Bookmark These Last-Minute Christmas Gifts If You Still Haven't Finished Shopping

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Christmas shopping can easily turn in to a second job during the holiday season. Instead of feeling the comfort and joy of the season, you're just stressed out. From friends to family and co-workers, there are so many people you may want to gift. And so little time!

Between work, family and other priorities and parties, finding time to shop before December 25th can be ridiculously tough. Plus, it's always a challenge to find exactly what you're looking for in one place. (And, who wants to battle all those crowds and packed parking lots on Christmas Eve?!) But you know where you can do all your shopping in one stop from the comfort of your couch at any time? Amazon. (Praise hands!)

Before you go into meltdown mode, remember the beauty that is Amazon Prime, specifically. It's filled with last-minute Christmas gift ideas for literally everyone on your list. Seriously, Amazon has every present you can think of and chances are, it can get to your house in just two days. (Which is one of Amazon Prime's biggest perks). So if you end up forgetting someone you didn't have on your list, or just tend to procrastinate your Christmas shopping until the last minute, shopping on Amazon is a pretty fool-proof way to buy gifts for everyone.

It's a no-brainer way to get all your Christmas shopping done. So, without wasting another second, here are our picks for the 45 best last-minute Christmas gifts for all your friends and family:


1. For your bestie: Oversized Sweater Dress

Your BFF deserves the best, and—with 359 five-star reviews—this sweater dress is it. Plus, it comes in eight different colors and patterns (and several will arrive before Christmas!). Hello, new winter wardrobe staple!

2. For the tech-obsessed: 3-in-1 Charging Hub

Friends don't let friends go out with a half-dead iPhone, Apple Watch, or Airpods, right? Or at least, you never will again after gifting them this multiple-device charging station. It can charge their tablet, smartwatch, and any other tech they absolutely can't go a day without

3. For the one with neck pain: Electric Neck and Shoulder Heating Pad

If you have a family member that's always complaining about neck or shoulder pain, gift them instant, relaxing pain relief with this pillow-esque heating pad that covers the neck and shoulders to relieve pain and stress. Best part? You're also getting a gift for yourself, since you'll never have to hear them complain about that ache in their neck again.

4. For the forgetful one: Tile Pro Key Tracker

Got a loved one who's always scrambling before leaving the house? (There's always one...) Help them never be late again—or at least, not for that reason—with the Tile Pro. All they need to do is use their smartphone to make the tracker ring, and voilà!

5. For the American Idol wannabe: Wireless Karaoke Microphone

Gift your music-obsessed friend with this microphone that'll turn them into a karaoke superstar. You might get sick of hearing a million renditions of Celine Dion, but it'll make for a holiday you'll never forget.

6. For the busy one: 2022 Planner

You know that one friend who always seems to have a bazillion different places to be at once? Yeah, they'll hard-core appreciate this customized planner to break down their year in daily, weekly, and monthly views.

7. For the one with a green thumb: Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit

We see your succulents and we raise you a bonsai. This growing kit—complete with four tree seeds and a how-to—will challenge your favorite gardener and will look so cool on her side table.

8. For the fitness lover: At-Home Workout Pack

The holidays are a time for reflection and, shortly after, setting intentions and goals for the year ahead. Often, those intentions have something to do with health and fitness. For a friend or family member interested in living a healthier lifestyle, gift them this at-home workout kit that has everything they'll need to start on that journey.

9. For the coffee lover: A Clever Mug

If your work bestie literally runs on Dunkin' (or whatever their preferred source of caffeine might be), they'll love this cute gift. And if it doesn't inject a dose of cheer into a blah office, nothing will. Bonus: It doubles as a perfect White Elephant gift if you "forgot" to pick one up.

10. For the shave-obsessed: Bevel Shaving Kit

This kit from Bevel is the ultimate glam kit for anyone who shaves their face. It comes with a razor, shaving brush, shaving cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades. It's basically everything anyone needs to look and feel smooth in minutes.

11. For the book-loving kid: Hair Love

Matthew Cherry's Hair Love is a sweet tribute to natural hair and daddy-daughter relationships everywhere. The little one in your family will love this kid-friendly read for its feel-good moments and amazing illustrations (TBH, you might want to snag yourself a copy, too!).

12. For the lip gloss lover: The Lip Bar glosses

Grab a few of these glosses from The Lip Bar to pack in your favorite makeup lover's stocking this year. They'll not only love the choice of vibrant colors, but also the sleek, chic packaging. Bonus: The formulas are vegan and organic.

13. For the tote bag collector: Woven Tote

Every tote bag collector needs this in their rotation. They'll love being able to stash all of their must-haves in it while making a fashion statement.

14. For the coffee obsessed: Coffee Box

Give the people what they want (amirite?). If you know someone in your family who loves to talk about coffee as much as they love drinking it, snag them more than just a bag of beans. This gift box includes a pair of funny socks, a handy coffee clip and scoop, a classy ceramic mug, and of course—freshly ground cawfee.

15. For the haircare lover: Hairbrella Rain Hat

This silk-lined rain hat will keep your giftee's hands free and hairstyle preserved when out on a rainy day. They'll love how soft it feels on their hair, while doing the most important job of all—keeping their style intact.

16. For the craft lover: DIY Candle-Making Kit

Instead of gifting a candle like you have for the last five years, consider this at-home kit for your crafty friend. It's a fun activity to do during the holidays and they'll be able to put their own personalized spin on it.

17. For the one who has it all: Cozy Slippers

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You know no one can pass up a new pair of comfy-cozy slippers. Even if they already have a pair—and pretty much everything else—anyone can benefit from something soft under their feet. And this color? Ugh, total opulence.

18. For your game night BFF: Sushi Go

They've had enough of Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, and they already own the cult-favorite What Do You Meme game. Chances are, they might not have heard of this card game that's a fast-paced twist on the classic "Go Fish." (And yes, you can take all the credit for introducing them to their new favorite game.)

19. For the hygge lover: Weighted Blanket

There's nothing like the instant feeling of calm that you get from wrapping yourself in a weighted blanket. With more than 3,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, this one is bound to become their bestie on holiday movie nights (with a side of spiked cocoa).

20. For the makeup junkie: Eye-Dentify Eyeliner

The makeup junkie in your life could always use a new eyeliner, and this amazing gel liner from Lady Gaga's brand comes in 21 different colors. (On that note, when was the last time you treated yourself to some new eyeliner? Maybe snag some shades for yourself, too.)

21. For the self care lover: Bath Bombs

Some people can be hard to please...until now. Cross the toughest person off your holiday gift list with this therapeutic and moisturizing bath bomb set. It's received nearly 5,000(!) five-star reviews on Amazon.

22. For the camera queen: Fujifam Instax Mini

Get them this '90s throwback to capture picture-perfect moments in real time. No #filter needed (though they might want to post their pics to Instagram later, anyway...).

23. For the latte lover: Nespresso Espresso Machine

Get this for anyone who believes life only begins after their daily coffee run. They'll love whipping up their favorite espresso drinks a-latte. Oh, and the $$$ they'll save!

24. For the blowout lover: Straightening Brush

Give the gift of a good hair day, every day. Drybar's signature ceramic brush uses ionic technology to help reduce frizz and add shine while styling, so they'll always have a perfect blowout.

25. For the nail polish lover: OPI Nature Strong

OPI's new Nature Strong polishes are vegan and cruelty free, and come in super pretty colors that the nail polish lover in your life will become obsessed with.

26. For your workout buddy: Fleece-Lined Leggings

At around $25 a pair, you and your running pal can hit the pavement in matching warm and fuzzy fleece-lined leggings. Plus, with nearly 7,000 five-star reviews, you can feel assured they'll last them all winter long. And don't you deserve a matching pair for yourself, too?

27. For the dog lover: Dog DNA Test

Got a pal with a shelter pup? They'll love this doggie DNA test that screens for over 250 dog breeds. Not only can they find out their doggo's exact breed mix, but they can also see their entire family tree back to great-grandparents. Pretty darn cool, huh?

28. For the low-maintenance one: Bomber Jacket

Everyone knows someone who never really shops or buys anything for themselves. Chances are, that person could use an outerwear upgrade. This unisex bomber jacket will help anyone nail the perfect balance between casual and sophisticated. The classic look is perfect for the person who doesn't like lots of frills.

29. For the baker: Delish Insane Sweets Cookbook

Not only will your giftee be able to bake next-level luscious cookies for Santa, they'll also be equipped to serve up one-of-a-kind treats, like Samoa Cheesecake Bars and Moscow Mule Cupcakes, all year round. Best part? They pretty much have to share whatever they whip up with you.

30. For the clean freak: Roomba Vacuum

Let's be real. If you waited this long to get the special person in your life a gift, you better get them something nice. That's exactly what you'll get with the Roomba robot vacuum. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

31. For the letter writer: Monogram Personalized Stationery

Nothing says "I've been thinking about your present for months," more than personalized stationery, right?! That's what your mom/cousin/aunt might think, but in reality, you placed that order mere days ago. Expect a thank you card instead of a text this year—after all, you deserve it.

32. For the whiskey lover: Whiskey Decanter And Glasses

The perfect addition to any whiskey lover's collection is a crystal decanter and whole new set of glasses that'll make their home cocktail hours even more enjoyable. (And hey, you might score a whole lot of invites to join.)

33. For your grandma: Interlocking Circles Necklace

Simple, sweet, and sophisticated, this sterling silver necklace will go with everything in your grandma's wardrobe. Not only will it show your unending love for her, but she can always keep her favorite grandchild (a.k.a. you) close to her heart—literally.

34. For family game nights: Wooden Stacking Boards

Family gatherings just got way more fun with this colorful take on Jenga that everyone can play. Make it even more fun by writing dares on each one, then make people take on the dare of whichever piece they pull from the stack.

35. For new parents: "Best Gift Ever" Onesie

They're going to take a million pics of their little one's first holiday anyway, so you might as well make sure the kid's dressed to the nines, right? (Especially since you'll likely be seeing allll those pics on social media...)

36. For the cat lover: Cat-tastic Makeup Bag

Your cat-obsessed pal will love this kitty-covered makeup bag that can fit all their essentials. Even if their mascara collection isn't five tubes strong, they can still use the handy case to store other toiletries, stationary (or treats for their furry friend).

37. For the new homeowner: Echo Dot

This may just be the perfect last-minute gift because it totally doesn't seem like one (I mean, you ordered this weeks ago, right?). Plus, your friend who just moved into their first house has enough to do already. Let Amazon's Alexa take care of playing music, setting timers, checking the weather, order groceries, and more. Bonus points if you help them set it up, too.

38. For the nature lover: Dome Tent

Tell your loved ones to take a hike—but, like, in a good way. With this three-person tent, the whole crew will be able to enjoy outdoor adventures anywhere, from a National Park to their own backyard (or living room).

39. For runners: Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds

Have PowerBeats wireless earbuds, will travel—by foot, that is. Give these wireless headphones to the marathon runner in your life and make sure they never get tangled up in pesky cords ever again. Plus, the sound quality is A+++.

40. For the busy chef: Instant Pot

If you've got a friend who lives on takeout or frozen dinners, do them a huge favor by gifting them the cult-favorite Instant Pot. Next thing you know, they'll be whipping up meals in a flash all year long (and hopefully sharing that deliciousness with you!).

41. For the bookworm: Kindle Paperwhite

Your friend or family member who always has the best book recommendations is sure to love a Kindle. You can even give them Kindle Unlimited so they can read as many books or magazines as they want for just $9.99 a month.

42. For the fried food lover: Air Fryer Max

Every French fry-lover (so, tbh, everyone) needs an air fryer in their life. Give this one to your fried-food-loving friend, and watch them whip up healthier versions of their faves using way less oil.

43. For blush lovers: HAUS LABORATORIES by LADY GAGA Tutti Gel-Powder All Over Rouge

This HAUS LABORATORIES rouge is part of an extensive collection that was used by Gaga's makeup artist to create her amazing looks for the new House of Gucci film.

44. For the clean beauty lover: Skincare Gift Set

For the skincare-obsessed friend who's always reading ingredients labels on their products, these clean, antioxidant-rich products will be the most fun way to revamp their routine.

45. For music lovers: Micro Bluetooth Speaker

All the crisp sound Bose is known for in one convenient—and super portable—package. This small but mighty device is waterproof, lasts for six hours with a rechargeable battery, and has a wireless bluetooth range up to 30 feet. It also features a built-in speakerphone—perfect for beach bums.

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