This post joins the 12 Days of Christmas series.  Read them all here!

  1. The 1st Day of Christmas:  Christmas Card Tips
  2. The 2nd Day of Christmas:  Easy Decorating Tips
  3. The 3rd Day of Christmas:  DIY Favor Bags
  4. The 4th Day of Christmas:  Hot Chocolate on a Stick
  5. The 5th Day of Christmas:  The Christmas Story As You Have Never Heard It
  6. The 6th Day of Christmas: Start an Ornament Tradition
  7. The 7th Day of Christmas:  Easy Christmas Organization
  8. The 8th Day of Christmas:  Last-Minute Gift Tips
  9. The 9th Day of Christmas: Giving Back and Compassion Opportunities
  10. The 10th Day of Christmas: Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
  11. The 11th Day of Christmas: A Few Christmas Favorites
  12. The 12th Day of Christmas: Merry Christmas!


12 days of christmas - 8So, if you are like me, you are just now realizing it is December 18th – and there are still many gifts that still need to be gotten.  You could either:

  1. Run to the mall and brave a million other people
  2. Run to Target and wander the aisles and buy another boring scarf
  3. Follow these tips and knock that shopping out!

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite tried-and-true last-minute gift tips!


It is no secret that I love Amazon.  And, I shop Amazon for 99% of my Christmas gifts.  But, I don’t think I could do it without Amazon Prime.  Our account is a life-saver!  So, if you don’t have Amazon PRIME – here is a BIG TIP.  Get a FREE trial for one-month, and cancel after you buy all your Christmas presents!Amazon Prime Holidays5 days left to get free shippingIn case you didn’t know, you get free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, and can order until SUNDAY to guarantee Christmas arrival.  BRILLIANT.  For GREAT Amazon Gift ideas, see my gift guides here!


Have you seen Luvocracy?  It is a combination of Pinterest, Polyvore, and Amazon Wish Lists.  Basically, you save and organize your gift ideas – and share with everyone!  When you order through Luvocracy, they find you the lowest price available for any item.  If you have a hour minute to spare, jump on over to Luvocracy and see all the AWESOME gift guides!  You can search by person, and type of gift.LuvocracyWant an invite and FREE $10 credit? Email me at moderncommonplacebook {at} gmail {dot} come – or leave your email in the comments below.


I follow a LOT of deal websites – but Collin at Hip2Save is one of my favorites!  She finds all the latest and most random deals around – like that time I got the Limited Addition Gourmet cookbook for $4.55 on Amazon.  True Story.  This girl finds it all!  Sign up to get her deals via RSS or social media and find awesome cheap gifts!Hip2Save


I LOVE getting a magazine subscription as a gift.  And, I really love giving them!  They gift entertainment, education and fun – all year long!  And, you can buy the subscription the day of and just give a nice gift card on Christmas morning!  This is an AWESOME option for young and old – when you don’t have time to shop!  I have had great success buying from, and right now they have deals up to 90% off!  (And, no, I am not getting paid to say that!)Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 11.19.26 AM

What are some of your favorite last-minute gift tips?  Let us know in the comment section!