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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is right around the corner which means some people need some last-minute gift ideas. I may already have all my gifts packed, wrapped, tied with a bow, and under the tree but I have been in this position many times before. However, I have been in this spot before more times than once. Kind of why I started Christmas shopping so early. Just because of that I still know some amazing last-minute gifts you can get the people on your list.

 

Here are some of my best last-minute gift ideas.

 

    • Not everyone has time to go to the spa. You can put together an at-home spa package. You can add additional things like bath salts, candles, or even towels too.
    • Some of my favorite places to get said items are: Lush, Target, Amazon, Etsy, nectar, Ulta, and beauty by earth. I know there are tons of other places that sell great options as well.

 

  • Face Masks (sheet, clay, bubble, etc.) 
    • Another at-home spa item you can get someone in your circle is a face mask! These are great things that take about fifteen minutes and really help your skin.
    • Some of my favorite places to get these are: Sephora, Ulta, Target, Amazon, CVS, and Walgreens. Of course, many other places and stores sell them as well.

 

  • Vanity Mirror

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    • Not everyone can afford a full vanity in their bathroom or their bedroom. Therefore, a desktop vanity is an amazing gift. It is a great way to get a close-up look at your face when doing makeup. Plus, the lights help make sure you look great each time!
    • You can find these at Target, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I am sure you could find these at many other locations.

 

  • Sweater/Sweatshirt/Cardigan 
    • It is wintertime, who doesn’t want to need a new soft, fluffy, and cozy sweater! There are so many different colors and styles you are sure to find something for anyone.
    • Recently I have been loving the sweaters and such at Target, Old Navy, American Eagle, Macy’s, and Giant Hoodies.

 

  • Slippers or Moccasins 
    • I do not care what anyone says you can always have a new pair of slippers. Slippers are a great thing to have to wear around the house, to walk the dog, take out the trash, or even just to go run some errands. They are so soft, comfy, cozy, and can be worn all year round.
    • A few of my favorite slipper/moccasins are from L.L. Bean, Ugg, Bear Paw, and Pottery Barn. You can also get a pair from any major retailers (Target, DSW, Walmart, Macy’s, and many more).

 

  • Hat/Beanie 
    • Hats are a staple during the winter. I wear a beanie at least once a week even if all I did was sit on the couch. To me, a nice beanie or knit hat just really reminds me of winter. Plus, hats are a great staple and keep you warm (the head is where most of your body heat escapes from).
    • A few of my favorite brands are Love your melon (they also help people with cancer), Carhart, Vans, and Smartwool. Again, you can get hats at most major retailers. You can even change that hat into a full set and get matching gloves and a scarf!

 

  • Headphones
    • Podcasts and music have become a staple in so many people’s days and daily routines. From listening while working out, while we do house chores, and even work. A pair of headphones is always a handy gift for anyone.
    • Beats, Air pods, Skull candy, apple, Bose, JBL, and Panasonic are a few I have used and really like. For headphones, you do not have to spend a crazy amount of money; but they are something that is easy to grab from almost anywhere.

 

  • Gift Card (experiences) 
    • Gift cards are great but can be a bit impersonal the way you change that is by making it something they will use or can use for the future be it alone or as a date.
    • A few great options are gift cards to restaurants, spas, gym, movies, nail salon, cooking classes, and other such things. These are great because they receiver of the gift has the means to do the experience. They now can choose when, where, and with who they can use it.

 

  • Gift Card (Subscriptions) 
    • So many people have subscriptions; and if you know they have one get them a gift card for it! I use so many subscriptions daily; and if someone wants to pay for a month with of it, I would be thrilled!
    • Subscriptions I know you can get gift cards to are Xbox live, Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Disney plus, and Uber eats. I also feel like there are so many other options.

 

    • I take a ton of pictures on my camera; especially when I travel; and I almost always want to immediately share them with the people in the shot. Or I want to share them with my followers. This tool allows you to take your SD card and download the photos straight to your iPhone photo library.
    • A few places that sell this is Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. However, I am sure there are a few other places you could get this.

 

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Bathrobe
  • Kindle
  • Tile (tracking/finding lost items)
  • Speaker
  • Mini Projector
  • Hair ties
  • Socks
  • Pull overs
  • Flannel
  • Tennis Shoes

 

There is no shame in last minute holiday shopping, I know so many people who prefer to get all their holiday shopping done last minute. I know there are hundreds of other items you can find, be able to grab, or even are looking for. These are all just last-minute gift ideas to help give your ideas or even come up with some of your own. These even work if you want to “beef up” what you already purchased.

 

However, if none of these gifts truly meet your needs head over to blog post 2021 gift ideas. There is also no shame in ordering something for someone and handing them a printed-out photo because it is not here yet. Even I do this! Pro tip though have it shipped to their house especially if you do not see them often. Hopefully my last-minute gift ideas saved you some stress this week. Most importantly though, remember to look after yourself. Merry Christmas, Happy holidays, and happy shopping! -Your unofficial big sis KMH

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