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Wow Everyone On Your List With These 48 Affordable Last-Minute Gifts

A creative Wreck This Journal, cool moon lamp, and more last-minute presents they'll love.

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1. A Wreck This Journal that'll get their creative side flowing, thanks to cool prompts that encourage a combo of art and writing. The best part? No boring blank lines!

2. Or a copy of Burn After Writing — a guided journal with interactive questions and thought experiments that'll encourage them to take a scrolling break and write out whatever they're feeling at the moment. 

Promising review: "I first saw this book on TikTok and decided to look more into it. I purchased four total because I know some people holding onto things that are difficult to let go of. It’s a great way to look at things from a different perspective and truly hold yourself accountable to different things in your life. I love what it stands for and I look forward to when I burn mine after I’m done. Self-love, self- care, and meditation for a better state of mind tomorrow is always the goal. I definitely recommend it to those susceptible to change and the willingness to try things different. You’re so much more than what’s been done to you and someone’s inability to see your worth does not decrease your value. Choose you for a change." —Brent Helm

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7

3. A burrito blanket for the person who loves to ~wrap~ themselves in a warm cocoon when it's a cold day. Shoutout to the reviewer below who actually wrapped this gem in REAL foil when they gave it as a gift!

4. A layered necklace set that'll look so cool with a button-down shirt, cozy sweatshirt, or sleeveless top. They can wear the paper clip chain and monogram coin chain together or separately to elevate their accessories game. Plus, it doubles up as a great stocking stuffer.

5. A handheld light they'll be ~over the moon~ about because it fits in the palm of their hand and adds a soft glow to their bedroom. It's easy to operate too: just tap to change the color and brightness (no cords required).

6. A carbonated bubble clay mask to make their skincare routine a little more enjoyable. It bubbles up once it's applied to their face and helps exfoliate stubborn blackheads. They'll probably want to take "before" and "after" selfies because the results will be so satisfying.

7. A Grogu Bluetooth speaker because The Mandalorian fan in your life will appreciate this lil' buddy for their next indoor workout or wine night. It plays up to four hours of music on a single charge, has a 30-foot range, and has great sound quality.

8. A Love Lingual card game that'll be a fun stocking stuffer and be perf for their next date night. It comes with 150 convo starter questions, so they can get to know their partner a little more *and* enjoy time together.

9. A Yonanas fruit soft-serve maker so they can turn bananas, berries, and mangos into a yummy frozen treat. Reviewers swear by this gadget and say it creates a dessert that tastes like creamy ice cream or sorbet. 😲 

The black device on a table with sorbet in a bowl under it
A close up of a reviewer's yellow and red sorbet

Slice and freeze over ripe fruit, place frozen fruit into the chute, and they'll have something sweet to eat in little time! The machine's removable parts are also top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Promising review: "I saw one of these in action at a friends house like five years ago and thought it was just a made up memory, because making ice cream out of solely frozen fruit seems wild. But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. I cannot believe still how amazing this thing is! It makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever. It’s easy to take apart and clean, and super easy to use." —DMCKAY

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in six colors). 

10. A Cozy Season candle because with it, their home will feel like a winter retreat year round. Citrus, wood, and warm spice will give any room a heavenly scent and make them want to snuggle in a blanket and drink a hot chocolate on repeat.

hand holding lit Cozy Season candle

11. An embroidered baseball hat for anyone who basically lives in athleisure. The strap is completely adjustable too, in case they want to wear their hair up. All they need is an oversized hoodie, bike shorts, and a cap with a cute pineapple or "As If" patch to complete the look.

Pink, black, and green baseball caps with different patches on the front

12. Or an adjustable CurlCap that'll be perf for gym sessions, hikes, or running errands. Designed for natural hair, this satin-lined accessory helps keep breakage and frizz at bay, and it has a scrunchie-like design for a comfy fit.

13. A blob mirror because it's an affordable dupe for all the cool wave-shaped decor they've been spotting on Instagram and TikTok. Zhoosh up their dresser with this beauty that'll also be useful when they need to apply makeup.

reviewer taking selfie in front of small blob-shaped mirror on table

14. A JW Pei vegan leather purse to add a '90s vibe to their entire outfit, whether that's a mini dress or a button down blouse and jeans. There's also plenty of room to fit all their essentials, thanks to a large compartment and interior pocket. 

reviewer wears pastel purple mini shoulder bag
model wears same shoulder bag in a light pink shade

JW Pei is a husband-and-wife-founded accessories brand based in Los Angeles. They sell minimalist handbags and shoes made with sustainable vegan materials.

Promising review: "I instantly loved this purse when it arrived. It was packaged so nicely in a gift box with a cloth bag inside. The blue is the perfect sky blue. It is a bit shiny, holds its shape, handle works well in the crook of an elbow or over the shoulder. LOVE IT." —McLulu

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $58.99 (available in 14 colors).

15. Lightsaber chopsticks so they can enjoy takeout ~in a galaxy far, far away~ (aka the kitchen). These babies glow and grip well on sushi and noodles, making their next lunch break a super-fun and mess-free experience.

16. An RFID-blocking travel wallet to hold their passport, IDs, credit cards, cash, and boarding tickets in a safe spot. They'll be less stressed once they get through security with this essential accessory.

orange RFID-blocking wallet with passport, cards, and cell phone inside

17. A Mike's Hot Honey Gourmet Gift Basket because your S.O. is looking for something a little more sweet *and* spicy when it comes to appetizers: Candied pecans, spicy salami, sea salt crackers, and a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey will give a ~kick~ to their pre-dinner spread. 🔥

18. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint for matte, color-rich lips that'll last for hours and not smudge. A pigment-packed formula and a smooth, velvet-like finish will give their lips a soft pop of color that screams "I got my makeup professionally done."

reviewer wearing pink Peripera lip tint

19. A fun coloring book — they'll get to enjoy happy-hour animals and give themselves a creative breather at the same time. Each coloring page has drink recipes, so they can sip on a spritzer or cosmo while they color their heart out at home.

20. A Nightmare Before Christmas mini cross-stitch kit because your crafty bestie will be delighted to create some "Pumpkin King" art on their next day off.

the cross stitch set

21. A fun cat hammock with superior suction, so their feline can comfortably lounge in their favorite spot, aka the living room window with tons of sunlight.

22. Or a duck-shaped dog toy that'll ~fit the bill~ for your friend's, sibling's, or parent's pup who loves to play (and basically chew through every "buddy" they give them). This durable cutie doesn't rip apart easily and has a squeaker to keep their doggo entertained.

23. The Book with No Pictures — a funny read by The Office's B.J. Novak that your mini humans will beg you to read over and over again before they go to sleep.

the book with no pictures's cover

24. A Revlon hot-air brush that'll dry *and* style their hair at the same time. Its three heat settings will get to work on wet strands, while its rounded edges and an oval brush design increase volume and curl their ends. They'll appreciate this present that'll basically cut their hair routine in half.

reviewer holding blue revlon hot air brush
before-and-after of reviewer with unstyled hair on right side and blow-dried hair on left side

It also has a ceramic-coated barrel that acts as a shield against heat damage, making it easy to style your hair without breakage.

Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin-straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes, five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest, most effective (inexpensive) blowout. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" —Sara Kovach

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $34.88.

25. A Takeya cold brew maker to give them amazing iced coffee. It's easy to use and will save them money (spending $5 on a cold brew frequently gets expensive). They can teach themselves how to be a barista without leaving their kitchen.

26. A pair of tie-dye socks because they'll remind them of cotton candy and brighten up open-toe shoes. They'll look fab with block-heel sandals, mules, and slides.

model wearing purple/pink tie-dye socks with heeled sandals

27. Colorful hair clips to clip back their bangs or transform a boring 'do into something beautiful. They'll love wearing these beauties with their hair up or down.

28. Or an oversized scrunchie if they have long hair and want to put it up in a ponytail. It comes in gorgeous pastel colors too that'll add a chic touch to whatever cozy outfit they're wearing.

model wears a pastel pink scrunchie, purple scrunchie, and blue scrunchie in hair