Traveling at the holidays often means figuring out a way to travel with gifts. Here are four last-minute gift suggestions that are very easy to pack and take along:
Stock Certificates: It’s NEVER too early to get your kids investing, and ShareBuilder.com makes it easy with Gift of Stock. It’s a fun, easy and cost-effective way to teach your kids about investing in the markets. Open a free custodial account and you can even create a personalized investing certificate with a message that you can send instantly by e-mail, or that you can print and place in a stocking or under the tree. You can receive a $25 bonus if you open a new custodial account before Jan. 31 and place a trade before March 25. A wonderful easy gift that will keep on giving.
A Weekend Getaway: Who couldn’t use a night away, especially during the holidays which can bring so much stress? Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has more than 100 upscale locations in the top resort and urban destinations all over the world with all the comfort and amenities you’d expect from a world-class hotel. If you want to get that gift for free – or win a trip for yourself – head to Wyndham’s Facebook page to enter to win a four-day vacation including hotel and airfare PLUS $1,000 spending cash.
Doing Good: What could be a better gift for someone who has everything than making a donation in his or her name to a organization in need? This holiday season, 88% of people surveyed say they are planning to donate to an animal welfare organization. PetSmart Charities has received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 9 consecutive years so you don’t have to wonder where that money is really going. Best of all, just $25 will give an animal shelter space, food and crucial vet services. Also, PetSmart will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Chance and Lucky stuffed animals to PetSmart Charities to help save homeless pets.
Coffee: This is always a great last-minute hostess gift. Eight O’Clock coffee as a super easy, gourmet gift and you can even put together a coffee gift basket with a fun mug or travel cup, some gourmet chocolates and Eight O’Clock coffee’s ground, whole bean or K-cup packages. There are lots of flavors to choose from, including original, Dark Italian Roast, Hazelnut or Colombian.