Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For Everyone!

If you’re like me, you may have about a week to go and you’re wondering what to do for your family or special customers for gifts?  We started a long time in advance with our cute little Holiday Gift Guide for customers, but I still come down to the wire and I now have no gifts under my Christmas tree.

One problem may be that I buy Christmas presents through the year.  Marie Forleo’s B-School was a big gift I gave this year.  Then, there’s the gift of travel, that’s as much for me (if not more) than for them. I gave my mom the gift of Netflix.  So, my problem may be that I don’t wait for Christmas and I just need to think “thoughtful” and get some little meaningful gifts and/or the gifts of forgiveness and time.

I’m not the queen of presents, but because of what I do every day, there is a vast assortment of clever and inexpensive gifts at my fingertips.

My gifts this year will be very inexpensive and most thoughtful.

So, with that in mind, I’ve made my list and I’m going shopping through our own special Holiday Market.  You can join me if you’d like.

Cathy Sykora

Cathy Sykora

Founder, The Health Coach Group

Cathy helps health coaches build and maintain successful businesses that improve the lives of others.

Making a List

Make your list and brainstorm, just like a client clarity exercise.  What are they going through right now and what may alleviate some of that pain, add to the pleasure, or just enrich their lives?


Mother-in-law – 95, a little lonesome, but loves her privacy.  Doesn’t want any more junk in the house and has a lot of time on her hands.  Can’t hear well and won’t buy hearing aids.

Granddaughter – 13, just starting to go out with friends unsupervised.  A good girl and very active.

Customer – 50, she’s been with you a long time and making great progress with you and you want to thank for her referrals and loyalty.

Virtual Assistant – 35, hard worker, eats healthy and is frugal.

You’ll have a lot more on your list, but this gives you an idea.


I Just Saw Harry Connick, Jr. in my Bed!

Serious, the same bed that I have in my bedroom, he’s laying on in a video telling how great it is.  This may not be in the budget for everyone or anyone on your list, but if it is, here’s the order to purchase the parts;

  • bed
  • sleep tracker
  • sheets
  • extra sheets
  • comforter
  • (haven’t tried the rest so I can’t say for sure)

Healthy Gifts

Sango Coral Life

Mineral Sachets.  This is a gift I’ve decided to give myself this year.

Busy Mom’s Fitness

I could handle 10 minutes a day!  This app could be a lifesaver!

A Lighter Life – 12 Week Group Program

Make lasting changes that have the potential to impact the rest of your life!

Clever Gifts

A 44 card deck and guidebook that will guide you to ‘Raise Your External Energy’ through Feng Shui with your angels.  I think my daughter would love this!

Gems of Wisdom Crystal Kit!
All kits include:
~Power Bracelet
~Chakra Anointing oil
~Word of Wisdom Stone
~Gratitude Rock
~Organza Pouch
Toilet Light

I had to add this.  Ashlie gave it to us for Christmas one year, and it’s one of the most practical gifts for anyone who gets up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.

The Clutter Cleanse

A Fun 14 Day Group Program to Cleanse Your Life of Clutter!  Get some quick wins to “lighten” your life and clear away some clutter.

Compliment Gifts

Unique and fun gifts to uplift

Horse Wisdom Card Deck

Join the herd and celebrate equine wisdom and intuition.

Custom Totes & More!

Totes, Tees, Prints and more from Studio G!  Perfect for the hard to shop for individual or someone who is just deserving of some recognition.

Herbal or Aromatherapy Certification

If you are looking for a unique gift for someone who currently dabbles or shows an interest in Herbs or Aromatherapy, this is the perfect opportunity for them to expand on that.

Daily Inventory & Gratitude Journal

A journal to facilitate a daily inventory practice AND leverage that information to create more significant personal and spiritual growth

Made With Love

Spicy Cocoa Mix

  • 1 cup dark cocoa
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Put in little pouch with bow.  Add directions: Use in plant milk heated.  Add sweetness to taste and a shot of espresso.

Bath Salts

RECIPE:  A small jar, a bow, Epson Salts and a few drops of essential oils

Heart Spice

Little packets of Cayenne, Ginger, and Garlic, preblended for cooking.

Trail Mix in a Mason Jar

  • pumpkin seeds
  • pecans
  • soaked/dehydrated walnuts
  • raw cashews
  • dried apricots
  • raisins
  • raw almonds
  • shredded coconut (unsweetened)

Put in a simple mason jar.

Gifts of Time

Help a family with a parent with cancer.  Homework, housework, cooking…whatever you can do.
Read a book (of their choosing) to a child.
Dog Walk

Walk the dog for your elderly neighbors.  It will make you happy, the dog ecstatic and the neighbor feel loved.

Nursing Home Pet Visit

Visit the nursing home with shelter pets.  Or take elderly, or ill to the shelter to visit and read to dogs and cats.

Gifts of Time and Money

Fix a meal for an elderly person.  Then, sit down and eat and visit with them.
Make a gingerbread house with some children whose mom is too stressed to have time to do it.

Entrepreneurial Gifts


Do the technicalities of business stop you?  This is the perfect gift for you or a friend.  You don’t have to learn how to create a website, logo, business cards, letterheads, or brochures and you don’t need to cry (or swear) at your computer trying to figure out layouts or how to add the site to your hosting service.  Forget the headaches and get your website up and running quickly and smoothly now.

Books for Gifts

The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt

I’m giving this planner a shot this year.  It’s expensive, but so far I’ve not stuck with one since Franklin Covey.  I’m hoping this will level me up.

Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith

Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World.  I sometimes read this daily.  Kent wrote 10 principles that Mother Teresa picked up on and help me personally to live a happier and more productive life.

Acknowledgement of Thoughtful Contribution

Hollie Schipper, Student, Trinity School of Natural Health

Kelly Smith Cullen, Student, Trinity School of Natural Health

Judy Masters, Instructor, Trinity School of Natural Health
Meghan Wotring, CNHP at Turning Leaf Wellness
Some gifts came yesterday that I’d ordered the week before for Sykora (my 13-year-old granddaughter to give to her friends).  I was so excited about them that I took them out of the box immediately (because I knew she was going to be excited too), and gave them to her.

They were key chains with buttons that you push that make a huge amount of noise. I thought they’d be perfect because she’s just started going to football games and the mall with her friends.  I was so proud of them. She took one look at them and then looked at me horrified – “NO, just NO Grandma, NO, ……Grandpa, please tell her NO, Grandma wants me to give rape whistles to all my friends for Christmas.”

Well, I’m still laughing, it really sounded bad from her side of the gift-giving view.  So, the moral of that story is to give it some thought, give it more thought with empathy and then ask.

Share your ideas and funny gifting stories below.  I hope you have the happiest holiday ever.


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  1. Joyce Hansen

    Wonderful suggestions, Cathy. Lots of choices for everyone on your gift list and affordable. The ones from the heart are the most cherished. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Geometry Dash SubZero

    The ones from the heart are the most cherished. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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