Are you on a budget and in a crunch for Christmas gifts? While you may have missed the shipping deadline for most online shopping, Santa’s elves have crafted a tried and true list of 10 great last-minute items you can snag for $20 or less!
1. Yankee Candles
Who doesn’t love candles? They are a great gift for friends and family who love aromatherapy or filling their homes with warm scents. With fragrances like cookies baking, freshly laundered linen, or relaxing ocean breezes, not to mention all sorts of shapes and sizes, Yankee Candles make a fabulous gift for friends, family, or that White Elephant gift exchange.
2. Roller Ball Fragrances
For your friends and family who always smell good, get them a perfume or cologne in a roller ball. Not only are they economically priced, the roller ball keeps you from over-dosing on fragrance. A little goes a long way!
3. Gift Cards
Gift cards are one of the best gifts you can give if you’re in a pinch and pressed for time. You can get them just about anywhere for any store and with any amount of money you want to put on them. Some of the most popular gift cards to give are Starbucks, iTunes, Target, Walmart, Bath & Body Works, and favorite restaurants. You basically give the recipient the freedom to pick their perfect present.
4. Forever 21 Fashion & Accessories
Forever 21 is a fabulous store for high-end fashion that doesn’t break the bank. It’s not just for ladies; they have great looks for men and kids too! If you’re stuck for stocking stuffers, their accessories under $10 can not be beat! Scarves, hats, jewelry, and other fun goodies are perfect to stuff anyone’s stocking.
Find Forever 21 near you.
5. Pictures in Picture Frames
Give your gifts a personal touch. Go back through your pictures and print off meaningful pics to frame and give to friends and family. You don’t have to go overboard on the frame, but this is an easy and super customizable gift that will be a hit with just about anyone on your list!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Truffles, cherry cordials, creamy nougat, coconut centers… I could go on. Ghiradelli and Godiva chocolates are always welcome presents in the stocking or under the tree.
Be careful. Some chocolates might have nuts, so make sure your recipient doesn’t have an allergy.
7. Premixed Recipes
Do you have a famous snack mix or soup recipe that everybody loves? Give the gift that will fill everyone’s tummy. Fill a mason jar with the dry ingredients and add a tag with cooking instructions for your famous bean soup. You can do the same with that snack mix that always seems to disappear faster than you can put it out.
8. Bath Sets
Shower gels and lotions are good gifts if you’re not sure what to give someone. A little travel gift set usually has lotion and bath gel or fragrance. You find these just about everywhere. Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Ulta, and Bed Bath & Beyond usually have some good little gift sets.
9. Bargain Bin Music & Movies
There are gems in the bargain bins. You can find great music and movies for super cheap if you aren’t afraid to do some digging. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Half-Priced Books, and Movie Trading Company have some fabulous titles for awesome prices. Not to mention what a laugh you get digging through and actual bin and laughing at old school titles from movies you saw in high school.
It’s something that everyone needs every year. New calendars. You can’t miss the little pop-up kiosks in the malls with shelves full of puppies, kittens, flowers, and exotic locales staring back at you. This is a great gift especially if you can find a calendar that fits the interests of your friends and family. Get the beagle calendar for your dog sitter, the garden calendar for your landscaper, kitten calendar for Aunt Sally, and the Star Trek calendar for your cousin Joel.
The great thing about calendars is that they make sure someone thinks about you all year.