50 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Finish Off Your List
Procrastinators, rejoice! We found the perfect gifts for everyone on your list that can be delivered fast.
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Last-minute gift ideas for everyone
There’s no getting around it: Christmas is coming, and you have to find the perfect presents for everyone on your list. Whether life gets in the way and causes you to miss some holiday shipping deadlines or you’re just a good, old-fashioned procrastinator, you might find yourself shopping for last-minute Christmas gifts this year (and every year). No judgment! We’ve been there, too, and we have a solution—50 of them, in fact. Looking for the perfect gift for the guy in your life? We found it. How about gifts for mom, your sister, and some other special women? We’ve got plenty. We’ve also found some great gifts for kids that won’t drive Mom and Dad crazy.
So forget scouring the stores (and even the Internet) for unique gifts at the eleventh hour and hoping for the best. We’ve compiled a mega list that includes everything from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items that can be at your door in two days or less. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, be sure to sign up and add some of these favorite Amazon Prime gifts to your cart. The same goes for Walmart+. Also, did you know that Instacart now allows shoppers to order last-minute gifts from retailers like Target, Sephora, and more? Talk about a Christmas miracle! Now get to it—you don’t have any time to waste.
Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame
Best for: Long-distance relatives
Grandparents will love receiving updated photos right to their digital picture frame. You’ll be able to share pics instantly from your phone to this frame through Aura’s easy-to-use app. Share one photo, pair two related portrait photos side-by-side, or create a slideshow. It also has auto-dimming, so it displays the photos in true color and the perfect brightness for the room. Here are more gifts for grandma that she’ll cherish.
Ninja DualBrew Pro Coffee System
Best for: Budding baristas
Ninja’s brand-new DualBrew Pro Coffee System gives the coffee lovers in your life options. They’ll hone their barista skills on a lazy Saturday morning with fresh grounds and a built-in, fold-away milk frother. On busy weekday mornings when they’re rushing to get out the door, they can pop in a K-Cup coffee pod and have their coffee in seconds.
MyMealivos Canvas Weekender Bag
Best for: Travelers
Your jet-setting best friend will love this spacious carry-on. It has a total of seven pockets and compartments, including a separate large, flat section that’s perfect for shoes.
Eddie Bauer Home Plush Sherpa Fleece Throw
Knack Swift Gift Set
Best for: Coworkers
Send a thoughtful, personalized gift to your boss, coworker, or child’s teacher instantly with Knack’s Swift Gift options. From grooming to gratitude, Knack has the perfect package for everyone on your list—and they truly great last-minute gift ideas. All you have to do is select a collection and enter the recipient’s email. Knack will email them a link to choose their gift and enter their address.
Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush
Best for: Busy women
This hot air brush from Revlon smooths hair while creating volume at the roots and full-bodied bends at the ends in just a single pass. It’s great for all hair types, and you’ll be giving the gift of salon-quality blowouts that she can do herself. Bonus: This last-minute Christmas gift is easy on your wallet, too!
HoMedics SoundSpa Dual Alarm Clock Radio
Best for: Sleepyheads
Make sure they get up and out the door on time with this 2-in-1 machine. The digital FM clock radio also boasts a white noise sound machine, promoting a better night’s sleep, too. They can wake up to their favorite radio station, nature sounds, or a beep tone. There’s also an optional LED light projector on this top-rated sleep product that will display the time on the ceiling in a soothing blue light.
Bonaok Karaoke Microphone
Best for: Entertainers
They’ll be the life of the party with this handheld karaoke microphone. It comes in an array of fun colors—including our favorite, rose gold—and its multifunction buttons allow users to easily adjust the volume, play music, and sing along to their favorite songs. While this is a fun choice for all ages, it’s a particularly good last-minute Christmas gift for hard-to-please teens.
Hunt a Killer Death at the Dive Bar Murder Mystery Game
Best for: True crime enthusiasts
They won’t mind taking a break from their favorite true crime podcast to uncover the truth behind a murder at a local dive bar. They’ll have to decode ciphers, piece together clues, consider realistic evidence, and solve the crime. This game is perfect for couples, friends, or the entire family.
Upright GO 2 Posture Trainer
Best for: Office workers
Spending hours a day at a desk can wreak havoc on your posture. This discreet corrector can help. It sends a gentle vibration whenever you slouch, and over time, it will help train your body to sit or stand with correct upright posture. The app provides real-time feedback, allows you to set daily goals, and keeps track of your progress over time.
Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS
Best for: Hikers and trail runners
This rugged watch is constructed to U.S. Military standards to withstand the toughest environments, and it comes with a built-in three-axis compass and barometric altimeter, as well as multiple global navigation satellite systems. Its trackback feature will navigate the same route back to your starting point while monitoring your heart rate, activity, and stress levels. Husbands and dads will love this gift since it’s basically the equivalent of a grown-up, high-tech toy.
Yummly Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
Best for: Grill masters
Kings of the grill will take their game up a notch with this smart, totally wireless meat thermometer. It has convenient app-based cooking assistance, timers, and alerts, and home chefs can monitor cooking status in the easy-to-use Yummly App. When they’re finished cooking, they can store the thermometer in the sleek magnetic charging dock that affixes to metal surfaces like ovens or refrigerators.
Jetson Input Extreme-Terrain Stereo Hoverboard
Best for: Big kids
The kids will be excited to get outside on Christmas Day with this flashy gift. This hoverboard features Bluetooth technology that lets them play their favorite music as they glide down the street. Not only that, but the lights on the wheels and deck also sync to the beat of their favorite songs. Don’t miss these other unique gifts for tween boys they’ll love.
Jurassic World Stomp ‘N Escape Tyrannosaurus Rex
Best for: Little adventurers
This giant T-Rex is the stuff of nightmares…or dreams, depending on who you ask. This oversized action figure will provide hours of entertainment for toddlers and big kids alike as it breaks out of restraints, stomps around, attacks, and roars.
Drunk Elephant The Littles Hair + Body Kit 2.0
Best for: Jet-setters
If your friend is always making last-minute drugstore runs before she travels, this kit will put an end to that. She’ll receive a mini assortment of Drunk Elephant’s clean hair and body products, plus a wide-toothed comb. While Sephora doesn’t offer two-day shipping, you can still have this product delivered within hours with Instacart.
Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine Candle
Best for: The hostess
Nest’s luxury scented candles are made with a soft, highly refined, cosmetic-grade wax that burns cleanly and evenly. Choose their festive Birchwood Pine, which smells like fresh-cut Christmas trees, or another one of their 18 candles that will suit any mood.
Q-BA-Maze 2.0 Ultimate Stunt Set
Best for: Future engineers
Budding engineers will spend hours putting together these interlocking cubes to create the ultimate marble run. They can build unlimited configurations, adjust angles, fine-tune turns, and experiment to see what kind of zany, zigzagging action is possible.
Dig it Up! Giant Gem Discovery
Best for: Hands-on learners
Kids will love mining this giant gem for treasure. They’ll use the chiseling tool to uncover 12 genuine gemstones, and once they do, they can use the gem identification poster to learn more about each one.
BrüMate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1 Insulated Can Cooler
Best for: Tailgaters
Whether they’re having a soda at a sporting event or a White Claw at the beach, they’re not going to enjoy it at room temperature. This insulated can cooler will keep things nice and cold. It fits all 16-ounce cans and comes with an Arctic Adapter gel pack that enables use with standard 12-ounce cans. And if they’re drinking something that doesn’t fit, no problem! It can also be used as a 16-ounce pint glass. This makes a thoughtful gift for your boyfriend, at any stage of your relationship.
Yellow Leaf Handwoven Signature Hammock
Best for: Outdoor enthusiasts
This lightweight but sturdy hammock is perfect for anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors. It supports up to 400 pounds and comes with a custom tote for easy storage and travel. Plus, each hammock is handwoven with more than three miles of ultra-soft, weather-safe performance yarn by artisan mothers in rural Thailand. You’ll feel good about buying this expertly crafted gift that gives back.
Vionic Relax Slippers
Best for: Your friend who needs a little love
Know someone who could use a little TLC right now? Not only will these slippers for women look adorable, but their supportive footbed will actually relieve her tired, aching feet. In general, you can’t go wrong with this brand that was created by a podiatrist and now beloved by podiatrists everywhere.
T3 Micro Cura Ionic Professional Hair Dryer
Best for: The woman who loves salon-quality blowouts
Her at-home blowouts will never be the same—and she’ll never know you were scrambling for last-minute Christmas gifts. This professional hair dryer smooths, creates volume, and leaves a showstopping shine in about half the time as her old dryer. This makes a fabulous gift for your wife because she’ll love it but might not splurge on it herself.
TRX Go Suspension Trainers
Best for: Fitness buffs
Not everyone has time to get to the gym, but everyone can still get a total-body workout. These suspension trainers are easy to set up at home and are perfect for every fitness level. Not sure which exercises to do? The TRX Training Club fitness app includes live classes led by world-class trainers seven days a week and has hundreds of self-guided, on-demand workouts.
Oculus Quest 2
Best for: Gamers
The video-game-obsessed will love navigating vast galaxies or exploring enchanted realms with this crystal-clear virtual reality system. They’ll catch every detail, thanks to 50 percent more pixels and 3D cinematic sound. Bonus: No PC or console is required. Just set up this system on the Oculus app and it’s ready to go. Check out these other cool tech gifts for everyone on your list.
Illumination Minions Fart’N Fire
Best for: Adults who are kids at heart
OK, OK. It’s technically a kids toy, but we promise that your biggest kid will have a blast letting it rip in a variety of outrageous ways. It plays 20-plus fart sounds, from tiny toots to drawn-out bombs. For an even more hilarious experience, fill the water chamber and pull the barrel all the way back to release a fart mist. The person who would appreciate this would probably also love these funny gag gifts.
Houndsbay Admiral Dresser Valet
Best for: Your father-in-law
If he tends to throw his stuff wherever, help him clean up his act in the subtlest of ways. This valet keeps everything in one convenient spot with five deep drawer slots, a catch-all tray, a large space for his phone and charging cord notches, and a privacy lid with four compartments underneath. Here are more gifts for your father-in-law that will make you his instant favorite.
Harry & David Steak and Lobster Feast
Best for: Foodies
Can’t make it home for the holidays? Food makes everything better. Send them a feast so delicious that they’ll forget to be sad you’re not there. They’ll enjoy four six-ounce USDA tenderloin filets, along with four six-ounce lobster tails. Yum!
Shari’s Berries Candy Covered Cake Pops
Best for: Your nieces and nephews
Send the kids something they’ll really enjoy this Christmas. Choose six or 12 decadent chocolate truffle cake pops that have been dipped in chocolatey confections and decorated with a variety of classic favorite candies.
Jurassic World Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase LEGO Set
Best for: Future paleontologists
Kids can play out a thrilling dinosaur chase for hours of solo or social play. This set includes a buildable helicopter and pickup truck, along with three mini-figures, a posable carnotaurus, and a taser accessory element. Does it get any cooler than this? We think not, but just in case, here are more gifts for boys for you to choose from whether you’re looking for last-minute Christmas gifts or presents for another occasion.
1-800-FLOWERS Winter Wishes Bouquet
Best for: Your boss
You can never go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. This gorgeous winter-inspired bouquet, which comes in three different sizes, features white roses, carnations, Peruvian lilies, and blue delphinium and is accented with baby’s breath, seeded eucalyptus, assorted Christmas greenery, and pine cones. It can be purchased for same-day delivery in certain zip codes. Make sure to bookmark this site and these other online flower delivery services.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera Bundle
Best for: Teens
Snap, shoot, and print photos instantly with this Fujifilm Instax Mini camera. It comes with 10 film sheets, a photo album that holds 72 mini photos, a light blue camera case, and 20 “Celebration” frame stickers. It’s available in an array of fun colors, so grab one for every photo-loving kid and adult on your list!
Plant Theatre Herb Garden Kit
Best for: Gardeners
You may not see much greenery outside during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow something inside. This kit comes with everything your gardener needs to start their own herb garden with parsley, cilantro, tarragon, chives, basil, and thyme.
Zebra Midliner Creative Markers
Best for: Doodlers
Whether they’re into doodling, bullet journals, or scrapbooking, these double-ended markers will help them create their artistic project exactly how they envision it. This is a budget-friendly pick, ideal for last-minute Christmas gifts for coworkers or Secret Santa exchanges, and just a lot of fun.
Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns
Best for: Crafters
Have someone on your list who appreciates the strange and unusual? This book features 30 intricate embroidery designs, using a combination of nine basic stitches. There are also 30 basic patterns to get them started embroidering their own version of unique designs, from the anatomy of a human tooth to palmistry hands and floral skulls.
Deluxe Metal Bingo Cage Set
Best for: People who love game night
This classic game is a must-have for holiday get-togethers and parties. And for under $15, it’s a bargain! Looking for more of a challenge? Try these super hard puzzles you can get on Amazon.
AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts
Best for: Spa lovers
Perfect for unwinding from holiday stress, these AHAVA bath salts come straight from the Dead Sea and offer a variety of natural minerals—including the much-heralded magnesium—to help restore the body. Choose from three scents (lavender, natural, and eucalyptus), and if your budget allows, pair this last-minute Christmas gift with a few of these other at-home spa products.
Chalkola Acrylic Paint Set
Best for: Artists
Whether you’re shopping for a beginner or a seasoned artist, this 32-color, non-toxic paint set is sure to brighten their day. The paints are versatile, so they can be used for most art techniques and on most painting surfaces, including canvas, paper, glass, clay, wood, rocks, fabric, leather, and ceramics.
Kurio Next Tablet for Kids
Best for: Budding techies
Designed with kids in mind, the Android Kurio Next tablet comes with a hefty selection of hand-selected, kid-friendly games, apps, and educational content. It also has built-in parental controls featuring time limits, app management, and a free lifetime subscription to the Kurio Genius Internet filtering system—all of which will give parents complete peace of mind.
UGG Men’s Scuff Slipper
Best for: Dad
He’ll have a little more spring in his step when he’s wearing these extra cozy UGG sheepskin slippers. These men’s slippers come in black or brown, but no matter which color you choose, they’re sure to be his favorite thing under the tree.
DeWalt 108-piece Mechanics Tool Kit and Socket Set
Best for: The handyman
He’ll be able to fix just about anything with this 108-piece tool kit and socket set. Everything comes neatly packaged in a sturdy carrying case, making it easy to carry from project to project.
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Best for: Your siblings
Everyone, even that one person on your list who seems impossible to shop for, could use a new toothbrush. This Philips Sonicare rechargeable electric toothbrush comes in five different colors and is equipped with a two-minute timer, a brush head replacement reminder, and a pressure sensor that gently pulses to alert you when you’re brushing too hard. Get this gift for your brother and he’ll think of you every morning.
UBeesize 10-inch Selfie Ring Light with Extendable Tripod Stand
Best for: Social media mavens
This selfie ring light is a must-have for anyone who wants to take their Instagram photos or YouTube tutorials to the next level. It can be adjusted to cool white, warm, or daylight, and 10 brightness levels in each color, ensuring the perfect selfie for every occasion.
Drive Auto Products Cargo Trunk Organizer
Best for: Commuters
Whether you know a busy mom or a friend who has a lengthy commute, this adjustable organizer will help keep messes to a minimum. Drivers can secure it in their trunk or passenger seat, thanks to its tie-down strap system, which can hook into the trunk, around seat backs, or onto backseat child safety seat anchors.
Ninja Foodi 2-Basket Air Fryer
Best for: Home chefs
The foodie in your life will love this eight-quart, two-basket air fryer. With two independent cooking baskets and DualZone technology, it is the first air fryer that allows you to cook two foods, two ways, and have them finish at the same time. Seriously, can mealtime get any easier than that? This also makes an excellent housewarming gift for anyone.
Caboodles Goddess 4-Tray Train Makeup Case
Best for: Makeup masters
Help her stay organized with this chic and durable makeup organizer from the classic Caboodles brand. It’ll fit all of her cosmetics, thanks to the case’s four auto-open trays and spacious interior, and its hard shell exterior, locking latch, and carrying handle will keep everything safe and sound if she takes it on the go. For a deluxe package that will really make her smile, fill it with must-have mascaras, lipsticks, makeup brushes, and more.
Kobo Libra H2O
Best for: Bookworms
This eReader features a seven-inch screen in a lightweight frame, and believe it or not, it’s fully waterproof. Translation: It’s the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys reading by the pool or in the bathtub. It also uses a color-changing light that goes from blue to yellow, allowing users to read ebooks in the dark.
Sendowtek Bamboo Charging Station
Best for: Anyone who needs to stay connected
Help your loved one stay organized and connected with this handy device. It can charge up to five devices at once, including tablets, phones, AirPods, and smartwatches, making it the perfect gift for home or the office. Still looking for just the right thing? Try a subscription box tailored to their tastes and interests. It’s the last-minute gift that keeps on giving—literally!
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