10 Last-Minute Gifts That Don't Look Last-Minute
December 21, 2012
Okay, so you waited until the very last minute to do your Christmas shopping. We’re not judging, don’t worry! We’re doing you a solid, in fact: we found 10 of the year’s most awesome, most coveted and bestselling gifts, that you can still order today and get by Christmas. From the hottest tech gifts for him, to the fashion & accessories she’s really wants, to the coolest kids toys, there’s no need to wander around the mall tomorrow — just fill your virtual shopping cart today. And don’t forget to select “overnight shipping.”
1. iPad Mini
The year’s hottest tech gift, the iPad Mini ($329) is on everybody’s list. If you really want to impress the recipient, order one now – with a data plan – and load it up with their favorite apps.
2. Rag & Bone’s Newbury Booties
These best-selling Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties ($495) are a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes and more, so any stylish lady on your list will be impressed if you get her a pair. Plus, they don’t just come in black; shop other favorites like brown leather, gold metallic, purple, and more. They also run true to size, which make them even easier to gift.
3. Michael Kors’ Glitz Watch
Rose gold watches ruled this season, and nobody did it better than Michael Kors. Get your accessory-obsessed friend or loved one this Michael Kors Camille Glitz Chronograph Watch ($295), which looks way more expensive than it actually is.
4. Jawbone Big JAMBOX
This highly-rated portable speaker, the Jawbone Big JAMBOX ($299), is the year’s best gift for music lovers and tech enthusiasts alike. They’ll be so impressed that you read all it’s 4-star reviews before buying (even though you didn’t).
5. Year Of Flowers Subscription
If you’re looking for a gift for a very close family member, a Calyx Flowers Year Of Flowers Subscription ($479.95) does not disappoint. What could make her feel more loved than 12 months of home or office flower delivery. You will score major brownie points, we swear.
6. Makeup Station
For the ultimate beauty buff, this Color Daze Blockbuster set ($49.50) includes basically everything you need to get started as an amateur makeup artist: 64 eye shadow shades, 12 cream eyeliners, 6 eye top coats, 6 lip top coats, 48 lip glosses, 3 blushes, and much more.
7. Wii U
If it’s a kid, or grown-up kid, you’re still shopping for, the Wii U ($342.99) has been flying off shelves for months. They’ll be able to play exclusive-to-Wii-U games like Lego City and Nintendo Land and Sing City.
8. NARS x Andy Warhol Gift Set
The year’s most-talked-about beauty collaboration, NARS x Andy Warhol, includes limited edition NARS products in pop-art packaging. Any beauty enthusiast will flip for this NARS ‘Andy Warhol’ Beautiful Darling Gift Set ($49), which is also perfectly priced at under $50, for the gift-giver on a budget.
9. Michael Kors Collection Clutch
Even before Emerald was announced as Pantone’s Color of the Year, this Michael Kors Collection Clutch with Lock ($450) was a highly-coveted gift. Get one for the handbag-lover in your life, and she’ll be able to wear it well in to 2013 and beyond.
10. iPhone Gramophone
This iPhone Gramophone ($249) is more than a conversation-starter; a nod to another era, this gramophone-shaped iPhone and iPod speaker is a one-of-a-kind gift that men and women of all ages will love. Thomas Edison would be proud.