20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Arrive in Time for the Holidays

20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Arrive in Time for the Holidays

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If you have a tendency to leave shopping to the very last second, you’re certainly not alone. While there’s still ample time to procure the perfect gift, if you do procrastinate this year, you’ve still got plenty of options that you can order and send instantly online — but will actually look like you didn’t wait until the day before the special day to think about.

Whether you’re strapped for time or prefer to shop from the comfort of home, here are the best last-minute gifts to shop this year.

Broadway Tickets

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Honor your favorite theater adult with tickets to one of the many hot shows that are currently open. From Tony-winning new shows like “Leopoldstadt” and “Kimberly Akimbo” to classics like “Wicked” and “Moulin Rouge,” there are dozens of Broadway shows that have recently returned to the stage or have opening dates set for this year. Check out the full list of Broadway tickets that are available right now, and check out more Broadway merch to personalize your gift.

Cozymeal Culinary Classes

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In this upscale private chef experience, chef Pierre will prepare a nine-course meal inspired by the French Laundry. Pierre’s Michelin star expertise gleans in every dish, such as oyster Rockefellers, bacon-wrapped prawns with goat cheese, foi gras, lamb chops and Chilean sea bass. Finish off the celebratory meal with a decadent chocolate soufflé. Cozymeal’s entire site is packed with dozens of culinary experiences hosted by world-class chefs. Other at-home dining experiences on their site include a pajama brunch with mimosas and pancakes; the essentials of sushi rolling; and colorful Chinese dumplings.

Peacock Premium Gift Subscription

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We’ve gotten to the point where it takes an army to catch up on your favorite shows. Between Hulu and HBO and Showtime, there are now dozens of streamers competing for our attention and the monthly bills can add up, making a streaming subscription the perfect gift. Peacock has something for every kind of person, from “Real Housewives” and “Love Island” for the reality show heads to “Harry Potter” and “The Office” for the comfort show bingers.

Coffee Subscription

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Coffee subscriptions are a promised success for people who enjoy the process of brewing their own coffee and finding new, unique blends. There’s a wide range of services to choose from depending on someone’s preferences: if you already know your mom’s go-to coffee shops, you can play it safe with brand-specific subscriptions like Blue Bottle and Verve, or you can go with services like Trade Coffee or Misto Box for those who like to be more adventurous with their beans. Here, check out our roundup of the best coffee subscription services of 2023.

Headspace Subscription

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Give the gift of meditation this year with a subscription to Headspace. The revelatory app caters to both beginners and experts, with an expansive library of more than 500 meditations for stress, resilience and compassion — for every skill level. In addition to meditation, Headspace also features relaxing sleep sounds, dreamy music and wind-down exercises for calming bedtime routines, in addition to stress-releasing workouts such as yoga and other mindful body exercises.

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Audible Plus Membership

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An Audible membership not only works as a great last-minute gift that saves you a trip to the store but will also feel like a thoughtful touch to those who can’t stop talking about their favorite audiobooks or podcasts. Audible’s Plus membership allows for unlimited access to all of their Audible Original titles, one premium title of their choice per month and exclusive discounts on high-demand content.

Hulu Gift Card

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This holiday season, gift the luxury of an ad-free subscription to Hulu, so they can enjoy uninterrupted binge sessions of anticipated shows like “The Secrets of Hillsong” and the third season of “The Kardashians.”

Vinyl of the Month Club

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Music lovers who are always looking for new vinyls to add to their collection will love being introduced to Amazon’s Vinyl of the Month subscription, which will give them the opportunity to get their hands on coveted records while being introduced to new music. Subscribers receive one hand-picked record from the Golden Era of Vinyl each month, selected by the Amazon Music team. Amazon cites artists of the 1960s and ’70s such as Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Miles Davis as examples of the types of music subscribers can expect.

Classpass Giftcard

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Help the gym junkie in your life get out of the comfort zone with a Classpass giftcard, which will let them choose from a variety of boutique studios and workout classes in their area that they might not have been able to try about before, from rock climbing and pilates to yoga and hit classes. 

Etsy Gift Card

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Crafters can be hard to shop for since they love something homemade. And if you aren’t a crafty ceramicist or knitter yourself, you can feel out of luck. But thankfully, you can reap the benefits of Etsy’s community of artists. A gift card is a an effortless way to find something they’ll really adore while giving a thoughtful nod to their interests and hobbies.

Goldbelly 3 Month Subscription 

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Foodies, rejoice. Goldbelly is one of the best gifts for those constantly on the lookout for the next culinary sensation to rave about. This 3-month subscription features a delivery of one of the country’s most sought-after, handcrafted foods every single month — from pit masters and pie makers to butchers and bakers. 

Butcher’s Box Subscription

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Is the grill master in your household already looking forward to the summer to show off their meat-cooking skills? Give them the gift of 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood! Send them over to the Butcher Box’s favorite box (around $135) or set him up with a monthly subscription for choice cuts all year long. Shipping is free and they will deliver to your door on your schedule, so don’t worry about anything sitting out for too long. Plus, you can cancel at any time.

Wine Club Subscription

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There are a number of food and beverage delivery options these days, but we like Winc — a California-based winery that offers a more personalized experience when it comes to wine. While other subscription services pre-select wines and ship them to you monthly, Winc lets you choose your own wines, based on your palate, price point and occasion(s). Many of their wines are featured at some of the best restaurants across the country, and they’re all carefully chosen by the site’s in-house sommeliers (see their current roster of wines here). Never pay for a bottle you don’t like, and you can skip a delivery any time you want. Bottles start at just $13. If you prefer not to sign up for a subscription, individual gift boxes are available to ship as well.

If they prefer beer over wine, you can sign them up for Craft Beer of the Month.

Murder Mystery in a Box

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For the true crime obsessed, we highly recommend this beloved murder mystery game. The six-episode game adds up to around 10 to 15 hours of mystery-solving. Centered around an Alaskan attack, a graduate student is found dead and the incident is blamed on wildlife. But the more you learn, and the deeper you dig the more it seems as if this was no accident at all! If you’re looking to kill time and be wildly distracted from your surroundings, trust the overwhelmingly positive Amazon reviews and buy yourself a little mystery. Check out more of the best board games to gift this year here. 

Sock Club

Who doesn’t need more socks? This sock subscription service charmed the sharks on “Shark Tank” and is now one of the hottest (and incredibly affordable) sock services in the game. Every month you’ll receive a pair of adorable and colorful socks in the mail, the first box is half off at $6.50 and it increases to $12 every month after. Here, sift through more innovative “Shark Tank” products you can gift this year.

Spa Finder Gift Card

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Want to book a loved one into a spa or retreat, but need to be flexible with dates? Pick up a gift card from SpaFinder. The gift cards work at thousands of wellness studios across the country, with options for salons, spas, fitness classes, acupuncture, Botox, meditation retreats and more (see all participating partners here). Best of all: the cards never expire. Order a gift card and have it emailed to your recipient for immediate delivery, or package it in a free gift box and have the site send it by mail.

ESPN+ Subscription

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For a sports fan, you can’t go wrong with a subscription to ESPN+, the sports broadcaster’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. For around $5 a month, subscribers get access to hundreds of live games including the UFC, MLB, MLS, the NHL, Grand Slam Tennis, international soccer, Top Rank Boxing and more.  The service also includes on-demand access to exclusive ESPN originals, like their award-winning “30 for 30” series, “E:60” and “OJ: Made in America.” Stream them anytime from almost any device. Worth noting: ESPN+ subscribers will not see display ads, pre-roll and post-roll video ads anywhere on the ESPN platform, which means no annoying commercials to wait through when you’re checking scores and highlights on ESPN.com or on the ESPN app. Plans start at $5.99/month or $49.99/year.

MasterClass Annual Membership 

If someone in your life is looking to update their skill-set, gift them an all-access pass to MasterClass, which features dozens of courses spanning film, food, writing and more, all taught by celebrity instructors. Chef it up with Gordon Ramsay; learn photography from Annie Lebowitz; or take a filmmaking class with the likes of Spike Lee. MasterClass charges $90 for individual courses, but your best value is their $180 annual membership, which provides unlimited access to all 90+ courses taught by some of the best — and most famous — experts in almost every industry you can think of.

Masterclass Annual Membership $120 Buy Now: MASTERCLASS SUBSCRIPTION

Amazon Prime Subscription

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Amazon Prime has the best value of any online membership. One year costs $119 (that’s almost $50 less than Netflix), and gets you free shipping on just about anything to your doorstep in less than two days, a ton of original content through Amazon Studios, and unlimited access to Amazon Music. You also get access to unlimited books and magazines and can enjoy Twitch for video game lovers, plus more. If someone you know doesn’t have Prime, this is the time to get them a gift membership. It’s one gift that will keep on giving through the year.

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