Although it still feels like summer is gone, news flash: we are only weeks away from the holidays, and the new year. Don’t worry, there are still plenty of time to get the best last-minute gifts. We’ve all been there.
This is the ultimate gift guide for procrastinators. Amazon and Sephora have unique gift ideas and stocking stuffers for all ages, including teenagers and moms. They’ll be there before the festivities start and won’t appear rushed or last-minute.
Shipping delays are a common occurrence, as you might have noticed. To ensure that your holiday gifts arrive in time, you should place your orders as soon possible. If you are wondering when you should begin your virtual holiday shopping, December 14th is the last day FedEx Ground can ship for Christmas delivery. December 8th is the cutoff for FedEx Ground Economy. Each delivery service provider has their own deadlines so order as soon as possible to ensure your gift arrives on time.
We have many last-minute beauty and lifestyle gift ideas for you. There are also a few charitable options. These gifts will make your loved ones’ skin glow, their hair look shiny and full of life, their hands soft and moisturized and their makeup flawless. Look through our selections from editors-favorite brands such as Laneige, Olaplex, and La Mer to find the right match for everyone on your shopping list.
Allure Beauty Box
There is nothing better than one gift. Allure Beauty Box subscriptions allow you to receive one gift each month. This gift is always popular because it gives your friend a lot of pampering. Six or more products are valued at over $100 and three are full-size. For a limited time, you can also gift your giftee a full-size Sunday Riley 5 Stars Eye Serum + Niacinamide Retinoid (a $65 value).
Laneige Sweet Dream Trio
The Laneige Sweet Dream Trio will complete your loved one’s beauty routine. The brand’s Allure Best of Beauty-winning Lip Sleeping Mask is featured in this three-piece gift set. Each flavor contains a moisturizing mix of coconut oil and shea butter. They’ll get a full-size jar in Berry flavors, as well as two minis with holiday themes in Peppermint and Pumpkin Spice.
Sephora Favorites Blush & Glow Cheek Set
Sephora Favorites HolidayBlush ‘N’ Glow Cheek Set makes a great gift for makeup lovers. The massive gift set includes three mini blushes, highlighters, and a comb from top-selling brands like Tarte, Nudestix, and Iconic London. They’ll also get full-size Nars’s Blush in Orgasm, which is a shimmery, peach-pink that will never disappoint, as well as Melt Cosmetics Cream Blushlight in Sandy Cheeks that’s a soft, burnt peach shade that can be used every day.
Briogeo Apple Honey Deep Condition Hair Mask
Briogeo’s Apple Honey Deep Conditioning Shampoo Mask is a great hair mask gift. The intensive hair mask uses a vegan honey substitute made from apple juice. This provides the same moisturizing benefits as the original, but without the risk of harming bees. Rosehip oil and antioxidant rich algae extract are added to enhance its moisture-retaining abilities.
Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Kit
The Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Kit makes a great gift for a hair expert. With Olaplex’s disulfide bond-repairing agent, bis-aminopropyl dimaleate, each item will improve the hair’s shine, softness and strength.
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Set
The usual essential oil set makes a great gift. But if you’re looking to pamper your loved one with a more luxurious gift, Yves Saint Laurent’s Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Set might be the best choice. This set pays tribute to the brand’s Mon Paris eau parfum, a fruity-floral scent that contains notes of berries and datura flowers. The set includes a full-sized bottle of the scent and a body cream that has been infused with it.
La Mer The Replenishing Moisture collection
The Replenishing Moisture Collection from La Mer is a luxurious skin care product that you should treat the special person on your gift list. This thoughtful gift shows you care about them and their skin. It contains mini-sized versions of some of the most popular luxury brands’ picks, such as Creme de la Mer or The Regenerating Serum.
JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker Portable
Although the JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth speaker is small enough to be clipped on a backpack or purse, its sound quality is just as clear and loud as larger stereo options. The JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a great tech gift because it’s lightweight, waterproof, and lasts for a staggering 10-hours after a full charge.
Sephora Gift Card
Gifting an e-gift certificate is a great way to get something you want even if you have waited until the last minute to purchase it. Sephora Gift Cards are a great gift for any beauty-loving friend. You can send it to them at any time. This digital gift card can be loaded with anything from $10 to as much money as you want.
Apple AirPods Pro
Don’t buy them a generic pair of earbuds this year. Instead, get them Apple’s AirPods Pro. This is one of the most popular tech accessories. These Bluetooth earbuds fit comfortably in the ear canal and provide theater-like sound with features such as noise cancellation and spatial audio.
Subscribe to Headspace
It can be difficult to get into meditation. If you know someone who is looking to improve their meditation practice or start a new one, give them a subscription to Headspace. The guided meditation app helps listeners to stay focused and excel at this form of self-care. A three-month subscription is available for $39. Or, if you’re looking to make an impact as a gift, you can get them a full year of unlimited access for $70.
Flowers with skin care side? It’s actually quite innovative. Urbanstems The Cleanse includes a beautiful ZZ plant, which is extremely low-maintenance according to an Allure editor. It’s housed in an attractive ceramic pot. This gift includes one Origins Clear Improvement Active charcoal Mask. This clay mask uses activated charcoal to draw out dirt and oil.
Home Chef Gift Certificate
A gift card to Home Chef is a great way to show your appreciation. It will not only save them time at the grocery store but also allows them to cook delicious meals from the comfort of their own home. You can choose the weekly meal you want, personalize your plate, and control how often they get delivered. A $65 gift card covers a week of Home Chef’s delicious dishes. This is enough for two people.