The Last Minute Holiday Scramble

I hate to have to admit it but I forgot someone. Started Christmas shopping early this year and I thought I had finished early but dropping the ball as I have, I must trek out today and pick up one last little item. Not too much to worry about I thought originally as my favorite go-to gift is stationery and there is a adorable stationery shop not to far from here. As my luck would have it though, the adorable lady who owns the adorable stationery shop thought it would be a good idea to close at noon today!
I come to you my friends to pick your holiday brains, what is your go-to gift for a last minute addition??


  1. Oh, dear! Is there a grocery nearby with a gourmet section where you could pull something together? Antiques shops usually aren't too crowded today, or do you have a lovely little sterling something tucked in a cupboard that you could polish up and offer as the start of a collection? I have done this with a napkin ring before, and the recipient was delighted when I told her that I also collected napkin rings, and that I thought she would enjoy collecting as well. (I didn't, of course, tell her that it came from my collection. I think I said something like "when I saw this, I just thought of you," which was true! (Never mind that I couldn't stop thinking about her since I didn't have a gift for her and was down to the wire!) Good luck, Lily! Merry Christmas!

  2. How about a lovely floral arrangement in a vintage container?
    my fallback is always luxury soaps....or beeswax candles.

    Good luck!

  3. Oh no!! Who closes at noon on Christmas eve?!!?!?

    Go to the grocery store and buy a gift card if all else fails.