Top 10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

By  November 18, 2011

Your big holiday bash is almost here and—uh-oh—you haven’t bought one single gift yet. Fear not. Scoring the perfect present doesn’t have to be a hassle or a headache. We’ve selected 10 fabulous finds for everyone on your list. And lucky for you procrastinators out there, they’re easy to get your hands on.

A Starbucks Card
Spread holiday cheer by giving someone special a Starbucks gift card. This festive little stocking stuffer will make the day merry, bright, and extra delicious. Who doesn’t love a good nonfat, no-foam, half-caff, extra-pump, double-shot, sugar-free vanilla latte? Yum!

Bottle of Sparkling Wine
Run to your local wine shop and stock up on a few bottles of bubbly. We suggest Ruffino Prosecco. It’s a great gift for your favorite hostess. Now let’s toast to fuss-free gifting!

Godiva Chocolates
Something sweet will always satisfy. And a box of Godiva truffles is a foolproof present for any chocoholic.

Flower Bouquets
A red, white, and green holiday bouquet will bring joy to a loved one. This Christmas Rose Garden makes a beautiful gift.

Book Collection
When in doubt, get the Twilight of 2011: The Hunger Games trilogy. These action-packed books are awesome reads for teens and adults. Or give a friend your all-time favorite book so you have something to talk about.

Framed Photo
A framed photo is always a sentimental way to show how much you care. These chalkboard frames enable you to write a special message too.

Magazine Subscription
Give the gift that keeps giving: a magazine subscription. Whether it’s Vogue or Fly Rod & Reel, the fashion or fishing enthusiast will look forward to receiving the monthly edition.

Scented Candle
A lovely fragrant candle always goes over well with the luxury lover. We like this one by Trish McEvoy.

Cashmere Scarf
There’s no going wrong with a solid-color cashmere scarf or wrap.  One size fits all, and it’s both versatile and glamorous.

Holiday Pajamas
Cozy pajamas are cuddly, warm, and cute. Who wouldn’t want to rock around the Christmas tree in these flannel reindeer-print PJs?