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27 Last-Minute Food & Drink Gifts They'll Love

Whether you need a gift next week, in a few days, or literally five minutes from now, these delicious gift options have your back.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A box of Wolferman's cinnamon rolls because nothing's as satisfying as waking up Christmas morning and having the smell of gooey, sweet, delicious cinnamon rolls wafting into your bedroom.

five cinnamon rolls cooling on a baking tray and one cinnamon roll on a plate

They're shipped ready to be reheated in the oven, and it comes with a large packet of icing for drizzling over.

Promising review: "Ordered these for ourselves after sending them as gifts to others. They are delicious when enjoyed at breakfast, or as dessert at any other meal. Keep napkins handy; they are gooey but an absolute delight." —Lew

Shipping Info: Expedited four-to-seven-day shipping options are available for an additional fee. There's a holiday order cutoff chart.

Get six rolls from Wolferman's for $24.99.

2. A jar of Sichuan Chili Crisp from Fly By Jing they'll very soon realize goes good with practically anything! We're talking noodles, eggs, pizza, salads — the perfectly hot, bold flavor will transform their dish from just OK to "OMG DELICIOUS" in one second flat.

Fly By Jing

Plus! It's vegan, sugar free, gluten free, and made without preservatives or artificial flavors.

Jing Gao, the founder and CEO of the small business Fly By Jing, is a chef, entrepreneur, and a globally renowned expert on Chinese cuisine. While the flavors are inspired by her hometown of Chengdu, Jing's recipes are deeply personal and offer a unique taste you won't find anywhere else.

My colleague Jonathan Mazzei loves this stuff! Here's his rave review: "I got this sauce as a gift, and I have been obsessed ever since I tried it. It combines the most prized Sichuan peppercorns with fragrant dried chilies, fermented black beans, garlic, shallots and more for a numbing, umami-rich flavor that has enhanced truly everything I've tried it on — without overpowering the other flavors. I've been struggling to find the right sauce to take my home-cooked dishes to the next level, and let me tell you, this is it! Plus, the packaging is super cute and thoughtful, and mine even came with a beautiful little zine that includes a breakdown of the ingredients, some amazing recipe ideas, and more!"

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.98

3. Some alcohol from Drizly, which has a huge selection of beer, wine, and liquor that can be delivered in 60 minutes or less. Perfect for the times you remember you need a gift for a holiday party that starts in *checks watch* two hours.

maker's mark bottle, two cocktails, and three bowls of snacks

Just put in your address and Drizly will tell you what's available for delivery. On top of alcohol, they can deliver party supplies, mixers, ice, and more. They also have cocktail recipes on the site. Since this is basically Seamless for booze, delivery fees and order minimums depend on where you're ordering from.

Shipping info: When shopping on Drizly, just input the address of your gift recipient. In the cart there is an option to select that the order is a gift. Once you’ve done that, just be sure to enter your recipient's cellphone number and email address at checkout. Then you can schedule a delivery for your gift or let the recipient schedule when their gift will be delivered.

Order your boozy gift now through Drizly (price depends on what you're ordering and your location).

4. Or order a bottle from Saucey, another service that delivers alcohol to their customers in an hour or less. What makes this company different than Drizly is that they give you the option to send a bottle as a gift with a personalized note — great for those faraway family members you forgot to shop for until now!

person holding hand up to a bottle of bourbon

Put in their address and get shopping! There are no delivery fees or order minimums.

Shipping info: Orders delivered by courier in 60 minutes or less. Gifts can be shipped to recipients with a printed note. Make sure to check the gift box and enter your recipient’s address as the delivery address when checking out.

Order your boozy gift now through Saucey (price depends on what you're ordering).

5. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey — the mix of spicy and sweet will turn any meal into an ~experience~. You might want to give them two bottles because of how fast they'll go through this!

model pouring a bottle of mike's hot honey onto a pizza

Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry), with cottage cheese, and drizzled on the original Chick-Fil-A delicious!" —Tiger Paws

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in an extra hot version).

6. A party tub of the famous banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery via Goldbelly — it's common to find a huge line outside Magnolia Bakery's NYC shops, and almost everyone is queuing up for this decadent dessert specifically! Now you can skip the line and have this sent right to the front door of your favorite sweets enthusiast.

tub of magnolia bakery banana pudding

My mom is OBSESSED with this banana pudding, so I sent this exact tub to her through Goldbelly for Mothers Day a few years ago, and she absolutely loved it! Be warned — this (huge!) tub can feed up to eight people, has to be eaten within 48 hours for optimal freshness, and the company doesn't recommend you freeze it, so make sure whoever you're giving it to has a BIG appetite or knows people who can they share the pudding with!

Shipping info: Magnolia Bakery ships pudding Monday–Friday of each week. You can choose upgraded shipping options for it to arrive ASAP, and you can schedule the delivery for a specific date ahead of time. Check out Goldbelly's full shipping information here.

Get the Magnolia Banana Pudding from Goldbelly for $56, shop everything else available here, or get a digital gift card starting at $25.

7. A four-flavor popcorn tin so they'll always have something to snack on when they're marathoning their favorite Hallmark Christmas movies. Pro tip: Tell them to make a handful of the cheese and caramel popcorn and pop the whole handful in their mouth for a truly decadent snacking experience.

white popcorn tin with plaid christmas trees on it and four different kinds of popcorn in it
Popcorn Factory

It comes with butter popcorn, white cheddar popcorn, cheese popcorn, and caramel popcorn. 

Shipping Info: Standard shipping begins at $10, with expedited shipping available for an additional charge.

Get it from Popcorn Factory for $44.99.

8. A wine subscription from Winc — they can fill out a quiz to give them personalized wine recommendations, and then they'll receive four bottles of wine a month that fits their preferred palate.

box with four bottles in it

Here's how it works: You take a quiz about your wine preferences. Then they suggest four wines to get you started. You can choose to swap some out or add more. They send similar bottles each month that are tasty and have pretty labels. As long as you get at least four bottles, shipping is free. You can skip a month or cancel anytime. You can read my colleague Bek O'Connell's review of the subscription service Winc here.

Shipping info: Your order will ship within two business days of processing. Shipping typically takes three to seven business days depending on your distance from our fulfillment center. Gift cards are sent digitally and the recipient can redeem for a Winc membership.

Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle, or get a gift card or a subscription starting at $60 for one month (also available in two- or three-month subscriptions).

9. Or a subscription to Firstleaf, where they can rate every bottle they receive so they can get wine in their next shipments that expertly match their preferences. It's like having their own virtual sommelier on hand!

person holding a bottle of wine that came out of a box

Like Winc, Firstleaf offers you a little quiz to get a sense of your preferences. Then they send you six wines tailored to your tastes. You can rate your wine online or talk to their concierge team if you have questions/concerns. The more wine you rate, the better Firstleaf will get at pinpointing the best wines for you.

Shipping info: You can determine your estimated ship date at checkout.

Get a subscription from Firstleaf for $90/shipment ($15/bottle), send a one-time gift bundle starting at $49.95, or send a gift certificate starting at $80.

10. A stove-top pizza oven for anyone who always suggests pizza whenever you want to hang out. Now they can make restaurant-quality pies right from the comfort of the kitchen!

a pizza cooking in the pizza oven, which is sitting on a gas burner

Promising review: "The stove-top oven is a great investment if you're trying to create thin-crust pizza in a high-heat environment. We regularly get the temperature up to 700 degrees, which is notably better than our oven or grill. The engineering on the device is straightforward, two stones underneath the pizza and a low ceiling." —Traveller

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

11. A pound of cereal marshmallows so they can finally live out the dream they've had since they were 5 years old of having purely sugar for breakfast (or lunch or dinner...we don't judge).

Reviewer with the bag of cereal marshmallows

Promising review: "Buying these charms was one of the best decisions of my life. The bag is twice the size of my head. The marshmallows are aesthetically pleasing and delicious. It's everything I ever wanted in a snack." —Amazon Customer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

12. A Harry & David Sweet and Savory Holiday Gift Box packed with all of the most popular edible treats from this well-known brand. Bring this to a holiday party as a gift for the host, and you'll become their favorite person at the party.

Harry & David

The gift box includes a 5-oz. hickory-smoked summer sausage, a 4-oz. sharp white cheddar cheese, a 10-oz. pepper-and-onion relish, a 4-oz. pack of mixed nuts (which include cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pecans), a 6-oz. paradise dried fruit mix (which includes raisins, golden raisins, apricots, cranberries, pineapple, papaya, and banana chips), 6 oz. of sea salt caramels, 4 oz. of milk chocolate truffles, 4 oz. of dark chocolate truffles, a bottle of Harry & David Ross Lane Red blend, and Harry & David Ross Lane White blend.

Shipping info: For on-time Christmas delivery, orders must be made by Saturday, Dec. 18, with standard shipping, Tuesday, Dec. 21, with three-day express shipping, Wednesday, Dec. 22, with two-day express shipping, and Thursday, Dec. 23, with overnight delivery. You can check out their other holiday delivery deadlines here

Get it from Harry & David for $109.99

13. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription perfect for java lovers who would appreciate trying out coffee from around the world. Each month, they'll receive 12 ounces of freshly roasted coffee, flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips.

A box of the coffee bag, a post card, and flavor notes

Shipping info: You can give them a three-month gift subscription — an email will be sent to their inbox so they can redeem the gift themselves. You can also specify exactly when the email will be sent.

Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+, or get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60 (also available in six-month or 12-month gift options). 

To learn why not one, but THREE BuzzFeed Shopping team members love this, check out our Atlas Coffee Club review.

14. Or a subscription to Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company for the person who loves to wake up with a warm cup of black tea, get a bolt of energy in the afternoon with a green tea, and then chill out in the evening with an herbal tea.

boxes of simple loose leaf tea
Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company

They'll get the experience of 24 to 48 different premium loose-leaf teas, two to four teas each month, across 12 monthly shipments. 

Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company is a small business based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, that sells over 150 different loose-leaf teas through subscriptions or individual sales.

Promising review: "I am really enjoying my monthly herbal tea subscription. The packaging is great because it details how to brew, what's inside each tea package, and they come in resealable bags. Each one is so different and also keeps with the season change too." —Heather R.

Shipping info: All of the subscription boxes ship at the start of each month. 

Get a 12-month gift subscription to Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company starting at $163 (can choose from two, three, or four teas sent a month and four different varieties of teas), or shop any of their teas here.

15. A Home Chef subscription for anyone who loves to cook at home but has a really hectic schedule, leaving them with no time to come up with meal ideas and go grocery shopping. Reviewers love the easy instructions, variety of options available, and the quality of the food they receive.

salmon and green beans on a plate with a home chef meal kit box next to it

This meal kit subscription offers gluten-free, dairy-free, meatless, calorie-conscious, and carb-conscious meals, so whatever their dietary preferences are, they'll have something for everyone! Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients and the instructions to cook the meal. Most meals take 30 minutes to cook, but there are also 15-minute meals as well as oven-ready meals that they just pop right into the oven when they're ready to eat.

Promising review: "Excellent flavors, easy to make, good variety of meals, arrive fresh and correctly prepared every time. Couldn't be more pleased. Has saved me time and money during the busy weekdays!" —Jessica

Shipping info: Home Chef sends weekly deliveries Monday through Friday. You can select the day of week that’s most convenient for you. Gift cards will be sent to the recipient's inbox whenever you choose, and they can redeem it on their own time. 

Get it from Home Chef for $6.99/per serving, or send a digital gift card starting at $25.

16. A gift box from Lillie's of Charleston that contains their signature hot sauce, mustard BBQ sauce, and a spice dry rub so they can kick up the flavor of practically any meal they make. You might want to get a box for yourself — it's that good!

lillie's of charleston gift box

Lillie's of Charleston is a Black-owned, family-owned small business based in South Carolina that sells its own hot sauces, barbecue sauces, and spice blends.

Promising review: "Bought this as a Fathers Day gift and my father loved it. After tasting it he cut our phone conversation short so he could make something with it! He says it’s extremely good. Thanks so much for your business." —lorraine

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get the gift set from Amazon for $28.98 (four-piece spice set and mild gift set also available).

17. A box of hard kombucha from JuneShine — each can contains 6% ABV, is made from organic, probiotic, and gluten-free ingredients, and comes in delicious flavors like grapefruit paloma or blood orange mist.

a box of canned beverages

JuneShine is a small business that sells hard kombucha made with real ingredients.

Promising review: "Every single flavor was amazing!!! Delicious and refreshing, perfect for any occasion!" —Brianna F.

Shipping info: Orders are packed within one to two weekdays and shipping takes one to three days. Same-day shipping is also available, as well as two-hour courier service in select San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco zip codes. 

Get the sampler pack of 24 cans from JuneShine for $66, and shop everything else here.

18. A case of wine from Usual Wines — they package their wines in beaker-shaped bottles for an ultra-cool twist on vino.,,

Each beaker is filled with one glass of wine (6.3 ounces). You can choose white, rosé, red, or a mix of all three. They all have at least 12% alcohol and the white wine has zero added sugar.

Shipping info: Shipping is free when you order 12 bottles or more. Can ship within the US, except for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. The gift card option is delivered by email with instructions on how to redeem. Forward to the recipient directly from your inbox. Gift cards cannot be used to purchase subscriptions.

Get a 12-pack from Usual Wines for $96, or get a gift card starting at $50.

19. A subscription to Bokksu, a company that sends handcrafted boxes of authentic snacks, candies, and teas delivered straight from Japan.

Japanese snacks, orange box, chopsticks

Each box comes with 20+ authentic Japanese snacks, candies, a detailed product guide, and a tea pairing curated according to a theme.

Shipping info: Gift cards are sent digitally on a date of your choosing, and the recipient can redeem it at their convenience. 

Get a gift subscription from Bokksu starting at $44.95/month (available in 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription options), or send a digital gift card starting at $150.

20. An old-fashioned kit from Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. for the amateur mixologists who prefer to keep it...well...old-fashioned! Pair this with their favorite bottle of bourbon so they can start whipping up a drink as soon as you give it to them.

gift box with ingredients to make an old fashioned
Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

The kit comes with 13.5 oz. of bourbon cherries, 8 oz. of demerara syrup, 1 oz. of aromatic Bitters, and a graduated jigger.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is a family-owned small business that sells drink mixes, cocktail ingredients, and bar tools that will help you build your own at-home bar.

Shipping info: All East and Midwest orders ($5 flat rate) should arrive two to five business days from order date. All West orders ($8 flat rate) should arrive five to seven business from order date. Digital gift cards are sent instantly. 

Get the Old Fashioned kit from Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. for $45, or give a digital gift card starting at $10

21. A gift subscription to Partake, a company that creates Star Baker–worthy cookies that are all certified vegan and gluten free, as well as free of the top eight allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk, soy, fish, and shellfish). This is a safe bet if you want to give someone a food-related gift but aren't sure what their food sensitivities are!

five boxes of partake cookies

Partake is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business that creates delicious cookies with allergy-free ingredients.

Shipping info: Orders are shipped approximately 48 hours after receiving. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

Get a three-month gift subscription from Partake for $80, or give a digital gift card starting at $10.

22. A Haus sampler kit so they can take their at-home happy hour to the next level. Each aperitif flavor is made with natural ingredients and can be mixed with other ingredients like tonic, soda water, or prosecco to create a delicious cocktail, or they can choose to enjoy the drink on its own.

Four small clear bottles filled with different-colored liquids in yellow, red, orange, and brown

Each bottle is 200 mL and can make two to three drinks. The bestselling flavors are Citrus Flower, Rose Rosé, Bitter Clove, and Lemon Lavender. 

Promising review: "I really enjoyed this sample kit. The packaging is lovely (I will definitely reuse the small glass bottles). I enjoyed all the flavors — citrus was my favorite. I think the clove flavor will be nice over ice during the cooler months. The rose, citrus, lavender flavors are nice on their own with ice and are a fun addition to prosecco. I really enjoy complex flavors, and these aperitifs are a wonderful way to mix things up." —ERICA R.

Shipping Info: Ground orders, excluding those containing the Deluxe Cocktail Kit, will ship within one to three business days. Orders containing the Deluxe Cocktail Kit will ship in five to seven business days. Once your order ships, it should arrive within five to seven business days. Business days are considered Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Note: Expedited and overnight shipping methods are currently paused. Gift cards can be sent directly to the recipient immediately or whenever you would like to schedule them. 

Get the sampler kit from Haus for $40 (available in eight flavors), or get a digital gift card starting at $50

23. A bag of Bean & Bean Downtown Blend coffee with notes of roasted nuts, cedar, and sweet herbs for a truly indulgent cup of joe in the morning.

purple bag of bean and bean downtown blend with a sloth on it
Bean & Bean

Bean & Bean is an Asian-owned small business started by a mother-and-daughter duo more than 12 years ago. More than half of Bean & Bean coffee is from woman-led or -owned coffee farms. All producers are fair trade and organic and certified to guarantee that all workers receive a livable wage.

Promising review: "I love this Downtown Blend and it gets the job done on days when I need a little extra kick. It is smooth and creamy but bold! It's definitely one of my favorite. I've made it hot and cold brew style; both options are great using this. Highly recommend. If you don't know which blend to try, go for this one!!" —Trucish

Shipping info: Choose from either three-to-seven-day ground shipping and one-to-three-day priority shipping. Check out their full shipping policy here.

Get a 12-oz. bag from Bean & Bean for $19 (available in nine grind types), or give a digital gift card starting at $5.

24. A subscription to Beer of the Month Club so they can receive a new assortment of craft beers every four weeks. Anyone who's always giving their opinion on how IPAs are the best type of beer will seriously appreciate this one.

Beer of the Month Club

The beers are curated from over 10,000 breweries from all over the world. There are five beer clubs to choose from: US microbrew, international, US and international variety pack, hop-heads (US and international), or rare beers.

Shipping info: Shipments should arrive the third or fourth week of the month via a carrier in your region. December shipments may arrive before or after Christmas. If giving as a gift, you’ll have the option to schedule an email gift announcement for any date you choose during checkout.

Get a subscription to Beer of the Month Club starting at $31.95/month

25. A bottle of wine from 90+ Cellars, which offers a huge portfolio of fine wines from all over the world to pick from, all at a discounted rate.

person pouring in prosecco into a glass
90+ Cellars

The company started when founder Kevin Mehra set out to find wineries looking to unload stock. High-end wineries didn't want sales or discounts that could hurt their brand, so they agreed to give 90+ Cellars a percentage of their production at a reduced rate. That meant that wineries could sell more and customers could get affordable wine. The company has grown and changed since then, but they still find delicious wines that customers can buy at reasonable prices.

Shipping info: Orders will ship approximately within one to three business days after an order is placed. Orders are shipped from Connecticut, and generally take one to seven days for delivery when shipped ground.

Get it from 90+ Cellars for $9.99+/bottle, or get a gift certificate starting at $10.

26. A box of golden soft pretzels from Eastern Standard Provisions Co. — whoever the recipient of this lucky gift box is will be asking you how they can order another box because they'll be chomping through these fluffy pieces of heaven in no time.

box with pretzel bits
Eastern Standard Provisions Co.

This gift set includes two Wheelhouse signature soft pretzels, six turnbuckle soft pretzel sticks, one bag of one-timer soft pretzel bites, and a pack of classic pretzel salt. 

My dad sent me one of their boxes of pretzels as a housewarming gift, and let me tell you these are HIGH-QUALITY! All you have to do is pop them in the oven for a few minutes (it'll come with an instruction page with the exact time) and you'll have piping-hot, soft-on-the-inside-crunchy-on-the-outside pretzels that are oh so tasty. It tastes even better than the fresh pretzels you get at the mall or a sporting event. They also freeze really well, so you can continue to have carby goodness for months to come.

Shipping info: It takes one to two business days to process your order for shipping, and you should expect an additional one to three days for your order to arrive after it's been shipped. The digital gift card will be emailed immediately after purchase for your gift recipient to use immediately. 

Get the holiday gift box from Eastern Standard Provisions Co. for $29.99, or get a digital gift card starting at $25.

27. A case of Sound sparkling water for the coworker who can always be found with a can (or five) of the bubbly stuff at their desk. Sound uses all-natural ingredients like tea and botanicals to flavor their waters, creating a subtle yet refreshing taste.

four sound sparkling water cans

Sound is a small business that sells unsweetened, organic sparkling waters made with tea and botanicals.

Promising review: "I'm always overwhelmed by the number of sparkling water options and more shocked when I notice that all these brands have the same ingredient profiles, sparkling water and 'natural flavors.' I've found these products taste too fake/chemically (if that's a word) to me so was ecstatic when I tried SOUND! They only use single-source, organic extracts, which gives a very clean, refreshing experience when consuming and no fake/chemically back-end taste! Extremely enjoyable and the only concern is how fast they'll get consumed in my house!!!!" —Dreamer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of 12 Sound cans from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five flavor varieties).

You walking into the holiday party with your box of soft pretzels or a bottle of tequila you ordered an hour ago:

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