I spent some time looking for last-minute gift ideas. While many links were hardly worth clicking, a few sites had some good lists:
I found this post on Money Crashers titled 10 Romantic and Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend or Wife. The ideas were for Valentine’s Day, but they would all be lovely and thoughtful gifts for Christmas. A few of the suggestions might require that you plan it now and give a coupon for redeeming.
There is a recipe for delicious homemade chocolates, an idea for a hometown tour vacation, a couple of romantic craft presents, creating a date-of-the month club, and even the ultimate: breakfast in bed.
All these ideas can be done without long, harried trips to the mall.
Other links to last minute gift ideas: 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas That Are Shockingly Cheap from BusinessInsider.com (I’d ignore the one suggesting you find a house in Detroit priced at $1.00)
Simple Organized Living also has Quick, Simple, Inexpensive Last-Minute Gift Ideas with several unique ideas, such as homemade wooden blocks or a homemade bulletin board.
While we’re being thrifty, Modest Money has a good post 7 Ways to Lose Money with Last-Minute Gift Shopping that you should take a look at.
Work Save Live has 5 Frugal Christmas Ideas for Children
The Dollar Stretcher has a few Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas that I liked.
When doing last minute shopping, don’t let panic overtake reason. Determine your budget before you begin shopping.
Look through some of the above lists so that you have some good ideas and feel that you have some choices. This will help to alleviate panic spending.
If you are shopping online, don’t forget to check for coupon codes. Retailmenot.com and Coupons.com/coupon-codes/ are good places to check. You can also just google “coupon code” and the name of the online store you want to purchase from.
And don’t forget the advice from the Beatles … “Can’t buy me love!”
How about you? Do you have an idea for an awesome last-minute gift? Share it with us in the comments. Thanks!
Ho Ho Ho! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas from The Fat Dollar!
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