Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping can be a source of stress for anyone, but particularly for procrastinators. Need some last-minute gift ideas? Think about readily accessible, yet thoughtful items that don’t require a lengthy shipping process.

Let these five ideas help solve your eleventh-hour gift-giving woes.

<strong>1. DIY-It.</strong>

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DIY gifts can be heartfelt, and many items can be made in a pinch. Bake a tray of Christmas cookies and tie them up with a bow; make seasonally scented homemade candles; or knit a scarf. The possibilities for crafty folks are endless.

<strong>2. Get Accessorized.</strong>

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Don’t get stumped. Consider a classic fashion accessory, such as a <a href=”http://www.shopcasio.com/product/classic-a159wgea-1vt-gold-face-gold-band” rel=”nofollow”>Casio Vintage Watch</a>, which can be found in many national retailers, in a range of affordable prices. Functional and fashionable, these water-resistant timepieces that feature both an alarm and stopwatch will complement an array of style preferences.

<strong>3. Head to the Box Office.</strong>

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Quickly check the schedule of your gift recipient’s favorite band, team or theater company for tickets to an experience, such as a musical, concert or game. This thoughtful gift can be purchased and received in an instant, thanks to e-ticketing.

<strong>4. Pamper Them.</strong>

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The holidays are stressful. Help your loved ones unwind during a busy time of year. Consider a gift certificate for a spa or beauty treatment somewhere local to your recipient. The gift can be enjoyed exactly when it’s needed most.

<strong>5. Let Them Pick.</strong>

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When you’re really in a pinch and you’ve waited until the last minute, don’t stress. A gift card can be a great way to show you thought of someone, without having to spend too much time or energy in search of the perfect item.

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