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Last Minute Christmas Gifts That Are Thoughtful, Not Rushed

Are you still struggling to finish your holiday shopping? We are too! It can be difficult to find gifts for everyone, especially as Christmas Day draws closer. Tomorrow, 12/19 is the last day to ship things UPS 3-Day Select for a December 24th delivery, and things will only get more expensive from there. Even if you don’t have to ship your gifts, the stress of getting to the store can be overwhelming, and the selections can be picked-over this close to the holidays. Instead of scrambling, we’re sharing some of our fool-proof last minute Christmas gifts. They are guaranteed to wow your loved ones and they’ll never know you picked out their gift just days before!

Give the Gift of Experiences

Instead of giving objects, you could try something new this year and give the gift of an experience. These are great last minute Christmas gifts because they often just require printing a ticket or proof of purchase. And there are a ton of options and different experiences to try, from cooking classes to travel to a concert or event. It’s easy, personal and is a gift they will cherish long after the event is over. Here are some of our favorite experiences to gift:

Travel

Is there any experience better than a vacation? You can tailor this to the tastes of the gift recipient, from all-inclusive vacations to wellness getaways to flights. And even if the trip is not for months, they will be able to look forward to it until then. Just print a confirmation or take it one step further and get an editable PDF from Etsy, like the one pictured above.

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Master a New Skill

Give the gift of learning a new skill from an expert in the field! Master Class offers online classes from people at the top of their field for a wide variety of interests. Take a class with Anna Wintour on creativity and leadership, learn the secrets of barbeque with Aaron Franklin of world-famous Franklin barbeque in Austin, Texas, Bobbi Brown can show you the beauty and make-up ropes and many more! Most classes have 24 lessons with an average length of 12 minutes so everyone can learn on their schedule.

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Concert, Play & Musical Tickets

This too can be personalized for the gift recipient. If you know their favorite artist a ticket to see them live will be adored! And even if you do not know their favorite artist or band you can get a gift card, and let them choose their own tickets.  You can also find tickets to live events, like the ballet, opera, musicals and plays if that’s more their thing.

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Sporting Events

If you have a sports lover on your hands then tickets to a sporting event may be their favorite gift all Christmas. Get them tickets to see their favorite team, season tickets or just tickets to a can’t miss sporting event nearby like a Formula 1 race, golf tournament or even the U.S. Open. The possibilities are endless but you’ll be able to find something that reflects their exact interests.

>BROWSE TICKETS FOR NEARBY SPORTING EVENTS

Give Subscription Services a Try

If you’d rather give a gift that keeps on giving, literally subscription services are great. There are choices for every interest, from staying active with streaming workouts to sending someone their favorite food in a subscription. Each subscription works differently, but it will certainly be a gift that stays well beyond Christmas Day! And just like experiential gifts, just print confirmation and place under the tree!

Monthly Food Subscriptions From Amazon Pantry

last-minute Christmas gift

If you know someone’s favorite snack or drink you can save them time and money by getting them a monthly subscription from Amazon pantry! There are hundreds of choices and because it’s from Amazon you can often get 2-day delivery as a Prime Member. It’s thoughtful and expedient which is why it makes a great last minute Christmas gift.

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Streaming Services for Music and Movies

There are a ton of options here! For music lovers, you can’t go wrong with Spotify Premium or Apple Music. For TV and movie lovers there are quite a few choices. Hulu has lots of TV choices and usually has new episodes of currently airing shows just one-day after they premiere. There is also Netflix, HBO Max, or the new Apple TV+ and Disney+. You also can’t go wrong with an Amazon Prime subscription, which comes with the benefits of Amazon Prime Streaming plus access to thousands of songs and free shipping: the best of both worlds.

Monthly Subscription Boxes

last minute christmas gifts

Monthly subscription boxes make great last-minute Christmas gifts. Much like other items you can just print the proof of purchase and tell them when to expect their first box. You can get subscription boxes for all different tastes, like BarkBox for dog owners, book club boxes for a book lover, snack boxes for foodies, activity crates for kids and much more!

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>READ: PRIMEPICK: I LOVE BARKBOX AS MUCH AS MY DOG DOES

Give Fitness Apps

Apps with workout subscriptions are coveted by both the health-minded and those who seek to become so in 2020. They can access the workouts from everywhere and set personal preferences. Aaptiv is an audio only workout chosen for app of the day. But there are thousands of apps offering daily workouts, meditation and yoga.

The Old Reliable: Amazon Prime

Luckily, technology has made this a little bit easier. Amazon Prime offers 100s of options and most Prime members can now get one-day or even same-day delivery. For everything else, it’s still a standard 2-day delivery. Plus, with gift-wrapping options, there is one less thing on your plate when the gifts arrive. Just unwrap and place under the tree. These are some of the trendiest gifts you can still get in time for Christmas.

This travel organizer is one of Oprah’s favorite things and is great for jewelry or cosmetics. be aware that only certain colors will arrive before Christmas so choose carefully!

This will be a crowd-pleaser! The great holiday scent will provide a festive mood for the rest of the day and remind everyone of holiday memories the rest of winter.

We know people who swear by this Nespresso espresso machine. Choose your pod, press a button and a quality, delicious cup of espresso is yours! This is perfect for the coffee lover in your life.

Air fryers have become one of the hottest food trends over the past year, for good reason. It’s the great taste of fried food without the guilt!

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