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Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Don’t Make You Look Like a Procrastinator

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Did you wait until now to start your holiday shopping? Again? No worries, my procrastinating friend. We’ve got your back with these last-minute gift ideas that will make you look like a hero instead of a zero. Today is the last day for free two-day shipping from Amazon (if you have Prime) but one-day shipping is still available for a fee. For gift cards, you can order online and then print or make something cute to give to that special someone.

Last Minute Gifts

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Movie Theater Gift Certificate 

You can’t really go wrong with a gift certificate for a movie theater. We have AMC here but Regal is another big one too. And right now is a great time to go see a movie in an actual theater. I’ve heard there’s this really good movie in theaters now. I think it’s an indy flick called The Last Jedi. ?

A Lovely Candle

Candles make awesome gifts. Now there’s a huge variety of wax blends and scents available, so the hardest part might be narrowing it down to just one! But really. Who wouldn’t want to unwrap a candle called Smell My Nuts?

Amazon Prime

Talk about the gift that keeps on giving. Amazon Prime is worth it just for the free shipping alone. But you also get Amazon Video, Kindle e-books, unlimited storage for your photos and so much more. This year, you can gift either 3 or 12 months of Prime. For more information on what’s included with a Prime Membership, check out my post here.

Gift Prime


I am loving this lightbox right now. We’re headed into the cold and dreary part of the year in most of the world so why not give something that brings a little light and fun to it? It’s fully customizable with 109 letters, numbers and symbols.

Himalayan Salt Lamp

I’ve been hearing a lot about these lamps lately and the purported health benefits they’re supposed to have like cleansing the air of toxins and improve sleep, mood, and concentration. Whether that’s accurate or not I like the pleasing glow of the lamp. This would be good for a home office or as a bedside lamp.


Panda Planner

Here’s a polite way of telling someone it’s time to get their sh!t together. The Panda Planner has everything they’d need to get their life in order. And if it really doesn’t work out, you can return it and get your money back!

Funny Coffee Mug

“World’s Best” is so played out. Give the gift of the next best thing with this coffee mug!

Sticky Notes

It’s a real toss-up as to which of these is my favorite. There are about 40 to choose from but I’ve narrowed it down to these 2.

Sheldon’s Pillow

If you’re a fan of Sheldon and his kitty song, give a pillowcase with the song lyrics on it! This is just for the case, pillow is not included.

Web Hosting

If there’s someone in your life who’s talked about starting a blog or website, but hasn’t done it yet because they’re overwhelmed with where to begin, mark one big old item off their to-do list by giving them a year of web hosting with the best hosting provider out there. SiteGround’s customer service is phenomenal and can help them make their dreams a reality.

Web Hosting


It’s also not too late to give gifts that give back a little. Here are a few ideas for gifts that donate all or part of the proceeds to charitable causes. Just a note, none of these are affiliate links. I don’t benefit in any way if you click one of these, other than the reward of promoting some good in the world. I just felt these were all worthwhile causes and wanted to share them with you.

Mayfair Soap Foundry

Mayfair Soap Foundry has partnered with the Children’s Starlight Foundation to bring moments of joy and normalcy for families with children going through difficult health issues. Experiences like camps or other types of respite care give families a break from the demands of caregiving. Mayfair Soap Foundry Products can be purchased at Walmart and Target.

Mayfair Soap Foundry™


Better World Books

For every book they sell, they donate one to someone in need. Regular reading habits are one of the key characteristics of extremely successful people, so this is a gift that could potentially help form a new leader.

Book for Book

Love Your Melon

The mission of Love Your Melon is to give a hat to every child in America that is battling cancer and also to support non-profit organizations who are engaged in the battle against pediatric cancer. 50% of all proceeds go directly towards these causes in an effort to fight the lack of funding and lack of hope that often exists in these situations.

Love Your Melon

Sharon and Alex

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