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A Solution for Last Minute Holiday Shoppers

I do not consider myself to be a last minute shopper, but sometimes being a last minute shopper is out of my control. What happens when someone sends you a gift out of the blue a week before Christmas and you want to reciprocate?

An obvious solution is to run out and buy something or to order a gift online and use expedited shipping by a carrier like FedEx. Another solution you may not be aware of is that FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinkos) offers custom printed gifts, such as photo calendars for wall or desktop display. For holiday 2009, you can place your order for custom photo calendars or stationary as late as December 20th to receive a free 3-day rush on your order, which would allow your order to be delivered in time for Christmas. You can do so by visiting FedEx online or by making a trip to your local FedEx store.

Visit Out of Office, FedEx's new blog, to learn about cost-effective ways to get your gifts to their destinations. For help with packing and shipping your gifts, visit your local FedEx office, where you will receive assistance with packing your gifts in a way that is safe, secure, and minimizes the size and weight of your package.

For a limited time, anyone who signs up for a free FedEx account can enter to win 1 of 5 iPod Touch units. Simply sign up on and then enter your first name, FedEx account confirmation number, and your contact email here to be included in the random drawing.

This post was written as part of the FedEx Blog Tour for Mom Central and I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation.