LuAnn de Lesseps bails you out with last minute gift ideas.

on Dec 15, 2010 - The Dish

LuAnn de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City
Have you wrapped up your holiday shopping? Yeah, me neither. So if you need a holiday miracle to finish your shopping in time, LuAnn de Lesseps is here to save you from a seasonal panic attack.

"I love using the Internet to buy most of my gifts because I can shop when the stores are closed and from the comfort of my home," the Real Housewives of New York City star tells OK! Magazine. Avoiding crowded malls and cranky customers? Done and done.

But if you're among the brave few willing to fight for a parking spot this time of year, then LuAnn suggests "hitting the department stores where there is a little bit of everything for everyone on your list." Be a savvy shopper. "Ask the most approachable department store salesperson for help finding gifts," the Countess says.

You'll thank us for this one: Avoid looking as red as Santa's suit when someone hands you a gift and – oops – you forgot 'em. "Buy a few gifts to keep on hand, like scented candles and bottles of wine so you can just grab and give," this Manhattan mom advises. "Don't forget to include your kids' teachers, your hairdresser, and the other people that help you and your family throughout the year."

Psst: Fake that you spent a ton of time searching for that perfect present. Check out our  oh-la-la inducing gift ideas.