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The best last-minute holiday gifts for her

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The countdown to Christmas is on and, like many people, you may start to feel the pressure to get shopping.

According to the National Retail Federation, up to 40 per cent of holiday sales happen the week before Dec. 25. What’s more, 90 per cent of shoppers told the organization they hadn’t finished their holiday buying as of Dec. 15.

So if you’ve procrastinated (again), you’re not alone – and there’s no need to panic.

There are three things to keep in mind:

Tip #1: the perfect present doesn’t have to be expensive or store-bought. It can come from the heart.

Some of the best and most memorable gifts are homemade. Aside from winning you major points for effort and sweetness, a hand-crafted gift will save you a trip to the mall and won’t have you stressing about shipping times.

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Tip #2: Experiences may make more memorable gifts than things, science suggests.

So rather than spend money on something you’re not sure your partner will love, consider signing the two of you up for an activity – like a marathon (or half) that you can train together for in 2017.

Tip #3: If you’re still hoping to buy something that will leave an impact under the tree, there are several retailers who are still able to get you gifts by Christmas Day. To guide you in your shopping excursions, we’ve come up with some great gift ideas for the lady in your life — whether she’s your mother, aunt, wife, partner or best friend. Check out the gallery below. 

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, Smart Indoor Climate Monitor, $99. Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Netatmo-Healthy-Indoor-Climate-Monitor/dp/B01LF6ZI04">amazon.ca</a>.
Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, Smart Indoor Climate Monitor, $99. Available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Netatmo-Healthy-Indoor-Climate-Monitor/dp/B01LF6ZI04">amazon.ca</a&gt;.
Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew, $78. Available at <a href="https://shop.lululemon.com/p/tops-long-sleeve/Run-Swiftly-Long-Sleeve-Crew/_/prod4650005?color=LW3ABFS_1966&dtmPromoClick=hp;andup;prod4650005">lululemon.ca</a>.
Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew, $78. Available at <a href="https://shop.lululemon.com/p/tops-long-sleeve/Run-Swiftly-Long-Sleeve-Crew/_/prod4650005?color=LW3ABFS_1966&dtmPromoClick=hp;andup;prod4650005">lululemon.ca</a&gt;.
Gap Plaid cable knit mockneck sweater, $75. Available at <a href="http://www.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=1030269&vid=1&pid=358477023">gapcanada.ca</a>.
Gap Plaid cable knit mockneck sweater, $75. Available at <a href="http://www.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=1030269&vid=1&pid=358477023">gapcanada.ca</a&gt;.
TOMS Red and Black Plaid Women's House Slippers, $55. Available at <a href="http://www.toms.ca/featured-shops/red-and-black-plaid-womens-house-slippers">toms.ca</a>.
TOMS Red and Black Plaid Women's House Slippers, $55. Available at <a href="http://www.toms.ca/featured-shops/red-and-black-plaid-womens-house-slippers">toms.ca</a&gt;.
Gym Membership to Equinox Fitness. Available at <a href="https://www.equinox.com/">equinox.com</a>.
Gym Membership to Equinox Fitness. Available at <a href="https://www.equinox.com/">equinox.com</a&gt;.
Ellie Mae Adelaide Nubby Kint Sherpa Hooded Cardigan, $595. Available at <a href="https://www.elliemaestudios.com/collections/shop-autumn-winter-2016/products/adelaide">elliemaestudios.com</a>.
Ellie Mae Adelaide Nubby Kint Sherpa Hooded Cardigan, $595. Available at <a href="https://www.elliemaestudios.com/collections/shop-autumn-winter-2016/products/adelaide">elliemaestudios.com</a&gt;.
Talula Fulton Mitten, $12. Available at <a href="http://www.aritzia.com/en/product/fulton-mitten/12111114.html">aritzia.com</a>.
Talula Fulton Mitten, $12. Available at <a href="http://www.aritzia.com/en/product/fulton-mitten/12111114.html">aritzia.com</a&gt;.
DavidsTea The Glow Tea Set, $60. Available at <a href="https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/glow-tea-set">davidstea.com</a>.
DavidsTea The Glow Tea Set, $60. Available at <a href="https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/glow-tea-set">davidstea.com</a&gt;.
Sahajan Discovery Kit, $70. Available at <a href="https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/style/sahajan-discovery-kit/628055026402-item.html?ref=by-shop%3afashion-and-lifestyle%3astyle-bath-giftsets%3abath-body-gift-sets%3a7%3a">chapters.indigo.ca</a>.
Sahajan Discovery Kit, $70. Available at <a href="https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/style/sahajan-discovery-kit/628055026402-item.html?ref=by-shop%3afashion-and-lifestyle%3astyle-bath-giftsets%3abath-body-gift-sets%3a7%3a">chapters.indigo.ca</a&gt;.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Women's Adizero Run Tights, $140. Available at <a href="http://www.adidas.ca/en/womens-adizero-run-tights/B48963.html">adidas.ca</a>.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Women's Adizero Run Tights, $140. Available at <a href="http://www.adidas.ca/en/womens-adizero-run-tights/B48963.html">adidas.ca</a&gt;.
Laura Novelti Faux Fur Down Jacket, $180. Available at <a href="http://www.laura.ca/en/laura/clothing/outerwear/novelti-faux-fur-down-jacket-/3030228-8437.html">laura.ca</a>.
Laura Novelti Faux Fur Down Jacket, $180. Available at <a href="http://www.laura.ca/en/laura/clothing/outerwear/novelti-faux-fur-down-jacket-/3030228-8437.html">laura.ca</a&gt;.
Diptyque Baies Noir Candle, $125. Available at <a href="http://www.holtrenfrew.com/store/holt/ProductDetail/Baies-Noir-Candle/_/A-sku-sku21671.prod41162.en__US.HOLT?pdp=true">holtrenfrew.com</a>.
Diptyque Baies Noir Candle, $125. Available at <a href="http://www.holtrenfrew.com/store/holt/ProductDetail/Baies-Noir-Candle/_/A-sku-sku21671.prod41162.en__US.HOLT?pdp=true">holtrenfrew.com</a&gt;.
Reitmans The Faux Leather Skirt by Meghan Markle, $33. Available at <a href="http://www.reitmans.com/en/the-faux-leather-skirt-by-meghan-markle/758958.html?cgid=Meghan_Markle&dwvar_758958_color=Black#sz=12&start=1">reitmans.ca</a>.
Reitmans The Faux Leather Skirt by Meghan Markle, $33. Available at <a href="http://www.reitmans.com/en/the-faux-leather-skirt-by-meghan-markle/758958.html?cgid=Meghan_Markle&dwvar_758958_color=Black#sz=12&start=1">reitmans.ca</a&gt;.
Burberry Sequined Heart Giant Check Cashmere Scarf, $795. Available at <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306642133&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447025023&R=5045497427201&P_name=Burberry&N=306642133&bmUID=lAnZ_0d">saksfifthavenue.com</a>.
Burberry Sequined Heart Giant Check Cashmere Scarf, $795. Available at <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306642133&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447025023&R=5045497427201&P_name=Burberry&N=306642133&bmUID=lAnZ_0d">saksfifthavenue.com</a&gt;.
The Body Shop Mini Hemp Hand and Nail Gift Set, $10. Available at <a href="http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/gifts/bath-body-gifts/mini-hemp-hand-and-nail-gift-set.aspx">thebodyshop.ca</a>.
The Body Shop Mini Hemp Hand and Nail Gift Set, $10. Available at <a href="http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/gifts/bath-body-gifts/mini-hemp-hand-and-nail-gift-set.aspx">thebodyshop.ca</a&gt;.
Faux Fur Long-Hair Throw, $100. Available at <a href="https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/gifts/faux-fur-long-hair-throw/882709313748-item.html?ref=by-shop%3aseasonal%3aholiday-top10gifts%3atop-10-gifts%3a4%3a">chapters.indigo.ca</a>.
Faux Fur Long-Hair Throw, $100. Available at <a href="https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/gifts/faux-fur-long-hair-throw/882709313748-item.html?ref=by-shop%3aseasonal%3aholiday-top10gifts%3atop-10-gifts%3a4%3a">chapters.indigo.ca</a&gt;.
Pinch Provisions Best.Night.Ever Kit, $34. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/best-night-ever-kit-P414292?skuId=1869320&icid2=gifts%20for%20her:p414292">sephora.com</a>.
Pinch Provisions Best.Night.Ever Kit, $34. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/best-night-ever-kit-P414292?skuId=1869320&icid2=gifts%20for%20her:p414292">sephora.com</a&gt;.
Angel Unicorn PJ Jumpsuit, $46. Available at <a href="http://www.forever21.com/ca/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=intimates_loungewear&productid=2000250346">forever21.com</a>.
Angel Unicorn PJ Jumpsuit, $46. Available at <a href="http://www.forever21.com/ca/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=intimates_loungewear&productid=2000250346">forever21.com</a&gt;.
Birks Snowflake Cluster Diamond Pendant, $995. Available at <a href="http://www.maisonbirks.com/en/petit-pendentif-en-or-blanc-et-diamants-ronds-1733?___SID=U">maisonbirks.com</a>.
Birks Snowflake Cluster Diamond Pendant, $995. Available at <a href="http://www.maisonbirks.com/en/petit-pendentif-en-or-blanc-et-diamants-ronds-1733?___SID=U">maisonbirks.com</a&gt;.