16 Last-Minute Gifts That You Can Get to Them Right Now

published Dec 20, 2021
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Christmas is this week, but it’s not too late to finish checking off the last few names on your holiday shopping list. We’re more digitally driven than ever, which makes it incredibly convenient to nab great gifts that can be delivered in minutes. From noteworthy subscription boxes to innovative virtual classes to versatile gift cards, there are so many thoughtful and creative ways to give a little something special this holiday season. You might have waited until the final hours, but you’re not down for the count yet! 

These picks for last-minute gifts cover everything from home goods to self-care and beyond to fit a wide range of personalities and interests. So take a look at this lineup of fantastic gifts, and send some holiday cheer to those you love.

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Know someone who might appreciate an edible present? Sugarwish takes the guesswork out of what to buy, offering gift boxes where the recipient chooses what they want in six specific categories: candy, cookies, popcorn, snacks, coffee and tea, and even dog treats — or let your giftee select from the whole suite of offerings with the Sweet Treats Select box. Boxes range from Mini to X-Large.

Buy: Sweet Treats Select, $22–$77

Uncommon Goods is a go-to for quirky and eccentric home, fashion, and lifestyle items. But with so many out-of-the-ordinary options available, it can be hard to pick the perfect item to gift. Do you go with the Rainbow Fringe Mirror? The unconventional Hidden Agenda Daily Planner? What about the Cocktail Herb Garden Grow Kit? Take the guesswork out of it with a gift card! (In addition to home goods and other tangible items, Uncommon Goods sells virtual Uncommon Experiences, such as DIY crafts, date night activities, mixology courses, and cooking classes.

For your friends and family who love DIY projects, The Crafter’s Box is the way to go. With a gift subscription, the recipient can choose which boxes they’d like to receive. Crafts vary from frame weaving and hand-stitched applique to fabric weaving and strohsterne. There are also virtual workshops, such as fabric stenciling, hand-dipped candles, and quilting.

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Breo Box is a fantastic pick for the technologically savvy people on your list. It’s a quarterly subscription box that showcases unique finds in tech, home goods, and lifestyle gadgets. Each box contains 5–8 hand-picked products, and gift subscriptions range from one box (as a teaser) to four to last the entire year! Past boxes have included items such as the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker, Tushy Travel Bidet, and the CleverMade Quick Fill Air Chair.

Book of the Month turns 100 in less than five years, and with age comes even more popularity. Every month, the avid reader on your list will be able to pick a new hardcover from a selection of five new titles. A huge part of the club’s appeal is its historically excellent book recommendations. More often than not, all five picks end up receiving critical acclaim and top bestseller lists for weeks, so you know the suggestions are solid.

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Multitasky is one of our new favorite places to shop for fun ideas for the home and office. It’s great for those who like a little fabulousness with function, with recent bestsellers like the Multi-Angle Extendable Phone Holder, Clampy Bendy Lamp, and Drift Bottle Mini Floating Humidifier. While any pick from Multitasky would make a stylish gift, give your loved one the freedom to choose by sending them a gift card.

Buy: Multitasky Gift Card, $10–$100

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Don’t underestimate the thoughtfulness of a delicious meal. For the people on your list who tend to bite off more than they can chew, the gift of a food subscription gives them a much-needed break from one of life’s daily responsibilities. Your gift will stock their fridge with nutritious, chef-prepared meals that are ready to eat in minutes — that means less time spent shopping, prepping, and cooking and more time relaxing. Freshly’s menu even caters to a variety of dietary needs, whether gluten free, peanut free, plant based, and so much more.

Buy: Freshly Gift Subscription, $54.15–$119.87

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West Elm is beloved for stylish furniture and home decor. It’s also a one-stop-shop for everything from bedding to gardening tools. A West Elm gift card covers all that ground and more, giving a bit of a luxury shopping experience to the recipient.

Buy: West Elm Gift Card, $25–$500

Sparkle Hustle Grow is the subscription box for those looking to make a mark in the world! Each month, a box comes filled with tools to empower and uplift, like office supplies, a trendy personal development book, and even virtual classes. Subscribers are also connected to an exclusive community of like-minded “hustlers” to support them on their entrepreneurship journey.

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We all know at least one person who loves relaxing more than anything, and a Brooklinen gift card can help them live it up. Brooklinen’s cozy and stylish bedding has earned major points with the editors at AT, who adore their Luxe Duvet Cover, flannel sheets, and percale sheets. Pamper your loved ones this holiday season with some bedroom upgrades of their choosing.

Buy: Brooklinen Gift Card, $50–$500

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Give the gift of self-care with FACETORY, and the brand’s popular face masks and skincare products will be delivered to your loved one’s front door. FACETORY has a variety of K-beauty subscription boxes to gift, but it doesn’t get better than their quarterly Lux PLUS Subscription, which includes sheet masks and 5–6 full-size skincare products. Gift one box or enough for the full year.

Yamazaki Home is known for small-space-friendly, sleek, and modern home goods that elevate a space through style and functionality. From magnetic organizers to face mask dispensers, they’ve got a little something for and everyone. Their collections are great for those who love sophisticated neutrals and forward-thinking organizational tools that can do multiple things at once. Even better, everything is wonderfully affordable, so a gift card goes a long way.

Buy: Yamazaki Home Gift Card, $25–$200

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When we smell good, we feel good, and Scentbird knows how much fun fragrance discovery can be. A Scentbird subscription eases the headache of selecting perfume and cologne by sending hand-selected fragrance picks straight to your door in sample sizes. That way, your giftee can try before they buy.

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Give the gift of a getaway with an Airbnb gift card (yes, Airbnb has gift cards now!). The card never expires and applies to an Airbnb stay or experience — both digital and real-life adventures. We could all use some time away, so why not give a gift card tailored for travel?

Buy: Airbnb Gift Card, $50–$500

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If you’re shopping for someone who has niche interests or simply loves to learn, you can’t go wrong with a MasterClass membership. We loved Kelly Wearstler’s interior design course, but you can also try Ron Finley’s gardening class, Gordon Ramsey’s beginning cooking course, Steph Curry’s basketball fundamentals, and Margaret Atwood’s creative writing course. There’s a MasterClass for pretty much everything, and right now you can get two annual all-access memberships for the price of one. Bonus points if you and your loved one choose a course to take together.

Buy: MasterClass Plus Subscription, $20/month (originally $40/month)

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If you really don’t know what to get for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list, an Amazon gift card is the way to go. Sure, it’s not the most personal gift out there, but the fact that it’s pretty much foolproof more than makes up for that. After all, they can get anything on Amazon, so you’re essentially buying them exactly what they want. Plus, Amazon gives you the option to customize your e-gift card with your own photo or a short video message, which makes it feel a lot more special.

Buy: Amazon eGift Card, starts at $25