Tuesday Ten: Last Minute Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

You’ve made a list, checked it twice, bought everything on it, except you just realized you’re still desperate for a few extra gifts and of course, stocking stuffers! Each year my mother has been known to forget stocking stuffers until the eleventh hour. And understandably so. It’s easy to lose sight of such details when you’re in the midst of the crazed holiday milieu. Needless to say, I’ve rounded up 10 great gift ideas, which are perfect for anything or anyone that may pop up at the last minute…

1. Good Luck Mini Emergency Kit



2. J.Crew Satin Jewelry Roll


3. Obaz Hot Pink Mace Defense Spray (Perfect for the independent woman!)


4. Lush Gingerman Bath Bomb


5. LC Lauren Conrad Crystal Bobby Pin Set


6. Knock Knock Baking Notes Notepad (They have different versions of these notepads at almost every Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie… there are shopping lists, to do pads, etc.)


7. J.Crew Passport Holder (The luggage tags are cute too!)


8. L’Occitane Vanilla Flower Hand Cream


9. Gift cards are always great gifts! (Click here to learn how to make a Gift Card Snow Globe as seen below.)


10. Bucky Balls (These are great for guys or gals. And they are truly addicting. I’ve seen them at Brookstone, Urban Outfitters and even Aaah’s.)


If all else fails, candles are excellent last minute gifts (and nice stocking stuffers too). Click here to learn about my favorite candles and why they are perfect when you’re in a pinch.

What’s your go-to last minute gift?

If you have any other stocking stuffer ideas, share suggestions and links in the comments below.

XO Lauren

P.S. Looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit? Click here to check out my complete NYE Style Guide!

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Categories: Gift Ideas, Holiday Specials, Lauren Conrad, Tuesday Ten
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  • Melissa Panici

    Thank you for this post! Last minute stocking stuffers are so important!! I love going to the jewelry from your line as a last-minute stuffer. Love the bobby pin idea:) Thank you Lauren!

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    I absolutely love the gift card snow globe! I give all of my little cousins gift cards now (they’re at that age!) but this would add a fun touch to an otherwise drab gift. Thanks for the tip!

    For those of you traveling this week, take a look at my favorite carry-on or weekend bags: http://eyeblinkfashion.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/come-all-carry-all/

    – Cher

  • Stacie Grissom

    Cute! Those baking notes would be perfect for my little sister. 😉

    DIY heart cutout for a dress or shirt: You can always make your gifts! :)

  • Sarah Heckle

    I love giving pretty little bobby pins and baubles as last-minute gifts. Not sure about putting a gift card in water though! Haha. I think a DIY snow globe is a cute idea, though!


    Tulle and Trinkets

  • Danielle Marie {Envision Pretty}

    These ideas are so great! I love the adorable “”good luck”” mini emrgency kits. You could purchase these as small gifts for many girlfriends without splurging!

    I am featuring a Last Minute Gift Countdown for the 12 days leading up to Christmas! Come check these fun ideas out on my blog! I have featured great gifts such as Q&A a Day book, an amazing UA Lomo Camera, Classic Timex watches and much more!

  • Sarah Thaman

    These are great! I’ve got some bucky balls and while I never would have purchased them myself, they made for a fun gift to receive! I play with those things all the time!




  • Richelle Baker

    My go to gift is a Scrabble frame. I take a favorite picture and make it black and white. Then I get a $5 frame from Target. I then pick a saying. Something like:




    And glue them to the picture. Stick it in the frame and you have a great picture to give to anyone! {Like you mom and Dad}

  • Amy Breckenridge

    Great ideas, Lauren!!

    Check out my last minute gift guide for the guys in your life! http://cupcakes-n-couture.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-minute-gift-guide-guys.html

  • Megan Babin

    I love the snow globe idea..i am so obsessed with snow globes right now, they are just so pretty…i actually forget to even put up stockings to fill…better get on that only a few more days till christmas

  • Shelbs

    Love those ideas! I gave my friend mace last year that looked like a tube of lipstick. Nothing better than knowing your friend is safer!

    This year I’ll be giving away mason jars of that hot chocolate recipe you posted. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS! My body is probably going to go through withdrawals after it’s gone. Everyone should give that recipe a whirl!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    What, exactly, is an Bucky Ball??? LOL — These are awesome ideas, Lauren! I will definitely have to consider some of these.

  • Shellz

    cute pics LC! i love that handcream!


  • Kimmy S

    So many cute ideas!!! I absolutely love the jewlery roll. I kinda want to send this list to my family as a hint haha…and the snow globe idea is just brilliant!

    Does anyone know which stores in LA carry paper crown? I dont think I have time to order anything due to shipping…

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    These are great ideas and so affordable! Thanks Lauren!


  • Jamie Myers

    Love the gift card snowglobe, it just makes a unique gift rather then just a gift card.


  • danni1303

    Love the Survival Kits!! I have been looking for something like this for my destination wedding!! Definately going to get some of these for the wedding party!! :)

  • JackE Sands

    I am LOVING all of these ideas! Is that bad that I want all of the suggestions for myself?! I must add these to this Fun, Yet Practical Stocking Stuffers Under $25 …did I mention I am surprised how afforadable these picks are Lauren!? So great! Thanks for the recommendations :)

  • Christina Palmer

    Itunes gift cards and Skullcandy headphones (only $15.00 at Target) were my last minute go-tos! You know everyone these days likes to listen to music :)

  • Corryn Batykefer

    I love the mase! hahah


    Merry Christmas EVERYONE!!! :)

  • Angie Mae

    i really like the giftcard snowglobe. genius… haha

  • Deanna Hunt

    I LOVE these gift ideas. The mini emergency kit is my favorite, I may have to put it in my own stocking this christmas=]

  • Maria Abbruscato

    This is sooooo helpful! Love it! :)

  • tinamarie

    thanks!!! i’m still doing my christmas shopping and definately needed some fresh ideas!!

  • michAlexandra

    those bobby pins are gorgeous, I need to buy those for myself! I love the idea for the gift card snow globe. sometimes gift cards can seem impersonal, the snow globe will make it feel like it’s a little more from the heart.


  • Kimberly Reed

    LAST minute stocking stuffers I always go to PERFUME….love the new Tresors Midnight Rose…..or go to CVS..or drug store for appliances…

  • Carla Santiago

    Good luck candles are awesome, each candle has money insde. Some have silver dollars others have larger bills…depends on your luck… http://www.thegoodluckcandle.com

  • Martin M

    My favorite is the Gingerman Lush Bath Bomb!! Love all Lush produts. The perfect gift. I bought my girlfriend so much for Christmas!



  • alex jones

    I pinned your images on my Pinterest board. Thanks Lauren


  • Jaimee Rindy

    I got the silver flower LC hairpins in my stocking!


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