Essence of Gifting: 12 Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $25

The final gift guide of 2015 has finally arrived. With two days left until Christmas, if you’re anything like me, you’re still scrambling to get it together. The whole idea that I put together gift guides and try out products, etc. and still am not prepared for Christmas, is weirdly ironic, but we’ll go with it. I should be done by day’s end and I have two packages arriving on Christmas Eve.

These finds for last minute gift ideas are ALL under $25 and can ALL be purchased at a store near you–no shipping necessary–no stress over whether your special gifts are going to arrive on time, and also perfect if you’re on your way to a party and realize–ut oh: You never got the host a gift! There’s a great guide for that too, but this will definitely help too:



  1. The Sharper Image Key Finder at Macy’s – SALE $14.99
  2. essie holiday hostess gift kit at Macy’s – $12.99
  3. Gold Glitter Luggage Tag and Passport Cover Set at Francesca’s Collections – $18.00
  4. Corkcicle Air at Crate&Barrel – $24.95
  5. Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mugs at Anthropologie – $7.00/each
  6. “There’s a Chance This is Wine” Travel Mug at Francesca’s – $18.00
  7. Nakamol Magnesite Gold Tone Drop Earrings at TJ Maxx – $19.99
  8. Denby Antique Brass Taper Candle Holders at Crate&Barrel – $12.95 – $19.95
  9. Chalkboard Hang Tag Set of 8 at Anthropologie – SALE $8.40
  10. “Flawless” Cosmetic Bag at TJ Maxx – $14.99
  11. Short Necklace with Simulated Pearls – Gold/Pearl (16.5″) at Target – $24.99
  12. Luminarc Copper Barware Collection at Macy’s – $24.99 per pierce

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