In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get behind on things. Between work and a busy social calendar, special occasions like holidays and birthdays can easily sneak up on even the most organized person. Forgetting to pick out a birthday or holiday gift for a friend until the last minute only adds to an already stressful schedule. For those who tend to find themselves in this position more often than not, thinking about a friend’s interests or favorite activities can help make the gift-buying process easy and efficient. Here are some easy, last minute gift ideas for some common interests:
- Gifts for a Foodie – Have a friend who loves trying different foods? There are a number of fun and unique gifts that they would like that are easy to get. One great idea is to buy them a set of gift certificates for a few different restaurants that they have never been to. Another easy and unique idea is to get them a food subscription. These subscriptions range from monthly cookies to bacon of the month clubs. This gives them a chance to sample different kinds of their favorite foods for a whole year!
- Gifts for a Beer Lover – Just as there are food of the month subscriptions, there are also beer of the month subscriptions. For friends who love to sample different kinds of beer, a monthly beer subscription is a great gift. Another unique idea is to offer to take them on a tour of local breweries to sample some of the different beers brewed in the area. You can also make up your own beer sampling by running over to a local beer store and putting together a pack of unique beers from around the world.
- Gifts for a Runner – Anyone who runs can never have enough of certain types of running gear. Things like running shirts, shorts and running socks are always appreciated. Other gifts for a runner that are a little bit more outside of the box are runners safety lights, runners id bands and touch screen running gloves. These are all great ideas for a friend who often ends up running at night or in the cold.
- Gifts for an Animal Lover – We all have at least one friend who loves animals. If they have a pet, a toy or treat for their furry friend is a nice gift. For those who don’t happen to have a pet but love animals none the less, an idea that is a little bit different is to “adopt” an animal for them by making a donation to an animal non for profit. They won’t actually get the animal, but their money will go towards taking care of the animal in their name.
Whatever activities or interests your friends may have, there is an easy and unique gift that makes a great last-minute present. Whether you want to buy gifts for a runner, animal lover, beer lover or foodie, the above gift ideas can help you find a great present when you don’t have much time to think about it.