Need some last-minute Christmas gift ideas? Check out these ideas that will work for everyone on your Christmas list. Lots of unique ideas!
A study from Hilton Honors reveals some eye-opening shopping trends: 50 percent of shoppers wait until the last month and 40 percent wait until the final week or don’t finish at all.
I’d say I’m surprised but a quick look at my Facebook feed shows me that a lot of my friends are still shopping and stressed out about it.
This kind of stress is why I started this site. I sometimes have some stocking stuffer type things I want to get last minute but I have all ordered gifts and larger gifts done early. Some years I’m really on it and I’m done before December. Those are the years where I have the best Christmas.
Before I get to the gift ideas I want to encourage you to get my Christmas planner now and subscribe to my newsletter so that next year this doesn’t happen. I’ll help you be prepared ahead of time so you can be one of those hearing about friends stressing out thinking about how happy you are to be done!
What about this year? It’s too late not to be prepared so what can you do to finish up and relieve that stress? Use this list to finish up your shopping. These are items you can get here in time.
Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
- Fancy Candy- Do you have a local candy shop with unique candy? Pick a few items and package them nicely together for a sweet gift, literally.
- A Gift Basket- There are endless ideas for gift baskets. It’s a great way to use smaller gifts to make one big gift. You could even fill one with homemade goodies.
- Christmas Recipe Book– Create your own Christmas Recipe Book with some of your favorite recipes plus room for more.
- Gift Cards- Gift cards get a bad rap but really they can be great. For a coffee-lover, you can get them a gift card to a local coffee shop, give a couple a gift card for a restaurant for a date night, just try to make it personal. You can also package the gift card in a cute way.
- An Experience Gift- Skip the physical gift and instead write a nice card telling the person you want to take them to do something. This can work for any budget. My family loves these kinds of gifts. You could also wrap tickets if any are involved for the experience.
- DIY Coupons- New mom on your list? Offer to bring a meal, do some cleaning, or run errands. For parents, you could offer to babysit one night so they could have a date night. There are a lot of creative ways you could use coupons as gifts.
- Amazon Prime Membership- Know someone that isn’t a Prime member but could really use that convence? Gift them a membership.
- GlobeIn Subscription Box– This subscription box is beautiful and makes a great gift. It also helps artisans in other countries so it’s like two gifts in one.
- Homemade Cookies- Who doesn’t love some homemade Christmas cookies? Make up a couple of batches for people on your Christmas list.
- Blue Apron Box- Blue Apron is great for anyone too busy to cook healthy meals or someone trying to learn more about cooking.
- Clothing Rental Subscription- Renting clothing is all the rage right now and there are a ton of great services. If you have someone that loves getting new clothes this could be a great option. Check out this clothing rental guide to find the best service for your recipient.
- Homemade Bath Salts- Ingredients for homemade peppermint bath salts are easy to find, I often get them at Walgreens, and they take just minutes to make.
- Craft Classes- Have a crafty friend? Gift them a class from Bluprint.
- Love Goodly Box– This subscription box is full of great natural products making it perfect for anyone trying to use more natural items.
- Thrive Market Membership– I love this online natural food store. I gifted a friend a membership one year and she loved it.
Also, be sure to check out my tips for preparing now for a better Christmas next year. While you remember the stress of rushing is the best time to prepare for next year.