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Last Minute Gift Ideas They Will LOVE

None of us want to admit it, but some of us are last minute shoppers.  We’ve all been there.  As much as we plan ahead, gift giving time sneaks up on you like nothing else.  I’ll admit it, sometimes I’m a last minute shopper.  That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, the oh $hit flutter, and the GUILT.  Yup, been there…  many, many, Many times.  When you’ve reached this point, usually there aren’t a whole lot of options you’ve got in your back pocket if you want to give a thoughtful, unique, and meaningful gift that feels like something you thought of weeks ago, instead of, like, when you opened this post.

Have no fear, I’m here to help!!  I’ve compiled a list of thoughtful, unique, quick-to-ship, and cost friendly options for you to choose from.


Subscription Box

First, let’s go for the gold, easy peasy, yet thoughtful and fun – Subscription boxes.

Joyful Jordan Box to Pamper

My favorite, by far is the Joyful Jordan Subscription Box.  With a phenomenal price point – only $20 for $35+ in product, it’s a no brainier.

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Amazon Prime Membership to Make Life Easier

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Amazon Prime Membership, $39 for 3 months or $119 for a year

The gift of Amazon Prime is always one that’ll be met with extreme appreciation given that it is both practical and actually thoughtful. If the recipient already has a membership, the money will convert into a gift card that they can use on anything they want from the site.


Plants for Beginners Subscription for the Plant Lover

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The Sill Plants for Beginners Subscription $35.00

Start by choosing a planter color that’ll match their space — mint, black, blush, or cream — and then tell them to patiently wait for their hand-potted plant to arrive. Set them up with a monthly subscription, so they can build their budding low-maintenance plant collection.


Coffee Subscription for the Caffeine Addicted

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Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription

Made for the coffee enthusiast, this weekly, biweekly, or monthly subscription service will bring some of Blue Bottle’s freshest whole bean blends  straight to their door. If you know the whole family will need a caffeine fix, choose the three-bag option.

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $50 (limited holiday deal, originally $60)

Atlas makes some of the bestcoffee out there, and they fresh roast each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you’ll get hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month.


A Fan’s Dream Box

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Fanchest team boxes, starting at $69

Chances are, if the person you’re gifting is a serious fan, they’ll love anything you get them with their team’s logo emblazoned on it. Fanchest delivers boxes full of licensed memorabilia for NHL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NFL teams at a great value, and even has an option for babies. They also offer overnight and two-day shipping.


For the Jewelry Lover

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Jewelry Subscription Box from RocksBox for $49

When you sign her up for Rocksbox, she can look forward to three pieces of jewelry each month (choose from three-, six- or 12-month gift options). If she gravitates toward one piece in the selection, she can apply a $21 credit to her purchase (and mail back the rest).


For the Car Lover

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Crew Club for the Car Lover

Just because they aren’t old enough to get behind the wheel doesn’t mean you should wait to introduce them to everything that cars have to offer. Every other month, your car lover will get a box packed with car-related accessories, activities, and an exclusive Road & Track magazine for kids ages 6 and up.


For the Foodie

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Blue Apron subscription gift, starting at $47.95 for one week

Blue Apron’s meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning and prepping involved. $47.95 will get your recipient two servings of two recipes each week.


For the Wino

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Winc gift card, starting at $60

Winc is a wine delivery subscription that brings the good stuff right to your recipient’s door. Users take a quiz and share information about their taste preferences before receiving expert recommendations about bottles they may like. They can choose what to include in their box, and since each bottle is priced individually, they can control the cost of each delivery. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient and used toward the cost of a box (or a few, if you’re feeling extra generous).


For the Scent Obsessed

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Scentbird gift card or gift box, or subscription starting at $44 for 3 months

Scentbird is a subscription perfume and cologne service that delivers scents right to their door each month. To give it as a gift, your recipient will be able to select their favorite fragrances or try something new for any increment of three, six, or 12 months. You can also just give a gift card or purchase a gift box of three pre-selected scents that you can choose based on their personality for $59.95.


For the Sock Lover

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Nice Laundry Quarterly Sock Subscription – $49

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel in order to give a good gift at the last minute! An upgrade to their everyday essentials can be just the right way to show how much you care. Nice Laundry’s quarterly sock subscription will send seven pairs of seasonally appropriate socks every 3 months — their quality craftsmanship and range of fun patterns will completely liven up their sock drawer!


For the Housekeeper

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Good Housekeeping Subscription – $7.97

Consider gifting her an annual subscription of Good Housekeeping for a year’s worth of tried-and-tested recipes, product recommendations, home inspiration, and more. Check out the other fun subscriptions too!


For the Seeker of Knowledge

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Master Class Subscription for $15 per Month

One of the best things you can give is the gift of knowledge, and with a MasterClass subscription, they’ll have the opportunity to explore tons of new topics.  This platform features more than 70 classes from famous teachers like Gordon Ramsey, Stephen Curry, Natalie Portman, and Anna Wintour who all teach the secrets to their signature trade.


For the Meditator

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Headspace Subscription (1-Month Option) for $12.99

If you know someone who’s expressed interest in meditation, a gift subscription to the Headspace app is a thoughtful way to get them going. The app features hundreds of guided meditations not only for general use, but also for sleep, anxiety, or focus that can be accessed at any time. It even lets users track their progress and sync up their meditation minutes to their Apple Health app if they’re an iPhone user.


For the Flower Lover

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The Bouqs Co. flower subscription, from $36 per shipment

Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months. Choose from a variety of floral themes, from farmers’ market fresh blooms to gorgeous rose arrangements. This new twist on a classic gift is one that’ll keep on giving.


For the Meat Lover

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Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club, $240 for 12 months

You know the type — always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil your giftee with a salami delivery every month, and hope they invite you over for a dinner party soon.


For the Dog Lover

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BarkBox subscription, starting at $35

For those that are just a little too obsessed with their dog, have no fear.  Whether they just got a new puppy or they’ve had one for a while now, you can’t go wrong with a BarkBox subscription for any dog parent. To give it as a gift, simply input the name of their pup and its relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to their house or purchase a digital gift card.


For the Book Lover

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Book of the Month Club, from $49.99 for three months

If the Kindle just isn’t their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book they’d like to receive each month. If they don’t like any of that month’s selections, they can also opt to skip and wait until next month’s choices come out.


For the Heat Obsessed

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Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120

They’ll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three five-ounce bottles.


For the Disney Lover

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Subscribe for $6.99/month or $69.99/year

It gives you unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.


For the Comfort Food Lover

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Love with Food Subscription Box from $7.99 per month

For the health-conscious friend who loves to sample new things, upgrade their stash of desk snacks with a subscription to Love With Food. You can choose from three different boxes (including a gluten-free option!) and you can pre-determine the number of months you want to give.


Thoughtful, Easy, Last Minute Ideas

Now that we’ve talked about some fun gift subscription boxes, let’s delve into some great ideas for anyone on your shopping list that you, ahem, still have to shop for.

An Echo Dot for the smart-home enthusiast

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Amazon Echo Dot, $24.99 on sale (originally $49.99)

If you have an Amazon Prime membership and at least two days’ worth of foresight, the Echo Dot is a great last-minute gift that won’t require you to pay for expedited shipping. Whether you know for a fact that they have just started outfitting their home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that they’d enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Dot is a great pick.


For Anyone Who Appreciates the Basics

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Everlane gift card, starting at $25

Everlane is a go-to for all things considered “closet staples” — from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be able to put an Everlane gift card to use.


For the Glasses Wearer

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Warby Parker gift cards, from $50 to $295

Glasses have become a means of helping people to express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair is just $95, including lenses), but even if your giftee doesn’t wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking.


For those with Cold Feet

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One of Oprah’s Favorite Things – Microwavable Slippers $24.99

Gift them a pair of these ultra-plush slippers to keep their feet warm all season long. When they really catch a chill, they can throw the slippers directly in the microwave for 45 seconds for instant warmth.


For the Fleece Lover

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Fleece Pullover from Pretty Garden for $26.99

For the days when she wants to look like she has it all together … but also doesn’t want to change out of her comfy clothes. This sherpa fleece pullover looks perfect paired with jeans, leggings, or sweats, according to Amazon reviewers.


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George & Viv Holiday Gifting Bar Soap from Anthropology $10

Wrapped in festive paper and adorned with sequins and pom poms, this soap ranks high in presentation. Standout scents include Dear Santa (cinnamon-citrus), Snowman (peppermint and spearmint) and Penguin (toasted sugar and orange blossom).


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Marble & Brass Cheese Knives from West Elm $39

Perfect to tote to a party as a hostess gift, the set of three cheese utensils includes a knife, spreader and slicer. The handles are a white marble, while the knives themselves are stainless steel with a trendy brass finish.


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Daily Harvest Gift Card $25

Instead of giving sweets on top of more sweets as a last-minute gift idea, try a gift credit to Daily Harvest. It’s one of my new favorite meal-subscription services because the frozen smoothies and bowls are healthy and easy to whip up, and the variety is seriously impressive! It’s wholesome food that’s cheat-day good.


For the Mischief Maker

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Not Parent Approved: A Card Game for Kids, Families and Mischief Makers $24.99

No beating around the bush here, I love a good fun game!  Need a last-minute gift idea for a family full of mischief-makers? Prime this clever card game, so you’ll have it in time for the festivities. It’s basically a family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity, and it’s sure to become an instant game-night favorite!


For the Traveler

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Away Gift Card $50

I love that Away’s entire range of suitcases and organizing essentials are as stylish as they are ridiculously roomy. Their gift cards (physical and electronic) start at $50, but in a completely brilliant move, are also available in the exact amounts of the suitcase models you want to buy for them! Most of Away’s luggage items come in 17 different colors, and by opting for a gift card, you don’t have to stress out about which one to choose!


For the Streaming Lover

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Roku Streaming Stick Plus $42.99

The Streaming Stick Plus is the best Roku for most people. It has excellent Wi-Fi reception and plugs right into an HDMI port on your TV. Like other Roku products, the apps aren’t always beautifully designed, but they are here (Netflix, Amazon, HBO, all of them), and the main interface lets you search for shows across all of your subscriptions at once. You can even add or delete the apps you don’t need on your homepage, for a more streamlined look.


For the Listener

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1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds $90

These slick and comfy earbuds have been a huge hit. They have better battery life than most other wireless buds (6.5 hours) and about the best sound you’ll get without paying more than $200. It’s the all-around best value for a high-quality and wire free listening experience you’ll find.


For the Traveling Book Lover

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite $99.99

Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if the recipient swears by the feeling of a real book in their hands, once they see how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, they’ll be grateful you introduced them. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so they can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It’s waterproof.


For the Movie Goer

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Fandango Gift Cards

Film buffs and the occasional movie-goers alike will definitely put this last-minute gift to good use. Fandango allows you to purchase cards in pretty much any amount, and even gives the option of “dinner and a movie” cards with partnering restaurants like Olive Garden.


For the Pun Lover

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Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers $18

Put their pun skills to the test with this hilarious, family-friendly card game. Even better if they bust it out on Christmas day for some post-dinner laughs.


For the Purse Lover

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Crossbody Bag with Tassel – $19.85

There are so many reasons why this adorable bag is a best-seller on Amazon: It has plenty of storage for day-to-day needs, comfortably stays put, and comes in 30+colors!


For the Beverage Lover

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Low Ball Tumbler with Lid – $12.99

The 10-ounce tumbler is designed to keep wine, cocktails, soda or water cold, whether you’re sipping at the office, beach or around the tree on Christmas day. The base is outfitted with silicone to stop it from sliding on the table, plus the material is sweat-proof, keeping your hands dry while you sip.


For the Coaster Lover

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Marina Monogram Coasters $14 at Anthropologie

The four-inch white marble coaster gets its beauty and shine from a mother-of-pearl and abalone shell. The monogrammed letter comes in gold to give the coaster an elegant, and personalized, finish.


For the Shopper

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EverlaneGift Card from $25

Everlane’s minimalist — but seriously sleek — selection of basics and bags is a serious game-changer. At checkout for this last-minute gift idea, you can opt for an e-card (starting at $25, and up to $200) so they can start shopping immediately!


For the Kiddo or the Kid at Heart

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Nintendo Switch Lite – $200

This is the console system for the gamer on the go. It doesn’t dock to play on a TV, as the original Switch does, but it’s also a $100 cheaper and lighter than its big sibling. As you might expect, it’s been made with mobility in mind. The matte exterior feels great to hold, and it gets 4 to 6 hours of battery life. Oh, it can also play just about every Switch game available.


For the Coffee Brewer

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Braun MultiServe Coffee Machine– $160

It’s hard to deny the convenience of a Keurig, the single-serving coffee brewer. Sometimes you just need one cup of the brown brew, not an entire pot. Problem is, with a Keurig you produce mountains of waste in the form of landfill-bound K-Cups (and no, even the ones the company says are recyclable can’t really be recycled). Enter the Braun. This high-end machine alternates between a full pot and a single cup with ease and doesn’t leave any plastic waste behind. Oh, and it’s also been certified by the Specialty Coffee Association.


For the TV Obsessed

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Hulu gift card, available at Target, from $25

Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fiends. Whether or not they already have a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for their next few months with the service.


For the Fitness Enthusiast

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ClassPass gift card, choose your amount

ClassPass is a membership service that allows you to explore boutique fitness classes at a lower price. Give your fitness enthusiast giftee the jump-start they need to join with a gift card with an amount of your choosing. Classes are generally $15 or less through the service, so we recommend gifting at least that much.


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Leather Tassel Key Chain iPhone Charger – $10

Sure, they’ll settle for any ol’ charger when they’re in a pinch. This one, however, is disguised as a cute keychain, so they can keep it close when they’re out and about.


For the Hair Do-er

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Cehomi Hair Clips – $13.99

Since she’s trendy and all, Christmas is the perfect time to build up her hair accessory stash. This 20-piece set comes with a variety of tortoise, pearl, and colored gem hair clips to match any outfit.


For the Cook

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Dinner Just for Two” by Christina Lane – $31.50

Whether you’re making an everyday minestrone or a romantic gnocchi meal, Christina Lane’s book has a wealth of delicious — and doable — recipes that make just enough for a perfect date night in.


To Keep their Ears Warm

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Athleta Banff FAux Fur Earmuff – $38

Keep ears warm — without having to forego your tunes — with these black faux fur muffs. They’re outfitted with headphone wires so you can hook them up to your phone to stay warm and connected.


For your Gym Buddy

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Outdoor Voices Gift Card – $25

For your gym buddy or the friend who always seems to be running around and #DoingThings, a gift card to activewear brand Outdoor Voices will make their whole day (while only taking you a minute to send!).


For the Boot Lover

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Sam Edelman Women’s Tinsley Rain Boot – $54.95

This is a last-minute gift idea that they’ll never see coming, but will become simply indispensable once they see nothing but rainclouds in the forecast! These rubbery Chelsea-style rain boots from Sam Edelman look exactly like a regular pair that they’d pull on any day, keeping their style game strong no matter what the weather has in store.


Oh the Instapot

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Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt. 7-in-1 Multi Cooker – $60

Channel the pressure of last-minute shopping into this pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, saute-er, and slow cooker—all in one. You can make just about anything in these pots, and this one has a preset for everything.


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Primula Burke Cold Brew Coffee Maker – $14.39

There are a lot of great cold brew coffee makers you can buy, but my new favorite is this pitcher. It’s an immersion brewer; you put coarse grounds in the filter basket, fill with water, and let it steep for about 24 hours. The Primula has a short, fat design that fits in the fridge and is more durable than most. The filter basket also lets less sediment through than many competitors. This tall and thin Primula is also nice and has a stirrer, but it does let more sediment through.


For the Art Lover

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FramebridgeGift Card to Frame their Art or Photos – $10

Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork — but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. Anyone will enjoy the chance to custom frame something for their home with Framebridge.


A Fun & Convenient Way to Freshen Up a Wardrobe

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Stitch Fix gift card, starting at $20

It’s natural to settle into a dressing routine, but if you sense that they’re no longer excited by their closet, a Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect solution. They can try out different brands and styles that they wouldn’t ordinarily buy, and it’s easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels.


For the Movie Buff

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100 Movies Scratch Off Poster – $15

Movie buffs will be all over this challenge: When your loved one watches one of these classic titles, he or she can scratch it off to reveal iconic artwork.


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One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush – $38.94

This new hair tool, which more than 13,000 Amazon reviewers claim gives a salon-worthy blowout at home, will help speed up her morning routine. A win for you, too?


If you Love your Mama

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What I Love about Mom Book – $10

This book is full of simple prompts that can be easily tailored to your special bond. And if you have some time to spare before Santa arrives, fill out a complementary version for Dad.


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Ugg Scuffette II Slipper – $84.95

Give the gift of comfort with these cozy slippers, which have a suede upper and is lined with shearling. They come in six neutral colors, including navy, grey and a range of brown hues.


For the Snuggler

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Pottery Barn Gray Ombre Faux Fur Robe – $89.40

This plush robe is trimmed with fur around the neck, opening and wrists. The full-body length adds warmth. Get it monogrammed for an extra dose of personalization.


For the Xbox Lover

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Xbox Gift Card – $10+

You can snag a last-minute gift card for the gamer in your life right from the comfort of your phone. Sold through Amazon, this Xbox gift card comes in digital denominations from $10 to $100. And yes, you can even purchase gift credits for PlayStation as well!


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SpafinderGift Card – $50

No one ever says no to a relaxing day at the spa! Spafinder allows you to purchase a universal gift card that’ll work at thousands of locations around the country. They can use the Spafinder website to search by location and service. You can have the gift card emailed, snail-mailed, or printed out yourself.


For the Adventurer

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GoPro Hero 8 Black – $350

With the Hero 8’s built-in mounting rings, it’s easier than ever to strap this action camera to a helmet or handlebars. All new mods let your favorite daredevil add a shotgun mic, LED lighting, or a flip screen for a more robust filming experience. If you’re not quite keen on paying so much, the GoPro Hero 7 is just $299 right now, and it’s also a fantastic camera.


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Sonos One (Gen 2) – $169

This smart speaker does just about everything right. It sounds swell and houses an Amazon Echo for all your recipient’s voice command needs. If they don’t want Alexa infiltrating their home, go with the Sonos Play. It may lack touch controls and a microphone, but it’s a steal at $150.


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Krups Coffee Bean Burr Grinder– $41

If you still buy your coffee pre-ground, it’s time to give grinding a try. The grind of your coffee beans affects the flavor a lot, and a burr grinder cuts your beans uniformly and offers more control. This Krups grinder is highly rated and incredibly affordable.


For the Traveler

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Journy gift card, from $50

An expert trip designer will curate the perfect travel experience based on their interests and preferences, and can even help make hotel or restaurant reservations.


A Customizable Suitcase

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CALPAK gift card, from $25

Ordering a piece of luggage that best suits them will take too long if you’re strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what they like. You’re better off giving a gift card so they can choose from plenty of fun options. From confetti to marble patterns, CALPAK offers suitcase designs for every traveler.


For the Essential Oil Lover

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Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser – $21.99

Candles quickly add up, which is why an essential oil diffuser is a must-have in the home. This top-rated pick changes colors while filling the room with soothing cool mist.


For the Handiman

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11-in-1 Survival Credit Card Tool – $12.99

If he’s a beer drinker, handyman, or camper (or all of the above), he’ll find this do-it-all tool very useful. He can stash it in his wallet or pocket, and then pull it out when he needs to pop open a beer, measure a space, or fix up the house.


For the Shaver

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The Art of Shaving 4 Elements Bundle – $95

The four-piece set includes AOS’s hero products: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, the badger brush shaving brush and after-shave balm. Everything the man in your life needs to shave, soften and smooth his skin — for the perfect shave from start to finish.


For the Meat Lover

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Meater+ – $99

This wireless Bluetooth meat thermometer can send a signal from up to 165 feet away so you can kick back on the couch while the oven or grill does its job. The smart functions estimate cooking and resting time and monitors both internal and meat temps, alerting you when it’s close to being ready or if it’s been cooking too long.


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Greetabl Box – $11

Don’t risk giving a lackluster last-minute gift because you ran out of time to go shopping! Greetabl lets you select, package, and send your present from one easy online location. Choose a custom design for the outside of the box and fill it with your choice of sweet little gifts, from candles to jewelry. Then select your favorite photos of you and your recipient to have printed on the inside of the box, which will fold out into a collage (and personal note) for them to keep.


For the Potty Lover

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Tushy Classic – $79

Bidets have come a long way from the intricate setups of yore. This one has customized pressure, angling, and helps cut down on the amount of toilet paper needed. Is it weird to give your loved one a gadget for their toilet? Maybe. But once it’s installed, they’ll have no idea how they lived without it.


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Squatty Potty Toilet Stool – $17.49

Everybody poops, and there’s a good chance it’s not always pleasant. A squatty potty is a funny gift that’s good for a laugh, but it can be really helpful every day. It fits right around the toilet and helps you mimic a squatting position, which reduces the bend in your colon. Squatting is how our ancestors did their deed. Everything goes a little smoother with a squat.


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Amazon Kindle Kids Edition – $85

E-readers are awesome. This version is almost exactly the same as a regular Kindle, but robust parental control features make it a great device for the young’uns. Whitelist books at your discretion and use FreeTime Unlimited ($3 a month after the first year) to ensure your kiddo has an age-appropriate library to browse. It’s a fantastic gift for budding readers.


For the Brusher

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Goby gift card, from $50

Give them the gift of better oral hygiene with a Goby toothbrush, which pairs with an automatic subscription so they’ll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush head.


For the Thrill Seaker

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Indoor Skydiving – $72

Schedule a date so he can finally cross this adventure off his bucket list, then print the voucher to surprise him on Christmas morning.


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Clue: ‘Downton Abbey’ Edition – $19.99

In this game of Clue, someone inside the Crawley estate is responsible for the disappearance of a priceless family heirloom … so, whodunit?


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Sega Genesis Mini – $74

Take him straight back to his glory days with this retro gaming console. It may have a vintage look and 40 nostalgia-inducing games, but this mini device is compatible with today’s technology, USB adapter and all.


For the Pizza Obsessed

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Emile Henry Pizza Gift Set – $99.95

For the pizza-obsessed, this DIY three-piece set lets them bake up their own pie in-house. The set comes with a black ceramic pizza stone, a wood pizza peel to toss your pie in the oven, and a pizza wheel to slice their pie.


For those that want to protect your home

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Ring 2 Video Doorbell – $129

The frequent flyer often away from home (or the hermit who likes to avoid most face-to-face interaction) will love this second set of eyes on their front door. Get your doorbell ring to go straight to your phone, see who’s there, and talk to visitors through the device. Motion sensors also trigger alerts to keep an eye on your home if you’re away, day or night.


More Coffee Lover

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Starbucks Gift Card – $10+

Basic? Maybe. Appreciated? Always. If you’re getting down to the literal last minute of gifting time, sending a Starbucks e-gift card (or picking one up in stores!) is still a thoughtful gesture.


For the Fitness Buff

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Fitbit Charge 3 – $119

The Charge 3 does not reinvent the fitness band, but it does function well. It has updated sleep-tracking features, along with the usual wearable staples, like heart rate and step tracking. It’s made many lists of Best Fitness Trackers.


For the Music Lovers

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Spotify 3-Month Gift Card – $10+

If you’re truly out of time, you can’t go wrong with a Spotify subscription. You can buy your music-loving pal six months of premium Spotify for $60. Unlike Apple Music, it works with every phone, tablet, and computer.


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Apple AirPods Pro – $249

The latest edition of Apple’s ubiquitous wireless earbuds are great for iPhone users. They sound great, fit comfortably, and have rock-solid Bluetooth pairing. As WIRED headphone expert Parker Hall puts it, this is what the AirPods should have been all along.


For the Frozen Lover

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Frozen 2 Necklace Activity Set – $9.09

Lean into her Frozen 2 obsession (admit it, you’re also obsessed) by encouraging her to craft five necklaces with charms of her favorite characters from the movie. Bonus points if she gives them to her family and friends as a token of her love.


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Pave Mini Disc Earrings – $12.95

Because some of the best gifts come in the smallest packages. Dazzle her with a pair of sparkly studs plated in rose gold, gold, or silver.


For the Chai Lover

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Chai Tea Private Reserve Trio – $34.99

Even if they claim that they already have everything they could ever want, they’ll love receiving this trio of loose teas in an assortment of spicy flavors fit for the holiday season. Just tell the recipient that Oprah swears by ’em.


For the Concert Lover

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Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs – $24

Does whoever you’re buying for love live concerts but also love, you know, hearing them? Whether they’re a groupie or just a casual, if they’re going to shows then they really need to protect their ears. These comfy earplugs reduce decibels to tolerable levels so that some shredding guitar solo doesn’t cause permanent hearing damage.


For the Beer & Hot Shot Lover

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Beer-infused Hot Sauce Variety Pack – $34.99

What’s better than drinking a cold brewski while munching on chicken wings? Covering them with mild, medium, or hot beer-infused hot sauce.


For the Chef

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Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven – $57.50

This top-rated dutch oven will inspire your at-home chef to get adventurous in the kitchen. It’s the perfect size for just about any recipe, ranging from homemade soups to hearty roasts.


For the Star Wars Lover

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“May the Froth Be With You” Mug – $11.99

Marry his two greatest loves — Star Wars and Starbucks — with this pun-worthy gift. Pair it with a Starbucks gift card to really win Christmas.


For the Budding Archaeologist

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Mega Gemstone Dig Kit – $19.99

In no time, your little archaeologist will get to work on this large dig brick to reveal 15 real gemstones.


For the Athlete

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Beats X Earphones – $97.95

Ideal for the athlete in your life, these Beats earphones last up to 8 hours without being charged, which means they are perfect splurge for any runner, traveler, or commuter.


For the Yogi

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Yoga Mat – $15.99

The yogi in your life will thank you for this yoga mat, which also comes with a carrying strap for easy travel. It comes in six different colors and has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it’s too good to pass up.


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