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Last Minute Gift Ideas



In need of a few last minute gifts? No worries. There’s still time to get your gift list “wrapped” up. Check out our top four last minute gift ideas for inspiration.


Handmade Gifts


Handmade presents are a thoughtful way to let someone know you care about them. Short on time or money? No problem. These items are time and budget friendly. For example, 35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts are quick and easy to assemble and use ingredients you may already have in your pantry.



Enlist your family’s help in making and assembling clever gifts, such as customized picture frames or assorted kid friendly fun and easy crafts. Or check out these clever DIY items that repurpose common household articles into useful and decorative gifts. Home baked goods are always a popular and appropriate gift too. While you’re at it, add a card with the recipe for these delicious goodies. Whatever you choose to create, the special people on your list will appreciate a thoughtful, one of a kind gift made just for them.


Gift Cards, Tickets, & Subscriptions


You can’t go wrong with a gift card or certificate. Options abound, from restaurants, retail and online stores, to services from a salon, oil change garage, or car wash. Consider entertainment venues too, such as a movie theater, bowling alley, or skating rink. If your gift recipients are into sports, music, racing, and the like, tickets to these events are good choices too.


If someone on your list is into decorating and DIY, our Andriots Gift Certificates might be a good fit. We have an extensive inventory of paint, related products, and tools to get the job done. Our flooring and window treatment offerings have something to suit everyone’s tastes as well. We’re equipped and ready to help with advice and of course, provide a complementary cup of coffee while they browse our selection.


Why not give someone a subscription to a magazine of interest? There are topics that appeal to everyone, from kids and teens to adults of all ages. Publications usually offer subscriptions on their website, so purchasing them is a breeze. Then if possible, pick up a copy of the latest issue, wrap it up, and give someone a gift they’ll enjoy year round.


Gift Baskets


A gift basket is another great and unique option. Consider that special someone’s favorites and assemble items in a personalized basket or other appropriate container. The tea lover might enjoy a fancy teacup and assorted herbal teas along with a sampling of sweets, such as shortbread or scones nestled in an attractive basket. Your resident grill master would probably like barbecue tools, sauces, and rubs wrapped up on a cutting board. The backyard gardener could always use a new pair of work gloves and trowel, seed packets, or pruners neatly assembled in a handy storage tub. Young artists would appreciate a sturdy box of art supplies, such as crayons, colored pencils, paint, markers, coloring books, drawing tablets, construction paper or other kid friendly craft supplies. Use your imagination to put together a fun and memorable gift.


Shop at Andriot’s


We have an assortment of gift basket or stocking stuffers and last minute gifts. From handy tools, flashlights, and home improvement supplies to the Big Green Egg grills and EGGcessories, The Airlighter and more, we can help you select just the right items for those on your list. Stop by and see us. We’ll be happy to help with whatever you need.


Don’t stress! With a bit of creativity, your last minute gifts will be wrapped and ready to go so you can relax and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.


Thanks so much for your faithful support this year. We look forward to serving you in 2018. May you enjoy a blessed holiday season with family and friends. Merry Christmas!