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Need a last minute holiday gift? Or maybe you can’t think of what to get for that one hard-to-shop-for person on your list! Giving gifts during the holiday season can be fun, but often you may not know what to get everyone on your list. With my own list, there are people that you know exactly what to buy them. Then, there are others that you have no idea. In this post, I’m sharing how you can give the gift that everyone really wants along with some homemade, DIY or items from local small business owners. Most often, those items are small, inexpensive and give your holiday gift a touch a personal feel. That along with the gift of MONEY makes for a great gift.
Holiday gifts are great, but the reality is many of them are just going to be re-gifted or hidden in the back of a closet. Yet even though we’re all thinking it, it can be a little awkward asking for money as a gift so you can buy that bag you really want. The good news: You are not alone! PayPal’s 2017 Holiday Money Habits study found that money is the most-wanted gift for the second year in a row, and 52% of Americans wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents this year. So, why not give those on your list what they probably really want?
With PayPal P2P, you can securely send and receive money with family and friends using just a phone number or email address between PayPal accounts. Be it food for Friendsgiving, the taxi to a holiday party, or that group gift for Mom and Dad, there are many reasons to use PayPal P2P payments this holiday season.
Three Ways to Use PayPal P2P:
- Send a loved one who is near or far a monetary gift for the holiday. Feel like you want to send something else? Add in a homemade gift – and send via mail. You are giving the best of both worlds. A treat that they would not get for themselves and the funds to buy what they really want.
- Group Gift; Way to split holiday expenses, combine funds for teacher gifts, etc.
- Gift for Friend or Family Member – given with Homemade Gift Idea (see below)
- Last Minute Gift – Forgot someone? No worries with PayPal P2P. Send a holiday greeting from PayPal P2P and give them a small homemade gift idea. And done!
Easy Homemade Gift Ideas – DIY or from Small Business Owners
The following go great with a PayPal P2P holiday greeting! I love making these myself or supporting small business owners who do make them!
- Stenciled Tea Towels
- Baked Goods (i.e. small baked breads, mason jar cakes)
- Scrubs/ Lotions
- Cookie Mix in a Jar
- Hot Cocoa in a Jar
- Chocolate Dipping Spoons – for coffee or hot chocolate
- Caramel Dip
- Homemade Fudge
- Bath Bombs
PayPal P2P Digital Holiday Greeting Samples
Below are the sample holiday greetings you can send:
You can personalize them to be just a like a real card. Trust me, there is no one that will not LOVE this gift!
So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY.
How to Use PayPal P2P:
You can access the PayPal P2P digital holiday greetings on your desktop or mobile web via any browser by logging into your PayPal account and click “My PayPal.” Click “Pay or Send money” and choose “Send money to friends and family.” Select the recipient and in the “Add a note” section, click the gift box to make it a gift. You will then be prompted to pick a card design. Click “Save” and “Continue” to complete the transaction.
To learn more about PayPal’s holiday offerings, go to: http://clvr.li/2hwucFV
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.