The Art of Giving: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts with Lasting Appeal
It’s that time of year again. Amid the excitement of yuletide festivities, somewhere between untangling the Christmas lights and hosting you annual ornament exchange, you lost track of time. Then, suddenly, as you’re elbow deep in cookie dough and frosting, it hits you. You still need a gift for your niece. Or maybe it’s your boss who slipped your mind this year, or the neighbors who always get you something nice. Maybe it’s even your sister – hey, it happens to the best of us!
Whomever you may have accidentally forgotten, the fact is you need a last-minute Christmas gift, and you need it pronto! After all, you still have to finish wrapping/baking/getting the guest room ready/taking the kids caroling/checking off a million to-do’s on your list.
Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and relax, because I’ve got you covered! Here are 5 last-minute gifts that are sure to wow – and sure to arrive by Christmas. Just make sure to order before midnight on December 22.
Let It Go” Elsa Figurine
Disney’s “Frozen” is the talk of the season this year, and not only among children (who are probably doing more singing that talking, anyway). This gorgeous Elsa figurine is not your average “Frozen” collectible. It’s a truly impressive work of art that shimmers with Swarovski crystals, glitter and crystalline snowflakes, making it a Christmas gift that’s fit for a queen!
“Nature’s Healing Touch” Bracelet
Beaded jewelry is very in vogue, but this copper beaded bracelet has the timelessness of a classic. Posh without being over-the-top, it’s a versatile gift that will look gorgeous on just about anyone. I love that it’s casual enough for everyday wear, but it has a polished look – thanks to 18K rose gold plating and Swarovski crystals – that’s eveningwear-ready. Plus, the natural healing properties of copper make this a great last-minute Christmas gift idea for anyone who needs a little TLC (and really, who doesn’t?).
Footprints in the Sand” Diamond Ring
When a gift expresses a notion as meaningful as the “Footprints in the Sand” poem, it can’t fail to touch the person receiving it. The ultimate last-minute Christmas gift, this inspirational diamond ring is an elegant jewelry piece with an even more beautiful sentiment. If she cherishes her faith or just needs some inspiration, this ring is a perfect Christmas gift for her.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Snowglobe
Watching the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer special with my family is one of my favorite Christmas traditions, and I know I’m not alone – after all, it’s the longest-running holiday special in TV history! Combine the charm of this beloved story with the timeless nostalgia of a snowglobe, and you’ve got a heartwarming and completely unique holiday gift. I can’t imagine anyone not falling in love with this Rudolph snowglobe, can you?
“Clara and the Nutcracker” Music Box
Here’s another spectacular Christmas gift that tugs at the heartstrings of holiday nostalgia, albeit in a slightly more sophisticated style. One look at this Nutcracker music box instantly takes me back to the first time I saw the ballet. I was so enraptured by the grace of the dancers, the beauty of the costumes, the power of the music – what a joyful memory to awaken! I’m sure anyone who receives this exquisite keepsake from you will feel the same way.
There are plenty more last-minute Christmas gifts available on our site, so don’t panic if you still haven’t found the perfect gift for someone. Remember, the best gift you can give someone is your love – and that’s a gift that’s never too late to give! So stop stressing, choose a gift that comes from your heart, and go enjoy the season with your friends and family. Best wishes and happy holidays!Five Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas by Ann Kelley