Need a Last Minute Gift? These Amazon Finds Can Be Shipped in Two Days
Did you forget your mom’s birthday (again)? Before you panic, take a minute to review this guide to last-minute gifts. It contains great gift ideas at various price points for every occasion.
As long as you have at least two days, shopping for a last-minute gift doesn’t have to involve a mad scramble to the store. You can find custom gifts for birthdays, engagements, weddings, new babies, holidays and housewarming parties on Amazon that will arrive on your doorstep in just two days.
Mini Humidifier and Oil Diffuser
The Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier from URPOWER makes a great gift for a new homeowner or any essential oil fanatic. The unit is only about the size of a cell phone, so you can trust it will fit in virtually any space.
With its compact size, it’s even great for use in your car. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t need to be refilled every day, this probably isn’t the right choice. Although it will hold enough water to last overnight, you may need to refill it each morning. This little gem costs less than $20 and comes in a variety of colors.
Scented Candle Gift Set
The Scented Candle Gift Set by Yinuo Mirror could be the perfect gift for a new parent or homeowner or anyone else who needs to relieve some stress. These eco-friendly soy candles are packed with essential oils, and users say they easily fill a large room with relaxing scent, despite their tiny size.
This four-pack of candles contains 95% soy wax and 5% essential oils. If your gift recipient is big on indulging in diverse scents, some buyers thought the scents were very similar. This set can be purchased for around $15 to $30, depending on the pattern you choose.
THE COMFY Original Blanket Sweatshirt is a robe, sweatshirt and blanket all rolled into one. Be warned: This is one of those gifts you may end up buying for yourself as well. It’s so darn comfy, you won’t want to climb out of it once you snuggle into it.
The blanket sweatshirt comes in a variety of colors and is available for teens and adults. If you’re looking to purchase one for a smaller child, they don’t currently come in toddler’s or children’s sizes. This snuggly gift can be purchased for around $40.
National Geographic Travel Book
The 50 States, 5,000 Ideas Travel Book by National Geographic is a great gift for travel lovers. With details provided on 5,000 things to do and see in all 50 states — the title gave it away, right? — the book comes in handy for almost any trip. All the suggestions come with a bit of history and backstory, making it nice for history buffs as well.
This illustrated book is available in paperback for less than $16 or on the Kindle for around $13. If you’re looking for activity ideas, this book skews a little toward history, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping for your traveler.
Pooping Pooches White Elephant Gift
For the dog lover in your life, the Pooping Pooches 2020 Calendar is sure to get a response. If your canine lover also enjoys a good laugh, what could be better than a calendar filled with 12 months of pooping pooches? This is a hilarious gift for a Yankee-swap party or as a white elephant gift.
As an added bonus, $1 from each calendar sale goes to the Maui Humane Society to support animals in need. The calendar is standard wall calendar size. Snag one for your dog-loving friend for around $17.
Rechargeable Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller
The Oster Cordless Rechargeable Wine Opener and Chiller is a nice gift for any wine lover. It comes with a handy fork to remove the wine seal, and the opener pops the cork with a simple button. (Users have noted that the opener can stick sometimes, so watch out for that.)
This gift set also comes with a wine chiller that doesn’t require any ice. Because it’s cordless, this handy gadget is ideal for picnics, tailgates and outings where you don’t have an outlet or want to carry around a cooler. It comes with a one-year warranty and sells for less than $30, on average.
This impressive CraveBox Snack Care Package offers a perfectly packed basket of treats. If you need a gift for the snack lover in your life, it’s hard to beat this tempting set. It makes a great basket for new parents, students, teachers and expectant mothers.
The CraveBox comes with fruit snacks, crackers, chips, nuts and candy from all your favorite snack brands. It’s also a fun gift to take to a kids' party. With fruit snacks and goldfish peeking out, this basket is sure to be an instant hit. Note that this set isn’t for anyone who has a nut allergy.
Mr. and Mrs. Mug Gift Set
If you have friends or family members who are getting married, this adorable Mr and Mrs Mug Set by Jumway makes a quick and thoughtful gift. The marble mugs are a lovely way to congratulate a newly engaged or married couple. They come with matching ceramic lids and long gold spoons, all wrapped in a pretty gift box with padding to prevent the mugs from cracking.
Although the lids help keep the contents warm, reviewers note that they don’t provide a solid seal and could leak when tipped. The entire gift set is available for around $26.
Cookie Gift Basket
Getting one of Granny Bella’s Cookie Gift Baskets is like getting a delicious box of grandma’s homemade cookie’s hand delivered. This cookie box makes a great gift for someone’s birthday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and for new parents.
The box comes wrapped and has a gift note that is ready to be sent straight to the recipient. It contains 52 individual cookies in a variety of seven flavors. Because the cookies are individually wrapped, you don't have to worry about food allergies. This gift box comes in at less than $40, and the cookies can be delivered the next day in some cases.
The American Trends Women’s Fall and Winter Scarf can be worn with almost anything. It comes in a variety of tartan colors and patterns and makes a great shawl or blanket as well as a scarf. It could even be used as a fun family blanket for a photo session.
This scarf makes for a cozy birthday or holiday gift. It measures around 59 inches long and comes in 12 patterns and colors, ranging from $9 to $14, depending on the style you choose. Depending on where you live, this scarf may be able for delivery the same day.
These Cozy Memory Foam Slippers for women make a popular quick gift. Featuring soft, cushioned memory foam, the slippers come in five colors and patterns and have anti-slip material on the bottom of the soles. This is a great gift for new parents, Mother's Day and your spouse.
Sizes range from five to 12 for women. The inside of the slipper is lined with a material that looks like wool but isn’t. If you typically have a reaction to wool, these slippers are a great alternative. The price ranges from $20 to $25, depending on your color choice and the availability of coupons.
Monogram Wine Cork Holder
This Monogram Wine Cork Holder is perfect as a last-minute housewarming gift for your wine-loving friends or family who save corks from their favorite bottles. Available in different letters, the frame holds all kinds of corks inside it.
It’s also a fun gift idea for someone who just added or remodeled a bar area in their home. Some users noted that the backing was different for each letter, so keep that in mind if you want to buy multiple letters to spell something out. They also noted that different screws are needed, depending on the backing of the letter. Each letter is available for less than $20 and arrives within two days.
Home Sweet Home Rug
The Plus Haven Indoor/Outdoor Home Sweet Home Mat makes a great gift for someone who just moved into a new home as well as someone who needs to spruce up their front entrance. With a neutral and modern design, the doormat fits with most decor styles.
The cute "Home Sweet Home" saying on the front makes guests feel welcome and special. This rug can be used both indoors and outdoors, but keep in mind that the coco material may shed a bit. It costs less than $20 and comes with other colors and sayings as well.
Muttini Bar Dog Gifts
These Squeaky Plush Dog Toys from Haute Diggity Dog make great gifts for a new dog owner or a pet's birthday. (Yes, pet birthday parties are a real thing.) If you find yourself in need of a last-minute doggie gift, the plush beverage themed toys are hilarious and adorable.
From "Woof Clicquot" to "Lick Croix," the bottle options for your four-legged friend to chew on are certainly memorable and could even represent your own favorite beverage. These toys also make cute gifts for a dog who has a new baby sibling or for someone who just adopted a pet. Each toy costs less than $15, depending on your choice and the size.
Taco Tuesday Baby Gift Set
This adorable and hilarious Fisher-Price Taco Tuesday Baby Gift Set makes a great gift for your tiny new friend. If you have a foodie friend or family member who just had a baby, these clever toys are great for sensory development — and they’re adorable.
For new parents, pair the set with a gift card for takeout from their favorite Mexican restaurant. Every new parent will appreciate a free meal with no cooking required when they’re caring for a new baby. This toy set costs less than $10 and could be delivered the same day, depending on where you live.
New Baby Coffee Mug Gift Set
This New Parents Pregnancy Announcement Coffee Mug Set is a great gift idea for expecting or new parents. It comes with a Mom and a Dad mug, along with the year the baby is born. This is also a cute way for a spouse to tell her partner they are having a baby.
Because the mugs are dated, they make an extra special keepsake. This is a fun last-minute gift that looks really personal. You can purchase the gift set for less than $20, and it could be delivered the next day in some locations.
Throw Pillow Covers
These Decorative Checked Throw Pillow Covers make great last-minute gifts for the holidays as well as for someone who just moved or is a new homeowner. They come in several different colors and are sold as a set for around $12.
Each pillow cover fits an 18-inch-by-18-inch throw pillow. More than 10 different colors are available along with other sizes. The zipper closure makes the covers easy to remove and wash, as needed. They don't come with pillows, so be sure to buy pillows separately.
If you know someone with a green thumb, this pack of Live Potted Succulent Plants with Soil could be an awesome housewarming or last-minute birthday gift. Each live plant comes fully rooted and ready to transplant into a succulent garden or terrarium.
Succulents are generally among the easiest plants to care for successfully. You rarely have to water them, for one thing. This pack comes with five succulents for around $18, and the plants can be delivered in two days. If you receive a plant that isn't healthy, you can send it back for a refund.
This Engraved Inspirational Bracelet Bangle with Graduation Cap can solve your dilemma when you need a last-minute graduation present. Several styles for both men and women come with different engraved inspirational sayings.
Each bracelet comes in a cute little graduation cap box with the graduation year on the top. Reviewers ranked this bracelet a 4.8 overall, partially for its gift suitability and presentation. Each bracelet sells for around $15, and you can have one delivered within two days.
Need a last-minute kids’ gift? The Obuby Walkie Talkies are fun for kids of all ages and genders. They can play with these two-way radios at home with their friends or outdoors in the neighborhood or camping. They have a nice range and also come with LED flashlights at the top.
Depending on if you choose the two-pack or the three-pack, these walkie talkies range in price from $18 to $25. Batteries aren't included, so don’t forget to add them to your gift box.
Cards Against Humanity
The party game known as Cards Against Humanity is an awesome last-minute gift idea for fun-loving friends with a twisted sense of humor. It’s a crowd-pleaser that is perfect as a host gift for a dinner party as well. The self-titled "party game for horrible people" is the most fun when played with large groups of people.
A player asks a question from a black card, and everyone takes turns answering with their funniest white cards. Recently, 150 new cards were added, so if you’ve played the game before, it has received an update. Cards Against Humanity sells for around $25, and it could be delivered the same day, depending on your location.
Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game
The Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game is a great last-minute gift to take to an outdoor barbecue or tailgate. The goal of the game is to get the flying disc into a goal on the cans. It’s a great game for the backyard, the beach, camping and just about anywhere else.
The goals fold up flat for easy storage, and the game assembles quickly in less than five minutes. Kan Jam costs between $40 and $60, depending on the version you choose. Options include original, USA, vintage and glow-in-the-dark.
The LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase is a smart buy for last-minute kids' birthday parties. Priced around $16, the all-in-one box comes with 213 classic and special LEGO pieces. This set is meant for ages 4 and up, so stick with the larger DUPLO LEGO sets for kids younger than that.
The portable case doubles as a holder for taking toys on the go. If you’re expecting a lot of birthday parties in the year to come, grab a few of these to stock up ahead of time. Anytime you get a birthday party invite, you’ll already have a gift ready to go.
The pretty Mother Daughter Necklace by EFYTAL is a beautiful, personal gift for the special ladies in your life. With two-day delivery, you can receive the custom, handmade piece of jewelry for your mom or daughter shipped directly to them or to your home.
This necklace has a double infinity loop made of sterling silver on a delicate chain. It comes with a gift box, bow, gift bag and notecard, all for around $40. In terms of wrapping and packaging, the attention is on the details. The necklace comes completely ready to gift.
Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Mug
Did you forget Mother’s or Father’s Day? A hilarious At Least You Don’t Have Ugly Children Mug has got you covered. This fun cup is both cheeky and practical. The best part? You can get it delivered in one or two days, depending on your location.
This mug is great for Mother’s or Father’s Day or as a white elephant gift, secret Santa gift or birthday gift. It’s priced at less than $18 and comes in two sizes. Although this mug is dishwasher safe, some users noted that you should hand wash it to ensure the wording doesn’t fade.
Watch Storage Holder
The Watch Box with Valet Drawer by Glenor Co. offers a nice last-minute gift for men and women alike. This holder is great for watches sunglasses, cuffs, cards and wallets.
With a clear glass top and an extra valet drawer, the box keeps everything neat and tidy. It comes in a sleek black color and has a simple design. The price comes in around $65, and it’s available for immediate shipment. You also receive a gift box and a notecard for easy gifting.
Spa Gift Basket
The Lovestee Spa Gift Basket is a great gift for anyone who loves vanilla and needs to relax. With lotions, shower gel, bath salts, a puff and a sponge, the set has everything your friend or loved one needs to feel pampered in the best way.
As a bonus, you can have the basket delivered quickly, and you don't have to put it together yourself. It’s available for less than $30 and pairs nicely with a spa gift card. Don’t miss out on this great gift idea for your spouse, sister, mom or friend.
Bride Tote Bag
This Sequined Bride Tote Bag by Mud Pie is the ultimate last-minute gift for your newly engaged friend. Even if you don’t order this bag until the week you need it, you can have the silver version customized and monogrammed in two days. It makes a great engagement or bachelorette party gift.
There are five different colors to choose from, including different monogram options. Be sure to include the monogram details before you check out and choose the thread color for the embroidery. This tote bag is available for around $20 with the couple's wedding date added at no cost.
The Instant Pot 6-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker is the ultimate gift for the home cook who has everything. Your foodie friend can pressure cook, slow cook, steam and sauté all in one pot. Depending on your location, you could receive this gift in less than a day.
This pot is programmable and has several different uses and functions. For a friend who loves to cook, it’s a great choice with a lot of bells and whistles. This pot is available in four different colors and sizes, including mini, 6-quart, 8-quart and 10-quart sizes, for $70 to $300.
The Veken French Press Coffee Maker is perfect for the coffee or tea lover in your life. It’s the ideal gift for a birthday, housewarming, holiday or wedding.
This press by Veken comes in three different finishes to match anyone's style as well as 34-ounce and 12-ounce sizes. Both sell for less than $25. The smaller 12-ounce size is ideal for a single person, so choose the larger size if you want to accommodate multiple coffee or tea drinkers.