By: Jessica Moschella

The holiday season always seems to sneak up with no warning. Once we are jolted out of the inevitable food coma that proceeds Thanksgiving dinner all systems are a go for the holidays… and that means shopping! If you are not one of the die-hard shop-a-holics that hold a vigil outside of the stores for the craziness that is Black Friday then you’re probably like me, who looks on the daunting task of shopping for hip holiday gifts like it’s the first sign of the Apocalypse; long lines, scrounging for the last pair of gloves, thinking of a grab bag gift under $20 that everyone will love.

This year, instead of wracking my brain to come up with a fun, original gift for each and every good girl and boy on my list (and there are quite a few) I let someone else do the work for me. I went to the Gift-a-Nator, the guru of gift giving Paul Giannella. To say that using the gift-a-nator made my holiday shopping merrier and bright is a gross understatement. offers one stop, gift-wrapped, deliverable shopping that can all be done from the comfort of your couch. has two search options, theme or pricing, so you can look up gifts based on interests or price point, which is great for helping to stay on budget. Gift-a-nator has great gifts for men like designer shaving ensembles, or for the movie lover on your list there is an amusing Movie Night bucket complete with popcorn and the children’s collections are adorable! Every order is wrapped in the signature black box and tied of with a red ribbon – chic and festive! By using Gift-a-nator as my personal shopper this year I was able to save time and money, get every person on my list a gift that they will love and I didn’t have to break out the old wrapping paper and tape.


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