Last Minute Gifts for People Who Show Up Unannounced

You know it always happens. Somebody’s cousin’s uncle shows up at your home with a tag-along. An old boyfriend from college, a stray co-worker who thought flying standby on Christmas Eve was a good plan, you know some fool you don’t know and didn’t invite. Well here are some last minute gifts you can have on hand so everyone feels included. Even if you begrudge giving them the last piece of sweet potato pie!

Last Minute Gifts for Stragglers

Last Minute Gifts for Stragglers - National Chain Gift Cards

Gift Cards from National Chains. These are great because they’re gender neutral, spend anywhere and take up virtually no space in your home.


Last Minute Gifts for Stragglers - Kate Spade NY Dot Candle

Fancy Candles. Scented or unscented, candles for holiday gifts are perfect. We can all use a little more warm light during the cold, dark winter nights.


Last minute gifts for stragglers - L'Occitane Deluxe Soap Set

Health & Beauty Sets. Perfect travel-sized items that also double as stocking stuffers.


Last minute gifts for people who show up unannounced. Sugarfina champagne gummies.

Food & Other Useful Stuff

I think this list of last minute gifts for stragglers and other unannounced guests covers a lot of bases. You’ve got food, lotions & potions and straight up cash. What else does one need?

What are some of the go-to stocking stuffers and spare gifts you keep on hand? Do tell! And don’t forget to share this post with your last minute shopper friends!


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    • Patranila
      4 January 2016 / 12:38 PM

      Yes! They’re great! Happy New Year!

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