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If you’re feeling fa-la-la-frazzled about gathering gifts your family and friends, you’ve landed in the right spot. We’re sharing the best last-minute Christmas gifts for moms, dads, boyfriends, girlfriends, in-laws, and BFFs.
When you’re searching for last-minute Christmas gifts, the most important factor to consider is shipping speed. Retailers that guarantee delivery within a certain time frame are the safest bet for receiving your order in time to wrap it up and slip it in a stocking or under the tree. Look to sites like Amazon, Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom, which offer free shipping on many beauty, home, and fashion finds. (Amazon Prime members: Toggle the Prime button on the left-hand side of the site to filter through products eligible for free 2-day shipping.)
The next decision: What to get. When you’re shopping in the fashion category for guys or girls, think about pieces they’ll wear again and again, like a great sweater or a comfy-cozy pajama set. Beauty goods make amazing gifts for any woman, whether it’s a new fragrance, a hair dryer brush, or a luxurious lipstick. And as for the guys, items like massage tools, slippers, sweatpants, and portable speakers will make them smile. Home decor items also make great gifts — consider a weighted blanket, an intoxicating scent diffuser, or a statement-making coffee table book.
If you’re reading this on December 24, we have two words for you: Gift. Cards. Once relegated as a gifting faux pas, gift cards are now a thoughtful way to spread holiday cheer. Just choose an option that caters to their interests, or pay for a subscription-based gift: Coffee sippers will buzz over a bean subscription, avid shoppers will swoon for a Rent the Runway membership, and dog moms will count down the days till their next Barkbox delivery. They’ll think you toiled over the gift all December (your secret is safe with us).
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven
The chefs in your life will be oh-so pleased to receive the Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven. Girls and guys will love that they can cook dinner in the dish then take the serveware straight to the table.
Bose SoundLink Revolve
The Bose SoundLink Revolve makes an amazing last-minute Christmas gift for men. The speaker emits 360 degree sound so they don’t have to worry about optimizing its location in the room for the best sound quality. It’s also water-resistant and cordless — great for the outdoors.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
The Vitruvi Stone Diffuser is just the thing for guys and girls that would never miss their self-care Sunday routine. The sculptural ceramic piece diffuses essential oils for waves of relaxing fragrance and it sits pretty on any shelf or coffee table.
Play Elevated Backgammon Sets for Adults
With pretty navy and gray finishes, this backgammon set is for the friends who are always hankering to host game night. Amazon Prime members can get it delivered in a few days.
Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Serum Ceramide Capsules
Ceramides are an important ingredient for healthy skin: They help keep your skin barrier in tip top shape, which prevents dehydration, redness, and irritation. These Elizabeth Arden skin care capsules contain ceramides and vitamin C to help combat dullness. If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for mom, this is it.
Editor’s testing and review notes: “I love packing these capsules when I’m traveling,” says senior beauty and lifestyle commerce editor Claire Sullivan. “I don’t have to worry about my serum spilling, and I know I’m bringing the exact amount I need, so nothing goes to waste in travel-size containers.”
Malin + Goetz Essential Travel Kit
Give your skin care-loving friends this Malin + Goetz Essential Travel Kit, and they’ll get to sample six of the brand’s bestselling formulas, from a citrusy face wash to a peppermint shampoo and bergamot body wash. Unlike many mini sets, you get a full 1 oz of each product.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
Whether they love a strong cup of coffee in the morning or cap off the day with chamomile tea, the Ember Smart Mug 2 will keep their sip at just the right temperature. It connects to an app that lets you customize the temperature to the exact degree.
There’s nothing better for bookworms than a Kindle Paperwhite: The device fits their favorite 400 pager into a featherweight tablet with soft, eye-friendly lighting. Your always-on-the-go mother-in-law or novel-loving dad will use it for years.
Twelve South AirFly Pro
Frequent flyers in your life will appreciate the Twelve South AirFly Pro bluetooth transmitter. It allows you to connect your wireless headphones to in-flight entertainment, and at home, they can use it to split audio between two sets of wireless headphones.
Aria Premium 2 Qt. Retro Style Ceramic Air Fryer
Air fryers make quick work of any meal, but they aren’t always pretty to leave out on your counter. Enter the Aria Premium 2 Qt. Retro Style Ceramic Air Fryer. Its chic, simple profile blends in with their prettiest kitchen appliances.
American Cocktail Club Subscription
The budding mixologist in your group will have fun with American Cocktail Club. The subscription service delivers ingredients and instructions to create four servings of world-class sips.
Cottonblue Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have a way of lulling you to sleep and melting away anxiety. This large Cottonblue one is available in 11 solid and patterned colorways that’ll match any bedding or couch. If you’re seeking a last-minute Christmas gift for your girlfriend, she’ll love this for its soothing effects and soft feel.
Vcloo Wireless Charging Station
Declutter the nightstand with this Wireless Charging Station, which makes a great last-minute gift for parents who love their tech. It has space to power up iPhones, Apple Watches, and wireless headphones, all without the chaos of cords.
Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card
They’ll be able to take full advantage of surprise December discounts with a Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card. Moms, girlfriends, and friends can use it to order their favorites from a range of brands like Barefoot Dreams, Outdoor Voices, and Theory.
Ugg Men’s Tasman Slipper
Ugg designs the warmest, coziest shoes on the market. The suede and fur-lined Men’s Tasman Slippers will keep his toes warm indoors and out.
Barkbox Gift Card
Go with a gift card or a Barkbox delivery containing full of treats and toys — your friend who plans their social outings around their pup will be happy either way.
Sakara Life Gift Card
Give them a leg up on their New Years’ goals with a Sakara Life Gift Card. The brand delivers chef-created, highly nutritious meals and snacks straight to your door. They can choose from different meal programs if they’re craving a full reset.
Eberjey Gisele Classic Women’s Pajama Set
Good sleep is priceless, and the Eberjey Gisele Classic Women’s Pajama Set will help make moms and girlfriends achieve just that. The modal-spandex blend is ultra stretchy and feels weightless on the skin — a recipe for peaceful slumber.
Editor’s testing and review notes: “I sleep in Eberjey pajamas most nights of the week,” says Sullivan. “I’m a hot sleeper, so I love that the breathable fabric keeps me cool. And you can’t beat the softness and durability of these sets.”
Rent the Runway Membership
Give your bestie a wardrobe refresh with a Rent the Runway membership: She’ll get to wear four items a month from hundreds of designers like Tory Burch, Jonathan Simkhai, and Agolde. Fashion insiders or those wanting to give their closet some oomph for the New Year will look forward to building their next shipment.
At the Artisan’s Table
In this gorgeous book, legendary event designer and producer David Stark and designer Jane Schulak create tablescapes featuring decorative objects from the finest design museums. If your mom loves a good place setting, she’ll be in heaven while leafing through the pages.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for your girlfriend, we have you covered. Give her all the gold with a membership to Rocksbox. She can choose three pieces of jewelry at a time (from cocktail rings to statement necklaces and subtle gold hoops) with unlimited swaps throughout the month.
Sephora Collection Deluxe Brush Set
A fresh set of makeup brushes is as cathartic as a closet clean-out. This high-value Sephora Collection set gives her 10 brushes with vegan, downy soft bristles to perfect her contour, cat eye, or concealer.
Picnic at Ascot Personalized Monogrammed Laser Engraved Hardwood Board
Newlyweds and in-laws alike will make good use of this Picnic at Ascot Personalized Monogrammed Laser Engraved Hardwood Board. The board comes with four cheese knives and a ceramic bowl that will make their next charcuterie set-up a breeze to put together.
Vince Unfold Box
For fans of Vince’s understated, effortless designs, the Vince Unfold Box will supplement their wardrobe with comfy chic pieces. They can rent four pieces at a time each month, with unlimited swaps (aka, unlimited possibilities).
Carhartt Men’s Knit Cuffed Beanie
Keep his noggin warm all winter with Carhartt’s Men’s Knit Cuffed Beanie. You can choose from over 30 colorways to suit his style — if you’re unsure, this marled gray option is a nice choice.
adidas Men’s Eq21 Running Shoe
He’ll hit his stride with adidas’ Men’s Eq21 Running Shoe, which has solid padding and a mesh material for breathability while he’s clocking his next PR. The design is made with at least 50% recycled materials, so you can feel great about the purchase, too.
Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
Your friends who wax poetic about their favorite coffee blends will appreciate a Blue Bottle Coffee subscription: You can send them beans from specific regions, or an assortment of roasts from all over the globe.
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
Fashion lovers will treasure this book forever. In Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech, readers get an up-close look at the legendary designer’s work, with archival imagery and essays that span Abloh’s prolific career.
Stance Icon Crew Socks
A cotton blend and medium cushioning will make Stance Icon Crew Socks his favorite to wear. You can shop 12 colorways that’ll have him stepping into the New Year with style.
Philips Norelco Shaver 7700
Stubble doesn’t stand a chance against Philips Norelco Shaver 7700. The wet and dry electric shaver has comforting shave rings, a smart hair sensor, and a cleansing pod that will keep his complexion soft and smooth for years to come.
Dearfoams Men’s Microfiber Suede Clog
The Dearfoams Men’s Microfiber Suede Clog will be his go-to when he’s grabbing the morning paper, taking the trash out, or sitting by the fire. They feature a memory foam insole and a rubber sole for comfort and practicality.
Polo Ralph Lauren Underwear Men’s Classic Fit Woven Boxers 5 Pack
Your boyfriend will feel pulled together with these Polo Ralph Lauren boxers. The upgraded essential is something he may not splurge on for himself — all the more reason he’ll appreciate the set.
Wrangler Authentics Men’s Long Sleeve Quilted Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket with Hood
Layers go a long way during the chilliest days of the year. This Wrangler shacket has flanel lining that insulates well for lasting warmth, and it’s roomy enough to layer over long-sleeve shirts.
Billie The $10 Razor Starter Kit
This budget-friendly razor set makes a great stocking stuffer for women in your life. You can build the razor by choosing from seven handle colors from periwinkle to hot pink, and choose add-ons like a travel case. Each set comes with two five-blade replacement heads for weeks of smooth skin.
Editor’s testing and review notes: “The Billie razor is one of my favorite affordable razors — it gives me a close shave without any nicks,” says Sullivan. “I love the fun color options and the subscription service is a built-in reminder to refresh your blades.”