10 Last Minute Gift Ideas that are Actually Meaningful and Useful
Perhaps you just remembered someone in your life that needs a gift or maybe you need one or two more presents to make Christmas perfect. Whatever reason you might need a last minute Christmas gift, we understand! We are here to help give you a quality and meaningful gift idea inspiration that totally won’t look last minute!
Last-minute Gift Ideas
1. Gift Cards (Here’s a list of great deals on gift cards!)
Gift cards are such a great idea because a lot of them you can print off from your own home. But don’t feel like you have to present it to them just as a piece of paper! Check out these great 15 different ways to dress a gift card!
2. Plan Something Fun Together!
The holidays don’t have to be just about material gift giving. Depending on who you are searching a last-minute gift for, you could schedule time to do something fun together. For example, plan a relaxing diy spa night, for a girlfriend, sister, or daughter.
3. Offer to do something for them
One year for Christmas my sister and her husband decorated my living room with our family pictures! It was something that I have wanted to do for YEARS, but has always felt overwhelmed by. It has been one of the best Christmas gifts I have ever gotten. Talk to the person you want to give the gift for and find out what you can do for them to make their life better.
4. Movie Night
Throw together a movie basket full of popcorn, pretzels, and other great movie snacks along with a DVD or two. You could also include an Amazon gift card that they could use to purchase their own movie on Amazon Prime Video.
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If you are looking for a quality gift for someone, get them something they will use often like a blanket! You can never go wrong with a new, warm and fuzzy fleece blanket. Check out these other stellar deals on bedding (save up to $60)!
7. Subscription box or streaming service
Another worthwhile gift that you can give is a subscription to something! Give someone a couple months of subscriptions to services like Audible (you can get a month free of audible), Disney+, Netflix, or Curiosity Stream (an educational & documentary streaming service, great deal on this right now). You could even send a subscription box like FabFitFun, Green Kid Crafts, Dollar Shave Club, or BarkBox. Whatever you choose, a subscription service is a great last-minute gift idea because it is something they can enjoy even after Christmas.
Places to Shop (Online)
Walmart is a great place to go if you are looking for last minute things. Perhaps you have a friend who loves cooking, you could pick up some kitchen utensils that they might need replaced or would love. Walmart has just about anything you need from their $5 movie bin to pillows to candy and toys. Just remember that the last day for Walmart pickup is Wednesday, December 23 (check your local store hours for closing times).
9. Amazon Prime
If you have an Amazon Prime account, there might be some things that will still ship in time for Christmas. If the item says, “arrives before Christmas” then it should be good! Just hurry, shipping delays are likely during the holiday season, especially with more people ordering online due to COVID-19.
Target is another great place to shop if you need something cute. Plus, you might be able to score same-day delivery and pickup depending where you live. Target will be open Christmas Eve for any last minute shopping needs.
Need more inspiration?
Check out some of my favorite gift guides, these will inspire you to give the right gift for the right person.
- Board Game gift guide
- Gifts for Her
- Gifts for Him
- Teenage Boy gift guide
- Teenage Girl gift guide
- Girls gift guide
- Boys gift guide
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