What started off as my gift checklist has subsequently turned into a full-fledged gift guide for you.

After all, there's nothing more stressful and simultaneously satisfying than finding the perfect present. However, Christmas is next Sunday, and I know many of you have yet to complete- or even begin- the holiday shopping process.

As a natural giver of great gifts, I wanted to share my finds with you. Furthermore, I've actually purchased one gift from each category to personally give to friends and family members.

So, avoid the havoc of holiday shopping and cherish the most wonderful time of year with your loved ones. Dress your dog like Rudolf. Blast Christmas music in the office. Grab a peppermint mocha latte. Catch up with mom and dad by the fireplace. Marvel at display windows. Laugh over martinis with your girlfriends,  and simply, spread the joy and cheer of the season.

Happy Holidays!