Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Holidays

Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Holidays

Alright you procrastinators, it’s time to order those last-minute Christmas gifts. We’re getting down to the wire with shipping cut-offs and gift ideas that would make it in time for Santa’s sleigh, but the good news is that there are a few fun ideas up my sleeve for a last minute gift. (Also good news is that Thomas has no expectations from Santa this year. ;))

I won’t spend too much time with chit chat, since we’re already running behind, aren’t we!?

Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Holidays

Audible subscription

I love nothing more than a good book, and now that I’m super busy with a toddler running around, Audible is sometimes the only way I can get through a book! Audible is a perfect gift idea for any who loves to read!

You have the option to gift 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions, and each subscription comes with 1 credit per month. Each credit can be redeemed for a audiobook. Audible has THOUSANDS of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals.

This is a perfect last-minute gift since Amazon sends the recipient an email on the day that you choose with instructions for how to redeem. If the recipient already has an Audible subscription, they’ll still receive all the credits from the membership, just all at one time (rather than spaced only monthly). Someone gave me a 12 month subscription last year, so I got all 12 at once and I’ve loved it! It feels like such a luxury!

Order Audible as a gift here.

Book of the Month subscription

If you’re shopping for someone who loves a paper copy of their favorite books (me, when I have time), I HIGHLY recommend a Book of The Month Subscription! It’s a monthly book subscription that features new authors as well as established best-selling authors. You get to choose from a few options each month, so the recipient can make sure they like the books they read.

You can choose from 3, 9, or 12 months.

Give Book of the Month here.

Ember Mug

I LOVE my Ember Coffee Mug. It sits on a charger when it’s not in use, which chargers it and then the mug keeps coffee warm when it’s off the charger. I wish I had this as a brand new mom (my coffee was ALWAYS cold by the time I could drink it). Unfortunately, you won’t be able to ship this by Christmas, but you can order online at Target, and pick up in store (assuming your TarJay has it). That’s what I’d recommend!

This past year I’ve become a HUGE fan of Target pickup. I order online, and then I pick up in store so that I don’t have to pay for shipping. This helps ensure I don’t accidentally walk out of Target with hundreds of dollars of stuff I don’t need. But it also gives me a chance to run grab a few last minute items that are on my grocery list too ;). Win-win. And shopping online ensures that the product won’t be sold out by the time you get there.

Pink puff sleeve top, black distressed jeans, black straight jeans, white sneakers, pink blouse, black mug, modern coffee mug. This outfit makes me so happy because it feels like the perfect transition from summer to fall. I typically wear this top with Jean shorts, but today I swapped for distressed black jeans, and it makes this outfit perfect for mid September. my jeans are on sale for $69 and my sneakers are fully stocked which rarely happens! My top is not exact, but it’s a similar as I could find! #LTKunder100#LTKSeasonal#LTKstyletip #LTKsalealert

How She Grew

Looking for a gift for a girl-boss or business owner? I cannot recommend How She Grew enough to help them invest in their business. It’s a collection of online business trainings (over 35 interviews with female founders) and the content is truly incredible.

What your favorite entrepreneur will learn:

  • What the top women in online business wish they knew from the beginning.
  • How to build a loyal following that actually sees your stuff, and the exact strategies and tools to help them get there.
  • Why they need to create their own product (e.g. course, ebook, digital product and beyond), and how to market them so it sells.
  • What to focus on first and what pitfalls and time wasters to avoid at all costs.
  • The #1 most important asset to their business (it’s not Instagram!).

Read a little more here or check out here (I recommend the full-access since to get access to the private FB group!).

Plush Velvet Travel Jewelry Box

A Prime buy win! This cute velvet jewelry box is a perfect small gift (that ships by Christmas). The reviews are amazing, and it’s cute enough for a little girl or your mother-in-law!


I’ve gifted InsideTracker to multiple family members over the years. It’s one of my favorite (tangible) ways to say “I love you, and I care about your health.” I have a full review here, but in short, InsideTracker is a blood and DNA testing service that tracks your bloodwork and biometric markers over time. They send food and lifestyle recommendations for optimizing your health based on your results, and it’s broken down so anyone can understand it.

Use this link and code TERILYN at checkout for 20% off an InsideTracker plan.

Here’s an example of what my dashboard looks like, so you can have an idea of the info you’d get!

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Barefoot Dreams Blanket

This is foolproof and SO cozy. I have two and my husband, nanny and son all fight me for them. 😉 Order from Amazon to get it in time.

This barefoot dreams blanket makes the most amazing Father’s Day gift, graduation gift, you name it. Any idea you have for a gift, I promise this is better? #LTKSeasonal #LTKhome #LTKtravel

Stop into a local boutique

While I’ve done almost all of my shopping except a few stocking stuffers, I’ll probably still run into HIVE (one of my favorite local shops) before Christmas is over. If you’re local to Winston-Salem, HIVE, Fiddle and Fig, and Rebecca’s and Co are my favorite places to shop.

The Rookie Runner Program

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who’s expressed interest in getting back into running (or wants to start from scratch), they will LOVE my Rookie Runner Program.  RRP is a self-paced online running course so runners have more than a training plan – they have a game plan. And that’s key for being a lifelong runner who loves it.

The Rookie Runner Program gives access to the following:

  • 8 hours of lessons, covering everything from getting started, warming up, getting faster, choosing the right shoes, fueling and more! The lessons are short and can be accessed in an app to listen on the go.
  • Six training plans, from 5K to Half Marathon, designed for beginner or intermediate runners
  • A Running Dictionary

Read more about it here!

Hire a local cleaner

One of my FAVORITE companies in Winston Salem is Simply Clean Cans. They deep clean trash and recycling bins, which is one of the most satisfying things in the world. They’re also the nicest people EVER and they’ll create a gift card for you if you reach out. This is a great gift for aging parents who have everything and don’t need anything.

Digital Clutter

Need a gift for someone who works from home, likes to stay organized, or has way too many online files? Gift the Digital Clutter Course. This online course changed my entire life when it comes to how I manage my emails. If you work on the recipient works at a computer a lot, they will love this.


Happy shopping and Merry Christmas! If you have other last minute gift ideas, please leave a comment and share so we can all benefit!

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