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The Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea 1You know that moment of panic when you see your favorite neighbor walking toward your door with a neatly wrapped gift and a big smile? You just remembered that you totally forgot to add her to your Christmas shopping list. You know you can’t turn off all of the lights and pretend you’re not home because your pretty sure she already saw you. What do you do?

I am going to tell you what you do. You invite that neighbor right inside, sit her down for some coffee and, quickly run to your nearest closet where you keep your stash of last minute gifts like American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand products, toss one in a little gift bag, and hand it to her! Crisis averted!The Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea 2

If you don’t have a stash closet, it’s seriously time you start one. Candles, wax melts and fragrance beads from American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand make pretty awesome last minute generic gift. They can be great as a hostess gift, teacher gift, or anything in between. They are easy to stock up on when you find a sale, come in a wide range of fragrances (like Santa’s Treat™and Fresh Balsam Fir), and best of all, are available for purchase at your local Walmart (or for you savvy online shoppers).  Plus, they keep forever! You can shop the whole Walmart assortment page right from the comfort of your couch.

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I like to always keep a stash of American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand products around with little bags just for situations like this. I am a mother of a three year old, wife, blogger, virtual assistant, and quite possibly the most forgetful person I know. It’s almost guaranteed that I will forget someone or something on my list.

My little monster and I recently found the fragrance beads from American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand in our local Walmart for only $3.43 so, you know I stocked up!  They were actually right in the same isle as the normal candles located in the home decor section.

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Some of our favorite fragrances included:

  • Holiday Spice Cake
  • Sparkling Cinnamon Spice
  • Delicious Cranberry

Being able to purchase American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand at my local Walmart has been a real blessing.  Trying to hit the mall around this time of year is literally a complete suicide mission. The best part about being able to shop at Walmart is the price! With prices starting as low as $1.43, this really makes for affordable gift giving!

The Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea 5If your looking at this now and thinking that a candle just would not cut it, let me persuade you. To make any candle from the American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand collection a more personal feeling gift, try adding a wick cutter or candle lighter. You could even attach some twine/colorful ribbon or string and rustic ornament to the pretty glass jar. I picked up the little ornaments and twine used on these jars for under $3!

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If you are a terrible gifter like me, seriously consider picking up a few of these babies to stick in your stash. It just might save you from that terrible empty handed feeling you get when an unexpected guest arrives with a gift for you. Do you keep a last minute gift closet with small gifts? What are some of your go-to’s?



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  1. We like to have ’emergency’ gifts like this on hand for such occasions. It happens every year! Thanks for the great tip! #client