5 Seriously Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

///5 Seriously Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

5 Seriously Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Haven’t started shopping?  Don’t worry!  These last minute holiday gift ideas will save the day.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas / Running in a Skirt

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So we are heading into the last few days of holiday shopping.  Panicking yet?  Despite searching my Running in a Skirt 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, you still haven’t figured out gifts for everyone on your list???

WELLLLL… just consider me your little healthy living problem solver because I have some great gift ideas for you.  The best part about these ideas is they can all be done at the very last minute.  No judgment here on that… I have had years before where I was scrambling a few days before the holiday.   Now let’s start shopping…

5 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Gift Card or Class Pass to Fitness/ Yoga Studio

I’m a huge fan of studio fitness and yoga classes, but don’t always go because they can be so pricey and I technically can do the same thing at home.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way!

Any fitness lover would really enjoy a pass or gift card to their favorite studio.  Find out what they like the most.. barre? yoga? CrossFit? Soulcycle? 9Round? and give them the ability to go guilt free.  This gift takes one phone call or stop on the way home from work.  Plus, you can literally do it up until the day before Christmas.

This is me doing yoga at the beach… not in a studio… but a girl can dream? right?

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If the studio doesn’t have an actual certificate to give you, just write the gift in a regular holiday card.  DONE!

 Price: $10 and up

GreenBlender Subscription

I’m a GreenBlender FAN.  GreenBlender is a company that ships all the ingredients to make a week’s worth of healthy superfood smoothies to your door.  Yes, I love and make smoothies myself BUT this company sends you really fun and interesting ingredients that you might not find yourself.  You also get to try a new smoothie everyday instead of making the same one each day, which is nice.

The easiest way to make healthy smoothies at home with Green Blender/ Find out how it works on Running in a Skirt or GreenBlender.com

I’ve gotten some pretty amazing smoothie creations from them like this Carrot, Orange and Coconut one.  This is happiness in a cup! —>

Carrot Coconut Refresh/ The easiest way to make healthy smoothies at home with Green Blender/ Find out how it works on Running in a Skirt or GreenBlender.com

A box of GreenBlender would be the perfect healthy way to kick off the New Year.   Learn more about the service in this blog post.

You can either give a gift card to your loved one or schedule an order for one or more boxes.  If you contact GreenBlender about the gift they will even automatically cancel the account after one or more boxes so they don’t have to remember to cancel it.

Order here and let the recipient know about their smoothie deliciousness in a card.  You can place the order online even the night before Christmas.  DONE!

Price: Starts at $49

Blue Apron

On the similar line as GreenBlender, Blue Apron delivers all the ingredients to make gourmet healthy meals at home.  You get exactly the right amount of fresh food delivered to your door in a refrigerated box to create wonderful unique recipes in your own kitchen.  The recipes are simple, delicious and you can even specify dietary restrictions.  The Hubs and I get a Vegetarian box and we sub in any fish/seafood options for that week.  There are meat options as well though.


This would be a lovely gift for a couple who is busy and never has time to shop, much less get a healthy meal on the table.  They will think of you each day they have a wonderful meal.


Blue Apron is amazing because you break out of your dinner rut, no longer need to meal plan, eat out less and know you are getting a good quality dinner without the fuss.  Once again, you can order their box online directly or get a gift card up until day of the holiday!

Order HERE and let the recipient know that their life is about to get a lot easier in a card. DONE!

 Price: Starts at $59 (BUT you can save $30 off your first purchase by using THIS LINK!)


Book a Trip

Go against tradition and all of the STUFF and book a trip.  This is the Hubs and I favorite thing to do with birthdays and anniversaries.  Instead of spending the money on stuff we don’t really need, we’ll book a trip together.  That’s what we did for our Savannah anniversary trip last week.


Even if it’s just a night away with a girlfriend, this will be one of the most memorable things you ever give.  Start talking it over with your loved one now. 🙂  DONE!

Price: $100 and up


RawSpiceBar is another fun mail order service.  Instead of smoothies or actual food you get fun packets of spices!  These aren’t just your grocery discount spices though.  They are whole, high quality spices that are freshly ground making them taste amazing.  They are fun, vibrant and get you out of your cooking rut!  You can even take a flavor quiz so they send you stuff you really like.


The spices come with creative recipes cards if you aren’t one to come up with your own kitchen creations.  This one is a little more cost conscious, but it is the gift that keeps giving.  I love the flavorful combination of spices and the direct to your door delivery.  Order and let your loved one know it’s coming by a note in their stocking! DONE!

Price: $26 for three months of spices


Happy last minute shopping!  I hope these ideas help you with some of those last minute gifts.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Come back Monday for some of my favorite holiday sweets!

This post is not sponsored, although I did receive some products to try and the Blue Apron link is an affiliate link.  I make a small commission off of that purchase, but it costs you nothing.  Thank you for supporting this site.

I’m linking up with: Marvelous Monday,  Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

Are you done with your shopping?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:53-04:00 December 16th, 2016|Fun, Holidays / Decor|30 Comments


  1. Emily December 23, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I’m loving all of these last minute Christmas gift guides; they are so helpful!

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law December 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    These are such great ideas! I often find vouchers for things are great last minute gift ideas – and then I make them into a present by creating a themed basket or gift (if I have time). Last year I bought Jesse and my Dad vouchers for target shooting and put together a gift package for them with water guns and a note explaining they needed to practice before getting to the range – and in the past I bought Jesse flying lessons which I gave to him attached to a model plane 😛

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

      What a fun gift! Doing things is always so much better than stuff!

  3. Kimberly Hatting December 17, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Lots of great (convenient!) ideas here! I have never heard of Green Blender (at least I’m not remembering it?)…I’m not a smoothie person, but I can see the value and health benefits of trying new things 😉

  4. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 17, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I loved Green Blender! In fact, they inspired me to make smoothies for my son for breakfast instead of waffles and pancakes. We are still going strong. I need to write a blog posts about some of my creations! They’re really fun! I need to up my food photo skills, tho…

  5. Mary Beth Jackson December 17, 2016 at 6:02 am - Reply

    I am so happy that you are loving the Blue Apron- it has been a big game changer for me! Now I need to check out this spice service! Fun 🙂

  6. [email protected] December 16, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    That raw spice bar is unique. Never heard of that. That’d be cool to try. I love cooking. Doesn’t seem to be too pricey either.

  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 16, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I’m getting a meal subscription for some family members (shhhh!). Great ideas!

  8. Patricia @Sweet and Strong December 16, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Oh I love the GreenBlender and Raw Spice ideas! And I’m a huge fan of food apron as well. I just really like food, hehe. But my husband and I seriously considered just booking a trip this year as our xmas presents to each other, but we ended up getting gifts. Doesn’t mean we still can’t take a trip, I love little getaways!

  9. Subscription boxes are great gifts! I always forget someone at the last minute

  10. Beth Ann Chiles December 16, 2016 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Subscription boxes are great gifts and the spice one looks pretty amazing. I may have to check that one out. I am giving museum memberships again to our sons—it is another great option that they probably would not do for themselves. The youngest loved it this year because he got to go to a behind the scenes party for BugFest in Raleigh. 🙂 Thanks for some more great ideas.

    • JulieWunder December 17, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

      That is such a good gift! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. heather @Lunging Through Life December 16, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Love the gift of a class! Such a good one for the fitness lover! I finished all my shopping a few weeks ago and it feels amazing to not have that pressure.

    • JulieWunder December 17, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

      That’s awesome! I did a lot better this year than I have in years past and it does feel good. I’m inspired to do it earlier next year!

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 16, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Yay for Green Blender! It was so much fun to try them out. I may or may not be giving my brother a gift card to Uber Eats. Have a great weekend, Julie!

    • JulieWunder December 17, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      That’s a great idea!! Wish we had Uber Eats!

  13. Becky December 16, 2016 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these great ideas. Merry Christmas and all the best for a bright new year!

  14. Blane Sherer December 16, 2016 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Those are all helpful.
    Yes, I have finished all of my Christmas
    preparations including gifts and cards etc.
    Looking forward to Christmas.

    • JulieWunder December 17, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

      That’s wonderful! Hope you have a good weekend!

    • JulieWunder December 26, 2016 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Thanks again for the support! Hope your holiday was great!

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