With only a few days until Christmas morning, you may be in a slight panic if you find your gift list is not complete. Whether you classify yourself as a procrastinator or simply enjoy the increasing pressure to find a meaningful gift part of the holiday season, here's a few ideas to check those last items off your list!
Last Minute Gift Ideas
Despite their reputation, gift cards can be as meaningful as a specific item. Choose a gift card from a store you know they will enjoy. Whether they'll be buying a new pair of shoes or a chai latte with your gift, they'll be sure to think of you with thanks when they use the card to purchase something they need or just want.
As an added bonus of savings, select gift cards that earn you rewards at your grocery store. Local restaurants also may give you a return on your money.
Sometimes it's easier to buy a stack of gift cards and pass them out to family and friends than go to the mall and fight the crowds. It really depends on your personality and how much patience you have.
The fact that gift cards are almost anywhere offers the immediate convenience to any shopper who dreads shopping. You can find them at your local grocery store, drug store, favorite pizzeria and more (you name it, they probably have some).
Just like buying holiday gifts, the costs can add up very quickly. If you're on a budget, buying gift cards might not sound like the perfect solution for you ... but wait ... can you buy a gift card at a lesser price? The answer is yes. There are sites that are dedicated to helping you sell, buy and exchange unwanted gift cards for less than what it's worth. BINGO! (ding-ding-ding-ding-ding).
So, you waited until the last-minute. That's cool. You know they have a support group for people like us, don't you? It's called Procrastinator's Anonymous. We were going to have a meeting this week, but it was postponed. But alas, here we are and you need some deals right? Well I gotcha covered! Here are ten last-minute gift ideas that all cost $5 or less.