Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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There’s only five more days until Christmas! The last couple of months have gone by so fast, and it’s certainly not uncommon if you haven’t purchased all your gifts yet. When there’s so little time left, it can be incredibly stressful to find gifts that people will sincerely like and use, as well as arrive on time. On this list, I’ve compiled high quality items I can whole heartedly recommend at a range of prices that would make great last minute Christmas gifts. You’ll notice they’re all available at either Amazon or Nordstrom, which are both known for convenient shopping. Best of luck, and Merry Christmas!

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Artis Elite Oval 6 Brush

Whether you’re buying for your cousin who’s an aspiring makeup artist or the friend everyone considers a beauty expert, Artis brushes make the perfect last minute Christmas gifts. I’m incredibly impressed by how soft and luxurious the bristles are. Plus, it only takes a couple of minutes to flawlessly blend my foundation.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set

This gift set is another great option for beauty lovers, or even someone who appreciates it but doesn’t know what kind of products to invest in. For $30 less than retail value, you’re getting four travel-size best sellers from Charlotte Tilbury in their most iconic shade that’s flattering on everyone.

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Dyson Airwrap Complete Edition

The Airwrap is pricey and certainly a luxury, but one that’s worth every penny! I talk a lot about it here and here, but this one comes with all five barrels and brushes, which is a bigger investment but would make an amazing surprise or group gift to someone who does their hair often. The convenience of being able to dry and style hair at the same time is a game changer and saves a ton of time.

NEST Fragrances Holiday Candle

When in a rush for last minute Christmas gifts, you can almost never go wrong with a candle. They can transform both a mood and a space, and NEST makes some of the very best! This limited edition holiday candle’s packaging and vessel (which can be reused) are simply beautiful, and I appreciate how it comes in four different sizes depending on your budget.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

For those who work or study a lot, increased productivity is one of the best gifts you can give! I love these because you can truly drown everything else out and just focus on the task at hand. Not to mention, they’re also comfortable enough for all-day wear.

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Trust me, you’re going to change their life with this cleansing balm! It’s one of my holy grails because not only doesn’t your makeup simply melt off your face, but it’s also hydrating and so, so nourishing. They’ll feel like they’re in a spa when they use it. They’ll love it so much, you might even have to gift it to them again next year!

Barefoot Dreams In the Wild Throw Blanket

Barefoot Dreams blankets have earned an incredible reputation and are fantastic as last minute Christmas gifts. They’re so soft and cozy, and last forever. I also appreciate how well they wash! High-maintenance throw blankets can be beautiful, but aren’t necessarily functional.

blogger hoang-kim cung shares last minute christmas gifts, including the samsung frame tv that's in her transitional living room in dallas, texas

Samsung Frame TV

The Frame TV is an investment, but if you’re still stuck on what to give your partner or your siblings can’t decide on a group gift for your parents, I can’t think of anyone who would be disappointed to unwrap one of these! If you want to later on, you can also pay to have the cords tucked in the walls.

Atomic Habits

Johnny and I both love to read and find it incredibly valuable. If you’re looking for something on a budget, books can be a great last minute Christmas gifts! In this one, the author talks about how a terrible injury changed his life for the better, and how small habits can be more important than big one-time changes.

Apple AirPods Pro

It seems like almost everyone has AirPods these days, but if they don’t or it’s time for an upgrade, I love the AirPods Pro. They’re noise canceling, while still allowing you to hear things like a car passing or someone trying to get your attention.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Jo Malone scents are incredible, and this one in particular is fantastic for both women and men because of the woody and earthy notes. It’s a best seller for a reason! Every time they spray it, they’ll think of you.

Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury

Coffee table books make for some of my favorite decor because they’re both beautiful and functional. Interior design and fashion enthusiasts will appreciate this one because it’s neutral enough to match most spaces and tells a really interesting story.

JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A portable bluetooth speaker is one of those things you think you don’t need until you have one! They make one of the best last minute Christmas gifts for extroverts because they can play music at a party, on a boat, and more.

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine

We use this machine every single day, often three times a day! It makes delicious coffee and also has an amazing frother for lattes and cappuccinos. I love the idea of elevating someone’s morning by giving it as a gift.

ON Men’s Cloud Sneakers

Men can be difficult to shop for, especially when you’re in a time crunch for last minute Christmas gifts. There’s a ton of options in Johnny’s gift guide, but what I love about these sneakers specifically is they’re cool, comfortable, and likely something he couldn’t buy himself.

Kindle Paperwhite

Like I mentioned before, Johnny and I really value reading. Physical books can stack up really quickly though, and with a Kindle you can download anything and everything onto one lightweight device. Add in Kindle Unlimited so they can get as many as they want!

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