Christmas always comes a lot quicker than expected. Which means sometimes you can find yourself scrambling to get gifts in time, especially quality gifts. If that’s the case this list is definitely for you. Below are a few last minute Christmas gift ideas that aren’t only easy to get but they’re also thoughtful. There’s no reason to frantically shop when there are little gift ideas like these ones.
1. Holiday Makeup Collection
If you have a makeup lover you’re shopping for but are unsure of what to get consider purchasing them a holiday makeup collection. Full priced items can be expensive and can limit you to get only one thing. For a few extra dollars you can instead get something specifically designed for Christmas. While they aren’t full size they’re still a great purchase. The one below is one collection put out by Fenty, giving your friend an opportunity to experience a variety of lip glosses without having to shell out around $20 for each one.
2. Wine & Glasses
As an adult this is just a great gift. Bonus points if you can find their favorite wine. There is so much out there that it should be easy to find something the person you’re shopping for will like. Plus there is a lot of cheaper wine glasses that are perfect for gifts.
3. Tea Box Set
Another great Christmas gift is a tea box set. This is perfect for really anyone. Most local tea shops should offer things like this, but there’s also a lot of online stores that sell these kind of things all year round. Your tea loving friend will be dazzled by the amount of tea they have with this gift.
4. Variety Of Coffee Brews
If the person you’re Christmas shopping for prefers coffee over tea go ahead and get them some great brews. Like the tea sampler there are plenty of places that sell samples of coffee brews. This can be exciting for the recipient because they can possibly experience brews they’ve never had before. Try something new, you never know what you can get them into. You might find their next favorite brew.
A journal is a great go-to Christmas gift because it’s incredibly thoughtful. Getting a new journal can be great for someone, especially as the year draws to an end. This is also a Christmas gift that can be really personal because you can pick out one that you know the person would adore. You could get them one that is simple or one that’s incredibly elaborate with a lock and everything.
It might have been a boring Christmas gift as a kid but socks are great as adults. You can never own too many socks. You can get them normal everyday socks or you can get them fuzzy ones that are great for cold, winter nights.
7. Coffee Table Book
This is the Christmas gift to get your friend who loves aesthetically pleasing items. Find them a coffee table book about something they adore, and trust me there are plenty out there. You should easily be able to find them one on fashion, music, dance, even produce if that’s what they’re into.
8. A Cookbook
Another great book idea for Christmas would be a cookbook. Find them the perfect one for them and they’ll love it. While it can be easy to find recipes online there’s still something nice about using a book. Plus if your friend has dietary restrictions they will be touched you took the time to find a cookbook specific for their dietary needs.
9. Gift Cards
While some people may think gift cards are impersonal Christmas gifts they can actually be kind of great. If you’re shopping for someone picky this ensures that they’ll get exactly what they want. Gift cards are great too because if you can’t find the specific one you want you can easily get them a gift card with just money on it they can use anywhere.
10. An Amazon Echo
This is a slightly more expensive gift but it’s worth it. An Amazon echo is great because it’s a speaker, source of weather, it can control other technology in the house, and so much more. Consider this for someone who loves tech. The echo dot is also cheaper than the normal one and smaller, making it great for someone who potentially lives in a smaller space. All they need is an Amazon account and wifi.
11. Brush Kit
Brushes can be expensive but there are plenty of places that sell miniature brush kits like the one below. Look out for more bundles and deals as the holiday season approaches. These are great Christmas gifts and perfect for someone who loves makeup or a good start for someone who just is a beginner.
12. Letter Board
A letter board is just fun. It gives the person receiving the gift a chance to be sassy, funny, cute, or all the above. Bonus points for putting a message on there for them when you give it to them. There are a lot of different letter boards out there too than just the typical square ones. There are ones that come in circles, triangles, stars, there are even ones that are shaped like caskets. This is a universally great gift.
You can’t go wrong with a calendar. It might seem like a simple gift but it’s actually pretty thoughtful. It’s easy to just rely on digital scheduling but sometimes actually being able to write down upcoming events can be easier. Your friend will appreciate a Christmas gift that will help them run their life smoothly.
14. Board Game
This is the gift that keeps on giving. You can get them a classic board game like Scrabble or Monopoly or you can hunt for a board game that has their specific interest in mind. Practically anything you can think of has a board game companion. Also giving your friend a board game means you’ll also get to play it as well.