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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Last Minute Gifts

The holiday season is upon us! That means trying to find gifts for everyone on your list, from your mom to your best friend to your office colleagues. It can be stressful trying to find great gifts that don’t empty out your wallet. So we’re here to help, with our gift giving guide for every budget and shopper out there!

‘Twas five days before Christmas… and you realize you forgot to get someone a gift. Of course we don’t want to pay outrageous shipping prices or rush to the mall in a last-minute frenzy to try and find the perfect gift. There are other easier, better and much less stressful ways to fix this situation. Whether you simply didn’t know what to get or your gift fell through, we have some last minute gift ideas for you. Plus you’ll save some money!

Shop online

This one seems obvious- you avoid crowds and lines, can shop online from work or home and can find exactly what you’re looking for (most of the time.) But many retailers have handy dates listed on their sites for when you can order gifts at the last possible minute and still get them before Christmas. Take advantage of these lists.

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Get crafty

Making gifts is one of the easiest solutions. From granola or muffin mix in a cute, portable mason jar to lip balm or hand painted mugs, the list is endless for homemade gifts. Or you can check out Ten Thousand Villages for something unique and handmade that looks like you made it. Be sure to use these Ten Thousand Villages coupons, offers and deals.

Hungry for gifts?

Speaking of granola and muffins, food gifts are another easy solution for last minute presents. Sam’s Club, Wolferman’s and Harry & David all participate in Free Shipping Day, and you can get memberships or gift baskets. You can also make a gift basket with homemade goods or items bought from a local grocery store, bakery or gift shop.

Spa treatment

Not too many people spend money on something nice for themselves and instead use it on something they deem more practical. So go ahead and treat someone to a massage or full spa day, either that they can schedule or one you’ve scheduled for them after the holiday madness dies down.

Monthly beauty and fashion subscription boxes are another route to go, with places like Birchbox catering to both men and women. Be sure to use these Birchbox coupons, offers and deals to get great savings.

Gift Cards

Think no one wants a gift card? Think again. The easiest, last-minute gift out there, gift cards can be bought almost anywhere and let the gift receiver choose what exactly they want. Just make sure you pick one up from a store they actually shop at and check the expirations and any other limits. You can find a card for almost any store with these Giftcards.com coupons and offers.

We hope you found something for everyone on your list. Happy shopping and holidays!