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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Christmas

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 07-12-2008

Oh no. It’s happened again. The holidays are here, and you still haven’t picked out that perfect gift for your wife, your kids, or your friends at work. Don’t worry! Our last minute holiday gifts guide will help you find the perfect gift in no time at all.

Last minute holiday gifts for your spouse: Ask any mom what she really wants, and chances are she’ll ask for a day off. To give her that luxury, do a quick search for a local day spa in your area, and give your spouse a gift certificate and a promise to watch the kids while she relaxes. Or, if you are looking for something you can wrap in a small box, you can never go wrong with fine jewelry. Take a look at a local jeweler to find a last minute original piece.

Last minute holiday gifts for the kids: Kids do not need the latest fads to be happy. Try going to your local hobby shop or craft store and find a creative project that you can share with your children. Building a train set together gives the kids special time with their dad, as well as a sense of accomplishment that they won’t get from a DVD or video game.

Last minute gifts for your colleagues: Forget holiday baskets and go for a single, luxurious item here that is appropriate for the holidays. A fine bottle of champagne, a nice silk scarf, etc. are gifts that your colleagues will truly appreciate.

Last minute holiday gifts hints: If you are short on time, websites such as www.redenvelope.com and www.amazon.com offer overnight shipping on unique gifts, toys, and apparel. The site www.gifts.com makes shopping a breeze by dividing gifts into categories based on the recipient’s personality. If you are shopping in stores at Christmas, avoid overcrowded malls filled with stress and the same gifts, and head to a few select boutiques instead. Most cities have at least a street or two filled with original, one-of-a-kind shops, and by choosing your gifts here, you will not only avoid the headaches of mall-shopping, but also find a true gem that will be appreciated and loved by the receiver.

Good luck! And Happy Holidays!