(BPT) - Inevitably it happens - no matter how much you plan, how meticulous you are in making a list with all your friends, family and co-workers on it, you forget to buy a gift for someone and have to scramble to come up with a last minute gift idea.
While people try to avoid being stuck with having to find a last minute gift, such gifts are as much a part of the holidays as eggnog and candy canes.
Fortunately there's no need to panic. Last minute gift shopping can be exciting, and can open up possibilities you never knew existed. If you're skeptical about this, there are a number of great products to make it look like you spent months planning to buy the perfect gift.
Here are suggestions for the four main types of people on everyone's lists.
For the busy professional
There aren't too many people whose office couldn't use a little waking up, especially during the cold winter months.
Known for her line of clothing that radiates with fun, vibrant colors, Cynthia Rowley's line of office products feature rich splashes of color and bold floral patterns to enliven anyone's work space. Designed exclusively for Staples, the Cynthia Rowley Collection includes a wide selection of notebooks, desk accessories, folders , phone cases and more. There's something here for every office. She even makes binder clips exciting!
For the creative, expressive type
London-based Paperchase, now applies the same unique, inspired design that made its greeting cards world famous to a number of other accessories. Staples carries a number of the Paperchase products, from recipe books, frames, travel items and bags.
Their line of bags and travel cases featuring whimsical patterns make a unique statement that will make people think you picked their gift out months in advance.
For the person who has it all
If you're looking for something truly unique, something that you can't get anywhere else, you should know how easy it is to create personalized items at Staples Copy & Print centers. Using an image of your choice, you can make an enlarged canvas of a family photo or make a customized mug, tote bag, wall clock or pillow. Whether it's a picture of their favorite sports team or a landscape shot from their favorite national park, let your creativity flow and design a one-of-a-kind gift.
For the techie
For the tech enthusiast, consider getting unique tech cases to protect their gear and headphones, or wireless speakers to enhance the sound of their device. Look for phone cases from Otterbox or Speck and favorite audio products from Bose and Beats.
No matter who it is you forgot about, there are plenty of ways to purchase a thoughtful gift at the last minute. To see more of these products or to check out more great gift ideas, visit a local Staples store today or check out Staples.com