We know the story. You promised yourself that this year would be different. That you’d start your holiday shopping early this year, even before December hits. You may have even gotten ahead of the game, jotting down gift ideas in early November. And then, suddenly, inexplicably, it was mid-December. Hey, it happens. But fret not: with one-day and two-day delivery options and our list of the best last-minute Christmas gifts, the holiday can still be a success. We’ve found 11 great gifts that they’ll love — from fun toys for the kids to tech gadgets for the spouse or grands — and that will still arrive in time.
The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Kids
This classic rattle, which also comes with a colorful teether and clutching toy, is a great way for your toddler to practice their motor skills. Its lightweight structure also allows young ones to easily slide the beads back and forth on the dowel while producing fun sounds.
This funky pull toy is the perfect companion for any young kid. Not only can they drag the snail anywhere they go, but the snail's shell features three differently shapes holes for toddlers to practice shape sorting.
Any preschooler will appreciate these soft building blocks. Its soft, interlocking bristles stick together easily, making for an easy activity that won't leave your kid feeling frustrated.
There might not be anything more exciting to any kid aged five to 12 than slime. Despite the mess, this putty lab is mighty impressive, including premade magnetic putty, fluffy slime, glow in the dark putty, liquid slime, color-changing putty, snotty slime, bouncing putty, and 1 DIY glow in the dark slime lab.
The hottest Lego kit of the season is back in stock. The 231-piece playset comes with an extra-animated Mario, with instant expressive responses and iconic sounds, for hours of competitive fun for any kid over 6.
The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Her and Him
These wireless earbuds are great for any audiophiles in the family. With a 7 mm dynamic driver, a wide range of Bluetooth codec support, and a 20-hour battery life, it comes at a great price.
This tool does it all for any outdoorsy family member planning a campig trip while remote working is still a thing. The compact tool features a carabiner, box cutter, Philips driver, flathead driver, keychain, hex wrench, wire cutter, ruler, bottle opener and bicycle tools.
Generally speaking, e-readers are hard on the eyes. Which is just one reason we love the Kindle Oasis. It has ad adjustable warm light display that changes the screen from white to amber; it's waterproof so you can use it the tub. And the pages turn without that annoying glitch that's present in just about every reader on the market.
Chefs swear by these cutting boards. Not only do they last forever, but this one in particular is reversible and has a juice groove on one side, to catch fat or any other detritus.
This axe weighs less than six pounds, so it's easy to hoist up when splitting large logs. It has a textured non-grip surface so there's less hand strain.
You can never go wrong with cashmere. And this timeless cardigan will be a staple in her closet. It's soft and breathable, and lightweight enough to wear year-round.
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