Greetings from a Known Procrastinator

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, yes, but on a nice and relaxing (ahem, slow) Friday afternoon, I thought I’d take a few minutes to brainstorm some last minute gift ideas. You know, for procrastinators like me! (And then, because you all are so awesome, perhaps you can share some ideas too?)

  1. Magazines: my favorite gift to give (and get!) is a magazine subscription—the gift that keeps on giving. Really! Every month you get a shiny new magazine that (let’s be honest) you’d never have gotten around to ordering for yourself. Love! So I order the magazine, buy the current issue, and enclose a note that this is the first of many monthly gifts coming their way.
  2. Movie night: Almost every movie theater company allows you to buy gift certificates—and who doesn’t like movies? Our local theater corporation has a great package: two tickets and a combo. I print out little ticket stubs (fake, of course), the details of the gift certificate, and a reminder that smooching during movies is highly recommended (um, for couples, that is).
  3. Girls’ Night In: a sweet mug, cup cozy, box of tea, warm pair of socks, bookmark, and book (or movie) makes for a fabulous gift box. Throw in some chocolates or salty treats and yummy!
  4. Boys’ Night Out: six-pack of good beer, deck of cards, silly Vegas hats (like the ones the dealers wear) and maybe a few nice cigars, plus a note.
  5. Netflix yearly pass. I mean, who doesn’t like streaming movies?

Do you have any good last-minute ideas?


Mrs. Cheese

Wedding Date:
May 2016
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    sf_carrie 463 posts, Helper bee @ 9:23 pm

    Hi Cheese, good to see you back! All great ideas! These days everyone is treating themselves less to the frills given the economy so some of my favorite gifts to give are spa or restaurant giftcards. Who doesn’t like a manicure or a night out? I’m also a big fan of warm gloves, cute umbrellas, and homemade baked goods.

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:52 pm

    Hmm, I think I’m gonna look at a flower arranging magazine for my mom! Thank you!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:44 pm

    Awesome gift ideas!

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    Mrs. Furry 90 posts, Worker bee @ 4:17 pm

    Uhm.. I haven’t started buying christmas gifts..

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    sabina, Guest @ 11:24 am

    For me, a great gift would be a weekend away with my boyfriend…we really need something like this.

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    xLailax 414 posts, Helper bee @ 1:47 am

    These are wonderful ideas! Thanks!
    Miss you on the boards!

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    cantpickadate, Guest @ 9:26 pm

    Just a thought for any of the movie options- For a tickets to the theater, add some gummy candies, a 20 oz of pop (not soda, pop, lol)…. for the movie at home option some microwave popcorn…. makes it a little more fun to open!

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    NoneOfYourBeeswax 77 posts, Worker bee @ 11:01 pm

    For my married friends who have three kids, I am getting them a restaurant gift certificate, movie tickets, and a night of free babysitting because they never take time for themselves.

    I loooooove to make gift baskets for people as gifts. Movie night baskets with pop, popcorn, a few movies, boxed candy, etc. are good. I also like to do italian night kits in a collander with pasta, jarred sauce, parmesan, and a bottle of wine (and fresh ingredients if I’m delivering it right away). The possibilities are endless!

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