You swore you wouldn’t let it happen this year, but somehow, it’s already December and you’ve procrastinated hard on your Christmas shopping. Now, the gift-giving season is upon us and you have nothing to, well, give.
Before you start panicking, let us shower you with some good news: In 2019, it’s easier than ever to find last-minute gift ideas that don’t look like you grabbed them from the 50% off pile at your local drugstore.
Enter the blessed internet, which allows all of us to put off last-minute gift shopping IRL because, you know, it’s sweatpants and couch time, and who really wants to fight the crowds to buy for your Christmas list?
From gorgeous candles you’ll want to buy in bulk to a moisturizing kit that provides a perfect winter glow, all of these last-minute Christmas gifts are available online right now — and will make it look like you put hours of thought into what to give to your nearest and dearest.
With a resin chain strap and embossed crocodile print, this forest green statement bag is surprisingly versatile — it’s the perfect size for a weekend brunch date or a night on the town. And ASOS totally has our back on this procrastination thing: Just enter your recipient’s zip code and they’ll tell you the absolute latest you can place your order and still get it to her in time. (They just get us, you know?)
A candle is a functional decor piece and a great gift idea, because who doesn’t want their home to smell nice? (No, seriously, who?) This seasonal Jonathan Adler candle blends all the best holiday scents — pine, evergreen, winter berries, cinnamon, clove — and looks festive, too. The best part: Sign into Shopbop with your Amazon account and use Prime to get free two-day shipping on your order.
The perfect gift for everyone from your mother-in-law to your work wife, this BoxFox gift box collection will help her stay festive over the holidays. Included in the box are Sugarfina champagne-bear candies, a golden wine opener and a Voluspa candle scented with goji berry and tarocco orange. No wrapping necessary — just add a free gift message and have it shipped (for free!) to her door.
As anyone who travels frequently knows, one major annoyance is trying to cram all of your beauty products into your carry-on. This refillable kit has everything your jet-setter will need to decant their full-size products into TSA-compliant bottles, plus a fun shiny pouch to stash everything in. This is the perfect stocking stuffer to order for those who still remain on your Christmas list. (Our tip: Join The Friend Zone, ban.do’s rewards program (it’s free to sign up!), and get complimentary shipping through Dec. 18.)
These superstar huggie hoops not only look cool and go with everything, they’re also super affordable at just $26. (Don’t they look way more expensive than that?) Revolve offers the option to choose free two-day shipping, so this gift will arrive in plenty of time unless you’ve, like, really procrastinated on your holiday shopping.
This moisturizing kit from L’Occitane, which includes the cult favorites Shea Butter Hand Cream and Ultra-Rich Shea Butter Body Cream, is a no-brainer wintertime present and last-minute gift. Two time-saving mechanisms at work here: The packaging is so pretty you could get away without wrapping it, and if you have a Sephora Flash subscription ($15 per year), you get guaranteed free two-day shipping on all orders.
Maybe you have a burgeoning gardener on your list who doesn’t have the space, dirt plots or enough sunlight to grow fresh herbs. This indoor garden, complete with a built-in LED light, can grow plants and herbs up to five times faster than outdoor soil. Also quick and easy? Macy’s free shipping on qualifying orders like this one — especially when it’s delivered directly to your recipient.
Is there anything more luxurious than snuggling up in an oversized chunky blanket? We think not. This cocoon of comfort from Anthropologie adds a cozy touch to the room even when it’s not in use. During the holiday season, Nordstrom guarantees free shipping and delivery by Christmas Eve, plus you can pay $2 for a DIY gift boxing kit or $5 for them to do it all for you — from removing tags to wrapping it up to slipping in the gift receipt. (For items this big and bulky, we think five bucks is a steal.)
Face rollers have been trending for good reason: They can naturally lift, firm and tone skin, resulting in increased circulation and a glowier complexion. This affordable skincare set includes two serums (one for brightening, one for anti-aging) plus a facial massager for a spa-quality treatment right at home. Target’s Same Day Delivery program is just as handy for last-minute gifts as it is for groceries — just make sure your local store participates, as it’s not available everywhere.
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