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6 last-minute Christmas gifts

Did you forget to buy a gift for someone? These fast ideas will save the day!
  • The gift that keeps on giving

    Unless you're Clark W. Griswold and you're expecting a Christmas bonus big enough to put in a swimming pool, chances are good you'd be thrilled to receive jelly as a gift, especially when it's homemade! Pull out a jar from the pantry, attach a pretty spoon with ribbon, and give!

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015
  • Vintage art

    Give the gift of history! Our sister publication, Successful Farming, has a long tradition of beautiful covers. Click below to browse a slideshow of classic Christmas covers from the early 1900s.

    Did you forget to buy a gift for a guest? Pop into your office, print a cover they would like, slip it into a frame, and voila! A super fast, inexpensive gift they'll love!

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015
  • Egg delivery

    If you have a backyard chicken flock, give the gift of eggs! Make a gift certificate good for several dozen eggs, delivered to the recipient throughout the winter. They will be thrilled to know farm-fresh eggs are coming, and your hens will do all the work!

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015
  • Give a good book

    Order several copies of a book you love, and keep them on hand for last-minute gifts. Write an inscription, slip a photo of you and the recipient into the pages for a bookmark, and tie a big ribbon around the book. For a truly impromptu gift, pull a well-loved book from your shelves and give!

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015
  • Dessert to go

    You never know when someone is going to give you an unexpected gift, and you don't want to be caught empty-handed! Bake a few extra pans of brownies or bars in disposable foil pans, and just keep them on hand during the holidays. Then all you'll have to do is add a few embellishments like these pretty foil doilies, and you have an instant gift! These also make nice treats to share with your local fire department or police station.

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015
  • Wine is always in season

    Maybe you went to the wine shop and carefully examined hundreds of bottles before choosing just the right one for your friend, or maybe you just pulled a bottle off of your shelf, tied some ribbon to it, and gave it to them. They'll never know! Wine makes a wonderful last-minute gift!

    Date Published: December 11, 2015
    Date Updated: December 11, 2015

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