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13 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Still Get in Time for the Holidays

Two-day shipping, for the win.

December 19, 2019
Photo by James Ransom

If you feel like Thanksgiving was only a few days ago, you’re not alone. The holidays seem to have snuck up on me this year, which means I’m a little late to the game on ordering gifts.

Thankfully, Amazon Prime two-day shipping is in action through December 22, which means I still have time to get something for everyone on my list. Double thankfully, Amazon has basically everything. From small-yet-thoughtful gifts (like hot honey for my condiment-loving brother) to significant items (like my favorite tent and a super-soft pajama set), I’ve rounded up the best gifts you can order last minute and still receive by the holidays.

No one will ever know you left your shopping until crunch time.


13 Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

1. Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

$10.19

Remembering to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store is way less of a drag when they’re super cute, like this one with a colorful lox, dill, and eggs pattern (there’s also one with chocolate chip cookies!). These sustainable, eco-friendly bags are made of machine-washable ripstop nylon, can hold up to 30 pounds, and fold up easily into a tiny sack.

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2. The New Yorker Cartoons Day-to-Day Calendar

$14.39

One witty, sharp cartoon for each day of the year is the gift that keeps on giving). The New Yorker has been home to a preeminent cartoon section for nearly a century, so each tear-off page is bound to draw a laugh.

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3. Mike's Hot Honey

$8.48

This pure honey infused with chili peppers can go on literally anything for a sweet, spicy kick. A drizzle of this stuff brings the perfect amount of heat. If you want to become totally hooked, try a few drops on something cheesy, like pizza—there's no going back.

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4. Atahana Jade Roller & Gua Sha

$16.95

Facial rollers have long been used to tighten and smooth skin, and nowadays it seems like they are everywhere (notably, Instagram). I'm not a scientist, so I can't confirm or deny results, but at the very least, facial rolling is a relaxing massage ritual that feels great.

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5. Urpower Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

$21.99

This essential oil diffuser will immerse a room in the pleasant aroma of your choice by creating a continual mist for a set period of time. In addition to its soothing effect, it doubles as a humidifier, hydrating the space. Plus, this one offers seven LED light colors to match the ambiance.

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6. Wine Simple by Aldo Sohm

$22.88

The debut book from the award-winning sommelier of Le Bernardin in New York City, Wine Simple is just as suitable for the novice as it is for the oenophile. It’s full of colorful, user-friendly infographics and smart, detailed language that explains everything from how to taste and buy bottles to how to pair wine with food.

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7. Niubee Acrylic Picture Frames 5-Pack

$41.99

These clear, acrylic picture frames are minimalist and simple, so they let the photos speak for themselves. Designed for displaying memories with no frills or distractions, they blend into any style home. You could even add in a few photos of you and the person you’re giving the frames to for a nice personal touch.

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8. Coleman 4-Person Sundome Tent

$43.73

I know it’s hard to imagine in December, but summer outdoor adventures are just around the corner. This is the perfect entry-level tent for aspiring warm-weather campers because it’s spacious, easy to set up, and will keep you dry in case of rain.

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9. YnM Weighted Blanket

$64.90

By stimulating the feeling of being held or hugged, weighted blankets help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. The YnM 2.0 has seven layers of Oeko-Tex-certified fabric, which means the materials are breathable and safe.

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10. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Speaker

$69.99

This small, round speaker is louder than it looks. Waterproof and dustproof, it’s designed for any adventure, with a boost button that increases the sound for listening outdoors. The 13-hour battery makes it even more fitting for outings like camping and hiking.

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11. Eberjey Gisele Pajama Set

$89

Soft, cozy pajamas are a holiday rite of passage and can be enjoyed all throughout the year. This Eberjey set is classic in style and luxurious in feel, with simple piping and supple jersey material.

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12. Instant Pot Duo Evo

$119

This decked-out iteration of the beloved Instant Pot is fast, easy to use, and super customizable, so it’s ideal for both a first-timer and a devoted Instant Pot user who needs an upgrade. It's basically 10 different appliances in one: pressure cooker, sous vide machine, sauté pan, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, yogurt maker, cake maker, stock pot, and steamer.

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13. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera

$119.95

Retro, Polaroid-style photography feels at once nostalgic and modern with this Fujifilm Instant Film Camera. Still, it offers 21st-century settings like macro mode for short-distance shots and a kid’s mode for capturing fast-moving objects. Plus, the instantaneously printed photos practically count as a second gift.

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What's your go-to last-minute gift? Tell us in the comments!

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