It's that time of year again -- you've waited a little too long to complete your holiday shopping. Knowing I'm not alone in this, I've compiled a short list to help inspire your last minute gifting needs. Read on and finish up that holiday shopping with a little help from my own play book!
Last Minute Gifting Ideas
1. PURCHASE GIFT CARDS FROM LOCAL SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
This year has been exceptionally difficult for small business owners. What better way to drive business and support local, than to share your favorite places with loved ones!
2. BOOKS FOR THE READER
Books that have inspired and helped elicit growth in my own life -- these are just a few that I personally love and recommend to my clients, friends, and family. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love by Amir Levine
3. PERSONALIZE A CANDLE
Sending a gift to a loved one that can't be home for the holidays? Homesick candles has scents representing each state, so you can share a little piece of home with someone far away. They even print a personalized message on the candle of your choice!
4. MINIMALIST FLORAL DECOR FROM ANXIOUSLY CREATIVE
A small woman owned business built on purpose and mental health awareness. Check out Anxiously Creative for some mini florals in handmade bud vases to brighten up your loved ones homes this holiday season, and beyond!
5. GIVE THE GIFT OF YOU
Write out a sweet letter or card, telling someone just how much they mean to you. Better yet, gift this note alongside a framed photograph to truly capture the relationship. This is the perfect addition to any and all gifts you may give this holiday season.
6. GIFT BOXES CURATED FROM A SMALL COASTAL TOWN
Looking for a pre-made gift with both quality and uniqueness? Head over to Azalea Home & Gift for their gift boxes, and much more. This small woman owned business hand selects each item to bring joy into the home, whilst supporting other woman run businesses.
7. HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS
This is a love language -- nothing says 'i care about you' more than fresh baked goods to fuel those beloved holiday naps. Place your goodies in a box and decorate it for them too! Need inspiration? Check out my recipe for Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies!
8. SHOP AN ONLINE BOUTIQUE
Up and Down is a small woman owned online clothing boutique, styled with individuality and current trends in mind. Her items are one of a kind and are the perfect gift for the family fashionista.
9. SUPPORT THEIR HEALTH AND WELLNESS JOURNEY
Know a loved one searching for an outside source of accountability for their health and wellness journey? Purchase a Gift Card to be used on personal training and/or health coaching session with me! Virtual or in-person sessions available -- for those residing in D.C. or Northern Virginia. To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org
10. AMAZON GIFT GUIDE
If you're catching this blog within days of your shopping deadline, then check out my Amazon Holiday Gift Guide to wrap up those loose ends!
Above all, let us spread kindness and joy in all our encounters this holiday season.
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!