Christmas Day is rapidly approaching and I’m guessing that some of you may still be looking for a few last-minute gifts for friends, family, and co-workers. I’ve done most of my shopping online this year, as I have for the last several years, but I do still have a number of items left to purchase. Since it is getting a bit too close for my comfort to place any more orders online and make sure they arrive on time, I thought the case may be the same for you. I have put together this list of gift ideas that you can find at the grocery store!
8 Last-Minute Gifts That You Can Find at the Grocery Store!
A fiction book or nice devotional. Most grocery stores, as well as places like CVS or Walgreens, have a book section. Though not large, their selection is usually good enough to find something worthy of giving as a gift at a friend’s Dirty Santa party or in an exchange at work.
A gift card. Our local grocery store has a very large end cap display of gift cards to local restaurants as well as national chains such as Starbucks, Subway, Ruby Tuesday, Bass Pro Shops, and more. You may also find a more generic option such as a Visa card that can be used in any department store, restaurant, or gas station.
A gift certificate to an already-prepared ham or turkey for Christmas Day. I know how to prepare a turkey after trying it a few times. However, it would be so nice to have that part of the Christmas Day meal off my list and to simply pick it up ready-to-go.
A movie-night bag or basket. Grab a gift bag or an inexpensive basket and fill it with delicious snacks. Add popcorn, peanuts or cashews, candy bars, crackers, dried fruit, gum, and any other snack item that you know folks enjoy while watching a movie. You could even include an eight-pack of mini coca colas or a favorite juice. Tuck in a nice little gift card for a movie rental and your movie-night gift is complete!
Create a spa basket. Shop the health and beauty aisle to find bath soaps, shampoos, lotions, masks, loofah sponges, or bath salts. Choose colors and fragrances that complement one another and organize in a basket or cellophane gift bag. Tie with a pretty bow and voila!
Put together a coffee or cocoa mug gift. Select a large coffee mug, choose a small bag of specialty coffee or cocoa, toss in a few Lindt chocolates and top with a festive bow! You could do the same for the tea lover in your life. Stick a Starbucks gift card in too, and you will become the reciepient’s best friend! 😉 (if you’re not already)
Give the gift of writing. Gather some colorful pens, a nice journal or notebook, and a gift card for a favorite beverage. Wrap these in gift wrap or place in a simple gift bag. Anyone who enjoys writing will appreciate this gift, as it will serve as a journal in which to jot down ideas, a place to write stories, somewhere to brainstorm for a novel or to write down important scriptures to remember for later, or any number of other things.
A gift certificate to the grocery store itself. Groceries are expensive! Whether feeding 2 or 15, it can be difficult to leave a shopping trip without feeling like you have spent too much money, even when you were trying to be frugal. Money, or something that represents money, to use towards groceries could be a welcome gift and a great way to help ease the budget for a friend or family member this Christmas.
Do you have any great gift ideas that can be found right in the aisles of your local grocery store? Leave them in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for more thoughtful gifts to give.
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