9 Last-Minute Gifts That Are Truly Awesome
What’s that? You still haven’t done any holiday shopping? You do realize that Christmas is just a few days away, right? Sorry, we don’t mean to stress out. Let us make it up to you by helping you out a bit. We made this mini gift guide to save you — it’s got all sorts of gifts that you can get or send nearly instantly. And every single one is really truly awesome.
1. Wine Gift Card, from $60 at Winc
The folks at Winc curate amazing, reasonably priced wines. And they’ll help you send a last-minute gift to anyone. Just choose from a selected amount (starting at $60 and going all the way up to $600) and opt for email delivery. You can send the email to your loved one or to yourself, if you want to print it out and stuff it into a card for an in-person surprise. Just be sure to check the fine print, as there are a couple of states that Winc can’t ship to.
2. Plant Gift Card, from $25 at The Sill
If your BFF’s kitchen is filled with plants, we’re guessing she’d love getting a few more. Send her a gift card to pick out whatever she’d like. Or you can even sign her up for a fun monthly subscription service!
3. Measurement Conversion Chart, $2.50 at Etsy
Surely you have time to print out this downloadable chart and swing by the drugstore to pick up a picture frame, right? You’ll look so thoughtful and you’ll help your loved one out every time she needs to remember how many ounces are in a cup.
4. Slice Slice Baby Pizza Towel, $12
Did you know that there’s a whole Etsy-like section of Amazon where makers sell their handmade goods? There is! And many of these sellers — including the maker of this cheeky tea towel — offer Prime shipping.
Speaking of Prime shipping! You still have time to get anything on Amazon with free two-day shipping (if you’re a Prime member). Why not get something that’s exclusive to Amazon? Our suggestion: One of these gorgeous food-safe decanters, which are part of Jonathan Adler’s special collection with the mega-site.
6. Classic Box, from $60 at HelloFresh
Order three meals for two people from HelloFresh and not only can your loved one pick when it comes (and what meals she wants to try), but you also get to pick when the email will show up in her inbox. And yes, same-day delivery is an option.
7. Grocery Gift Card, from $25 at Instacart
Fun fact: Your loved one can use Instacart to shop the goods at Costco — without a membership! Send a gift card —for $25, $50, $100 or a custom amount — through email or print it out yourself to deliver it in person.
8. OXO Tabletop Spiralizer, $40 at Jet
Jet also offers free two-day shipping on certain items if your order totals $35 or more. (And actually, in New York City, shoppers can get free same-day delivery.) The brand has curated a small section of gifts for home cooks that come with two-day shipping, and this top-of-the-line tabletop spiralizer is on the short list.