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Last-Minute Gift Buying Guide

Last-Minute Gift Buying Guide

The holidays are almost upon us and for all the proactive people out there, your gift purchasing is likely long done; however, if you belong to the group of people who leave their gift shopping to the last minute, use this guide to get all your gifts!

Create a List

When it comes to last-minute shopping, time management is essential. Creating a list helps you stay focused and on track. An ideal list should be structured with the names of the gift recipients, as well as gift ideas for each recipient and an estimated budget for each recipients present.

Keep in Mind Shipping Times and Fees

Many of us opt to do our shopping online, due to its convenience. Although online shopping can be done without leaving your home, consider the following points so it goes smoothly. It’s important to consider online shipping fees as well as the shipping time. Also, you never know if the item will hit any snags in the delivery process, so it’s best to order asap to ensure your gift arrives on time!

Gift Your Loved Ones with Something Homemade or Experiential

If you’re really running out of time and not sure what to buy, consider a DIY gift or giving the person an experience for a present. 


For all the bakers out there, a great DIY gift could be homemade cookies, banana bread or homemade cupcakes. This is just one example of the endless possibilities, but it’s definitely a good idea to tailor your gift to your strengths!


A membership or pass to a desired local destination, such as a museum, play center or zoo can also make a fun useful gift. Many of us desire to visit a certain location or participate in a certain activity is often made overshadowed by the financial cost associated with that experience or the amount of time that would be required to make that experience happen.