5 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts You Can Buy Locally

Time is almost up, but you still have a short while to find some great presents in Marlborough.

1.  has all kinds of choices for procrastinators! There's collectible wine (which improves as it ages and can increase in value when stored correctly), very old whiskey, premium cigars, microbrew beer, fancy foods and rare, imported cheeses. One wine in particular, the 2001 Salvali Vejo Amarone, is "one of the best amarones I've tasted in five years." says owner, Rick Lombardi. This wine was a highlight of a recent "14 Days of Christmas Tasting" event at the Vin Bin. $49.99/bottle. Visit The Vin Bin's website or call 508-480-9463 for more information. 

Holiday Hours:
Friday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec, 24 (Christmas Eve): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gift basket delivery until noon)
Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 26: CLOSED 

2. If you're under the gun this late in the game, you're most likely spending some time at . Make your way over to . They have a bunch of last-minute gifts on sale! For example, what child on your list wouldn't love a Pillow Pet? As of this post, the "Friendly Frog" Pillow Pet was available for same-day pickup (a free service) at the Marlborough Sears! So, buy it online, select the in-store pickup option, go get your gift(s) and you're done! $14.99. Visit Sears' website or call the Marlborough store at 508-357-6200 for more information and other gift ideas.

Holiday Hours:
Friday, Dec. 23:   7 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Saturday, Dec, 24 (Christmas Eve): 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

3. While you're at the mall, stop by Coach and pick up a Julia Legacy stripe ID case with metallic leather trim! Cross off that someone on your list who would like to add some style to her everyday items like credit cards, driver's license, etc. $42. For a picture of the case and for more information, visit Coach's website or call the Marlborough store 508-303-2456.

Holiday Hours:
Friday, Dec. 23:   8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec, 24 (Christmas Eve):  7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

4. Wait! Don't leave the mall just yet. Is there a teenager on your list and you're not sure what she might like? Well, keep the music on (and cozy) with ear bud earmuffs from ! These fun accessories are just what they "sound" like, ear buds and earmuffs all in one! The buds are removable and there is a microphone on the cord. Sale price: $14.99! For a picture of the earmuffs or for more information, visit American Eagle's website or call the Marlborough store at 508-303-6865.

Holiday Hours:
Friday, Dec. 23:    8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec, 24 (Christmas Eve):   8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

5. As the supermarket cashier says when you're checking out, "Do you have a  [AdvantEdge] card?" If you do, that means that you're already taking "AdvantEdge" of weekly sales in the store and other benefits like Fuel AdvantEdge. Well, did you know that Price Chopper has 50 retail gift cards (for example, JCPenney or  to name a few) to choose from? These cards are great last-minute gifts and you get the Fuel AdvantEdge savings to keep for being so thoughtful. Just be aware that some gift cards have a fee in addition to whatever monetary denomination you choose. Find out more information at Price Chopper's website or call 508-480-0109.

Holiday Hours:
The Marlborough Price Chopper is a 24-hour store but see below for its special holiday hours:

Saturday, Dec, 24 (Christmas Eve):   Store open until 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 26: Store reopens at 7 a.m. 

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