We’re getting down to the wire here! It is officially last minute Christmas gift season. I know how stressful Christmas shopping can become at this time of year – this gift guide is here to help you pick out some amazing gifts that no one will know you got at the last minute.
These last minute Christmas gifts will help you check everyone off of your list so that you can feel good about the gifts you have for everyone.
These are 25 of the best last minute Christmas gifts. They’re organized with Amazon items for gifts 1 through 13, Target items for gifts 14 through 20, and in person shopping ideas for gifts 21 through 25 (just in case you don’t have time left for shipping).
Amazon has many quick ship options which is why it’s first and has the most gift ideas, but I thought that including some from Target that you could go pick up and some ideas for local shops is important too. Because I’ve been there! And sometimes even Amazon isn’t going to be fast enough.
This post is all about the best last minute Christmas gifts. Let’s get into it!
Last minute Christmas gifts from Amazon
1. Essential Oil Diffuser
Everyone loves when their home smells delicious, and having an essential oil diffuser helps with that so much. You can even get this little set of essential oils to help them start their collection.
2. WaySoft Slippers
These look exactly like Ugg slippers (and feel exactly like them) and they are half the price! What a win. I actually have been eyeing these for myself, and I know so many people who love to wear these around the house.
It’s always nice to get a new pair of slippers (and replace those ratty ones you’ve had for years – yuck!). That’s why these make for such a great gift. When in doubt, size up. It’s perfectly acceptable to have slippers that are slightly too big, but too small is just a bummer.
3. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard
This book is written by Tieghan Gerard, better known as @halfbakedharvest on Instagram. She has so many delicious recipes that are easy to make. Her recipes are my saving grace when I want something delicious but don’t want to have to wait a long time or think about it too hard. Anyone who has to get dinner on the table every night will be able to appreciate this cookbook.
4. Point and Shoot Film Camera
This is a gift that is perfect for the creative person in your life. Point and shoot film cameras are so trendy lately for taking vintage looking photos. I just bought one for myself and I have been having so much fun with it. You can even get them film that they can put in the camera and start using it right away.
5. Tortoise Apple Watch Band
If they have an Apple watch, chances are they would love a new watchband. Especially if they wear it everyday, it can be really fun to swap out the band for something different. I actually wished for a watchband that looks just like this on my Christmas list this year!
6. Matcha kit
The gift that keeps on giving. Yum! If they love getting Starbucks matcha lattes, this is perfect for them. It’s a matcha kit so they can try making their own matcha lattes at home. I have this and love it!
Get them matcha powder to go with, so they have everything they need to have a delish matcha latte right away! I love this Encha matcha latte grade powder – it is so yummy and smooth.
7. Fuzzy blanket
This super fuzzy blanket has amazing reviews and it comes in so many different colors. If you’re stumped on what to get, a blanket is a great place to start! You can add it to a gift basket or gift it on its own.
8. While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
Gifting a light read is literally the best. I just finished reading this and it was such a fun and easy read. It’s basically like a romantic comedy movie, but in a book. I had so much fun reading this! Basically anything by Jasmine Guillory is going to be amazing.
9. Glass tumbler cup with straw and lid
Welcome to hydration station. Okay, that was corny but I seriously love having a cup with a straw to drink out of. I use it every single day and I swear I drink twice as much water as most people. It’s all because of the straw! Whether they’ll use it for coffee or water, it’s so nice to have one of these to bring around the house.
10. BAGGU Reusable Shopping Bags
These are a super useful gift. They come in so many fun designs and colors and they hold up really well over time. You can even use these to wrap your gifts if you want to make the wrapping paper sustainable and part of the gift!
11. Son of a Southern Chef – Cook With Soul by Lazarus Lynch
If they love southern food, they will fall in love with this book. With recipes that are exploding with delicious flavor and bright, fun colors jumping across the pages, this cook book is a winner. It’s a joy to flip through and will be sure to have your new favorite recipe.
12. Elf Skincare Gift Set
I absolutely love Elf skincare products and they are so affordable which is amazing. Because skincare can get expensive, quick. I have loved every Elf skincare product that I’ve used. They’ve been so nourishing and hydrating for my dry, sensitive skin. This gift set would be so nice to gift to anyone who would love a little bit of new skincare in their life.
13. Nest Candle
Treat someone you love with this fancy candle – they will adore it!
Last minute Christmas gifts from Target
14. Striped Mixing Bowl
It’s so fun to have a big mixing bowl like this to make cookies and other yummy things in. I like the red stripes because it’s festive, but it also comes in a few other colors as well.
15. Satya + Sage Goddess Candle
This candle is from a Black owned business at Target, and you really can’t go wrong with a candle like this. It smells delicious with hints of rose, citrus, and vanilla. So good.
16. Charcuterie board
There’s nothing quite like a multifunctional cutting board and charcuterie board. This one is such a pretty shape and it’s nice and simple so you can use it for any occasion.
17. Cheese knives
Having pretty cheese knives is one of those luxuries in life that many people don’t treat themselves to, but trust me! They will love these. It’s a great gift.
18. Striped Pitcher
I have been eyeing pitchers like this for months now and this one is the first I’ve seen that’s actually a reasonable price. It looks like the stripes are hand painted on, which is so cute. It’s from Justina Blakeney’s line at Target, and she knows what’s good!
19. Floral Tablecloth
Having a beautiful tablecloth like this on hand is so nice, and this one is easy to clean up because it’s made for inside and outside. I love the pretty floral pattern on this, and the blue color is so dreamy.
20. Gingerbread Mug
So. Cute. This little gingerbread mug is adorable and it’s so inexpensive. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or to go with a larger item! I love it so much. Its little rosy cheeks are just the cutest.
Last minute Christmas gift ideas from local small businesses where you can shop in person
21. A set of hand lotions
This is a great gift to receive because you can never have enough hand lotion in the wintertime. I love giving this as a gift because I know that it is actually useful and it’s something that you might not buy in multiples for yourself.
22. A scented candle
Yummy smells make the holiday season so much brighter, and gifting a scented candle is an easy way to make someone’s home feel homey and wonderful.
23. A handmade mug
Handmade ceramics are so beautiful. Gifting a handmade mug is such a simple way to show that you care and it’s something that they will love using!
24. A cute notebook
This one is a little bit less typical, but it equally fun to give and receive. I use little notebooks every day to help keep track of tasks and to do’s, so this is a great thing to have on hand.
25. A box of fancy chocolates
When in doubt, you can always count on a fancy box of chocolates! Gifting someone a treat they they can enjoy right away is always a safe choice, especially for a last minute gift. I love going to a local business to pick out assorted chocolates.
This post was all about the best last minute Christmas gifts.
I hope this helped you find the last minute Christmas gifts that you needed! Wishing you and yours a holiday season filled with joy and love.
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