14 last-minute gift ideas perfect for anyone


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Calling all procrastinators! Do you still have gifts to buy? Of course you do!  But never fear, I’ve found a slew of great gifts that you can give digitally, order on Amazon, or pick up at your local retailer.  For more last-minute suggestions, check out my gift guide for folks on the go.  

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1. LottoLove Digital Scratch-off Tickets ($10-$100)

Need a gift for the altruistic sort? Give the gift of a donation to those in need with these digital “scratch-off” tickets! Your recipient receives their gift by email or text and they digitally “scratch” to reveal the charity and what has been donated on their behalf, including basic necessities, water, etc.  Paper scratch-off tickets are available as well, but the digital ones are great for last-minute shopping.  

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2. GiftYa ($5-$250)

Sometimes, the best gift is spending money! GiftYa is a way to send a colorful e-gift to your recipient’s favorite shop, restaurant, salon, etc. There are lots of fun designs to choose from and you can further personalize your GiftYa with photos, video, and a message. The Giftya arrives on your recipient’s phone or email inbox in minutes, and they link it to their credit card to use whenever they like, and it can never be lost or stolen.  They can even switch retailers or opt for a Visa gift card. Shop via GiftYa.com or their app.

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3. HP Printable Gift Tags (FREE)

If you’re giving a gift IRL, make it that much more special with these printable color gift tags from HP, which were designed in collaboration with DIY influencer Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built. The 2-sided color tags can be printed at home  – I use my fab HP Envy Inspire printer – and glued together, then you just add your “to” and “from”!  There are also gorgeous paper ornaments available in the collection, great for DIY projects with the kids.  

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4. NatureWell Original Dry Body Scrubs ($24.99 for a pack of 4)

These dry body scrubs can be mixed with anything from body oil to liquid soap to be massaged onto the skin for an invigorating exfoliation. The set includes Himalayan Sea Salt, Cacao, Coffee, and Passion Fruit & Sugar. The pouches are resealable, lightweight, and ideal for travel.

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5. Soap & Glory A Little Glory Gift Set ($20)

This skincare set contains travel sizes of body wash, body butter, body scrub, vitamin C facial wash andm under eye hydrogel patches, all nestled in a reusable, transparent, zippered pouch. The products smell amazing!

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6. I.C.O.N. India Trio ($54.80, $100 value)

Know someone with dry hair? This luxe hair care bundle, from sustainable and vegan hair care brand, I.C.O.N., includes India Shampoo, India Conditioner & India Oil (which has over 500 5-star reviews). The technologically advanced formulas contain treatment ingredients, like moringa and argan oils, and the products, which smell incredible, will leave his or her hair smooth and hydrated.

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7. Clorox Smart Air Purifier ($119)

We live in the suburbs, and I admit that an air purifier was a bit of an afterthought until the smoke from the Canadian wildfires seeped into our home last summer. This air purifier, which has Alexa voice integration, is good for rooms up to 1000 square feet and removes 99.7% of allergens and particulates (like smoke), 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and keeps the air smelling fresh. And using it is a no-brainer – “Auto mode” adjusts in real time to information provided by the air quality sensor.  The Clorox filters last 6-12 months and are easily replaced.  

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8. CVS Hasbro Twister Game Blanket ($24.99)

This colorful blanket is ideal for snuggling on the couch watching holiday movies, but it’s also a legit game of Twister…spinner included. I love a multifunctional gift! 

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9. ‘Bountiful Cooking,’ by Agatha Achindu ($23.99)

This beautiful cookbook contains 100 delicious recipes and a bounty of easy-to-understand facts and guidelines that will inspire clean and healthy eating, making this a great gift for a newly minted adult or someone seeking a lifestyle change.

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10. Ohuhu Alcohol Markers Double Tipped Art Marker Set ($59.99)

Whether your recipient is an artist or a casual doodler, this 101-marker set will surely brighten their day.  The markers, which come in a handy carrying case, are double-sided with chisel and fine tips and 51 of the colors are refillable! The set includes 100 vibrant colors and one colorless blender with color-coded caps for easy identification. Pair the set with the excellent Ohuhu Market Pads Sketchbook ($24.59)  

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11. Mr. Pen 6 Pastel Highlighters + 6 Black Ball Pens ($9.99)

I love this set of quick-drying pens and pastel highlighters! A great gift for a student or WFH-er. The pens have high-quality, water-based, black ink and the highlighters are soft colors, like baby pink and powder blue.

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12. Bloomsybox Bouquets (prices vary. Available on Amazon or Bloomsybox.com)

Festive flowers make a great last-minute gift, and the stunning bouquets from floral company, Bloomsybox, are available in a single gift or a subscription. All orders placed by December 21 will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday!

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13. Brew to a Tea Floral Tea Cups and Saucers ($29.99 for a set of 4)

This set of coordinating cups and saucers is ideal for any tea party, and they are pretty enough to display in a glass cabinet. The pieces are made of Bone China Porcelain Rose Chintz with 10 Carat Gold Trim, yet are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

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14. ​​Eparé Stemless Champagne Flutes ($39.99 for 4)

The ideal pairing with a gift of your favorite bubbly, these double-walled champagne flutes make a sophisticated gift. Designed with borosilicate glass, they are condensation-resistant and, due to their unique look, will surely be a conversation piece! 

This article originally appeared on TrueTrae.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.