The gifting window is closing, so let the mass procrastinator panic commence. Will the monogrammed necklace for your sister make it in time? What about that hand-knit sweater you were eyeing for your S.O.?! When the shipping cutoff odds are no longer in your favor, it’s time to scrap plan A and jump ship to speedier plan B: last-minute Christmas gifts that will actually deliver.
They may not be the most personalized presents, but each of these easily obtained options is a solid, wrap-worthy option that’s more thoughtful than a wad of cash — from covetable gift cards to the most unique subscription surprises, dedicated charity donations, and more. Ahead, the Hail Mary gifts that are ready to deliver on saving your
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MasterClass Annual Membership
This educational streaming platform is overflowing with classes led by experts — everyone from Anna Wintour and interior design maven Kelly Wearstler to entertainers like Issa Rae and Jodie Foster. Help someone you love expand their horizons with the gift of an annual membership that gives them unlimited access. (New classes are added every month.) Bonus, MasterClass is currently offering a two-for-the-price-of-one deal, so you can snag a membership for yourself while you’re at it. And, of course, there’s no need to worry about shipping lead times.
Shop Masterclass Masterclass Masterclass Subscription, $, available at MasterClass
& Other Stories Equestrian Buckle Loafers
The uber-cool retailer has tons of chic gift options for your most discerning friends and relatives — and you get can still get delivery by December 24 if you order by December 20 with express shipping.
Shop & Other Stories & Other Stories Equestrian Buckle Loafers, $, available at & Other Stories
Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Fret not, last-minuters: Nordy’s currently got you covered. Just enter your zip code to see if your preferred gift is available for in-store pickup at your closest Nordstrom. You can also search for the green “arrives before Christmas) badge the retailer sprinkled across its site where applicable. We’re equipping our besties with these top-rated, cashmere-line touchscreen gloves this winter (so they can text us back while on the go).
Shop Nordstrom Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves, $, available at Nordstrom
Uncommon Goods Upcycled Sari Robe
Thank goodness for this kooky retailer’s
page devoted to gift guides. (You get us, Uncommon Goods.) We’re obsessed with this boho patchwork robe, upcycled from repurposed cotton saris. Plus, the retailer has a slew of Uncommon Experiences like cooking classes and crafting kits perfect for the season. And if you’ve procrastinated a little too hard this year, there’s always the gift certificate route!
Shop Uncommon Goods Uncommon Goods Gift Certificate, $, available at Uncommon Goods
Sakara Life Signature Blend
It’s no secret that Sakara Life and its nourishing plant-based meals are an investment. Fortunately, they’re a worthy investment. To kick their year off right, order your loved one a meal program filled with healthy, life-changing nutrition.
Shop Sakara Life Sakara Life Signature Blend, $, available at Sakara Life
Levain Bakery Holiday Assortment
It also never hurts to take the decadent ooey-gooey route with Levain Bakery’s mouthwatering treats. The holiday assortment includes four festive Dark Chocolate Peppermint cookies, one Chocolate Chip Walnut, one Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, one Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, and one Oatmeal Raisin. Levain offers two-day ground shipping (required for shipments outside of the northeastern US) — plus, if you’re in the right place you can do same-day delivery with apps like
Shop Levain Bakery Levain Bakery Holiday Assortment, $, available at Levain Bakery
Kule The Sexy Tote
Order by December 19, and your giftee will enjoy this sexy tote bag by Christmas, no problem (same goes for Kule’s entire equally-sexy site).
Shop Kule Kule The Sexy Tote, $, available at Kule
ChopSabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks
TGFP (thank goodness for Prime). If you’re really looking for a physical last-minute present, click on over to
Amazon’s stocked holiday gifting page and keep your eyes peeled for any inventory marked with a handy-dandy “arrives before Christmas” badge. This quick-shipping, kooky set of bright-pink lightsaber chop sticks instantly caught our eyes.
Shop Amazon ChopSabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks, $, available at Amazon
Le Moné Le Berry Pack
Give them the gift of luxe apéritifs that’s packed with complex flavors and ideal for sipping all afternoon or evening long. Enjoy it on the rocks or as a mixed cocktail — either way, it’s bound to be a delicious cap to your day.
Shop Le Moné Le Mone Le Berry Pack, $, available at Le Mone
Bala Bangles Limited Edition Ombre Weights
You can cough up for overnight shipping (a small price to pay for the procrastinator’s lifestyle) or simply saunter to your nearest Free People to pick up a covetable gift like these limited-edition wrist weights from culty, design-forward equipment imprint Bala.
Shop Free People Bala Bangles Monochrome 2 Lb. Weights, $, available at Free People
Blue Footed-Booby Virtual Adoption
Through the World Wildlife Federation, you can “adopt” an endangered animal like the
tres chic blue-footed booby — funds will go toward the agency’s ongoing conversation efforts, and you can opt for a digital certificate that confirms your everlasting bond with this mighty creature.
Shop WWF WWF Blue-Footed Booby Symbolic Adoption, $, available at WWF
The Sill 3-in-1 Moisture Meter
If your giftee is more interested in being green, may we suggest not a plant baby but a plant baby accessory? This nifty gadget will let them know when their plant needs water, light, or new soil altogether. Place your order by December 18 for delivery by December 24. A
digital gift card is also a safe option for the plant-loving folks in your life.
Shop The Sill The Sill 3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter, $, available at The Sill
Airbnb Gift Card
Go beyond the material this holiday season and bestow an experience upon a wanderlust-lover in your life with Airbnb’s email-delivered gift cards.
Shop Airbnb Airbnb Gift Card, $, available at Airbnb
ResortPass The Daycation Experience
Or, if your loved one is less about adventures and more about amenities, a ResortPass gift card is the way to go. For as little as $25, this brand provides access to luxury hotel experiences, such as the pool, spa, fitness center, and more — no overnight stay required.
Shop ResortPass ResortPass The Daycation Experience, $, available at ResortPass
Fuego Box Small Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription
Food52 has a whole
collection page of subscriptions aimed to please your foodie friends. We specifically love this seasonal hot sauce option because who doesn’t appreciate spicy surprises sent straight to your door?
Shop Food52 Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription, $, available at Food52
Disney+ 1-Year Subscription Gift
epic streaming platform boasts enough content to entertain your recipient for months, from nostalgic trips like DuckTales and The Simpsons to the white-hot, of-the-moment shows. With the winter not letting up anytime soon, a gift subscription to the platform is sure to please — and lucky for any procrastinators, its arrival is instantaneous.
Shop Disney+ Disney Disney+ 1-Year Subscription Gift Card, $, available at Disney+
Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandal
Cozy slippers that can handle a walk to the garbage can or a run to the store make exceptional presents. (And, lucky you, these are available for curbside pickup at your local Urban Outfitters depending on availability.)
Shop Urban Outfitters Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Sandal, $, available at Urban Outfitters
KITTYOUTH Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings 18K Gold
A classic pair of hoops will never go out of style. Help your giftee invest in a timeless staple (that ships in two to three business days complements of Amazon Prime).
Shop Amazon KITTYOUTH Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings 18K Gold, $, available at Amazon
Our Place Gift Card
It’s no secret that we’re big Our Place fans over here and likely your giftee is too. Let them pick out their favorite product to spice up their kitchen. At checkout, you can even schedule the time the recipient will receive the gift card in their inbox.
Shop Our Place Our Place Gift Card, $, available at Our Place
Vuori Studio Flare
This pair of flares is an under-the-radar customer fave — in its reviews, Vuori customers advise would-be buyers to “believe the hype” and compare wearing the pants to “living in a silky river.” (Okay!) Although the site doesn’t offer curbside pick up, order as late as December 21 9 a.m. EST for December 24 arrival.
Shop Vuori Vuori Studio Flare, $, available at Vuori
AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case
Despite what anyone might say, everyone wants a pair of AirPods. Probably because of the 24 hours of listening time, automatic connection, and Siri capabilities.
B&H Photo currently offers free expedited shipping on orders over $49, so you’ll receive your gift in one to two days. You can also order any in‑stock Apple items by 5:00 p.m. on December 22 for delivery by December 24 or snag in-store pickup. Win-win.
Shop B&H Photo Apple AirPods Pro, $, available at B&H Photo
Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip
Whether it’s a chic and comfy layer,
a hold-everything micro-bag, or a workout accessory that deserves to stay on display, we know there will be plenty of gift-worthy options at Lululemon. If you’re having a hard time deciding, it’s okay — you can place your order online for pickup at your local store within two hours.
Shop Lululemon Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie, $, available at Lululemon
Everlane The Italian Leather Day Glove
Everlane’s Italian leather flat is currently ranking as a reader favorite, and it is selling like hotcakes. May we also recommend it for your gifting needs? The retailer is lending a helping hand, place your order by 9 p.m. PST December 20 to receive it in time with express shipping (free on orders $250+).
Shop Everlane Everlane The Italian Leather Day Glove, $, available at Everlane
Drizly Local Alcohol Delivery
Drizly partners with local beer, wine, and liquor sellers to deliver booze locally — depending on the retailer’s capacity, some items can be delivered within the hour. You’ll want to check the site to see what is available in your recipient’s zip code at the 11th hour, but with partnerships in 31 states and 1500+ cities, we bet you’ll find something quaffable for your giftee.
Drizly Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky, $, available at Drizly
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3
Even the most plant-challenged of your friends should be able to manage the ease of a Click and Grow herb garden kit. Even better, it ships ASAP when you buy from Amazon.
Shop Amazon Click & Grow The Salad Lovers Kit, $, available at Click & Grow
Lord Jones The Best Sellers Gift Box
Give the gift of the finest in CBD with this gift set from Lord Jones, which includes a trio of their best-sellers: CBD gumdrops, body lotion, and royal oil. Place your order before December 22 for overnight shipping to arrive before Christmas.
Lord Jones The Best Sellers Gift Box, $, available at Lord Jones
-PAID- Lucky for the “Last-Minute Lucys” among us, a donation is the type of gift that feels meaningful from the moment you hit “send.” So this year, in lieu of 11th-hour department store shopping, consider donating to Save the Children and offer relief to kids across the globe living through poverty, pandemic, conflict, and natural disaster. According
Save The Children Donation
to the site, as little as $50 can provide enough food to keep 3 or more children from going hungry for a full month — so pay what you can, and know that, however small, your contribution is meaningful.
KiwiCo Gift Subscription
KiwiCo makes a host of top-rated, learning-based toys for children of all ages, which can be purchased via subscription or individually. Give the kid in your life (or just someone who is young at heart) the gift of a three-month subscription to toys that focus on everything from design to science to geography.
KiwiCo Gift Subscription (Three Months), $, available at kiwico
Bouqs Floral Arrangement
For severe procrastinators, Bouqs will deliver one of their vibrant, beautifully curated arrangements all the way up to December 24. (They won’t ALL be available, but something special will be.) Or gift a
flower subscription that will deliver fresh blooms to your lucky giftee each month. The Bouqs Co Believe, $, available at The Bouqs Co
Warby Parker Gift Card
Whether they wear a prescription lens, contacts, or just never leave the house sans sunnies, an e-card to Warby Parker will be well received.
Warby Parker Gift Card, $, available at Warby Parker
Gorjana Bespoke Signet Ring
This California brand’s delicate jewels make for precious gifts — and there are so many goods ones to choose from that you may find yourself deliberating over pieces like an engravable signet ring or a chain-inspired stacker for far too long. That’s OK, because you have until Dec. 21 to opt for two-day shipping and Dec. 22 with overnight shipping to ensure that any baubles arrive in time to be unwrapped on Christmas morning.
Gorjana Signet Ring, $, available at Gorjana
Rellery Flower Necklaces By Birth Month
This whimsical pendant necklace is the type of crowd-pleasing bauble that we’re always on the hunt for. Thanks to its delicate and
personalized design, it will jive with a variety of styles. If you’d like to browse the other sweet giftables in Rellery’s chic inventory, you have until December 20 with express shipping to make the call. Rellery Bold Cherry Blossom Necklace – March Flower, $, available at Rellery
Verishop Cashmere Blend Crewneck Sweater
The multi-brand fashion, beauty, and home retailer has got us procrastinators covered — customers have until Dec. 22 to order gifts that will be delivered by Dec. 24. (Some exclusions apply, so be sure to double-check shipping windows in your cart.) Even better, Verishop is offering 20% off select fashion, home, and beauty (on orders over $50) with code
MERRY21. Bridge & Burn Owen Ribbed Cashmere Blend Pullover, $, available at Verishop
Freshly 1-Month Subscription
Open up a loved one’s eyes to the world of healthy online food delivery with a one-month subscription to Freshly. All you have to do is cover their first batch of meals and the rest is up to them. No shipping and no last-minute present stress required.
Freshly Give Freshly, $, available at Freshly
Amazon Magazine Subscription
Personal story: since the pandemic-imposed indoor lifestyle commenced earlier this year, I find myself actually
finishing full issues of The New Yorker, instead of reading one article a week while falling asleep and letting stacks of unread issues pile up. Magazines are a great way to help pass the long quarantine hours, and Amazon offers tons of subscriptions to titles across all interests. Not only is it an instantaneous present — it’s a gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Shop Amazon Conde Nast “The New Yorker” Annual Subscription, $, available at Amazon
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Vest
A toasty layer from Uniqlo makes for an unbeatable gift. You have until December 16 to decide which cozy layer is going under the tree this year.
Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Vest, $, available at Uniqlo
Brooklinen Classic Sheet Bundle
“The internet’s favorite sheets” can also be “the gift that will earn you serious accolades this year,” but today is your last day to order them in time for Christmas Eve delivery. Luckily, you can get 15% off anything on Brooklinen’s site, today only — including the brand’s amazing-priced bundles, which include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, four pillowcases, and one duvet cover.
Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Bundle, $, available at Brooklinen
Anthropologie Square Monogram Necklace
This square pendant necklace is the type of crowd-pleasing bauble that we’re always on the hunt for: thanks to a delicate and personalized design, it will jive with a variety of styles. If you’d like to browse the other sweet giftables in Anthro’s magpie-chic inventory, you have until Dec. 18 to make the call.
Serefina Monogram Square Pendant Necklace, $, available at Anthropologie
Madewell Gift Card
Does Madewell’s endless assortment of cozy and highly giftable inventory paralyze you with wish-list indecision? Yeah, us too. For a store that’s so fun to browse, a gift card is the equivalent of a
Pretty Woman-style shopping spree, so reserve this for someone who will really enjoy combing through the brand’s inventory and deciding for herself what to nab. You also have until Dec. 19 to order any physical gift in time for Christmas delivery. Madewell Gift Card, starting at, $, available at Madewell
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Cross that final, hard-to-shop-for person off your list by gifting them a lug sole combat boot with ’90s-grunge styling. (It’s a surefire hit.)
Vince Camuto Melnita Chain-Detail Bootie, $, available at Vince Camuto
Spafinder Gift Card
Give the card of access to a host of top-notch spas around the world offering treatments across the self-card spectrum, from facials to massage and more.
Spafinder Gift Card, starting at, $, available at Spafinder
Away Bliss Set
The luggage retailer is absorbing the cost of expedited shipping until the last possible second — Dec. 18, to be precise. We love their luxury-packed bliss set for any friends that are experiencing wanderlust in 2020.
Away Bliss Set, $, available at Away
Haus Pomegranate Rosemary
Give them the gift of luxe Apéritifs; packed with complex flavors, ideal for sipping all afternoon or evening long. Enjoy it on the rocks, or as a mixed cocktail — either way, it’s bound to be a delicious cap to your day. You can pair your gift with an
added membership. And although guaranteed Christmas delivery has passed, if you’re ordering to LA, San Francisco, or surrounding areas, you can check to see if local same-day or next-day delivery is an option here. Haus Pomegranate Rosemary, $, available at Haus
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