Online shopping has changed the Christmas gifting game drastically—especially for those last-minute shoppers (ahem!). We’ve broken down the art of effective gift buying in these 5 tips.

Check your Inbox

Your email is a great place to start your research since any retailer you’ve ever subscribed to undoubtedly sent you their Holiday Gift Guide by now. Gift Guides are great for breaking down the merchandise by interests and categories, so basically, they do the leg work for you. For all the little nuggets in your life, consult ours.

Think practically

When gift giving, we often think go big, or go home. The truth is the more complex and novel your gift is, the less use they will get out of it. Think of everyday items that could make them smile and think of you. You can’t go wrong with a picture frame, a Mixbook of memories, a cozy blanket, or warm, snuggly PJs. Check out our selection of matching pajamas (, if you want to check off a whole crew.


Browse Gift Shops

Most brand websites will have gift shops, especially around the Holidays, that you can browse by age, gender, or even budget. If you want to bundle a few presents together, Gift sets like these, offer the best paired items for a thoughtful present. Either way, applying search filters, like size for example, and including keywords in your online search, can really help to narrow down your options.

Do your homework

You want your gift to be received by Christmas obviously, so pay attention to the Order by dates posted on websites and emails. Retailers have taken into consideration shipping delays and have set timelines to make sure their customers get their merchandise on time. Look for those notices.

Choose a gifting service

You’ve selected a gift, ordered it on time, now you can even have it wrapped and personalized in just the click of the mouse. Usually, you’ll have an option at checkout to add a gift box, and any other special services with your purchase. This is especially useful for out of town family and friends, who will receive a festive package ready to be unwrapped. At Petit Lem, our gifting service includes premium wrapping and a personalized handwritten note to give a special touch to your gift.
December 06, 2019 — James DiMiele