In case you need last minute gift ideas

We're not mad or disappointed, we just want to help.

As long as you planned ahead, you’ll be fine.

…that being said, if you’ve been procrastinating and missed those shipping deadlines, you still have time.

Here’s a few gift ideas that can bail you out:

  • For one, if you’re online shopping, make sure you’re using deal hunting and price comparison sites like Honey, RetailMeNot, Wikibuy, and StudentBeans (if you’re in school). These can not only find you deals and save you money on gifts, but they can also suggest some great options if you’re in need of a little last-minute inspiration.
  • Another option for a buzzer-beater gift is signing up a loved one for a subscription box. From clothing to shaving supplies to a different bottle of wine every month, this is the perfect excuse to tell them that their gift is in the mail.
  • Or here’s a fun one — Giftly — a site where you can send up to $1,000 toward something specific without needing to specify where they spend it. Then they can choose to receive it either as a Visa gift card, direct deposit, or in a Paypal account. Once they spend it, they can send you a virtual thank you card letting you know where and how they spent it.
  • If you want to be more specific, but you’re not 100% sure of their sizing or style-preference, check out Giftnow.com. You can select an item that you want to buy for them, then the gift is sent to their email. from there, they can pick the size, color, or specifications before it ships, or they can swap it out for something else.
  • No matter what you’re buying online, always do a quick search for coupon or promo codes and always compare prices from different places. You can use Google Shopping to see what various sites are selling an item for, and apps like Paribus can help you save money even when you’ve already bought an item.
  • One you might want to check out without a deadline in mind is Greentoe, which allows you to name your price. Once you make your offer, it’s sent to approved retailers selling that item, and once a retailer accepts your offer, the item is shipped your way.
  • You can also donate to a non-profit organization or a cause that’s significant to the recipient of the gift. For example, we’re working to Feed the 4-States and the local food pantries would love your help this holiday season! Our annual ToyBox campaign is another great option!
  • Last but not least, a great way to not have to worry about gifts arriving on time is by taking a walk up the street to your local mom-and-pop shops.

Go pick out something specific to your corner of the 4-states… You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what small businesses have in-store for the holiday season.

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