If you’re like me (and most people), you’ve probably got some more last minute Christmas shopping to do in a very short amount of time (yikes!). If this sounds even remotely like you, don’t panic—I’ve got you covered. Check out these quick, easy, and affordable recommendations that will certainly brighten up anyone’s Christmas morning!
For the budding photographer:
Select 60 of your favorite photos from Instagram or Facebook, upload them to Chatbooks Ongoing Book Series, and they will print and ship your personalized album! The Chatbooks app is free with iOS and Android, and the album is $8 per 60 pages. This option is versatile and super personal. Make an album for your friends or family, and visit chatbooks.com for more info!
For the music lover:
Head to the iTunes store and create a personalized mixtape (are they still called that?) with songs that best reflects the way you feel about that person. For $9.99 a month, you can take it a step further and purchase a subscription to Apple Music for unlimited access to all their favorite tunes (psst…the first month is FREE)!
For your average Joe:
Along the same lines as the music lover, you can’t go wrong with subscriptions. Movie lovers unite with a $7.99 monthly Netflix subscription. TV fans can sit back, relax, and binge-watch on Hulu also for $7.99 a month. Music aficionados can choose between Apple Music and Spotify. And let’s not forget about our book worms: Cratejoy and Uppercase both offer monthly boxes of Young Adult books (for a fee, of course). Check out both options to see which has the best deal, but you can’t go wrong with either!
For the fashionista:
Don’t want to splurge on jewelry? Afraid you’ll purchase the wrong size? You can’t go wrong with gift cards, especially for stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx where your person of interest will be sure to get the most bang for their buck!
For the adventurer:
Know someone who loves trying new things (big or small)? Head to websites like Groupon or LivingSocial and select a deal you know they’d be sure to enjoy!
For the DIYers:
This might be my favorite option on the list. What’s better than something that comes from your head, hands, and heart? Even if you don’t consider yourself a “crafty” person, there’s something so special about making something for someone else. Check out this awesome collection of DIY holiday gifts compiled by Buzzfeed (thanks, Buzzfeed), and don’t sweat it if your expectations don’t match your reality (it happens to the best of us, trust me). It’s the thought that counts!
The truth here is that Christmas (like most holidays) has become one centered around physical, material gifts. Let’s take the S.A.L.E out of Christmas and replace it with L.O.V.E, shall we? The best gift you can give is love. So as the Jackson 5’s Christmas classic goes: Give love on Christmas day.
Merry Christmas, everyone!