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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Easy Holiday Shopping

Dec 18, 2017

The holiday season can sneak up quickly, leaving you wondering how to budget for last-minute gifts. If you’ve been putting off your holiday shopping, use this gift guide for inexpensive, quick and easy gift ideas.

For the avid online shopper, consider downloading the Honey app to your computer browser to achieve automatic savings when shopping. The app automatically finds coupons, promo codes and deals that can be applied at checkout.

Of course it’s best to avoid stores right before Christmas, but try to visit shopping centers during the non-peak hours before 11 a.m. or between 2 and 4 p.m. to save time and money. Grab a few generic and inexpensive gifts to avoid heading back to the store for an unexpected holiday visitor.

Whether you’re shopping in stores or online, check out our budget-friendly, last-minute gift guide to cross off every person on your list.

Last-Minute Gift Guide

Under $5

For kids

  • Fidget Spinner: $2.47. This gift is a cheap idea to keep your children occupied during the busy holiday season.

For him

  • Money Clip: $2.46. A money clip makes for a practical gift to keep money in one place.

For her

  • Runner’s Armband: $5.00. Rather than gift expensive headphones to the athlete in your life, give an armband for her to use during runs.

Under $10

For kids

  • Tamagotchi: $7.99. Wildly popular in the ’90s, Tamagotchis are back and are a great gift to teach children about responsibility.

For him

  • Gift Card: $10. What better quick, easy and last-minute gift is there than a gift card? For $10, grab a gift card to a coffee shop or novelty store.

For her

  • Wine Bottle Opener: $9.99. Wine lovers, rejoice! A bottle opener is a convenient gift that won’t break the bank.

Under $20

For kids

  • Speak Out: $16.94. Speak Out is the latest board game craze and will bring lots of laughs to the entire family.

For him

  • K-Cup Pods: $14.99. Support the coffee addicts in your life by giving K-Cup pods this year.

For her

  • Adult Stress-Free Coloring Book: $10.45. The holidays can be a stressful time, so adult stress-free coloring books are an awesome gift to help your loved ones unwind.

Under $35

For kids

  • Hatchimals Playset: $29.99. Hatchimals are many children’s favorite toy. Bring joy to their faces this holiday season with a Hatchimals Playset.

For him

  • YETI Tumbler Cup: $24.99. Perfect for both cold and warm beverages, YETI tumbler cups can be found in stores or online.

For her

  • Candle Set: $32.00. If you have some wiggle room in your budget, candle sets are a sweet gift to make any home smell great.

Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or the perfect last-minute gift, you can shop smart and maximize savings with our gift guide this holiday season.

Don’t forget to check out our limited-time personal loan sale to make your holidays happier.


Erin Ellis
Accredited Financial Counselor ®
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