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18 Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Our Readers You'll Love If You've Procrastinated Shopping For The Holidays

Run, don’t walk, to pick up a gift for the last person on your shopping list.

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their go-to last-minute gift. Here are their helpful suggestions that might just save your procrastinating butt this year:

1. A festive tin of popcorn that'll satisfy both their salty and sweet snack cravings.


"Prepackaged food gifts FTW! Friend I didn't expect a gift from gave me something three days before Christmas? Realized I forgot a birthday? You get popcorn, you get chocolate, you get chocolate popcorn!!" —rsmith8235

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

2. A cute mug you can count on to bring a smile to their face not only when they open it for the first time but *also* when they use it each morning.

a white mug with a sloth hanging over the edge and the words "today, I will do absolutely nothing"

"A nice mug filled with coffee beans/tea/gift card, or chocolates." —ehch

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

3. Warm crew socks featuring an array of fun colors, because they could probably use an upgrade from the ones with holes in them that they've been wearing.


"Maybe a pair of cozy socks." —ehch

Get four pairs from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 15 styles).

4. A body wash and cream duo from Glossier they'll feel absolutely fabulous using while showering and after they dry off.

two pink tubes of lotion

"Body lotion." —mimirsbody

Get them from Glossier for $35 (order with rushing shipping before 12/21 for it to arrive before Christmas Eve!)

5. A Coravin wine preservation system *and* whiskey ice mold trays for the couple in your life who loves nothing more than to kick back and relax with a cold drink.


"A cool kitchen gadget like a wine preserver and whiskey ice molds." –mimirsbody

Get them from Amazon: the Coravin wine preservation system for $279.97 and the silicone ice molds for $16.99

6. A thoughtful ornament that represents something they love, like reading or Star Wars, they can add to their already fabulous holiday decorations.


"A nice tree ornament with the year or a monogram." —t49e12a934

Get them from Amazon: the book ornament for $19.15 (available in 11 styles) and a set of four Star Wars ornaments for $25.48

7. A festive candle and a throw blanket you can pair with some hot chocolate mix to make their next movie marathon the coziest ever.


"Candles and throw blankets!!" —rachelking1

Get them from Amazon: the large Yankee candle for $17.50 (available in 21 scents), the blanket for $29.99 (available in two sizes and 10 colors), and Ghirardelli hot chocolate mix for $17.98

8. An Alex and Ani charm bracelet inspired by Friends, because you might just be the Phoebe in the relationship who simply forgot to get a gift for one of the people you love most.

a gold bangle with a charm that says "pivot!" on it, a couch charm, and three colored stone charms

"An Alex and Ani bracelet! Their core symbols are really meaningful and you can find one that fits for any situation." —bridgetg4b6022443

Get it from Amazon for $47.84.

9. A coloring book and markers – they'll make a great gift for anyone whether they're artistic or barely knew how to stay inside the lines in elementary school — it's a fun present and will encourage them to unwind with an easy activity.


"I love these coloring books! The Cozy Interiors is my favorite. They’re nicely detailed, lines are crisp, and there’s a wonderful variety. I also love that they’re a small business :)"—jamiekazmercyk

Get them from Amazon: the coloring book for $16.99 and the markers for $16.02

10. Or a gift card to Creative Box Studios, in case they've always wanted to expand their artistic skills beyond coloring book pages.


"Creative Box Studios offers art workshops taught by live female artists and it was so needed to help with my anxiety while working from home. Not only did I get to support a woman-of-color-owned business and female artists but I also got to do something for me and my mental health. Def gifting to all my friends who don't want more cheesy gifts/stuff they don't really need." —madilynbiscoe

Get a gift card from Creative Box Studios starting at $55.

11. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses for your pal who you *know* between work, video games, and TikTok spends waaaaay too much time staring at screens.


"With 15 different styles, they're perfect for those friends who are online all day. Plus, they're super stylish. —hpandmusicalgeek

Get a set of three from Amazon for $16.89 (available in 15 styles).

12. A variety pack of seasonal candles with fun designs on them, so they can use them to fill their room with their favorite scent *and* place them around the house as decor. Win-win!

set of four candles in printed tins

"Everyone loves candles! They’re such a perfect gift, especially if you get them a variety pack with multiple scents." —cool_cat8284

Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.98.

13. Stylish velvet scrunchies they can use to upgrade their standard last-minute ponytail or wear on their wrist as a nod to their favorite '90s trend.

a stack of pink, gray, white, and blue velvet scrunchies

"A scrunchie!" —varroyo95

Get a set of 6 from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 11 styles).

14. A graphic tee that'll be appreciated by your most fashion-forward friend *and* the one who typically dresses up in a white tee and jeans.

Reviewer wears dark yellow graphic tee with line drawings of stylized faces on the front under a black cardigan
Amazon / Via

"A fun T-shirt." —cassies4b2ac9122

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S—XXL and in 16 colors).

15. A reusable, insulated travel mug from Yeti for your pal who loves nothing more than taking a stroll around the block with a hot cup o' joe in the morning or enjoys watching the sunrise from their front porch (hi Dad, you're getting a Yeti).

a light blue yeti tumbler

"Reusable cups and travel mugs are good, too." —cassies4b2ac9122

Get it from Amazon for $29.98 (available in 22 colors).

16. A lovely bottle of their favorite wine delivered (safely) right to their front door so they can uncork it while watching A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve.

a crate of six bottles of wine
joshcellars / Via

"If the person drinks, a bottle of alcohol I know they’ll enjoy. Can be wine, doesn’t have to be. It won’t clutter up their house either and they won’t run out at the store." —erinhappysunshinecanaryk

Get a bottle of Josh Cellars wine from Drizly for $14.99.

17. An array of self-care items, like a pack of sheet masks, luxurious lip balm or a festive nail polish, that'll make them feel extra special (even if your gift is border-line late).,, Amazon

"I go to the drugstore and throw together a little feel-good or self-care-kit box with stuff I know the person loves :) Maybe a cute/funny mug, cozy socks, chocolate or candy, a bottle of wine, coffee or tea, hand lotion, a nice bar of soap, lip balm, nail polish, a sheet mask... it's like a little subscription box."—tariro

Get them from Amazon: a set of 25 sheet masks for $13.99, three lip balms for $14.31, and OPI nail polish for $8.92 (available in 29 shades).

18. And, if you're *really* cutting it close, you can always send an e-gift card so they can buy whatever they want! The gift that keeps on giving.

a screenshot of an amazon gift card

"If all else fails then a gift card will have to do." —cassies4b2ac9122

Get a gift card from Amazon starting at $25.

What we both probably look like while hurrying to snag last-minute gifts:

New Line Cinema

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