11 Last-Minute Gift Ideas
Whether you’re a perennial shopping procrastinator or simply forgot your brother was bringing his new girlfriend home for the holidays, fear not. Here are last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.
If you forgot someone extra special on your list, put a rush on this canvas-and-leather overnighter from Cuyana ($165). A three-letter monogram will erase any question that you ordered last-minute.
For the makeup lover in your life, consider gifting a subscription to Birchbox. The monthly snail-mail package comes with five personalized beauty samples, each perfectly sized for travel (Subscriptions start at $30 for three months).
While gift cards may feel like a little impersonal during the holidays, one from Airbnb could top your favorite traveler’s wish list this year.
Why bring a standard bottle of red to the Christmas party, when Ca’ Del Bosco’s Cuvée Prestige ($35) is so much more exciting?
We recommend keeping a few gifts on-hand, should you receive something unexpectedly and need to reciprocate quickly. Cold-pressed olive oil soaps from Shiffa Dubai ($21 each) smell amazing, won’t dry out your skin, and the packaging is so pretty, you don’t even need to wrap them!
Ordering flowers online can be hit or miss, but California-based The Bouqs Co. is changing the game. Bouquets of organic blooms ship for $40 flat and stem from eco-friendly farms on the west coast or the side of a volcano in South America. Gift subscriptions, with the option to schedule deliveries for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special events are available for the exceedingly romantic...or forgetful.
Shopping for a clothes horse? A Trunk Club gift card could be the perfect thing to tuck into his-or-her stocking. The service provides a stylist to help select a carefully curated "trunk" of threads from premium brands like Vince, Theory, Joie, and rag & bone. Then, the recipient gets to pick only what they love, sending back the rest.
While Away’s chic direct-to-consumer luggage won’t be available until February 2016, you can already gift the hard-sided carry-on. Order by December 20 to receive a gift card for a future purchase paired with a limited edition copy of the brand's book The Places We Return To ($225).
Because everyone needs a little more Adele in their lives ($12).
If booking a last-minute trip is just out of your price range, gift your friend a culinary journey by way of Try the World. Delivered every two months, the food subscription service features a different destination with every send, and comes packed with tastes and treats from across the globe.
Sometimes we think Santa should take notes from Amazon. The shopping Goliath is a god-send for procrastinators, with gorgeous gifts like this leather jewelry roll ($70) available for free two-day shipping through Prime—it’s almost like magic. For 20 more last-minute ideas, head over to our Amazon gift guide.
For more travel gift ideas, head to the main Travel + Leisure Holiday Gift Guide.