Despite all of the prep work that you put into the holidays each year, doesn’t it seem like the gift-shopping part is always put off until the 11th hour? We’ve all been there. Not to worry — here’s your no-fail back-up list of 30 thoughtful last-minute gift ideas that’ll help you save face when the relatives come calling.
Pro tip: Amazon Prime members, put that subscription to good use by taking advantage of their free two-day shipping service!
1. Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Gift fitness fanatics a little extra motivation with this set of wireless headphones from Anker. Whether they’re primarily packing them in their gym duffel or work bag, a single charge allows for 10 hours of playing time, and the headphones’ sweatproof build prevents moisture from corroding their exterior.
2. Reindeer Christmas T-Shirt
We all have that one person on our list who’s literally impossible to shop for. When all of your traditional gift go-tos won’t do, get them a T-shirt that’s equally as fun and festive as an ugly Christmas sweater (except they’ll actually want to wear it!).
3. JOCO 12oz Glass Reusable Coffee Cup
This last-minute gift idea is perfect for friends who want to ditch their disposable beverage vessels once and for all. The JOCO reusable to-go cup is great for both the office and the coffee shop crowd, made of sturdy borosilicate glass and covered with a silicone lid and sleeve for leakproof handling. All pieces are also conveniently dishwasher-safe.
4. Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Now they can take their massive library of books with them wherever they go — including the tub! The brand-new Kindle Paperwhite is the lightest and thinnest version of the best-selling e-reader yet, and is also able to be submerged in up to 2 meters of water.
As with previous iterations of the device, it gives users a convenient glare-free reading experience, lasting up to 6 weeks on a single charge. Its screen is backlit and allows users to adjust the font type, size, and boldness, and it has a high-resolution 300 ppi display, so the words are always crystal-clear. The device is available in a standard 8 GB version, or a 32 GB version to hold even more media.
5. Flint Reusable Lint Roller
Though this product may seem simple, every pet parent’s eyes will light up when they receive this rose-gold lint roller as a gift. When they realize mid-commute that their entire outfit is covered in cat hair, they’ll have you to thank for arming them with this discreet, on-the-go essential.
6. Oulin’s Mini Portable Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier
Give them a little breathing room with this portable ultrasonic humidifier, which adds moisture to an uncomfortably dry atmosphere (making it a perfect wintertime gift idea!). It’s an adorable device that has simple on/off button functionality, and diffuses water continuously for up to 12 hours, then automatically shuts off.
7. Amazon Prime Subscription (Three-Month Option)
At this point, it’s simply a necessity. There’s literally no better last-minute gift than a subscription to Amazon Prime, which includes free two-day shipping, instant access to millions of videos, songs, and books, and free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Drive. You choose what day to have the gift emailed to the recipient, and if they’re already a member of Amazon Prime, the gift will convert into a $99 gift card for them to use on anything they’d like to buy themselves.
8. iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot
Now they won’t have to waste precious weekend moments vacuuming the house! The Roomba 690 is equipped with dirt-detection sensors, so it knows when it has to work extra hard to clean a specific area. Plus, its Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to keep an eye on its progress from your phone while you’re away. And oh yeah, it’s Prime-eligible for you last-minute gift-givers.