Last Minute Gift Ideas

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 02:30 Written by  Songine' Clarke

With only a handful of shopping days left before the big day, the pressure is really on. If you are like me, you wait until the last minute to shop for your friends and family. Waiting to the very last second possible to shop creates a bigger problem when you realize that you have no idea what to get them. So, here are three last minute gift ideas you can’t go wrong with this holiday.

•    Gift Cards: A gift card is a simple, easy, and popular gift that almost never fails. You can either get a gift card from the person’s favorite store, restaurant, or even a prepaid gift card from American Express or Visa. Either way, the person receiving the gift will not be against spending money at a store they love, or wherever their heart desires, right?


•    Gift Sets: Gift sets are one of my favorite gifts to receive. Not only are you getting something you wanted for awhile, but you are getting more things with that gift that is compatible with that one thing you’ve had your heart set on. There are perfume gift sets, cologne gift sets, make-up gift sets, gift sets with your favorite hair products, and wine gift sets. As you can see, a gift set exists for almost everyone and everything.


•    Something Sweet: Who doesn’t like something sweet? Whether it’s a sweet chocolate treat, or some delicious home-made cookies, you can never go wrong giving your sweetie something sweet. Can’t bake? There are a ton of options for the “non baker.” You can get a gift basket from Godiva or Mrs. Fields. You can also get cookies from the grocery store, buy a tin, and make your own assortment of cookies.

There are so many more last minute gift ideas that you can do, but these suggestions should help, or give you a good idea of where and what to buy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Songine' Clarke

Songine' Clarke

Songine’ Clarke is a journalism major at Columbia College Chicago. She is an aspiring fashion journalist/stylist.

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