Friday, December 21, 2018

6 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas!

Hey cupcakes! I will be honest with you all: I didn't actually start holiday shopping until this Monday.... I was super busy with school and waited until all my exams were over, but, don't worry, I still got some great gifts for my family! :) That being said, I wanted to write a post about extremely last minute gifts that you can even pick up on your way to people's houses if you forget to find a present for them. I would recommend starting as early as possible (as the most thoughtful gifts get picked out this way!), but better late than never am I right?

1. Christmas cactus - I've always been a huge fan of incorporating nature into home decor, so why not purchase a Christmas cactus?! These bloom around Christmas/December, which will always remind the person of you when its colors are out. If you can't find one, Bonsai trees or any succulent will also make a perfect (sustainable!) gift.

2. Gift card - I know, I know, gift cards are pretty lame... But they are always an option, especially on a time crunch ;)

3. Money donated in their name(s) - If you are only going to spend about $20 on someone, why not donate that to a cause they are interested in? One of my friends loves elephants, so I donated to an Elephant Sanctuary in her name... She loved it!

4. Homemade dip/side dish - As Christmas cookies and other desserts typically dominate the holiday food scene, bring some sort of side dish with you! This will help the host who won't have to cook as much, as well as help the guests who don't want to eat millions of cookies.

Buy a cute dish and let them keep it!
5. Local business gift basket - I love shopping at my local downtown stores, so I suggest putting together a gift basket of your favorite products from the town you live in. This is a great gift if you are traveling to another city/state during the holiday, as it allows the people you love to experience your hometown. :)

6. Warm, snuggly blanket - Blankets are always a great gift because you can use them at home, in the car, at school, at work, etc. Plus, everyone loves to be warm in the winter!

What are your go-to last minute holiday gifts? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss a post!

Jingle Jenna <3

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of a Christmas cactus but I love the idea. The photo looks very cute and I like how they bloom this time of year. Blankets are always a great idea!


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