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So. It’s the day before Christmas Eve and you still don’t have all your gift shopping done, huh? Trust me, I get it. 2020 has been crazy and things have only gotten crazier as the holidays approached. Now it’s the last minute and we’re all scrambling to get our ducks in a row. Maybe in years past it wouldn’t be too late to order something online, but this year? Forget about it.
I’ve come to accept that most gifts won’t arrive at their destinations by Christmas day and honestly, I’m okay with that! Just means Christmas will last a little longer. But if you’re looking for a gift to hand someone you love the day of, it’s just not gonna work.
Don’t stress, though! There are actually tons of last minute gift ideas you can grab today! Heck, you could probably grab a few of these Christmas Day if you really want to cut it close. And when I say “gifts”, I mean things people will actually want, use, and enjoy. Check out my last minute gift ideas below.
Some people hate giving gift cards, but honestly I’ve always loved receiving them. They let me know I was thought of but give me the freedom to choose something I KNOW I want or need. And with the ride of e-gift cards, you don’t even need to head out to the store to grab one. You can print it out at home and gift it in an envelope with a bow or send it in a festive email. My suggestions for e-gift cards?
Find Experiences on Groupon
If you’ve never used Groupon before, it’s a website where you can find amazing offers and discounts for almost anything. Zoo tickets, dining experiences, spas and massages, vacations, you name it. Groupon is a great place to find a last minute gift that still feels BIG. At checkout, select the box indicating your purchase is a gift and you can have the vouchers emailed directly to the recipient at the date of your choosing and with a personalized message. It’s especially nice in current times because you can pay for it now and have the experience later. What awesome experiences can you find?
Buy From Etsy and Print at Home
Yes, you can still support small businesses AND give a killer last minute gift. There are many shops on Etsy that sell printable items. Meaning you buy the design from the shop and have it printed at home instead of waiting for it to be shipped. Print from your own printer at home or you can have it sent to a store like Staples and they can have it printed for same day pickup. Here are a few print at home ideas!
The gift that will last long past the holidays, you can give the gift of a subscription to a service or magazine. Some ideas include:
Honestly, who doesn’t enjoy getting free food? Especially around the holidays. Food is such an easy gift and can be done super last minute. Pack it up nicely in a cute box and you’re good to go! This is also a great idea because you can get several little gift boxes out of just a few batches of treats. Here are some of our favorite recipes:
Let us know which ones you’ll be trying!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!