Last Minute Gift Ideas

The will ship by Christmas guarantee is gone from all your favourite online shopping haunts, the stores are picked over, time is officially running out and the big day is creeping closer by the hour. There are only a few days left until Christmas, and you’re still stumped by what to get those last few people on your list. Now may seem like a good time to panic, but not to worry, we’ve rounded up some foolproof gift options to help save you just in the (Saint) nick of time:

Gloves/Mitts
Anyone braving the cold Canadian winter air will appreciate this no-brainer, especially if you’re able to get your hands on The Bay’s Olympic Collection Red-Striped Mittens (available in women’s and men’s sizes). Help them keep warm and patriotic with this popular buy.

Laptop/iPad Sleeve
Who wouldn’t like a new, stylish option for protecting their beloved device? Please any techno-geek or girly girl on your list by picking up a size-appropriate and envy-worthy cover, like Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Dreamy Logo Neoprene Computer Case (designed to fit a variety of laptops and tastes).

Specialty Chocolates
Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, turn to a quality chocolatier, like Godiva to deliver the yummy goods. Pick a box with variety of flavours and festive touches to make their Christmas morning that much sweeter.

Cashmere Scarf
This is a perfect gift for the hard to shop for and fashionable ladies on your list. What woman doesn’t love a beautiful, luxurious scarf to top off her chunky sweaters and wool coats? Head to stores like Club Monaco, Artizia or Holt Renfrew and help wrap up her in softness.

Slippers/Moccasins
Make curling up on the couch with a mug of cocoa the perfect experience by gifting them a pair of comfy slippers or moccasins. Check out places like the Gap or Aerie for chic and cozy options for him or her. We love Magic Bag Heatable Slippers for cold winter months. 

Coffee/Tea Tumbler
For the professional commuter, or university student on the go, a beverage-toting tumbler is sure to keep them en route and awake. We like Starbucks’ stylish Double Wall Ceramic Traveler, featuring a pixilated design by Rodarte.

Ear Buds
Yes, their iPhone/iPod probably came with a pair, but you know how easy those are to lose. Besides, who wouldn’t like a quirky or adorable pair to add to their collection, like a mustache-adorned set from Chapters-Indigo.

Body Care Set
The perfect option for your new boyfriend’s mom, or any woman you know that appreciates the comfort of a good bubble bath or indulging in delicious smelling body butter. Try The Body Shop for holiday-scented sets at great prices. Our pick: anything from the Ginger Sparkle line.

Coffee Table Book
Spice up their home/apartment dé©cor and give them a conversation starter by giving them a big, hardcover coffee table book featuring stunning photography or silly humour. Check out Urban Outfitters for the latter.

Giftcards
Gone are the days of giftcard giving taboo. They may have once been as tacky as handing over a wad of cash, but now they can be surprisingly thoughtful”especially if you know your recipient is a latte junkie, iPhone newbie or movie-going regular.

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