Quick, Fast and Free - A Guide to Last Minute Printable Gifts
By Jennifer Perkins on December 24, 2011
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If you are still looking for gifts, you have officially waited until the last minute. As the saying goes - good things come to those who wait. Some of those good things are even free. You can still give art, toys, calendars and more at this late hour. All you need is a color printer and some paper.
For readers young and old, there are scores of free bookplates to download. A couple of my favorites include a kitschy set from Orange You Lucky and a girlie set from Emily Martin. P.S. Why not make it a theme gift and make a batch of the free printable fox bookmarks from How About Orange?
Thanks Tocotoco for this lovely sheet of notepaper. Thanks Creature Comforts for pointing it out. If you printed up enough of these sheets, you could almost give someone an entire notepad. Print a stack of sheets, stick them under something heavy like a stack of book, and then paint the spine with several coats of Tacky Glue. A notepad is born.
No batteries needed for this kid friendly game. These cuties are supposed to be garden gnomes, but given at Christmas they could easily pass as Santa’s elves. Fantastic Toys has a slew of printable toys to choose from.
Maybe your excuse for waiting until Christmas Eve to gather gifts is because you were busily baking all holiday season long. Share your favorite recipes on some cute printable recipe cards from Behind the Studio.
Sure this dress-up cat family is intended for kids, but with it’s mod feel, any hipster would be happy to have it sit on the shelf. Thanks Made by Joel for the cuteness.
What to get the crafter that already has everything in their stash? How about some embroidery floss holders by Wild Olive that smile at you?
Mr. Printable comes by his name honestly. He has oodles of cute and free printables for you to choose from. A great stocking stuffer for the kidlets are these alphabet flashcards.
Most printables are cute and girly. However, if you look hard enough you can find something to print for the dude in your life. I know my dad, the vintage car collector, would love this series of retro rides by The Handmade Home.
Remember the game Memory from your childhood? Wouldn’t you love it just a little bit more if the playing cards were popsicles? Make that happen for a kiddo on your list this year with this printable by Eat, Drink, Chic.
Maybe Me J is one of my favorite places for free digital scrapbooking printables. Recently, she added this rainbow poster to her freebies section. All you need is a frame.
There is something to print for everyone on your list. Who wouldn't like an owl themed 2012 calendar like this one from My Owl Barn? Remember printables in the future when you need stickers, cards, chore sheets, photo booth props – you name it. Easy, fast and my favorite part - free!