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We’re nearing the final stretch of the holiday shopping marathon. Whether you’re seeking last-minute gifts for Hanukkah (Nov. 18 to Dec. 26) or Christmas (Dec. 25), procrastinators and indecisive shoppers will likely face premium prices for expedited shipping — or worse, frenzied crowds of Elf-like proportions.
Enter the hassle-free option to buy online and pick up in store, a.k.a. BOPIS. Major online and brick-and-mortar retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Target, Ulta, Walmart and others offer same- or next-day shipping or BOPIS options with free in-store or curbside pickup, so you can quickly add items to your virtual cart and pick up last-minute items when you swing by to get your goods.
Prefer not to leave the house? Get the A-list treatment and enlist an on-demand delivery service (think Instacart, Postmates, GoPuff, Uber Eats or Shipt) to bring your online order straight to your door, or opt for online gift baskets, gift cards, flower deliveries or subscription boxes if you’re truly pressed for time. And if all else fails, you can instantly deliver a gift card and let your recipients shop for themselves, as Queer Eye star Tan France suggests.
Where to Buy Last-Minute Gifts Online
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best stores that offer in-store or curbside pickup or same-day delivery for online orders, plus some of our top gift-ready picks. From tech gadgets for fitness enthusiasts and stocking stuffers for makeup mavens, to cold-weather style staples and gear for gamers, check out the best last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.
Need more present ideas in a pinch? Explore The Hollywood Reporter‘s holiday gift guides here.
Amazon Prime members can take advantage of the e-commerce giant’s free same-day delivery on qualifying orders over $35 placed before noon. Free one- and two-day delivery is also available on more than 10 million items (including stocking stuffers from Oprah Winfrey’s 2022 Favorite Things list) with no minimum purchase. Amazon is also offering special Very Merry deals for last-minute gifts through Dec. 21.
Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Soothing Heat
Fitbit Luxe Health & Fitness Tracker
Bed Bath & Beyond offers free same-day delivery when you order online by 6 p.m., plus free same-day curbside or in-store pickup on select products.
Sharper Image RC Robo Combat Bish vs. Bosh
Soda Stream Terra Sparkling Water Maker
Best Buy’s 20 Days of Deals ends Dec. 18, and shoppers can enjoy daily savings on brands like Dyson, Bose, Shark and more. The retailer offers some of the best tech gifts for gamers, beauty lovers and other tech-savvy types, and you can pick up select items within one hour either in-store or curbside or get same-day delivery by 8 p.m. for eligible products when you order by 3 p.m. local time (2 p.m. on Sundays). Free shipping is also available on thousands of items.
Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera Bundle
Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) with Lightning Charging Case
Through Dec. 24, get same-day delivery from Bloomingdale’s for only $10 when you place your order by noon local time (or 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve). The luxury department store is offering free standard shipping on online orders (excluding furniture, rugs and mattresses) placed through Dec. 22 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and expedited delivery is an additional $20. Premium same-day delivery is $12, and ShopRunner members get free two-day shipping; more details here.
Ugg Aarti Fleece Hoodie Robe
Armani Beauty Lip Power Holiday Duo Long-Lasting Satin Lipstick Gift Set
Whether they’re into anime, Star Wars or Nintendo, GameStop has some of the best gifts for gamers, and same-day delivery or next-day pickup is available for select items. Orders of $39 or more get free one- to three-day shipping.
Microsoft Xbox Series X Wireless Controller
Nintendo Switch OLED Console White Joy-Con
Gen Z-loved beauty brand Glossier‘s boutiques in Atlanta, Boston, D.C., London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle offer in-store pickup for online orders (select Online Pickup under the Delivery section when you check out). Otherwise, order by Dec. 15 to guarantee arrival by Dec. 24; standard shipping for online orders is about five to seven days and rush shipping is two to three days.
Glossier You Eau de Parfum
Glossier The Dewy Look
If you’re looking for the best last-minute fitness gifts, you can shop at Lululemon online and pick up your order curbside or in-store within two hours, and most online orders placed by Dec. 21 will arrive by Christmas Eve. Plus, get the brand’s high-end fitness device The Mirror starting at $795 (reg. $1,495 and up) when you buy a Lululemon Studio package using code HOLIDAY22.
Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
Place your online order for holiday gifts from Neiman Marcus by Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. PT and get free delivery by Dec. 24 with code NMSHIP. You can also buy online and pick up in store or curbside, and the luxury department retailer can also package your presents for $7.50 per gift (free for InCircle members Circle 3 and above) when you select the option at checkout. Plus, earn a $50 gift card when you spend $200 and up, $150 when you spend $500 and up or $300 when you spend $1,000 and up with code BONUS for a limited time.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian The Fragrance Wardrobe Discovery Collection for Her
Majestic International Men’s Plaid Fleece Robe
Get guaranteed delivery by Christmas when you order from Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack online by 5 p.m. PT on Dec. 14 for standard shipping ($10 or free for orders over $89) or Dec. 20 for expedited shipping ($15 for two business-day shipping or $25 for next business day shipping). In store or curbside pickup for online orders are always free, and select items are available for same- or next-day pickup.
Skims Rib Pajamas
Kids’ Matching Family Moments Snowflake Sweater
Marc Jacobs Work Tote Bag
Nike Dri-Fit Essential 3-Pack Stretch Cotton Boxer Briefs
Place your Macy’s order online by Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. ET for guaranteed Christmas Day delivery or in-store pickup. For most Macy’s stores (and depending on inventory), online orders placed by 2 p.m. local time will be ready for same-day pickup, while Ship to Store pickup orders are ready between five to eight business days after your purchase is confirmed. Macy’s Star Rewards Platinum and Gold members enjoy free shipping, and all other shoppers get free shipping on orders of $25 and up. Plus, save 25 to 40 percent off select holiday gifts, including kitchenware, clothing, bags, jewelry and bath and bedding.
Seiko Men’s Automatic 5 Sports Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 42.5mm
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
What requires no shipping or extra closet or counter space? A subscription to Masterclass, which offers plenty of expert-led courses that learning-obsessed moms will love. Whether she’s into cooking, filmmaking, music, science, gardening or getting better sleep, the online education platform offers more than 150 world-class instructors such as Jodie Foster, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, Ron Finley, Gloria Steinem, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Jane Goodall, Roy Choi and many others. Plus, don’t miss Masterclass’ buy one, get one membership deal through Dec. 13.
If you’re located near one of Mejuri‘s stores in the U.S., Canada or the U.K., you can phone in an order for select items and pick up in-store within two hours, while online orders placed for in-store pickup will be available within 24 hours. Those who prefer delivery should order online by Dec. 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET (applies to in-stock pieces only) for guaranteed delivery by Dec. 23; monogrammed and engraved items must be ordered by Dec. 15. The direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand has locations in Austin, Boston, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and other major cities.
Mejuri Bold Herringbone Chain Necklace
Mejuri Pavé Diamond Slim Signet Ring
Place your online order by 4 p.m. local time at Saks Fifth Avenue and select the Get It Fast filter to browse for gifts available for same-day in-store pickup. If you prefer shipping, standard delivery (three to five business days) is free, premium two-to three-day delivery is $15 and express one- two-day delivery is $25. Through Dec. 16, save $50 for every $200 you spend with code GET50SF and 15 percent off select beauty and grooming items. Saks’ limited-time Designer Sale also promises up to 60 percent off, so you’ve got plenty of gifting options.
Bottega Veneta The Cassette Padded Leather Crossbody Bag
Gucci Interlocking Sterling Silver Cuff Links
For the giftee who needs a tech upgrade, the Discover Samsung winter event (ending Dec. 15) includes deals such as a free memory upgrade and $400 to $900 in trade-in credit when you buy a Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22, S22+, Z Flip4, Z Fold4 or Z Flip3 smartphone. Other deals include $30 to $90 off Galaxy Watches and Buds, up to $400 off Galaxy laptops and tablets, up to $150 off Galaxy bundles and more.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Sephora offers free shipping for Christmas arrival when you order by Dec. 20 at 6 a.m. ET, same-day curbside or in-store pickup when you place your order by 4 p.m. local time or same-day delivery by 8 p.m. when you place your online order by 3 p.m. local time. Get more details on Sephora’s shipping and pickup here.
BTS Amorepacific Lip Sleeping Mask Lip & Pop Edition Set
Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Set
If Target is your go-to for the best last-minute gifts for women, men, kids, babies and pets, then you can take advantage of the retailer’s free same-day in-store or Drive Up pickup for website and app orders or use Shipt ($11 monthly or $99 annually) for same-day delivery.
Mega Pokemon Pikachu Building Set
Stars Above Paris Crossband Fur Slide Slippers
Place your online order by Dec. 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT for standard delivery by Christmas Eve; the deadline for expedited delivery ($13) is noon CT on Dec. 21 or noon CT by Dec. 22 for premium shipping ($20). Online orders at Ulta.com placed by 6 p.m. local time will be ready for in-store or curbside pickup within two hours; otherwise, it’ll be ready the next business day.
Benefit Cosmetics Letters to Lashes Full Size Mascara Value Set
Ariana Grande God Is a Woman Gift Set
Place your online order for holiday gifts at Walmart by Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. for FedEx or UPS delivery in time for Christmas. The discount retailer also offers in-store and curbside pickup and home delivery when you reserve an available time slot and order by Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. ET.
Barbie Camper DreamCamper Toy Playset
Swagtron Multicolor SwagBoard Evo Hoverboard with Speaker and Light-Up Wheels
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