Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

December 20, 2008 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Christmas is less than a week away and I am mostly prepared for it – gift-wise that is. I do have plenty of gifts to wrap, but I don’t have any plans for Tuesday and Wednesday next week, so I really hope to accomplish everything then. And some of our family Christmas celebrations are not until after Christmas, so I could finish wrapping some presents after Christmas, if necessary.

If you are still trying to figure out that perfect give for someone, here are a few last minute ideas I have for you:

1. make food – this is a very broad suggestion. You could make a snack, an entire meal, cookies, candy, or a mix.

2. homemade coupon – perhaps you are trying to spend less on Christmas gifts this year – then you could give someone a gift of your time. Check out Budget101 for some coupon suggestions and printable homemade coupons.

3. picture – frame a picture of yourself, your family, or your child(ren)

4. gift card – many stores have little kiosks filled with a wide variety of gift cards. If you want to give someone a gift card for store or restaurant that is not in your area, try your local CVS or grocery store to see if you can buy a gift card there.

5. going out of business sale – if any stores are going out of business in your area, you may want to head over to look for great deals. I went to a store today, and everything was 70%-90% off, I found some incredible deals!

6. give a donation in someone’s name – Samaritan’s Purse is a wonderful humanitarian organization that helps people all over the world. They have a Christmas Gift Catalog with 40 gifts of Hope for a Hurting World. Other organization suggestions: local homeless shelter, adoption agencies, Compassion, food bank, Humane League, etc. Check your phone book or online for local non-profit organizations in your area.


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