Are you in crunch time and realized you forgot someone on your list! Worse, are you dreading going out knowing that a simple trip into the store means hours of standing in lines? No worries, here is a list of ideas to help you find some great gifts for less and without all the chaos and hair-pulling that a trip to the store can bring this time of year!
One great idea that you might want to consider is “Print Your Own” gift cards for Amazon.com! We have done this before and love it as you have a full card (see how it prints so you can fold it) with a personalized greeting and gift card for your recipient. Plus, your recipient is able to choose just the perfect gift! To get started making your own gift card, CLICK HERE to go to the Amazon gift card center! Don’t forget they also offer mp3 downloads, Kindle books, and many other great options as well. Plus, although you aren’t getting a discount on the purchase of the gift card, your recipient will get some of the best deals out there for whatever they are looking for, which makes the value of their gift card go a lot further.
You can also add a small one (like a few dollars) to a gift. For example, one gift that we are giving is a “date night” package for my newly-wed sister that includes many items from our thrifty food storage for dinner, popcorn, and many other items. We put it all in a popcorn bucket and on top stuck a $5 Amazon gift card for them to rent a movie (or several for $5!).
So whether you do a gift card as a stand alone gift or a smaller one as an addition to a gift, then you are set!
A few days ago we shared with you that Walmart is offering $50 iTunes gift cards for only $40! We’ve been shocked they have been offering them for this long as many stores usually sell our quickly or take the offer down after just a day or two! Make sure to CLICK HERE to get your iTunes egift card – which you can then print out and place in a stocking – for that music lover in your home!
If you’re familiar with Groupon, you know they offer great deals at 90% off in your local area from restaurants to services and shopping. But did you know you can buy a gift card so that your recipient can take advantage of any deal they want that’s offered – which means that “hard to buy for” person on your list just might not be as hard to buy for as you originally thought! 🙂 Or you can buy them a Groupon to a specific local restaurant, activity, or more for 50% off! Just click through THIS LINK to go directly to the Groupon gift cards!
And another daily deal site that is just like Groupon is Livingsocial. Just like Groupon they too offer great deals at 90% off in your local area from restaurants to services and shopping. You can get a gift here too for a super deal! After my sister got married, she and her husband bought my parents a hot air balloon ride in their local area as a wedding thank you and they got it from Living Social for over 50% off and a super deal. This is obvioulsy quite the gift, but they have smaller priced local gift certificates too! Including massages and salon 🙂 Just click through THIS LINK to go directly to Living Social to find last minute gift certificates to local businesses for 50% off or more!
Use a website called Plastic Jungle where you can purchase gift cards for up to 30% off! You just might find a great discount on a store that someone on your list loves! Click HERE to go to Plastic Jungle to see if there are any gift cards for that special someone!
Finally, visit these links for some other last minute gift ideas:
- Using your stockpile and resources from home to help you come up with FREE and CHEAP gifts and some homemade gift ideas!
- A Duct Tape Christmas, dozens of ideas to make some awesome gifts with Duct Tape
- Hot Last Minute Gift Deal: Hundreds of Magazine Subscriptions for FREE – $5 From Amazon
- Restaurant.com One Day Last Minute Gift Sale: $25 Gift Certificates to Your Local Restaurants For $7
- Last Minute Deal and Gift Idea: 20% off iTunes Gift Card with eDelivery (Instant Delivery)
- Get Men’s and Women’s gift baskets at Walmart on clearance and even better prices with coupons
- Finally, use the very affordable photo prints from the 1-hour photo department at Walmart to make some gifts or prints last minute as nice gifts, especially for family and grandparents. We did this 😉 Head to Walmart photo HERE for those last minute photo deals. TIP: pay for your photo order online and you will be in and out of the store quick!!
Plus if you dare to go out today…then here’s a round up of coupons to print for Christmas candy (good to print now for after Christmas clearances too as they will disappear after today!), movies, games and a few toys!