In case you didn’t know, Christmas is in five days. And if you’re like me and haven’t purchased all of your gifts, it’s time to get into gear! Whether you’re into D.I.Y. or you want to pick something up, here are a few last minute gift ideas to throw together this week…
A cozy cocoa basket.
D.I.Y.: Make or buy some high quality marshmallows, wrap up some cocoa, and find a cute mug to pair with it. Finish it off with a candy cane or some cinnamon sticks!
To buy: Get a pre-made cocoa set on Etsy for $15.
Something knitted. My general rule is that you should never knit a gift for someone who doesn’t knit— knitting takes a long time, and you want the recipient to appreciate it! But if you’re a good knitter, it won’t take long to bust out a quick scarf. And if you pick plush yarn, it’s sure to be a hit!
D.I.Y.: Go to knitting on the net for patterns and ideas.
To buy: Everyone is selling cute knitwear this time of year, but I’m especially loving the affordable selection at Forever 21.
Music. I don’t know many people who wouldn’t enjoy some new tunes for Christmas…
D.I.Y.: Make a good old fashioned mix-tape (well, mix-CD) through your itunes and design a fun album cover with photos of you and the recipient.
To buy: If you know someone really well, go ahead and buy them that new Weird Al CD you know they’ve been eyeing. Otherwise, pick up a gift card for your local record store and pop it in a cute card.
Jewelry. A great gift for someone you know well… please don’t give jewelry to just anyone.
D.I.Y.: If you’re already pretty crafty, making jewelry can be relatively easy and fun. Many towns have a local bead shop, so look for yours online and get beading! (Many of these bead shops have classes that can help if you need it!)
To buy: H&M has great jewelry if you’re on a budget, and for those looking to spend a little more, Anthropologie has some awesome choices as well.
Do you have any last minute gifts to get this year? Do any of these items fit the bill? Got any other last minute gift ideas to share? Tell me about it in the comments!