19 last-minute Christmas gifts that will arrive by Christmas day and still feel thoughtful

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If you happen to be a chronic procrastinator who is now scrambling to find the best Christmas gifts for all your loved ones, don’t dismay just yet. While Christmas is just a few days away, there are still plenty of thoughtful gift ideas that will arrive on time.

Gift cards always make for great last-minute gifts since they can be purchased at any time and delivered to your recipient’s inbox immediately. However, you may also want to consider signing up for a service like Amazon Prime if you don’t have it already so you can take advantage of two-day shipping options. We’ve rounded up a wide range of last-minute gift ideas sure to please everyone on your list – all of which can be delivered in time for Christmas.

Here are the best last-minute Christmas gifts: 

An Amazon gift card

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Amazon gift card, from $25

For the person that feels impossible to shop for, an Amazon gift card gives them nearly endless options to peruse on their own time. From high-end kitchen items and stylish clothing options to the latest tech must-haves, it can all be conveniently found in one place on Amazon. Plus, they can even shop small businesses and handmade products.

Gift cards are available starting from $25 and you can have them delivered immediately via text or email with a personalized gift message.  

A grill for indoor use


Bella Smokeless Electric Grill from Amazon for $49.99

The Bella Smokeless Electric Grill will come in handy for grill masters who don’t want to stand out in the cold this winter. Thanks to an electric heating element, it warms up fast and, as the name suggests, is smokeless. However, you’ll still get those classic grill lines, and, maybe best of all, it’s super easy to clean up after. 

Choose the fastest delivery option to get this item by December 24.

A gift card for wine lovers

Wine.com digital Gift Card

Wine.com gift card, from $25

Whether your giftee is a wine aficionado or just enjoys an occasional glass, a gift card for Wine.com is sure to please. They feature the world’s largest online wine selection and orders can be delivered directly to your doorstep or picked up at nearby local stores. Amounts range from $25 to $500. 

A gift card for an iconic meal

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Goldbelly gift card, from $25

Foodies will certainly appreciate a gift card redeemable for top-notch cuisine. Goldbelly lets you send food gifts from iconic restaurants around the country. Options include biscuits from a famed shop in Savannah, classic bagels from New York, and more. Read more about how Goldbelly works here.

An ice cream sampler

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“Ice Cream My Love For You” Collection by Harry & David, $69.99

Say I love you in a sweet way — like with a tasty premium ice cream assortment. Flavors in the sampler include Mint Cookie Crunch Ice Cream with Fudge Swirls, Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks, and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. This item is available for fast, two-day shipping.

A Disney streaming subscription

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Buy a Disney Plus gift subscription, $69.99

For the Disney fan in your life, there’s perhaps no better gift than a year of Disney Plus. Whether they want to sing along to “Hamilton,” indulge in some nostalgia and watch old Disney Channel original movies, or catch up on “The Mandalorian,” they’ll find it all on Disney Plus. They can access thousands of titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Here’s everything to know about the streaming platform. 

Festive mini cupcakes

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Classic Merry Christmas Gift Box and Card from Baked by Melissa, $45

These bite-size delights come in festive flavors like Caramel Hot Cocoa and Snowcap. Plus, the cute box and included holiday card add to the overall presentation. Order today and pay $15 shipping for the cupcakes to arrive by December 24, or opt for expedited shipping at $25 and receive within two days.

A subscription for freshly roasted whole bean, single-origin coffees


Driftaway Coffee Subscription, 3-Months, from $44

For the person in your life who’s on their third cup of the day by mid-morning, a subscription to Brooklyn startup’s beans makes for a thoughtful and personal last-minute gift. Driftaway sends freshly roasted, single-origin coffees from around the world right to their doorstep. You can choose from whole bean, ground, cold brew bags, or a mystery kit.

A gift card to add a little greenery

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An employee working at The Sill in New York City before the pandemic.

The Sill gift card, from $25

Know someone with a green thumb? Brighten up their home this season with a gift card that allows them to pick out plants delivered to their door. The Sill offers a wide range of options from easy-to-care-for succulents to decorative orchids in chic pots to large fiddle leaf figs.

If you prefer to send them an actual plant in lieu of a gift card, it won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but you can opt to add an instant gift message that will be sent via email letting them know their plant is on the way.

A candle that smells like a favorite place

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Homesick Candle from Uncommon Goods, $34

Bring back the aroma of a favorite place with a candle that smells of a specific state. For example, Florida has notes of citrus, bergamot, and vanilla, while Michigan will send sweet scents of baked apples, puff pastry, cypress, cinnamon, and nutmeg wafting through the air. Opt for two-day shipping at check-out to get it by Christmas.

A subscription for bookworms

Book of the Month subscription

Book of the Month, Three Months, $49.99

For the bibliophile on your list, give them the gift of surprising and engaging reads with a subscription to Book of the Month. It’s been in existence since 1926 and gets extra points  for being credited with the discovery of famous titles like “Gone with the Wind.” A team of experts curate new releases, hot topics, debut authors, and more and send them to the subscriber’s home.

Their favorite spirit delivered


Drizly, from $8.99

Gift them a favorite bottle of wine, a premium alcohol, or even a pack of White Claws. Drizly offers same-day delivery and is available in most major cities and areas nationwide. You can sort by price range or look through suggested gift options by type of recipient to find the best option.

A handy portable battery pack

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Elecjet PowerPie, available at Amazon, $49

Give friends and loved ones the ability to always be connected and charged up, even on-the-go. A portable battery pack will certainly come in handy on their next work trip, or even just for keeping in their purse to have at the ready. We even ranked this the best battery pack you can buy because of its capacity, charging speed, and affordability.

Order today and choose the fastest delivery option to receive by December 24.

A gift card for easy, healthy meals

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Daily Harvest gift card, from $50

Daily Harvest is a newer meal delivery startup that makes healthy fast food. And when we say fast, we mean meals that take as little as 30 seconds to prepare. As an added bonus, meals are under $10 each, and designed by a chef and nutritionist team so they’re both tasty and nutritious. You can read more about Daily Harvest here

A subscription for freshly delivered flowers

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The Bouqs Co. flower subscription, from $36 per shipment

Up your gift-giving game this holiday season by giving not just one bouquet, but recurring blooms sent to their home on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months. Choose from fresh stems from farmers’ markets, classic rose arrangements, and more. 

A new set of mixing bowls

Oxo Good Grips Bowls

OXO Good Grips Mixing Set, $27.99, available at Amazon

For your favorite home chef, a set of dishwasher-safe mixing bowls is a must-have item. With non-skid bottoms, rubber grip handles, and pouring spots, these colorful bowls are great for whipping up meals. Opt for fastest delivery at check-out to receive by December 24.

A gift card for endless tunes

Spotify Gift Card

Send a gift card or subscription to SpotifyAmazon Music Unlimited, or Apple Music

Who doesn’t love rocking out at home, listening to motivational jams at the gym, cranking tunes in the car, or having some backup for shower karaoke? Whether they already have a go-to music streaming service or are just getting started, a free month of on-demand music makes for a thoughtful last-minute option.

A subscription for anyone who loves their pooch


BarkBox subscription, starting at $35

Dog parents will love a BarkBox subscription to receive treats and toys for their four-legged family members. To give it as a gift, quickly enter the name of their pup and its general size (small, medium, or large), and select options of one-, three-, six-, or 12-month subscriptions. You can send a box to their house or purchase a digital gift card to be delivered via email right away.

A speaker to get them started on a smart home

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Amazon Echo Dot, available at Best Buy $29.99

The new Echo Dot is an ideal last-minute gift that feels high-end but is actually relatively affordable. Recipients will love talking to Alexa and playing games, music, or getting basic questions answered. In many areas, this item is available from Best Buy for same-day or one-day delivery. Or, you can opt to curbside pick-up if your local store has it. 

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