Last-minute gifts that can be delivered before the holiday shipping rush

Isabel Calkins
·4 min read

It's not an exaggeration to say that the postal service has been through the ringer this year. And it’s not even over yet. With the holiday season quickly approaching and people not being able to travel to see their loved ones due to the coronavirus, many are opting to ship gifts rather than buy in-store. While this is a great way to keep people safe, it does come with its own set of problems.

More and more, delays are popping up preemptively in customers inboxes warning of extended shipping times. With so many people around the world relying on the postal service to help celebrate the holidays from afar, it is important to get your orders in as quickly as possible. If you are feeling stuck, here are some gift ideas that if you order now, will arrive long before the big holiday rush.

Give someone the gift of relaxation this holiday season. Golde, most known for their superfood lattes, has combined their bestsellers for a wellness gift like no other. Featuring three Superfood Latte Blends (the Original Turmeric Latte Blend, Cacao Turmeric Latte Blend, and the Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend) and two Superfood Face Masks (Papaya Bright Exfoliating Mask and Clean Greens Detoxifying mask), these are not likely to stay in stock due to overwhelming popularity. Everyone is needing a bit extra R&R this season.

If you ever wanted to be a makeup guru, now is your chance to stock up on some of tarte’s best selling products. Each set contains two complete collections of makeup must-haves, each with an eye and cheek palette, shadow brush, tarteist REMIX Lipgloss and Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. Wear or share, it’s up to you. Just don’t forget to post your look on Instagram.

It’s no surprise that we are staring at our screens more than ever before. With nearly everything being virtual, our eyes are no doubt even more strained since the pandemic began. So this holiday season, give high-quality glasses to protect your eyes from blue light for a better sleep and healthier life.

You can’t go wrong with gifting snacks. For a tasty way to bring your family together virtually, place an order for a gift basket filled with Hanukkah-themed Rice Krispies. The delicious Star of David, Happy Hanukkah and Dreidel treats are handcrafted from fresh ingredients and decorated with fondant for an added touch.

You may not have places to go this year, but that doesn't mean you still can’t rock a sharp hat in the comfort of your own home. Selfies, anyone? Made of 100 percent wool, the Billie tall hat from Gigi Pip is available in S/M and M/L, features an adjustable inner band and comes in two colors —Ivory and Dark Grey.

This cute and cozy throw blanket and pillow set is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to snuggle up by a warm fire on a cold, winter night. Featuring an adorable sloth laying on an ornament, this set is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face.

There is no easier way to make sure a package arrives on time like ordering a subscription service. For only $35 a week, you can get a grocery box with a variety of produce, grains, legumes, spice packs and sauce kits, delivered right to your doorstep, or to someone you love. With the rise in COVID-19 cases, this is the perfect way to say you care about someone.

If you can’t leave the house, better make yourself as comfortable as possible. Made out of cotton and recycled polyester, this fleece hoodie from Richer Poorer is the gift that keeps on giving. In three different colors and a relaxed fit, you can’t go wrong.

Although the brand new Xbox Series S sold out quickly in the first round of release, there is still hope for those hoping to get their hands on it. For one low monthly cost, you can pick either a Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Not only do you get the latest consoles, but you also get over 100 high-quality games for console, PC and Android mobile devices. What’s even better is Xbox All Access is expanding to eight new countries this holiday season, so there will be more people to join in on the fun.

You get two for one when you order Cheryl’s holiday scene gift boxes. Both filled with 12 delicious cookies, this is the perfect gift to tell someone you care. Nothing says holidays like irresistible fresh baked goods.

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