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12 last-minute Christmas gifts that will ship in time for the holidays

Shopping on a tight deadline? Check out these Christmas gifts that can be ordered now in time for the holidays.

Published Dec 07, 2023
4 min. reading time
a selection of gifts including socks, card game, Kiehl's men skincare set, a brown throw and Stanley cup

Christmas Day is fast approaching, but if you haven't purchased your gifts yet, don't worry, we're here to help.

We’ve rounded up the best last-minute Christmas gifts that are both thoughtful and high quality, and you can order now in time for December 25th.

Keep scrolling through to find the perfect holiday gift for your loved one.

Read more: The ultimate holiday gift guide of 2023

Smart Shoppers’ favorite Christmas gifts

Mejuri Single Pearl Hoop Charm in gold
Mejuri Single Pearl Hoop Charm
$48 at Mejuri
model wearing Chelsea Peers Christmas Tree Print Top and Pants Pajama Set in white
Chelsea Peers Christmas Tree Print Top and Pants Pajama Set
$84 at ASOS
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L in grey sage
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
$38 at Lululemon
The Big One Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw in different shades of brown
The Big One Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw
$11.99 at Kohl’s

Top last-minute gifts for her

There’s nothing that says “I love you” more than a pair of gorgeous pearls, and this pick from Mejuri does just that.

Simple yet timeless, this pair of hoop earrings will make a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.

So, if you want to make her day on Christmas, order this gorg pick now and you’ll receive it before the big day.

Featuring an elasticized waistband and a festive tree print, this cotton and spandex pj set is the perfect gift for her to relax around the house or binge-watch her favorite movies and TV shows.

Looking to snap up this luxe gift in time for Christmas? Place an order by December 20th with Express Delivery or December 19th with Standard Shipping.

Treat her this Christmas with a best-selling belt bag from Lululemon.

The on-the-go bag is functional and versatile, with an interior and exterior pocket to store valuables and essentials, water-repellent fabric to protect belongings and an adjustable strap for a custom fit.

Order it by December 20 for Standard Delivery to get it by December 24.

The Big One Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw in different shades of brown
Photo: Kohl’s

You can't beat waking up on Christmas morning while snuggled under an extra cozy blanket. 

So, this holiday season, gift a lucky recipient this oversized ultra-soft throw.

Available in multiple designs and colors, order it by December 17th so they can get warm underneath it this holiday season.

Favorite gifts for him

Does his skincare routine need an upgrade? This starter kit just might be the perfect fit.

With a refreshing face wash, moisturizer and exfoliating body scrub bar, this set will give him the gift of glowing, healthy skin.

Snap up this set before December 18 so he can start using this set ASAP!

Nike Apex Reversible Bucket Hat in light brown
Photo: Nike

Nike Apex Reversible Bucket Hat

You save $8.03 (23.62%)

Bucket hats are here to stay, and this cool Nike pick is definitely one he should add to his collection.

Made from sustainable materials with a reversible design, this fleece pick is just the right blend of comfort, functionality and style.

Need it now? Place your order today and you’ll receive it by December 19.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Bluetooth Speakers in black
Photo: Target

Give him the ultimate gift of music to his ears with the Wonderboom portable speakers.

Featuring 360-degree sound for bigger and crisper audio, a waterproof and dustproof exterior and an impressive 14 hours of playtime, this mini speaker packs a powerful punch.

Is this pick perfect for him? Check out your order today and you'll get it by December 15.

There is much more to Stanley cups than coffee and tea. It keeps pints of beer fresh and cool as well!

With a stainless steel body, flip-up lid, handle and a powerful thermos, this classic bottle keeps drinks cold for up to eight hours.

The best part? It has a built-in bottler opener!

Place your order by December 12 to guarantee delivery for Christmas.

Best stocking stuffers

Now this super-cute vintage mug deserves a spot under a Christmas tree.

With a handpainted glaze and cute illustration, this ceramic mug can be personalized with the recipient's initial without waiting for long delivery times.

Choose Standard Shiping and order by 11:59pm on December 19 to have your gift arrive on the 22nd, or 9am on December 21 if using Express delivery.

LANEIGE Heavenly Hydration Set with mini creams, moisturizer and lip mask
Photo: Sephora

Shopping for a skincare enthusiast? This is the beauty set to buy!

With this super hydrating set, you'll find a mini cream skin, deluxe minis of water bank cream moisturizer, and a best-selling berry sleeping lip mask.

Convinced? Order by 6am on December 19 and it’ll arrive in time for your lucky recipient.

Spread holiday cheer with this naughty or nice card game.

These are the rules: Each player fills out a card prompt and puts it into a bowl, and then the task is to guess who wrote what. The more correct guesses, the more points you get!

If you think your Christmas day needs some extra fun, order this game now to receive it by December 12.

There is nothing better than a pair of fluffy socks on Christmas morning, and this pair is no different.

With whimsy cheer and holiday spirit, this two-pack of boot socks is perfect to cozy up and stay warm all day long.

Available in a range of colors and designs, order this pack now to have it arrive before December 23.

What are the best last-minute Christmas gifts?

Still not sure what to get for Christmas this year? Here are three of the best Christmas gifts we found.

Happy (last-minute) Christmas shopping!

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Prices updated on 12/13/2023. We are not responsible for any changes to the prices mentioned above.

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Lauren Pascal

A self-proclaimed ‘obsessed TikTok user,’ Lauren Pascal uses her knowledge to help readers shop for trendy new products. Lauren is also an experienced travel writer and recently wrote informative pieces for travellers during the pandemic.