Perhaps you're reading this right now thinking, "Well, this isn't for me, I'm not a procrastinator, no way!"  But then you gaze over to the empty space underneath your tree and feel a grip of panic seizing your breath.  Perhaps you are like me and filled with creative ideas but always run short on time and end up in a non-fulfilling gift scramble.  Never fear, I have compiled a list of simple solutions that still honor your creative genius but won't break the bank or keep you up til the the clock strikes midnight.

1. H2 Photography Gift Certificates!

Of course we're not biased at all, but we sure do think that our new gift certificate make a great gift for the amazing people in your life!  We get lots of people who tell us that they want to buy a Session for their friend/daughter/boyfriend/cousin but just don't know what session to pick.  Well, now you can take a deep breath and relax because with our Gift certificates you can give a great gift that they can choose themselves!  AND you can finish up your shopping while sipping cocoa in your PJ's!

2.  A Couple's Date Night

Trying to figure out the perfect gift for your friends that have everything and still coming up short?  How about putting together a date night!  Movie tickets, some candy, and even a little card to provide babysitting if they have little ones is an adorable idea that any couple would think is a delicious treat!  Wrap everything in a cute basket with some tissue paper, and be the hit of the day!

3.  From ME to YOU Coupons

Most of us remember doing this as children for our parents, but how about making some coupons for things you can do for your loved one in the future?  Taking a car to get washed, making him or her breakfast one morning, and letting them pick the movie next time you go out are all sweet ideas that you can create coupons for.  The only trick is that you need to honor them, so remember, don't make promises you aren't willing to keep!

4.  A "Warm Cozy" Basket

What's better than being cozy in the winter?  I'm a huge fan of all things cuddly and warm, so a cozy basket would be right up my alley!  Get a basket and fill it with a warm blanket, fuzzy socks, a coffee mug, and some hot chocolate mix, and you're set!  It's inexpensive, fun, creative, and most importantly, COZY!

5.  A Future Plan

Don't have lots of time right now to get out of town and go somewhere together?  Make a plan for a future weekend and then take care of all the arrangements!  Pick somewhere you think he or she would like to go, and then print off photos or brochures.  Tuck everything into an envelope and slip into the top of their stocking.  Everyone knows that the best gifts come in small packages, and whether it's a night in the mountains or a picnic at the beach in the Spring, having a day or weekend planned by you would be a blast to look forward to!

Procrastinators, it's time.  Hit the internet, your local Target, the craft store, or the movie theater this afternoon and unleash your creative genius on your friends and family!    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.  :)

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