Here’s the scenario… It’s Christmas Eve and oh no!  you forgot to get a gift for your sister’s husband’s brother’s wife who will be at your house on Christmas Day.  OR…you were in charge of bringing dessert and it totally slipped your mind until today.  This is your LAST chance to get SOMETHING!

Here are a few last minute ideas that are sure to get you in good with the family and put smiles on everyone’s faces…

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Aren’t these cakes from Baskin-Robbins the cutest, most adorable things you have ever seen!  Run, don’t walk over to grab one for dessert!  Everyone will smile when they see one of these cute faces sitting on the table and smile even bigger once they take a bite!

What is Christmas without Almond Roca?  I grew up with my father buying Almond Roca every year and then, I started buying it for him every year to go with whatever gift I was getting him as a little add on.  Let the tradition live on!


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Bring out the creativity!  Grab a set of acrylics, paint brushes and a few canvases.  Wrap them up and voila!  Maybe, if you are lucky, that someone who received this gift will paint you a magnificent piece of artwork!  The gift that keeps on giving!

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Sears opens at 7am today and stays open until 5pm, so you still have time to grab a nice bottle of perfume for that special someone!  For store hours and locations… Sears Store Locator.

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I hope my mom and sister aren’t reading this post because I picked up these little Marc Jacobs bags up at Target and they were HALF OFF!  These will be perfect tucked into their purses filled with their favorite makeup or even tucked under their arms for an evening out on the town!  50% online and in store!


I hope these ideas helped you in your last minute shopping!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Eyeisha Jonesen
Eyeisha Jonesen
4 years ago

I always need these last-minute gift guides. I never know what to buy! You saved me last year too! Thank you, Detroit Mommies!