Time’s almost up. If you’ve managed to get the big names crossed off but slipped up on some still-important people (your next-door-neighbor, your office-mate, your manager, your hairdresser-turned-friend), here are some ideas—and most are available at your local grocer or the click of a button. We love technology … and Harmon’s.
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Bonne Maman: Who doesn’t love classic, gingham-topped jam with a fancy name? You can find Bonne Maman preserves on the shelves of your local grocer, as well as a baguette for extra French flair.
Printable Calendar: Head to Little Hut’s Etsy Shop to print out this practical-but-pretty calendar. She’ll thank you every day of the year, and all you’ll need is a full ink cardtridge, cardstock and your paper cutter.
Clementines: These little oranges are propped right at the front of the produce section, and are the best alternative to holiday vices like chocolate … and chocolate. He’ll reach for ‘em til they’re gone. Plus, they peel nice ‘n easy.
Holiday Mix: By now, everyone’s wearing out on holiday tunes. Freshen up their selection with YHO’s Merry Music Mix, or whip up a collection of your own.
Printable Personalized Stationery: Get stationery for two at Back Alley on Etsy. Designs like this can be customized and “mailed” to you within 24 hours of your order.
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Bars: Whether melted for a fancier ice cream topping or nibbled on bit by bit, a milk chocolate Scharffen Berger bar never disappoints.
Gouda Cheese: Sharpen up his sandwich or smarten up a cracker with the help of this tasty Holland export. We spied a round of gouda at Harmon’s in the $6 range—and hickory smoked was on-hand, too.
iTunes Gift Card: Give the gift of music. Since she gets to pick which kind, you know she’ll like it. All you have to do is cruise by the convenience store on lunch break.
Root Beer: It’s hard to turn down soda in a glass bottle, even if it’s just root beer. IBC’s is classic and kid-proof.
Lindt Excellence Bar: What makes this chocolate bar so special? A hint of chili pepper, for spicing things up.
Gift Tags: Give her the gift that keeps on giving. Ladies love to have gift-wrap supplies on-hand, and these from Jungae will keep her presents looking tops all year.
Red Nail Polish: Ask any ’40s movie star and she’ll tell you the power of red nail polish. Not enough? Throw in some lipstick, too—a drug store brand will do. She can keep the set at her desk for last-minute fixes.
Printable Bicycle Stationery: This set from Salamander Store is fun on wheels. Purchase a few sets, print, and tie the bundle with string.
Stephen’s Hot Chocolate: A step up from Swiss Miss without the pretty penny price tag, Stephen whips up a hot cocoa mix he’ll reach for til the cup runneth dry. This Utah original is especially good in mint and white chocolate flavors.
Evergreen Gift Set: Set your toner and let your printer shoot out this all-inclusive design from Easy Print. If you can’t find a cellophane bag large enough for the gift-wrap sheet, opt for a shallow box instead.
Sleepytime Tea: This no-frills blend will make her feel like a kid again when sipped on during Conan. Throw in a sleep mask if you have one in-mind, otherwise, a partnership with a cute bow should do the job.