Once upon a time, the only way to shop for friends and family was to schlep to the mall, battle every other shopper for a parking spot, grab whatever semi respectable gift you could quickly find, stand in line, and then head home defeated. Luckily thanks to the internet and quick shipping times, you have another option.
Many online retailers are stocked and ready and offer one day shipping to accommodate quick turnaround times. If you’re looking for a last minute birthday or anniversary gift, you’ll find something on this list. Many of the items on this list are age also and gender neutral, so they work for just about anyone.
1. Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
These world-class headphones are the best pair of noise cancelling head phones on the market so they’ll likely be at the top of quite a few wish lists. The wireless design is super convenient and clean, without the tangle of messy cords. It’s extremely easy to setup the Bluetooth pairing, aided by voice prompts. They have a 20 hour battery life per charge with up to 40 hours if you’re using the wired mode. Not only is the sound quality and noise control quality exceptional, but the folding mechanism allows the headphones to fit neatly in the small carrying case, making them easy to pack and protect. These headphones are a pretty perfect gift for just about anyone, but if you want to browse other Bose models, you really can’t choose a bad pair.
2. Golden State Fruit Gourmet Abundance Gift Basket
Food is the ticket to anyone’s heart, especially when celebrations are in order. This gift basket is available with one day shipping so even if you’ve waited until the very last minute, it can still be delivered in time. It has a mix of sweet treats, savory snacks, and fresh fruit – an option for everyone. The basket includes two varieties of pears, two varieties of apples, mango, oranges, mandarins, creamy jack cheese, natural cheddar cheese, premium roasted and salted almonds, olive oil sea salt crackers and a gift box of decadent chocolate covered sea salt caramels. It all comes in a large basket finished with a beautiful green ribbon. Gift messaging is available as well so you really don’t have to do anything to complete your last minute gift.
3. Amazon Fire 8″ HD Tablet
Amazon devices are a great gift for anyone, this Amazon Fire tablet included. It’s not only a convenient way to browse the web on the go but the new Fire tablet has up to 12 hours of battery life and twice the storage of the original. It also has 50 percent more RAM for faster performance. The HD display is perfectly clear and the device is built with Dolby audio for high quality sound. The new version also includes the Alexa cloud-based voice service so you can simply press and ask a plethora of prompts. Watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, read books and magazines, and explore apps and the web.
Price: $99.99 (17 percent off MSRP)
4. Diamond Glass Decanter
Barware, glassware, and drink related items are fun gifts for anyone. They also make great host or hostess gifts if you’re headed to a friend’s home. The decanter itself is hand blown from borosilicate glass, a thicker more resilient glass that’s stronger and more durable than others on the market. The diamond shape is held perfectly in the oak wood base, which is also handmade. The well-made stopper keeps the content fresh and prevents any evaporation. Gift this decanter along with the matching glasses and your recipient’s favorite bottle of liquor or wine for the perfect gift.
Price: $99 (23 percent off MSRP)
5. GoPro HERO Session Holiday Promo Kit
If you’re hunting for a last minute online gift for a photographer, adventurer, or technology enthusiast, consider this GoPro kit. This camera has the smallest footprint, about half the size of the normal GoPro. You’ll be surprised that such a small piece of equipment is capable of taking such high quality videos and photographs. With the handle and memory card included, the recipient of this gift can get filming right away. If you want to gift a hands free way to use this GoPro, this inexpensive headstrap camera mount is the perfect addition to your gift.
6. Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Diffuser Trio
Antica Farmacista is the creator of many luxurious products for both the home and body including candles, soaps, body washes, and these great essential oil diffusers. This set features three of the most popular scents (vanilla, bourbon and mandarin) in smaller three ounce bottles for the perfect sampling. The scents come beautifully packaged in a beautiful gift box. If this one isn’t quite right, you can shop other reed diffusers, great for both men and women.
7. Keurig Single Serve Programmable Coffee Maker
This machine is perfect for the single person or for a family with varying tastes, able to brew just one cup at a time in a variety of sizes. It holds 48 ounces of water in its reservoir, allowing you to brew several cups before having to refill. You also don’t have to settle for the k-cup varieties – you can use the reusable coffee filter to brew any coffee you choose. If this Keurig isn’t quite right, browse all of their available products here.
8. Capri Blue Mercury Glass Volcano Candle
If you’re looking for a last minute hostess gift for a party you’re attending, or if you just need a small gift for a friend or colleague, consider a gorgeous scented candle like this one. The warm and appealing scent is created with a mix tropical fruit and sugared citrus and is poured into the decorative mercury glass with a brushed gold lid. It will last quite some time with a burn time of 40 hours.
9. Cashmere Hat, Texting Glove & Scarf Box Set
Grab some warm weather gear for any gift you need this winter. Everyone needs a plethora of hats, gloves, and scarves, especially when many cities are predicted to have their coldest winter in years. This fashion forward set is modern, simple, and sophisticated, but is also understated and neutral. It’s made of 100 percent cashmere so while it’s attractive, it’s also practical keeping you warm and comfortable. It comes in a few basic colors including navy and black if this grey isn’t your favorite.
10. Amazon.com Gift Card
If you’re tapped out on ideas, everyone loves a gift card, giving your recipient the ability to choose something they really want, right when they need it. This Amazon gift card comes nested inside a specialty gift box with no expiration date and limitless gift options. They’re available with one day shipping nationwide so don’t fret if you’ve waited until the very last minute for a birthday gift. If you need a gift immediately – eGift cards are available for immediate download.
Price: $25 – $1,000