Last-minute holiday gift ideas for South suburbanites

With just a week until Christmas, the gift countdown is on. Frantic last-minute trips to make sure things are wrapping up means that you have to get out and get what you need before you lose any more time. Here are some great gift ideas from around the south suburbs for you to pick up without having to shop at mall or crowd busters like Walmart or Target.

For a family or kids

One year pass to the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn, IL

With a variety of packages and different options, this is a perfect gift that you can purchase from the comfort of your computer. Moms and dads will also appreciate that it doesn’t take up space in their toy box!

Haircut gift certificate

Oak Lawn, IL

Honeycuts is the perfect stop to get those hairs clipped. Pick up a gift certificate for that harried mom in your life to get her little ones pampered or get that trim she’s been talking about.

Feeling creative? Put together this quick LEGO tray for a personalized building station for the little architect in your home.

For the hubby

Jack & Pat’s Old Fashioned Market

Chicago Ridge, IL

This Chicago Ridge market has been in the neighborhood for years. A traditional butcher shop means that you can pick up his favorite cut of meat and surprise him with a steak for Christmas! It’s a bit untraditional, but we guarantee he will love this hometown classic.

A cuddle kit for two

Shop for this DIY gift during a grocery store run for holiday fixings! Prep for New Year’s Eve with this romantic Christmas gift. Toss in your favorite movie and you have the perfect date night!

For a friend

Dream Nails & Spa

Oak Lawn, IL

Pick up a gift certificate for a girls’ day out complete with a manicure and pedicure from this local spa. The staff is extremely nice and professional. Not to mention that it’s down from a Starbucks, so it’s the perfect place for a retreat with friends! Toss in a Starbucks gift card and create a quick basket for your very best friends.

No time to stop at the spa? Create an in-home manicure kit for their “MistleToes.”

For a hostess

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Orland Park, IL

Pick up a bundt cake to thank her for her invitation. These delicious cakes are outside the normal sheet cake and look amazing! Customize for her taste buds and you’re sure to be the gift-giving hit!

Surprise the new hostess with this quick kitchen gadget basket using a new dishcloth! Perfect for the home entertainer or new home owner.

What last-minute holiday gift ideas do you have for the south suburbs? Any hidden diamonds in the rough that might make the perfect stocking stuffer? Share and find even more ideas on our Pinterest page for DIY, quick Christmas gifts!

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