Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Minute Gifts Ideas!

Hello my loves!

I know I have really been neglecting you lately, however in my resolutions I have added to blog more. If one wants people to read, one must write. So write I shall!!

With Christmas so quickly approaching [oh dear, is it really just next week!?] I realize that some of you might be in a pinch for small last minute gifts!

Here is my version of a gift guide, but we'll change that since most of you I am sure you have bought all gifts!


Guy in your life:
Pajama pants are always safe.
Cotton plaid is a great idea and usually are in all sorts of colours.
Unless you know a specific like of his [tv show, movie, etc] then definately get that print!

Girl in your life:
If you're shopping last minute, it had better be jewellery! Joking!
However that is acceptable - so are shoes! - not everyone wants that. [or it's just not that relationship!]
Specialty items are usually fun. If she's a tea fan, then might I actually suggest you to Teaopia or David's Tea!
They have interesting flavours around holidays, so gift sets are great.

These women are very picky. They will always say they don't need or want anything, but you know there's stuff out there she probably would enjoy but not spend the time/money on herself. Go get it.

This year I'm getting my dad some clothes and a gift card. He doesn't need anything, nor want anything, but I know from my mum that he needs clothes. As an added treat, the gift card will help him get something at a specific store later. Maybe he doesn't want anything now, but next month he may!

Extended family:
Christmas is expensive, so if you really want to get something for everyone the best money saver is baking.
You can get some cute cut outs or containers at the dollar store, when you figure out what everyone would enjoy then usually there's left overs. [always expect you need to bake more than you think. Recipes are finiky.]

I have done my research for this one! If you're going to a party, it actually is customary to bring them a gift. [especially if it's a new home] Wine is usually safe, but be sure you know what they enjoy. [Mmmm a good sparkling or rose is fun! Fruity!] If you decide on wine, don't expect them to open it up that evening. Chances are they have set out certain drinks. Think of it this way, once you've all left, it will be enjoyed.
If you don't want to get them some wine, maybe a gift card. If it's a new place, ask if they need anything. You can usually judge by that. [iKea is a great store, so is Home Sense!]

I hope this helped you last minute shoppers! Hopefully there isn't many of you.

Ahhh and then there's the age-old question "what did you ask for Christmas?"

Every year, I will put Christian Louboutins knowing full well that there is a low chance I will receive them.
A girl can dream!
One thing that did top my list this year - the only thing I could really think of that I want - is a Kobo.


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