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Last-minute gift ideas they'll love

Still searching for meaningful gifts for a few stragglers on your list? Well, worry no more. We’ve put together some of our top styles into thoughtful gifts, under-the-tree–ready and sure to please. (You’re welcome!)

For the working girl or guy

For the young professional on your list, choose a functional gift that’s also sophisticated, stylish and fun! A sleek laptop case monogrammed with their initials will make quite an impression at the office. Pick a flowing script font for her or a clean sans serif for him. For toting work and tech between home and the office, upgrade her current bag to a roomy but structured tote with high-end finishes. Tie on a scarf or pop in a versatile pouch to really make a statement.

Warm up their home

Choosing a personalized home décor piece is a gift solution that’s quick to design but built to treasure for years to come. Once you’ve selected the perfect tray, wall art or tote, take just a moment to consider what message would resonate most with the recipient. Is it their family name and the year they moved into their home, or perhaps a holiday saying? (We like “’Tis the Season” and “Joy to the World.”) How about a cute saying for a kid’s bedroom or baby’s nursery? (Try something sweet like “twinkle, twinkle” or “goodnight & sleep tight.”) And a hostess tote becomes extra special when you embroider it with “May your glass always be half full!”

“Me time” in a pouch

For all those folks who deserve a bit of pampering this holiday season (you included!), have fun building a goodie-filled spa kit, shaving kit or makeup case. Go ahead and splurge a little on fancier grooming and styling products that they’d never buy for themselves. (Go on – it’s Christmas, after all!)

Monogram a travel toiletries case just for him, and pack it with wet shaving items. For her, tuck sugar scrub, body cream, a foot soak and lip balm into a pretty pouch to give the gift of tranquility.

For the kids (or kids at heart)

What’s cuter than kids on Christmas morning? HAPPY kids on Christmas morning! Set up your nieces, nephews, god-children, paper boy and all the rest with a sweet treat. Pick your size of reusable gift basket to hold just the right amount of kid-friendly stuff. A theme makes it even cooler: think art supplies, hot cocoa kit, the hottest trading card game, their favourite action figures, bath time supplies, movies, toy building blocks, sports, books, activity dough or even snacks!

Or think big with the gift of cozy comfort: A super-soft, personalized fleece blanket could be just the thing to wrap them in warmth all winter long. Have it embroidered with their name, favourite sports team or “Baby’s First Christmas.”

Why not spoil her a bit?

Give the gift of fashion to add a little sparkle to her holiday season. Glitter is everywhere this winter, from shoes to dresses to makeup. (Did anyone else see that glitter beards trend?) She can add just enough shine to her look when she unwraps a shimmering wallet or clutch in silver or gold this Christmas.

Help her stay glamorous with a look that’s a bit more muted by choosing a buttery tote in one of the season’s hottest hues. Add a slim wallet or billfold in a complementary colour for a quick and perfect pairing to tuck under the tree.

Find many more great last-minute gift ideas to round out your list in time for Christmas!