Shopping for presents isn’t always a walk in the park, and when it gets pushed until the last minute, it gets even harder. This year, shopping for the best last-minute Christmas gifts is harder than ever because a lot of us aren’t even seeing our families for safety’s sake. Therefore, it’s extra important gifts arrive in time to make up for the lack of a holiday season we’re getting.
With all of the downfalls of the hellish year brought to us by 2020, finding the perfect present this holiday season can be challenging. Instead of stepping foot into any crowded store right now and stressing out about getting sick, snuggle up at home and order the best last-minute gifts online with the help of our thorough guide below. And, yes, we’re positive these last-minute Christmas gifts will arrive in time to leave smiles on everyone’s faces this year.
Whether you’re looking for something for your dad, mom, girlfriend or work BFF — our last-minute Christmas gift guide has some great options. Thanks to Amazon Prime, streaming services and subscription boxes, it’s never been easier to find the best gift at the last minute that’ll get there in two days or even 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 40+ picks for the best last-minute Christmas 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 Christmas gift comes all boxed up and is really the gift that keeps on giving.
3. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Two years back, our favorite family gave us the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Becoming by Michelle Obama. The book was a true smash hit that never received an unworthy review. This year, President Barack Obama is giving us something equally as special, a deeply personal memoir titled A Promised Land. Though this book is only a little over a month old, It’s already a #1 New York Times Best Seller and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year in the New York Times Book Review. Meaning, yeah, this is a must-read.
4. Bond Touch Bracelets
It’s no joke that this year’s holiday season is looking a lot different than the ones in years past. A lot of us are missing out on seeing our loved ones this time around, so one great last-minute Christmas gift to give are these long-distance Bond Touch bracelets that are perfect for someone you love that you can’t physically be with this year. Whether it’s your significant other, parent or BFF, snag one for you and one for them to keep in touch this holiday season.
5. Instant Pot Duo Mini 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Change the way your giftee cooks forever with the Instant Pot. If they don’t already have a pressure cooker, now’s the time to gift one for the sheer fact that it’s a simple, effortless and delicious way to provide meals for one person or multiple people. Throw everything inside and simply set the timer depending on the recipe’s preferences. It’s that easy.
6. Victure 1080P Pet Camera
Got somebody you’re gifting with pets that cause terror around the house? At this point, don’t we all? This pet camera has the ability to save videos on an SD card just in case you ever need some new TikTok content and is even fully equipped with 1080P night vision for all of your giftee’s pets’ nighttime scheming moments. It even alarms your phone when it detects movement, lowering the possibility for a home invasion.
7. Cute Cartoon Kids Portable Travel Keyring Containers
Trying to get your kids to keep their hands clean? Make it fun. Whether your kids are heading back to school, going to a doctor’s appointment or playing with friends, these hand sanitizer bottles are a great way to get your kid to consistently sanitize their hands. Each bottle clips right onto their keys, pant loop or backpack. They all arrive empty, so we suggest filling them with that bulk sanitizer you keep buying.
You’ve heard about it from your aunt, your grandpa, your kids — even your favorite YouTubers. Audible is the subscription option for audiobooks you need to gift this year for any bookworm in your life. There are a number of plans to choose from, including access to Audible’s full Plus catalog, one free audiobook a month and even exclusive discounts. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
9. Casper Sleep Pillow
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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 clumpy, 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.
10. Nice Laundry Sock Subscription
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.
11. 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.
12. Quality Durables Reusable Face Masks
Don’t tell us you’re still trying to convince the in-laws to put a mask on. Really? It’s been, like, almost a year. It isn’t a political statement to trek outside maskless, people. It’s just idiotic. Gift anyone in your life a face-covering this year to get your damn point across. Wear. The. Mask.
13. Promptly Journals Compact Childhood Journey Journal
This sophisticated journal is a thoughtful gift for a friend 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.
14. 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, for example.
15. Blue Apron Gift Card
If you know someone who would love a little instruction in the kitchen or someone 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.
16. 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, ultimately making these shades one of the best Christmas gifts for women and men across the globe.
17. W&P Craft Cocktail Kit
Once called the “Carry-On Cocktail Kit,” W&P recently changed their approach for this favorite of ex-frequent flyers due to the year we’ve had. With a simple new name, the Craft Cocktail Kit is still an awesome gift to give somebody who gets to fly on the reg or likes to make single cocktails at home. Each compact cocktail kit has several different drink options available, including Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Champagne, Old Fashioned and Margarita. Each tin contains all the drink components, a recipe card, a spoon and a linen coaster. This is one of the best Christmas gifts that your adventurous friends will appreciate while they fly a bit less.
18. 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.
19. 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 with speedy shipping.
20. All-new Echo Dot
The Echo Dot just went through a whole new transformation this year, leaving its original flat look seen in generations one through three. The all-new Echo Dot is now spherical, which will give a more sophisticated, high-end listening experience to anyone with the device. Like all other Echo devices, this baby contains our BFF Alexa who will help you through whatever it is you need. It’s totally one of the best Christmas gifts for tech lovers you can buy this season.
21. Anker Soundcore Q20 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Nowadays, a good pair of noise-canceling 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.
22. Cinzano Prosecco
As the year comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate. Gift everyone (and we mean everyone, we’re looking at you grandma) a bottle of Cinzano this year through Drizly and get the party started. The year is almost over, just a few more weeks to go. We got this, people!
23. HBO Max
While Disney Plus is an epic choice for both children and nostalgic adults alike, we couldn’t leave out HBO Max for the sheer amount of content this subscription service holds. For just $14.99 a month, gift your favorite movie-obsessed pal HBO Max, where they can watch a number of must-watch movies and TV shows. It’s an excellent way to spend this winter indoors, so we absolutely suggest it.
24. 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.
25. Godinger Silver Art Airplane Shaker on Stand
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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 shakeup. It’s made of a nickel-plated material 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, even though you haven’t been on a plane since 2019.
26. 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.
27. Facial Cleansing Brush
Who doesn’t love a little pampering? Especially after a holiday, birthday or another special occasion — treat your loved one right with a facial cleansing brush. It’ll keep their pores exfoliated, their complexion fresh and their 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.
28. 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. This is truly one of the best Christmas gifts for men we can think of this holiday season.
29. Letsfit Resistance Exercise Bands Set
Know somebody who’s lost a bit of their muscle in the past year? Everyone does. Help your favorite ex-fitness guru get back on track with these resistance bands they can use in the comfort of their own home. Because who wants to go to a gym right now? Not us.
30. HONB Unisex Zinc Alloy Batman Money Clip
Though it won’t help the lucky recipient leap from tall buildings 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 ensures their cash stays put. The shiny black finish is the final Bruce Wayne touch.
31. 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 relatively 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.
32. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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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.
33. Flowers From FTD
With a sensational offering that will arrive just in time for Christmas, 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. So, if you’re looking for one of the best Christmas gifts for women, you’ve found it.
34. YETI Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler
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This YETI stainless steel wine tumbler will wow any ski bunny or camping enthusiast on your list. Each 10-ounce glass features a sturdy base, robust frame and the ultimate temperature control. The stemless glasses are ideal for nights in by the fire, weekends away camping, beach days and beyond.
35. 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.
36. Cuisinart GR-4NP1 5-in-1 Griddler
This super tasty last-minute gift idea is the best choice for the loved one who can’t spend enough time in the kitchen. The mini 5-in-1 Griddler is phenomenal, and it’s such a fun kitchen appliance to use for Sunday brunch or quick sandwich lunch. With this bad boy, food lovers can grill, griddle and panini press with ease. Since it’s quite tiny, the recipient of the gift will have an easy time storing it when it’s not in use.
37. Tile Pro
Grab this gift for the person 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.
38. Poo-Pourri Before-You-go Toilet Spray
While this might not be number one on everybody’s Christmas list, Poo-Pourri is an excellent stocking stuffer for anybody you’re gifting this year. Nobody wants to be caught red-handed after walking out of the bathroom carrying an unwanted stench with them. Poo-Pourri is the answer to all your smelly toilet mishaps, no matter how messy they can get. Snag one for everyone on your list!
39. The Voting Game Party Game
For the party-lover in your life, try this fun card game. The Voting Game includes up to 10 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.
40. Bougie Bath Handmade Spa Gift Set
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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. And since it arrives before Christmas, it makes one of the best last-minute gifts to get this year
41. Kids Against Maturity
This year, we fell in love with Kids Against Maturity for the way this card game was able to bring the silly, wacky and wildly inappropriate aesthetic of Cards Against Humanity into a lighter realm that the whole family can play. There’s total potty mouth banter for the kids and even hidden innuendos for the adults involved. It’s a complete free-for-all of a game the entire family will geek over.