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It’s the week leading into Christmas, and all through your house everyone isn’t just stirring they are freaking the f**k out! From last-minute gifting to holiday office parties, friends and family get-togethers, and of course, planning Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day dinners. Well, I have found that a nice trip to your friendly neighborhood bustling Costco is just what you need to get all that crap out of the way. Not that you don’t realize they have everything and tons of it, however, there are some specific items I’ve found that work well for last-minute saves if you can find them!

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You Can find a lot of last-minute Costco deals here.

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First, a little bit of Costco origin story.

According to Wikipedia, Jim Sinegal and Jeffery H. Brotman opened the first Costco warehouse in Seattle, Washington on September 15, 1983. Sinegal had started in wholesale distribution by working for Sol Price at Fed Mart, the precursor to Price Club. Meanwhile, Brotman, an attorney from an old Seattle retailing family, had also been involved in retail distribution from an early age. He began his retail involvement as a grocery bagger. A second store opened in Portland  in October, and a third in Spokane in December 1983. Eventually, the company went public in 1985 with 17 warehouses nationally and 1,950 employees. Moreover, The company was initially headquartered at its first warehouse in Seattle but moved its headquarters to Kirkland in 1987. Yup that’s right, when you see Kirkland products at Costco, it’s an homage to their home office! 

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This time of year it’s important to check Costco’s website, not only for last-minute deals, but for holiday hours. Costco doesn’t usually seem to be in the business of staying open late for any reason. However, their normal hours may change with Christmas Eve being on a Sunday this year, so be prepared. You don’t want to get shut out.

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Regardless, here are some interesting finds the week leading up to the big day.


  • Popcorn Tote Bag $15.99

    popcorn tote

    Delicious and practical! Comes with 2 and half pounds of ready to eat popcorn in 5 gourmet flavors. Plus you can reuse the festive canvas bag!


  • LoLe Unisex Belt Bag $24.99

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    This is a good price for an item from LoLe. Usually their bags start at about $35. Plus it’s unisex, so you can get one for anyone last minute!


  • Kirkland Holiday Peppermint Bark $9.99

    peppermint bark

    Not as big or think as they used to be, but you will be after eating the entire plastic clamshell container! What a bargain at only 10 bucks!

  • Holiday Soap 4 Pack. $9.99

    Costco Xmas Soap

    They come in 4 festival Christmas varieties. One makes your hands smell like a Christmas tree. By New Year’s Day you’ll be sick of them, so just store them away for next year.

  • The Madi Gran Panettone $9.99

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    Hey it’s not just fruit cake! It’s a traditional Italian Holiday Cake…Filled with fruit! Ok, Ok, but it’s still fun to bring to a loved one’s house on Christmas Eve.

  • Boarderie Diletto Charcuterie Board $149.99

    boarderie diletto fully arranged cheese board

    You may still be able to get this dazzler in time for Christmas Eve if you order at Costco’s website

  • Global Gourmet Hot Sauce Collection $18.99

    hot sauce

    A dozen delicious hot sauces from all over the world. Perfect for a gift, or that party you’re hosting!


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