The holidays are right around the corner. If you aren’t finished your shopping yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. However, if someone wanted something online and it won’t come in time, there are alternatives for gifts that people will like just as much, It’s the thought that counts, so make sure it’s good but don’t stress yourself out. It’s also good to have a box of random gifts for men and women in case someone hands you a gift and you didn’t get one for them. Here are the top 5 last minute gift ideas for the holidays.
Last Minute Gift Ideas – Subscriptions
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it is to a magazine that they really like or a Fab Fit Fun box, or a *fill in the blank* of the month club, they can enjoy it for months and always think of you when it arrives in the mail. It’s things that people want but necessarily don’t buy for themselves. And if they enjoy it you, can pay for it again the following year or give them something else. It really is an interesting gift and shows you know what they like.
Last Minute Gift Ideas – Lotion / Hand Soap
Bath and Body Works to the rescue! I love getting good scented lotions and don’t get me started on the Christmas scented soaps. So good. You don’t have to go to Bath and Body Works. Most stores have some sort of Christmas scented lotion, soap, etc. It’s a good gift, probably preferred by females, that you can pick up at any time. Many times, they come in gift sets with lotions, shower gels, perfumes, etc., which comes wrapped so it is perfect for a gift.
Last Minute Gift Ideas – Lottery Tickets
You can pick up a lottery ticket at a grocery store, convenience store, basically anywhere. Make sure the person is old enough to play. If they don’t win, it might be a bit of a waste, but throw in candy or a snack they enjoy. If they do win, they will forever be grateful to you. And hey, if you bought it as a ‘well in case they get me a gift’ scenario and you don’t wind up giving it out, you can keep it and you may win big!
Again, Bath and Body Works has amazing scents, but if you don’t want to spend $25 on a candle, many other stores carry them. Christmas scents are very popular right now. Many people even re-gift candles they get, so it might not be the best gift, but at least you have something to give them. Candles can create a cozy vibe and they can be unisex. When you find an amazing scent, a candle can be hypnotizing.
The best gift to give someone if you need something last minute or if you don’t know what to get them. Find a store/restaurant/website they like and pick up a gift card. They can get what they want and don’t have to pay for it themselves. Many people don’t think gift cards make good gifts, but believe me, bring on the gift cards. You can use them at any time on anything and don’t have to act disappointed if you get something you didn’t want.
Hopefully, this list helped you if you need a last-minute gift. Get shopping before everything is gone! Happy holidays.