For those of you that wait until the week before the holidays to get someone a gift, this quick list is for you.
We get it, you are a busy person that has a lost of stuff going on around this time of year and standing in line at the retail store with a shopping cart full of gifts doesn’t sound appealing – we are totally and completely with you there. That is why we’ve given you some obvious and not so obvious ideas if you need a gift for someone in a pinch, even for close loved ones. This blog post is even short enough so you can get to that holiday party without being empty handed!
These ideas are in order of how much time you have beforehand:
Amazon Prime – 2 Days
If you have a couple days, it’s a no-brainer to order something online. Just take a look at what is trending or visit our Top 10 Funny Gifts Guide for inspiration. We suggest ordering Amazon Prime eligible items if you have an account because you can get them delivered in 2 days for free. This also prevents you from having to go to a store or thinking too hard…
Retail Store – 2 Hours
This is obvious, but just go to a Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, etc. if you have a couple hours to spare. This is of course risky because you have no idea how long those lines are until you get there. BUYER BEWARE!!
Re-Gift – 1 Hour
Do you have any unopened gifts from your birthday or last Christmas? Go find them quick! This is a thing. Don’t feel shame.
Wine & Spirits – 30 Minutes
If you have less than an hour to spare, it’s crunch time. Go to the liquor store on your way there and grab a decent bottle of wine, whiskey, gin, rum, or 6 pack of beer for that someone you almost forgot. Even if they don’t drink, we’re sure they could use it for a party or at least re-gift it!
Invite to nice lunch, dinner, event, etc. – 10 Minutes
If it’s someone you care about enough to hang out with them, but you somehow spaced on getting them a gift, you are still in luck. It’s all good. You could tell them you are going to take them out to a nice lunch, dinner, concert, or any other event of their choosing on your dime. You can’t lose.
The classic IOU – NOW
Oh boy, you might have messed up. You can’t think of an event to take this person out to or you don’t want to hang out with them, you don’t have time to get a bottle of booze, and you feel bad. You could maybe tell them Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Holidays and be done with it, or you could tell them you genuinely forgot and you owe them one. It happens!