There are two types of people in the world - those who finish their Christmas shopping before Black Friday and those who wait until the night of Christmas Eve.
For those of you who might be in the latter, I have a few suggestions that I've found to be particularly helpful when I've run out of both ideas and time.
1. Personalized Mugs
This can be a great idea if your loved one enjoys warm beverages like coffee or hot coco, plus they are very easy to customize! Just grab a sharpie, write a quote or draw a design, and then bake the mug in the oven at 250 degrees for 2 hours. If you want to spice things up a bit, add their favorite drink or a pair of warm socks to place inside. (Remember, only hand wash the mugs.)
Ornaments can be a cute idea for gifts because they can either capture or create memories. You can place pictures inside of the ornaments to remind the receiver of wonderful memories shared together or you can fill them with ingredients for recipes to cook together later! Check out all the cool combinations of ornaments you could create at the link below! http://www.frugalmomeh.com/2015/12/glass-ornaments.html
3. Bath Salts
Bath salts can be a great gift to give in preparation for those dreadful finals in May. Start off with two cups of Epsom salt into a bowl and then experiment with different colors and fragrances. Add some drops of Lavender Essential Oil for a relaxing scent or some drops of Peppermint Essential Oil for a more energizing scent. Seal in a glass airtight container and add a silica gel pack to keep the salt from hardening. Here's the full recipe! http://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/homemade-bath-salts/
This last gift might be a little pricier than the others, but its a great gift for any college student needing some help braving the cold winter months! Go to you local fabric store and buy their favorite colors or their school's emblem in the right size. (The bigger the blanket the better.) Cut the corners of the pieces of fabric and use fabric scissors to cut 2x1 inch fringe edges along the entire blanket. Make sure to line up both sides of the fabric. Finally, tie knots with the fringe around the entire blanket and you'll be done!