Everyone hates to do last minute Christmas shopping but it is a necessary evil. Whether it is that hard to buy for teenager or an office gift that you have been putting off purchasing. You know the crowds are going to be terrible and you have put it off as long as you can. Well take a deep breath and read further. Here are examples of some fantastic last minute Christmas gifts that will not make you lose any more sleep!
The first in the list of excellent last minute gifts is something that everyone needs to keep in mind. Buy a gift certificate from gifts.com. You purchase the gift certificate for the amount you want to spend. You can then either send an email with the certificate to the recipient or you can have it sent to you to print out and give to the person yourself. The recipient then takes the gift certificate to the website http://www.gifts.com and chooses from a list of different merchants that are listed.
They can spend as much or as little of the gift certificate money that they want. What can be better than allowing your friend or loved one to spend the money on something they really want but did not get for Christmas? I can’t think of anything better than that! Those teenagers who cannot be pleased with anything will be happy with these as well. They can go buy their favorite artist’s cd or score some cool duds with it!
The next last minute gift that is always guaranteed to make the recipient smile is give them a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant. This works very well for young couples who cannot afford to go have a nice meal out. They will really appreciate how thoughtful you are by giving them this nice gift. Wow, think for a moment, you did not even have to step foot in the mall to purchase it either! Most of the better restaurants offer gift certificates that can be purchased on site. They usually offer gift certificates in any dollar denomination that you would like to spend.
Flowers are excellent last minute gift ideas. 1-800 Flowers has some gorgeous centerpieces that can be sent to your favorite aunt or grandmother for their holiday table. These range in prices that start at $44.99 and up.
In that same theme, live plants, poinsettias, and floral arrangements can be purchases locally at a nursery or florist. There are even some upscale grocery chains that have floral departments that have some pretty arrangements and plants that can be purchased quickly and easily. These vary in price due to location but can usually be purchased starting around $25 and up.
Fruit baskets and other food items can be purchased and sent to your gift recipient. Most of these can be ordered up until the week before Christmas. Harry and David http://www.harryanddavid.com have a wide variety of gift baskets that include fruits, truffles, cookies and other items to make your favorite person’s taste buds soar! These baskets start in price at $25.00 and up.
So don’t dread those last minute gifts. Use this list to make those last minute purchases fun for both you and the person that you are giving them to! You will be glad that you did!