18 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts the Whole Family Is Sure to Love
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You did it again. Despite promising yourself that you would do your holiday shopping earlier this year, time slipped away from you, and you’ve found yourself present-less just three days away from Christmas. Not to fret: There’s still time to get your loved ones something nice by the big day! We’ve rounded up the final shipping and store pickup dates from stores from all your favorite retailers, plus a slew of last minute Christmas gift ideas to help ease your worry. Happy holidays, indeed!
Holiday Shipping Deadlines
While many holiday shipping dates have come and gone by now, there’s a few retailers out there that still have your back.
Amazon: Amazon Prime members will not only get free one-day delivery for many orders placed by Dec. 23 at 9:30 a.m. local time, they’ll have access to package pick-up at local Amazon hubs.
Barnes and Noble: If you’ve got a book lover on your list, you’re in luck: Orders placed at Barnes and Noble by 11:59 a.m. EST on Dec. 23 are eligible for expedited shipping. You can also order by the same time on Dec. 24 for in-store pickup.
Kohl’s: From now through 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Kohl‘s shoppers can pick-up their orders just two hours after placing them when shopping through this link.
Nordstrom: Order from Nordstrom by Dec. 23 at noon EST to get next-day delivery or next-day in-store pickup (certain items will be ineligible).
Macy’s: Same-day delivery (order by 10 a.m. local time on Dec. 24) and in-store pickup is still available (order by 3 p.m. local time on Dec. 24) for many items at Macy’s.
Target: Target is offering same-day delivery in select areas through Dec. 24. Enter your zip code here to see if your city participates. You can also order items online for in-store pickup through Dec. 24 by closing time (check your local Target’s hours).
Walmart: A large selection of items is available to be picked up that same day at Walmart.
Yankee Candle: Yankee Candle orders placed by Dec. 23 at 1 p.m EST will arrive by Christmas Eve.
Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts
Whether you’re shopping for that special someone or your favorite niece or nephew, we’ve got plenty of last-minute inspiration to ensure smiles all around. Ready to finish your checklist? Keep scrolling for FIRST’s picks for the best last-minute Christmas gifts the whole family will enjoy.
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Brilliance Fine Jewelry Crystal 18K Gold Heart Pendant
Where to buy: $78, Walmart
Show her just how much you care this Christmas with this gorgeous heart-shaped pendant. It features 18K gold over sterling silver and is studded with rows of clear crystal, making for a dazzling neck display, and comes on an 18-inch chain with a spring ring closure. This pendant will arrive in a convenient gift box to boot.
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Essie Target Exclusive Holiday Collection Mini Kit
Where to buy: $12.99, Target
Four best-selling exclusive shades (Blanc, Gadget Free, Berry Naughty, and Penny Talk) are included in this mini kit of Essie nail polish, which comes dressed up in a chic plaid-printed box. The two metallic shades lend some added holiday cheer, while two matte shades have quick-drying staying power.
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Barbie 2019 Holiday Doll
Where to buy: $46.98, Walmart
For three decades or more, Mattel releases a themed doll just in time for Christmas, and this year is no exception. 2019’s version is as glamorous as they come, with a candy cane gown, a dramatic asymmetrical bow shoulder, dangly earrings, and blonde finger waves, making for one very special gift your favorite little girl will treasure for years to come.
Yankee Candle Holiday Shimmer Shade Set
Where to buy: $22.50, Yankee Candle
The holiday spirit is aptly captured in this gorgeous shimmer shade set from Yankee Candle, which comes with a small classic jar candle in sparkling cinnamon (a real cinnamon scent with a hint of clove) and a glistening candle shade for ambience.
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Charter Club Pure Cashmere Shirttail Sweater
Where to buy: $59.99 (Originally $169), Macy’s
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When it comes to gifts for women, you can’t go wrong with a luxurious cashmere sweater. This one has an elegant boat neckline and comes in 12 gorgeous colors (click “see all colors” next to the swatches to shop the full selection). Our commerce editor loves these sweaters, noting that they’re super soft — not itchy — with a value that’s far higher than their current less than $50 price tag.
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Koolaburra by UGG Classic Short Boots
Where to buy: $69.99 (Originally $79.99), Kohl’s
Make sure her tootsies are nice and toasty this winter with these classic short boots from Koolaburra by UGG. They’re lined with a warm shearling and faux lining blend and have a padded footbed for maximum comfort, and boast a luxe suede outer to boot. Choose from neutral chestnut or black.
Godiva 19-Piece Gold Ballotin Assortment
Where to buy: $30, Barnes & Noble
Everyone loves chocolate, and they’ll get plenty of it in this fancy ballotin assortment. Chock-full of milk, dark, and white pieces filled with ganache, pralinés, caramel, fruits, and nuts, this 19-piece set practically screams “decadence.” As an added bonus, it comes ready-to-gift in a gold box with a matching bow.
Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track Set
Where to buy: $64.99 (Originally $89), Walmart
As the biggest boosted Hot Wheels set ever, this track course is sure to impress any young man: It’s more than 5 feet wide and features high-speed boosters that will allow multiple cars to race at once. Parents will also love it, since it can be connected to other sets, but won’t make a mess, easily folding up for storage after playtime is done. This 50-car gift pack ($49.99, Walmart) makes for a nice addition.
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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Where to buy: From $99.99 (Originally $129.99), Amazon
The perfect gift for book lovers, this waterproof Kindle Paperwhite E-reader has a no-glare screen and a built-in adjustable light, making it easy to read at any time of day (or night) — even in bright sunlight. Best of all, it boasts weeks of battery life on a single charge, so your favorite bibliophiles will rarely have to put their page-turners down. Choose from an 8 gigabyte (GB) or 32 GB storage and options that come with or without special offers (ads).
Tero Design Holdings Wine Twirls Wine Chillers
Where to buy: $19.95, Barnes & Noble
Your gift recipient will never have to drink another warm glass of white vino again thanks to this four-piece set of wine chillers. Simply pop these food-safe resin rocks into the fridge or freezer to cool, then add them into any drink for up to 45 minutes of chilling power. They won’t affect wine’s scent or flavor and will look extra pretty resting at the bottom of a glass.
Le Labo Classic Fragrance Discovery Set
Where to buy: $89, Nordstrom
The special someone in your life deserves only the best, and that’s exactly what they’ll be getting with this fragrance discovery set from Le Labo. Packed with 17 different unisex scents that are based on “soulful” ingredients (think neroli, ylang, and santal), there’s bound to be one — or several! — that suit their fancy.
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition
Where to buy: $99.99 (Originally $159.99), Kohl’s
Help your giftee keep those fitness goals in the new year with this best-selling Fitbit Versa. This health tracker, which is waterproof up to 50 meters, will record its user's steps, distance, calories burned, as well as hourly activity. Like a smart watch, it can also connect to your mobile device for text, call, and calendar notifications. Customers will also earn $20 in Kohl's cash to use from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.
Blueberry Pet Christmas Sweater
Where to buy: $12.99, Amazon
You love them like family, so why not gift your pup with an adorable Christmas sweater from Blueberry Pet? It's made of a cozy acrylic blend and has a festive reindeer pattern that will look great in all your holiday photos. This turtleneck is also machine washable.
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AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test
Where to buy: $59.00 (Originally $99), Amazon
For a one-of-a-kind gift that will be remembered for years to come, opt for this DNA ancestry testing kit. Uncovering user's ethnic mixes across 165 regions worldwide, this kit will help your gift recipient discover the people and places that made them who they are. Ancestry analyzes DNA and provides a personalized report on ethnicity as well as information on newly discovered relatives, making it a great family gift, with results delivered in six to eight weeks.
UGG All-Weather Tech Gloves
Where to buy: $95, Nordstrom
Give the gift of warmth with these men’s natural leather gloves from UGG. With a cozy Sherpa lining and an elastic fabric cuff for a better fit, these hand warmers are as cozy as they come. Better yet, they’re conductive, so your giftee can use them with his smart device without having to take them off. Genius!
Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker
Where to buy: From $84.99, Kohl's
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Likely at the top of many of your loved ones Christmas lists, you can make dreams come true by placing the Instant Pot, the magical multi-cooker that's a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer all in one, under your loved one's Christmas tree for an easy and delicious home-cooked meal. It's got three preset cooking times, three sauté temperatures, and three slow cook temperatures.
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L'Occitane Luxury Skincare Set
Where to buy: $58, Amazon
For an indulgent last-minute gift, you can never go wrong with the gift of hydration, and nobody knows how to soothe dry, winter skin quite like the masters at L'Occitane. Featuring its staple shea butter hand cream, this set of eight travel minis also comes with award-winning skincare favorites, such as its Immortelle essential water and almond milk concentrate, making this the ultimate skincare holiday treat.
Juiceman Power Plus Juicer
Breville Compact Juice Fountain
Where to buy: $99.95, Amazon
Something along the lines of “eat healthier” seems to be on everyone's list of New Year’s resolutions, and there's no better way to start than juicing. With its extra-large three-inch feed tube and heavy-grade stainless-steel cutting disc, this Breville power juicer is just what anyone with a “new year, healthier me” goal will need. It will strain juices fruits and vegetables fast, making it super quick and easy to stick to a nutritious eating routine.