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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas11/30/2018

The clock is ticking on holiday gift shopping. If you’re procrastinating because you have no idea what to buy or simply haven’t had the time to shop, don’t panic. Here are some last-minute gift ideas without making it look like it was last minute decision.

Give the gift of experiences

Get tickets to a sports game, a concert or play. Some other ideas include cooking lessons, kickboxing lessons, or a wine tasting outing. This is a gift they will sure to remember forever! If you are on a more modest budget, consider purchasing some movie tickets and restaurant gift cards.

The gift of time

Time is precious. Wouldn’t it feel great to help a loved one gain some time back with the gift of personal services? While new parents may welcome a monthly cleaning service, yard maintenance may be very much appreciated. And for someone who has an on-the-go lifestyle and doesn’t have a whole lot of time to shop for a nice home-cooked meal, give the gift of meal delivery service.

The gift of a memory

Find a fun moment you captured and frame it. Sure we all have our photos stored on our phone, but who can find them when they want and how often do we really look back at them? By printing and framing a special memory, you’ll always remind your loved one of the fun times you’ve had. Plus, photos in a nice picture frame always make for great home décor!

The gift of food

Just because someone isn’t a “foodie” doesn’t mean they don’t love food! Why not make your own foodie gift basket? This one’s easy considering you can pick it up during your next trip to the supermarket. Gather the ingredients for an Italian meal – gourmet pasta sauces, pesto sauce, different types of pasta, parmesan cheese, and a fancy bottle of olive oil. In the housewares aisle, pick up a colorful colander and arrange the items in it. Or you can fill a basket with gourmet coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, add in some nice mugs, a teapot or colorful tea towels.

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