7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Were you too busy shopping for household items and other necessary items this shopping season? Christmas is approaching fast, so if you don't have the time for shopping, then there is no need to worry. You can find some great last minute deals.

Here are seven last minute Christmas gift ideas:

1. Gift Baskets: Gift baskets are the easiest things to buy when you are running out of time to buy gifts. You can hand the basket to the recipients yourself or have it delivered to their home or workplace. There are gift baskets for every occasion. Those containing edible items such as an assortment of chocolates, sweets and nuts are the best for Christmas.

2. Remote controlled toys: Kids love remote controlled toys and Christmas is the perfect time to give them as gifts. The most popular remote-controlled toys this season are race cars, monster trucks and fighter planes. These miniature machines can perform a variety of tricks. Some of them are also Bluetooth-enabled so that they can be controlled from the computer.

3. Skateboards: You may not think of a skateboard as a gift item, but for the teenager who loves skateboarding it can turn out to be invaluable. Skateboards come in a variety of designs and colors, and some of them are especially designed for speed. Weight sensing electronic skateboards are ideal for long rides and can achieve a forward speed of 24 km/hr or more and backward speed of 6 km/hr and more.

4. Running watches: The best Christmas gift for the athlete in your house could be a running watch. It lets the recipients track their speed as they try to set a personal record. The best running watches available today come with all the measurements a runner needs, including speed, time, cadence, heart rate and calories burned. Some models even feature GPS technology that allows them to run or ride anywhere without having to worry about getting lost.

5. Telescopes: For the amateur astronomer in your family, buy a telescope that lets him see deep into the universe. Some of the more advanced amateur telescopes come with an electronic handset that gives you a real-time auto tour of the night sky with adjustable volume.

6. Video game consoles: Teenage boys would love to receive the latest video game console. Give him  the latest XBox, PlayStation or Nintendo console. Before buying one, ask him which one he wants.

7. Gift cards: There are always a few fussy people in every family who never seem to happy with what they are given. A gift card will be the perfect gift for such people. Gift cards are available in many denominations, $10, $20, $25, $50, $75 and $100. With the gift card, the recipients can buy anything they like.

Picture by Tristan Martin

By Shondell Varcianna

December 19, 2014