It doesn't seem to matter how much we plan, those last minute Christmas gift ideas always seem to come into play. I've used a few myself yesterday and today, and I know many people are in need of a few last minute Christmas gift ideas as well.
Lands End is offering free shipping guaranteed before Christmas on orders placed by 11PM tonight.
Amazon.com is still guaranteeing Christmas delivery on their in-stock items.
By tomorrow these options likely won't be a consideration, so get working on those last minute Christmas gift ideas now.
Here's a couple of last minute Christmas gift idea options I've used. As a matter of fact I used one just this afternoon.
Visit http:www.magazines.com. They are selling several magazine subscriptions for $5 and $10 for a year's subscription. A young mother I'm friends with absolutely LOVES magazines and I save all of my old ones for her. I decided to treat her to a subscription of Good Housekeeping. I ordered the subscription which won't start arriving for 6-8 weeks. I went to the store and purchased the January issue, and then I went to the dollar store and purchased a wine box decorated for Christmas ($2) I rolled up the magazine with an attached note stating I'd purchased a subscription for her, and sealed it in the wine tote. On the outside I tied a ribbon with cookie cutters attached (also dollar store finds for 50 cents each) and added a gift tag.
Another option for last minute Christmas shopping ideas is online gift certificates. Buy the ones you can print yourself and wrap them up. You could have all your shopping finished and wrapped in an hour!
And lastly, the one last hold-out resource for last minute Christmas gift ideas (and while I don't condone this one, I do admit to having used it once or twice!) is the 24-hour convenience store. A bottle of wine, a stack of lottery tickets, or the magazine trick can be pulled off at literally the last second when utilizing one of these last minute Christmas gift ideas!
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from New Hampshire who took full advantage of the Lands End free shipping, guaranteed to arrive before Christmas promotion! She will likely utilize at least one more last minute Christmas gift idea as well. Visit her site at http://www.kimberlyripleywrites.com.