What ensues is a classic case of mixed emotions: DELIGHT! (who doesn't like a present?) commingles with embarrassment (shazbot - I didn't get her anything.)
You may think it could never happen to you. But we are all vulnerable. Rather than be caught unawares, take a gander at these fabulous, quirky, handmade ideas for gifts to keep on hand JUST! IN! CASE!
Wai Sze Designs Set of 4 Handstamped Thank You Greeting Cards: something for the thoughtful guest who thought to get you a gift though it slipped your mind.
Cakehouse's cute coasters are always a good bet.
Mellowbeing's adorable wrist warmers are another great option.
Ikyoto's Ninja Star is a funny gift to have on hand for a last minute guest,
since it is a hilarious ice breaker, and can be used to keep unruly family members in line.
CLine Creations makes a Chinese knotted key chain that is a unique addition to the standard emergency gift arsenal.
And be sure to add these folks to your shopping list so you'll be better prepared next year.