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Last-Minute Gifts for the Holidays: A Shop-by-Price Guide for Every Budget

There's still time left to get your gifts delivered by Christmas.

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Christmas is a week away but there’s still time to finish up your holiday gift list. For the late bloomers who might enjoy the rush (see: stress) of waiting until the last minute to complete that shopping list, we searched the web to find gift ideas that will fit every budget.

Even though you can still find holidays deals and last-minute flash sales to save money overall, the holiday delivery window is getting smaller. But Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and other major retailers offer quick delivery and in-store pick up in most cases. Keep reading for our roster of last-minute gift ideas broken down by price. Want more gift ideas? Be sure to check out our selection of the best White Elephant gifts and other holiday gift guides.

Gifts Under $25:

Nike Men’s Tech & Grip 2.0 Gloves

Buy: Macy's $18 $9.99 Buy it

No need to break the bank on winter gear. At $10 you really can’t find a better deal on Nike Men’s Tech & Grip 2.0 gloves. These warm and comfortable gloves are made from acrylic and spandex with a silicone grip pattern on the fingers and palm (and you don’t have to take them off to scroll on your smartphone or any other touchscreen device). Add this Cotton On Ribbed Beanie to your cart and you’ve got a nice little gift for $15.

Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Waffle-Knit Thermal Pajama Shirts

Buy: Macy's $45 $24.99 Buy it

When the weather gets frigid it’s best to layer up. The Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Thermal Pajama Shirts are perfectly designed for layering, they come in a bunch of different colors (including red, black, navy blue, and green), and they’re on sale.

Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Fragrence

Buy: Amazon $9.98 Buy it

Looking for a delicious scent? The Versace Mini Bright Crystal Absolu combines peony, raspberry, lotus, yuzu, and pomegranate, along with water notes, musk, and amber. The bottle featured above is pretty small (less than an ounce) but the price point is cheap enough to purchase an extra bottle or two while supplies last.

Cuisinart Knife Set

Buy: Macy's $40 $15.99 Buy it

Switching gears to cutlery, this 10-piece set from Cuisinart is on sale for just $16. The set features stainless steel blades with nonstick ceramic coatings to easily slice through foods.

JoyJolt Double Wall Insulated 13.5 Oz. Mugs

Buy: Amazon $34.95 $19.99 Buy it

Glass mugs are a trendy gift idea. Apart from durability, the JoyJolt double wall, insulated mugs are budget friendly and perfect for a warm, frothy drink (speaking of which, you might also want to read our list of holiday cocktail books).

MoValues Jade Roller & Gu Sha Facial Tools

Buy: Amazon $29.98 $23.98 Buy it

A little self-care goes a long way. This jade roller facial tool set is designed to reduce fine lines and puffiness, improve skin elasticity, minimize darks spots and circles, and under-eye puffiness. The set comes with a jade roller, gua sha facial tool, silicone brush, a carrying pouch, and an e-book guide.

Numi Organic Tea by Mood Gift Set

Buy: Amazon $25 Buy it

Tea lovers can choose from one of eight deliciously moody flavors for energy, reflection, balance, focus, sleep, and more. Breakfast Blend, Aged Earl Grey, Jasmine Green, Mate Lemon, Rooibos Chai, Moroccan Mint, Chamomile Lemon, and Emperor’s Pu-erh are included in the set.

Gifts Under $50

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series

Buy: Amazon $37.99 $29.99 Buy it

The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller is officially licensed for Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One. This wired controller has a new Share button for in-game screen captures or video clips, and other features to enhance your gaming experience. The controller includes dual rumble motors, a standard ergonomic layout, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and precision-tuned analog sticks with anti-friction rings for smoother motion. Check out our gaming gift guide for more options.

Carter Everywhere Mug

Buy: Fellow Products $30 Buy it

The Carter Everywhere Mug is a compact travel tumbler for your coffee or tea. It’s available in 12-16 ounce tumblers and engineered to fit the most manual brewing devices. You can also get the Carter Everywhere Mug on Amazon.

North Pole Trading Co. Very Merry Dad Men’s Pant Pajama Set

Buy: JcPenny $64 $32 Buy it

Nothing says Christmas like matching pajamas. Whether you’re snapping family photos or simply enjoying the season gathered around the Christmas tree with hot cocoa, these comfy PJ’s are perfectly designed for the season.

Hatteker Hair Clipper/Beard Tripper for Men

Buy: Amazon $40.99 Buy it

Know someone who could use a grooming kit? This mega-set comes with a beard trimmer, hair trimmer, detail trimmer, body groomer, nose and ear hair trimmer, six guide combs, a charger with USB connection, a cleaning brush, and an accessory storage bag.

Oversized Wearable Blanket Hoodie, Unisex

Buy: Amazon $46.99 Buy it

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up in an oversized blanket hoodie? The wearable blanket hoodie sweatshirt is great for lounging at home and watching TV, reading a book, napping, camping, walking a pet, and more.

Gifts Under $100

PhoneSoap 3 UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

Buy: Amazon $59.95 Buy it

The pandemic has made us more aware of not only sanitizing our hands, but also our smart devices. The PhoneSoap 3 Phone Sanitizer houses two scientifically germicidal UV-C bulbs that kills 99.99% of all bacteria and germs on your phone. Additionally, the PhoneSoap 3 offers one USB port and one USB-C port for charging.

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Quilted Puffer Jacket

Buy: Macy's $225 $74.99 Buy it

This Tommy Hilfiger men’s puffer is made to keep you warm when the temperatures drops. It’s available in camo green (pictured above) as well as charcoal, navy and red with an all-over logo, red and black, and orange/golden yellow.

Adult Disney Princess 6-Pack Gift Box

Buy: Bombas $100 Buy it

From Cinderella to Moana, this gift idea brings the magical world of Disney to your sock drawer. The set showcases six Disney princesses “reimagined in comfy and colorful designs.” And that’s not the only cool thing about this purchase. For each pair of socks that you buy, Bombas will donate a pair to shelters and nonprofit organizations that support the homeless.

As Good As Gold Classic Gift Basket

Buy: Gift Tree $89.95 Buy it

How about a sweet surprise? Perfect for the foodie with a sweet tooth, this gift basket includes Ghirardelli Caramel Squares, Harvey’s Toffee Popcorn, chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn, Almond Roca, oatmeal tea cookies, Canadian Maple Peanut Brittle, and other treats.

Fire HD 10 Tablet

Buy: Amazon $149.99 $99.99 Buy it

Enjoy Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, and more of your favorite apps with the Amazon Fire HD Tablet. With a 10.1” 1080p Full HD display screen, the Amazon Fire features 3GB of RAM with an octa-core processor and 12 hours of battery life.

 

Jabra Elite 75T Earbuds

Buy: Amazon $149.99 $79.99 Buy it

Earbuds make for a solid gift no matter the season. The Jabra Elite 75T true wireless earbuds are engineered for listening to music and taking calls, and equipped with enhanced four-microphone call technology to filter out disruptive background noises. The battery last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge without the carrying case, and up to 28 hours with the case.

Power XL Smokeless Grill

Buy: Target $149.99 $89.99 Buy it

No need to wait for grilling weather to use the Power XL Smokeless Grill. It’s perfect for char-grilled chicken, steaks, ribs, and veggies, but you can also use it for pancakes, eggs, bacon, grilled cheese, and more.

 

Gifts Under $200:

Beat By Dre Studio 3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Buy: Best Buy $349.99 $169.99 Buy it

The Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) technology to actively block external noise, and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. The headphones support up to 22 hours of battery life with Pure ANC on, and up to 40 hours of with Pure ANC off.

Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Buy: Amazon $199.99 $179.99 Buy it

Marshall speakers are highly-rated among the audio industry. Encased in a silicone exterior, the Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker features a solid metal grille with the signature Marshall script. The speaker has Bluetooth 5.0 (with a range of up to 30’), multi-directional sound, and over 20 hours of battery time.

Nespresso De’Longhi Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker

Buy: Macy's $299.99 $191.99 Buy it

The Nespresso by De’Longhi VertuoPlus Deluxe machine is great for a coffee lover who would rather make drinks at home. The innovative bar-code technology delivers optimal in-cup results for each blend, while the included Aeroccino allows you to top beverages with a frothy foam.

MVMT Men’s Analog Minimalist Watch

Buy: Amazon $150 Buy it

The MVMT Men’s Analog Minimalist Watch is a stylish time piece for an affordable price. The watch features a 42mm case, water-resistant technology, and dual time zone functionality.

Gifts Under $500:

Nintendo Switch OLED

Buy: Walmart $349 Buy it

The OLED model is the newest edition to the Nintendo Switch family that’s already proving to be a popular choice this holiday season. It features a 7” OLED screen (a little larger than other Switch models, which fall around 6-6.4″) with vivid colors and sharp contrast. It also has 64GB of internal storage, enhanced audio, adjustable for more comfortable viewing angles, and a dock with a wired LAN port for TV mode (LAN cable sold separately).

Sony X80J 43″ TV: 4K Ultra HR Smart LED TV

Buy: Amazon $599.99 $448 Buy it

It’s not too late to get a discounted TV. Save $151 on this powerful 4K TV that delivers crystal clear images with natural coloring and exceptional audio. The X1 4K HDR processor reduces digital noise and boosts details for lifelike picture quality, and with Google TV you can stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+ and tons of other apps. This TV is also compatible with Alexa-enabled devices.

 

Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum and Mop

Buy: Amazon $549.99 + Save an extra $170 with instant coupon Buy it

The Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum Mop takes cleaning to the next level. This excellent little gadget vacuums and mops, plus the settings can be customized to make cleaning even more efficient.

KitchenAid Artisan 5 QT. Mixer

Buy: Macy's $425.95 $349.99 Buy it

The retro-style KitchenAid Artisan mixer makes a great kitchen companion. This eye-catching cooking device has a unique tilting head to facilitate bowl and content removal and a powerful 325-watt motor. The mixer includes a flat beater, wire whip, dough hook, pouring shield, and 5-qt. polished bowl with ergonomic handles.

Apple AirPods Max

Buy: Amazon $564 $449 Buy it

There’s not really much that needs to be said about the high-fidelity sound quality of Apple AirPods Max over-ear headphones. They work great and feature up to 20 hours of listening time. You can buy them in a bunch of different colors, including silver (pictured), pink, green, sky blue, and space gray.

Gifts Under $1,000:

Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Digital Camera

Buy: Amazon $679.99 Buy it

Mirrorless cameras are known for their portability, making them a great gift for traveling and sightseeing, or capturing moments closer to home. The Lumix G95 has a near perfect rating on Amazon, earning most of its praise for its ability to produce crystal clear images in up to 4K resolution.

 

Dell Latitude 3000 13.3” Notebook

Buy: Target $1,061.96 $709.99 Buy it

The Dell Latitude 3000 is discounted at $352 (a savings of 33%). It’s equipped with 128 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i3 processor with built-in AI that learns how you work. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

Macbook Pro 13.3″ Laptop with M1 Chip

Buy: Best Buy $999.99 $899.99 Buy it

According to thousands of customer reviews, Apple’s M1 Macbook Pro is well worth the price tag. It has an M1 chip for enhanced performance, a 13.3” retina display screen with a backlit keyboard, a Facetime HD camera, and a trio of studio-quality microphones that focus on your voice. Other features included: 8 GB of memory, 256 GB of storage, a blazing 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine to accelerate machine learning power, and up to 18 hours of battery life.

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