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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

As the end of the holiday shopping season quickly approaches, the procrastinators among us may be scrambling for gift ideas that don't scream "I bought this an hour ago."

If you've waited until the last minute, you may be disappointed to discover that the hot item you've been eyeing is out of stock as retailers seek to pare down extra inventory this holiday season. To help you out, we've scanned the Internet to bring you items that are sure to be readily available no matter where you are and what time you're shopping. Nearly all of them can be purchased from the comfort of your own home — because who really wants to leave the house when it's cold outside and there's a holiday movie marathon on? In addition, we've selected gifts that are mostly off the beaten path and go beyond the standard tie (Dad doesn't need another!).

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

Updated by Katie Little
By Josephine Bila & Paul Toscano
Updated 17 December 2012
Posted 15 December 2011

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