Gifts You Can Pick Up ON THE WAY To Christmas
With so many family and friends on your holiday gift list, a few special individuals might slip your mind. Case in the point: the host or hostess who's throwing the party that you're heading to tonight — and the last place you want to visit is the overcrowded shopping mall. So we picked a few last-minute gifts that you're likely to find at your local drugstore or grocery, including candles, flowers, and beauty sets. They'll never know the difference! Click the slideshow to see what you can pick up on your way to any Christmas celebration. Some more helpful holiday ideas: stocking stuffers that don't require gift wrapping, last-minute gifts (that don't look last minute), and the best winter gear
Spend A Little, Get A Lot: Groupon’s Last Minute Gifts In Every City
Groupon, Oprah’s favorite group coupon site, is a game-changer this year. Their “Groupincus” gifts feature daily deals on gifts so good your friends will never know that you got them for up to half off (or more). Sign up now (it’s free) and get deals every day until Christmas. Here are today’s best deals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Boston to give. Everyone on your list will love how thoughtful you are--and all it takes is a second: New York: Give your favorite New Yorker a shopping spree at La Petite Coquette towards $75 worth of lingerie. It's the city's best lingerie shop--but you'll only pay $35. It's a major steal. Any city: If you've got a guy on your list--from your brother or boyfriend to your grandfather, an ESPN The Magazine subscription plus access to ESPN's Insider, the iPad app and a hat is a no-brainer. Especially when it's marked down to only $13, from $35. Chicago: Treat a lucky lady on your list--from your mom to your friend who just moved to Chi-town to hair treatments at Blo Salon. Spend $50 for $100 towards coloring or a Keratin smoothing treatment. Atlanta: Pamper your Atlantan friends with a gift card to Kim's Day spa for a manicure and Lotus pedicure worth $55 (but you only pay $25). Make it a girl's day and give it to your mom and sisters. Los Angeles: Knock two people off your list who aren't easily impressed with a flight instruction session. It will be a game-changer. Get it for just $99 for two people, down from $198. That is a major steal. Washington DC: Got a college-age cousin who attends Georgetown? Stuff his or her stocking with $30 towards Meskerem, an Ethiopian restaurant, (but only pay $15). Boston: Get your favorite Bostonians out of the city for a day with a voucher to Alpine Adventures. They can choose their own adventure tour, and it will only cost you $25, down from $50. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @shefindseileen. Check out more gifts – like our favorite gifts for your homebody friends,gifts for your reality TV obsessed friend, and gifts for your nudist friends. Shop our guides to the best oversized tote bags and the best overnight bags. Sign up for SHEFindsMail for exclusive SHEFinds updates.
Gifts For Your Annoying Friends, Co-Workers, Mom, More: The Ultimate Gift Guide
We love the holidays because of the food, the family, and we're just going to say it: the gifts. Who doesn't love the thrill of shaking a big box to see what's inside or ripping off wrapping paper like a 6-year-old? Finding that perfect gift for your hard-to-please cousin or in-law can also be a thrill. Since we know some people are harder to please than others, we bring you the SHEfinds Ultimate Gift Guide: Eco-friendly gifts for your tree-hugging friend: We all have that friend that likes to walk around barefoot and eat Tofu so snag her this glittery Butter London’s ’3 Free’ Nail Lacquer ($14) to feed her eco-appetite and make her constantly bare toes pretty. Gifts for your techie friends: If your friend wants to marry Steve Jobs, and always has the latest gadgets, wow her with this new Flip Slide Video Camera ($249.99). For your nudist friend: If your friend would rather go naked than wear... anything, she'll love this Hanky Panky Holiday Lace Thong Set ($49) if forced to cover her bum. Sporty gifts for your gym-rat friends: From sneakers to workout clothes, she'll love one of these gifts, like the Nike Free Run+ ($85), more than she loves running (okay, maybe not THAT much). Gifts for your music-obsessed friends: You can find her at every concert, she's seen Lady Gaga three times already and she dances to pretty much anything so give her the gift every music junkie needs: Zumreed Color Headphones ($65). Under-$25 gifts: Whether it's because you don't want to spend a lot or you just don't have big bucks to drop, these gifts - like the Kate Spade Post-its ($25) - won't break the bank but will make a great impression. Gifts for your jetsetter friends: So, your girlfriend's a heavy traveler? No problem, grab her something like the LeSportsac Cheater Weekender ($28) to make her journey's a little more fun. Designer gifts for the label-obsessed: Get your label-loving friend something fabulous she'll cherish like this Lanvin pen ($90), without having to sell your car to pay for it. Gifts for homebodies: She'd rather hang with Tivo than hit the bars. Get the Miss Havisham in your life something like these UGG Cozy Knit Slippers ($99). Martha Stewart-worthy gifts for mom: Let's face it, no one cooks quite like your mom. A gift like this Anthropologie Apron ($32) is perfect because it's functional AND she'll think of you every time she wears it. Gifts for your OCD friend: If her CDs are alphabetized and she has labels on her underwear drawer, she needs this Kate Spade 2011 Personal Agenda ($95). Gifts for your co-workers: You spend more time with your co-workers than your family so treat them well Mad Men Season 2 ($19.97). It's perfect water cooler fodder. Gifts for your reality-TV obsessed friend: If she can fist pump with the best of them, she deserves these Snooki Leopard Print Slippers ($24.99). Gifts for your guy: If he needs a total life makeover (hell, Queer Eye) hook your boyfriend (or hubby) up with one of these great gifts, like this Guess Watch ($225). Your friend who parties too hard: Girlfriend gone wild? Grab her the Wine Rack ($29.95) - part bra, part booze bag. Check out more gifts – like our favorite gifts for your homebody friends, gifts for your reality TV obsessed friend, and gifts for your nudist friends. Shop our guides to the best oversized tote bags and the best overnight bags. Sign up for SHEFindsMail for exclusive SHEFinds updates.
Last Minute E-Gift Cards That Let Dad Pick His Own Father’s Day Gift
Okay, so Father's Day (this Sunday, folks) came before you could get a gift. No worries - we found some sweet gift card you can email to Dad with the click of the mouse. Don't forget to at least personalize the note, though. Here are our top picks: Whether dad is a white or red kind of guy, get him the gift of free booze with a MyWinesDirect.com eGift Card. In college, dad was the one treating you to steaks - pay him back with an Omaha Steaks E-Gift Card. Then invite yourself over for dinner. Let dad choose his own striped tie this year with a Bloomingdales eGift Card. I know you'd rather be his personal shopper (goodbye, argyle knee socks), but the man knows what he wants. Send some reading materials his way (whether it's Field & Stream or Men's Health) with an eGift Card on Magazines.com. Not shopping for dad? Treat yourself to some of this summers' best trends - from rompers, clogs, summer dresses to cheap swimwear.
Valentine’s Day Gifts To Send From Afar (And Fast)
Unable to be with someone you love this Valentine's Day? Forget flowers: virtual e-gift cards give for longer than a week and can be shipped and delivered without leaving your house. You just need the recipient's email address and your credit card information--believe us, they'll appreciate it--they can treat themselves right away. Treat her to a clothes, jewelry, handbags, and more without having to guess on sizes or tastes with a gift certificate from KateSpade.com start at just $5. (more…)
Procrastinator’s Guide To More Last-Minute Gifts You Don’t Have to Ship: Virtual Gift Cards
In our second installment of The Procrastinator's Guide to Really Last Minute Gifts, we're excited to share even more places to find eGift cards--from Foot Locker to Kate Spade and Lucky Brand Jeans. It's really simple: either print out or email your gift card to your recipient--no shipping and no waiting in line involved. So since you've already missed a lot of the good shipping deadlines, but you still need to get a few more people gifts, no worries--that's what the eGift card is for. Here are more stores that offer them. FashionBug.com: eGift cards available up to $999.99 and can be redeemed at fashionbug.com or at any Fashion Bug store. Recipient will be emailed gift card within a few hours. FootLocker.com: Email gift cards are available up to $500 and can be used at footlocker.com, on phone orders and in stores. Gift cards will be delivered within 1 business day. KateSpade.com: Buy gift certificates online, which are emailed to the recipient and redeemable only on katespade.com. LaneBryant.com: Electronic gift cards available up to $999.99 and can be used at lanebryant.com or at Lane Bryant stores. Recipient will receive her gift card within a few hours of purchase. LOccitane.com: eGift cards are available in $25, $50, $100 and $250 denominations. The recipient will receive the gift card via email and can use it online or in stores. LuckyBrand.com: eGift cards are available up to $500. The recipient will receive the gift card via email and can redeem it at luckybrand.com or at any Lucky Brand store in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Macys.com: eGift cards available up to $1000 and will be emailed to the recipient within 24 hours. Redeemable at macys.com, macysweddingchannel.com and in Macy's stores. Nordstrom.com: eGift cards arrive in recipient's inbox within 4 hours of ordering and can be redeemed in stores or online. Origins.com: eGift cards are available up to $300 and are emailed to the recipient. They can can be used for anything on the site. Prescriptives.com: eGift cards are available up to $500 and will be emailed to the recipient within 5-7 hours of your order. Your friend can use them toward any purchase on Prescriptives.com. Saks.com: Virtual gift cards are available up to $500 and can be redeemed at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Off 5th stores and saks.com. Order before 12/23 and the recipient will receive her card the same day; order after 12/23 and she'll receive it the next day. SitterCity: Give the time-squeezed parents in your life a gift certificate to sittercity.com, which they can use to pay for babysitting services in their area. SpaWeek.com: Gift cards are available up to $300 and can be used toward select services at participating spas. TheLimited.com: Virtual gift cards are available up to$500 and can be used at TheLimited.com or The Limited stores. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient or printed. Yoox.com: Gift certificates are available up to $500 and will be emailed to the recipient once you check out. See the rest of our list of more retailers selling eGift cards. While you're beating yourself up for waiting 'til the last minute, consider planning ahead and getting a pair of ultra chic rain boots for the pending winter weather.
The Procrastinator’s Guide To Really Last-Minute Gifts-Printable Gift Cards
Whether the snow threw a wrench in your last-minute shopping plans last weekend or you've just been plain procrastinating, Christmas is basically here, so if you don't have all your gifts, it's time to start thinking about gift options you can print or email. You won't have to worry about them arriving in time, but you can be assured that your friends and family will love our picks below just as much. An incredible selection of amazing beauty products will be just a few clicks away for the lucky recipient of a Clinique eGift card. You can select the dollar amount up to $500 and your friend will receive an email notification of their gift card, which they can use to purchase custom-fit skincare, fragrances and more at Clinique.com. Treat someone special to an amazing dinner every month for a year by giving them a Restaurant.com dinner of the month club membership. A one year membership is $120, but you can also order a 3- or 6-month membership for less. Your friend will receive a $25 gift certificate each month that they can use toward dinner at over 13,000 restaurants nationwide. Best of all, their membership is emailed instantly! Want to send First Lady Michelle Obama a gift? Or maybe you know someone who loves J. Crew as much as she does? Either way, J. Crew now has an eGift card that gets emailed to the recipient immediately. Just choose the amount, enter your friend's email address and your credit information and boom, you're done. Know someone who's a budding sommelier? Give them a Wine.com gift certificate. You choose the amount of the gift card and they'll be able to choose from the site's unmatched selection of vino. Once you purchase the gift certificate, your friend will receive an email with their gift immediately. There couldn't be a more perfect gift for your beauty-loving pal than the Bliss virtual e-card. Just choose the amount at checkout then once you buy the card your friend will receive their card via email. They can use it to buy products on blissworld.com or in Bliss spas nationwide. Keep your music-obsessed friend rocking out to all the latest jam with an iTunes gift certificate. They are available in a wide variety of denominations and you can either email the gift certificate to them or print it out and put it under the tree. Yes, even Bloomingdales is helping you out this holiday season. You can purchase a gift card of up to $10,000 on Bloomingdales.com that gets emailed to its recipient as soon as your credit card is approved. Your friend can use it at bloomingdales.com, Bloomingdales by mail and in Bloomingdales stores around the country. It's better to be safe than sorry when shopping for teens. Don't even bother trying to pick out a shirt or skirt she'll love-just buy a Delia's e-Gift card that she'll receive instantly (on her cell phone, probably) and can use to shop on delias.com. If you think you know someone who'd love the gorgeous Linea Pelle tote above, but can't order it in time for them to unwrap it on Christmas, give them an eBags gift certificate that they can use to buy it on their own. When you order your gift certificate, you'll be able to personalize it with a message and image that your friend will receive via email. Check back tomorrow for even more last-minute gift ideas that you can print or email instantly!
Top Five: Last-Minute Gifts For Insomniacs
We all know at least one person plagued by sleep problems. Make their holiday a little bit sounder with these top five best gifts for insomniacs: 1. Make her nights a little more relaxing (and certainly cuter) with comfortable Old Navy pajamas. 2. Put together a basket of beauty goodies, like this Neutrogena Night Calming cleanser, Redken's Overnight Repair Hair moisturizer, and soothing Bath & Body Works Honey Almond Milk shower gel, to help her drift away in no time. 3. Ideal for the traveler who can't stand the airplane blankets, a super soft West Elm organic cotton blanket makes everyone's nights a little cozier. 4. A pair of cute LOFT slippers will motivate her to wind down after a long day and take a breather. 5. This Dream Time lavender scented sleep mask is designed to help her get a little shut-eye. For more cozy ideas, check out our guides to the best slippers, and what to wear to bed. Plus, see our other gift guides for more ideas, including Non-awkward Gifts For Co-Workers, Gifts For Foodies, Gifts for Workaholics,Passive Aggressive Gifts for the Frenemy, Gifts for Beauty Junkies, Gifts for Homebodies, and even Wrapping Paper To Make Your Gift Seem Special. See our entire list of gift ideas here.