Mummy Confession: I’m pretty terrible at remembering holidays other than the “main” ones, so it came as a little bit of a surprise that Mother’s Day is indeed this coming Sunday!
I have compiled a list of ideas, thanks to some other bloggers who are more on top of it than I am, in case you haven’t quite found that “little something” or idea you were after. Please feel free to share this post, or any of the links with anyone who could use some inspiration!
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Is it truly the last minute and you did forget to get something and you want to have it on time for Mother’s Day? Check out my ideas for Super Last Minute Gift Ideas. Yes, it was for Christmas, but the ideas listed are for year round last minute events!
Mummy Confession: I’m all for sappy, cliche, lovey-dovey things!
So, I figured I would compile a list of suggestions for Valentines Day. Take note, these can be used Year-round anyways, but I know that many people buy gifts for Valentines as well. And, just in case you leave it until the last minute, check out this compiled list of last minute gifts.
Even if you don’t do “the Valentines thing” then keep these in mind for birthdays, Christmases, and other gift giving occasions!
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Some of the gifts I’ve been checking out a lot lately have been the monthly subscription boxes, and it seems as good a time as any to consider purchasing a once-off subscription or ongoing subscription!
The Loot Crate is possibly the top box I am interested in- solely for the fact that my husband is a self-professed geek. He loves all Marvel, DC Comics and associated topics, so this seemed like a great pick for him! I just got the original Loot Crate, BUT there are a ton of choices for this box! From Anime to Gaming, Marvel to J.K. Rowling, and even Pets. Search all of their boxes to find the one you love for the one you love! You will not be lacking choices with this gift. Use the link provided for $5 off your first box! Ships Worldwide
The Dollar Shave Club is another subscription box, and as it may appear solely for men, I assure you women could use this, too! (But maybe not a great Valentine’s Gift for her unless she has hinted for something of the type.) Subscriptions range from $4-$10 per month for 4-5 razors and you are free to stop at any time! What a bargain for razors! This club is available to Australia, USA and Canada.
BellaBox is a woman’s beauty sample box with 5 or more beauty samples. (Right now, subscriptions are open for $12.95, and they are nearly sold out!) For the men, there is Bellobox. This is a men’s quarterly box filled with men’s personal care products. And, if you know someone expecting, they even have a BellaBabywith varying baby products. These all contain surprises that vary box to box delivered straight to your door! Right now, they have a deal going for $5 off your first box! These subscriptions are available to Australia only. (Search Google and I’m sure you can find something close.)
Wrappable Gifts Ok, so if you prefer to have something to wrap up that’s a little more than just the typical card, flowers, and chocolates, here are some alternatives. I, however, love flowers and cards, too!
Yellow Octopusis a place to find unique gifts for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. They have ideas in all price ranges. How neat is this scrabble magnets set? Yellow Octopus does ship internationally, but the shipping rate is quite high (flat rate, $69)
Frank Body for all your body pampering needs! I recently stumbled upon this site and thought it a great idea for coffee lovers! Why? Their body scrub is coffee based! How cool! Definitely something different! They also have lovely kits with a variety of products if you aren’t quite sure what to choose. This has to be my top pick personally (hint hint hubs)! This one is available worldwide, so get shopping!
For a fitness-inspired gift, how about the Jawbone Up-Move or Up24 for under $50, or the Garmin Vivofitfor under $100! I know fitness trackers can be pricey, but these ones are generally affordable! Shipping for these varies from country to cohntry
Need a little something for the kiddies as well? The Amazon list is lacking for the tiny ones, but my little loves picked some of their favourites! Obviously, use toys according to their age recommendations.
Do you want to have something simple or more personalised than the suggestions mentioned so far? Check out my Pinterest Board for more Ideas (oh, and there’s some cute craft ideas for the kids to do as well)!
Whether your budget is big or small, or even if you don’t do anything at all, I hope these suggestions help with your gift giving (even if it’s a non-Valentine’s deal)!
What are your traditions for Valentine’s Day? Do you give gifts, cards, or something else? What do you like to receive?
Mummy Confession: I’m an expert procrastinator. Last minute is my thing most times.
I’ve finished my shopping for Christmas this year, thanks to online shopping services, but it is not always this way! For those of you who may be scrambling for ideas for last minute gifts for people you just can’t figure, or those you may have forgotten about until now (whoops!), here are some ideas or beginnings of suggestions for very super last minute gifts!
**I am in no way belittling these gifts and saying they can only be used as a last ditch effort, as they are all great to receive!**
Gift cards or E-gift cards
This is obviously the top thought for last minute gifts. You can purchase these on the days stores are closed by going online for those you may have just completely forgotten about (or if they got you something and you want to return the favour). Visit Amazon for a big selection of gift cards and e-gift cards!
A macaroni necklace or delicious cookies, you can create homemade gifts even in the very last minutes! These are great, especially for parents to involve children in giving gifts. Be sure to consider any dietary requirements of the receiving party if it is edible! Check out Pinterest for ideas and recipes!
Subscriptions to various things
Whether it’s a jello-of-the-month club, yearly subscription to Vogue, or a surprise pampering pressie, these can be done easily online as well, the day of, and you can print a nice little voucher with a lovely note to say their gift will be on its way straight to their doorstep 🙂 or purchase a voucher for a subscription place if they have a range of choices so they can choose.
Some lovely ideas range from Subscription Baby Boxes to meal plans, TV subscription services, and even international foods. And of course there are always magazines for various topics.
If you’re after physical gifts that aren’t too hard on your wallet, consider:
Their favourite food or drink or seasonal treat only available for limited times
One that they typically don’t buy, or one hard to find are big bonuses! Put in a nice basket, box, or even with or in a cute cup or bowl for easy indulging. (See also, Gift Hampers)
Large prints already framed
Printing off a nice photo they would enjoy and buy a frame, put the photo inside, wrap, and voila! So many stores offer same-day services for photo printing, so this one is a quick fix!
Pre-made and easy to purchase, many stores have hampers this time of year. Some are even marked down in anticipation of a Christmas! You could also make one yourself with some thought of various loved goodies and a nice basket or box!
Other Last minute suggestions
And a list of random things for last minute that can range in prices depending on the receiver and your budget, consider:
Candles, towels, wallets, backpacks/bags/purses, hand creams/other bath&body range, flowers, or boxes of chocolate/biscuits. Or, check out specialty gift stores for even more ideas!
Best of luck to anyone who braves the shopping centres at this time of the year!