Last week the Atlantic calculated the cost of gifting your loved ones with every single golden ring, maid a-milking, and partridge in a pear tree demanded by the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” The price tag for such lavish generosity? A gasp-inducing $114,651.18!
If your budget—and the limits of your gift recipients’ good humor—don’t allow you to pony up quite so big, we’ve put together a handy last-minute gift guide to help you select the perfect present for everyone on your shopping list.
Please note: To ensure your gifts arrive by Christmas, you’ll need to place your orders by noon on December 18 (for standard delivery), December 19 (for rush delivery), December 20 (2-day), or December 23 (for overnight shipping).
For the book-club maven:
For the consummate gentleman:
For the historian:
For the young professional:
For the tech junkie:
For the world traveler:
For your easily distracted office mate:
For the chef:
For the environmentally conscious shopper:
For the new/expectant parents:
For the young family:
For the babysitter:
For the gear-head:
For the music buff:
For the aspiring writer:
For the green thumb:
For the hostess with the mostess:
For the know-it-all:
For the friend struggling to cope:
And finally, for the person who has everything—or for yourself as a reward for finishing your shopping with time to spare:
Still need more ideas? We’ve got plenty!