The Hot Mess Mom’s Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping!


Hi there, busy momma!

If you are anything like me, you are just realizing that there are still a few (if not all) things left on that holiday list to shop for! Whatever you do, do not panic. I have some tips and tricks to get you through these last few days of holiday shopping!

Amazon Prime-  My go to in life! If you are an Amazon Prime member like me,  you get free two day shipping on eligible items. If you are really struggling for time, you can pay extra to have your items shipped the next day. You can even have your recipient pick up their package at a warehouse near them. Amazon Prime has been my savior one too many times! 

Target- Oh Target, how I love thee!  If you are a red card member, whether through the credit or debit card, you are eligible for free two day shipping on most items as well! This has come in handy for me in getting things delivered including diapers, wipes and soy sauce (don’t ask). Plus with the Red Card you always get an extra 5% off at checkout which you can stack with cartwheel app deals and other coupons!

Starbucks- Coffee is life! It is how we survive mother hood! Who doesn’t love a Starbucks gift card for any occasion (unless you are against coffee, which in that case we just can’t be friends)? Like, are you even human? But I digress…another nice thing with Starbucks too is that you can send a gift card right from your phone using the app. Does it get any easier than that?

Giant Eagle- Giant Eagle has a huge wall of gift cards available with so many options to choose from. If you have the Giant Eagle fuel perks card, this means you also get to save money while shopping for those gift cards! For every $50.00 you spend on gift cards, you earn 10 cents off per gallon of gas at Get Go. Some gift cards even have perks of up to 30 cents off per gallon for every $50.00 you spend. That is a great deal if you ask me!

You still have a few days left to grab those last minute gifts, but I know you can work well under pressure! After all, we are parents! I hope that these tips can help get you through the home stretch! 

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Happy Holidays!


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Anny is a mommy to two beautiful girls. Sofia is 7 and Olivia is 3 years old. Anny was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 5. She is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish. She has been a Jersey girl most of her life until six years ago when she moved with her husband to Pittsburgh, where he’s originally from. Anny has a career in Recruiting/Human Resources and is currently working as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. Anny strives to find a good work life balance while having two little ones. Anny loves living in Pittsburgh and exploring the city’s Latin culture. She also loves to write and blogging has always been something she has wanted to do! For good laughs, follow Anny’s funny FB page at hotmessmomanny and on Instagram at hotmessmom where she provides comic relief to us moms that are just trying to get through life.