Yesterday, we met our friend from The Valley at The Grove for our annual Christmas Fondue at Monsieur Marcel, and the place was a madhouse.

How do you avoid the crowds, yet get your last minute Christmas gifts? Here are some quick and easy gift ideas you can get around West Hollywood or on your phone…

GIFT CARDS

Every Holiday Season, Basix and Marix have a special where if you buy $100 in gift cards, you gat a $20 bonus card. Use the $100 for yourself and give the $20 to a friend. It’s practically free because you know at some point, you’re going to want a Taco Tuesday or Mega Margarita.

NEW YEARS TICKETS

Let’s face it. Even though New Year’s Eve is Amateur Night, you’re still going to want to go out. Buy your friends tickets for NYE as Christmas gifts and you’ve also made the party plans for your posse! Might we suggest a weekend pass to Micky’s Resolution SoCal or the for the big spenders out there, the all-inclusive Black and White Ball at The Chapel?

DRAG DIVAS

Speaking of special events, on January 11, Micky’s WeHo will be hosting a RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Mini-Reunion with Morgan McMichaels, Chi Chi Devayne, Shangela, and Aja, plus Ongina and Mariah Paris Balienciaga. Get your favorite drag fan a VIP package with Meet and Greet before they sell out!

A MASSAGE

How could we ever forget that Christmas when our late friend took us to Numbers for dinner and “desert”? While Numbers is no longer with us, just follow the Sugar Daddies and bring a few Benjamins…for a, um, “massage”.

CASH

Let’s face it, for many of us, the Holidays can be expensive, so just go on PayPal or Venmo and send cash. Please.

FREE PARKING

Don’t forget the City of West Hollywood’s gift to you and me: Free Parking! Parking meters will be turned off on Monday to celebrate the Holiday! Enjoy the free parking and maybe share your savings by tipping your favorite bartender or dancer who’s working on Christmas Day!