A Procrastinator's Guide to Last Minute Christmas Shopping



It's not Christmas Eve yet so you still have a few days to put off shopping. Here are some last minute ideas for those of us who aren't finished with getting everything wrapped and ready to squeeze into the sleigh.
Bookstore: A great place to start. Some years I've wiped just about everyone off my list in one fell swoop with personal agendas, journals and notebooks, books (of course), cookbooks, kids books and games, calendars and magazine subscriptions.
Chef Store: Coffee makers, electric kettles, tea infusers, cups, mugs, beautiful serving dishes, cheese board and carving tools, elegant wine stoppers, new and improved wine openers, coasters, and lovely tea towels.
Gourmet Food: Specialty teas and coffees, chocolates, candy, crackers and cheeses, salumi, macarons.
Beauty Store: Perfume and cologne, all things related to men's shaving, bath salts, seasonal body scrub, essential oils, decadent soaps. Peruse, smell, have fun.

Electronics Store: Universal charging pads, stylus for phones and pads, DVDs, cameras, Roku.
Liquor Store: Champagne, wine, artisanal beers, favorite liquors. For the non-drinker: lottery tickets."
Generally well received by all: Movie ticket gift cards, iTunes gift cards, spa treatments.

Merry Christmas, enjoy the time with the people you love. Most important: don't stress, have fun.