This Online Store Has a Secret Section That’s Surprisingly Great for Last-Minute Gift Ideas

published Nov 9, 2021
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We’re officially less than 50 days from Christmas and less than half of that from Hanukkah. The holiday shopping frenzy is well underway. There’s good reason to get on board now, too: With an influx of online orders and shipping delays, waiting any longer to shop online could be considered cutting it a little too close.

As you peruse, there’s one place you may not have thought to check for gifts, but definitely should: Lowe’s. That’s right—your favorite home improvement store has a section on their site called “The Gift Zone,” and it’s a one-stop virtual shop for all things presents.

Typically, you stop by your local Lowe’s store or order from their site for home projects, gardening equipment, or a Christmas tree around the holidays. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that this retailer’s secret section is a great place to score some unexpected items, from kids’ riding toys and play kitchen sets to gym equipment and lots of other present-worthy things.

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According to a study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Punchbowl, 60 percent of Americans struggle to find the perfect gift, especially during the holidays. That’s exactly why The Gift Zone is so cool. There are over a thousand items all gathered in one place to make shopping even easier for you, searchable through category, price point, or even brand. If you still need convincing, hundreds of these gifts either come with free delivery directly to your home or can be shipped to your nearest store for free curbside pick-up.

You can shop great gifts like a bamboo cutting board set for fancy charcuterie boards, a portable record player for nostalgia lovers, or a popcorn maker for the ultimate binge-watcher. Another great thing about The Gift Zone at Lowe’s is many of the items they offer are currently in stock in stores, which means no delayed arrival times. While you still can (and should) check out Apartment Therapy’s 2021 Gift Edit for some cool editor-approved gifts this year, you might want to add Lowe’s to your list of places to look, too.