These 24 Last-Minute Gifts Look Like You Picked Them Out Months Ago
As much as I want to be the person who has done their shopping months in advance, I'll be honest and say that I'm guilty of waiting until the last minute sometimes. My family doesn't generally do holiday gifts, but about three days ago my mom said, "Oh, by the way, we're doing gifts this year." For a moment, a chill went up my spine, but then I remembered that it's my job to find the best gifts with quick shipping. All these gifts can be at your door in time for the holidays. Nobody will believe how perfect these presents are, and they'll never know you waited until the last minute. Hey, that's what I'm here for.
Whether they're baking aficionados, fashion lovers, or both, they'll find something to love in this list. If you've been neglecting your holiday shopping, this is the place to start, because trust me when I say I get it. Let the mad dash for presents commence, only without all the anxiety. Your perfect picks for your boyfriend, your grandparents, and your holiday hosts will show up in time, so all you have to worry about is wrapping paper.
A Lovely Star Necklace: Daochong Star Pendant Chain
If you need to fill out their stockings this year, consider some dainty jewelry. The Daochong Star Pendant Chain ($27) is made with sterling silver. Also, check out the circle, moon, heart, and triangle pendant designs. It's a great piece to add to an existing necklace stack.
A Fun Camera: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Film Camera Bundle
This Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Film Camera Bundle ($110) is the total package. It comes with a camera, camera case, photo album, film, and fun borders and stickers. Gift this to the person who's the life of the party, or the teenager who you're still stumped on gifting.
For People Who Work From Home: Bamboo Large Foldable Laptop Stand Desk
This cool Bamboo Large Foldable Laptop Stand Desk ($40, originally $60) can be used in bed, on the couch, or on the floor. It's got space for their phone, drink, and laptop, which is brilliant. If they work from home, this is a great gift.
A Gift Card: Apple Gift Card
When you have someone that you're truly stumped on, the easiest gift imaginable is an Apple Gift Card ($10+). It's one of those gifts that literally anyone will love and actually use, which is always the goal when gifting. You can choose how much you'd like to add on to the card, and it can be in their inbox within seconds.
For the Cool Host: Jonathan Adler Fleur Coasters
These Jonathan Adler Fleur Coasters ($78) are for the person who's always hosting. The eye is meant to protect from bad energy, and we think they're such a unique, special present. They come with four coasters, and are great for the living room, dining room, or kitchen.
Silk Hair Ties: Slipsilk Hair Ties
They won't have to worry about ponytail bumps anymore when they have the Slipsilk Hair Ties ($39) to pull their hair back. They're soft and comfortable to keep hair back all day long. We think these would make for an excellent stocking stuffer because they're compact and useful.
For the Amateur Gardener: Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
If they like the idea of growing their own plants, start them with this Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden ($100). It's the easiest way to learn if they have a green thumb or not, and they'll always use it. Plus, if they're short on space or live in a cold climate, this is a compact, temperature-controlled way to grow herbs. You can read our review of the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden.
Furry Slides: Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandals
If you're a fan of the brand, then you'll love gifting the Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandals ($160). They're supremely cozy and comfortable, and your recipient will never want to take them off. You can read our review of the Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandals for a full breakdown.
For Wine Lovers: Vinglacé Wine Chiller
Any rosé or white wine lover knows a good glass needs to be cold as humanely possible. This Vinglacé Wine Chiller ($90) will be their new best friend. It's a great gift if you have a last minute holiday invite and don't want to show up empty-handed.
For the Beauty Maven: Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Hair Dryer Gift Edition
If they're obsessed with all things beauty, this Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Hair Dryer Gift Edition ($430) is at the top of their wishlist. Plus, the holiday blue colorway is so gorgeous. Yes, it's still in stock, and yes, you can still get it in time for the holiday season. Thank us later.
For the Fitness Enthusiast: Bala Bangles
Level up their workouts with these stylish Bala Bangles ($40, originally $49). These one-pound bangles can be worn on their arms or ankles for a full-body, resistance-based workout. They can even wear them while they run errands or do chores to get an extra workout in! You can read our review of Bala Bangles.
Pretty Jewelry: Shashi Rainbow Katerina Pave Huggie Earrings
We can't say no to these Shashi Rainbow Katerina Pave Huggie Earrings ($44). The rainbow design is perfect to mix and match with other pieces. At just under $50, these earrings look like they should be five times the price.
The Ultimate Pajamas: Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Feathers
Who wouldn't want these Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Feathers ($370)? The fun pair will be their new favorite lounge set, and though it's definitely a splurge, it's something they can wear out of the house too, not just at home. These are also an editor favorite, even making an appearance in our editor gift guide!
For the One on the Go: Fellow Carter Move Mug With 360º Sip Lid
Get the busybody in your life something that will help them fuel up during the day: the Fellow Carter Move Mug With 360º Sip Lid ($35). It comes in three sizes and two other colors, white and gray. It has a splashproof lid, which will certainly come in handy.
A Personalized Gift: Nashelle 14k-Gold Fill Initial Mini Heart Pendant Necklace
Make like Meghan Markle and show your love with this Nashelle 14k-Gold Fill Initial Mini Heart Pendant Necklace ($51). They'll want to put it on immediately. This is a great way to score a personalized gift right before the holiday season.
Cozy Pajamas: Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas
Who could refuse these Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas ($75)? They're super soft, and come in over a dozen different colors. This editor was recently gifted these pajamas, and never takes them off, so trust us when we say they're worth it.
A Cute Blanket: Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
This customer favorite Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw ($29) comes in so many pretty colors. They'll want to swath themselves in it all the time. They'll love how cozy it is, and you'll love how affordable it is.
A Cozy Robe: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe
If we've learned one thing from all our time at home this year, it's that a quality robe is worth its weight in gold. This superplush Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe ($127) has over 900 reviews, and we want it for ourselves. Once they try it on, they'll never take it off. This robe is also one of Rachel Zoe's must haves, so you know it's worth purchasing.
A High Tech Water Bottle: Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle
Let's face it, none of us clean our water bottle as often as we should. The genius Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle ($99) will actually clean itself in seconds, thanks to UV technology. It doesn't get much better than that! You can read our review of the Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle.
A Holiday Diffuser: Nest Fragrances Reed Diffuser
This Nest Fragrances Reed Diffuser ($58) will keep your home smelling delicious constantly without an open flame. It's perfect to leave in a bathroom or bedroom, and they can still feel the magic of the holidays well into the new year.
For Great Cooks: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer With Pouring Shield
Any chef's life will never be the same after receiving this KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer With Pouring Shield ($350, originally $450). It'll be the standout gift of the season, and if you're feeling generous, you will make someone's year. If you're lucky, maybe they'll use it to bake something for you!
Cozy Gloves: UGG Seamed Touchscreen Compatible Genuine Shearling Lined Gloves
It's shocking how many people don't own a great pair of gloves. The UGG Seamed Touchscreen Compatible Genuine Shearling Lined Gloves ($168) are just as cozy as they are useful. We like them as a stocking stuffer, though they're definitely luxurious.
A Pine Scented Candle: Byredo Tree House Candle
Besides looking so beautiful, the Byredo Tree House Candle ($90) smells like heaven. It's as if a Christmas tree was bottled, and it's sophisticated and delicious. It's also known to be a favorite candle of Taylor Swift, who in our opinion has excellent taste.