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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. On Amazon product, make sure to check the product description to see if it says “Arrives Before Christmas”. Luckily, there are hundreds of items available with free one-day delivery for Prime members, too.

Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Audible Subscription


Instantly gift an Audible membership to your loved ones. They’ll receive three titles for each month of their gift membership: one audiobook, plus two Audible Originals and 30 percent off any additional audiobooks.

Vivid Seats Gift Card

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Gift a gift of their favorite concert or sporting event with a gift card from a ticket broker, like Vivid Seats. Amounts range from $5 to $1,000 and can be sent electronically.

CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm

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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.

Mini Portable Oil Diffuser

This gift set comes with four mini essential oil bottles and a battery-operated oil diffuser to be used for aromatherapy.

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.

Scott’s Cheap Flights Premium Membership

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For $49, you can give the gift of cheap flights. Scott’s Cheap Flights sources the best (and legit) deals for its premium members, giving them access to crazy cheap round-trip fares to bucket-list destinations. $500 RT from the U.S. to Argentina, yup!

Amazon Echo Dot

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The latest 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.

My List at Bloomingdales Subscription

Don’t want to pick out travel clothes for your recipient? You can give them a one-, two-, or three-month subscription to Bloomingdale’s My List service. Each month, members can rent four styles from their ‘Closet’ and keep them as long as they want. Like the idea of gifting a monthly subscription? Check out our round-up of 17 other subscription boxes you can gift for the holidays.

What to Wear Over the Holidays

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SmarterTravel co-op Alyssa Lukpat loves exploring new places. Follow her on TwitterAshley Rossi contributed to this article.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2018. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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