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It’s hard to believe it is less than two months away from Christmas and one month from Hanukkah. The reminder is not to stress the reader out, but to suggest easy, online gifts for any sports fan. has two sports outlets: Fanatics  and FOCO. We also have an FTD Flower outlet: Flowers Fast.

As of Nov. 1, everything changes from “Halloween” to “Holidays.” Local stores have many empty shelves in anticipation of changing over from the fall decorations to the Christmas and Hanukkah.

At this time of year, it often feels too early to start seeing Christmas trees in the stores,  but during the pandemic, the changes in seasons is a good change with the hope that things will be back to normal soon– at least we can hope that.

USA Today points out, “Black Friday lands on Friday, November 26, but we’re already seeing several retailers—including Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart—hosting early Black Friday 2021 deals… Anticipating stock and supply chain issues, several retailers are offering early Black Friday 2021 deals in October.”

Forbes magazine says, “Worldwide shipping delays and other supply-chain issues are causing shortages in seasonal holiday shopping that will last from Halloween to Christmas and beyond.”

Have you been looking at the shelves at the stores? While looking for something specific– trying to find a box of Lorna Doone cookies at the local Schnucks super market we noticed how many brands are missing and the ones that are there are spread out so it looks like the shelves are full. Look carefully the next time you are at the store– any store.

And don’t get us started on the lines at the store. One trip to Walmart will remind you of why you don’t want to go back soon.

But don’t fear– the large sports outlets have most of what you want in stock right now and if you act soon you won’t have to face the trouble of going in the sporting goods store only to find out they are out of what you want.

According to the magazine Supply Chain Worldwide, when it comes to selling sports apparel, Fanatics is all about speed.

“Fulfilling an order quickly differentiates us from the competition,” says Helen Artime, vice president of strategic sourcing at Fanatics Inc. “That makes our customers happy.”

In fact adds, that Fanatics was able to thrive during COVID-19 when many other companies were having supply chain problems, saying  “fast adjustments during the pandemic (helped) deliver record sales and profits in 2020.”

According to Fanatics, their  Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 deals are for everyone, from bargain shoppers to die-hard sports fans.

Fanatics has all the top 2021 St. Louis Cardinals holiday deals and steals.  Fanatics coupons help you check things off your shopping list. Fanatics also has a Holiday Gift Guide.

FOCO is a website that sells unique items and many collectors items. The name comes from “Forever Collectibles. They have a lot of collectors items bobble heads as well a unique holiday gifts.


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