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Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot Pack & Ship

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Office Depot sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

As a small business owner and mom to a preschooler, the holiday season is nothing short of a master class in multitasking. From finalizing client orders for the year’s end to shipping gifts to out-of-state relatives, I make a game of finding the fastest and most efficient way of getting everything checked off my list. So you can imagine my excitement to find out that my favorite business hub, Office Depot, not only carries everything I need to run my small business, they also have a pack & ship service. WHAT?! Why didn’t I know about this before?! So, today I am going to show you one creative way that I am making Office Depot my one-stop-shop this holiday season. Seriously, watch while I bake, pack, and ship a lantern full of scones to my out-of-state family, all while picking up business supplies.

Pack & Ship?! I just have one question, Office Depot… will you marry me?  As a commercial photographer, I find myself often shipping delicate items. Brands usually need to spend their remaining advertising budget before the year’s end, so they tend to stock up on product booklets and framed photos for their offices. Which I have to ship! Then there’s the fact that I live half a country away from the rest of my family. Meaning I have to ship gifts! Between work and personal, I make a lot of trips to the post office. But now knowing that Office Depot and OfficeMax offer Pack & Ship services, it feels like a weight has been taken off my shoulders for the holiday season. One stop shopping (and shipping), baby!

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

So to show you just how simple Office Depot is making your holiday multitasking, I am going to walk you through a single-stop shopping trip. My one-stop Office Depot mission: Send out an Autumn gift to my sister in California and also pick up office supplies. Boom! Let’s do this…

First, I am putting together a killer holiday gift that wouldn’t normally be sent through the mail. Why? Because I can, that’s why! No, the real reason is that because I am so far away from my family, I get a bit of the holiday blues. If I were in the same state, I would be bringing my big sister a hosting gift and some fresh baked scones to her festive affair. But since I can’t be there, I still want to spoil her. So I came up with a pretty unique way to get her my usual hosting gift… an Autumn lantern filled with cranberry scones! Yes, it is crazy but it is sure to make for a fantastic surprise.

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

All I did was make a ton of mini cranberry scones, piled them into a gorgeous lantern, and topped it with a seasonal garland. Oh and if you need a delicious recipe, visit this section of my blog.

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot
Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Second, I went to OfficeDepot.com to find the nearest location that offers a Pack & Ship service. Office Depot and OfficeMax offer FedEx services in all stores and USPS services in most Office Depot stores and select OfficeMax stores, so there are plenty of ways to get my packages across the country. You can also drop off your packages 7 days a week on nights and weekends to be delivered to national, international, and military base locations, so there are no limits to when and where you can ship. And as a little extra bonus, you can pick up postage stamps for your holiday cards at the same low price as the U.S. Postal Service. One-stop-shop goals, Office Depot!!!

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Third, go in store! All that was left was to go to my local Office Depot, have them pack & ship the scone lantern to my big sister, and grab some business supplies in anticipation of the busy holiday season.

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot
Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot
Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Seriously, Office Depot is taking my holiday multitasking game to the next level. Everything from start to finish was easy and painless. So do as the seasonal jugglers do and make Office Depot or OfficeMax your one-stop-shop for the holidays!

Office Depot sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for Liquor.com and Scary Mommy.

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6 Comments

  1. Samantha Woerle says:

    Such a cute idea

  2. desiree grubbs says:

    That is such a cute idea and a pretty lantern! Those treats look amazing!

  3. Brittany Raisor says:

    Fantastic idea!! It’s beautiful and there are treats inside. Brilliant! Where did you find the lantern?

    1. Thank you! Found that at Homegoods!

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