10 Things That People Who Are Always Running Late Should Have


There’s no time like gift-giving season to drop subtle hints to your friends and co-workers who are always running late. You want them to start being on time? Give them a gift that will help them do just that!

Watches, wall calendars and more can help those who run late stay on a schedule and remember key events that they have to do for the day. Who knows, maybe you’ll luck out and their New Year’s resolution will be to start being on time. Either way, a nice watch couldn’t hurt, right?

Check out these 10 idea that will (hopefully) help those who are perpetually late get their stuff together once the holiday season has come and gone.

1. A Watch You Can Wear In The Shower

A waterproof watch is crucial because they can even wear it while they shower so they’ll never have an excuse for losing track of time.

Amitron Sport Watch, $17.49

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2. A Giant, Enourmous Clock

A giant clock should help get your message across. Plus, they’ll definitely be able to know what time it is with very little effort.

Modern Framelss Large Wall Clock, $17.99

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3. A Cool Timer So You Don’t Lose Track Of Time

This timer can be set for 15 minutes all the way to 60 minutes so that your fellow co-worker can work on a task for a few minutes at a time and never run off schedule due to getting caught up on a project.

Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer, $13.47


4. A Wall Calendar So You Don’t Forget Appointments

An erasable chalk calendar will help your late friends keep track of their schedules so that, hopefully, their never late to something important.

Set of 4 Peel and Stick Chalkboard Sheet, $2.94


5. Reminder Notes That You Wear

Don’t want your friend to forget to meet you for coffee? Have them write themselves a note and then wear it on their wrists— literally.

Knock Knock Friendly Reminder Wrist Notes, $6.00


6. A ‘Sorry I’m Late’ T-Shirt

At least if they’re running late, your friend can wear their apology on their t-shirt.

Sorry I’m Late Shirt, $24.00

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7. Get Organized With A Messenger Bag

A messenger bag will allow them to carry everything they need in one bag. Organization is a key part of punctuality, so maybe this will help them in their efforts to be more timely.

Vintage Canvas Leather Messenger Bag, $54.88


8. Alarm Clock That Runs Away

An alarm clock that rolls away once it goes off will help make sure your friend gets out of bed on time in the mornings.

Alarm Clock On Wheels, $18.90


9. A Spare Key Holder

Have spare keys that you can carry around like a credit card will help your friends never run late because they locked their key in their car or something like that.

Spare Keys Wallet Insert, $7.49

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10. Instant Coffee Packs

Not taking the time to brew a pot of coffee in the mornings couldn’t hurt if you’re known for running late. Now, your friends can have their coffee and be on time, too. Or at least, that’s the idea.

50 Count Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Instant Coffee, $33.92


These gifts will aid people who are always running late and make their stressful, hectic lives a little easier. It’s not easy always having to rush because you’re late, so maybe that rushing can come to an end. Hey, at least you tried to help them with a really great gift. That’s all you can really do.

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About the Author
Augusta Statz
I have a B.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m an avid writer with a genuine sense of curiosity. I feel the best way to absorb the world around you is through fashion, art and food, so that’s what I spend most of my time writing about.

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