Imagine scrolling on social media, then suddenly you see it in the notification bar. It’s your best friend’s birthday. 

Ever needed to get a gift last minute? It’s normal to get busy at some point in your life and forget an important occasion; it happens to everyone. Nonetheless, it’s hard to make a rushed decision and come up with something heartfelt as a gift. 

When getting a gift for someone, you want it to be memorable and sentimental. You’re in luck: here are five gifts that can melt any heart and make you feel like a superhero. These are perfect for any occasion. 

The Last-Minute Guide

It could be a last-minute gift for anyone: a friend, family member, or coworker. These last-minute gift ideas are guaranteed to cover any occasion from birthdays and anniversaries, to Christmas and Hanukkah. 

1. A Wearable Gift

There’s something for everyone with this wide variety. You can’t go wrong with anything to wear, and the only thing you need to know is their taste. You can tell from the way they dress up daily. You can even take it up a notch by finding something that is one size fits all, like a scarf, sunglasses, headphones, earbuds, or even socks. 

You can also consider gifts like jewelry. You can never go wrong with a necklace or a watch.

2. A Consumable Gift

Why not buy a gift that your friend or a family member can consume? Think beyond food: think of objects they can use over time, like stationery, hobby kits, or maybe even a fancy notebook. 

You can go ahead and get that special pen with the gold shell and diamond detail. The list is limitless.  

3. Home gifts

You can also buy a gift for your friend to use at home. You can look for something that helps them relax during their private time, such as a scented candle, blanket, diffuser, or even a houseplant.

4. Workspace gifts

You can buy the supplies for the office, such as a paperweight. Or you can buy decorative gifts, like a small plant in a pot or a picture frame. 

5. Travel gifts

There are many options when it comes to travel gifts. It could be luggage, a travel mug that keeps contents warm or cold, a backpack, or even a professional bag they can carry to meetings. 

Tips to Make Sure Your Gift is Memorable

One outcome you want when you buy someone a gift is to give them an unforgettable memory. Here are a few ways to make your gift memorable.

  • Select your gift based on their hobbies and interests. 
  • Use shared memories to create a unique gift.
  • Create an experience by going to a show or a private Airbnb to create more memories.
  • Personally create a gift basket putting in all the things you know they love.
  • Donate to a charity in their name.


When it comes to gifting the ones you love, there is no limit to the number of choices you have, even if it’s last-minute. The main aim is to create memories that will last forever and keep the relationship growing stronger.