We’ve all been there: you get caught up in final exams, preparing for your annual holiday party, baking an excessive amount of cookies, or you are a man with forgetfulness coded into your DNA, and you fail to remember to take care of holiday shopping. You simply put off trekking to the mall or actually placing orders for loved ones’ gifts until all of the sudden, it’s too late.

You’re that person. You’ll be showing up to holiday parties empty-handed, or in my case, with loose-leaf pieces of paper featuring hand drawn renditions of the gifts I ordered online too late. My cheeks are getting rosy, and I’m starting to sweat just thinking about the expectant stares coming from family members waiting for their gifts.

Not this year. The Sunglass Warehouse team members have been “that person” one too many times. In an effort to ease the awkwardness of that situation, we’ve come up with what we call the Procrastinator’s Proof of Purchase.

Choose Your Gift Download 'Proof of Purchase'

This downloadable bad boy is a letter to give to the victim(s) of your procrastination. You simply fill out a present description, the reason you believe it to be the perfect gift for them, why they are receiving a piece of paper instead of the actual gift, and other heartfelt well wishes.

The Procrastinator’s Proof of Purchase ensures that last-minute shoppers will sleep a little easier knowing that they won’t be showing up empty handed this year. Download the PDF here, sit back and wait for the thank-yous to begin rolling-in.

Editor’s note: If procrastination is a year-round problem for you, and you find yourself running into this gift-giving (or lack thereof) issue outside of just the holiday season, the Proof of Purchase form is also appropriate for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. A permanent download is recommended for you folks.