Quick & Easy Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

It’s holiday crunch time and you still have a few people on your list, but no idea what to get them. Don’t worry, I have you covered! This list is full of last-minute gifts for most ages that are quick and easy. I’m also sharing a few important shipping dates, retailers with fast shipping, etc. below to help you. Make sure you bookmark this page for quick reference if you think you’ll need these important dates!

I’ve also shared gift guides for her, for him, for kids, beauty gifts, fitness gifts, luxe gifts under $500, and gifts under $150.

Important Dates

December 15 – USPS Ground Service, FedEx Ground, and UPS Ground
December 18 – USPS First Class Mail Service
December 19 – USPS Priority Mail Service
December 21 – FedEx Express Saver, UPS 3 Day
December 22 – FedEx 2Day Services and UPS 2 Day
December 23 – USPS Priority Mail Express Service, UPS Next Day, and FedEx Overnight Services

More FedEx dates here.
More UPS dates here.
More USPS dates here.

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#1 | Amazon Gift Card

Whether it’s an Amazon gift card, a Netflix gift card, or whatever…this is the easiest last minute gift! Amazon has a ton of gift card options…and if you have Prime, you can get it in 1-2 days!
Shop more gift cards here.

#2 | Pajamas

These pajamas are SO soft and comfy! They come in a bunch of colors too!

#3 | Charging Hub

This charging hub is SO cool! You can charge an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all in one place!

#4 | Amazon Echo Dot

Another easy, but great, Amazon gift is the Echo dot! This is the newest generation that has all the same amazing features like Alexa, listening to music, smart home control, and more…but it’s even smaller and sleeker!
Shop more Amazon products here.

#5 | Barefoot Dreams Blanket

Barefoot Dreams has the softest fabric and their blankets are always a top seller during the holidays!
Shop more Barefoot Dreams here.

#6 | Olaplex Hair Set

I shared this Olaplex hair set in this beauty gifts post. Olaplex is a very popular hair care brand right now and has a cult following. If you haven’t tried it, this set is perfect because you get all of their most popular products.
More Olaplex here.

#7 | Blue Light Glasses

So many of us are working from home or in front of screens all. the. time. Blue light glasses are a great gift idea! These are super stylish too!

#8 | Silk Pillowcase

If you haven’t tried a silk pillowcase yet, you should! There are so many beauty benefits!

#9 | Initial Necklace

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that’s more personal, go with a pretty initial necklace! This one is cubic zirconia, dainty, and comes in gold and silver.

#10 | Zella Leggings

Another best seller every year is the Zella leggings! They’re super high quality at an amazing price! I shared some of my favorite fitness gifts in this post.

#11 | Star Wars Lego Set

For younger kiddos, you can never go wrong with Legos! If you’re looking for more gifts for kids, check out this post.
More by LEGO here.

#12 | Coaster Set

Need a last-minute hostess gift or gift for the home lover? These coasters are really pretty… I love the gold minimalist look!

#13 | Kuerig Coffee Maker

This is the perfect gift for pretty much any coffee lover!

#14 | Nest Candle Set

These Nest candles are always a big hit! They smell amazing and I love the pretty gold vases.

#15 | Swell Water Bottle

This Swell water bottle is one of my top gifts in my fitness lover gift guide. It always keeps my water super cold and I love that they come in multiple colors/prints and sizes! I really like the size of these water bottles.

#16 | Sephora Makeup Must-Haves

For the beauty lover that just loves to try new products, the Sephora Makeup Must-Haves set is the best and includes EIGHT of their top-selling products!

Key shipping dates for the holiday season 2019 on

2-Day Shipping

If you need a gift quick, these brands have FREE 2-day shipping!
Nordstrom (if you’re a cardholder)

Same Day Delivery

Can’t wait two days? These retailers have same-day delivery…Place your Bloomingdale’s order by 1 PM Monday–Saturday or noon on Sunday and it’ll be delivered to you the same day for the cost of standard shipping plus a $20 fee (Loyallists just pay the $20 fee). Get your Neiman Marcus order that day if you order by noon and pay a $20 shipping charge. You can also get same-day delivery for certain items from Walmart, Target, and Amazon!

Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store

If you don’t have time to wait for something to arrive, buy online and pick up in-store. There are a lot of retailers offering this service now but some of my favorites for last-minute gifts are…
Banana Republic
Urban Outfitters

Individual retailers sometimes have different shipping deadline cutoffs. Make sure you check their site shipping details before ordering!

What is your go-to last-minute gift? Please share in the comments below!

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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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7 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

  1. I’ve been so crazy busy at work that I haven’t had a chance to catch up with December Busbee Style!!! What???? That can’t happen. So I’m sitting on a conf call now catching up. I love, love, love the gift guides. I read about the new site. That is such a great idea and resource for women. I can’t wait myself. I’m 52 but don’t want to look like it, act like it or feel like it! Per my teenagers, I do talk like like I’m 52. Apparantly, “You rock” is an antequated term. 🙂 Thank you so much for everything that you do. It’s my escape to read your blog

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  3. definately the best last minute gift go to: bottle of wine or sparkling juice. I had my kids bring the sparkling juice to a teen christmas party and the kids fought over it!

  4. I purchased the echo booties in Bison, got them on sale, and they are stunning. The best color I have ever seen. Thank you so much for your RECOMMENDATION.

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