Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2015


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and Neha was frantically scouring shops for the perfect presents.

Being a level-100 master of procrastination, I typically leave Christmas shopping until last minute. All that pressure adds a certain sense of accomplishment once I get everything done, though the stress is probably not worth the struggle. So I resolved to make a holiday gift guide this year – not just for myself, but for others who battle with the same issue. I cannot be the only one! Hopefully, this simplifies the ordeal. All items on this guide are available in stores; you simply need to run down to your nearest mall and snag them! Additionally, everything on this list is under $50. Thumbs-up for shopping on a budget!

For the Bookworm


Displayed on a coffee table or ready to be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea – books make for thoughtful and elegant gifts for the bibliophiles you know and love.

  1. The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights // $8.37
  2. Vanity Fair 100 Years // $42.16
  3. The Complete Sherlock Holmes // $18.00
  4. The Picture of Dorian Gray // $16.97
  5. Jane Austen: Seven Novels // $18.00
  6. The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion // $19.74
For the Dapper Gent


Shopping for men can prove to be a bit of a challenge. Never fear, I got you covered with some gift ideas sure to wow any fellow.

  1. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme // $35.00
  2. Polo Ralph Lauren ‘Faxon’ Sneaker // $44.21
  3. The Cellar 6 Piece Decanter Set // $34.99
  4. Coach Bottle Opener // $45.00
  5. The Art of Shaving 4 Elements Starter Kit // $30.00
  6. Nordstrom Large Plaid Wool Scarf // $49.50
For the Gourmand


Truth – everyone loves good food. It is simply a universally accepted fact. Therefore, it only makes sense that just about anyone could savor these treats.

  1. Godiva 60 pc. Chocolate Carrés Gift Box // $42.00
  2. R.H. Macy & Co. Mixed Nut Mason Jar // $15.99
  3. Brandini Toffee Small Gift Basket // $49.00
  4. Sugarfina ‘Champagne Bubbles’ Candy // $20.00
  5. Charbonnel et Walker Dark Chocolate Truffles // $16.80
  6. Sisters’ Gourmet ‘Vintage’ Cookie Mix // $18.00
For the Fashionista


Whether they are at the supermarket buying groceries or hosting a glamorous party, these people never look less than a million bucks.  Here are some trinkets to make the fashionistas in your life feel extra fabulous.

  1. INC International Concepts Crystal Bib Necklace // $49.50
  2. Evelyn K Plaid Blanket Scarf // $42.00
  3. Treasure&Bond Chunky Cuffed Beanie // $38.00
  4. Isotoner Signature Fur Cuff Tech Gloves // $34.99
  5. Kate Spade Glitter Bug Slim Bee // $47.00
  6. lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Crystal Drop Earrings // $24.00
For the Homebody


Some people love nothing more than staying at home, wrapped in cozy blankets – perhaps watching Netflix or reading novels. These little luxuries are meant especially for them!

  1. Voluspa Home & Body Mist // $19.00
  2. MOLTON BROWN London Candle // $49.00
  3. Antica Farmacista Bubble Bath // $38.00
  4. Anthropologie Golden Monogram Mug // $7.50
  5. Teavana Cheer and Revelry Sampler // $34.95
  6. Minnetonka ‘Chrissy’ Slipper Bootie // $45.95
For the Makeup Guru


Mascara, blush, eyeshadow – you name it, those beauty mavens have it!  It could not hurt to gift them more though, right? So take a look at these cosmetics!

  1. Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Eye Palette // $39.00
  2. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine // $36.00
  3. Dior Diorific Vernis // $28.00
  4. BareMinerals Gorgeous Eyes Unlocked Set // $34.00
  5. Complexion Perfection Brush Set // $45.00
  6. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara // $21.00
For the Tech Geek


Then, there are those folks who always keep up with the latest innovations in technology. Here are some gadgets and gizmos to make them tech-happy!

  1. INC International Concepts Bluetooth Speaker // $36.99
  2. Ted Baker London Touchscreen Stylus & Stylus Case // $35.00
  3. Michael Kors Pocket Smartphone Case // $50.00
  4. Kate Spade New York Portable Battery // $34.99
  5. Michael Kors USB Keychain // $40.95
  6. Kate Spade New York Earbud Headphones // $49.99

That concludes this year’s last minute holiday gift guide. I hope you find it helpful, and let me know down in the comments below what you end up getting!

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