Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Last-minute Christmas shopping? Again?

We’re not here to judge, we’re simply here to help. When the clock is ticking and the eleventh hour draws near, you need a game plan. This is that game plan.

God speed, friend. May the mall be with you.

[slideshow]last-minute-travel-mugAnything Monogrammed
Three words: it’s already personalized.
Monogram Blue Travel Mug, $12, Indigo

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It’s a go-to host or hostess gift for a reason: no one is going to be disappointed with liquor. Step it up a notch by forgoing the wine bag and getting a case instead.
KSP Vintners Leatherette Window Wine Box, $20, Kitchen Stuff Plus

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A Stylish Pair of Socks (or Two)
A great pair of socks in a striking pattern or funky motif isn’t a novelty item, but a stylish statement piece for their wardrobe.
Yo Sox Soxscription, $70 for a 6-month subscription,

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Bath and Body Products
Everyone uses them (and can always use more). Find a set with a lovely, indulgent scent or eye-catching packaging. Something pre-wrapped is even better — for you, of course.
Strawberry Festive Picks, $25, The Body Shop

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Tea or Coffee Accessories
Most people drink one or the other and will appreciate you helping them get through their mornings.
Santa’s Secret Tea for the Tree ornament, $6, David’s Tea; Bodum French Press Coffee Maker, $25, Sears

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Cold Weather Accessories
Winter accessories are wildly available at different price points and retailers. Plus, everyone loses a pair of gloves or a scarf at some point during the season.
Convertible Wool Mittens, $30, Gap

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You don’t have to go for broke. Fashion jewellery has come a long way. For the ladies, you can’t go wrong with a bold statement necklace or cocktail ring. And every gentleman should own a timeless-looking watch.
Rhinestone Flower Necklace, $22, Forever 21; Noir Nature Cocktail Ring, $50, Banana Republic; Kate Spade New York Deco Blossom Stud Earrings, $58, The Bay

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last-minute-gourmet-food Gourmet Food
Himalayan pink sea salt? A box of rich, dark chocolate truffles? Spoil them with something they wouldn’t ordinarily splurge on for themselves. Tis the season!
The Squirrel Brand Co. Crème Brule Almonds, $25, Indigo; Nude Bee Co. Wild Honey, $10, Indigo; P’tit Choux & Miniature Gateaux, from $42, Nadege Patisserie

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Electronic Personal Care
You’d be surprised at what you can get at the drug store nowadays, from digital cameras to flat screen TVs. If they’re immediate family you can go for a personal care item like an electric toothbrush, a fancy shaver, or a massaging foot bath.

Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite Toothbrush, $150, Shoppers Drug Mart