Daily Dose of Design: 15 Any-Time Gift Ideas to Have On Hand

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

15 Any-Time Gift Ideas to Have On Hand


Whether you were invited to a last minute party, have an unexpected guest come over or just simply run out of time and forget about a birthday/holiday/event, it's likely you've had at least one of those "uh oh" moments realizing you don't have a gift. We've all been there! These 15 gift ideas are great "any-time" gifts, and some are even the perfect things to buy ahead of time and have just in case. You never know! ;)

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1. 'Hello Gorgeous' Mug: a great little reminder on a pretty little mug. :) You can't go wrong with this one - and it's only $5!

2. Stila Liquid Lipstick Set: I love that these liquid lipsticks come pre-packaged in a gift set! They make it so easy to gift this and the included shades are so pretty and they really do last all day long! The entire set is $20, so it's a perfect standard gift.

3. Vueve Clicquot Rosé: yes way, this is the best rosé (ever)! Bottles of wine are something you likely have around the house anyway, so they are super easy to gift especially for a last minute party.

4. Vanity Cosmetic Case: this is my favorite makeup bag ever - so cute and so perfect for travel! You could even fill it with some makeup goodies and gift it that way!

5. Capri Blue Volcano Candle: if you haven't smelled this candle yet, buy 3 - because you'll be burning it nonstop! It's the exact smell of what any Anthropologie store smells like, and I'm pretty sure that's one of the best scents ever. Candles are always a perfect last minute gift and I think this Blue Volcano candle can be classified into the "everyone loves this scent" folder. ;)

6. Portable Charger: everyone could use one of these! These chargers make an awesome gift and they're great to have a couple of just incase.

7. Knit Throw Blanket: real life: I'm addicted to throw blankets. I can never pass up a super soft and cozy blanket, so if I don't steer clear of a store's home section I'm definitely coming home with at least one new blanket! Hah! This sweater knit throw comes in 5 colors, 3 different sizes and is the perfect weight for year-round use, making it the perfect any-time gift! (Plus, people just really like blankets. Duh)

8. Bath Bomb Set: could you ever, ever go wrong with bath bombs? This set looks like a box of truffles and is a great multi-occasion gift for all of your girlfriends.

9. Floral Pitcher: this would be great for a hostess or housewarming gift - it's the perfect size and even would look beautiful as part of a centerpiece with some flowers in it! I looove the floral print, just so pretty!

10. Stud Earrings: these are the prettiest earrings ever - they look SO real! They come in silver, gold and this rose gold color and could easily be gifted for just about any occasion.

11. Kate Spade Card Case: this is another great gift for nearly any occasion - you could even fill the card case with a few gift cards! Gift cards are one of those universal "perfect" gift options, especially if your'e stuck on ideas, but make it a little more fun and add this pretty little card case to the mix. These have replaced using full-sized wallets for me for the most part and I love it! They take up such little room!

12. Bar Cart Coffee Table Book: I love gifting coffee table books just as much as I love to receive them! They're so fun and can be used for so many different spots to decorate your home with. This Bar Cart book is on sale for $15 right now and it's something the hostess will love.

13. Essie Polish Spring Collection Set: the spring collection of Essie polishes are sooo pretty! They come in this little box, making it a great gift to give - or even to buy and use for yourself! ;)

14. Gold Constellation Necklace: this one is a little more specific, but it's an affordable and thoughtful gift that so many girls in your life would love!

15. Distressed Wood Frame: probably one of the easiest last-minute gifts to give - get a meaningful picture printed for the frame and gift it! It's thoughtful and something everyone will love.


XOXO -A

30 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed ny bar cart I'm actually looking for one for myself! So I NEED that book. A gift for myself from myself count?! xx
    www.bonjourchiara.com

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  2. Such good ideas! I've swung by the store to grab a bottle of champagne as a last minute gift more times than I can count, so having some go-tos on hand would make life a lot easier!

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  3. I have a mug that looks JUST like the Hello Gorgeous mug...same colors, lettering, etc. except it says "My husband is hotter than my coffee" haha!

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  4. These gifts are so chic and cute! Great ideas for small items to have on-hand!

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  5. I would love to get any of these items as a gift! My mom is so good about having gifts on hand. I need to get better at it.

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  6. Blankets and candles are always my go to gifts! <3

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  7. Great idea! I know I would love getting any of these so they would definitely make good anytime gifts!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  8. Those are very neat ideas! I always feel like the worst gift giver unless I have plenty of time to think on it. I plan on getting Christmas shopping done super early this year so I can relax more during the season.

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  9. Any time presents are a great idea! I will admit I usually grab a bottle of wine if I need something cause I always have one, haha. That rose sounds good, I'd like to check it out!

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  10. I literally want one of all of these haha. So many cute picks! Love those nail polish shades for spring especially.

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  11. Ever since I got bath bombs as a gift, I can't stop giving them to friends! It's the perfect "me" gift!

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  12. ahhh everything is SO pretty you chose! These are literally the perfect gifts to have on hand! we have a lot of "on hand" baby gifts but should probably get some general ones too!

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  13. These are all super cute gift ideas! I gifted myself with that hello gorgeous mug just a little bit ago lol! I love it!

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  14. Couldn't agree more! I always have a small gift on hand for the surprise house warming or celebratory meet up!

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  15. I always have beauty products on hand for gifts - lotions, body wash, nail polish, and I also usually have some mugs! Always perfect and easy!

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  16. Yes! You can never have too many candles, coffee mugs, or wine. Also loving that bar cart book. I have a mini gift stash -- will have to add some of these! :)

    x Sarah
    www.seasonsbysarah.com

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  17. Ooooh love this! I always keep a "gift shelf" section of my closet to be prepared for last minute birthdays and other occasions! :D

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  18. I love this idea! I always have a bin of gifts, but they are usually kid-related. I'd want some of these, so they are perfect to add to my gifts!

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  19. Love this! You never know when you might need to have a quick gift ready!

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  20. I'm so hungry right now that I thought the bath bombs are actually cookies...

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  21. I'll take one of each, please. It's all so cute :)

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  22. wow this is such an extensive list, i love how the things are mostly gender neutral :)

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  23. I keep a ton of these sorta things on hand all the time in my gifting closet...SUPER handy, especially when you accidentally forget a birthday orsomething. Ha!

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  24. These are so thoughtful and nice! Thanks for sharing all of them!

    Ash | www.theashtreejournal.com

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  25. These are such great ideas! I've been searching for ideas for gifts to keep on hand, so this is very helpful!

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  26. These are classic, no-fail gifts for all occasions! What a great idea to compile a list of things that are go-to gifts that you can always pull from for ideas when you need a present that you just can't go wrong with!

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  27. I love these ideas! The portable charger idea is such a winner. My go-to gifts these days are sheet masks- skincare has really blown up recently!
    -Emily
    https://norepeatsorhesitations.com/2018/04/04/riley-rose-beauty-haul-review/

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  28. You can't never go wrong with a mug! There are so many pretty ones!

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  29. I love having things like this on hand for that last minute gift (or the one I forgot... )

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  30. I love the idea of having gifts on hand--and these are all things that I would want!

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