Fast And Thrifty Gift Ideas For Those Special Occasions… That You Completely Forgot

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt that dawning realization when we realize that we’ve forgotten a special occasion. It could be a treasures colleague’s leaving day, a relative’s birthday, or worse yet your anniversary with your significant other. Panic strikes and adrenaline pumps through your veins. You curse yourself for not making a note in your calendar and trusting too much in your own organizational skills. You’d berate yourself but you really don’t have the time. You need a gift and you need it fast… But you also have a limited budget. This could be a problem. The last thing you want to do is insult anyone by presenting them with a gift that looks like a cheap or hurried purchase… Even though that’s kind of what it would be.

Worry not, however, as any of these gifts can be yours within 24 hours and while sure to delight, won’t break the bank either…

Gift cards

Many people shy away from the prospect of gift cards because they feel that the recipient of a gift should get the tactile pleasure of unwrapping it… But those people have never seen the microsecond of disappointment followed by the strained smile when someone unwraps a gift they don’t want. A gift card can not only save you this exquisite embarrassment it can also save you money. If you buy gift cards using this link you’ll get a gift card with a greater monetary value than you paid for it. Now that’s a result!

Coffee mugs

Maybe not a great idea for an anniversary, but perfect for a colleague who’s heading for new pastures whom you’ll miss. The great thing about coffee mugs is that there’s a style, color, shape and design to suit everyone and it doesn’t take much time or effort to choose one with a character to suit the recipient. If you have a little lead time you can even get one with a personalized message.


Do you know anyone who doesn’t love chocolate? Me neither. The great thing about chocolate is not only that it’s a gift literally everyone lives to receive, it’s affordable and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. A box of liqueur truffles or a chocolate heart with a fondant inscription can be a romantic gift while a multi tiered box can be a great way to thank your team for their sterling work this quarter. Any of these chocolate creations can be personalized and brought to your door within 24 hours.

Create your own gift package

Can’t alight on a gift that sums up how you feel about someone? That’s no problem. Why not do a little leg work and put together a gift package that completely reflects the recipient. An inexpensive wicker basket, some colorful shredded paper stuffing and a few feet or ribbon can make even the most quotidian gifts into a showstopper. Stuff it with relaxing bath products from Bath & Body Works, scented candles, a bottle of wine, their favorite candy, a teddy bear, a framed photo…

The possibilities are literally endless!

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