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A Last Minute Shopper's Guide To Great Christmas Gifts

Updated on November 15, 2014

Aaack! It's Nearly Christmas And I Haven't Bought A Thing!

You know who you are. You're the person who keeps thinking to themselves I've got plenty of time to go Christmas shopping. October? Really? I'm too busy with Halloween. November? Got to get ready for Thanksgiving. December? Oh, I've got a couple of weeks, I can go shopping then. All of a sudden you wake up one morning and it's December 22 and you haven't even put a dent in your Christmas list. To make matters worse, you've got several people on your list that seem impossible to buy for. They have everything, what to do?

Of course, the best course of action would be to start early and save yourself from being frazzled. This list will keep you from freaking out in an already stressful time of the year. Nobody wants to be committed during Christmas! Whether you're an early bird or a last minute shopper, these are some great gift ideas for even the most hard-to-buy-for Scrooge on your list.

Chocolate Gift Basket

First of all, you just can't go wrong with chocolate. Who doesn't love it? It makes the depressed and PMS'ers be at peace.

Garmin Nuvi

For the traveller in your life, buy them the Garmin Nuvi. This has lifetime maps installed, so you'll give them the gift that keeps on giving: they'll quit asking you for directions.

Gund Feel Better Elmo

For those short people who live with you, don't forget them! Every kid under 4 loves Elmo. Heck, some kids over 40 like Elmo. Buy this for them, and they'll be putty in your hands until NEXT Christmas

Bath and Body Works Gift Basket

How could you forget? It's Christmas. Don't be sleeping on the couch on Christmas Night. Buy this gift basket for your wife and she can soak away the stress from the holidays. She can hit all those after Christmas sales, too! This basket comes with a $10 gift card to Bath and Body Works.

Grilling Gift Basket

Really, men aren't that hard to buy for. It's just that we get busy, ok? Any man will be happy with this grilling BBQ gift basket. Besides, if you buy him this, HE'LL be the one making dinner.

ASUS Tablet

For the techie that's holed up in their room all day, this will be a gift that will light up their world. ASUS is the leading brand of computer products. They are the best. Really, what do you think I'm writing this on? I wouldn't recommend something that I wouldn't use!

Barnes & Noble Gift Set

We all know someone who loves to read. This might even be a present you want to buy for yourself. This would go good with the Bath and Body gift basket you're going to get your wife. (hint hint) It comes with everything you need to curl up with a good book and includes a $25 gift card to buy said book. $50 Gift Card

You can't please everyone all the time, so when all else fails, cash is king.

Hey, stores are open till Christmas Eve. I've got plenty of time!

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    • Anil and Honey profile image

      Anil 5 years ago from Kerala

      Dear friend this is an occasional hub, our(India) Christmas is reaching near.(December 25),In my purchasing(Gift) I will remember your words.

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      Abbyfitz 5 years ago from Florida


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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      These are great ideas. Time sure flies, Christmas is just around the corner. Voted up.

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      Abbyfitz 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you. I used to get everything done early but I have migrated to procrastination :)

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Some good ideas. I'm determined to get it all done in time this year; now I'm retired I have more time - well, I thought I did! Fresh ideas are always great to have and someone else always comes up with things I haven't thought of. Thank you! Voted up and useful.