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13 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Get in Time for Christmas


Whether you forgot to buy someone a present or you’ve avoided shopping until now, there are still plenty of options that will arrive at your doorstep in time for Christmas. No one will be able to tell you bought these 13 gifts at the last minute.

Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater

unicorn vomit christmas sweater and flying space cats sweater

Blizzard Bay’s collection of hilarious Christmas sweaters will arrive just in time for you to wear on Christmas day. Whether you want a sweater with flying space cats or a vomiting unicorn, you have plenty of options if you want to shock and/or delight your friends and family.

Padmate PAMU Wireless Mini Earphones

black and white earbuds in case

The PAMU Wireless Mini Earphones from Padmate are an excellent addition to the wireless earbud market. The earphones are discreet-looking and come in a sleek charging case. Because the earbuds are water- and sweat-resistant, this is a great option for active travelers.

Franklin Sports Table Tennis To-Go

collapsible table tennis net and two paddles

With Franklin Sports’ Table Tennis To-Go, the only thing missing is a table. This travel ping pong set easily fits in a carry-on and sets up quickly.

Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

silver luggage scale with handle

Your favorite overzealous packer will never have to worry about overweight luggage again. The Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale measures up to 110 pounds and is lightweight enough to squeeze into a suitcase.

Diptyque Candle

white mimosa candle

Diptyque candles are a favorite of celebrities like Meghan Markle and Beyoncé, and now they come in a travel size. Gift your favorite traveler one of these candles so they can indulge in luxury no matter where they go.

Kodak Wireless WiFi Portable Projector

gray square projector

This palm-sized projector from Kodak displays any phone or computer screen. It’s easy to tuck this into a carry-on for a movie-theater-quality experience on the road. You don’t need to be a tech wizard to set up this projector, which makes it a great gift for any traveler.

Metta Good Lip Balm Gift Set

three lip balms

Metta Good’s all-natural lip balms are surprisingly effective and long-lasting. They’re handmade and come in delicious scents like rose cardamom and blood orange vanilla. Every time your favorite traveler reaches for this lip balm, they’ll thank you.

CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm

small white tube

This is the perfect gift for anyone who relies on their hand lotion in the winter. CV Skinlabs’ Restorative Skin Balm heals dry skin and works especially well for people with sensitive skin. Even better, it comes in a travel-ready tube.

Jo’s Candies Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark in brown bag

Give the gift of nostalgia with peppermint bark from Jo’s Candies. This version of the ultimate holiday treat features ethically-sourced cocoa and single-serve squares … if you’re willing to share.

Coogam Pop Up Christmas Card

pop up card and flowers

If you haven’t had time to send Christmas cards yet, consider Coogam’s fun pop-up cards. The fun designs will distract people from the fact that you sent your cards a little late.

Saje Sleep Well Essential Oil

orange and brown tube

Travelers who find it difficult to sleep in a new environment will appreciate Saje’s Sleep Well Essential Oil. This product blends plant-based essential oils like lavender, orange, and jasmine to ease you to sleep.

Amazon Echo Dot

small black device

For only $20, the Echo Dot is an excellent option if you’re looking for affordable last-minute gifts. From ordering pizza to turning off lights, the Echo Dot is a great addition to any home. Children will love the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which comes in fun colors like red and green.

Settlers of Catan

board game box

This iconic board game is an easy way to pass the time during the holidays. Bargain, trade, and collect resources to settle the island of Catan. The board is made of tiles that set up on any flat surface, so this game is great for travel.

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SmarterTravel co-op Alyssa Lukpat loves exploring new places. Follow her on Twitter.

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