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12 Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 10, 2010

Looking for a few last minute presents? Leslie can help you! She has put together 12 holiday gift giving ideas for you. Care to see her finds? Of course you do!

12 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Hello, it is Leslie here with a few favorites I have seen around online that may brighten your day. 1. A DIY snake kit by Banquet to block any door drafts. The colors are fantastic, the paints and everything else you need are included. 2. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi is a gorgeous and very original cookbook that focuses on vegetables. I love cooking from this book! 3. The Dorm by Ferm Living is a fun piece to hang on your wall and display some of your little treasures. It appears to be out of stock on their website however, there is a store locator where you could see if a shop near you has it. I adore mine and am thinking about personalizing it a little with paint and paper. 4. Fun and very inexpensive tea from Pearl River that comes in some lovely tins. You can imagine some of these tins displayed on an open shelf in your kitchen or as handy containers for pencils or flowers on your desk. 5. A more extravagant but very functional and elegant mug from Royal Copenhagen. The silicone type base wrap protects you from the heat and it comes in an array of colors. 6. Baggu bags have saved me many times, for groceries, the beach, or as a extra shopping bag when I travel. A friend uses them as gift bags, you could get some red ones and add a striped ribbon –half the present would be the wrapping!

12 Last Minute Gift Ideas

7. Geninne’s fresh and very pretty line of stationary for Gallison. There are lots of pretty gifts in the line for you to choose from. 8. Back to basics address file for your desk. A great gift to spruce up any office with some letterpress address cards. 9. Lovely crochet butterflies for a little ones wall. This is the sweetest idea and I like the pale wood frames. 10. Stunning and beautifully crafted earrings by Emma Cassi for Anthropologie. 11. A very useful J. Crew jewelry pouch for travel and safe storage of your pretty things. I received a similar one as a gift and have been using it for years. 12. A “Snow House” print of a watercolor painting by Anna Emilia for someone special.

What have you found this season to give to others? What is on your wish list? Care to share?

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  • Reply La Alicia December 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wow! Love all your picks!

  • Reply michelle December 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous item and totally original, I have not seen any of these pop up on the other gift guides out there.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente December 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Gorgeous picks, Leslie! I love them and those sweet butterflies have been on my wishlist forever! But, not for my little ones…for ME! :)

  • Reply karolyn December 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks these are some great ideas

  • Reply Katie Stephenson December 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Great finds, leslie. I added the jewelry roll and the crocheted butterflies to my “want” list.

  • Reply Viv December 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Aw…Thanks for sharing, some great picks!

  • Reply Izabella December 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    These are great! I love the idea of gifting “the dorm” and personalizing it with collectibles. Such original items.

  • Reply fawn December 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Awesome suggestions, thanks so much!

  • Reply Melissa Allam December 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Her gifts are just as pretty as her color boards.

  • Reply S December 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful finds Leslie.

  • Reply Chuzai Living December 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, these are wonderful gift ideas!!! Jewelry pouch is one of my favorites. I have one I got as a Christmas gift many years ago and I still use it. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Chuzai Living December 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I forgot to mention. The collages are beautiful. I love them! They look like pages from a magazine!!

  • Reply Tanya December 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I love jewelry pouches but they always seem to tangle up

  • Reply Danielle December 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I think the baggu bags or any re-usable bag is such a thoughtful gift…you could fill it with some goodies like a baguette with a rich cheese or tea samplings. I would be so thrilled if someone bought me that!

  • Reply Caitlin December 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    These are all so great! Nice to see some unique ideas :)

  • Reply Amanda@EasyPeasyOrganic December 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’m currently investigating that cookbook … it’s a new one to me :)

  • Reply Photos by Rosie December 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Great gift ideas, I’m was stuck for inspiration until I saw this post! I love the tea tins – sooo cute!

  • Reply Couve Illustrations December 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    those are all great finds!


  • Reply Sarah December 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Just a comment about the Dorm Living – I have always used an antique postman’s drawer to display all my little things…they are wood, but I usually paint mine white…they make a great addition to any home!! :))

  • Reply Charlotta December 13, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Loving your list of suggestions!
    The stationEry looks so cute.

    Thank you for sharing.

    x C

  • Reply Geninne D. Zlatkis December 14, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Thank you so much Holly! You’re the BEST! :) Big holiday hug from sunny Mexico!

  • Reply Anna G. December 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Great ideas, thank you! I love the crochet butterflies and the tea cup from Royal Copenhagen. Here is my list of Scandinavian last minute gift ideas:

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