3 Fool-Proof, Last-Minute Christmas Gifts, Because Being Thoughtful Shouldn't Have To Cost A Fortune
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3 Fool-Proof, Last-Minute Christmas Gifts, Because Being Thoughtful Shouldn't Have To Cost A Fortune

Your friends (and your wallet) will thank you.

3 Fool-Proof, Last-Minute Christmas Gifts, Because Being Thoughtful Shouldn't Have To Cost A Fortune

Let's be honest. Although Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year, it is also one of the most stressful times of year!

There's crazy shoppers, the struggle to find the perfect gift, and financial stress. As your average college student who is making a living off of minimum wage, you're often left broke for the holidays, which puts a large amount of stress for the season.

However, I have found the perfect, thoughtful gifts that are not only affordable, but easy to find last-minute!

1. Gift the good ole' mug and candy.

When I tell you this gift is fool-proof, I truly mean it. This gift idea is sure to bring a smile to any recipient's face. It is simple, but effective. You can find inexpensive, cute mugs at your local dollar store, or even TJ Maxx! There is a wide variety to choose from, which makes it easy to customize this gift to a specific person. Also, add some of their favorite candies! You can never go wrong with adding a little sweetness to a gift. If you're feeling even more generous, add a $10-$15 gift card as a little something extra. This gifts is perfect for anyone in your life, so you can never go wrong with this idea!

2. Make a cozy package.

What on earth is a cozy package? This is one of my favorite gifts to give, and it's always successful in making someone smile. A cozy package typically contains a comfy blanket, fuzzy socks, a candle, candy, and something else like some face masks or lotion all inside a reusable basket or bag. Not only is this type of gift adorable and thoughtful, but it's also pretty affordable. You can find many of these items at Target or Walmart for a great price! This gift is great for friends or family if you want their gift to have a bit more meaning.

3. Try out a dollar store box.

This last inexpensive gift idea is called the dollar store box. It's simple and easy to get! Just get some candy, snacks, and any other goodies from the store, and you're done! If you want, you can look on Pinterest for themes or ideas of what to put in it. This is a good gift if you want to get in touch with your more creative side.

Good luck, and happy holidays!

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