30+ Last Minute Gift Ideas That Don’t Give Us That ‘Rush Shipping’ Vibe

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Shopping for gifts 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 — sometimes dates just sneak up on us. But Instead of sprinting to the store right now and stressing out when you can’t find that perfect gift, snuggle up at home and order your 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 to their loved one empty-handed.

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 your friend, partner and loved one. 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.

Read on to check out our top 30+ picks for last minute gift ideas. We’re confident you’ll find something special for your special someone.

  

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!

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2. da BOMB Cherry Bath Bomb

BEST FOR THE PAMPERED ONE

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.

 

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3. Flowers From FTD

BEST OLD-FASHIONED GIFT

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. If you’re looking to impress your date, it’s hard to do better than a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.

And if you need help with specifics, take a look at the Sweet Delight Bouquet, which we have pictured below. It comes with a nice color palette which she’s sure to love, and it all comes in an elegant vase.

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4. Kindle Paperwhite

BEST FOR THE AVID READER

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 date likes to read by the beach, by the pool or in the bath, they’re covered.

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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.

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6. GODIVA Chocolatier Patisserie Chocolate Truffle Box

BEST FOR THE SWEET TOOTH

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.

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7. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

BEST FOR THE OVERWORKED

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.

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8. 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.

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9. VAHDAM, Tea Sampler

BEST FOR THE TEA DRINKER

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.

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10. Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

BEST FOR THE LATE ADOPTERS

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.

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11. NEST Amalfi Lemon & Mint Classic Candle

BEST FOR THE CANDLE LOVER

NEST candles are to die for, and this lemon & mint version is truly what last-minute gifting dreams are made of. It’s a sweet gesture that will constantly remind your date of how much you care every time they light their candle. Best of all, candles from NEST aren’t terribly expensive, so you can easily pair this with another extra present for brownie points.

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12. Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit

BEST FOR THE HIPSTER DUDE

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.

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13. Clay In Motion Handwarmer Mug

BEST FOR THE COZY CUTIE

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.

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14. The Dapper Dog Box Subscription

BEST FOR THE DOG PARENT

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.

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15. DASH Mini Waffle Maker

BEST FOR THE BRUNCH BABE

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 mini version, the recipient of the gift will have an easy time storing it when it’s not in use.

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16. Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama

BEST FOR THE INSPIRED DATE

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 those 2020 goals and resolutions.

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17. Tile Pro

BEST FOR THE DATE WHO LOSES EVERYTHING

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.

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18. 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.

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19. 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.

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20. Burt’s Bees Gift Set

BEST IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET

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 and even if you don’t know your date that well, everyone will appreciate unwrapping this on Valentine’s Day.

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21. Greenline Goods Science of Whisky Glass

BEST FOR THE SCIENCE SMARTY

This set of whiskey 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 whiskey, giving every swig of whiskey or bourbon out of one of these glasses a little something special.

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22. Promptly Journals Compact Childhood Journey Journal

BEST FOR THE NEW PARENT

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.

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23. 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: Southern California has accents of zesty oranges, fresh sea breeze, aloe, rose, carnation and jasmine.

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24. 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.

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25. Victrola 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable

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.

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26. 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.

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27. 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.

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28. Click And Grow Smart Indoor Herb Garden

BEST FOR THE GREEN-THUMBED DATE

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.

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29. Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker

BEST FOR THE ICE CREAM FANATIC

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.

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30. 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.

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31. 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.

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32. 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.

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33. 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.

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34. 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 2020. 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.

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35. Adorable Stuffed Sloth

BEST FOR THE STUFFED ANIMAL LOVER

There are far too many reasons to love this impossibly cute sloth doll. For starters, sloths rule. They laze about all day and move at their own pace, which is something we can all learn from in 2020. Next, look at that smile! And finally, how can anyone ever frown when this cute, lazy creature is clutching a heart-shaped pillow with the oh-so-sweet line, “Damn Shawty You Fine” emblazoned on the front? Exactly, they can’t. For the fine “shawty” in your life, or for the sloth lover, this stuffed animal is a must-have.

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