For the Last Minute Shopper

If you are like me then you may be frantically trying to finish up your holiday shopping.  Although malls may seem chaotic and disorderly this time of year, there is an advantage to waiting until the final days before Christmas… the deals are on your side!  Most stores start making holiday markdowns on or before Dec 24th so if you wait long enough you might be able to cash in on some last minute holiday discounts.  Below are some great holiday gifts that won’t break your bank and will be sure to give you props for great design.

For the designer
This modern console table makes a great gift for the designers on your list.  I personally own this table and love it!  It is very high quality and functional in almost any room in the house.  It retails for $299 but is on sale for $59.95 online at the Crate and Barrel Outlet.

For the cook
This charming apron makes a great gift for the cook in your life.  It will spice up any holiday dress and look great hung on the kitchen wall for some added decor flare.  On sale for $19.95 at Anthropologie.

For the Intellect
This NPR map will make a great gift for the intellects in your life. For the people you know who can’t live without NPR now they can take this handy map on the road and tune into NPR from California to NYC. For those that don’t travel it can double as quirky wall decor for any home office! On sale for $7.95 at CB2.

For the Coffee Lover
Kansas City’s own Roasterie Coffee provides the perfect option for the coffee lovers (or just the hard to shop for) on your list.  You can create your own blend, equipped with your own title and picture on the Roasterie’s website.

For the Midwesterner
For those who must brave the Midwestern cold all winter long try this sweater knit pillow and throw.  It brings the winter charm inside with award-winning Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos design.  On sale for $39.99 at West Elm.

For the reader
For the ones you know who love to read try a chic bedside table lamp.  Pottery Barn Teen is an unlikely suspect for tastefully design but they are my go-to source for great lighting.  Check out these two deals on sale for $49 and $39.

For the Mid-Centurist
For those on your list who appreciate retro designs check out the Galaxy Mirror from Target.  Target has gotten into the business of modern furniture and decor the last couple years and have some great replicas at at fraction of the price.  The mirror is not on sale but still a heck of a deal at $29.99.

For the Photographer
For the photographer on your list equip them to display their own work.  Frames and matting are a great gift and encourage artists to display their photography.  Target has a great set of basic frames and matting, most under $29.99.  Also try Hobby Lobby for great framing and matting options.

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