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Best last-minute Christmas gifts 2018

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For when you need a gift, and fast.

We know you’re in a hurry, so we’ll get right to it. If you’ve run out of time to Christmas shop, don’t worry. There’s still time to buy a great present without rushing to the mall.

Top last minute Christmas gifts for 2018

It doesn’t matter if you put off all your shopping until the last minute, or you just forgot a gift for one person. These gift ideas will work for a variety of personalities and are sure to bring a smile come Christmas morning.

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

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

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Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack
Hatchimals - CollEGGtibles 4-Pack

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

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

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Haven’t quite finished your shopping? See the rest of our Christmas gift ideas.

How to pick the best last-minute Christmas gift

The ultimate pitfall of shopping last minute is giving a gift that seems thoughtless. Our best advice for last minute gifting: be intentional. It’s okay to buy a gift card, but put some thought into where the recipient would enjoy shopping. Generic gifts like candles and wine are made infinitely better if they’re to the person’s taste, so try checking in with their close friends and family to find out what they like.

What’s a good last-minute gift for the person who has everything?

Shopping for the person who has everything is even more difficult when you’re doing it in a time crunch. Since you don’t have tons of time to brainstorm, consider picking up a gift card and letting the person choose something that they don’t have yet. You could also buy an experience gift that will be delivered instantly.

What’s the best DIY Christmas gift for the last minute?

Try potting a fern or succulent for your friend! Everyone’s home or apartment could use a little more green. Doesn’t sound like your friend’s style? Layer the ingredients for their favorite cookies in a mason jar for a delicious and aesthetically pleasing gift.

Christmas shipping in three days or less

Want to figure out when the absolute last day to order is? We’ve got a handy guide to help you with that.

Top gift cards for last minute presents

In a pinch for time or still stuck for ideas this Christmas? Gift cards can go a long way.

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Amanda Swan

Amanda Swan is a shopping writer for finder.com. She loves face masks, rain, cheese and traveling. Her favorite places are London, Disneyland, Portland and anywhere near the ocean. She loves finding great deals on cute dresses and makeup palettes, and she's kind of addicted to two-day delivery and her iPhone.

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