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Shopping: 10 last-minute Christmas gift ideas

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Shopping: 10 last-minute Christmas gift ideas

Every year, the holidays seem to pop out of nowhere and, somewhere around the 20th of December, you're left wondering where the time went. We've all been there—shamefully wandering the mall in a last ditch effort to find something along the lines of what you think your friends and family want for Christmas. If you'd prefer to brave the crowds in the old-fashioned manner this shopping season instead of queuing online, not to fear—the style team is here. We've braved the crowds for you, diving around the mom with the stroller and the bored boyfriends on communal couches, all to put together a quick list of exceptional gift ideas for those special people in your life. One of our favourite picks has to be the Lush knot wraps. Based on the traditional Japanese style of wrapping gifts called Furoshiki, Lush offers to package your selection of delightfully-smelling products in eco-friendly printed scarves instead of using the usual gift bag. It's also the ideal time to pick up dirt-cheap clothing in opulent fabrics, so head over to Hudson's Bay to pick up not one, but two plush cashmere sweaters for the price of one for an especially luxe gift. The equivalent to that? A leopard print fur trimmed tweed coat from French Connection, which we recommend you put under the tree for the most important person on your shopping list—yourself. Clockwise from top: 1. Corvette fur-trimmed coat, $200, canada.frenchconnection.com. 2. Crayola doodle magic colour roll, $23, target.ca. 3. The pebble tea set with infuser, $49.50, davidstea.com. 4. Radà crystal ear cuffs, $159.50, clubmonaco.ca. 5. Wild flower knot wrap, $7, and Bohemian soap, $7.50 per 100g,  lush.ca. 6. Cashmere V-neck pullover, two for $200, thebay.com. 7. Kiehl's Essentials for Him kit, $58.00, kiehls.ca. 8. Set of two agate bookends in Natural, $25, westelm.com. 9. Fashionable Selby by Todd Selby, $40, chapters.indigo.ca. 10. Sephora Collection Color Festival Blockbuster Palette, $59, sephora.ca. For more shopping news, visit the Style Desk blog.  
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