The holiday season is here and many of our residents are rushing to grab those last-minute gifts for their friends, loved ones, and neighbors at our Owasso apartments for rent. This season can be a hectic time even without the added task of gift shopping, so if you haven’t gotten all your shopping done already, we get it! That’s why we’re putting together a list of easy go-to gifts that work for just about anyone and can be put together quickly and easily
A Thoughtful Gift Card
Let’s start with the obvious: a gift card is one of the easiest ways to grab a last-minute gift for someone, especially when that person is hard to buy for. You can always grab a generic Visa or Amazon gift card (which both have the benefit of digital options for instant delivery), but for a more personalized approach, consider opting for a gift card that taps into your gift recipient’s interests or habits. For example, a Steam gift card for a gamer, a spa gift card so someone with a stressful time coming up, or a gift card to their favorite local restaurant.
Fancy Food & Drink
A fancy bottle of wine, an assortment of chocolates, or gift basket is also an easy find as a last-minute gift, and one that’s sure to be appreciated. This option also works well for any kids in your life—just grab them some of their favorite goodies. If you’re buying gifts for folks who live outside of the Tulsa area, consider putting together some local finds like your favorite bbq sauce, some local honey or fruit spreads, etc.
You can also whip up something homemade and package it beautifully to create a gift from the heart that anyone will appreciate! Making some holiday cookies, bread, or other treats are a great option, or you can also put together a cute little holiday-themed mix (brownie mix, chocolate chip cookie mix, hot cocoa mix, or a sachet of mulling spices are all excellent options).
Subscription boxes typically ship at a specific time each month, so you don’t have to worry about hitting a precise date, which is part of the beauty of giving one as a gift! Just let your gift recipient know that something is on the way soon, and you can’t wait to see what they get! There are subscription boxes for just about everything these days, from food to cosmetics to gardening supplies to nerd culture and lots lots more, so you can find a box to suit anyone on your list this year.
A Generous Donation
When you need a last-minute gift, sometimes a thoughtful donation is a great option. Donations can usually be made online, making it easy to put one together in just minutes. However, giving a donation as a gift requires a little more knowledge about the person receiving the gift to ensure that they’ll truly appreciate it. Consider giving to a charity that supports a cause that’s truly near and dear to someone, and avoid making donations that are more generic—or worse, contrary to the giftee’s values—and likely to leave the giftee feeling nonplussed.
Unless your gift recipient lives in the Southern hemisphere, they’re likely to appreciate a gift that will help them make it through the cold winter days this season. Cozy blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and so on all make easy gifts that people can make use of immediately. A portable heater or heated blanket might also make a good gift this year.
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