Christmas Gift Guide: Surviving Last Minute Shopping

Anastasia Brow Kit // Sole Society “Mason” Weekender Bag // Naked Eyeshadow Palette // Watch & Bracelet Set // Quilted Cross Body // Audio Enabled Earmuffs 

Pom Beanie // Ring // Initial Necklace (no longer available at Bloomingdale’s, so I’ve linked it up elsewhere) // Rose Gold Brush Set (also only available elsewhere- but it’s linked!) // Infinity Scarf // Similar Pocket Scarf

As a busy woman, I know how hard it can be to find
time for things like Christmas shopping. If any of you have left your shopping
to the last minute – fear not! It is possible to shop for Christmas gifts at
the last minute, and still get excellent gifts that your friends & family
will love.

In addition to the above items which all make great gifts, I’ve got a number of
tips for you on how to actually survive shopping for gifts right before
Christmas. Here goes:

How to Win at Last Minute Christmas Shopping 

(1) Pick 1 or 2 Stores ONLY
As you can see, my picks above are all from Nordstrom & Bloomingdale’s.
These are great stores for last minute shopping because of the variety of items
available in one store. When you’re shopping last minute you do not want to get
stuck going to 10 different stores. One-stop shops are the place to be!!

(2) Pick Out Items Online
Shop online to determine what you want to (ideally) get, and arm yourself with
a printed list when you actually go to the store. Stores will be crowded, and
the last thing you want is to have to aimlessly wander around looking for gift

(3) Call Stores to Check Availability

Many stores – even during the busy Christmas season
– will check stock if you call and give them the product code (that you will
have seen during your online research) Better to know in advance if the item
you want is available so you can get in and get out and avoid the aforementioned
aimless wandering haha.

(4) Call Stores for Holds 

Many stores will put on hold for you the item/items
you have called about. Most will keep them behind the counter. This way, you can
go straight to the till and not worry about finding things in store! Some stores
– like Macy’s – even allow you to shop and pay
online and just do “pick up” in your local store. This is the biggest
time saver there is!

And there you have it!!

 Good luck to everyone with their last minute
shopping. And don’t forget that it is totally okay to pick up a little something
for yourself while you’re at it! Personally, I can’t get enough of THIS!



  1. Amanda Brezovsky December 23, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Great tips! I would love getting any of these for gifts! Merry Christmas Lee!

    • LegalLee Blonde January 9, 2016 / 6:51 am

      Aren't they!? I love the holder for them – such a nice way to keep them organized and on display!

    • LegalLee Blonde January 9, 2016 / 6:51 am

      Aw awesome! Thanks so much Laura! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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