2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Last Minute Gifts

Welcome to the final of 12 posts from the 2012 Holiday Gift Buying Guide from AmberTortoise Jewelry.

Below you will find the top 5 last minute gifts!

Check out the full 2012 Holiday Gift Buying Guide for the top 5 gifts for everyone else on your holiday list.

Did time get away from you this year and you still have some gifts to get? Or have you had a hard time finding just the right gift for someone on your list?

These top 5 last minute gifts are just the thing to help you complete your holiday shopping, even as late as Christmas morning.

Gift Certificates are my absolute favorite gift to receive!  Why?  Because it lets me go shopping for myself and pick something that I absolutely love and that I may not have invested in without the gift card.

The key to giving a gift card is doing it thoughtfully.  I once received a gift card to a restaurant that wasn’t even located in my state- the person obviously didn’t put a lot of thought or research into the gift card- it is still sitting in my drawer.  On the other hand, a gift card to one of my favorite boutiques or to a place that I have yet to discover but that the person knows I will love is extra special to me.  It shows me that they care and they really took the time to pick out something they knew I would love and use.

That is the key to giving gift cards in a way that is meaningful and doesn’t feel last minute (even if it is- I won’t tell… :D).

1. Gift Certificates to AmberTortoise Jewelry

A gift certificate to AmberTortoise Jewelry makes an excellent choice!

Gift certificates are valid for one full year from purchase and can be used towards any order, including custom orders.

Packaging: Your gift certificates will be delivered electronically via email so it makes a great last minute gift!

Click here to view the AmberTortoise Gift Certificates- to purchase or add to your wish list.

2. Gift Certificate Combo #1- Virtual Feng Shui Session & AmberTortoise Jewelry

This will make the ultimate holiday gift, for yourself or for someone special.  In addition to receiving a gift certificate to AmberTortoise Jewelry, you will receive a 1-hour private virtual consultation with Fashion Feng Shui expert Christine Bove.

She will help you pick out the perfect piece of jewelry to kick off the new year as well as gain clarity and create peace in your home, mind and body.

Fashion Feng Shui® is an exclusive system to teach you how to dress in a way that supports your mind, body and spirit. A Fashion Feng Shui® Session is an image assessment to help you to understand your own personal elemental energies and create your new style based on your essence. Dressing in accordance to your true essence every day can empower you and magnetize you to attract your heart’s desire. Plus, during your consultation you’ll discover how to become an expert at shopping for clothes that flatter, fit, fortify and fulfill your lifestyle.

Packaging: Your gift certificates will be delivered electronically via email so it makes a great last minute gift!

Click here to view the virtual feng shui and jewelry gift certificate combo.

3. Gift Certificate Combo #2- Lynda Diane Purses & AmberTortoise Jewelry

What goes better with a new piece of jewelry than a new purse?  Accessories can make or break an outfit.  An elegant piece of jewelry and a purse with a pop of color can take any outfit and make it look fabulous, so AmberTortoise Jewelry & Lynda Diane Boutique are teaming up for the ultimate accessory shopping experience.

In addition to receiving a gift card to AmberTortoise Jewelry, she will also receive a gift card to Lynda Diane Boutique so she can pick a fantastic new piece of jewelry and purse to kick off the new year in style!

Packaging: Your gift certificates will be delivered electronically via email so it makes a great last minute gift!

Click here to view the purse & jewelry gift certificate combo.

4. Shop In Stock

Although most businesses can no longer guarantee delivery before Christmas for orders shipped after 12/15/12, my experience is that most domestic orders arrive within 4-5 business days of shipping which gives you a couple extra days.  Be sure to look for in stock items that will ship right away.

We have a section of almost 300 unique jewelry & accessory items that are all in stock and will ship the next business day.  If you really want something for her to unwrap, check out our in stock jewelry and accessories here.

Price: Varies per item, enjoy 15% off by entering  code HolidayGift12 at checkout.

Packaging: Jewelry comes in a beautiful sage green gift box and accessories come in a sheer green organza bag- perfect for gifting.

Click here to view in stock jewelry & accessories that will ship next business day.

5. Birthstone Earring of the Month Club

For a very unique gift that keeps on giving all year long, the Birthstone Earring of the Month Club is the perfect choice.

Every month, she will receive a pair of wire-wrapped hoop earrings in the birthstone of the coming month.

She will receive her 1st pair on or before January 15th.  In the interim, you will receive an electronic earring of the month club confirmation that can be printed or emailed, so she has something to be excited about for Christmas and something to look forward to every month of the year.  By the end of 2013, she will have a pair of hoop earrings to wear every month of the year and to compliment any outfit.

Our hoop earrings are elegant, stylish and timeless- perfect for a day at the office, a casual night out with friends, or the most formal dinner party or red carpet event.

They feature gorgeous micro-faceted precious and semi-precious gemstones in each of the birthstones hand-wire-wrapped onto sterling silver hoops in a “starburst” pattern.

These are an AmberTortoise signature creation and one of our most popular earrings- she will love them!

BONUS: Receive a free matching necklace in the birthstone of your choice- included with your first pair of earrings.

Shipping: All orders placed after 12/15/12 will be received prior to 01/15/13 and an electronic earring of the month club welcome letter will be sent to you electronically for gifting.

Price: Normally $961 for 12 pairs of earrings and 1 necklace, which is 10% off the individual prices, you can enjoy an additional 15% off by entering  code HolidayGift12 at checkout- that’s like 2 pairs of earrings for free.

Packaging: Each pair of birthstone earrings and the bonus necklace come packaged in a sage AmberTortoise gift box. Also included in the first order is a card explaining the Jewelry of the Month Club and when they will receive future earrings.

Click here to view the Birthstone Earring of the Month Club- to purchase or add to your wish list.

I hope this guide to the top 5 last minute gifts makes your holiday shopping a little easier this year!

Be sure to check out our other 11 gift guides- we guarantee you will find some amazing and perhaps unexpected gifts to make everyone on your list happy this holiday season.

Want a sneak peak at all of the products we are recommending this holiday season?  Click here.

I’d love to hear what you think.  Which of the gifts above would be best for that special someone on your list?  Which would you like to receive yourself?

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Happy Holidays from AmberTortoise Jewelry!

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