Ten last-minute holiday gift ideas

By DANIELLE DEANGELIS
On December 11, 2019

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With the holidays approaching, it is now time to think about last minute gift ideas for family members, significant others and friends. Well, look no further, because below are ten gift ideas that everyone would love to unwrap:

1. Fuzzy Socks

These are a top tier gift that exceeds all gifts. You truly can never go wrong with fuzzy socks: they’re cozy, fun and perfect for lounging in the winter season! They can be easily found in most stores during the holidays, but Target and Five Below have the cutest designs on their racks.

2. Mugs

Mugs are a perfect base gift. Buy a personalized mug from Etsy, a funky mug from Urban Outfitters or a simplistic mug from Walmart to match your gift receiver’s personality. You can even fill the mug with goodies such as tea bags, Keurig cups or hot cocoa powder packets. Not a fan of hot drinks? Make the mug into a succulent pot!

3. Candles

Bath and Body Works have the ultimate holiday sales alongside the best smelling candles. Treat yourself and a friend to your favorite scents, from fresh baked cookies to cool autumn breeze. 

4. Journals and Stationery

Pair a journal with some fun stationery such as pens, sticky notes, highlighters and more! You can buy high quality journals and planners at Ramapo’s bookstore and fun, inexpensive stationery can be found at Michael’s or Five Below. This gift is perfect for writers, students or anyone wanting to organize their life!

5. Snacks/Candy

If none of these options seem personal enough, here is the ultimate personalized gift that is ideal for anyone: go to Walgreens, get a box and buy an excessive amount of snacks and candy to fill the box. There is no one that would not be satisfied with this box of joy. Make sure to mainly add the person’s favorite treats!

6. Gift Card

Shopping for your stubborn relative? Got a Secret Santa pick that you barely know at work? Go to the Ramapo bookstore, and look at the dozens of gift card options. Visa gift cards alongside gift cards for gas and groceries are a safe bet, but if you know where they shop or eat, go for the personal option!

7. Hats, Scarves and Gloves

Winter is coming: give a set of cozy accessories like hats, scarves and gloves! Everyone needs them, but no one wants to shop for them. Head on over to a department store like Macy’s or JCPenney’s for the best deals on matching sets.

8. Cozy blankets

We all love blankets. Target and Five Below have the cheapest, coziest and cutest blankets. The happiest shining on the person’s face once you give them a soft, fluffy blanket will be authentic and you will feel accomplished.

9. Self-care package

If you’re shopping for someone that never takes time for themselves, make them a care package so they are forced to do so. A basket of items such as face masks, soaps, lotions and nail polish will be a relief for the person in mind. All of these items can be found at Ulta or Forever 21.

10. Ramapo apparel

Have your family show Ramapo pride! Head on over to the bookstore, and shop through the endless amounts of apparel such as t shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, scrunchies, bumper stickers, water bottles and more. For mom and dad, buy personalized “Ramapo Mom/Dad” tees!

 

ddeange1@ramapo.edu

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