Last-Minute Gifts That Are Actually Thoughtful


Everyone panics during the holiday season. It’s in our DNA to believe that we must have everything done right now and perfectly, with little time to spare. But there are a few gifts you can make or buy with very little notice, and they will be appreciated nonetheless. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that, while simple, are still thoughtful and unique enough to get your point across without breaking the bank or tying you down for hours of preparation.

  1. Write a Memorable Poem

Write a poem on behalf of your loved one that encapsulates how you feel about them. This can be as simple as writing your feelings in a standard form or doing something more creative and complex in verse. If you’re feeling especially ambitious, you can even get creative and make one of those intricate paper cranes that people do on the Internet.

  1. Digital Picture Frame

A digital picture frame is a great gift for anybody, but something that you can get in less than an hour and make with practically no tools. All you need is an old computer case, a paperclip or small pin, and some software that lets you create a digital image file. Use your creativity to make one that displays the picture and has the exact amount of room for text and other information your recipient would like to show off.

  1. Decorative Flowers

You can make your floral arrangements out of anything that you find in your kitchen. Flowers can be made from pasta, yarn, toothpicks, soap, and water. You can also use real flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece or bouquet that impresses your recipient. Just make sure you don’t forget the water! You can make an order from Pearsons Florist to have their florists assist you with an exquisite arrangement.

  1. Get Creative with Your Paintings

If you’re a creative person, painting is one of the best gifts you can give. You can make paintings out of anything, but materials like chicken wire, sticks, and stones are popular choices. All you need is a frame, some paint, and your imagination. Be sure to have enough time to let your painting dry before giving it to somebody who will appreciate it; this will usually take about 24 hours, depending on the medium used for coloring.

  1. Fancy Charcuterie Board

If your gift recipient is a wine lover, you can make a fancy charcuterie board with them in mind. Go to a local home improvement store and grab some nice slate tiles. They will probably be more expensive there than at a craft store, but they look more professional and less homemade. You also need a bunch of different types of meats and cheeses to put on the board, preferably ones that they might not buy for themselves but would love having around.


Alright, there you have it: thoughtful, last-minute gifts. Giving any of these gifts is guaranteed to get your point across and make the person you’re giving feel good about themselves. Your loved ones will be glad you put thought into their presents, and won’t mind getting them a little late.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Alan Silvestri
Alan Silvestri
1 year ago

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1 year ago

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