Save time shopping with these thoughtful last-minute Christmas gift ideas for friends, family, hostesses, and more.


We know that it can be hard to plan ahead for everything that might come up during the crazy-busy holiday season. And even if you put up Christmas decorations early and checked your list twice, there’s bound to be at least one last-minute gift-giving need. Enter, our best picks for last-minute gifts! This list of presents are ones that your loved ones, neighbors, office mates, hosts, secret Santas, and friends will love to receive.

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For the Travler: Audible Subscription

Audiobooks are one of our go-to ways to stay up on the best recent books and to make the most of long travel days. With a monthly subscription, you can share unlimited access to the best books of 2020 and past years, no matter what sort of stories your recipient is into. Share a few recommendations (maybe Fleishman is in Trouble or Mrs. Everything!) or let Audible make some suggestions based on interests.

Buy It: Audible Subscription ($15 per month, Audible)

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For Meal-Preppers: Stasher Bags

Gift the gift of a well-organized fridge with stand up bags. Made of high-quality silicone and available in a range of colors, this is a meal-preppers dream come true. The bags are easy to clean and super durable, so this is a gift that will give all 2020 long. (P.S. They make a range of other sizes, so pick an assortment to share!)

Buy It: Reusable Silicone Bag ($20, Stasher)

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For Kids: Slumberkins Snugglers

Plush lovies that help reinforce emotional bonds between kids and their care providers? We’re in! You'll love the designs of these cute stuffed animals (think Alpacas, Unicorns, Foxes, and Narwhals) but it's the corresponding stories that help share important messages like family bonding, gratitude, and authenticity that make them truly special. With backgrounds in education and family therapy, the founders have created a super soft toy that goes so far beyond just playtime.

Buy It: Alpaca Snuggler ($44, Slumberkins)

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For the Weeknight Rush: HelloFresh Meal Delivery

Share the gift of a restaurant-quality meal without the need for reservations or waiting for a table with a subscription to the HelloFresh meal delivery service. Each meal (hello, Cherry Balsamic Pork and Lemon Basil Shrimp Skewers) comes prepped and ready to cook, complete with step-by-step recipes and tips for meal-making success. It’s a fun way to guarantee a delicious date night in, any night of the week. We love this as a way to share a memorable experience and a night off from the bustle of the season.

Buy It: Meal Plan (from $60, HelloFresh)

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For the Home Cook: 'Modern Comfort Food' by Ina Garten

We love any excuse to indulge in comfort food and this cookbook makes it easy with Instagram-worthy dishes that we actually pull off in real life. And we are quite sure this book will help keep us merry and bright with plenty of excuses for family dinners long after the holiday fuss fades away.

Buy It: Modern Comfort Food ($35, Barefoot Contessa)

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For the Podcast-Lover: Apple Airpods

Ditch the cords and share this gift of easy listening with more than 24 hours of fully charged listening time or 18 hours of talk time. The wireless earbuds come in a charging case, are Bluetooth enabled, and make a nice upgrade from wired headphones. The best part? Even if your recipient already has a pair, they’ll be psyched to stash an extra set in their desk drawer or purse to make sure they never have to go without their favorite podcast or tunes.

Buy It: AirPods with Charging Case ($159, Apple)

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For Self Care: Beauty by Earth Bath Bomb Gift Set

Give a gift of relaxation, even at the last minute, with this set of six natural bath bombs. Packaged in a pretty gift box, this set of bath bombs includes essential oils designed to relax muscles, relieve joint pain, boost immunity, detox skin, unwind for bed, and more. Each bath bomb is made with shea butter for maximum moisturization.

Buy It: Bath Bomb Gift Set ($35, Beauty by Earth)

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For Relaxation: French Girl Rose Sea Soak

With four salt varieties in the mix and a heady combination of peppermint, French lavender, and rosemary, this soak will soften skin and relax minds…even during the busiest of days. It’s a perfect gift to share with a friend who deserves a little R&R but might need a little push to take time for self-care. We particularly love how pretty the pink salts will look displayed on a bathroom shelf.

Buy It: Rose Sea Soak ($22, French Girl)

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For the Eco-Conscious: Bees Wrap 3 Pack

Help keep her food fresh and chicly wrapped in our favorite reusable (and zero waste!) food storage wraps. These are a perfect last-minute stocking stuffer or Secret Santa—or even for the hostess who has everything. We love the original honeycomb design and how easy these wraps are to use again and again to pack up sandwiches, leftovers, and more. This is a one-size-fits-all kitchen gift for anyone on your list.

Buy It: Set of 3 Wraps ($24, Bee's Wraps)

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For Yogis: Yoga Glo Subscription

Whether for a yoga newbie or an advanced meditation practitioner, this subscription will help finetune a practice, right at home. Members can choose classes based on favorite yoga styles, areas of the body to work, or suitability for a time of day—in yoga, pilates, conditioning, or meditation. With some of the best teachers in the business, each member gains unlimited access to hundreds of classes each month.

Buy It: Yoga Subscription ($18 per month, Glo)

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For the Beauty Buff: Glossybox Subscription

Give a gift that she’ll get to enjoy all year long with one of our favorite beauty subscription boxes. Each month, the sweet pink Glossybox will arrive at her door with five handpicked beauty products—ideal for the beauty buff or a loved one who’s totally overwhelmed by choosing her own. Each box is worth more than $60, but cost less than half that—and you can pick the subscription length that works for you, whether one month, six months, or 12 months. Previous boxes have included nail polish, sea salt sprays, eye gel, scalp detox, blotting powder, primer, and skin firming lotion from some of the best brands in the industry.

Buy It: Beauty Box (from $18 per month, Glossybox)

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For the Minimalist: Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle

Whether she loves pour-over coffee or mug after mug of steaming tea, an electric kettle is a useful gift that’s always perfect to give in winter. It boils water quietly in minutes, anywhere you want to plug it in. We love the sleek design for those farmhouse chic styles. This is a thoughtful last-minute gift to share with a package of coffee or tea.

Buy It: Gooseneck Water Kettle ($50, Bodum)

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For On The Go: Contigo Couture Stainless-Steel Water Bottle

Make drinking her recommended eight cups of water a day so much easier—and more attractive!—with this 20-oz. water bottle. The vacuum-insulated design means that the bottle is leak-proof when the lid is closed. It’s BPA-free, stainless steel, and has a convenient soft-touch carrying loop to make it easy to take favorite drinks on the go.

Buy It: Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 20 oz. ($21, Contigo)


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