Last minute gifts and stocking stuffers

 Homage boot wraps. Available in multiple colors and sizes. Nordstrom. $29.95.

 Homage boot wrap. Multiple colors available. Nordstrom. $29.95.

My biggest problem with the holidays is that I see the perfect gifts for pretty much everyone pretty much everywhere. Yup. It's a curse. Perhaps this curse can be a blessing for you, Dear Reader. Here are more holiday gift ideas. After all, there's still plenty of time for shopping and loads of wonderful people who'd love a little something.

1. Tween girls. 

While winter weather can bring some of us down, tween girls maximize their inner fashionistas this time of year. (I'm using women's shoe sizes as most girls tend to be wearing women's shoes by age 11 or 12.) Check it out. For the tween girl who is obsessed with her Uggs, here's a way she can accessorize them AND make them practical for the rain. You're sure to hit a home run with these. There's even a video to explain how it all works! (A Nordstrom exclusive with free delivery by Christmas Eve if you order now.)

2. the Ladies.

There are so many lovely and unique gifts for friends and loved ones. The challenge is finding something that feels personal and is reasonably affordable. Here are a few of my favorites right now:

 Spa Finder gift card. Works at hundreds of spas so she can choose the location and service. $25- $100 each.

 BZR Ombre tights. Available in multiple colors and sizes. Velouria. $44.

 Leopard pony holders. Anthropologie. $8.

 Blue Q Origami red zipper pouch. Available in multiple sizes & patterns. Made from 95% post consumer recycled materials. or The Fiber Gallery in Phinney Ridge. $5.99.

3. The Gents.

As it turns out, not every man wants a flask again this year. But, we do like to keep it hip and fashionable for the fellas. The slim man in your life will LOVE Topman. Finally, something that fits his body without tailoring. For the foodies in your life (male or female) I like spices from Market Spice. Alton Brown filmed a Good Eats episode there, so you know it's awesome. Not a cook? No problem. Flavorings are a great stocking stuffer for the man who enjoys a flavored coffee or hot chocolate. And everyone loves to give back, so I've also included a sample of West Elm's "charity" gifts. Because we are getting closer to the big day, I'm limiting my recommendations to items you can get in time for Christmas either by shopping online or heading over to the store. Enjoy!


 Topman Skinny fit double-breasted pea coat. Nordstrom. $170.

 Handmade wooden iPhone 5 case. Amazon. $13.50.

 Bulk flavorings sold by the ounce. Market Spice. Approximately $3 and above.

 Alliance for Artisan Enterprise mug. Sales benefit the organization. West Elm. $10.

Need ideas for other hard to buy for loved ones on your list? No problem! Just shoot me an email or post on Facebook. As always, happy shopping.