Dec 23, 2018

Merry Christmas! (and Last Minute Gift Ideas)

This is just a heads up that we'll be offline through Christmas. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and if this is a difficult time of year, please know that you are not alone.

In the meantime, if you need a last minute gift, here are some ideas:

Magazine Subscriptions - You can go with digital or print subscriptions, and there are magazines for just about every age group and interest. Bonus points if you grab a print issue at a brick-and-mortar store so you have a physical gift too. Amazon has lots of subscriptions available. Note that this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO's full disclosure here.

Subscription Boxes - There are so many monthly subscription boxes out there now, and they make fun gifts! Try Stitch Fix (clothing and accessories), BarkBox (dogs), Blue Apron (meal kits), Rocksbox (jewelry), Winc (wine), Harry and David (gourmet food), or one of the many subscriptions available at Amazon. (One of our friends gives us a subscription to Harry and David's Organic Fruit of the Month Club, and we get to enjoy delicious organic fruit all year long!)

Consumables - Our Consumable Gift Ideas Pinterest Board has giftable items you can can make. One of the easiest is homemade cookie dough - the recipient can keep it in their freezer and enjoy some freshly baked cookies whenever they want!

Amazon Prime - Amazon makes it easy to give the gift of Prime. A 3-month membership is just $39! I've shared why I love my Prime membership, and the gift of Prime is a great way for someone who isn't sure if the benefits are worth it to test it out.

Gift cards and e-gift cards - I don't know why gift cards get a bad rap as a "cop out" gift, because if the gift card is for a store you love, it's pretty much the best gift possible. In fact, both of my kids' most wanted gift this year is PlayStation Store credit, and my husband and I would be perfectly happy with Amazon credit. But you could also gift a Netflix gift card to someone who could use a subscription but doesn't want to pay for it, pair theater and restaurant gift cards with a babysitting coupon for a date-night gift, etc.

Most of all, I hope you get what you most want this holiday season!

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