Gift Ideas So You Don't Get Caught Empty Handed!

32 piece Fabric Gift Bag Set $7.95 Comes with bags and tissue paper. Perfect for a quick gift!
You’ve been invited to stay the weekend at your Aunt’s beach house in sunny San Diego, it’s Thursday and she wants you to come up Friday afternoon.
Your neighbor stops by Christmas Eve with unexpected gifts and you are baffled by her generosity.
You’ve been invited to a gift exchange and totally forgot about it until looking at the calender that morning! Arghhh!
I have found myself in these situations, but never again will I be empty handed!
I suggest having a box with several different gift ideas set aside, just in case you find yourself in the above situations.
A great place to find inexpensive things for your gift box is Lakeside Collection. Here are my picks from the current catalog that would be perfect gifts for an unexpected situation:

Loose Tooth Book with Tin Box ($3.95) Perfect for a boy or girl (both options available).

Print and Store Recipe Binder ($7.95). Perfect gift for housewarmings, college graduations, bridal showers and gift exchanges.

10 Foot Outdoor Activity Parachute ($11.95) Great for birthdays or picnics! There are over 100 games children can play with the parachute! For ages 3 and up

For the Love of Baseball Books ($6.95) This would make a great gift for that sport fan young or old! With best players, records, colorful illustrations, and World Series wins this is sure to be a hit. Choose from Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox. Tower of Notes and Pen Set ($4.95)Perfect for practically ANY gift giving occasion! 3 set designs to choose from. Tied with a bow and ready for giving!

All gift choices are under $12 and make perfect last minute gifts for you to keep on hand!

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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