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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

With the end of the holiday season approaching, the shopping procrastinators among us may be scrambling for gift ideas or risk of leaving a loved one disappointed.

This year, there is a wide selection of popular tech products and perennial gifts to give, but for the shopper looking for something different, these products may not be the first thing that come to mind.

This is especially handy if you’ve waited until the last minute. Retailers have been keeping lean inventories, and some of the most popular items may be out of stock. Here are some gifts that are sure to be readily available no matter where you are, and may not even require you to leave the house to make the purchase. In addition, most people would likely find these gifts unique and enjoyable, since most can be customized for particular preferences and are generally off the beaten path.

So if you’ve left your holiday buying until the last minute, click ahead to see these gift ideas that may save the day.

By Josephine Bila & Paul Toscano
Posted 15 December 2011

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