last minute holiday gifts: for foodies & bloggers

Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? I'm not...in fact, I'm headed out to buy a few last minute items today so I can watch football tomorrow (Go Broncos!)

If you still need some last minute gifts, here are a few ideas for the foodies and bloggers in your life.

Cookies

Instead of heading to the mall, why not stop by the grocery store and  make some holiday sweets for your friends and family.

Melt in the Mouth Cookies are a Christmas favorite in my family. The best part about these is that they're so easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients you need in your pantry.

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Cranberry Lemon Sconeswould be the perfect treat with some coffee on Christmas morning. These scones have the perfect blend of tangy and sweet.

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If you're in the mood for something fancier and festive, make some Christmas Sugar Cookies

Blogging / Online Tools

Do you have someone in your life that loves to blog? Are they still using a wordpress.com or blogspot blog? Why not buy them their own personal URL and hosting so they can own their own space on the web?

Bluehost(affiliate link) makes hosting and domain purchasing easy. It’s especially easy for those of you who want to create WordPress websites. The installation couldn’t be easier. They also have amazing support and live chat for questions you have.

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bluehost

Once you buy them a domain name, they'll need an easy Wordpress theme to customize the look and feel of their blog. My favorite premium theme is Headway Themes (affiliate link). I have tried many premium themes and Headway surpasses them all. I use it on this site and a few others that I own.

If you want to design your own theme with minimal coding, this is the theme for you. It takes a little bit of time to become familiar with the interface, but once you do the possibilities for website design are endless.

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headway

Good luck to everyone as you finish up last minute details for the holidays! I'm off to tackle my to-do list!