Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Last Minute Holidays?

With the holidays fast approaching it's time to put together some easy last minute gifts. If you've procrastinated this holiday season on buying gifts, this mix of do-it-yourself DIY and store-bought gifts will be sure to please. So whether you are an expert craftsman or can at least color within the lines, here's how to get started on some easy last minute holiday gifts.

ProTip: Wrapping presents using some fabric ribbon instead of wrapping paper or plastic string will give the gift a high-end feel.
ProTip: Wrapping presents using some fabric ribbon instead of wrapping paper or plastic string will give the gift a high-end feel. | Source
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume is a fruity floral light scent that has notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid.
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume is a fruity floral light scent that has notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid. | Source
An infinity scarf is knitted into a circle so you don't have to deal with the annoying ends.
An infinity scarf is knitted into a circle so you don't have to deal with the annoying ends. | Source
O.P.I. and Essie Nail polish bottles. Both brands are high quality nail polish that is guaranteed not to chip easily.
O.P.I. and Essie Nail polish bottles. Both brands are high quality nail polish that is guaranteed not to chip easily. | Source

Gift Ideas for Her

  1. A set of nail polishes (O.P.I. or Essie are good brands)
  2. Gift cards to her favorite stores
  3. Or her favorite restaurants.
  4. A perfume (if you know what scents she likes)
  5. A makeup gift set (walk into any beauty store like Ulta or Sephora and ask for what a good set is, you'll find help no problem)
  6. Cozy sweaters
  7. A warm pajama set.
  8. Matching fuzzy socks to go with the pajama set
  9. Lingerie (can't go wrong with Victoria's Secret)
  10. Jewelry. You'll want to stick to the basics if she's not with you to choose a piece. Unless you know her style
  11. A pair of winter boots. Get a gift receipt in case you get the wrong size. Or if you want to be absolutely safe, a gift card to that store would work just as well.
  12. Infinity scarves (also called circle scarves, get a few in multiple colors) they are perfect for winter.
  13. A pair of cozy gloves to match the scarves.
  14. A nice bottle of wine
  15. Everything needed for a perfect cup of hot chocolate
  16. A purse.
  17. A matching wallet to go with the purse.
  18. A care gift-basket (add deodorant, soap, razors, body spray, makeup wipes, tootbrush and toothpaste, Q-tips...etc)
  19. Lip products! A set of lip glosses are always welcome
  20. A bunch of travel sized hair products, for the girl on the go!
  21. Baked goods, bonus points if they are hand made
  22. Decour for the home. This can be anything from paintings, scented candles, incense, interesting lighting pieces, flower arrangements.
  23. To top it all off, add a box of chocolates and her favorite candy.
  24. For the science fanatic, a chemistry mug!
  25. A giant stuffed animal. Cheezy...but, it would look great in wrapping paper under a Christmas tree.
  26. A tea set
  27. The best things in life are free, so if you are crafty a DIY gift will warm hearts.

For Her

Life is like a box of chocolates, so is a present. You never know what you are going to get.
Life is like a box of chocolates, so is a present. You never know what you are going to get. | Source
Skydiving lessons make a fun gift if the receiver is a daredevil!
Skydiving lessons make a fun gift if the receiver is a daredevil! | Source
He can get his favorite games with a Steam gift card
He can get his favorite games with a Steam gift card | Source
Hair styling products specifically for men, Crew is a reliable brand. Hair pomade has been part of modern American history, defining iconic styles and attracting admiring looks for generations of American men.
Hair styling products specifically for men, Crew is a reliable brand. Hair pomade has been part of modern American history, defining iconic styles and attracting admiring looks for generations of American men. | Source
A money clip is a practical gift for the guy that likes to keep things simple (so, practically every man out there.)
A money clip is a practical gift for the guy that likes to keep things simple (so, practically every man out there.) | Source

Gift Ideas for Him

  1. A cologne (if you know what scents he likes)
  2. A pair or nice sneakers (for the athlete in your life)
  3. An unusual looking watch (search around, there's a lot of weird things on the internet)
  4. A set of bow-ties
  5. Accessories for electronics (phone cases, covers, headphones, stylus pens...)
  6. Shot glasses and his drink of choice to complement.
  7. A set of scarves
  8. And gloves to match
  9. A care basket (Applies to both ladies and men. Add deodorant, soap, razors, body spray, makeup wipes, tootbrush and toothpaste, Q-tips...etc)
  10. Motorcycle accessories...assuming he rides. Or maybe you want to drop some hints.
  11. A set of professional chef knives
  12. For the avid reader, grab a couple of interesting books or a selection of coffee table picks.
  13. Any clothing/item that has a logo of his favorite team on it. Socks, sweatshirts, hats, cups, phone cases...etc
  14. Card against humanity, fun for hours.
  15. Comic books
  16. A Steam gift card. Because gaming is a man's best friend.
  17. A bunch of beers he's never tried (get a bottle of each...uh, packing them in a large gift basket might be the easiest way to present those. Or just open the fridge and say Merry Christmas!)
  18. Fuzzy socks!
  19. A set of Crew styling products
  20. Funny boxers
  21. Skydiving lessons would make an unforgettable experience
  22. Tickets to a concert
  23. Foreign tea/coffee sets
  24. A cool money clip (search around there's all kinds of cool designs)
  25. Ties in holiday patterns and prints. Steer away from casual and plain colors and patterns that he may already own. You can never have too many ties, right?
  26. A chemistry mug/cup! Science is awesome.
  27. The best things in life are free, so if you are crafty a DIY gift will warm hearts.

For Him

A tie is a classic last minute idea. This design has some red, blue, yellow, and white a more fun choice to the classic tie patterns and colors. This makes it more likely that the receiver doesn't already own a tie like this.
A tie is a classic last minute idea. This design has some red, blue, yellow, and white a more fun choice to the classic tie patterns and colors. This makes it more likely that the receiver doesn't already own a tie like this. | Source
Puzzles are easy to find anywhere from a dollar store, to a dedicated toy store such as Toys R' Us.
Puzzles are easy to find anywhere from a dollar store, to a dedicated toy store such as Toys R' Us. | Source
Not technically a superhero, but villains count too. Getting a costume doesn't have to be just for Halloween. Chances are if you don't buy them around Halloween you can find them at discounted prices.
Not technically a superhero, but villains count too. Getting a costume doesn't have to be just for Halloween. Chances are if you don't buy them around Halloween you can find them at discounted prices. | Source
Toy cars and trucks make a good gift for girls or boys actually. (Hey, Barbie does need a ride after all).
Toy cars and trucks make a good gift for girls or boys actually. (Hey, Barbie does need a ride after all). | Source

Gift Ideas for Kids

  1. White coffee mugs + sharpies = create your own design cup
  2. A jar of assorted candies
  3. Fluffy stuffed animals
  4. Puzzles
  5. Beta fish (easy to set up and maintain)
  6. The gift of Minecraft
  7. A collection of Angry Birds things
  8. An art set (they come with markers, colored pencils, crayons, water colors, brushes)
  9. Superhero costumes (kids don't need Halloween as a reason to dress up!)
  10. Their favorite video game
  11. Local Parkour or gymnastics lessons
  12. Hess trucks/products
  13. Books
  14. Gift cards for Google or IOS app stores so they can play mobile games
  15. A trampoline for the backyard
  16. Sports gear for their favorite professional team
  17. Sports equipment if they play a sport
  18. Tickets to go see their favorite sport team
  19. A large DIY train set
  20. Dolls/barbie's or a miniature house set
  21. A Lego set in a theme they like (spaceships, racing, etc)
  22. If you child games, any new console/PC games they like
  23. Tickets to a kid's show.
  24. A trip to an amusement park
  25. You can throw candy on top of any gift you get to make it more fun.
  26. Star Wars themed gifts, what kid wouldn't like a light saber?

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Jasmeetk 11 months ago from India

great ideas... thanks for sharing!!


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easylearningweb 23 months ago

Great ideas. I especially like the picture of the scarf above. Voted useful.

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