Last Minute #nogiftcard Holiday GIFT GUIDE / by jasmine bustos

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I've always been a procrastinator, ever since I can remember...
This doesn't help when buying gifts. But I've always loved buying gifts for those I love. So those two put me into a bit of a dilemma, right? Loving to buy the gifts but putting it off until the last minute so I'm scrambling. 
Oh, and currently, I still haven't finished my own shopping list, so I'm right there with you. The struggle is real, has been real, and probably will be real forever.

I would like to say, I procrastinate for ALL gifts, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, baby showers, you name it. By now, I pretty much have it my head what gifts are great for people to open up. And no, these are NOT GIFT CARD GIFTS. Although, let me tell ya, I love to receive gift cards. Just giving them for Christmas, kind of makes me feel like they'll think I put no effort into their gift. 

Let's get started. Most of these gifts you can find at your closest stores, my closest store in my little town of Mansfield is going to be Target(aka the ultimate-suburban-mom-place-to-get-things-at). Odds are, the reason you're even reading this is because you are a Beautiful Procrastinating Soul(we rule, by the way) and you missed the deadline for online shopping to get to you. I'll provide y'all with links so you know which stores to hit up.

To pamper someone. This is like the ultimate go-to gift combo that I get for anyone that I know needs a little bit of help slowing their life down to chill or if I know they like to pamper themselves with some "me-time".  Oh, and the last picture...yeah, those aren't chocolates, those are the world's cutest bath bombs!
Coffee Mug+Comfy Socks+Indulgent Chocolates+Bath Salts/Bath Bomb
 

For the person who hits the gym 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, and the special 8x a week. *Cough, cough* My very own mother...
Gym tote/Gym Duffel Bag+Foam Roller(TJ Maxx or Marshalls has some!)+Insulated Water Bottle

I'd like to also add in here, that getting them a membership or a block of classes at a local gym along with any of these items is a pretty awesome kickass thing to do, too. I personnally will be buying a very special someone either 1 on 1 training session with a local favorite personal trainer who trains athletes or a crossfit membership(shoot, I hope they don't see this!).

For Family/Friends Game Nighters: 

We sometimes have game night on our own or will do board games with family, so this gift is perfect for anyone who likes to entertain or has a big family or big group of friends.  
Get a little creative and attach a bottle of wine bottle to your gift for a super fun game night.

For the cinephiles. We consider ourselves a little bit of cinephiles over here at the F-B household and something like this is right up our alley. You can get your movie watching friends the newest movie, some candy, and popcorn. Put it all into a basket, and call it a day! Promise you, it's one of the best presents that a movie lover can get because they'll have another excuse to movie-n-chill. 

P.S. Don't forget to throw in a blanket so that they have something to snuggle in while watching the movie!

 

For the people who like to eat. Okay, so this gift is for anyone!! Food is a girl's best friend, a man's best friend, and literally like anyone's best friend. You can either get them this or a box of pizza, which would make anyone happy. But if you want to go a fancier route try getting them some stuff for fromage. 

Cheese board, a cheese set(cheese knives), fondue pot, and a bottle of wine(this bottle of Iter Cabernet is amaaazing with cheese) to pair it with.

Oh, and if you're lucky enough to live in Mansfield area, here are some local places to go and find your gifts at:

Creations Baking Company- For cute cupcakes and cookies, of course! They have the cutest cupcakes that would make your last minute shopping efforts worth it. Even if you're done with shopping, you can stop by here for a treat for yourself, because you deserve a cookie.

Lil Blue Goat- They sell soap, sculptures, paintings, plants, and other cute little things in this gift shop/doctor's office. The people there are extremely nice and helpful and will help you find exactly what you need. 

Sock Monkey Junction- This is  Toy Store!! I honestly hate shopping at big box stores so a small place like this that still has really creative and fun toys to grab while I'm out and about shopping is a must place to stop at. They also sell books, so if you're like me and like giving the gift of reading, this is a must place to stop at. Oh, and they'll also wrap your purchases for you!

Okkkkay. There's my gift guide. Short and to the point! Now, I'd love to hear some of your suggestions for last minute gifts that are #nogiftcard kind of gifts! I've gotta run to the stores and find my gifts, wish me luck!

-J