The Savvy Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

The Savvy Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

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The clock is ticking, and Christmas is practically upon us. We polled you to see where you are with your Christmas shopping, and 57% of you said that you're not totally done with buying gifts.

Don't fret if you still haven't bought anything. Read some of our tips and suggestions to getting your Xmas gift list done!

Start Now

Don't give yourself more stress and pressure to buying gifts than you have to. Nip that in the bud by starting on your gift list now. Don't know where to start? Make a list and go from there.

Affordable Fast Shipping

Take advantage of the next day shipping options that won't break the bank, which some online stores are providing. Retailers like Zappos and Amazon provide the next day service for free, while Overstock will deliver it to you for free before Christmas day.  Remember, these deliveries have restrictions, so remember to read the fine print!


Most readers don’t have a problem with regifting. If you’re fine with it, consider regifting something you’ve already received. Be sure to not make these major regifting mistakes and don’t give anything that’s used or too old.


If you’re really out of ideas, talk to a couple of friends for their last-minute gift ideas. And if that’s not enough, join us on a Twitter chat today at 11 a.m. PST so we can brainstorm some savvy procrastinating presents! Just add the hashtag #svychat to your tweets and send your suggestions and questions to @SavvySugar.

Make a Meal

Cooking something for someone shows effort, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love food! Check out YumSugar for some great edible gift ideas.

Gift Cards

We’ve already mentioned how much readers just love gift cards! E-gift cards might be a very quick way to wrap up your Christmas shopping.


You can make a quick online donation to a charity of their choice for the holidays. This is a very feel good, yet eleventh hour type of present.

Buy Bottles

A gift of wine or champagne will generally not go to waste because if they aren’t used by the recipient, they are items that can be easily regifted.


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