My Favorite Things: Last Minute Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

I don’t know about you but I  am not one to enjoy any sort of last minute holiday scramble to find “the perfect gift”.  No sir, that is not my idea of fun.  I try to make note of special things I see throughout the year and be ahead of the game but some years I still find myself a little behind.

I love online shopping and here is a fun collection of last minute unique gift ideas – both beautiful and practical – that I think are really fun and I have purchased these for family & friends this year.  Enjoy!

GORGEOUS Handmade Cake Testers - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

If you have someone who loves to cook and bake in your life, these GORGEOUS handmade cake testers by one30one Design are on the top of my list.  I purchased two of them and I am STILL trying to decide which one to keep and which one to give away! Every one is unique.  Love.

Beautiful & Customizable "Living Lockets" - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

Next, I just love this idea for a fantastic gift for Mom / Grandmother / Wife / Girlfriend…  These Living Lockets are completely customizable and you can add whatever charms inside that you would like.  Maybe the children’s initials or his and hers initials for a couple? I love gifts that have special meaning.

I LOVE this "Recipe Rock" - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

Back to baking and cooking for a minute – this Architec Recipe Rock is so cool!!  You know how when you print a recipe and the paper is lying on the counter getting all splotched up?  This fantastic, magnetic little invention holds the recipe upright and in place – PERFECT for the home cook and  six fun colors to choose from.

Perfect Gift For the Fisherman - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

My Dad LOVES to fish so this  BIG Catch FLY Fishing Pole Photo Picture Holder is a great gift for anyone in your life that maybe needs a little fun addition to their “man cave”.  Perfect for a cabin or fishing themed room!

Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

Now this might sound like the silliest thing but my friends… I have a college student.  Do I want to think about the inside of that dorm room microwave with all boys??  Um, ick and no.  I don’t {those “visions of sugar plums” just went right out the window}.

This awesome BPA free Microwave Plate Cover is perfect and now Mom doesn’t have to worry {PS: we use these at home too!}.

Beautiful Beach Themed Tapestry Pillow - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

Next, no matter how cold and snowy it may be where you are, I think we ALL know someone who is in love with the ocean.  If you saw my easy DIY Starfish Garland you know I am in love with that beachy theme.  This Life is Good at Beach” Decorative Tapestry Toss Pillow is so pretty and here’s to many “seaside dreams” during these cold Winter months.

I love this gift idea for new parents!!  - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

I am not sure if you are familiar with the Willow Tree line of wood carvings but they are beautiful and this one called New Life is a perfect holiday gift for new parents to commemorate “Baby’s First Christmas”!

FAB Wine Chiller & Aerator - Last Minute Unique Holiday Gifts at #Holidays #Gifts #GiftIdeas

Last, if you have a friend or family member who really enjoys wine, this Wine Chiller Stick with Wine Aerator is a perfect gift.  Great to quickly chill wine for last minute entertaining.  I would package it with a bottle of white wine for fun!

I hope you have enjoyed these fun and unique last minute gift ideas.  May your holiday shopping be stress free, my friend!

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  1. You da bomb. I love my cake tester too as well as the girl who makes ‘em.

  2. I wouldn’t mind getting any of these, but I’m partial to the cake testers, and the wine chiller stick. Yup, dessert and wine…that’s me. Great ideas, Claire.

  3. What fabulous ideas, Claire!

  4. I am loving that beautiful cake tester! and the wine chiller too!

  5. I like your gift ideas and yes about the cake tester too – just beautiful! I think that pillow needs to live at my house and that microwave plate cover is such a great idea!

  6. Great ideas – thank you for sharing!

  7. Great ideas, Claire! My daughter collects the Willow Tree figurines. They are so beautiful and have so much meaning behind each one.


  8. Hand made cake tester is seriously one of the coolest ideas EVER!!!! I want one!

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