Nobody wants to be that person driving around town from store to store on Dec. 24 looking for last-minute Christmas gifts. You and I both know you’ll wind up at a pharmacy or mini mart buying one of those terra-cotta figurines that has chia growing from it when you water it.
Don’t be that person!
Fortunately for you, if you’re still looking for a gift this late in the game, we did most of the work for you — all except for you having to pay for the gift. Here are our favorite last-minute gift ideas for Christmas that will make your final week of Christmas shopping easy…as long as you don’t wait until the very last minute.
Two is always better than one, and these two towers are filled with premium snacks, including several that are “covered” in goodness: chocolate-covered popcorn and cherries, and yogurt-covered pretzels. And if you like your chocolate all on its own, it also offers six signature truffles.
You can’t just eat Christmas cookies all day. OK, maybe you can, and kids certainly will if left to their own (just-unwrapped video game) devices. After all the presents are unwrapped — and the youngsters come down from their sugar rush — set out a lovely brunch consisting of triple-cheese and caramelized onion quiche, and Canadian-style bacon. But wait, there’s more! Spread the raspberry preserves on the Wolferman’s traditional English muffins and end the meal — or save it for an after-dinner dessert — with a cranberry orange loaf cake.
Ain’t no party like a Christmas party ’cause a Christmas party don’t stop! And when you send a gift this substantial, they’ll be partying well into the new year. The Christmas Party Collection is also hefty, weighing in at nearly 40 pounds! In all, this gift is made up of 14 components, from a 5-pound box of Royal Riviera Pears to the Ultimate Meat and Cheese Gift Box to the Grand fruitcake confection. It’s so massive that it arrives in two separate shipments! Now that’s one party they won’t have to worry about running out of food for.
Two may be better than one, but four, well, four is certainly better than two. Not to take anything away from the aforementioned Holiday Signature Snack Tower, but the Deluxe Holiday David’s Stacked Tower has four tiers! Everything that comes in it, however, is top tier, including Royal Riviera® Pears, chocolate truffles, raspberry galettes, sesame sticks, and three-seed crackers. Did we mention it also includes Harry & David’s famous Pepper& Onion Relish? Yeah, it’s got that too.
I believe, but don’t quote me on this, that baking cookies on Christmas morning became an official holiday law sometime in 1973. Good thing for this last-minute gift idea, huh? The Home for the Holidays Collection comes with two mixes — gingerbread sugar cookies and peppermint scones. And what goes better with cookies and pastries on Christmas morning than hot chocolate? Wash these treats down with your choice of chocolate truffle, Belgian white chocolate, or salted caramel cocoa.
One of the best things about Christmas are Christmas cookies! Instead of going through the hassle of baking and sending your own — who knows how they’re going to turn out — send a box of Cheryl’s buttercream frosted cookies, which are guaranteed to be delicious. Warning: These cookies will go fast because of how irresistibly tasty they are. (Trust us, we know from experience.)
Whether it’s a last-minute Christmas gift or hostess gift (New Year’s Eve is just around the corner!), the pairing of wine and chocolate in the form of a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon and dark chocolate truffles is a no-brainer. Enough said.
Sure, this comes with dark chocolate popcorn and chocolate-covered grahams and chocolate-covered pretzels AND dark chocolate truffles AND cocoa-covered almonds — and those sweets are all well and good (delicious, actually) — along with a bottle of merlot, but the pièce de résistance is the sherpa-lined throw blanket. Anything lined with sherpa equals instant coziness. Even without a fire to snuggle up next to.
Super last-minute gift ideas (same-day delivery)
OK, so, you’ve waited until almost literally the very last minute to buy your gifts. Here are three floral options that will arrive the same day you order them. You’re welcome for saving you from having to face the ire of your friends and relatives this Christmas.
This festive arrangement of white lilies, red roses, carnations, and alstroemeria is perfect for a joyous Christmas party or holiday gathering. Tied up with a red bow, this gift is everything we love about the season in flower form!
For dog lovers and animal lovers, this Santa Paws creation is just so gosh darn a-DOG-able! Complete with a little Santa hat and sitting in a gold holiday ornament container, this arrangement is ready to bring holiday joy wherever he goes.
At first glance, this arrangement might not seem very Christmas-y. But with its combination of red roses, purple dianthus, limonium, and stock, and burgundy carnations ― plus Christmas greens dusted with gold (not the real stuff, sorry) ― you’d be hard pressed to find a more elegant holiday bouquet out there.