So you waited until the last minute again this year (like you swore you wouldn’t), and now your anxiety about said procrastination is so overwhelming that you can’t think of what to buy your fashion & beauty loving friend/sister/cousin/mom, etc. Let us kindly remind you that there is no such thing as a ‘fashionably late’ gift, and then help you solve your problem.
We’ve rounded up the quickest and easiest last minute gifts that any girlie gal would be thrilled to receive. The best part? Everything we chose can be found at discount stores like Marshalls or TJMaxx, or for the ULTIMATE 3 last minute gifts, you can order online minutes before your gift exchange.
The 3 ULTIMATE Last Minute Gifts
The gift that keeps on giving year round, subscriptions are the ULTIMATE last minute gift. Order online, and either pick up a copy of the magazine in stores, or just print out your receipt.
Sample Box Subscriptions
A sample box subscription means a new gift delivered to your door every month! And with options like 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions, you can give according to your budget. Check out boxes like the Like It, Love It, Want It Box, Birch Box, Conscious Box, etc.
This isn’t always seen as an easy way out. Gift cards for services you wouldn’t splurge on yourself, like a manicure or facial, are always welcome. Or look at the gift receiver’s current needs. Did your friend just move into a new place? She could probably use a gift card to Home Goods or Pier One.
Easy to Find Last Minute Gifts
Cold Weather Accessories
Probably our favorite gift to give this year are knit headbands. They’re a stylish (and more hair friendly) alternative to a hat, and can be super affordable. Just as good are hats, scarfs, or gloves, because you truly can never have too many.
It’s the coziest time of the year! Pick up some thigh high socks or bootie slippers for your sister-in-law.
Stock your loved one up on things you know they always need more of: hair ties, hair clips, chap stick, hand lotion, etc. Or buy your bestie a new makeup bag.
Luxe Brand Minis
Has your friend been eyeing the Caudaile Divine Oil? Buy her a small size to try.
We love holiday edition kits and the savings they pack. A 3-product bundle like this Ole Henriksen is ONLY $22.50 (FYI: We saw this EXACT kit in TJMaxx last weekend).
While we don’t really recommend clothing because it’s too difficult to match someone’s unique style or fit, it’s hard to go wrong with an adorable, cozy sweatshirt (like the Wildfox champagne one pictured above). Or consider a matching PJ set or robe, which can be those kinds of items that feel luxurious to own, but we don’t often purchase for ourselves.
This category is for one reason, and one reason only: a portable battery charger. EVERYBODY needs to own one of these (they’re especially fantastic for traveling), and this one in particular is crazy cute.
Caudaile – Divine Oil $9; Nars – Blush/Bronzer Duo $24; Ole Henriksen – Kit $22.50; Rosebud Perfume Co. – Rosebud Salve, $6; Amika – Might Mini Titanium Styler, $29; Back Me Up Mobile Charger, $30; Charlotte Tilbury – Makeup Bag $20; Berry – Knit Head Wrap $32; BP – Bunny Ring Holder $12; Emi-Jay – Hair Ties $6.50; Wildfox – Champagne Sweatshirt $108; Foreo – LUNA Mini $139; BP – Bootie Slipper $18; PJ Salvage – Fall Into Flannel PJ Set $68