Mummy Confession: I’m an expert procrastinator. Last minute is my thing most times.
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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!