With less than a month left until Christmas, most of us are already scrambling to buy Christmas gifts. Three weeks and some odd day seem like a lot, but it is never enough when it comes to buying gifts.
But don’t go into panic mode just yet.
Did you know that there are some gifts that are better purchased at the last minute?
It just makes more sense to buy these items either a day before or on Christmas day, so the recipient gets the most from it.
You are probably wondering what gift items we are referring to. Well, no need to stress out your brain pondering over the items.
We have 5 gifts you should consider buying on Christmas day.
1. For the reader: magazine subscription
Who doesn’t like reading up on current affairs or maybe stay up to date on the latest fitness trends?
Whatever the case may be, it makes sense to purchase a magazine subscription on Christmas day.
This way the term will start from the day and go on for a year.
This means that every time a magazine is delivered to the recipient, they will remember you.
So it will be like a gift that keeps giving, at least for 12 months.
Some popular magazines that we recommend:
- Men’s/ Women’s Health
- National Geographic
- GQ Magazine
2. For the movie junkie: Amazon Prime
Movies, movies, and more movies. Amazon Prime has thousands of movies to stream. This is why you can’t go wrong with a subscription to Amazon Prime.
Giving your loved ones an excuse to kick their legs up, relax, and have a night in watching their favourite movie.
It doesn’t just stop at movies; Amazon Prime has TV shows and documentaries also.
The subscription gives you the option to choose how long you want to pay for, giving you the option to select the months based on your budget. After that, it is up to the individual to decide if they want to renew or not.
Providing them with a Prime account on Amazon has special perks on Amazon also such as free shipping and additional discount offers. Did we forget to mention that you can get amazing Amazon Prime Now deals, so it is reasonably priced as well?
Along with the subscription you can recommend these 50 best movies to watch on Amazon Prime.
3. For the foodie: cookies or brownies
We all know someone who just loves to eat.
Nothing will bring them more joy than getting something sweet or savoury to eat on Christmas.
However, you don’t want to buy these treats well in advance that they go stale or expire. That is why you need to wait until a day before or Christmas day itself to buy cookies, brownies, or any other food item.
If you are looking to save money then you can even consider making them a meal on a budget.
This will show that you went out of your way to prepare something for them.
Food items actually make amazing gifts. After all, the best way into someone’s heart is through their stomach.
4. For the sports freak, music and or theatre enthusiast: tickets to an event
Whether they love sports, music, theatre, or all, getting someone a ticket to an event they like at Christmas is a wonderful gift.
With the new year around the corner, there are sure to be lots of concerts and plays lined up.
Chances are you can even bag a Christmas discount.
Now, you won’t have the physical ticket to give them, but you can show them the receipt/gift certificate.
To purchase tickets, you can check out Ticket Master for upcoming events around January or check the website of the sports team the special person loves.
5. For the person you aren’t too sure what to get: gift card
Gift cards are a blessing in disguise when you aren’t sure of what to get someone.
They allow you to let the person decide what to get on their own.
While it may seem like a cop-out from your end, not thinking hard enough on what to get.
This is actually a much better option than getting them something they don’t want or need.
You have different options for a gift card from Amazon to iTunes.
Plus, purchasing them on Christmas days may just give you a chance to snag a deal.
If you don’t have a clear plan for what to get your loved ones this Christmas, but you want to give it a little twist this year, these ideas will provide you with some inspiration.
If your only reason to buy gifts on Christmas day is to save on deals, this can help you out as well.
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks. She is studying a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion.