Last week I was serving my kids a late lunch on the front porch. When I turned to go back inside the house I found a birthday party invitation on the front door. My friend had woke up early in the morning and taped the invitations on a million doors.(What a gal, she didn't leave anyone out.) I usually don't use the front door so it had gone unseen until 12:50 pm. The party started at 1:00 pm! I knew my friend would not have been offended had we shown up with no gift, but who wants to be that person. So I grabbed a jelly jar. Covered the top with a round tag, it fit perfectly. Added some matching ribbon. Filled the jar with gum balls(thanks to me for buying the giant container of gum) and rolled a $5 bill up and stuffed it in the center of the gum. It turned out well for a last minute gift. I was going to attach a note that said: A gift so you can "chews" what you want. Don't "blow" it all in one place.
You could also fill a jar with quarter, dimes and nickles. The note could read: Don't ever "change".
What are your last minute use what you have in the house birthday gift ideas?