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10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
03 Dec 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform. Since Christmas is only around the corner, you're probably all stocked up in gifts and presents galore... that is unless you've got it all planned earlier in advance. If your gift bag and shopping cart is still empty, you're probably feeling a bit on the edge because you still haven't gotten any gifts and time is ticking real fast! So, if you're running out of time and don't seem to know what gift to purchase, we've got a list of 10 great gift ideas that you can easily buy or order conveniently below:

by John for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by John for SweetEscape in Melbourne

1. Anything Bath and Body Works Related

This is perhaps something quite easy and efficient for you to squeeze into your extremely tight schedule. Just head on over to the mall and visit your nearest Bath and Body Works branch to start your gift hunt. The best part about purchasing a gift from a body care store is that they sell products for both male and females; it’s not gender-specific. From heavenly-scented candles to men and women’s fragrances, soap and lotions, you can splurge on several items (if needed) and get great deals for it too!

by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York
by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York

2. A Starbucks Gift Card for any Basic Necessities

Starbucks isn’t only for coffee lovers. Who needs coffee? (Not) All of us! Hence why, Starbucks is perfect for people who don’t necessarily have to be coffee lovers. The best part about the American franchise is that because it’s so popular amongst society, you can find them almost everywhere in your town. If not… then we suggest you skip this gift option unless your friend has a Starbucks available in their area.

by Max for SweetEscape in Paris
by Max for SweetEscape in Paris

3. A Netflix Gift Card For Chillin Over the Holidays

What’s the difference between watching at the theaters and Netflix? Well, if it isn’t obvious already, Netflix provides so much options and genres for you to enjoy, whereas theaters are a pay-per-watch type of entertainment and cost quite a sum of money. You can also enjoy Netflix in the comfort of your own home, whether it be sitting, laying or in any way you prefer the most.

by Saleh for SweetEscape in Bandung
by Saleh for SweetEscape in Bandung

4. A Spotify Gift Card To Listen To All Them Winter/Holiday Jams

What's Christmas without the perfect holiday tunes to jam and sing-a-long to? This gift is certainly ideal to give to someone who plans to stay and celebrate Christmas at home. Why? Because they'll be needing to Christmas it up at their home to make it as comfy and cozy as possible. Sure, they've got the scented Christmas-y candles, decor and DIY baked goods to really amplify the whole Christmas vibe... but it'll feel somewhat bland without any holiday tunes playing to complete the whole atmosphere.

by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York
by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York

5. Drinking Card Game, Anyone?

This is perhaps most suitable for the younger generations and millennials compared to older audiences. You can easily check online for various deck options with different themes and occasions that can result in great fun. In fact, they're also available in some book stores... but we suggest you order online for a safe bet. The holidays are a time of, well, many things, ranging from traditional family gatherings, corporate Christmas dinners and even intimate get-togethers with your friends. Whichever occasion it may be, a drinking card game could definitely help people unwind and relax by getting to know each other.

by Abi for SweetEscape in London
by Abi for SweetEscape in London

6. A Fanny Pack or Crossbody Bag

What’s essential for traveling other than the usual toiletries, clothing and change of undies? Most definitely, a practical bag to carry the essential items instead of a big bulky one. Perhaps you know that your friend or whomever you plan on gifting is heading somewhere for the holidays. This will be of great use to them, and they’ll be able to carry their important belongings with them easily as they go out exploring.

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York
by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

7. Cookies For The Sweet Tooth

Gingerbread cookies, carrot cakes and pumpkin pies… they definitely smell like Christmas. Perhaps you’re not much of a cook, so you could start off with something easier like baking cookies, even down to the simple chocolate chip cookies. Only a person with no soul would have no love for cookies! So, get yourself packed with the right cooking equipment and get to baking! A fun tip for you: make them as soft and chewy as possible; they make a great addition to hot cocoa on Christmas Day.

by Eny for SweetEscape in Paris
by Eny for SweetEscape in Paris

8. DIY Card or Anything Crafty

We're sure you've heard of the saying "It's the effort that counts", and that saying speaks the truth indefinitely! You don't necessarily have to spend large amounts of money to make someone happy, if you're not genuine about it. Usually it's in the little things that you can really see how much a person really shows effort and meaning in something. For instance, you decide to go buy a photo frame at a stationery store for your mom... but your sister decided to make her own custom frame from scratch, and also gives it to your mom. See what we mean?

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York
by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

9. A Planner To Help Organized

Not long after Christmas is always a New Year... which makes December hands down the most festive month out of the year (feel free to agree to disagree)! If your recipient happens to be a person whose schedule is always packed, and has a hard time keeping track of their to-do's, then a planner is totally suitable for the person.

by Joe for SweetEscape in New York
by Joe for SweetEscape in New York

10. Bathrobe - They’ll never realize how useful this’ll be

This might sound like a silly gift, when in reality, it really isn't. if anything, it's quite a thoughtful and practical gift! You might be thinking, why would anyone need a bathrobe when they've got a closet-ful of towels at home? Fun fact: bathrobes are so much warmer and durable to use.

by Stevie for SweetEscape in Bandung
by Stevie for SweetEscape in Bandung

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