woman holding last minute gift ideas


Hello, everyone! I hope you all are doing well! I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the people of Kentucky this morning. The weather is so strange, and it still baffles me that it can be so devastating and destructive. My heart goes out to all of the families that lost loved ones. It’s hard to write about fluff after sad things happen!

So last week, I reported that I was doing good after my surgery. I still am; however, I ended up with a massive hematoma on my right side that is pretty painful. I got the okay from my doctor to drive, but she wanted me to lay low for another week and not lift anything over ten pounds. This will be a problem the next few days as we are traveling with our daughter and her (almost) five-month-old to visit my in-laws for a few days. That little girl is a chunk of love and weighs more than ten pounds. I won’t be able to hold her or, for that matter, do much to help out. Having surgery around the holidays is not a great idea!

I’m excited to partner with Bloomingdale’s today to show you all some of the best last-minute gift ideas. Bloomingdale’s is one of my favorite stores, and I am so sad that I couldn’t get to New York this year. I promise it’s the first store I hit! I don’t know about you, but I thought that I was pretty well on my way to being finished shopping before my surgery. After taking inventory of what I have bought, I am not quite there. Bloomingdale’s is a great place to get gifts for everyone on your list, and their Friends & Family sale is going on until tomorrow. Here are the terms:

Take 25% off items labeled “FRIENDS & FAMILY: 25% OFF DISCOUNT APPLIED IN BAG.” Take 20% Off Designer Fine Jewelry, Small Electrics, and Gadgets labeled “FRIENDS & FAMILY: 20% Off DISCOUNT APPLIED IN BAG.” Take 20% Off Cookware labeled “FRIENDS & FAMILY: 20% OFF WITH CODE FRIENDS.” All other items are excluded from the offer. Discount will automatically be applied in bag on qualified items. And, in cosmetics: $25 OFF EVERY $150 spent in beauty at!

This is a great time to purchase those last-minute gifts for anyone on your list. I love giving the gift of beauty (because I love it and beauty is hardly ever on sale), and I have found some great gifts for some of my (beauty-lover) friends and family members. One of my favorite items is this Ambient Lighting Powder from Hourglass. This palette is a limited edition with four new shades. These powders capture, diffuse, and soften surrounding light to blur imperfections and refine skin’s appearance. Each powder is hand-made, and no two are exactly alike. I think I will be keeping one of these!

I love Charlotte Tilbury, and this limited edition Pillow Talk Set is so great for the girl on the go! If more color is what your recipient likes, this Iconic Mini Lip Wardrobe is a great way to try out Charlotte Tilbury’s popular colors. I love gifting my daughter eye cream (because most of them are pretty pricey) and she doesn’t want to pay for them. I’ve been giving her La Prairie eye cream every Christmas for a long time. I am switching it up this year because I have tried a new one that I really like. It’s the Sisley-Paris L’integral Anti-Age Eye & Lip Contour Cream. It comes with a mini roller and feels so good on the eye area; you can also use it around your lips.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to give to a female friend or family member. I know the “ol’ Christmas Candle” seems lame but, I have an obsession with candles, and I think most women like them. My favorite for the holidays and winter is the  Nest Holiday Classic. I buy it in bulk and burn it constantly through February. It makes me happy! The other candle that I am obsessed with is the Cire Trudon, Abd El Kader. You all, every time I burn this and someone comes to my house; they become obsessed too. It’s incredible but pricey, so I don’t burn it unless I have company.

A few more great gifts for anyone on your list is the Slip Pure Silk Pillow Case. I have been sleeping on these for years, and now my husband will only sleep on them too. They really do help reduce friction on your face and head. I haven’t tried this Facial Steamer yet, but I want to get one because I feel like my chin is always congested from wearing a mask. I have combined my favorites in the collage below.


collage of last minute gift ideas



woman showing last minute gift ideas makeup lipstick and makeup items for last minute gift ideas woman in her sportswear woman in her sportswear and standing near the door woman showing slippers

I hope that I give you all some good gift ideas when I write these posts. I know this is a stressful time but remember, it’s the thought that counts! Also, I have picked out some of my favorite items below for everyone on your list. Sign up to become a Bloomingdale’s Loyallist in seconds (It’s free!), and you’ll be on your way to earning rewards and enjoying some pretty amazing perks — no matter how you pay! 

I hope you all have a great day! Happy Shopping, and remember to take some deep breaths!

Stay well and safe! xx

Thank you to Bloomingdale’s, for sponsoring this post!

Photos: Beckley & Co

Tank // Cardigan // Jogger Pants // Slippers (great gift too!)