I always keep a collection of small gifts on hand, in case I have an impulse to give someone a pick me up or a thank you, or if I need a last minute present for a forgotten event. Once December rolls around, I stock up even more, making sure that I’m well supplied both at home and at work. I never want to have someone unexpectedly hand me a present and have nothing to give them in return. It just feels terrible.
Here are a few of the things I always have ready to go:
- Cute pens and notepads (see above)
- A variety of $5 and $10 gift cards (Starbucks, QuikTrip, Walgreens, Amazon, etc.)
- Pocket sized bottles of lotion
- Boxes of flavored teabags and cocoa mix
I can quickly select an appropriate item (or several), toss it in a gift bag (I also keep those handy), and I’m covered.
Do you have an emergency gift stash? Any suggestions for what I could add to mine?