5 Last Minute Gifts

5 Last Minute Gifts


It’s Christmas Eve, and I pray you are done with the hustle-and-bustle of Christmas preparations. Cooking, wrapping, candlelight services…these are the joys of the special evening. But I have a feeling that at least one of you is looking for a last minute gift idea.

Here are 5 last minute gifts for that special someone that you can give today.

Clean Carpets¬†– This is actually what inspired the entire post. I drove by a dry cleaner business the other day and the sign read, “Need a gift idea? Clean your wife’s carpet!” Genius people. Seriously. If you own a carpet cleaner or can rent one for the day, this a great gift of service.

Detail the Car – Years ago, I used FlyLady’s system to keep up with routine cleaning tasks and she always had a message on Friday’s to clean out your car. I have kept those habits through the year and routinely take trash out each time I get out of the car. However, dirt and random objects still accumulate. Cleaning the interior, vacuuming the carpets, and getting the various crevices really clean rarely makes my weekend to-do list. Consider giving this gift to your spouse, parent, or a single mom.

Tickets – Think sporting events, theater, even airline tickets if your pockets are deep! These compaines make their tickets available for online purchase. You can either print the tickets themselves or a receipt for the event and wrap it up for instant gift giving.

Meals – These are great for young parents, the elderly, or neighbors. Pinterest probably has millions of pins for ideas on what to make and how to wrap it for giving so you don’t have to worry about getting your dishes back.

Gift Cards – Now giving a gift card is not a new idea, but think outside the box. Many companies allow you to send e-certificates, so if you know someone’s email address, you can send them a gift card in a few minutes. Restaurants, massage, pedicures, gear for his hobbies, the ideas are endless. Is there something they always talk about getting but just won’t spend the money on themselves? Bingo. I recommend purchasing with a company who backs their product or service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

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