Last Minute Gift Ideas

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: As we move into winter, the holiday season starts, leaving many people excited, including Achilles Zavislak (10), who can’t wait to celebrate Christmas. “I like Christmas,” Zavislak said. “Everyone has less work to do so it’s a lot less stressful.” December brings forth many holidays to celebrate with loved ones and provides a time for everyone to appreciate each other through gifts and cheer. Photo and Article by Emma Chesadel

As December approaches, so does the holiday season and the cheer that comes with it. Those who celebrate Christmas are well aware of its festive gift-giving custom, which many participate in. Gifts are important for many, representing the love and appreciation one has for their friends and family. 

However, because of this, December can be a stressful time of the year. Simply shopping for the holidays can be an anxiety-inducing experience. It can become quite difficult to find suitable gifts for your loved ones, so having a simple and easy solution at your disposal is helpful. If you find yourself having difficulty getting presents, here are some quick last-minute gift ideas that you can give to loved ones during this time of year.

When in doubt, it is always a great idea to consider making your gifts. Something as simple as a meaningful card or a drawing will be appreciated by most people. Senior Aliya Patterson-Burch stated that “I usually make something like a card or a letter, and I usually include a nice drawing of something that the person likes.” Nevertheless, many possible presents can be handmade. If your loved one enjoys seasonal foods, you should bake something for them. You can never go wrong with a batch of cookies! If you have the resources and time, you could make jewelry or crafts. One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a handmade necklace from my friend. A gift that someone puts their time and effort into making is all the more special. 

In terms of purchasing gifts, there are many options to choose from. Long before December, Christmas decorations and items fill the shelves, letting anyone buy the products. Getting holiday-themed presents is never a bad idea. Many people will enjoy hot chocolate sets or winter-themed scarves. Some people would probably find Christmas decorations and ornaments enjoyable as well. Whenever you have time, try going to stores like Target, which will provide an abundance of potential gifts for you to find. 

Giving gifts to your loved ones is a wonderful way to show them that you care about them, Christmas or not. In the end, you’re the one who truly knows the person you’re giving a present to, so get something that you believe they would enjoy. Even the simplest of gifts can be the most meaningful.

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