SOURCE: coolfindsformom.com

December 24, 2008 14:30 ET

The "Lifestyle Mom's" Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 24, 2008) - If you're looking for that last minute gift, Dana Hilmer, the Lifestyle Mom, shares ideas that are both unique and personal, but that won't break the bank.

First, donating to a charity in the name of a loved one. This can be a great gift option, especially now when there are so many in need. There's a new No-Hassle Giving Site for the millions of people that are Capital One card holders at capitalone.com/give. You can pick from more than 1.2 million charities and they cover the transaction fees so the charity receives 100% of the donation. And an extra benefit to you is that donations made are 100 percent tax deductible.

Second, gift cards. Everybody loves gift cards. In fact 9 out of 10 consumers either gave or received a gift card last year according to First Data, the company behind the scenes in making gift card transactions possible. And a really easy way to personalize gift cards on any budget is to combine them with a small gift, which brings the possibilities of the card to life.

Third, a spa kit is a great gift idea for Mom's that need to de-stress a bit! For under $40, there is a 5 piece spa robe gift set available at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores. It comes with a robe and wrap that are unbelievably soft and a bath sponge, sleep mask and hair towel. The perfect gift for any woman who needs a little pampering.

Fourth, for the handyman or "handymom" in your life, a multi-purpose tool. Dremel's Multi-Max is an oscillating tool that allows you to do anything from removing floor tile and restoring old windows to repairing grout around your bath tub. And priced for just under $100. A great tool to help you get started on renovations for the New Year.

Finally, for busy moms, a stain remover on the go. Tide-to-go mini is a great stocking stuffer and it has the same stain fighting formula as the original pen but smaller so it fits into your bag and is ready for any spills or stains.

For more information, visit www.coolfindsformoms.com

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