close

Easy and Affordable Last-Minute Gifts

Easy and Affordable Last-Minute Gifts

Easy and Affordable Last-Minute Gifts

  • "Save Money"
  • Shopping
  • Holidays

Blog icon
Haven't had an opportunity to buy your loved ones a holiday gift yet? There's no need to panic when it comes to holiday shopping. Our gift guide shows you how to save money with affordable last-minute gift ideas for all ages this holiday season.

Homemade Gifts
If you've been scouring the stores for cheap presents and last-minute gifts, or looking through gift guides wondering "What should I buy?" without success, it's time to take a different approach. Holiday shopping doesn't have to stop at the store, and homemade gifts are often more meaningful. Put your skills and hobbies to use working on a painting, some scented candles, a tray of cupcakes, a key organizer, or a scrapbook filled with memories.

Personalized Gifts 
Personalizing an item has the potential to turn cheap presents into cherished treasures. For example: 
  • Use an online service to create a calendar with a family photograph for each month
  • Order a photo mug, then fill it with a selection of the recipient's favorite treats
  • Get your best family portrait enlarged and transferred to canvas as a showpiece for the living room
Thoughtful Last-Minute Gifts 
Inexpensive presents aren't the same as cheap presents, and knowing how to save money means identifying simple last-minute gifts that have meaning. Look for gift ideas that speak to the recipient on a personal level such as: 
  • A shell from the beach you visited on your first vacation
  • A photograph from your first date
  • A first edition copy of the recipient's favorite book
  • A silly souvenir from the family theme park you visited together
Events and Experiences
If you've ever asked yourself, "What should I buy? They have everything!" consider an experience rather than a physical gift. Some experiences like tickets to a rock concert are expensive, but you can figure out how to save money by finding ways to show you care with local attractions:
  • Dinner: A candlelight dinner at a favorite restaurant, or a special meal prepared at home
  • Events: A night out to listen to a local band or an evening at the fair
  • Theater: A performance by a local drama group or a visit to the closest cinema 
If you have plenty of gift ideas but you're short on cash, Installment Loans may be a good solution. The lump sum provided by installment loans means you have the money you need immediately and can pay it back on a set schedule. To find out more, contact us or use the NiceLoans! online store locator to find a location in your neighborhood, where you can ask any questions and submit an application in person.
Go Back