Avoiding pulling a wadded ten dollar bill out as a last ditch effort to save face with these last minute gift ideas.
There are several places that you can find a last minute gifts, including online. In most cases you can get express shipping and if you need to save time, can have the item shipped right to the birthday boy or girl. Just make sure you designate that they are a gift so the billing information is not included in the package. Many places also have gift wrapping as well for an additional charge.
Some online retailers feature last minute gifts for every age group and you get bigger savings if you buy more at a time. Go ahead and buy extras and then stash them so that you are ready for the next last minute gift giving need. Stuffed toys are always a favorite as are games and other toy choices.
Teens enjoy hygiene items, so buy a basket and fill it with soaps, lotions and other items in various scents. Other choices could be car care items placed in a car organizer for unique presentation.
Buy tickets for a show or event online and you will save enough money to throw in dinner for the evening. For a special friend, make it a double date event and spend the entire night together, you could even purchase the gift certificate to use at the restaurant online.
Another idea is to purchase their favorite show or event online using a digital video download or a gift card for an MP3 download.
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