If you’re feeling like the holidays snuck up on you, you aren’t alone. I was in a store the other day to pick up a gift card and overheard someone saying that this was the last weekend before Christmas. I was shocked and had to pull out my phone to look at the calendar and confirm.
This year, I incorrectly assumed that I didn’t have many people on my list to buy for, but between people at the barn and the staff at the nursing home, it added up quickly. I’ve been scrambling these last few days to get gifts and cards together, so if you’re like me, I thought I would put together a quick list to make last-minute shopping easier for you. The best part about this list is that most of these items can be picked up locally, which means you get to skip the hassle of shipping and tracking your order!
For the caregiver: There’s nothing a caregiver needs more than time for their own self-care. Whether it’s a gift card to their favorite restaurant or for a facial or massage, any caregiver would appreciate some time off for themself. Of course, things like subscription meal plans, paying for their haircut, or offering them a day off in the form of providing respite care are great ideas, too!
For the equestrian: I’ve been loving my Equisite Elements of Style riding shirts so much (and have received numerous compliments whenever I wear them to the barn), so I decided to order the Nadine shirt for one of my closest barn friends. For those that are a little harder to shop for or for the equestrian who has everything, Dover Saddlery gift cards are always appreciated and will surely be put to good use.
For the skincare fan: I recently ordered some new products from Youth to the People to help keep my skin looking its best throughout the dry and cold winter months, and I am now obsessed with them (and the brand). If you’re looking for a gift set that’s complete with everything from cleansers and serums to masks and moisturizers, check out the holiday selection from Youth to the People. You may also be able to find these gift sets at your local Ulta or Sephora stores.
For the beauty lover: I had to do a quick return at Ulta over the weekend and was blown away by all of the small items that could make a nice (and personalized) present for a beauty lover. From mini concealers to my favorite under-eye patches, Ulta had a great selection in store that would be perfect for curating a special gift for someone.
For the entrepreneur: As someone starting a new business venture, I can tell you that I would appreciate anything to help keep me organized. I love writing to-do lists and notes to stay on track, so nice stationary would go a long way in my life. My local Anthropologie always has a great assortment of planners, calendars, and notepads (and was where I used to go when I had to buy gifts for people in my office). Home Goods is another good stop for these types of gifts, too.
What’s your plan for last-minute gift shopping?