Life comes at you fast. We all have busy schedules, and while in a dream world we’d always be completely organized and on top of it, things still tend to pop up last minute. Shopping for last minute gifts is just part of life. Whether you are in need of a gift for a spur of the moment event, your schedule has been too crazy, or (oops) you totally forgot until now, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Remember, being rushed certainly doesn’t mean you have to be sloppy. There is a whole world of ready to go gifts waiting for you. Feel free to think of Thnks as your cheat sheet for giving a gift that is truly great. Whatever the occasion, you want your family, friends, and colleagues to know they are important to you. And with the right gift, the fact that you bought it at the minute will never even cross their minds.
Best Last Minute Gifts
It’s hard to beat a nice bottle of booze. No matter the occasion, a gift of small-batch liquor will lift anyone’s spirits. Plus you can send a last minute libation gift without worry- all liquor purchases can be painlessly exchanged for any liquor the recipient chooses, so you don’t have to stress if you don’t know their favorites.
For The Gals
Don’t limit yourself when giving a last minute gift. An experience can be a great way to show you care. Sephora is like a candy store for makeup lovers, but it’s also staffed by makeup professionals who truly know their stuff. Book a custom makeover at Sephora for a little spoiling and a lot of new tricks for applying makeup.
Last Minute Gifts for Mom
Whether it’s a birthday, Mother’s Day, or just a visit you don’t want to show up empty-handed for, there are plenty of reasons to get a last minute gift for your Mom. Here are some ideas to make Moms everywhere feel loved.
With a vintage style and modern appeal, the Smeg Kettle is a great last minute gift idea for Moms. Not only are you giving a gift that makes a beautiful decorative addition to any kitchen, but you are also giving a gift that helps Mom unwind by making a warm cup of something tasty.
A decadent and delicious Voluspa candle will spoil any Mom. Try the Volupsa Prosecco Rose candle for the ultimate scent-sorry gift. Beautiful to look at, relaxing to burn, and amazing to smell. Your mom will love this last-minute surprise.
For The Gents
Just because whiskey gets better with age doesn’t mean you have to buy it too far in advance. Whiskey makes for a classy and enjoyable last minute gift for any guy in your life. The Kings County Whiskey Collection includes three different whiskey selections, all in a beautiful wooden box that makes it feel like you’ve found a secret long forgotten stash.
Last Minute Gifts for Dad
Dads may seem tricky to shop for, but there are some Dad classics that never go out of style. Take a look at our recommendations for last minute Father’s Days, birthdays, or any other day you want Dad to feel special.
Give Dad the gift of a cold one with a Fizzics Waytap beer dispenser. With a sleek, high tech look, Dad can be his own bartender and unwind in the comfort of his own home. And who knows? Maybe he’ll be so grateful for his great last-minute gift he will pour you one too.
Do dads love golf? Does the sunset in the west? A little birdie told us yes, they do. Help Dad improve his golf game with the Arccos 360 Golf Tracking System. A great last minute gift for any occasion, you’ll be giving him everything he needs to take golfing up a notch.
For Any Event
If you are shopping last minute you are probably already stressed, so we’ve taken some of the pressure off. Here are some event-specific last minute gift ideas to help you find the best way to make someone’s day.
Last Minute Birthday
This pick me up is the perfect gift to pick up for coffee lovers in your life. Make a birthday special with the Starbucks Birthday Bundle. Complete with coffee and cake pops, this is the easy and quick way for you to give a mini party as a last minute life saver.
A box full of sweet, salty, and scrumptious treats is a great way to say Happy Birthday. The Birthday in a Box Collection is packed with fun and festive treats to help make a grown-up Birthday great. It’s festive right down to the packaging, and anyone you send it to will be thrilled to savor and share all these tasty surprises. And since the selection and presentation is already done for you it won’t seem last minute in the least.
Last Minute Anniversary
Cheers! Anniversaries are cause for celebration, so if you are looking for a last minute way to make yours special, look no further than a bottle of bubbly. Make memories with Moussa Fils Champagne L’Or D’Eugene, a last minute anniversary gift that won’t feel last minute at all.
Last Minute Wedding
Don’t stress too much about registries. They are there to help, but they aren’t the only option. If you are looking for a last minute wedding gift a lot of the registry may be taken care of already anyway, so go with a universally helpful gift like the Sous Vide Precision Cooker. You’ll be giving the newlyweds a gift that they can use for years to come.
Last Minute Christmas
Santa has his hands full around the holidays, so help him out by giving a gift that will bring your friends and family into the future. The Echo Dot does it all, it’s like having your own personal assistant hooked up to your home. It’s a last minute Christmas gift that will absolutely impress. Look out, Santa might sneak back in and keep it for himself.
Last Minute Valentine’s Day
Valentines Day seems to be the official holiday of last minute gifts. But never fear, chocolate covered strawberries are here! Surprise your Valentine with a sweet, juicy treat that has become synonymous with romance.
And hey- strawberries are a treat you’d only want fresh, so your last minute secret is safe!
Last Minute Graduation
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a camera worth? Be sure to count all your “thank you”s and find out! Give grads the gift of a Fujifilm Instax Camera and they can start snapping pix that print out on the spot! Graduation is always the start of a new chapter in life, so your graduate will be grateful for the chance to capture all the fun.
Last minute gifting doesn’t have to be stressful. No matter who or what you need a last minute gift for, remember it really is the thought that counts. Any gift you decide to give will show those around you that you care, and in the end, that’s the ultimate goal of giving. So trust your instincts, shop with confidence, and hurry up! Time to take care of that last minute gift!