Last Minute Gift Ideas

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, time just gets away from you. Sometimes, this happens when you need to get someone a gift, and suddenly its the day of, and you can't get to the store, and you're thinking "EFF!!! Now what?!!?"

Well, you're in the right place. I have a solution: subscription boxes. Now, unlike some more general subscription boxes, the ones I'm suggesting here require the recipient to make some decisions, so you can't possibly gift it to them until the actual moment because otherwise you would ruin the surprise (aka how a last-minute gift is not really a last minute gift.) The three subscriptions below are all gender neutral, and generally age-neutral, so they can work for almost anyone!

Club W: Can you really ever go wrong with a wine club? I used Club W  for about a year, and absolutely LOVED it! You start off by taking a survey on your taste preferences, and based on your answers, they will recommend a selection of wines for you. Now you can choose to stay with these, or switch them out for different picks- I did a combination of recommended picks and  my own, and I can honestly say there was not a single bottle that I didn't like. The wines range from $13-$40, and shipping is $6. A $50 gift will get the recipient a month of wine!

Photo credit: Club W

Photo credit: Club W

MistoBox: For the caffeine fiend in your life, MistoBox starts off with a quiz where you pick your flavor profile, the kind you prefer (single origin, blends, not sure?) and a quality range from basic coffee to exclusive small batch coffee, and they ship you 12 oz of coffee beans, which is enough for 20-25 cups of coffee. $60 gets you a 3- month subscription, and you can either pick the roast for the recipient, or let them pick their own. As an aside, MistoBox also appeared on Shark Tank in 2013 and made a deal with Marc Cuban!

Photo credit: AllSharkTankProducts.com

Photo credit: AllSharkTankProducts.com

BarkBox: This box only works if your recipient is either your dog, or a dog-owner who loves their dog very deeply. We had a subscription to this for a year as well, and every month, we received a themed box of toys and treats for our pups. We cancelled our box (easiest cancellation ever!!) because Webster destroys 99% of toys in under 15 minutes (even the heavy duty ones), so the poor BarkBox toys didn't stay a chance in our home. But the boxes were really fun (for us and the pups) while they lasted! $72 gets your recipient 3 months of puppy fun boxes!

Photo credit: BarkBox

Photo credit: BarkBox

There are plenty of gender-specific subscription boxes like GlossyBox, Wantable, and Rocksbox (gift a month free with code SHIBANIBFF) for women, and Trunk Club, Bespoke Post, and Mantry for men, all of which also make excellent gifts, last-minute or planned!! 

Happy Gifting!!