31 Last-Minute Gifts To Help You Finish Your Holiday Shopping – Forbes

31 Last-Minute Gifts To Help You Finish Your Holiday Shopping – Forbes

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Christmas is less than a week away and the time to shop for gifts is dwindling. Luckily, several retailers are clued in to the last-minute gifts sitch and make it easy for shoppers, offering same- or next-day curbside pickup or expedited shipping. Keep in mind that for the latter, the convenience often requires an extra fee or special codes for gifts to arrive before Christmas. Also, while some items may be advertised as arriving before Christmas, it may only apply to specific sizes or colors.

With multitasking between work and other day-to-day obligations, it can be tough to find the perfect present for everyone on your list before it’s too late—even without holiday parties and other festivities that typically pack your calendar in December. But here, we’ve done the work for you. Whether you’re seeking presents for ladies, gents, kids or coworkers, here are our top picks for best last-minute gifts that will bring joy to everyone on your holiday shopping list.


38 Last-Minute Gifts From Amazon For All The Late Shoppers Out There


Nicola Fumo
Forbes Staff

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Best Last-Minute Gifts for Women

Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Plush Fleece Robe with Hood

This full-length hooded robe with a tie closure will keep her warm no matter how cold it gets. It’s soft and plush and it comes in more than a dozen colors, most of which arrive before Christmas (but double check before you buy).

Madewell Recycled Faux Fur Quilted Scuff Slipper (Women)

These faux fur slippers from Madewell are super soft and cozy and they’re made from recycled materials. Plus, they’re easy to slip on and off as she moves around the house.

Moncler Fulmarus Quilted Down Puffer Coat with Removable Genuine Fox Fur Trim

This warm and stylish mid-length chevron puffer from Moncler is made from water-resistant lacquered nylon, with a genuine fox fur trim on the hood, a two-way front zipper and a slim, flattering cut.

Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Drape Front Cardigan

This soft, 100% cashmere cardigan is the perfect piece for layering on top of a crewneck worn with jeans or leggings. No doubt, she’ll pull it out of her wardrobe time and again.

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Everlane The Belgian-Waffle Wool Beanie

You can’t beat a solid winter hat, and this Belgian-Waffle Wool Beanie from Everlane is super soft, keeps you warm and comes in a handful of flattering colors. It’s made from extra-fine merino wool, with an adjustable cuff brim.

MICHELE Deco Sport Watch

Coveted Michele watches come in dozens of designs, many with mega bling. This one is a bit more refined, with an elegant, Art Deco-inspired face and gold band for some sparkle. 

Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream

Lather on the la Mer this winter—it works magic on extra-dry skin for deep moisturizing without a greasy feel. Sizes range from a half-ounce to 3.4 ounces, though note that not all will arrive in time for Christmas.

Best Last-Minute Gifts for Men

Canada Goose Emory Slim Fit Genuine Coyote Fur Trim Parka

You can’t beat the warmth of a Canada Goose parka, and if you’re a guy who hates bulky winter coats this is the one for you, as it’s cut slim. It hits at the thigh, with 625-fill goose down inside and a water-repellant finish.

Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover

Swapping out your fleece for a sweater (you know, to actually get dressed) can feel like a drag. Patagonia gets it, and created this pullover for the purpose of looking a little more polished without sacrificing coziness.

AllSaints Ribbed Fingerless Gloves

Forget those touchscreen gloves that work only half the time and opt for these cool fingerless ones from AllSaints. They’re well priced, made from a blend of wool and acrylic, with a tiny leather patch on front to sport the brand.

Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses, Gold/Green Polarized, 58 mm

Polarized glasses are the way to go if glare drives you mad, whether you’re on the beach or outdoors on a bright snowy day. Classic Ray-Ban Aviators are lightweight and comfortable to wear, come in a slew color of options for lenses and will never go out of style. They get an average 4.5 stars from nearly 3,500 Amazon customers.

Best Last-Minute Gifts for Anyone

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Essential Oven, 3 1/2-Qt.

With months of hearty winter fare on the horizon, now is time to buy a colorful Le Creuset enameled cast-iron sauteuse or give one as a gift. It’s a piece that belongs in every kitchen for making everything from beef bourguignon to cassoulet.

UrbanStems Subscription — Seasonal Bouquet

UrbanStems offers a subscription service for its floral bouquets to be sent weekly, biweekly, or monthly to your lucky recipient for anywhere from three to 12 deliveries, meaning your last minute gift will last and last.

Homemade Gin-Making Kit

Giving someone a DYI kit for the holidays is like two gifts in one: a present to enjoy and an activity to brighten days when it gets dark early. This one turns you into a mixologist to stir up your own gin cocktails for hours of boozy entertainment.

MasterClass Annual Membership

There’s no better gift than the gift of knowledge—especially when learning is fun. Give someone a subscription to MasterClass and let them dig into their favorite hobby or life passion, learning from the likes of Timberland, Margret Atwood, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jane Goodall and dozens of other notable lecturers.

Infinity Decanter

This hand-painted, mouth-blown glass decanter is a statement piece in any modern home bar, with its eye-catching Art Deco black-and-white design and gold details.

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board

For cheese, charcuterie, cookies and more, this hand cut slate board is a handsome serving platter. It also doubles as a trivet for hot plates and gets bonus points for being dishwasher safe.

Jacques Torres World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies – 6 Pack

These aren’t your average run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookies. They’re from Jacques Torres, made with the world renowned chocolatier’s 60% dark chocolate baking disks. If buying these for a gift, we strongly suggest ordering some for yourself too.

Best Last-Minute Gifts for Kids and Teens

LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, New 2020

It seems like a decade ago at this point, but it was only last year that NASA celebrated its 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon—and this LEGO set commemorates the event. It’s expert level, designed for kids ages 16 and up.

K’NEX Architecture: London Eye Ferris Wheel

For kids who can spend an entire afternoon building things (when screen time is limited, of course), this replica model of the London Eye from K’Nex will keep them busy for hours. It’s motorized, so they’ll get satisfaction from their efforts when it’s finished. Just add two batteries and watch it turn.

Wireless Express Rainbow Bling Bluetooth Boombox

A boom box with bling—plus a microphone for singing along? Your preteen will be thrilled to unwrap this gift. The wireless Bluetooth music machine has LED stereo speakers and is recommended for ages 6 and up.

“Colors so bright…going to be a hit!” says an enthusiastic reviewer who gave it five stars. “Exactly like described! Going to make my daughter super happy Christmas morning!!”

SunnyLife Lucite 4 In A Row

This lucite and rainbow-hued game board makes for a fun and visually appealing twist on the classic Connect Four game.

Akola Build-Your-Own-Bracelet Set

This bracelet-making set is handcrafted in Uganda, with hand-rolled Karatasi paper beads and raffia tassels. Akola invests 100% of its profits to support women in the community and families in poverty, so it’s a gift you can feel extra good about buying, too.

Best Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

Mario Badescu Facial Spray Herbs/Rosewater and Cucumber/Green Tea

These facial sprays by Mario Badescu provide a hydrating mist that cools, tightens and refreshes the skin any time you need a pick-me-up.

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm

This beeswax-based lip balm makes an excellent stocking stuffer, especially going into chapped lip season. You can throw the whole 4-pack in one stocking or divvy it up amongst your family and friends.

BrüMate Liquor Canteen Flask

This colorful flask is priced right at $25, perfect to take on the trail or whip out for a round of hot toddies. It’s made from stainless steel and coated in durable silicone.

Le Labo Santal 33 Shower Gel – Set of 4.3 Ounce Bottles

This gift set of Le Labo’s coveted Santal 33 shower gel is the perfect stocking stuffer for four friends or family members. Considering the cost of a full-size bottle, 4.3 ounces for roughly $20 each is a pretty good deal.

S’well Layered Vacuum-Insulated Water Bottle, 9oz

This mini S’well bottle is handy to throw in a tote for hydrating or caffinating on the go. It keeps cold bevvies chill for up to 24 hours and coffee—or a hot toddy—piping hot for up to 12 hours.

Sony SRS-XB12 Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Tiny but mighty, this Sony mini Bluetooth speaker delivers excellent sound for under $35. Nearly 9,000 Amazon customers give in an average 4.6 stars, and it comes in five colors. It also weighs less than a pound, so it’s useful for tunes while traveling.

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, Fieldmaster Pocket Knife, Red

It’s always handy to have a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife in your arsenal of gadgets. This model has more than 15 tools, and in terms of performance, it’s hard to argue with an average 4.9 rating from nearly 5,000 Amazon customers.

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Published at Sat, 19 Dec 2020 15:53:06 +0000

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