Welcome to our last Ask Patty Gift Garage. We have some great last
minute gifts for the loved ones. Some you can stick right into a
stocking and others you don’t even have to step into the stores to buy.
Who likes to shop on Christmas Eve anyhow? (If you’re my cousins, you
Instead of heading to the store, why not check out XMRadio.com where you can purchase XM radio for that special someone. With over 170 digital channels, there is bound to be a station they’ll love. You can add XM to your car (provided you have a receiver) and then cruise around with all the great music you can think of blasting away from your speakers!
Another truly unique gift is a luxurious sports car or exotic super car. I don’t mean you should shell out six figures to own one, but what about buying a voucher that allows someone to rent one for a day or a weekend? Sounds like fun! There are lots of different high-end rental agencies in most cities, you just have to start Googling!
For the small people in your family (I mean the children), there are some great DVDs that came out in time for the holidays, including this adorable Disney pick: The Fox and the Hound 2. Perfect for the DVD players in the car for the trip up to grandma’s! For the slightly older bunch there is the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
While you are on that drive up to the grandparent’s, why not make the pooch happy as well? You can give the gift of a semi-custom bucket seat cover from Canine Covers. Sure, the dog won’t know the difference but you will, once you have to clean out the car. It is completely machine washable too and look at those little paws!
While we’re on this trip to see the extended family, why not give Junior something to carry all of his new stuff in? Check out this Travel Activity Bag from Koo Koo Kidz. Heck, he doesn’t even need to be in a car to use it. It would be great for taking to a friend’s house, or carting around art supplies, or anything else you can cram in there.
If you are looking to pack some unique games and fun activities inside, try these game books from FamilyFun.com. There are activity packs so the kids stay entertained during a road trip or a long flight. The state-specific travel bag printables allow your kids to learn about the places you're visiting, while also keeping them occupied. We love gifts that are educational but cleverly disguised as fun.
These are just adorable. Try adding some color and fin to your car with some car magnets from Girls Love Wheels. They are strong, fade-resistant magnets that stay firmly in place and make your car unique! They have all sorts of options: paw prints, ladybugs, butterflies, flowers… you name it!
Check out all our previous Gift Garages for more last minute ideas: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5!