Everyone talks about last minute gifts, but these really are last minute ideas you can buy today (from the comfort of your own home) and they’ll actually receive it today. For real. Today! Here’s how.
Who else is in an absolute buying panic because you forgot one (or two, or three, or five) people on your list this year? Well, relax. You’re not too late. Really. And you’re not alone. In fact, according to a recent study from the Washington Post, December 23rd was the biggest day for last minute retail gift sales in a single day last year, right after Black Friday. And, well, we can only assume there will be people still shopping for birthday gifts right up until the very last second! While almost everyone else comes up with quick last second ideas on what you can buy, how last minute are they really because if you’re super last minute like us it’ll still never get to them in time. That’s why we came up with some of the best last minute gift ideas (so far) in 2020 that you can actually order from the comfort of your own home and they’ll literally get them today if you choose to. Also the ideas below can be scheduled to let them know what you got them and when they’ll receive it. Here are some of our faves.
The Best Choice of 2020
The Ultimate Last Minute Gift of 2020: Local Event Tickets – Buy It Here
It can be a totally special day when you both attend an event together. Snag affordable tickets to the latest concert, their favorite team, the theater, and more. You can choose the gift card option and let them choose the event (and you can even have the gift emailed to him when you want!). Learn more here.
The Beauty Choice
BirchBox Beauty Box Delivery – Buy It Here
This is such a great choice for all the beauty lovers out there. It’ll be filled with unique beauty product surprises (makeup, skincare, haircare, and more). You can choose how long you’d like this subscription box to last and the best part is that you can schedule both the delivery and the email alert letting them know what you’ve gifted them. Learn more here.
The Fitness Choice
The ClassPass Gift – Buy It Here
This one is pretty amazing because there are thousands and thousands of amazing classes and gyms that take part in this and it’s perfect if your special someone just wants to drop in and try out a class or two without having to make the commitment. Perfect for the traveler too! Learn more here!
The Fragrance Choice
The Last Minute Cologne: The Scentbird Monthly Cologne Subscription – Buy It Here
This is a great last minute gift idea for the special guy(s) in your life. Each month (you choose for how long) they’ll receive a new cologne to try that’ll last them all month long. They can even choose the ones they’d eventually like to get. Even better, it comes with a sprayer so that they can get, on average, around 2-3 sprays per day for 30 days. Basically, it’ll last them and if they love it they may just want to buy the full bottle. Select when you want the first one shipped and they’ll receive an email letting them know a gift was just purchased for them. Now who’s late?!
The Coffee Choice
The Last Minute Coffee Drinker: The Starbucks eGift Card – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t love to get their coffee basically for free? What’s great about this Starbucks option is that you can choose the amount you’d like to give and they’ll receive this gift via email! Plus, you can even schedule when to send that email gift to them. Today? Tomorrow? Dec 24th? Up to you! Don’t worry, there’s always the actual gift card you can have shipped to you or to them. Choose different amounts here!
The Floral Choice
The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription Delivery – Buy It Here
We’ve used Bouqs for the past few years now and they are the best that we’ve ever ordered from. For real. You can gift someone with a monthly flower subscription (or choose one time, every other month, etc). You can also choose when you want it to start and when to send the email alerting them about their flower gift. Perfect for the last minute crowd who, well, kind of forgot to send something and are now in a complete panic. Learn more here.
The Online Choice
The Learning Gift: Masterclass Subscription – Buy It Here
This idea is so cool. Now they can take an online ‘Master Class’ with an actual expert! Even better, you can quickly and easily gift them this! They’ll get to choose from over 45 different classes (and experts) based on their interests. Check out a cooking course from Gordon Ramsay, James Patterson teaches writing, Steve Martin teaches comedy, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Beauty Choice
The Sephora Email Delivery Gift Card – Buy It Here
Why try to figure out which makeup or perfume they want and, you know, just leave it up to them! Plus, who has time to walk through a mall? The parking alone is a nightmare. You can choose the amount you’d like to gift and then schedule when you want that sent to them via email. How convenient! Or you can alway choose to get the physical card here. Have it sent to you so you can deliver it to them in person, or just have it shipped right to them! Learn more here!
The Wine Lovers Choice
The Hello Fresh Wine Delivery Club – Buy It Here
Now here’s a club we can all get behind! Sign up the wine lover in your life with a monthly wine subscription box and they’ll get 6 glorious wines to drink each and every month. Choose from 6 red, or 6 white, or a general assortment of 6! Learn more here.
The Grooming Choice
The Birchbox Man Grooming Box – Buy It Here
Let’s not forget about the men in your life who actually take pride in their grooming routine or, you know, need a little help when it comes to their grooming routine. Each month (you choose how often) they’ll receive a really cool surprise box of grooming products (skincare, body-care, haircare, and more) where they can test out some of the latest, best-selling, and most on-trend items of the moment. We love this one as a last minute option because you get to choose when the email is sent letting them know they’ve just been gifted and what to do next! Learn more here.
The Perfume Choice
The Scentbird Perfume Box For Women – Buy It Here
Similar to the option for the guys, this one is for the ladies! She’ll get a new perfume sample to try out each and every month. There are over 400 best-selling brands to choose from and there’s enough of the sample to last her, on average, for the entire month. Learn more here.
The Fashion Choice
The Nordstrom Email Delivered Card – Buy It Here
Everyone loves to shop at Nordstrom and, well, now they’ll have even more of an excuse with this eGift card. This means you get to choose the amount and even schedule the date you want it to be emailed to them (including a date of today!). And here’s the option for the actual physical card here!
The Amazon Choice
The Amazon Prime Membership – Buy It Here
Just in case that special someone doesn’t already have Amazon Prime (what are they thinking?!), you can now gift it directly to them! Choose from either a 3 month subscription or a 12 month subscription where they can now get free 2-day shipping on over 100 million products (yes, really). Plus, they’ll be able to stream millions of songs, watch thousands of movies and tv shows and so much more. You can even choose which day you want them to receive the email letting them know they’ve just been gifted with this Amazon Prime subscription! Learn more here.
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The Fun Choice
The ‘Play! by Sephora’ Monthly Gift Subscription Box – Buy It Here
Calling all Sephora obsessed fans! Here’s what they’ll get in this pretty sweet subscription box; five deluxe makeup, skincare and hair care samples and even a surprise beauty bonus. Oh, and did we mention it’ll also come with a collectible makeup bag?
Learn more here.
The Popular Choice
The Winc Wine Subscription – Buy It Here
It’s the perfect way to test our some different amazing wines and wine-related products delivered right to their door. You can either gift them something specific or send them a gift card which they can use ASAP. Learn more here!
The Apple Lovers Choice
The Apple iTunes & App Store Emailed Gift Card – Buy It Here
Yep, everyone could use a little help when it comes to their song selection and now, thanks to your gift, they can also get some free songs and apps too! Choose the amount you’d like to gift, schedule when you when it emailed to them, and then sit back and relax the rest of the day. It’s just that easy! And of course you can get the actual physical gift card here. And check out how you can even qualify for same-day delivery!
The Chef Choice
The Blue Apron Monthly Food Box – Buy It Here
Give them the gift of being able to cook some pretty incredible meals themselves, you know, with a little help from Blue Apron. Choose how often you’d like this sent, what type of food they typically like and more. If you’re stressed about sending them the subscription, you can also go the gift card route where they can put that towards their existing subscription too.
The Travel Choice
The Airbnb Email Gift Card – Buy It Here
Perfect for the travelers in your circle! You’re not going to pick up the entire trip for them, but now you can at least contribute to their next adventure. Choose the amount you’d like to gift them and choose the date they’ll receive this eGift emailed directly to them. Heck, maybe they’ll even invite you along! If you want the physical gift card, you can order it here with free shipping!
The Movie Choice
The Fandango Email Delivery Gift Card – Buy It Here
Calling all movie buffs! Send this directly to their email address and choose the amount you’d like to give. Movies cost, like, a million dollars these days, right? Help them out! You can also order the physical gift card to send (or ship it directly to them). Find out how you can even get free same day shipping!
The Gamers Choice
The GameStop eGift Card – Buy It Here
We’d say this is the perfect last minute option for the kids, but we know plenty of grown adults who still play video games! And, well, we’re guilty as charged. You can decide how much you’d like to spend and, again, schedule when they receive it via their trusty email. Plus, you can order the physical gift card here and have it shipped directly to you or to them. Easy breezy!