Gas station gift baskets, last minute holiday ideas

      "Photo# 634 - Gift Basket" © 2006 by Tammra McCauley via Creative Commons

      You might not think that your local gas station had much to offer in the range of holiday gifts, but if you're down to the wire, it's the perfect place to "fill up"! At least that's what Jolene Sugarbaker thinks.

      Jolene says grab a few baskets, bags or containers from home and tap into your clever side. Whacky-themed gift baskets are always a hit and you can throw them together while driving to grandma's house!

      You Never Call

      Phone Card

      2 quarters

      Stamp and envelope

      Note pad with your phone number in it.

      Card Inscription Idea: "You never call, you never write - here's something to make that right!"

      Light of My Life

      Flash Light

      Butane Lighter

      Road Flare


      Free Matches

      Card Inscription Idea: "To the light of my life this holiday! You light my way!"


      New Job During The Holidays

      Room Spray

      Stick Up Air Freshener


      Scented Oil

      Coffee Mug

      Card Inscription Idea: "Here's to the sweet smell of success. Congrats and Happy Holidays."

      Go Nuts!

      Nut Roll Candy Bar



      Sunflower Seeds

      Card Inscription Idea: "To my Favorite Nut! Happy Holidays."

      Tropical Getaway

      Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

      Coconut Candy Bar

      Exotic Fancy Water

      Orange Juice and Fresh Fruit

      Card Inscription Idea: "Couldn't afford the plane ticket to send you there. Maybe this will transports you to some place sunny."

      Holidays are a Headache


      Peppermint Roll Candy

      Wet Towelettes

      Bottle of Water

      Card Inscription Idea: "Sorry your holiday has been such a headache!"

      Your Car Is a Mess

      Windshield Wiper Fluid


      Paper Towels

      Glass Spray

      Pine Tree Air Freshener

      Card Inscription Idea: "Sorry your car is such a mess! Hope this gets things back in order for 2013!"

      More holiday ideas from Jolene SugarbakerIf you're curious about things like dryer-sheet wreaths, hot dog soup and gelatin air-fresheners, you've got to check out Jolene's 25 Days of Christmas. They're on her website, and on her YouTube channel. And FYI, Jolene's Trailer Park Test Kitchen and Craft Room are located in Alexandria, VA.