Now, let's not kid ourselves: we've all been in a position before where we've had to find a holiday present under the sound of a ticking clock at least once in our lives. We get busy, paychecks don't come in at ideal moments, and sometimes it's just hard to find the one present that could really make the person in mind smile.
To help with the Holiday Countdown, for whatever day you may be celebrating, here's a quick list of places to look for ideal gifts for the people we hold dear.
What? You thought I was going to say Amazon first?
Etsy is the perfect place to find items that can be unique and very customized just for your intended gift recipient. Many are handmade, are high quality, and can come pre-wrapped to save you some extra time if you're really under the clock (or, if you're like me, have no gift wrapping skills whatsoever and find yourself looking up Youtube tutorials annually). The shops and sellers often have sales and special deals for the holiday season, so be sure to stop by!
Okay, NOW I'm mentioning Amazon.
The creme-de-la-creme of online shopping, almost nothing can beat the powerhouse of Prime deals and two day shipping. If you already know what you want to buy or absolutely need that overnight shipping, Amazon is definitely at the top of our list for online shopping during the holiday season.
Perhaps my favorite place to shop for clothes online, ASOS is one of the most ideal places to treat yourself and others. Both high quality and excellent when it comes to fit and style, this site has everything from quirky tops to stand-out accessories that will make anyone feel and look amazing.
And the best part? There's a two day shipping option at checkout!
Coming up at Number 4 is Into the AM, one of the most unique stores I have come across recently! They have a wide range of various hoodies, sweaters, and hats with some of the most eye catching and colorful patterns you'll ever lay eyes on. The sizing is accurate and the comfort of these garments is unrivaled, so if you're looking for something especially quirky definitely take a look.
And who doesn't love a nice hoodie?
You knew it was coming, you must have known. There is no way I would have not included her royal highness Rihanna's Fenty Beauty this holiday season.
Their makeup selection is absolutely stunning, with lots of color palettes and multiple set options for anyone who might desire some high quality cosmetics for the New Year!
If you're not sure what your loved one might have an interest in or don't know the first thing about makeup (What even IS the difference between lipgloss and lipstick anyway? They both come in tubes, don't they?), no need to worry. There are plenty of gift cards for you to choose from!
Do your loved ones love books? Do you both love supporting independent stores?
Great news! You can do both if you buy from Powell's Books!
If you're not sure what to look for, Powell's has lots of lists for genres, holiday favorites, and others to help you find the perfect novel.They have a large and diverse selection of books, with a wide range of shipping options (along with more than reasonable shipping prices) to make sure those selections reach your doorstep in time to be wrapped and put under the tree.
And what's easier to wrap than some books?
Do you like crafts? Maybe not, but it's very possible that someone you know does.
Not only does Michaels have plenty of choices when it comes to just what kind of craft supplies your loved one might need or want, they have lots of choices just for decorations or to make ones home just a feel just a little bit warmer. If you've ever gone into a store, you know how easy it is to get carried away by all the trinkets, so be careful not to fill your cart up too much!