The Festive Season is fast approaching and I don’t know about you, but I always seem to have someone visit with a gift that I wasn’t expecting. I hate not having something on hand in this scenario so these days I wrap a couple of extra gifts just in case.
The Festive Season can be stressful enough so take the stress out and be prepared.
Wrap the gifts ahead of time and put under the tree and you are ready. Of course, if you don’t use them all most can be kept for another occasion or worst case you have to use them yourself!
Here are some Quick & Easy Festive Gift Ideas for Unexpected Guests
1. Homemade Treats
Everyone loves homemade goodies especially over the holidays. When I’m baking for the holiday season, I ensure I make extra for those ‘just in case’ gifts. People appreciate the love of something you have made yourself.
2. Handmade Soaps
I don’t actually make my own soap but I buy from local markets and have a few on hand for the unexpected guest. Most women love perfumed soap and wrapped festively they make a lovely gift.
3. Chocolates or Nibblies
A box of premium chocolates is always a gift that is appreciated. When shopping, pop a couple of boxes on your list and then wrap and place under the tree.
Another alternative is to fill mason jars with chocolates or nuts or other candy. Tie a festive ribbon around the jar and your gift is done.
I love tea and today we have specialty tea shops which I just adore exploring. There are so many varieties available and packaged beautifully so keep a couple on hand.
5. Wine or Bubbles or Non Alcohol versions
A bottle of wine or champers is, easy to purchase and again presented in a festive gift bag will hit the mark.
6. Scented Candles
I love scented candles but never buy them for myself. Having a couple on hand wrapped with a festive ribbon will definitely be appreciated.
So don’t get caught out without a gift, be prepared and take one more thing off your stress list!