Gift Guide 101: Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Here we are, only 2 days left until Christmas! If you’re anything like me, you’ve still got a list full of people that you don’t quite have gifts for yet. Don’t stress though, because you’re not the only one scrambling against time to find great last minute holiday gifts. Judging by how crazy and packed the malls are today, a good majority of people are in our shoes. So here are some great last minute holiday gifts that I could round up to give you some ideas in your last minute scramble. If you’re one of those people who want to avoid as much of the craziness in the crowd of shoppers, all of the items I’ve linked below are from retailers who offer free ship-to-store, so you can browse in the comfort of your own home and in your pajamas (just like I am right now, btw!) and avoid having to search for your items amid the rest of the crazies.


YSL Black OpiumKate Spade Glitter CoastersHumans of New York BookBeer Making KitSigma Brush Cleaning Mat ABH Self-Made PaletteLilly Pulitzer Planner

First up, here’s some fantastic ideas for last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for the women on your list. Whether its your mom, sister or lifelong BFF you’re still shopping for, I’ve got it covered. Fragrance rollerballs are the perfect stocking stuffers, because it’s super affordable for a great brand and you’re not really committing the person to a full-size bottle, if the scent isn’t their favorite. The Dolce & Gabbana rollerball I’ve linked below is called “Light Blue” and it’s a unisex fragrance with a very fresh scent, while The YSL “Black Opium” fragrance is more of a sexy feminine scent with hints of vanilla, coffee and florals. That one is definitely my favorite. If the woman you’re shopping for is a makeup fan, then either of the Sigma beauty brush cleaner pads would be perfect for them, especially if they’ve got a ton of brushes in their collection that they use on a daily basis (aka me).

Next up are some awesome ideas for all the men on your list who still need gifts. One thing I know the men in my life would love to get is the beer making set I’ve linked below from Nordstrom. They’ve got a bunch of different types of flavors available, so it’d make any beer aficionado happy, no matter what kind of beer they prefer. Also on the list is a great bluetooth speaker from Bose, which is a brand I know a lot of guys love getting. It comes in a few different colors and is perfect for the music lover in your life.

Finally, if you’re mostly in need of affordable little stocking stuffers, here’s a few ideas for you. All the items I’ve linked down below are for basically for the home. I tried to pick unisex items, so you’d have something for both males and females, but I totally failed. Sorry, guys. Anyways, some of my favorite things on this list are the two coffee table books that I’d enjoy myself. Humans of New York is one of my favorite Facebook pages, so naturally, I’m positive the book is fantastic as well. There’s also something about the bottlecap shadow box that’s calling to me for some odd reason, which is totally strange because I don’t drink beer. But it’d be a fun decorative item for your beer-loving friends!

Hopefully I’ve given you guys some great ideas for those last minute holiday gifts that you’re scrambling to get. Let me know down below what your favorite things on this list are or what the best last minute gift you’ve ever bought for someone has been. If you’re in the same boat as I am, don’t stress out too much. We’ve still got some time left before Christmas, so get to shopping and be sure to take full advantage of that ship-to-store option to save you some of the hassle. Have fun, be safe and happy shopping!