By Erika, Fashion Expert
I don’t necessarily like living on the edge. OK, I don’t like it at all. But I know some of you do and that extreme Christmas shopping is your thing. I’m still so tickled by the texts I get on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of December asking what I think “so and so” would like for Christmas. Just having to come up with ideas stresses me out – so I can’t imagine having to fight off the crowds two and three days before Christmas. Hopefully, this list will help you adrenaline junkies who love the adventure of completing your holiday shopping just under the deadline!
For the Bride or Groom that is Changing Their Name
I have said this many times – and will keep saying – Hitchswitch is one of the very best wedding gifts I received. Although my husband couldn’t use it, it made the process of legally changing my name relatively painless. There are three package options; but please, splurge on the Platinum Package as your gift. For only $89 the recipient will receive the full suite of Hitchswitch services include ready-to-ship passport photo (no post office line or awkward photos) and a personal name change concierge who will help with things like getting hotel and airline miles straightened out. You recipient will be forever grateful!
For the Bibliophile
I’m not sure why I waited so long to get a subscription to Audible but now I can’t imagine life without it! I love to listen to my podcasts on my drive to and from work and now I mix up my rotation with audiobooks. There are thousands of titles to choose from plus a monthly selection of free original books that are a part of the subscription. You can read everything from autobiographies to memoirs to the classics and everything in between. Need a few recommendations to get started? I recommend:
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
- I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux
- ALL of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- Superficial by Andy Cohen
- The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
- Red Notice by Bill Browder
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson
For the Sentimental Crowd
I found these little letter books and feel in love instantly! Lea Redmond’s “Letters to” series offers the buyer a chance to write meaningful notes and letters to loved ones that can be opened at the appropriate time. For example, “Letters to Open When” allows you to write notes of encouragement, support, etc. to be opened when the recipient is having a rough time, needs a smile, or wants to be hugged by your words. You can write letters to your parents, your children, and even your future self! Bonus for you, two day shipping because Amazon Prime is GOAT.
For the Beauty Junky
You may, or may not, have heard of Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay. If you haven’t, now you have. This incredible face mask has more than 19,000 reviews on Amazon and is said to work wonders for your skin. I’ve only started using it in the last two weeks, but count me among the believers! Any bonafide beauty junky is going to love – and swear by – the stuff! Two-day shipping reigns supreme again when you order from Amazon.
For the Charitable Fashionista
Give the gift of a microfinance loan through Global Girlfriend and support women-owned small businesses in Africa. Seriously, how cool is it that your donation can help break the cycle of poverty and boost economic development by providing women with business management training and financial assistance to start and grow their small businesses, specifically in Sierra Leone. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
I hope this list helps you round out your holiday shopping over the next few days! And, of course, I’m wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and the happiest New Year!