Shopping for presents isn’t always a walk in the park, and when it gets pushed until the last minute, it gets even harder. Whether it’s a holiday, birthday or anniversary, it’s easy for an occasion to sneak up on you. We get it — with work, exercise, kids and other obligations, finding the perfect present for each event can be challenging. But, instead of sprinting to the store right now and stressing out when you can’t find that perfect present, snuggle up at home and order the best last-minute gifts online with the help of our thorough guide below. Just make sure they’ll arrive on time. Nobody wants to show up empty-handed.
Whether you’re looking for something for your dad, mom, girlfriend or work BFF — our last-minute gift guide has some great options. Thanks to Amazon Prime, streaming services and subscription boxes, it’s never been easier to find the perfect gift at the last minute that’ll get here in two days or instantly if it’s something digital.
For all the procrastinators of the world (you know who you are), we’ve rounded up some quality gifts you can order right now. These last-minute gift ideas are sure to dazzle. Keep in mind: The best last-minute gifts will be personal to some degree, they’ll include fast shipping, and in a perfect world, the gift will arrive already wrapped. You can also choose digital gifts that don’t require wrapping at all.
Read on to check out our top 41 picks for the last-minute gift ideas.
1. Disney Plus Subscription
Whether it’s Star Wars, the Marvel series or classics like Toy Story, everybody loves Disney. And if your giftee is somebody who really loves Disney (or if they have kids or grandkids who love Disney), then this gift is sure to be a big hit. And like all of the best last-minute gifts, you can literally buy it at the last last-minute, no wrapping required. With big-name franchises like Star Wars and Marvel releasing exclusive content on the platform, it’s truly the must-have gift of 2020. And the best part? If you buy a year subscription, it’s only $70. Wait, there’s actually something even better — you can bundle in Hulu and ESPN for just $13/month. With that much content for that good of a price, you might want to get a subscription for yourself, too.
2. The Dapper Dog Box Subscription
The Dapper Dog Box is one of the best subscription boxes out there for puppers. Plus, you can sign up for a subscription directly on Amazon, which makes it one of the best last-minute gifts for anyone with a dog. Each month your favorite pup will receive two treats or chews, two toys and a cool bandana. All of the included treats and chews are made of natural ingredients and they’re typically made in the USA, too. This last-minute gift comes all boxed up and it’s really the gift that keeps on giving.
3. Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit
Anyone can become a brewmaster with a little help from this beer making kit. Brooklyn Brew Shop makes some of the best beer making kits, and this IPA box is made with the first-timer in mind. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions break the whole process down, allowing you to make your own IPA that will be ready to drink in just three to four weeks. The kit also includes top notch ingredients, , so all you need to bring is basic gear from the kitchen and water.
4. Nice Laundry Sock Subscription
It’s the gift that keeps on giving, right? Well, sure, a sock subscription isn’t the most exciting gift in the world, but hey, at least it ticks one very annoying thing off of your giftee’s to-do list! And really, what’s a better gift than free time? There’s nothing worse than reaching into a sock drawer to find you’re all out of nice or clean socks. With this subscription from high-quality sock co. Nice Laundry, your giftee will never run out of cool and clean pairs again.
5. Winc Wine Club Subscription
So you know your giftee loves wine, but you can’t recall their particular tastes, huh? Forget trying to impress them with a rare Pinot, and instead get them this subscription to wine club, Winc. You gift them the membership, and they get to answer a few short questions to help tailor their first shipment to their liking. From there, your giftee will try their newly delivered monthly wines, report back to Winc on what they did and did not like, and let the process repeat! And you know, you can probably needle them a bit to get a bottle or glass sent your way every now and then.
6. Casper Sleep Pillow
The gift of a good night’s sleep is something everyone wants. The present that keeps on giving allows for better neck alignment to keep you comfy at night. The pillow keeps you cool courtesy of its 100% cotton cover with a breathable percale weave to boost airflow. It’s filled with microfiber fill to deliver support and comfort, plus it won’t get clumply, and when you fluff the pillow it perks right up. The outer layer is removable and can be tossed in the washing machine for convenient cleaning.
7. Blue Apron Gift Card
If you know someone who would love a little instruction in the kitchen, or who needs to eat a little healthier — Blue Apron is a great service to get started on. They deliver up to three meals a day, seven days a week in most zip codes and their meal kits come with detailed instructions for prep for every meal. Your girlfriend, best friend, parents, etc will learn to cook and make some pretty delicious stuff in the process. To get them started, you can buy a meal e-gift card instantly on Blue Apron’s site, making the gifting super easy for you as well.
8. Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Polarized Sunglasses
You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses, and these timeless Ray-Ban aviators will always be in style. Aviators have been popular since the look debuted in 1937 and they’re still going strong. The metal frames have polarized lenses that were initially made for military use, as they improve clarity while cutting down glare and eye strain. The lenses offer 100% UV protection and are made of scratch-resistant glass.
9. W&P Carry On Cocktail Kit
For frequent flyers, consider this Carry On Cocktail Kit from SPY favorite W&P Design. These compact cocktail kits have several different drink options available, including Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Champagne, Old Fashioned and Margarita. Each tin contains all drink components, a recipe card, a spoon and a linen coaster. This is a cute and inexpensive gift that your adventurous friends will appreciate.
10. Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit
Do you need a last-minute gift for your favorite bearded boy? You can’t go wrong with this upgraded beard grooming kit. It includes beard oil, beard balm, wooden hair tools and trimming scissors, among other fantastic and necessary items for maintaining a healthy mane. It arrives already packaged in a sleek black gift box, so the presentation will impress with minimal effort. Score.
11. One Night Ultimate Werewolf Board Game
This murder-mystery-esque game is great for those competitive friends you have who love a good game night. It’s all about werewolves, villages, a spooky night and finding out who the werewolves really are. It’s exciting, simple to learn and the games go by quickly. It’s also available to purchase on Amazon for speedy shipping.
12. Anker Soundcore Q20 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Nowadays, a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a modern necessity. They’ll block out the din at the office, on trains and planes, and even in your own living room when your family is driving you crazy. These noise cancellers from Anker come with oversized dynamic drivers that produce hi-res audio and reduce ambient noise by up to 90%. They’ve got exclusive base technology that strengthens low frequencies and the batteries last for up to 40 hours in noise-cancellation mode. This gift works for nearly anyone in your life and also won’t totally break the bank despite the high level of tech. They’re also available for Prime shipping in two days.
13. Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera
For something a little higher-end, this mini film camera is a thoughtful gift idea. Great for experienced photographers and newbies alike, the camera’s retro style and Polaroid-type photos are a nostalgic and creative experience. The camera captures beautifully vivid, colorful photos while also creating a “grungy” 90’s feel, which won’t disappoint those who want to capture special moments in a unique way.
14. Godinger Silver Art Airplane Shaker on Stand
No matter how big or small an at-home bar is, everyone could always use a cool cocktail shaker and this one takes the cake. It’ll instantly elevate (see what we did there?) any drink you shake up. It’s made of nickel-plate so you never have to worry about polishing it, plus it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. You’ll feel like you’re in business class every time you bust it out.
15. Birando Wave Wine Rack
Aspiring sommeliers will love this elegant wine rack. The stylish yet functional rack is a great way to show off a collection. It stores up to 12 bottles at a time and its clever design means it doesn’t take up too much space. Plus, it’s a cinch to put together.
16. Facial Cleansing Brush
Who doesn’t love a little pampering? Especially after a holiday, birthday or other special occasion — treat your loved one right with a facial cleansing brush. It’ll keep their pores exfoliated, complexion fresh and skin soft. This fully waterproof design has two different speed settings and seven different heads to meet any skin type. Give the thoughtful self-care gift everyone needs this year and beyond.
17. Trunk Club Clothing Subscription
It’s a fact of life, some dudes just hate shopping. They hate looking for clothing online or in stores, and they hate trying to create outfits. For many of these guys, a simple uniform will do the trick. But if you’re sick of seeing them in the same outfit day in and day out, try gifting them a subscription to Trunk Club. Trunk Club will first have your giftee fill out a quick questionnaire to assess his tastes, and then they’re off and running, sending a regular shipment of fresh duds to your dude. What’s more, they’re paired, so the outfits are ready to wear right out of the box. Inspiration and fresh gear all in one. It’s a win-win.
18. Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker
Ice cream isn’t just for summertime, so give your date the gift of year-round, homemade ice cream. Everyone enjoys this tasty treat, and there’s something particularly delicious about homemade ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt. This automatic ice cream maker is a fun way to experiment with different flavors and frozen dessert recipes that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
19. HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Batman Money Clip
Though it won’t help the luckily recipient leap from tall building or become a caped crusader overnight, they’ll still feel pretty cool carrying around this Batman money clip. It’s super slim, so it’ll easily fit into any pocket, plus the strong magnetic closure ensure their cash stays put. The shiny black finish is the final Bruce Wayne touch.
20. Kindle Paperwhite
Is your loved one an avid reader? Give them the gift of endlessly accessible reading material with this Kindle. The Paperwhite is the Goldilocks of electronic reading devices. Not only is it affordable, the battery lasts weeks (not days), and the e-ink screen allows for easy-on-the-eyes reading day or night. Plus, it’s waterproof. So if your loved one likes to read by the beach, by the pool or in the bath, they’re covered.
21. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker features watercolor swirls and yeah, it’s waterproof. It’s perfect to take on the next hiking trip or weekend away. It makes a great, regular outdoor speaker, too. It connects to Bluetooth in a pinch, so it’s easy to have total control over the playlist until around 100 feet away.
22. da BOMB Cherry Bath Bomb
Dad’s aren’t the only ones that need last-minute gifts. Everyone deserves a little therapeutic self care every now and then. Treat your loved one to a fuzzy bath of bubbly, soothing goodness with this Da Bomb Cherry Bath Bomb. Turn your bathtub into a bucket of sweet cherries with this fragrant fizzy friend that’s got a fun surprise inside. It’ll fill your tub with a sweet red color without staining anything and with every purchase you’ll be supporting a darling pair of teenage sisterpreneurs.
23. Flowers From FTD
With a sensational offering that will arrive just in time for your loved one’s special day, we can’t help but recommend FTD. The flower middlemen brand works with local florists around your area so that each flower delivery is not only on time, but comes with the freshest flowers possible.
24. GODIVA Chocolatier Patisserie Chocolate Truffle Box
Does your loved one have a sweet tooth? If the answer is even a mild “yes,” you’ll be doing him or her a disservice if you skip this box of delectable treats from Godiva. Inside you’ll find six different chocolate candies, ranging from dark and white chocolate, to cream-filled treats. These are so good, you might just want to order an extra box to enjoy yourself.
25. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
This deep-kneading Shiatsu back and neck massager will work hard to get the knots out so nobody else has to. With a gentle-yet-effective heat application, it’s hard to find another device that’s as soothing and restoring as this gadget. It’s the best last-minute gift for the friend or family member who mentions back or neck pains, works at a desk job or does heavy lifting in everyday life. It’s also ideal for anyone who gets a kick out of a little R&R. It can also be used on the abdomen, lower back, legs and the 20-minute sessions will end automatically incase the user falls asleep while it’s in action. It’s portable and easy move from room to room or take on the go.
26. YETI Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler Set
This set of YETI stainless steel wine tumblers will wow any ski bunny or camping enthusiast on your list. Each 10-ounce glass features a sturdy base, robust frame and ultimate temperature control. The stemless glasses are ideal for nights in by the fire, weekends away camping, beach days and beyond.
27. VAHDAM, Tea Sampler
Nothing says, “I Love You” more than a variety pack of nice teas. At least, if your giftee is a tea lover. For those who truly love teas, there is nothing better than receiving a fresh box of teas to explore and enjoy. Paired with some chocolates, flowers and even a Kindle, your giftee will love this tea sampler from VAHDAM.
28. Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
This third-generation Amazon Echo Dot is currently on a steep discount. Right now, you can buy this smart home gadget for just $24.99, a 56% discount. This device lets you talk to Alexa and control apps and appliances with voice commands, and it comes in a few different colors so you can match them to your home decor.
29. Clay In Motion Handwarmer Mug
This painted clay handwarmer mug is a unique gift that just about anyone will appreciate. It’s like a regular coffee mug, but this artisan-style one by Clay In Motion features a convenient pocket where a hand can rest. When a drink is warm inside of the mug, so is your hand! Genius concept.
30. DASH Mini Waffle Maker
This super sweet last-minute gift idea is the best choice for the loved one who can’t spend enough time in the kitchen. The mini waffle maker is one of the most highly-rated items on Amazon, and it’s such a fun kitchen appliance to use for Sunday brunch or late-night ice cream treats. Since the waffle maker is a mini version, the recipient of the gift will have an easy time storing it when it’s not in use.
31. Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama is the hottest gift on Oprah’s list of favorite things in 2019. It’s a perfect last-minute gift for the lady in your life who could use a little woman-to-woman inspiration ahead of tackling life’s endless challenges and opportunities to take the high road.
32. Tile Pro
Grab this gift for the date who’s always running late and losing track of their things. It’s easy to attach the Tile Pro to a keyring (or any personal item) and use the connected smartphone app to locate belongings at any point in time. If you need a last-minute gift for someone who appreciates tech, this one is a sound choice.
33. Mud Pie Guacamole Serving Dish Set
This guacamole serving dish set by Mud Pie is an adorable last-minute gift for the teacher, party host, sister, friend or just about anyone in your life who truly appreciates guac goodness. Once the guacamole levels down in the dish, guests will be able to read, “It’s five o’ guac somewhere.” The “Holy guacamole” serving spoon takes it to the next level.
34. Greenline Goods Science of Whisky Glass
This set of whisky glasses will wow any liquor buff (or science nerd). Each ten-ounce glass is made of premium glassware and features a heavy base, but what really make these glasses unique are their one-of-a-kind sand etchings. Each glass features detailed etchings of the molecules that make up whisky, giving every swig of whisky or bourbon out of one of these glasses a little something special.
35. Promptly Journals Compact Childhood Journey Journal
This sophisticated journal is a thoughtful gift for the date who recently became a parent. Each journal contains prompts, placeholders for photos and mementos, all the space you need to journal about every important milestone in a child’s life. It comes in multiple colors so you can choose based on the child’s gender.
36. Homesick Scented Candles
Candles are always a foolproof gift idea, but consider one of these Homesick Scented Candles for something a little special. Each candle features unique scents that embody the essence of each particular state: Southern California has accents of zesty oranges, fresh sea breeze, aloe, rose, carnation and jasmine.
37. The Voting Game Party Game
For the party-lover in your life, try this fun card game. The Voting Game includes up to ten people and has 160 question cards: each player must vote for who they feel is best described by each question card, and whoever gets the most votes by the end of the game wins. This is a fun way to get to know friends and family and is a great gift for anyone who enjoys hosting.
38. Victrola 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
For the music lover in your life, dazzle them with this cool portable record player. This record player combines a vintage design with modern capabilities, such as a USB input, audio jack and Bluetooth capabilities. There’s no doubt that the music buff in your life has all the latest tech, so give them this unexpected and analog way to listen to their favorite tunes.
39. Click And Grow Smart Indoor Herb Garden
If your loved one is stuck in a nature-less city apartment, give them the gift of green with an indoor herb garden. This special smart light keeps plants thriving, even in dark apartments or bad weather, and features a water reservoir to keep plants hydrated, even when away from home. Each garden comes with pre-seeded plant pods that you can choose from, including plants and herbs like cilantro, basil, strawberries and lavender, so that even your city friends can enjoy fresh herbs picked straight from the garden.
40. Bougie Bath Handmade Spa Gift Set
For the busy bee in your life, give them the gift of relaxation with this bath and spa gift set. Each kit comes with an orange, turquoise and lavender bath set with uniquely scented bath bombs and soy candles to choose from. Everything is handmade, vegan, cruelty-free and made from all-natural ingredients to give every product a luxurious feel. Even your most stressed out loved one will experience some relaxing downtime with this spa set.