Shopping for gifts isn’t always a walk in the park, and when it gets pushed until the last minute, it gets even harder. With Christmas around the corner and holiday season in full swing, it’s tempting to avoid the chaos and put off shopping trips until the very last minute. While that plan used to spell disaster, thanks to the internet, it’s actually incredibly easy to find hundreds of high-quality gifts that you can order online. Instead of rushing to the store and giving yourself more stress than necessary, snuggle up at home and order your last-minute gifts online.
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 everyone on your list. Keep in mind: The best last minute gifts will be both unique and to some degree impersonal, include fast shipping, and in a perfect world, the gift will arrive already wrapped in sleek or festive packaging.
Read on to check out our top 30+ picks for last minute gift ideas. We’re confident you’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list.
1. Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Gift Set
BEST FOR THE MIXOLOGIST
A stunning set of copper Moscow mule mugs makes for the perfect last-minute gift. Moscow mules are more popular than ever before, and this complete set includes four copper mugs, four copper straws aka stirrers, four cocktail coasters, and one copper shot glass…err, measurer. Cheers!
2. da BOMB Bath Fizzers 3 Pack
BEST FOR THE PAMPERED ONE
This cute kit includes three bath bombs, and from a company that comes highly recommended by Oprah Magazine. This three-pack from beauty brand da BOMB includes three fizzing bath bombs that let your gift recipient pamper themselves while enjoying a soak in the tub. Each set comes with a Groovy Bomb, Sweet Bomb, and a Mystery Bomb with a secret fragrance. There’s also a hidden surprise inside each fizzing bath bomb for an extra treat. For those who love to pamper themselves (and who doesn’t?), this bath bomb pack makes the perfect last-minute gift idea.
3. Airbnb Gift Cards from GiftCards.com
BEST FOR THE TRAVEL JUNKIE
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Gift cards are the savior of last-minute shoppers everywhere. Without these little pieces of plastic, so many siblings, parents, and dear friends would have to settle for crummy gifts from the clearance section. So when you need a last-minute gift and don’t know what to buy, don’t overthink it — buy a gift card. And if you’re shopping for someone who loves to travel (and who doesn’t?), then an Airbnb gift card is the perfect last-minute present. When your loved one is living it up in Chicago, San Francisco, or Montreal, they’ll be thinking of you as they go exploring. Plus, Airbnb gift cards are budget-friendly. You can buy these cards in amounts as low as $25, so fund as much or as little of your friend’s vacation as your budget allows. If you’re lucky, they may even invite you along.
4. Cloud b Frankie the Fox Soother
BEST FOR THE BABY
If you have a baby or tot on your list and you need a last-minute gift, look no further. This plushy, gender-neutral fox doubles as a portable sound soother. Available in five different characters (like a bunny with oversized ears or a panda), this cuddly companion comes with two sleep timer options (25 minutes or 45 minutes) and it will quickly become Baby’s new BFF. There are eight sound options to choose from: Mother’s heartbeat, twinkle-twinkle rain, rockabye baby surf, classical lullaby, whale song, or tranquil melody.
5. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker
BEST FOR THE AUDIOPHILE
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.
6. Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Pretzels Gift
BEST FOR THE SNACK LOVER
This sleek gift box contains a variety of crisp gourmet pretzels drizzled in caramel, chocolate, and yogurt. There are six flavors to experiment with, and let’s be honest, when is sweet-and-salty not a good idea? It’s not personal, yet will be so well-received no matter who it’s given to, so you can give it to your kid’s teacher or your own mom. Topped with a dapper teal bow and ready to go, this gift leads our last-minute favorites list. We’d recommend snagging a few to cover your bases and give out this year.
7. Owleez Flying Baby Owl
BEST FOR THE TRENDY KID
Are you in need of a last-minute gift for a cool kid on your list? Owleez are all the rage. This baby owl with giant, doe eyes actually flies. The interactive owl features over 100 sounds and interactions, so it makes for a really fun gift. Here’s the secret: The more your favorite kid practices flying with the Owleez, the better the baby owl will fly. That nurturing aspect of the toy is super rewarding and addicting for kids.
8. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
BEST FOR THE OVERWORKED FRIEND
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.
9. YETI Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler Set
BEST FOR THE WINE-O
This set of YETI stainless steel wine tumblers will wow any ski bunny on your list. Each ten-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.
10. Mariah Carey X Vahdam Christmas Joy Tea Gift
BEST FOR THE POP MUSIC FAN
Nothing says, “it’s Christmas” more than literally anything that has to do with Mariah Carey. This seasonal Christmas Joy tea gift by Vahdam and Mariah Carey is a surprising must-have for holiday gifting this year, and tea/pop music fans everywhere are obsessed. A fun spin on traditional tea, this set includes two chai tea blends that your recipient will be so excited to sip on.
11. Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
BEST FOR THE LATE ADOPTERS
This third-generation Amazon Echo Dot is currently on a steep discount. Right up until Christmas, 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.
12. NEST Classic Candle Sugar Cookie
BEST FOR THE CANDLE LOVER
NEST candles are to die for, and this sugar cookie version is truly what last-minute gifting dreams are made of. It’s not so personal and arrives perfectly packaged. Stock up on a few now so your bases are covered when that one friend who said she wouldn’t bring a gift does, or for when you get thrown into the last-minute office gift exchange.
13. Macho Man Care Beard Grooming Kit
BEST FOR THE HIPSTER DUDE
Do you need a last-minute gift for the bearded bro on your list? You can’t go wrong with this Macho Man Care beard grooming kit. It includes argan oil, beard oil, beard balm, wooden hair tools, and trimming scissors. It arrives already packaged in a sleek black and gold gift box, so the presentation will impress with minimal effort. Score.
14. Clay In Motion Handwarmer Mug
BEST FOR THE COZY CUTIE
This painted clay handwarmer mug is a unique gift that just about anyone on your list 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.
15. The Dapper Dog Box Subscription
BEST FOR THE FUR BABY
The Dapper Dog Box is one of the best subscription boxes out there for puppers. 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.
16. DASH Mini Heart Waffle Maker
BEST FOR THE BRUNCH BABE
This super sweet last-minute gift idea is the best choice for the friend or family member who can’t spend enough time in the kitchen. The mini waffle maker is heart-shaped, and it’s such a fun kitchen appliance to use for Sunday brunch or late-night ice cream treats. Since the waffle maker is mini version, the recipient of the gift will have an easy time storing it when it’s not in use.
17. Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
BEST FOR THE INSPIRED FRIEND
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 any female in your life who could use a little woman-to-woman inspiration ahead of outlining those 2020 goals and resolutions.
18. Tile Pro
BEST FOR THE HOT-MESS FAMILY MEMBER
Grab this gift for the friend 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.
19. Halluci Cross Band Plush Slippers
BEST FOR THE HYGGE QUEEN
These plushy slippers are beyond cozy and they can be worn indoors and outdoors, thanks to the solid EVA soles. The memory foam insoles feel so soothing to step into every morning. The faux fur is super smooth and soft, so these are best worn without socks.
20. Mud Pie Guacamole Serving Dish Set
BEST FOR THE PARTY HOST
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.
21. Burt’s Bees Gift Set
BEST FOR THE PERSON YOU DON’T KNOW
This gift set by Burt’s Bees provides all of the nourishment your skin needs. It includes Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, Coconut Foot Cream, Hand Salve, Lip Balm, and other best-selling products from Burt’s Bees. This gift-friendly tin contains some of the brand’s best products.
22. Greenline Goods Astronomy Whiskey Glasses
BEST FOR THE SCIENCE SMARTY
This set of whiskey glasses will wow any liquor buff (or science nerd) on your list. 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 different star signs and constellations, giving every swig of whiskey or bourbon out of one of these glasses a little something special.
23. Promptly Journals Compact Childhood Journey Journal
BEST FOR THE NEW PARENT
This sophisticated journal is a thoughtful gift for anyone 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. The unisex design is great for moms and dads.
24. Homesick Scented Candles
BEST FOR THE LONG-DISTANCE LOVED ONE
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: Northern California has accents of pear, apple, clove, and cinnamon, while Florida features hints of citrus and bergamot. This is a great gift idea for college students and the recently relocated, giving them a little whiff of home.
25. The Voting Game Party Game
BEST FOR THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
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.
26. Luker Portable Suitcase Record Player
BEST FOR THE MUSIC MANIAC
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.
27. W&P Carry On Cocktail Kit
BEST FOR THE COCKTAIL SIPPER
For frequent flyers, consider this Carry On Cocktail Kit. These compact 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.
28. Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera
BEST FOR THE POLAROID PRO
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.
29. Click And Grow Smart Indoor Herb Garden
BEST FOR THE GREEN-THUMB FRIEND
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.
30. Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker
BEST FOR THE ICE CREAM FANATIC
Ice cream isn’t just for summertime, so give your friend or family member 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.
31. Bougie Bath Handmade Spa Gift Set
BEST FOR THE SPA-LOVING GAL
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 with experience some relaxing downtime with this spa set.
32. Nice Laundry Sock Subscription
BEST FOR THE GUY WHO HATES BUYING SOCKS
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.
33. Winc Wine Club Subscription
BEST FOR THE WINE CONNOISSEUR
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.
34. Trunk Club Clothing Subscription
BEST FOR THE GUY WHO HATES SHOPPING
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.
35. Disney Plus Subscription
BEST FOR THE DISNEY LOVERS
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, they already want a subscription to Disney+. Mickey’s foray into streaming shook Netflix and Hulu to the core, and you can see why. With big name franchises like Star Wars and Marvel releasing exclusive content on the platform, it’s truly the must-have gift of 2019. And the best part? If you buy a year subscription, it’s only $70! That’s just a hair over $5 a month. With that much content for that good of a price, you might just convince yourself to buy an extra subscription for yourself this year.