Join AT’s Live Shopping Series, Shop Talk, for Exclusive Discounts on Some of Our Favorite Last-Minute Gifts
I’ve written before about how gift giving is my love language. It’s not about the stuff itself, of course, but the feeling of being able to anticipate just the thing that someone needs or didn’t realize they wanted. Or finding the gift that makes them feel seen, understood, and listened to.
That means last-minute gifts are my nightmare. I never want someone to feel forgotten, or like I didn’t care enough to find the perfect thing. But they also inevitably happen — like this year when I realized that Hanukkah started the Sunday after Thanksgiving, or when I unexpectedly get a gift and want to reciprocate.
The solution, I’ve found, is to have some reliable standby categories that work at the last minute. Subscriptions, food deliveries, and good-old Prime shipping all fit the bill. I combed through Apartment Therapy’s Gift Edit (plus some of my personal standbys) to find last-minute gifts that feel perfectly thoughtful. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ll be talking about on Apartment Therapy’s new Shop Talk series. You can tune in on Instagram and TikTok at 12pm ET on Wednesday to hear more about my last-minute picks. If you missed the live show, you can still watch the Instagram video here.