The holidays are almost here, and not to stress you out, but time is running low to score gifts for all the special people in your life. With all the other activities that have jam-packed your schedule this season, it's understandable if you've yet to finish off your shopping — and luckily, there are enough retailers out there that have your back with last-minute gift ideas that'll ship fast. So have no fear, because hope is not yet lost for finding something ahead of the holidays.
A lot of the trouble with last-minute shopping is finding the time to do it — when are you supposed to sprint over to the shops if you can't even make time for getting your holiday makeup on ahead of your friend's festive party? That's why it's easiest to rely on the retailers that have super-quick shipping set up, so you can shop from your phone or desktop when you get a free minute (and feel relief knowing that the gift will make it in time for the holidays). Whether it's your hard-to-shop-for dad or your beauty-loving sister still on your list, there's time yet to grab something they're sure to love.
Sometimes it's the person right in front of you who finds a way of slipping your mind — fear not, there's tons of quick-shipping picks up for grabs at Amazon for your favorite person. If they're a total homebody, a Smart TV Sound Bar, $399, is sure to surprise and please them. More of a travel bug? Gift a gorgeous retro-inspired rolling suitcase, $80, so they can travel in style. Dec. 22 is the last day to get free two-day shipping for Prime members, and Dec. 23 will be the final chance for one-day shipping.
Your dad always talks about how he never gets to relax, so this is your perfect chance to gift something that'll push him to schedule in some "me time". A cozy cashmere robe, $249, and cushy slippers, $39, from Parachute will be everything he'll need to slow down. Plus, Parachute's offering free expedited shipping through Dec. 20 so you can be sure these goodies arrive ahead of the holiday on Dec. 24.
Since she's been talking about her New Year's Resolution to focus on taking better care of herself, find something thoughtfully practical to help further her cause — think a fresh pair of running shoes, like these Adidas Ultraboost for $126. Or, gift something that's as luxe as it is helpful, like Slip's silk pillowcase and eye mask set, $119. With Nordstrom's Two Business Day and Next Business Day shipping options, $12 and $20 respectively, either of these gifts are guaranteed to arrive before the holidays as long as you place your order by 3 p.m. on Dec. 21 for two-day or Dec. 22 for next-day.
Your brother needs activewear that isn't his worn-out college sweatsuit, so head over to Outdoor Voices' site to grab him a few things that'll arrive by Dec. 24. Your two-day expedited order will ship free when you spend $100 or more through Dec. 19, so get him a pair of running sweats, $85, and a long sleeve tee, $65, so he can officially leave his collegiate glory days behind him.
Find something fabulous for your beauty buff sister by taking advantage of Sephora's holiday shipping options. You'll be able to receive the gift in time for Dec. 25 as long as you buy by Dec. 21 at 9am PST and select Expedited Shipping at checkout. If you're a FLASH 2-day Shipping member, you'll have until noon local the same day to get your order in. A tech-savvy skin care set like Clarisonic's Mia Smart Cleanse and Blend Holiday Gift Set, $249, or a glam palette like Natasha Denona's luxe Gold Eyeshadow Palette, $129, make perfect picks.
At New York City home goods brand Snowe, you can still get free expedited two-day shipping through Dec. 19 at 1 P.M. EST by plugging in code SOFAST at checkout. It'll ensure you receive the perfect gift for your BFF or close coworker in time to share it before the holiday — consider grabbing them something simple yet special, like an entertaining-ready cheese board set, $95 or yummy scented candle, $30.