EZ GIFT PICKS: 5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

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If the clock is quickly approaching the eleventh hour and you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping it’s time to devise a game plan. There are still plenty of options available to you and your loved one will never know you left this task until the very end of the shopping season. Here are a few last-minute gift ideas that anyone would love to receive (your secret is safe with us).

Trendy Winter Accessories
A scarf, toque or pair of gloves in an au courante print is a quick way to add a stylish touch to their outfits and it’s practical, too! This season is all about leopard print, camouflage, and leather accents.
Leather Trim Leopard Print Gloves, $45, Le Chateau; Gap Camo Scarf, 34.95, The Gap

A Beauty Sampler Set
This is a beauty buff’s dream come true—a sample of popular items (often best-sellers) that they can try without the commitment of buying a full-sized item.
Clockwise from top left: Benefit’s Let’s Make Lovely, $27, Shoppers Drug Mart; be Delectable from Cake Beauty mini trios, $14, London Drugs and Rexall Stores; L’Occitane Hand Creams of Provence

High-Quality Cookware
Any cooking fan has already got the basics covered, but now you can help them build out their collection with gorgeous pieces they probably wouldn’t have splurged on during the year.
Emile Henry, Bread Cloche Gift Set, $200, Browne & Co.

A Bottle of Wine Plus Accessories
Giving a bottle of wine doesn’t seem as last-minute if you pair it up with a beautiful decanter, corkscrew, or ice bucket. The trick is to find something that’s classic—no novelty items.
Bubbly Decanter, $39.50, Indigo; KSP Vintners Wine Box Set, $19.99, Kitchen Stuff Plus

An Item of the Month Subscription
If you’re truly up against the clock, look to the web and order a gift of the month type of subscription. There’s virtually one for every taste and budget. In your card, make sure to note that you really wanted to get them something they could enjoy all year long!
Tea Sparrow tea of the month, $20 per month, TeaSparrow.com