The best last-minute Christmas gifts can save you from developing a reputation as the Scrooge of the family. With our help, no one needs to know how close you’re cutting it. Whether it’s your mother-in-law, your siblings, your Secret Santa, or your dearly beloved’s name staring back at you on your holiday shopping list, all hope is not yet lost. The GQ Recommends team has been gathering Christmas gifts for him, for her, and for the whole gang. Everything here should—should—arrive by Christmas Eve, as per the online retailer we’ve linked to.


The Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for 2023, at a Glance

We’ve got a full list to get you started, so get that scrolling finger and credit card ready. First, here are the top last-minute gifts and subscription boxes to order before Santa rides on Christmas Eve.

  • The Best Last-Minute Subscription Gift: The Sill Monthly Plant Box, $55
  • The Best Last-Minute Style Gift for Him: Todd Snyder Herringbone Full-Placket Polo, $298
  • The Best Last-Minute Style Gift for Her: Madewell Brushed V-Neck Sweater, $98 $59
  • The Best Last-Minute Gift for Young People: Nintendo Switch OLED Model, $350
  • The Best Last-Minute Gift for Gamers: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership, $45
  • The Best Gift You Can Buy at the Grocery Store: Hydro Flask All-Around Travel Tumbler, $45 $40
  • The Best Last-Minute Target Gift: Barbie BluRay + Digital, $27 $15
  • The Best Last-Minute Amazon Gift: Baloo Living 100% Cotton Weighted Comforter, $199
  • The Best Last-Minute Gift for the Kitchen: Our Place Dream Cooker, 6-Quart Multicooker, $199

Of course, ordering gifts online the week of Christmas is a bit of a gamble. To help yourself, sign up for Amazon Prime if you haven’t already. With two-day shipping on countless products (and next-day shipping on a select few), Amazon is every procrastinator’s not-so-secret weapon. Retailers like Target, Nordstrom, Madwell, and Todd Snyder also offer fast week-of-Christmas delivery, although you may only have a few hours more to take advantage.

If you completely miss the holiday delivery deadline, we’ve got some last-minute gift ideas that you should be able to buy IRL (smash that zip code into the product page), as well as plenty of subscriptions that you can buy right on up to Christmas morning.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our full guide to the best gifts for men on Amazon for even more ass-saving gift ideas.


The Sill

With this subscription, The Sill will deliver new plants monthly. You can choose from options like pet-safe, easy-care, and orchids—but whatever you go with, the real gift will be knowing that no matter how bad they are with keeping greenery alive, there’s a replacement on the way.

Order by: Christmas morning

Flaviar

Flaviar Whiskey Subscription

Flaviar delivers a top-shelf tasting experience in a box, delivering some of the finest whiskey and bourbon from around the world. The company also makes it easy to gift a subscription, so no one needs to know you ordered this after the holiday shipping deadlines closed for good.

Order by: Christmas morning

Nintendo

GQ recently counted down the 15 best video games of 2023, and a full seven—including two exclusives—are available on the Nintendo Switch. And they’ll look good, too, now that Nintendo’s upgraded version of the console features a bright, beautiful OLED screen. Unlike years past, you should be able to find this console in stock at your local Target.

Order by: December 20 or buy in store

Apple

AirPods Pro with USB-C Case (2nd Gen)

Few Prime products arrive faster than the newest Apple AirPods Pro earbuds, which come with the same USB-C charging port (finally) used by laptops and the iPhone 15, and superior active noise cancelation compared to the first-gen Pro buds.

Order by: December 22

Microsoft

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, 3 Months

Great last-minute gift idea: An all-access pass that lets anyone unlock access to hundreds of Xbox titles, including new releases. Just don’t be surprised if that means your giftee is glued to the screen from now until the new year.

Order by: Christmas morning

Trade

Gift Coffee Subscription (6 Bags)

The java won’t show up in time to sip while opening gifts, but they’ll be set for the next three months with some exceptional beans. Oh, and make sure you use code GQ20 to get 20% off.

Order by: Christmas morning

Byredo

Suede Hand Wash & Lotion Set

Fancy hand soap and lotion from one of the great fragrance makers will always have its place on the sink.

Order by: December 20

Madewell

No Cookie Monsters were harmed in the making of this exceptionally cozy and stylish sweater.

Order by: December 20

Carhartt

Get him a bag—for weekend jaunts, gym runs, and whatever else he’s got going on—that’s as rugged as the Carhartt pants he hasn’t stopped wearing since September.

Order by: December 20

Jack Black

Beard Oil with Kalahari Melon Oil & Vitamin E

If you’re browsing for a worthy last-minute stocking stuffer, stop right here at this beard-softening oil that’s chock-full of vitamin E and nourishing plant extracts. If it’s too late to buy on Amazon, you can usually find this luxe beard oil at Target and other retailers.

Order by: December 19 or buy in store

Brooklinen

Luxury Sateen Core Sheet Set

Not only can you buy Brooklinen’s lightweight yet cozy sateen sheets in time for Christmas, but you can also save 20% with an on-page coupon. We probably don’t need to tell you that you’re fast running out of time, but you’re fast running out of time.
Order by: December 19

Todd Snyder

Herringbone Full-Placket Polo

The full-placket polo will never go out of style—just ask Ryan Gosling.

Order by: December 19

Samsung

The Frame 50″ QLED Smart TV

Thanks to the magic of Prime Shipping, there’s still time to buy Samsung’s beloved art TV and get it under—or, well, next to—the tree. When you’re not using it to watch Suits, it can display classic and contemporary works of art rather than just sit there like a big black boring rectangle.

Order by: December 20

Warner Bros.

We’re sure there’s someone on your shopping list who dressed in pink to go see Barbie in theaters. You can still order this Blu-Ray (which also comes with a digital download) if you act fast—but you should be able to find it at your local Target or Best Buy, too.

Order by: December 21 or in-store

GQ

The most stylish subscription box in the game, from us truly. You can gift a quarterly or annual subscription of our box of curated menswear, grooming products, tech, and more—all hand-picked by GQ Editors. Plus it’s on a rare discount for new subscribers, with $20 off the first box.

Order by: Christmas morning

Funboy

Giant Inflatable Rainbow Cloud

For young people who are, like, so ready for winter to be over, give them something to look forward to with this oversized Funboy pool float. Once it’s inflated, they can float on a rainbow cloud, just like they’ve always wanted.

Order by: December 20

Hydro Flask

All Around Travel Tumbler

Hydro Flask water bottles are solid go-to because everyone needs to hydrate, the bottle’s are inevitably an upgrade over whatever your giftee is already using, and you can often find them for sale at grocery stores and drug stores. And they’re 100 percent more enjoyable to get than a bad chocolate sampler.

Order by: December 20 or buy in store

Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite (no lockscreen ads)

Prime members have a big advantage when it comes to last-minute shopping, because Amazon has complete control over how efficiently its own products ship. If you live in a big city, you can usually get Amazon’s new e-reader with next-day delivery. This Paperwhite has a glare-free screen, holds a charge for weeks at a time, and comes without any annoying ads.

Order by: December 21-22

Our Place

Dream Cooker, 6-Quart Multicooker

Our Place cookware is now available via Prime shipping, and the brand’s new pressure-cooker is available with fast delivery for holiday procrastinators. This adorable little cooker can also sear, saute, and slow cook. Which means they’ll get the cookware, but you’ll get the benefits.

Order by: December 20

Baloo Living

15-Pound 100% Cotton Weighted Comforter

Need a last-minute gift for your better half? We’re not going to lecture you for waiting so long, but we will help save the day with Baloo Living’s breathable weighted comforters. Disappear under the sheets this winter and enjoy the soothing weight of this quilted blanket.

Order by: December 21-22

Solo Stove

Pi Prime Propane Pizza Oven

The Home Depot Gift cards are the last refuge of the truly desperate holiday shopper (particularly if your local outpost is one of the 24-hour stores). This year, get your favorite house-haver something better. You should be able to find Solo Stove’s portable gas pizza oven in stock at your local store.

Order by: Buy in store

Husky

15-Drawer Woodtop Mobile Tool Box

Hopefully you have some large sons who can help you lug this into the house. This sleek steel toolbox comes with a built-in workspace and outlets. They may never want to leave the garage after unwrapping this behemoth.

Order by: December 21 or buy in store

Nespresso

Vertuo Espresso Coffee Maker Bundle

For procrastinators all over the land, a Christmas Eve Targét shopping run is a tradition (just know that word is spelled the same in French as in English). No one has ever been unhappy with better, faster coffee—which this handsome Nespresso maker designed by Breville will deliver. It even comes with a Nespresso frother for getting all sorts of foams going.

Order by: December 20 or buy in store

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