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Last-minute Christmas gifts: When and where to order

See a list of cutoff ordering dates from top online stores to have gifts in time for December 25.

If you’re in a scramble to finish up holiday gifting, we feel you. Your best bet for making sure everything arrives on time is curbside pickup, since you can usually place an order and have it in your hands the same day. Otherwise, you could get hit with hefty express shipping fees.

Below are some top options for last-minute Christmas gift shopping, complete with delivery deadlines.

Top stores to shop for last-minute gifts

Note: While these dates are accurate according to information from each retailer, delivery in time for Christmas can’t be 100% guaranteed, as individual carriers may experience delays around the holiday season. Place your orders as soon as possible to minimize stress.

What does it sell?Is curbside pickup available?Cutoff date for Dec 25 delivery
6pmClothing, accessories, toys, tech, furniture — really, everything under the sunNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 17
  • Fastest — Dec 21
Abercrombie & FitchClothing and accessories for teensYes
  • Standard — Dec 4
  • Fastest — Dec 22
Amazon EverythingNo — online only
  • Standard for non-Prime members — Dec 14
  • Standard for Prime members — Dec 18
  • Prime two-day shipping — Dec 22
  • Eligible items for Prime members — Dec 23

Some Prime members in eligible areas can get same-day delivery on Dec 24 for orders over $35

Barnes & NobleBooks, journals and toysYes
  • Standard — Dec 16
  • Fastest — Dec 22
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor gear and clothingYes
  • Standard — Dec 16
  • Fastest — Dec 22
BelkClothing, shoes and accessories for adults and kidsYes — and you’ll get an extra 10% off
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • 2-day — Dec 20
  • Overnight — Dec 21
Brooks Brothers MenswearYes
    • Standard — Dec 15
    • 2-day — Dec 22
BloomingdalesClothing, shoes and accessories for adults and kidsYes
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 24 by 1 p.m. for same-day local delivery
Cabela’sOutdoor gear and clothingYes
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 23
ChewyPet food, toys and moreNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 20
Eddie BauerClothing and accessories for adults and kidsYes
  • Standard — Dec 15
  • Fastest — Dec 23
ExpressClothing and accessories for adultsYes — at select locations
  • Standard — Dec 14
  • Fastest — Dec 23
Forever 21 Fashion for adults and kids, including plus sizeYes
  • Standard — Dec 15
  • Fastest — Dec 22 before 11 a.m. PT
Frye Leather shoes and accessories for adults and kidsNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 15
  • Next-day — Dec 22
GameStop Games, toys and entertainmentYes
  • Standard — Dec 11
  • Fastest — Dec 24
Harry & David Gift baskets and gourmet food and wineNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 23
Kohl’sClothing, accessories, toys, gadgets and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 16
  • Fastest — Dec 21
Macy’s Clothing, accessories, shoes, home goods and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 24
New BalanceSneakers and athletic gear for men, women and kidsNo. Visit a New Balance store near you to shop in person.
  • UPS SurePost — Dec 10
  • UPS Ground — Dec 12
  • UPS 2-Day Air — Dec 21
  • UPS 1-Day Air — Dec 22
Muck Boots Waterproof boots for men, women and kids that can withstand the elements.No. Use its store locator to see if there’s a location near you.
  • Fastest — 2 p.m. on Dec 17
Neiman MarcusClothing, accessories, shoes, home goods and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 17
  • Fastest — Dec 24 by noon
Nordstrom Clothing, accessories, shoes, home goods and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 16
  • Fastest — Dec 23 by noon
Pottery Barn Home goodsYes
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 23 by 6 p.m. PT
Ralph Lauren Clothes and accessories for adults and kids, along with home goodsNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 14
  • Fastest — 12/23 by 3 p.m.
SephoraMakeup and beautyYes
  • Standard — Dec 21
  • Fastest — Dec 23
Shutterfly Photos and customized home goods, dishware and moreNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 15
  • Fastest — Dec 21
Target Clothing, home goods, tech, toys and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 21
  • Fastest — Dec 21 for same-day shipping (free with membership)
TervisDrinkware including tumblrs, water bottles, mugs and more, including options that you can customize.No — online only
  • Dec 7 for customized orders
  • Dec 10 for standard orders
Ugg Sheepskin shoes, slippers, boots and accessoriesNo — online only
  • Standard — Dec 3
  • Fastest — Dec 23 by 11 a.m. PT
UltaMakeup and beautyYes
  • Standard — Dec 16
  • Fastest — Dec 23
Victoria’s Secret Lingerie and loungewearYes
  • Standard — Dec 18
  • Fastest — Dec 23
Walmart Clothing, home goods, tech, toys and moreYes
  • Standard — Dec 21
  • Fastest — Dec 21
Zappos Shoes and clothing for adults and kidsNo — online only
  • Fastest (it’s free!) — Dec 23 by 4 p.m. PT

How to get last-minute curbside pickup for Christmas

You generally have two options for last-minute curbside pickup:

  1. Order online and pick up in store. Lots of retailers, big and small, have been offering this throughout the extent of the pandemic, and Christmastime is no different. Just go through the checkout process as usual, and select store pickup instead of shipping.
  2. Call and order over the phone. If there’s a small business or boutique in your neighborhood that doesn’t have curbside pickup available as an online checkout option, give them a call. Most retailers will be happy to facilitate the transaction over the phone, and you can arrange curbside pickup then.

Frantic and in a pinch? We can personally vouch for using curbside pickup at Barnes & Noble, which has over 600 locations around the US. While local bookstores may be preferable, Barnes & Noble’s curbside pickup process is stress-free, and can help ease your mind if you’re desperate to pick up those presents ASAP.

Last-minute gift ideas

Norelco Wet & Dry Shaver
Norelco Wet & Dry Shaver

Overstock.com

Gaiam restore foam roller
Gaiam restore foam roller

Urban Outfitters

Ava bea triple diamond stud earrings
Ava bea triple diamond stud earrings

Nordstrom

Chrono xl collection chronograph leather strap watch
Chrono xl collection chronograph leather strap watch

Nordstrom

Mini hydro grip setting + refreshing spray
Mini hydro grip setting + refreshing spray

Sephora

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

Amazon

Fujifilm Instax Hybrid Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Hybrid Instant Camera

Amazon

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Amazon

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set

Amazon

A Taste Of Christmas Gift Basket
A Taste Of Christmas Gift Basket

Amazon

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game
What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game

Amazon

Home For The Holidays Christmas Gift Basket
Home For The Holidays Christmas Gift Basket

Amazon

See the rest of our guide for more Christmas gift ideas.

Gift cards for last-minute presents

Christmas deals and coupons

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20% off your first in-app purchase

When you spend $65 or more.

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2 for $30 select women's athletic styles

T&Cs apply.

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30% off your first Autoship order

Then 5% off all future Autoship deliveries. Free shipping on orders over $49.

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Free shipping on all $50+ orders

T&Cs apply

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Deal ends

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Free, no contact delivery

T&Cs apply.

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AmazonAmazon

Early Prime Day: Save 50% on the Echo Show

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