas in case you are wanting to give that special person a present that is more relevant or personal to their taste(s).
Gift Card Variety Kiosk
Just outside the Main Gate in Canyon Lake, you can stop by Stater Bros. They’ve got a huge array of gift card choices that include Disney, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen and if you’re not able to decide; they’ve also got American Express and VISA gift cards in various amounts.
Flowers for the Ladies
While you’re at Stater Bros, they’ve got a floral department like no other grocery store. There are bouquets of loose flowers, bud vase arrangements and silk floral pieces you can choose from. You’ll also find some small potted green live plants that are decorative and appealing to the eye. What makes Stater Bros.’ floral department unique is you’ll also find some home decorations which would make for great Christmas present ideas, too.
Themed for the Holidays
Looking for a themed present for a Christmas Tree decorating party or a themed decoration for a friend’s rooster-inspired kitchen? Take a short jaunt over to Just 4 Gifts: Whimsical Gifts in the Canyon Lake Towne Center just outside the Main Gate. They have a huge collection of gifts for all occasions and they are running a 30-50% Christmas Sale which gives you more money left over for more gift-buying!
A Hole in One
If you’ve got a golfer on the list, then the Canyon Lake Golf Pro Shop may have just the right thing. Golf wear for men and women of all sizes are available at the Pro Shop, golf caps, golf accessories and sometimes you’ll even find some golf-inspired decorations for the home! Any golf enthusiast would appreciate any of the choices found at the Canyon Lake Golf Pro Shop.
Locally, the Canyon Lake Lighthouse Restaurant offers gift cards that you can present to someone on your list who’s a known foodie or food-aholic. There’s also Kelly’s Diner and Hana Sushi at the Canyon Hills Shopping Center and they also have gift cards available. You can’t go wrong presenting these local restaurant treats as a gift because there are times when you’re just not in the mood to drive too far and eating locally makes it so much easier on us “lazy” people PLUS when it’s a free meal, it’s even more of a treat and the food is even more delicious because it was a gift!
Know anyone who likes to dabble in a glass of wine at times? Temecula Valley Wine Country just down the I-15 has a whole array of wineries to choose from! Miramonte Winery has a Sangria Club that turns even the most macho wine enthusiasts into sangria-obsessed groupies. Oak Mountain Winery is known for their award winning flavored champagne and for their first Sunday of the Month Pet Fairs. You might want to check out their Wine Club for a pet-loving wine dabbler.
Ahhh, the joy of doing something wild and crazy is a gift that adrenaline junkie in your life will never forget. How about a sky diving package? There’s SkyDive Perris and they’ve got these December Specials available.
- Fly with Santa Special for $100 ~ Four wind tunnel flights and a DVD of your tunnel flights and a Christmas stocking (can be shared with two people)
- Holiday Special $234 ~ A tandem jump and a basic video of your tandem jump
- Then, there’s the Sensory Overload (yikes!) Special for $279 which includes two wind tunnel flights, a tandem jump and a basic video of your tandem jump
- Santa Deluxe Package for $303 ~ Two wind tunnel flights, DVD of your tunnel flights, a tandem jump, a basic video of your tandem jum and 10% off at the Bombshelter Bar and Grill
Wow, that takes the wind out of me…. Just kidding! Gift certificates are available at 1-800-SKYDIVE or 951-657-1664.
Alright, another physically enduring gift that’s just down the road is Pole Position Gift Passes. If you know someone who likes to drive fast and has fantasies of driving NASCAR, then gifting a session or two at Pole Position would be a great gift idea. What they’ll get is go-cart racing in an indoor racetrack. You can present someone with a pass for a session(s) or a membership! Memberships start in the $40 range which might be the way to go. Check out their packages at their website. There are locations close by in Murrieta and Corona, too!
So, that about sums it up for last minute and unique gift ideas! Hope it sparks you to get out and do some shopping! We’re headed out to finish some of our last minute shopping ourselves right after this post!
Merry Christmas all!