Green Holiday Gift Guide | Last Minute Edition
Here we are, just 2 days away from Christmas. Hanukkah begins tomorrow and Kwanzaa will be celebrated this week as well. It’s time for the last minute Holiday gift rush. You may not have the time, or desire, to go out shopping all day, looking for the right gift for those last minute people you still need to get something for. Shopping is exhausting, and doing it last minute will be a double whammy. Here are a few ideas to help you cover those on your list you still aren’t sure what to get.
When you are through looking at this list, remember to check out last year’s “Digital Edition” of the Green Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas that can work last minute.
For the Younger Kids
- U.S. Kids Magazine Subscription – The print version of Humpty Dumpty (Age 2-6) and Jack and Jill (Age 6-12), entertain children with a variety of stories, crafts, recipes, activities, and lots of reader submitted work. We have subscribed to both (as well as the discontinued Turtle) and loved each issue so much, we’ve saved them all to refer back to again and again.
- Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box – These are great monthly subscription boxes that offer kids a new STEM craft each month made from recycled or Earth friendly materials. With a new theme each month, every box contains materials to make up to 8 projects. Sign up to their newsletter for a 30% off new member discount.
For the Older Kids
- Cricket Media Magazines – These are some of our favorite magazines! With options for every age, (Babybug 0-3 yrs) (Click and Ladybug 3-6 yrs) (Ask and Spider 6-9 yrs) (Cobblestone, Dig, Cricket, Faces, and Muse 9-14 yrs) (Cicada 14+ yrs) these magazines offer high quality art, engaging stories, activities and ZERO ads! These are great choices for any avid reader, or any child who enjoys stories. All the magazines are offered in print or digital version. Plus, sign up to the email list and save 35% off your first subscription.
- Tinker Crate Subscription Box – Designed for ages 9-16, these boxes feature a new Science and Engineering project every month to encourage young inventors to create and learn. An alternative for this age group is the Doodle Crate (which we’ve tired) that is designed for young crafters and creators. Join the newsletter and new members will receive 30% off.
For the Ladies
- Spa and Wellness Gift Card – Accepted at over 8,500 professional establishments across the US and Canada, it shouldn’t be too hard for her to find a way to use this gift card (vacation coming up? Many top hotel chains are included in this list). While browsing through the list of retailers who accept the card, I came across a few spas I have personally worked at, and saw many more I am familiar with. As a massage therapist, I highly recommend this gift, but encourage Yelp review reading for any new establishment the receiver wants to try. Among the results, it looks like you can find any modality of massage therapy, a large selection of facials and skincare, as well as some chiropractic and yoga! Use code: HOLIDAY12 to save 10% until Jan. 1st.
- Eccocentric Mom Subscription Box – The ultimate monthly box for eco minded moms! First you choose a box themed to either pregnancy, mom and baby, or just mom, then you choose a gift subscription of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. Each monthly box will have specially curated samples (and some full size products) for the receiver(s) to enjoy. Encourage a healthy, chemical free lifestyle! P.S. You could even send them a link to this blog to continue helping them on their healthy living journey. Use code: ECOHOLIDAY to save 40% off first box.
For the Gents
- Raw Spice Bar Subscription Box – A great subscription service for the cook in your life. Each month he will receive 3 different spice blends to create globally inspired dishes for the whole family to enjoy. You can purchase 3, 6, or 12 month options. use code: RAKFLAVOR to save $5 on your first order.
- Digital Classes at Skill Success – With over 450 classes to choose from, any guy in your life should be able to find something of interest to sign up for at this popular online learning site. Choose lessons in business, health and fitness, personal development, technology, music and art, and so much more! All of the courses are on mega $10 sale right now and they often have flash sales, just be sure to sign up to their mailing list to be the first to know about them.
While checking out this list, keep in mind that many magazine subscriptions now offer a digital version that can be read on tablets, Kindles, and computers, making it easier to gift their faves and save paper at the same time. Maybe all they need is a Kindle! Also, there are many subscription boxes to choose from out there and most can be purchased in 1, 3, 6 or 12 month memberships. Just remember to check that the gift won’t automatically renew once the chosen subscription is over.