43 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Finish Off Your List
Procrastinators, rejoice! We found the perfect last-minute Christmas gifts for everyone on your list that can be delivered fast.
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There’s no getting around it: Christmas is coming, and you have to find the perfect gift idea for everyone on your list. Whether life gets in the way and causes you to miss some holiday shipping deadlines or you’re just a procrastinator, you might find yourself shopping for last-minute Christmas gifts this year. No judgment! We’ve been there, too, and we have plenty of solutions.
Looking for the perfect gift for the guy in your life? We found it. How about a special gift for her? We’ve got plenty. We also found some great gifts for kids that won’t drive their mom and dad crazy.
So forget scouring the stores (or the internet) for unique gifts at the eleventh hour and hoping for the best. This mega list includes everything from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items that can be at your door in two days or less. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, be sure to sign up and add some of these favorite Amazon Prime gifts to your cart.
For the one that needs a stress reliever: Bearaby Knot Pillow
Everyone needs a comfort blanket to snuggle with when they’re stressed. But this knotted pillow takes the comfort a step further because it’s weighted. The weight relieves tension, while the hand-knotted ball stimulates the senses. Pair it with one of these weighted blankets for a cozy setup they won’t want to get up from. It’s one of those last-minute Christmas gifts they’ll appreciate forever.
For the sentimental baker: Wooden Cookbook Holder
Whether your giftee has a homemade book of recipes or follows an heirloom cookbook, having a place to store it is key. This rustic cookbook holder saves space on the kitchen counter so they can spend more time gathering ingredients for secret family recipes and less time wiping flour from the pages.
For long-distance relatives: Digital Picture Frame
Grandparents will love receiving updated photos right to their Aura Carver Luxe digital picture frame. Share pics instantly from your phone to this frame through Aura’s easy-to-use app. Share one photo, pair two related portrait photos side by side or create a slideshow. It also has auto-dimming, so it displays the photos in true color and the perfect brightness for the room. Here are more gifts for Grandma that she’ll cherish.
For salad fans: Vegetable Chopper
This TikTok-famous Fullstar veggie chopper will instantly become one of your go-to last-minute Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. It finely chops veggies in seconds and plops them in an easy-reach container. It’s a great gift for neighbors always cooking up a storm and even for the nurses and teachers on your list. It makes eating healthy easier than ever and it’s surprisingly affordable.
For snackers: Gourmet Gift Baskets Christmas Gift Basket
If they love gourmet snacks and you love giving wow-worthy presents, this Christmas gift basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets is a guaranteed winner. Festive wrapping, quick shipping and dozens of delicious treats make this one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts for friends, co-workers and family members. They’ll devour treats like key lime coolers, butter toffee peanuts, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn and rich garlic cheese from Mountain View Farms.
For home baristas: Ninja DualBrew Pro Coffee System
Ninja’s brand-new DualBrew Pro Coffee System gives the coffee lovers in your life options. They’ll hone their barista skills on a lazy Saturday morning with fresh grounds and a built-in, fold-away milk frother. On busy weekday mornings when they’re rushing to get out the door, they can pop in a coffee pod and have their coffee in seconds.
For your most precious blossom: The Bouqs Co. Showstopper Bouquet
Pink roses, rich green succulents and soft pastel green hues offer this Showstopper bouquet from The Bouqs Co. widespread appeal. It’s the perfect way to remind your favorite flower just how important they are—and it can even ship the next day. The best part? This easy-to-care-for arrangement promises to last for ages because it is meant to be planted and enjoyed for years to come.
For co-workers: Dry Erase Glass Computer Pad
Need one of the most useful and affordable gifts for coworkers? This brilliant Quartet dry-erase glass computer pad is just the ticket. They’ll easily position it above their keyboard to jot down important thoughts and notes for the day.
For homebodies: Cozy Earth Pajamas editor-tested
A set of ultra-soft Cozy Earth pajamas is sure to please—take it from our editors, who tried Cozy Earth and fell in love. Better yet, these machine-washable women’s pajamas are made from sustainable bamboo-based fibers that only get softer over time. They’ll ship to their door quickly to make it look like you didn’t wait till the last minute. Choose from a variety of modern neutral colors and sizes, and then marvel at how lucky you were to find one of the snuggliest last-minute Christmas gifts.
For the wine lover: Oster Electric Wine Opener
If they take their wine collection seriously, don’t try to figure out their exact taste or varietal preference. Instead, go straight for wine gear they’ll use every day. This bestselling Oster electric wine opener and foil cutter ships quickly and is a genius gift. Electric-powered means they don’t need Herculean grip strength to open difficult vintages. It also makes a thoughtful Secret Santa gift idea for groups of adult friends.
For campers: Collapsible Cooler Backpack
Finding the best gifts for campers can be challenging, but this Ice Mule collapsible cooler backpack is an easy choice. It makes carrying drinks, meals and important cargo in a cool environment a hands-free breeze. The waterproof, soft-sided design is a hit with all sorts of outdoors enthusiasts.
For 20-somethings: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Tell them to skip the counter-cluttering small appliances and head straight for the do-it-all little machine they really want—this adorable Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker. They can warm bread, fry eggs, cook breakfast meat and all sorts of other ideas in a single machine. It’s easy enough for anyone to use, budget-friendly and a universally-appreciated cheap Christmas gift.
For busy women: Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
This hot air brush from Revlon smooths hair while creating volume at the roots and full-bodied bends at the ends in just a single pass. It’s great for all hair types, and you’ll be giving the gift of salon-quality blowouts that she can do herself. Bonus: This last-minute Christmas gift is easy on your wallet, too! Read our Revlon One-Step review for tips and tricks on using it.
For summer treat lovers: Sterno S’mores Making Kit
It’s always the right weather to make s’mores with this fun, easy and portable Sterno s’mores making kit. It comes with everything they need to get going. Just add graham crackers, marshmallows and their favorite chocolate.
For entertainers: Bonaok Karaoke Microphone
They’ll be the life of the party with this handheld Bonaok karaoke microphone. It comes in an array of fun colors, including our favorite, rose gold. Multifunction buttons allow users to easily adjust the volume, play music and sing along to their favorite songs. While this is a fun choice for all ages, it’s a particularly good last-minute Christmas gift for hard-to-please teens.
For tailgaters: Insulated Can Cooler
Whether they’re having a soda at a sporting event or a White Claw at the beach, they’re not going to enjoy it at room temperature. This insulated Hopsulator can cooler will keep things nice and cold. It fits all 16-ounce cans and comes with an Arctic Adapter gel pack that adapts to standard 12-ounce cans.
And if they’re drinking something that doesn’t fit, no problem! They can also use it as a 16-ounce pint glass. This makes a thoughtful gift for your boyfriend at any stage of your relationship.
For outdoor enthusiasts: Yellow Leaf Signature Hammock
This lightweight but sturdy Yellow Leaf hammock is perfect for anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors. It supports up to 400 pounds and comes with a custom tote for easy storage and travel. Plus, each hammock is handwoven with more than three miles of ultra-soft, weather-safe performance yarn by artisan mothers in rural Thailand. You’ll feel good about buying this expertly crafted gift that gives back.
For tea drinkers: Cosori Electric Kettle
Tell them they’re just your cup of tea with this modern-looking Cosori electric kettle. It features a transparent body that lets them know exactly how much water is inside and a clever boiling point indicator. Its large capacity makes it one of the best gifts for tea drinkers prone to sharing. Quick Prime shipping promises it’s also one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts that’ll ship fast and free.
For tech-focused kids: GigaPets Virtual Pet
Pry them away from their beloved tablet and phone screens with this adorable, fun-to-care-for GigaPets virtual pet. It’s a nod to some of the hottest Christmas toys of yesteryear but with an upgraded, modern spin. They’ll have fun caring for their puppy and chatting about it with friends. It is also an affordable gift they won’t soon forget.
For puzzle lovers: Mind Stretchers
Whether for filling time in a waiting room or dedicating an afternoon to brain games, this collection of puzzles, crosswords, word searches and sudoku will keep anyone entertained. Stay sharp and stretch your mind with more than 170 brainteasers in Mind Stretchers—plus, you can write (and erase!) directly in the book.
For gamers: Oculus Quest 2
The video-game-obsessed will love navigating vast galaxies or exploring enchanted realms with this crystal-clear virtual reality system. The Oculus Quest 2 catches every detail thanks to 50% more pixels and 3D cinematic sound. Bonus: No PC or console is required. Just set up this system on the Oculus app and it’s ready to go. Check out these other cool tech gifts for everyone on your list.
For teens: Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera Bundle
Snap, shoot and print photos instantly with this Fujifilm Instax Mini camera. It comes with 10 film sheets, a photo album that holds 72 mini photos, a light blue camera case and 20 “Celebration” frame stickers. It’s available in an array of fun colors, so grab one for every photo-loving kid and adult on your list! You can even use this as a stocking stuffer for your teen.
For real-life smiley faces: Colgate Hum Smart Toothbrush
Choose a Colgate Hum smart toothbrush for kids or a Colgate Hum for adults and then watch their face light up. It’s an affordable, tech-forward way of helping them achieve their healthiest smiles yet and one of the most practical last-minute Christmas gifts.
For casual fashionistas: NYDJ Falling Leaves Cardigan
Available in a stunning autumn-inspired hickory tone, this cozy and lightweight NYDJ cardigan is easily one of the best sweaters for cool weather. This pointelle-stitched piece can be machine washed, and the loose fit makes it size-forgiving.
For game night hosts: Deluxe Metal Bingo Cage Set
For Fido: Bocce’s Bakery Sunday Roast Treats
Skip serving Fido dangerous table scraps and opt for pooch-perfect Bocce’s Bakery Sunday roast treats that make him feel included in the holiday fanfare. They’re one of the cheapest last-minute Christmas gifts on our list, and one pet treat that’ll certainly get the last lick.
For spa lovers: Ahava Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts
Perfect for unwinding from holiday stress, these Ahava bath salts come straight from the Dead Sea and offer a variety of natural minerals—including the much-heralded magnesium—to help restore the body. Choose from three scents (lavender, natural or eucalyptus), and if your budget allows, pair this last-minute Christmas gift with a few of these other at-home spa products.
For artists: Acrylic Paint Set
Whether you’re shopping for a beginner or a seasoned artist, this 32-color, non-toxic Chalkola paint set is sure to brighten their day. The paints are also very versatile. Use them for most art techniques and on most painting surfaces including canvas, paper, glass, clay, wood, rocks, fabric, leather and ceramics.
For your dad: UGG Men’s Scuff Slipper
He’ll have a little more spring in his step when he’s wearing these extra cozy UGG sheepskin slippers. These men’s slippers come in a whopping 14 color options, but no matter which color you choose, they’re sure to be his favorite thing under the tree.
For DIYers: DeWalt 108-piece Mechanics Tool Kit
They’ll be able to fix just about anything with this impressive DeWalt 108-piece tool kit and socket set. Everything comes neatly packaged in a sturdy carrying case, making it easy to carry from project to project. It’s one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts to really impress handy types. Upgrading tools is also a great gift for men who have everything.
For music lovers: Apple AirPods Pro
Any music lover will appreciate a set of AirPods Pro earbuds. Their sleek design, one-tap setup and high-quality performance make them a favorite of people of all ages. If they love to be hands-off, check out these other wireless headphones.
For commuters: Cargo Trunk Organizer
Whether you know a busy mom or a friend who has a lengthy commute, this adjustable trunk organizer keeps messes to a minimum. Drivers can secure it in their trunk or passenger seat, thanks to its tie-down strap system, which can hook into the trunk, around seat backs or onto backseat child safety seat anchors. It’s a car gadget they won’t be able to drive without.
For home chefs: Ninja Foodi 2-Basket Air Fryer
The foodie in your life will love this eight-quart, two-basket Ninja Foodi air fryer. With two independent cooking baskets and DualZone technology, it’s the first air fryer that allows you to cook two foods, two ways, and have them finish at the same time. Seriously, can mealtime get any easier than that? This also makes an excellent housewarming gift for anyone.
For Christmas-loving pups: Holiday Puzzle Dog Toy
If you left your dog’s gift to the last second, this puzzle dog toy is easily one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts to scoop up. It’s perfect for unexpected holiday party invitations or as a gift for forgotten neighborhood pups.
For festive types: Gingerbread Holiday Slippers
Give her the chuckle she deserves with these hilarious and cozy Tipsy Elves x Reef slippers. The lineup is offered in a variety of witty holiday designs—each shipping directly to your door (or theirs) in a jiffy. For something a little more her vibe, spruce up her shoe collection with these best women’s slippers.
For travelers: Fold ‘n Go Travel and Throw Blanket
This genius travel device may look like an ordinary throw blanket, but it’s actually a brilliant rendition of cozy origami. It folds neatly into a lumbar pillow that makes even the least comfortable airline seats a delight. Or, when you’re good and comfortable, it expands into a soft, warm blanket that’s long enough to cover kicked-up feet in first class.
For tech lovers: Sendowtek Bamboo Charging Station
Help your loved one stay organized and connected with this handy bamboo charging station. It charges up to five devices at once, including tablets, phones, AirPods and smartwatches. This genius idea is one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts for home or the office. It’s a cell phone accessory they’ll use literally every day.
For the flower lovers: Monthly Flower Subscription
Who says flowers are only acceptable in the spring and summer? Give the gift of the unexpected with a monthly flower subscription. Bloomsy Box handles shipping and delivery, so your giftee can just look forward to a box of blooms at their doorstep.
For the aspiring home chef: Gabriela Cámara Cooking MasterClass
What better gift than learning how to make homemade tortillas, salsa, tacos and more at home? Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara teaches 13 Masterclass lessons spreading across delicious, heritage-rich recipes. And your aspiring chef can get started whenever they’d like—even after they’ve made their New Year’s resolutions.
For those with a sweet tooth: Nibs and Sips: Chocolate & Coffee Tasting
Experiences are just as memorable and special as material gifts. This chocolate and coffee tasting includes a 75-minute live tasting with professional instructors. Up to two people can partake in the experience, making it perfect for date night or quality time with a friend.
For the new homeowners: Personalized Doormat
Have a friend who moved around Christmas time? A personalized doormat is a great last-minute Christmas gift that makes their new place feel a little more homey.
For the mixologist: Bartender Kit
Christmas cocktails will have the whole room feeling merry. And this bartender kit lets your giftee enjoy their present the moment they open it at the party. It comes with two stemless martini glasses, a large shaker, a liquor measurer, a stirrer and a cocktail guide. They can even match the drinks to the Christmas party theme.
For the fashionista: Multi-Gemstone Bracelet
Last-minute Christmas gifts don’t have to feel rushed. By adding this multi-gemstone bracelet to their gift, they’ll always be reminded of what a gem you think they are. It comes with a tiny amethyst, garnet, peridot, topaz and citrine for a luxe addition to their everyday bracelet stack.
With additional reporting by Bryce Gruber.