Last Minute Gifts and Shopping Tips

Last minutes shopping for Christmas is easy in 2015 with e-gift cards and Groupon that cater to the ultimate gift-giving procrastinator. If you find yourself in a moment of panic because you forgot your mom’s gift, don’t sweat it, I have you covered with lots of shopping tips. With these Christmas gift-ideas for last minute shoppers, no one will ever know your dirty secret (that you actually spaced on getting a gift) and you will look like a gift-giving hero.

last minute christmas gifts and shopping tips

So here are some tips for last minute Christmas shopping on-line and in-store down to the minute before you need it.

4 Days Before Christmas: Amazon is the place to go for last minute deals and gifts because they offer FREE two-day shipping with Amazon Prime when you buy four day’s before Christmas. In-fact, for people that can’t seem to get your crap together   get to their Christmas shopping lists completed until just a few day’s before Christmas, Amazon has an  on-line deal  page with tons of amazing gifts that don’t look last minute. You can also get FREE 2 day shipping from Target, Target and score free shipping with delivery before Christmas when you buy on December 21st.

Want some gift ideas? Get this Apple Watch at Target and get a $100 dollar gift card back. Other gift ideas for Target are this adorable plaid blanket paired with this cute mug. Or, these red knit mittens and this show-stopping fedora hat. Plus, you can score free-shipping that lands your gift at your door before Christmas and you also get 15% off when you spend $125.

Nordstroms is also offer free shipping when you buy today. Here are my favorite gift ideas for him, her, your kids, your mom, your dad, and even your grandma. Check out these gorgeous initial stud earrings that she will love and this wood water bottle for him. How about these adorable moccasin booties, this scarf for grams, a stylish purse for your mom (that you hope she pons off on you), and nice slippers for your dad.

2 Day Before Christmas: If you forgot Christmas was on December 25th and you need a gift, here are a few ideas.  You can still get a gift overnighted to you, but it will definitely cost you some extra cash. I would opt for something small like lipstick from Sephora, or one of these cute gift sets. Another idea would be to get a gift card in-store or on-line at stores like Amazon, Target, Nordstroms, or Sephora. The great thing about purchasing an e-giftcard is that you can have it sent to your in-box and then you can print it and package it to make it look even more special.

1 Day Before Christmas: You still have time to get a gift at the mall and partake in that crazy madness. Although, personally, I would just avoid the crazy-fest all together and go the online route. You can get an e-gift card to one of my favorite clothing stores, Anthropology, and even print out pictures of  items you had in mind for them but were just to lazy to go get like this gorgeous cocktail dress that would be perfect for NYE. Or you can get crafty really fast and make them some homemade ornaments like this leather feather one I did last week.

5 Hours Before Christmas: Give up now and just get an e-gift card, or hit up Groupon and Living Social and print out vouchers for 3 different adventures and put it in a cute envelope. That would make an amazing fast gift. Or, since Starbucks is always open on Christmas and Christmas Eve, pick up one of their awesome holiday mugs they have on 30% off and throw in a gift-card.

5 Minutes Before Christmas: Just write out a quick apology right now. Grab your smart-phone, go to and find whatever gift card you want and send it to someone in seconds. Done.


And that, my friends, is how you can quickly give a last minute gift. Take a deep breath, you’ve got this.

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