The Gift Guide for the Late Shopper

We’ve all been there. It’s almost the middle of December, only days away from Christmas, and you still haven’t bought a gift for your special someone.ย So I put together this quick gift guide to help those who need to get a gift and get it quick!

Whether it’s a girlfriend, best friend, sister, or mom – you want to get them something they’re going to enjoy. Because let’s be honest, giving gifts is just as special and rewarding as receiving them. Especially if your love language is giving gifts (like me)!

gift guide 2017 Christmas



I’ve linked up the items below, as well as a few extras, at the bottom of the post! For easy browsing and shopping for you!

gift guide 2017 Christmas holiday



I personally own the monogram necklace (#6) and wear it almost every day. It’s a very delicate necklace, but trendy with the oversized monogram – which makes it personal + special ๐Ÿ™‚

I also have the Hearth and Hand candle in Cedar Magnolia, and it smells A-MAZING! It also looks cute – bonus!

Have someone who loves to journal, draw, or jot down ideas on-the-go? The zodiac journal is a beautiful option (#9). Pair with a pretty pen and you’re set!

ย The beautiful scarf was on my own list this year. I love anything camel-colored – it goes with everything and can be worn any season! Get the pom beanie (#5) to complete the outfit! (Your person not a neutrals lover? Not to worry – both have other color options!)

I own several mugs from Anthropologie (it’s semi-embarrassing how many I have) and love them all. I’ve also given them as gifts, and they’re always a hit! These mugs come in fun colors and are on sale! Here are some other great options too: classic, floral, gold, and plaid.

For the trendy friend who loves a bold statement for their home or office, get this calendar! (Pst.. free 2-day shipping too!)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture and get this fun mini camera that takes instant pictures! Here is it in white (which was on my list)! Don’t forget the film and the fun, magnetic frames for the fridge ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lately, I’ve been getting into diffusing EOs (essential oils) and have a couple of diffusers and looking for another one. This diffuser is neutral and cute enough to blend in with almost any home decor. Get this for your oily friends, throw in a couple of your favorite oils, and you’re good as gold!



All of these books I’ve either received as gifts, are on my list, or I’ve read and they’ve been a great inspiration to me. Giving books is almost always a sure win and something they can enjoy and learn and be inspired from – a gift that truly keeps on giving.


Favorite Small Shops:

Shopping with small businesses is a win-win for everyone. You are able to find a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for your special someone, as well as support a small business that is usually ran by a mom, family, someone who is following their dream and passion. Here are a couple of my favorites.


Gifts Cards!

There’s a lot of debate around giving gift cards. Is it impersonal? Is it the “easy” gift? I would say possibly yes to the last question and no to the former.

Gift cards are great gifts! In my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ People can get what they want, when they want or need, and it’s always going to fit. (And they’re easy to mail/ship!) Some great gift cards are Amazon, Target, gas card, grocery card (from their favorite place to shop), and a Visa card (these are great, but be careful of sneaky fees).

Have a friend who loves to thrift shop? Get them a Goodwill gift card! Or a GC to their favorite shop!

Have a friend who is more into experiences than things? Give them a restaurant gift card, movie passes, zoo tickets, wine-and-paint night tickets, the ideas are endless!

Once you have your gift card, bundle it with a cute mug (from the dollar section at Target), keychain, fuzzy socks, popcorn and candy (for a movie date night), anything that adds a little extra and that goes with the gift. And there you go! A gift that they can use anytime they want and however they want!

Last thing…

I hope this post gave you some ideas for your special someone and you can be successful in your gift-giving endeavors! Most of the options I posed in this post have quick shipping options or can still ship in time for you to receive them before Christmas. However, please read the shipping notices on their pages to get the most accurate information.

Although gifts are nice and fun to give and receive, it’s always good to remember that the best gifts in life aren’t things. But the time you have to enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones, friends, and family is the greatest gift.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and holiday season!


This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the links and make a purchase through those links, I may receive a very small commission in return, which in turn goes back into maintaining this site. So thank you in advance if you use my links! The pennies add up ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


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  • Reply
    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    December 11, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Fun gift ideas! I got my daughter one of those Fujifilm Instax cameras for Christmas. Secretly, I’ve been wanting one for myself for years so I’m excited to have one in the house ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:01 am

      Haha! I have a feeling you may be borrowing it a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    December 11, 2017 at 9:27 am

    That scarf is so pretty. These are great ideas. I admit we end up defaulting to buying gift cards far too often.

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Me too. But I haven’t complained about receiving one myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    December 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I’m a fan of getting and giving experience gift cards

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:15 am

      I am too! It takes the pressure off from spending a little extra on something fun to go do!

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    Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama
    December 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I haven’t finished my shopping, but I didn’t necessarily consider myself late… I figure I still have two weeks so I’m totally on time!

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:19 am

      Haha! You still have plenty of time ๐Ÿ˜‰ most of my family live in different states so I have to incorporate shipping times – eek! I already have trust issues with the USPS, especially around the holidays haha!

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    December 12, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Those zodiac journals are adorable! This is a great list, I always find hats and scarves to be well received.

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:19 am

      Aren’t they?? I almost bought one for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 12, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Love that pom beanie, so cute! I used to have a Polaroid type camera that made mini photos – I think it was the iZone camera in the 1990s. I loved it! I should check into this new tiny photo camera.

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:21 am

      We used to play with our Polaroid all the time when we were younger. I love these new, smaller versions! Something about watching the picture develop brings back all the memories.

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    December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Love these ideas!! Those candles from Target are so pretty, and OMG, I think I need to order some of those mugs now!!

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      December 13, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Thanks! And I know, I’ll be the first to admit that I have a mug problem, but those plaid ones… so cute AND on sale!

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