Last-Minute Gifts That Are Still Super Thoughtful

For the person you forgot (without actually letting them know you forgot).

Christmas is almost here, you think you’re done with your shopping when boom—you suddenly remember someone you need to get a gift for, and the shipping deadlines have passed. What the heck are you supposed to do?

Thankfully, you can still get them a super thoughtful gift without putting in a ton of effort. They’ll never even know you forgot them in the first place! Check out all of the best places to get your last-minute shopping done ASAP.

Milk Bar

For the person with a major sweet tooth, any treats for Milk Bar are the perfect choice. Some of the bakeries do same-day delivery, but most other locations can have your treats on hand within 2 days. There’s plenty of options to choose from at different price points, too.

MasterClass Subscription

A MasterClass subscription really is the best gift for the person who has everything. With hundreds of experts to learn from on a huge variety of topics, this will keep anyone invested for hours on end. Plus, you can get 2 memberships for the price of one right now. Either gift the extra one or keep it for yourself!

Cameo Message

Cameo is a website and app that allows you to request a personalized video message from a celebrity. Tons of stars are on the app and will happily send a video to anyone on your Christmas list. Each celebrity sets their prices, and it’s easy to get a cool video gift in less than 24 hours!

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

This is the Kindle we recommend for just about everyone looking to get into ebooks. Reasonably priced and boasting 10 whole weeks of battery life, this is the perfect last-minute gift for any avid reader in your life. The smaller size makes it great for travel, too.

Rent the Runway 10 Item Plan

You know the fashionista you always have a hard time shopping for? Yeah, this is going to be the perfect gift for them. Rent the Runway provides 10 different designer items every month for you to rent and try out. You can easily swap out pieces or hang on to ones you love.

Murray’s Globetrotter’s Cheese Club

There’s always that one friend who’s intent on making the perfect charcuterie board. This cheese club from Murray’s is going to be a game-changer for them. They’ll receive 3 different cheeses every month along with advice from cheese experts on how to pair them.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 12

Remember when people actually used to print out pictures after they took them? This little instant camera from Fujifilm will quickly become a favorite item for any photo-savvy person you’re shopping for. The printouts are adorable—perfect for taking Christmas pictures!

Urban Stems

Flowers are always a welcome gift, and Urban Stems allows you to gift a bouquet of flowers every single month. There are different price points to choose from, but regardless of what you end up choosing, beautiful flowers arrive on the recipient’s doorstep in perfect condition.

Goldbelly Gift Card

Gourmet food has never been easier to get your hands on. Thanks to Goldbelly, you can order delicious food from around the country and have it arrive on your doorstep in no time. For your friend who recently moved away and missed their favorite regional treat, a Goldbelly gift card will make them feel a little less homesick.

Amazon Prime Membership

It feels like everyone has an Amazon Prime membership now, but for the person who hasn’t made the change yet, gifting them free 2-day shipping will be a welcome Christmas present. Plus, it’ll get delivered instantly—the ultimate last-minute gift!

Finish off all your Christmas shopping with Student Beans

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