There is one thing that is always a guarantee during the holiday season— last minute shopping! The holidays always seem to sneak up on us between busy school schedules, winter band and chorus concerts, and holiday parties. In case you’re still looking for a last minute gift or owe someone a gift, take a look at some of our favorite last minute ideas!
1. Rescue Gifts
The International Rescue Committee has an incredible gift section that allows you to make a real difference with a small gesture. There are a variety of options from supplying kids in conflict zones like Syria with teddy bears, coloring books, and creativity kits to funding one year of school for a child. Each gift comes with a note that you can put in anyone’s name. It’s a great way to give back and get someone you love a meaningful gift.
2. Travel Notebook
Keeping a journal for all of your travels is a great idea. It’s even better for kids. We love going back through our kid’s travel journals with them and seeing what they thought of the Galapagos Islands or the Amalfi coast in Italy. Going through memories months or years later is always one of our favorite things to do. Getting the kids a good notebook to keep all of their thoughts in is a great way to encourage journaling while traveling.
3. Anything with Amazon Smile
By signing up for Amazon’s Smile program a percentage of all of your purchases will go to a cause of your choice. Take a look for some good travel accessories like travel pillows, carry-on bags, toys, or books and support a good cause while you do! You can sign up here: http://smile.amazon.com/
4. Nokia Thermometer
It’s always good to have a thermometer with you while you’re on the road. Whether you’re headed to grandma’s house or to Tanzania, it’s always good to have one of these handy. The Nokia Thermo is specifically great because it syncs to an app on your phone that can track temperatures throughout a cold. It also lights up in different LED colors for normal temperatures vs not-normal temperatures.
5. The Best Gift: An Adventure for the Entire Family
From the jungles of Costa Rica to the hills and beaches of Thailand, your family can explore the world in a safe and comfortable way with Thomson Family Adventures. There is no gift like the gift of travel. This is something that the entire family can enjoy together!