Christmas is in two days, so it’s safe to say that it’s too late to start ordering gifts online if you want to ensure they are on time. But don’t panic – I have you covered with these 7 gift ideas for the various people in your life that are available in stores as readily available (for most) as Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. So if you’re a last minute shopper like me (hello gift cards!), not all is lost – you can still make an impression with those you forgot to plan for.
For the Shopper
Chances are, you know one last-minute shopper (after all, you are one of them if you’re looking for gift ideas today!). So while it’s too late to ship your gift, you can save your friends or family from unnecessary gift-giving stresses throughout the year by giving them the gift of Prime. Not only does it give them 2-day shipping, it grants them access to books, movies, TV shows, and more. Bonus: You can give it for only 3 months, now, rather than the full year!
For the Writer
For the writer in your life, stop by your local Barnes & Noble store and pick up a journal. There are a ton of options, from formal, brown leather bound journals to quirky spirals with fun quotes. Regardless of which you choose, they will appreciate that you’re fostering their love of writing.
For the Texter
There are a lot of great deals out there right now. Best Buy, for example, is running a trade-in offer for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I personally took advantage of this one earlier this week and used the $250 gift card I received to grab a new robot vacuum, which makes everyone in the house happy!
For the Reader
For the reader on-the-go, an Audible subscription is a fantastic way to help them keep up with their reading without having to figure out what book to get them (us readers are picky). This gift allows the recipient to choose their own books and listen in online or on their smartphone, meaning they’ll never be without a book again. You can also sign them up for a free trial with a promise to pay if they like it.Last minute shoppers: Here are 7 gift ideas that you can pick up in stores today. Click To Tweet
For the Fashionista
If you have a fashionista in your life, why not let them choose their own gift by giving them a ModCloth gift card? They have a great variety of trendy clothes that are sure to give the girls and women in your life a wardrobe refresh (sorry guy, they only sell women’s clothes). Bonus: They sell literary blouses and skirts!
For the New Mom
My sister is having the first baby out of my siblings next week, so I’ve been giving this one a lot of thought. Although I happen to think a giant box of nipple cream is a hilarious gift idea, it’s probably not something everyone is comfortable buying for a new mom. Instead, I recommend picking them up a box of diapers (there is never enough!) and offering two hours of your time to help them relax. If you don’t live nearby, a food deliver service is a great way to help out without cluttering up their home or burdening them with having to do something.
For the Neat Freak
My first recommendation for a neat freak was a robot vacuum, but a true neat freak would never allow something (or someone) else do their job for them. Instead, put together a package of little things that help keep life clean, such as electronics cleaning brushes, spoon holders for cooking, a hanging closet organizer, or some slipper sweepers. These are all quirky but if your relationship can withstand you poking a little fun, the neat freak will appreciate it.