Last Minute Gift Guide

Have you waited until less than two weeks before Christmas to finish your shopping? I never finish early. I’m always wrapping on Christmas Eve and usually grumbling to myself about why my husband is already asleep­čśé. Normally I’d be doing that with my sister in law and a glass of red wine.

This can be a stressful time of year. But think about what can be different in a good way. You may not have a big gathering, but on the bright side it CAN be a really stress free year.

Here are a few of my favorite last minute gift ideas. I hope it gives you an idea for someone on your list.

Books – There are a lot of new books, one for just about everyone. There is Seinfeld’s new book where he releases all of the bits he has done throughout his life. There is a new book by a Elizabeth Holmes about the fashion of the royal family. She explains all of their fashion choices and how carefully they are planned. She’s a fun one to follow on Instagram. There’s my all time favorite journal, the Five Minute Journal. It has prompts for morning and night, but only takes a few minutes. The Barefoot Contessa has a new cookbook if you have friends that like to cook.

Family fun – The jelly bean game is a family friendly game where everyone gets the same color jelly bean. On the count of three everyone eats their bean. Some of the beans have a gross flavor (like dirty socks) and some have a good flavors, but you don’t know who got which.

Tea – I love electric tea kettles and tea. Harney & Sons is my favorite tea. You can buy a sampler or just one flavor (the cinnamon tea is delicious). I was looking for a cute new kettle for my kitchen and I found this one. I couldn’t resist these plaid mugs, since plaid is so popular right now.

Throw Blankets – You can never have too many throw blankets. I love a cable knit throw and this one comes in several colors. The blue plush throw blanket is from Nordstrom and it’s a great price. It comes in ten different colors.

Neck Massager – This seems like such a great idea this year because not many of us are going out for a massage, but we are all spending lots of time hunched over our computer screens. This one heats and massages.

Slippers – Slippers are the new go to shoe. We could all use an extra pair. These are delivered quickly and come in several different colors/fabrics. They have a memory foam insert and a rubber sole.

Mason Jar Lantern – Sometimes you get surprised by something you find on Amazon. This mason jar lantern was one of those pleasant surprises. It’s so charming and unexpected.

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  1. What a great idea to have a last minute gift guide. Love the ideas, and thanks for sharing.

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