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Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gift Ideas (PHOTOS)

12/16/2011 08:40 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

It happens every year. Without realizing it the holidays have crept up on us. With Christmas now just a week away we find ourselves in a bit of a bind with some last-minute gift shopping...for that uncle who hasn't quite decided if he'll make an appearance this year just yet and brother's new girlfriend who isn't sure if she's ready to spend the holidays with his family.

Either way, preparation is key during the holidays and there's nothing worse than inviting someone over and having nothing to give them while everyone else is tearing through their gifts. So we've rounded up some simple last-minute gifts here that will help you avoid those awkward moments.

Scroll through the slideshow below for some of our favorite picks for easy last-minute gifts.

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