last minute holiday gift ideas.


You guys, life has been crazy. I know what you're's the holidays, it's always crazy. I guess that's true, but I honestly feel like it was Thanksgiving just yesterday, yet here we are less than a week away from Christmas! I didn't get nearly as many blog posts up this month as I had intended. I started a new part-time job, got the flu, played nurse to my husband who had shoulder surgery, all the while taking care of my ever-active 18-month-old who only goes to "school" a.k.a daycare, 2 days a week. Ok, saying it all out loud makes me not feel as guilty for not getting you what I had promised.


All that said, I'm notorious for being a "last minute Sally" when it comes to getting gifts. Maybe it's the only child in me and the fact that I've never had to buy a ton of gifts this time of year - Wes and I don't even get each other presents {we spend our money on traveling instead}. So I'm heading out tomorrow to a few places to grab some last minute things like stocking stuffers, but for the most part, I'm doing the rest of my shopping ONLINE. I can't stand the thought of going to the mall and sitting around for an hour just to park the car.

So, if you're anything like me and you haven't finished your shopping yet, here are some retailers offering free shipping or pick-up in-store shopping so you can check-off the rest of your list in the comforts of your sweatpants, sans lines and cranky peeps {WAHOO}. Along with some fool-proof gift ideas for any gal on your list!

  • Amazon // FREE shipping on select items by 12/24.
  • Nordstrom // Utilize the buy-online, pick-up in store feature to avoid waiting in long lines {some stores even have designated parking spots for this!!} When you are adding an item to your cart, just click on 'pick-up in store' underneath the 'add to bag' button. They are also offering shipping by Christmas on select items if you order by 12pm EST on 12/21.
  • Macy's // Choose standard shipping and order by 12/20 at 5pm EST for delivery by Christmas *free shipping when you shop with your Macy's credit card.
  • Target // FREE shipping, order by 11:59 CST on 12/20 and get guaranteed delivery by 12/23
  • Overstock // Free expedited shipping on all orders placed by 12/21. 
  • Zappo's // FREE shipping on all orders with delivery by Christmas!

GIFT IDEAS FOR HER // As women, we tend to buy what we want, but hold off on the "need" items. Here are some great options that any gal in your life is sure to love: hair tools, beauty products, electronics, pj's, slippers, a new handbag, robe, silk pillow cover, cozy sweaters. Oh, and I just had to throw in these baby uggs + sneakers because they were TOO CUTE not to. Just click any image to shop.

STOCKING STUFFERS // I tend to opt for small items that are under $50. Here's some great examples of perfect stocking stuffers: electronics, cosmetics, candy, jewelry, books, and who doesn't want the world's tiniest vacuum!? Click any image to shop.

Happy Holidays loves! I'll see you next week after a weekend of spending time with family and friends. 

xo // J E N N A