Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

(StatePoint) We’ve all been there before. Procrastinated or overscheduled our holiday season to the point where we leave ourselves little to no time to shop for loved ones. But great gifts don’t necessarily need to be planned months in advance.

These last-minute ideas will bring cheer to the season for gift-givers and recipients alike.

• A Gift Basket: A gift basket is easy to prepare and, if created by you, won’t feel last-minute at all. With a few customizations for an individual’s preferences, this is an extremely thoughtful gift. Shopping for a person with a sweet tooth? Hit up the candy aisle and get most of your items from there. Shopping for a foodie? Prepare a basket of interesting herbs and spices from around the world. The possibilities are endless. After you’ve arranged the items nicely, spiff it up with a few bows and flourishes in your gift recipient’s favorite colors.

• A Timepiece: If you’re stumped for a gift for that pragmatic, stylish someone that will be appreciated for both its beauty and its functionality, consider a great timepiece in a classic design that will complement a variety of styles, such as those from Casio’s Vintage Timepiece  Collection. Featuring stainless steel bands in such different metallic color combinations as gold and black, and rose gold and silver, they are equipped with an LED-lit display face, a countdown timer, a 1/100th second stopwatch, as well as a daily alarm, hourly time signal and auto-calendar. This throwback accessory is both useful and fashionable, adding a bold, retro-inspired look to any outfit.

• Movie Night: Everyone loves a trip to the movies, and these days, it’s easier than ever to send a loved one to the theater again and again. With a MoviePass membership of just $9.95 a month, you can give the gift of unlimited theater-going to your favorite cinephile.

This holiday season, don’t show up empty-handed or re-gift something generic lying around the house. There are plenty of thoughtful gifts that can be prepared at the last minute and your recipient will be none the wiser.

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