20 Last Minute Gift Ideas

With only 13 shopping days left until Christmas, I thought it might be helpful to share some last-minute gift ideas with those over-worked elves who are still searching for the perfect presents for the good girls and boys on their lists (and, also because my Mom keeps asking). So, hint hint, little elves….

Last Minute Gift Ideas1. WoodWick Candles – $10-$20
Not only do these candles smell amazing, but they also crackle
just like a fireplace. I want one for every room in the house!

2. Jonathan Adler Thermal Mug – $15
I pretty much adore anything designed by Jonathan Adler,
and these mugs are no exception.

3. Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea – $5
Three words: Best. Tea. Ever.
Feeling stressed, tired, sick? One cup of this stuff will leave you feeling refreshed
and rejuvenated….it’s truly magical! I’m actually enjoying a cup as I type this.

4. SmartWool Frilly Boot Socks – $24
I pinned these socks on Pinterest a long time ago
and keep hoping they will go on sale soon….because I need all four pairs!

5. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer – $6
It is no secret that Burt and his bees make the best lip gloss ever!
I have a tube in my purse, car, desk drawer, and coat pocket at all times.


Last Minute Gift Ideas6. Mercury Votive Holders – $5 each
I have a slight obsession with Mercury glass.

7. Dinosaur Planters – $14-$18
I also have a thing for dinosaurs…and these guys just make me laugh!

8. Custom Calligraphy Address Stamp – $65
I love that these return address stamps are individually hand-lettered
in custom calligraphy, not computer-generated fonts.

9. Fluorite Faceted Teadrop Earrings – $46
FACT: A girl can never have too many earrings!

10. Textured Cuddle Throw – $39
Nana gave me this throw for Christmas (or maybe my birthday?)
a couple years ago and it is the best, softest, coziest blanket of all time.
It’s the secret ingredient to napping perfection!


Last Minute Gift Ideas11. Monogrammed Phone Case – $50
Guaranteed to add some “style while you dial”.
These cute cases are available in lots of different colors and patterns.

12. Toms Pewter Sequin Shoes – $59
These are cuter in person than they are on the website. I first saw them
for sale in Whole Foods and had to restrain myself from taking off my shoes
and trying on a pair right there in the middle of the grocery store.
The copper color is my fave, but can’t seem to find a picture of those.

13. Salsa Dos Dishtowels – $4 each
These are the best dishtowels. The set we received as a wedding gift
is just now beginning to wear out after 6.5 years of daily use.

14. Nikon D90 Camera – $900
I’d love to get a fancy SLR camera and learn how to properly use it.
I’ve read good reviews about this one, in particular.

15. Old Gringo Western Boots – $430
If you can justify the price, these handmade boots are simply lovely.


Last Minute Gift Ideas
16. Erin Condren Personalized Note Pads – $18
Erin Condren stationery is all the rage right now!

17. Philbrook Museum of Art Membership – $50
Can’t afford a real Picasso? Think again!
Museum memberships make entertaining, clutter-free gifts.

18. Knitting Needle Organizer – $37
This would be a great gift for the knitters on your list.

19. Dahlia Placemats – $8 each
A set of these placemats would be perfect for someone who loves to entertain.

20. Classic Ford F1 Pickup
This is my dream car – a restored 1950′s model Ford F1 pickup in cherry red
with whitewalls. I’m sure Santa is packing it into his sleigh as we speak!

How ’bout you – what’s on your wish list this year?

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4 Comments

  1. KaimeyNo Gravatar

    You’re making me wish I hadn’t sent my wish list out yet! Great finds! I love those placemats and the votive holders.

    Posted December 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  2. OMG this is the best list!! I am obsessed with Woodwick candles. That reminds me I need to get one this season! I’m totally going to try that tea. And Burt’s Bees has shimmer?? That address stamp is ADORABLE – too bad we move like every five minutes. My Christmas shopping is pretty much done, but I’m going to come back to this list the next time I need to give a gift.

    Posted December 12, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink
  3. I, too, pinned those socks! They would go wonderfully with the cowboy boots my husband got me for my birthday (at $300, a little cheaper than the ones you chose; mine are a gorgeous distressed brown and teal).

    I love the knitting needle organizer! Right now all my needles are in a glass jar, which always tips over. *sigh*

    One of the things that has been on my wish list is an air plant terrarium. I’m putting one together for my sister for her birthday in January and doing one for myself at the same time since it’s so cheap! An airplant would look cute in those dinosaurs, too – they don’t need soil!

    Posted December 14, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink
  4. DanaNo Gravatar

    IF Santa is packing that cherry Ford pick-up into his sleigh he better have 2 because Mrs. Claus wants one too! :)

    Posted December 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

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