Looking for those last-minute gift ideas and running out of time? Here are a few ideas:
Puzzles, books, and favorite character items can usually be found at your local bookstore. Gel pens and coloring books or Legos are other kid favorites that are sure to delight.
Gift cards are the easy go-to for tweens and teens, you may be able to purchase a gift card at your local mall good for any store there. New twists on old games are fun, like Cranium Dark.
Look to smart watches for adult offspring. There are several varieties from Apple watch to Michael Kors.
Indulge your wife with a cashmere scarf, earrings, and a gift card to take her to any movie of her choice.
Surprise your husband with his own personal Keurig K-Cafe so he can skip the office coffee. A portable charger for his phone is another handy gift he would appreciate.
Watch them smile about selecting the latest tech with a gift card to the Apple Store or Amazon Prime. Bonus: You can send them by e-mail so no waiting in lines.
What about that cousin or aunt you're going to see at Christmas that you have no idea what to get? Christmas ornaments are a safe bet. Check out your local Hallmark store or craft store.
That hard to shop for boss might appreciate a gift certificate to see the local orchestra, play house, or golf course.
Gift cards to the rescue! Nowadays, you can find a variety of gift cards at your local grocery or drug store. Look for ones which are good for several restaurants so they have choices. Pick up a special holiday card and some candy to complete the gift.
Low on Money?
In addition to your local dollar store, look for sets of items that can be divided. For example, sets of soaps, socks, watch and jewelry items, coffee or tea samples, and packs of candy can be made into smaller gift bag sets. Homemade gift cards committing your time and energy in service to another are always appreciated.
Alone this Holiday?
There are many, many organizations which could use your support to help others this holiday season. Connecting with one of them or with a lonely neighbor or friend for a meal can make the holiday brighter.
We can get caught up in searching for the right gift or even any gift to check a box. Pause to remember that we get to find gifts for our loved ones. We don't have to. Spend an extra moment kissing your loved one good-bye. Take time to acknowledge someone for that special characteristic that endears them to you. Breathe in a deep breath of gratitude just for being here.