48 perfect last-minute gifts for the special people in your life

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Shoving a few bills in a card might seem like the best option when you’re short on time, but these last-minute Christmas gifts prove otherwise.

No matter if you’re shopping for mom, dad, or someone else on your list, we rounded up the best quick-to-ship options that cater to every budget and interest.

So, you know what to do: Grab your wallet and click through to find the perfect fit for your loved ones, especially if your girlfriend is obsessed with all things cozy (microwaveable slippers!) or your parents are hoping to cross indoor sky-diving off their bucket list.

See? Waiting until the 11th hour isn’t always a bad idea … unless it comes to Christmas decorating and baking.

1. Dancing Bear Ranch Gift Set from Cakebread Cellars

This holiday season, Cakebread Cellars will release a limited-edition offering of their most prestigious wine, Dancing Bear Cabernet Sauvignon. Twelve bottles of the sought-after wine, from 10 different vintages (1 bottle each of 2006–2010 and 2013–2015, and 2 bottles each of 2012 and 2016), are presented in a beautiful, cherrywood collectors’ case. With less than 50 sets available this luxury offering would make an exciting fit for your readers.

2. Bulleit Holiday Gift Set x Mazama Wares

This holiday season Bulleit has partnered with Portland-based handblown glassware company Mazama to create limited-edition bourbon glasses. Available for purchase via premium spirits delivery retail site ReserveBar.com, this gift set includes a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon 10-Year-Old and two handblown glasses to enjoy your whiskey neat or on the rocks. Each glass has a consistent size and shape, yet each piece maintains its own character with a natural variation.

3. Limited Edition Grey Goose Holiday Tin

Modeled after French flour tins that store blé panifiable supérieur–the wheat used to make France’s lauded breads as well as Grey Goose vodka — the 2019 Grey Goose holiday tin features a blue and silver design. Bold yet elegant, the tin is the perfect final touch for make any festive bar cart this season. Complete with a bottle of super-premium Grey Goose vodka inside, it’s sure to be the most popular +1 at holiday gatherings big and small.

4. The Glenlivet and Don C Holiday Collab

To kick off the partnership, the duo is launching a limited edition sweater grounded in Don C’s notorious street-style take on fashion with a nod to the purple colorway, palate and bold taste of The Glenlivet’s latest expression, 14 Year Old.

While it’s not yet available for purchase, fans can enter for the chance to win one of just 10 limited edition sweaters by following The Glenlivet’s U.S. social channels and visiting TheGlenlivetDonCSweeps.com.

5. Grand Marnier Louis-Alexandre

A unique blend of refined V.S.O.P. cognac and Liqueur D ’Orange, the cognacs used in this premium Cuvée come from the finest growing areas in the Cognac region and are carefully aged in Tronçais and Limousin oak casks in Bourg-Charente. Cuvée Louis-Alexandre is the result of attentively selected eaux-de-vie, adding a lively and intense profile, and then enhanced with the subtle essence of highly aromatic bitter oranges. It contains 82% VSOP cognac from the 5 best crus is best served on the rocks or in Grand Marnier’s signature cocktail, the Grand Louis.

6. Lasko Bladeless Heater

The Bladeless Heater by Lasko features exclusive Heat Channels™ for long-range heat projection. The space heater’s sleek design fits well into existing home decor and the multi-function remote adds convenience for keeping your space warm and comfortable.

7. Mellanni 1800 Duvet Cover Set

The first exciting extension of the famous 1800 Collection, this duvet cover set from Mellanni is made of brushed microfiber (100% polyester) that is light, very soft, and durable, as well as easy to care for: fade, stain, and wrinkle resistant. The set is available in 15 colors and patterns and comes with 5 pieces: a duvet cover, 2 pillow shams, and 2 bonus pillowcases. As with all Mellanni products, comes with a Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee, almost unheard of in the industry.

8. Chefman Electric Wine Opener

Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles, this sleek, cordless Electric Wine Opener effortlessly opens a bottle of wine in seconds. The simple push-button operation easily removes the cork in seconds — without breaking the cork. This unit includes a built in, rechargeable battery and lights up when in use. Foil cutter included for easily removing seals.

9. Chefman Single Serve Coffee Maker

The Chefman InstaBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker accepts all brands of K-Cups and coffee grounds. With just the push of a button, the InstaBrew dispenses a cup of hot coffee quickly, easily and efficiently. No need to wait for your next cup of coffee — this unit boils your next cup instantly! This unit includes a K-cup holder and reusable filter.

10. Chefman Oval Pressure Cooker

This one pot powerhouse holds up to 8 quarts of food and is designed in a unique oval shape to accommodate pot roasts, soups, desserts and more. Great for big families, parties, holidays and events, this multi cooker pressure cooks, slow cooks, sears, sautés, or steams your favorite foods to perfection.

11. Universal Yums

With the gift of Universal Yums, your loved one can travel around the world to discover unique snacks, candies and recipes (each month is themed — think Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, Japan, Jordan & more) without ever leaving their house! Even better, during the month of December Universal Yums will ship a limited-edition Holiday Box filled with a smorgasbord of festive treats eaten all over the world during the holiday season. All boxes are complete with a guidebook full of trivia, games and more.

12. DeMellier: The Montreal

This eternally chic medium sized bag plays up its triangle shape from every angle, creating an interesting structured look topped by a tubular rigid top handle. Wear over the shoulder, cross-body or in hand for a strikingly elegant take on the perfect work bag.

13. Carry-on+Scooter by Floh

Get ready to cruise through crowded airports and train stations or across campus with the wind in your hair and a smile on your face — Floh will make you truly mobile and energize your travel experience. Floh allows you to cruise along with your bag smoothly and efficiently … and with a smile on your face.

14. Riedel Veritas Champagne Single Stem Wine Glass

While the champagne flute has always been the traditional glassware of celebration, it does nothing to enhance Champagne. To ensure one doesn’t show up empty handed, and the beautiful bottle of Champagne for the occasion isn’t put to waste in the wrong glass, we’d recommend the Riedel Veritas Champagne Single Stem Wine Glass as a hostess gift alongside a bottle of bubbly to enhance the flavors, aromas and effervescence.

15. LifeFuels

The LifeFuels three-part hydration system (SRP: $179) entails a sleek Bottle, flavorful and nutrition packed FuelPods, and an app that tracks both hydration and nutrition. Whether the guy in your life is at the gym, hiking through the mountains or camping out in the wilderness, the LifeFuels bottle is the perfect device to keep hydrated throughout each activity.

16. Üllo Wine Purifier

The Üllo Wine Purifier is a revolutionary sleek and compact filter for red and white wine drinkers that acts as both a sulfite filter and aerator. Sulfites are added by winemakers as a preservative, so the wine purifier pulls these sulfites (those niggly things known to cause negative effects for some), so you can enjoy the natural flavor of wine without the bitter taste that is often associated with sulfites.

It’s just as if you were enjoying a bottle fresh from the vineyard! Whether you suffer from a sulfite sensitivity or you’re just looking for a smoother and more natural taste, Üllo is the perfect gift for any wine-lover.

17. HMMM (PND/SonyMasterworks)

For the jazz lover on your list, jazz pianist Senri has a great new album titled HMMM (PND/SonyMasterworks) which includes six trio tracks and three solo piano tracks, with accompaniments by acclaimed musicians — bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Ari Hoenig. Senri’s songs are interspersed with three brief, beautiful and graceful piano pieces — two interludes (“Freshening Up,” “When Life Was A Pizza Party”) and a postlude (the Christmas-themed “A Fireplace”) — amongst six lively cuts that showcase Senri’s spirited, often lighthearted yet powerfully percussive trademark piano style, as he interacts with the dynamics-filled grooves created by Hoenig and Clohesy.

During the recording of the album, Senri’s father passed away unexpectedly, and became the inspiration for several songs on the album — as Senri had been overcome with so many feelings and emotion, that he composed three solo piano tunes in 30-minutes. These songs are now featured on HMMM, which includes an incredible mix of songs and sounds sure to become a favorite with jazz lovers everywhere.

18. The Ruffino Prosecco Holiday Six-Pack

Italian wine producer, Ruffino is extending its hit summer partnership with Brooklyn based fashion designer, Stickybaby through the Holiday season to create the ultimate gift for the Prosecco lover in your life.

The festive iteration of the boozy six-pack — rocked by Olivia Culpo this Summer — is a transparent tote adorned with glitter, designed to be a show-stopping accessory, as well as perfectly carry six mini bottles of Ruffino Prosecco. You can even add ice to keep your bottles chilled or decorate with a bow to create an adorable holiday hostess gift.

19. Travelpro Essentials SparePack Foldable Duffel

If you’re looking for a gift for the traveler in your life, Travelpro has a number of stylish, yet durable suitcases and travel accessories on Amazon to choose from. From carry-on suitcases in sleek colors, to packing cubes and laundry bags for your travel extras, there is something for every type of traveler. This duffel bag is perfect for vacation excursions or as a carry-on personal item when you need extra packing capacity. High-density polyester fabric resists abrasion while maintaining a sleek, modern look.

20. Santa Baby Evie Bralette and G-String Set from Cosabella

The Santa Baby Evie Bralette and G-String Set includes a sheer triangle-shaped bralette with adjustable straps, g-string bottom with cotton lined gusset. The set comes in an envelope shaped silk bag.

21. Savona Robe from Cosabella

Made in Italy, the Savona Robe is a long sleeve, mid-length robe in an ivory base with lace trim and has an ultra-soft micro modal body.

22. Sophia Pajama Set from Journelle

The Journelle Sophia Pajama Set is the perfectly tailored PJ set in decadent stretch silk, and includes a chest pocket and elegant ribbon detail at the waist.

23. Pierre Cardin Watches

The Pigalle Half Moon Blue Stainless Steel Mesh Watch is an eye-catching and on-trend timepiece inspired by the work of Pierre Cardin, and infused with the lively spirit of the famous Pigalle district. Designed with a striking stainless steel mesh strap, a modern polished silver case and a bold matte petrol blue dial with contrasting silver watch hands, this unique unisex watch, with its half moons marking the four main indexes is destined to become a new classic.

24. LAGOS Signature Caviar Bracelet Set

LAGOS is a fine jewelry brand known for its signature 18K gold and sterling silver “Caviar” designs. This set comes with three bracelets to style your own way. A lapis gemstone bracelet accented with a sterling silver Caviar bead and two sterling silver bangles comprise this ideal bracelet set.

25. Bombas Merino Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Meet merino wool: it’s a naturally soft, moisture-wicking, and thermoregulating fiber that’s guaranteed to keep you comfortable in every situation. Merino wool is the kind of fabric that might make you ask, why would you ever wear a shirt that’s made out of anything else?As always, one purchased = one donated.

26. Bombas Ribbed Dress Over The Calf Socks Gift Box

Dress them up, dress them down. This is modern dress comfort, with a performance footbed and our proprietary Honeycomb Arch Support. Classic dress sock styles updated feel to keep you on your feet all day.

27. Duluth Trading Co Spit & Polish Solid Cologne

It’s awfully easy to get a little too enthusiastic with spray-on scents, and hauling a glass bottle in your suitcase or gym bag is asking for a cologne catastrophe. Here’s a solid alternative. Spit & Polish Young Buck Solid Cologne is a light, silky balm that comes in a handy plastic puck.

Rich in natural ingredients like vitamin E, coconut oil and aloe, it melts at the touch of your fingertips for precision application — no messy spray or odorous spillage! It takes just a dab to impart the perfect whiff of spicy and exotic sandalwood and clover scent.

28. Duluth’s Men’s Dang Soft Boxer Briefs

Underwear that’s cirrus’ly soft? You bet! Duluth’s new Dang Soft™ Boxer Briefs are made with Micromodal® fabric so light and silky-smooth, all you’ll feel is sky-high comfort. A dash of spandex adds flexible freedom and bounce-back-ability that won’t leave you flying low after a long day. Wicking and anti-stink? Of course. Plus chafe-proof flatlock stitching and strategically placed vented panels so you can feel the jet stream while you’re on Cloud Nine.

29. Duluth Trading Co Spit & Polish Beard Balm

No need to threaten that unruly beard with a sharp razor. Spit & Polish Datenight Beard Balm gently yet firmly persuades even the most bad-boy beard to bend to your will. Perfect for the man seeking a bit more control, the smooth wax melts on your fingertips — simply smooth through your beard to shape and style. Natural wheat germ, jojoba and sweet almond oils plus vitamin E condition whiskers and add shine. Datenite scent is bold and classy — just the way a man oughta smell.

30. Hill City’s Everyday Brief

Soft with just the right amount of stretch, the Everyday Boxer Brief incorporates XT2® technology, which utilizes silver ions to create odor protection that is inherent in the yarn and will never wash away.

31. Hill City’s Packable Backpack

Made of durable nylon with a water-repellant finish, the Packable Backpack folds entirely into its internal zipped pocket for easy, compact transport.

32. Hill City’s Thermal Light Mac Jacket

Warm without weighing you down, this jacket has lightweight water-repellency and is insulated with temperature-regulating PrimaLoft® Gold Active+.

33. FEMMUE

FEMMUE’s formulas are inspired by flower therapy — using the energy and healing properties of clean, botanical ingredients to optimize the health of the skin. These ingredients, like camellia oil, which is a star ingredient for the line, are not only super effective, but the colors, scents, and luxe textures create a really soothing experience. All the products use clean, natural ingredients, which are then formulated by the best scientists in the world to ensure efficacy. They are meant to fully renew and calm both the skin and mind.

The face oils and serums are great for hydration, while the masks address concerns ranging from texture to tone.

Each product is available at Net A Porter and prices range from $40–100.

34. Spiritual Gangster

Spiritual Gangster just launched a Grateful capsule collection for the holidays and are donating a meal (through Feeding America) for every style sold.

35. Fuzzy Logo Crewneck Sweatshirt from UGG

This classic crewneck features an indulgently soft interior and a fuzzy UGG logo. Cozy and low maintenance, it’s perfect for laid-back weekends or long plane rides this holiday season.

36. SOKO Horn Pia Threader Earrings

Founded in 2015, SOKO has become a leader of the conscious consumerism and ethical fashion movements, offering customers a new kind of luxury: jewelry that is ethically handcrafted in Kenya, using sustainable materials, such as recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn, and at accessible price points. SOKO’s trend-driven architecturally-inspired jewelry appeals to the eco-conscious modern woman who appreciates a bold yet minimalistic aesthetic.

37. Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book

In Boss Up! Lindsay Teague Moreno helps women gain the confidence to know that having ambition doesn’t make them bad mothers or wives. That it’s okay to have a desire for something more than endless sippy cups, clean-ups, Band-Aids, and groundings. That no matter their education or experience levels, women can tap into their passions and create businesses that give them increased flexibility, fulfillment, and financial security.

Boss Up! will help women put businesses on the map and ideas they’ve previously only dreamed about into the marketplace. It will help them overcome their fears and guilt to find a fulfillment that changes them and their families for the better. And it will help them break free of the hard and boring and allow them to have fun along the way.

38.T-Fal FR600D51 Odorless Easy Clean Deep Fryer with Filtration System

The T-Fal Odorless Deep Fryer enables you to enjoy your favorite fried foods while reducing the odor by 74% due to its unique active filtration system. It perfectly fries all types of meats, fish, vegetables and anything else you can think of to fry! The easy to use variable temperature control and the adjustable timer designed to fry food with the perfect temperature for the ideal amount of time.

The T-Fal Odorless Deep Fryer’s active filtration system reduces odor and allows you to enjoy all your favorite fried foods without making your whole house smell. Its safety feature ensures mess-free cooking with the raising and lowering of the basket with a closed lid. The lid has anti-fog features to clearly show your food while it’s cooking. Its compactness makes it a sleek-looking fit to any countertop.

39. T-fal All-in-One 10pc Set

The new All-in-One is designed to go from stovetop to oven and into the fridge with handy snap-on lids, making meal prep a breeze. Additionally, the set is great for those looking to decluttering their shelves for spring cleaning because it nests neatly to minimize cabinet space up to 45%! The All-in-One sets also include pans with T-fal’s signature Thermo-Spot™ which tells you when your pan is at the ideal temperature to start cooking.

40. ZeroWater Filtration Jug

ZeroWater has a unique 5 stage filter, which removes more than other brands, leaving you with the best possible tap water, whilst saving you money on bottled water in the process.

ZeroWater’s first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy removes the chlorine taste you are familiarised to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Aluminium, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other contaminants and to ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a “000” reading on your water quality meter.

ZeroWater’s 30-cup water filtration pitcher is the first in its class to have a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that’s still filtering.

41. BUD BOWTIE SWEATER

It’s time to get your hands on this year’s holiday sweater. If it doesn’t go viral, you’ve ruined the Holidays, so buy it as soon as you can.

42. Bedtime Rituals Bath Kit

Let go from the day with this nighttime bath ritual from Saje. Light a peaceful candle, soak in relaxing bath salts, lather on a bedtime body butter and roll on a restful essential oil blend.

Includes Tranquility Bath Salts (4.2 oz | 120 g), Sleep Well Body Butter (1.7 fl oz | 50 ml), Silence Candle (3.5 oz | 100 g) and Sleep Well Oil Blend (0.2 fl oz | 6 ml).

43. Uplifted Days Diffuser Kit

Brighten your days with this energizing diffuser kit from Saje. Boost your a.m. routine with two revitalizing diffuser blends and a newly designed, limited-edition geometric diffuser.

Includes Aroma Zen Diffuser, Liquid Sunshine® Diffuser Blend (0.17 fl oz | 5 ml) and Deep Breath Diffuser Blend (0.17 fl oz | 5 ml).

44. The Smoothie Project, The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age

Catherine McCord (former model and actress) is the founder of Weelicous which helps families find healthy recipes and organic food delivery service, One Potato. In addition to her companies, Catherine is the author of three healthy living books, including: The Smoothie Project, The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age (December 17, 2019/Abrams.

Catherine has amassed more than 225k Instagram followers for her food-as-medicine approach to healthy tonics and celebs like Jennifer Garner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Keri Glassman, RD, swear by her delicious recipes.

While Catherine was making her name as a model, she was pursuing her primary passion — cooking — at the International Culinary Institute. And her training came in handy when she discovered that her son started suffering from chronic nausea and her family doctors couldn’t help. Catherine turned to her experience with nutrition for an answer, researching until she discovered a surprisingly simple solution — smoothies. Her recipes help you: reduce stress, boost your immune system, improve your gut health, and help strengthen your skin, hair, and nails.

45. Do We Really Need Botox

This Handbook of Anti-aging services is the distillation of Dr. Sofia Din’s knowledge, experience and wisdom gathered in the healthcare industry over the last 15 years and is her first gift to Hagar’s Foundation for Single Mothers.

This book is designed to be extremely beneficial for you in obtaining relevant information if you ever decide to become a consumer of any anti-aging services as you age. It will also serve to be your healthy aging guide.

This book also offers a cutting edge new method to decode and decipher your own Botox dose at any age.

Dr. Sofia Din is a board-certified Family Medical doctor who has been practicing Primary Care, Geriatrics and Aesthetic Anti-aging for the past 15 years in New York. Her journey as a Single Mother while maintaining her career in Medicine as well as in the fields of Anti-aging & Aesthetics has led her to start a Non-profit organization called Hagar’s Foundation for Single Mothers. Hagar’s Foundation is solely devoted to improving the lives of Single mothers everywhere.

46. Avión Silver with Tasting Glass Set

The Sipping Collection by Avión Tequila presents our award-winning Avión Silver — described as crisp, fruit forward and smooth — along with two limited-editon sipping glasses. This single origin, small batch tequila is made from hand-selected highland agave and is gluten free and all natural. 750ML bottle offered with two gold rimmed glasses.

47. Eugenia Kim Limited Edition Holiday Box

The limited edition box includes an exclusive black metallic velvet Maryn headband & black metallic velvet Mallory scrunchie, as well as a curated selection of products from Vitajuwel, Stila, Algenist, and Sterling Forever.

48. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Nail Kit

The prestigious nail brand is collaborating with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to create a limited-edition set made exclusively in partnership with the critically acclaimed, award-winning show. Tour along with Midge as her career takes off and reaches new heights this season — just be sure to take the deborah lippmann x The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel must-have manicure essentials with you in a TSA-approved kit.

The specially curated set contains Rich Girl SPF 25 hand cream, Stripper To Go( 3nail polish remover finger mitts), Smooth Operator buffer, Eco File nail file, fashion-size lacquers in Naked and My Old Flame and fashion-size nail treatments: All About That Base base coat and Addicted to Speed top coat. The set is on sale exclusively on Amazon.com. It will retail at $59.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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