Last Minute Gift Ideas for a Girlfriend

Douglas RobertsJan, 2011

Last Minute Gift Ideas for a Girlfriend

In Charles Schultz' "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," Sally Brown fails to get a gift from her "Sweet Baboo" Linus Van Pelt. As is her sweet nature, Sally quickly forgives Linus for this oversight. However, in real life, girlfriends take offense at forgotten birthdays and generic last-minute holiday gifts. If an important day like Valentine's or Christmas is nearing, than you need a last-minute gift with style. RedEnvelope has a free reminder service that sends email messages before major holidays and any other dates you enter.


Girlfriends like spending time with their boyfriends. For the girlfriend who likes music, buy a pair of outdoor concert tickets, and bring a picnic basket. If she's a classical girl, take her to to the symphony. Buy tickets for a country music concert. Hide them inside a pair of new cowboy boots or a cowboy hat. For the sports lover, buy her a pair of tickets to see a game. For the adventurous girl, purchase registration, for the two of you, at a local cooking, foreign language or Tai Chi class.

Gift Cards

For a new girlfriend, give a gift card, but place it inside a nice greeting card. Purchase your girlfriend a department store, clothing store or shoe store gift card. If home decor is more her personality, buy a gift card from a home decor or design store. Other gift card vendors include, jewelry, lingerie, spa and hobby stores.

Jewelry Gifts

Skip detailed personalization when buying gifts in a hurry, but choose a romantic gift. Purchase you girlfriend a choker, lariat or a pendant necklace. If your sweetheart prefers earrings, buy a pair of diamond stud or dangling birthstones. Other gift ideas include charm bracelets, stackable rings and anklets. RedEnvelope has several styles of diamond necklaces. Select a fast shipping method to receive the gift quickly.


Flowers make a nice gift for new and long-time girlfriends. Purchase a dozen of pink, red or white roses. For the girl who likes growing things, buy a potted tea rose or vine rose. Buy a mixed arrangement of daisies, carnations and lilies. Other flower ideas for arrangements include sunflowers, azaleas, mums, tulips and irises. Buy a single flower and wrap it in tissue for a nice presentation.

Spa Gifts

Last-minute gifts need to be pre-packaged to save time. Buy a spa basket loaded with scented lotions, bath gels and body sprays. For the girl who loves a light scent, pick citrus-based products. Other spa gift ideas include pedicure sets, makeup kits or a luxurious cotton robe.

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