There are many reasons to justify being late with the gifts this year. The kids are still in school, the weather's been weather-y, and life is busier than ever. I've told myself these excuses for the past few days to explain away the fact that I have yet to buy for half the people on my list. Yet somehow, here I sit, with a list a mile long, and not a care in the world. Why? Last-minute shopping is actually kind of fun. Getting gifts at the 11th hour and making them personal is totally possible. And with Boxing Day sales already starting at some stores, you can always count on getting some sweet deals in return. While I sit here and enjoy my tea latte, loving the hustle and bustle of it all, I'm sharing some of my top thoughtful last-minute gifts with you. The key to making them meaningful? It's all about combining gifts in a clever way to show that you care. Which you do. You're just a little fashionably late, that's all ;)
Merry Christmas! Here's to a happy, healthy and, of course, stylish new year!
PERFECT FOR | The Dog Owner. Give them cozy coats for the many long walks they'll take together. After all, we've got a long winter ahead...
PERFECT FOR | The Tech-Obsessed. A super smart smartphone or a watch that does everything - they'll love showing off their new gear in the new year. Pick up a great phone case to make the gift a little more personal.
PERFECT FOR | The Glamour Girl. She doesn't need them - she neeeeeds them.
PERFECT FOR | The True Canadian. A buzzed-about book, Gord Downie's newest disc and a blanket to cozy up in while enjoying both.
PERFECT FOR | The Sentimental Type. Write her name out in charms. Personalize his ballcap with his initials. Thought it was too late to make it personal? Think again.
PERFECT FOR | The Zen Master. From downward-dogs to mindful meditating, your fave yogi will love these zen treats.
PERFECT FOR | The Extreme Camper. He could run into anything out there - best to be prepared.
PERFECT FOR | The Vegetarian. A cookbook is nice but add a Canadian maple cutting board and you've got yourself a gift with (celery) heart. Chop, chop.
PERFECT FOR | The Caffeine Addict. They'll think of you every day as they wake up in the most wonderful way. Write a personal message on the mug to make their mornings extra sweet.