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The holiday season is in full swing and you probably still have one person (or more) you have yet to find the perfect gift for. While we rounded up the Top Gifts for Guys and the Top Gifts for Women, we found unique gift ideas that will help last minute shoppers!

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Activity: Need a gift for a sports fan? Instead of purchasing apparel or something with the team’s logo on it, buy tickets (and one for yourself) to a game! One downside of this gift is you should discretely make sure the person is free to go the day of the game. You can do this by inviting them to watch the game and surprising them with the actual tickets on the day of! You can also purchase tickets for museums, amusement parks, or concerts as a gift.

Coupon book: For a very low cost you can gather supplies to make a custom coupon book for someone. Make each page good for a chore or task they would rather not do. For example, taking out the trash, making them dinner, folding the laundry, or washing the dishes make great coupons. This gift is ideal for younger children to make for their parents or other family members. TIP: POPSUGAR rounded up over a hundred DIY gifts you can make. Check out the Best DIY Gifts Ever to give a gift with a personal touch.

Paint Nite®: Throughout various states you can give the gift of a Paint Nite®! Enjoy a creative evening painting a canvas with friends or family members; no art skills required they help you along the way! This gift is great because they will also have a masterpiece to take home. TIP: You can typically get a Groupon for discounted Paint Nite tickets!

Collage Prints: Did you know you can print collage pictures for a very low cost at your local Target? For a 4×6 collage it would cost less than a quarter for one print, which can include up to five pictures! Purchase a cheap frame and you have a sentimental gift that is sure to impress. TIP: Have an old picture hanging up? Recreate it for a good laugh like these here!


Coffee or Tea: Stop by your local T.J. Maxx or HomeGoods to purchase an inexpensive, yet fun, mug or travel cup. The best part about shopping at these stores is you can find designer items at low prices. Add in a gift card to a local coffee shop or hit-up your grocery store for teabags, coffee, or hot chocolate packets and you have a personal gift. If the person has a sweet tooth and you have some time, pair this gift with our Top Holiday Cookies!

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Need money for gifts this holiday season? Mariner Finance is here to help! We make loans for any reason, and will work with you to find a solution that best meets your budget and needs. Contact your local Mariner Finance branch to speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff and get the money you need for the holidays today!

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