Too Late to Order Online? These Super-Last-Minute Gifts from Common Stores Will Save Christmas
From the Supermarket...
Charcuterie chalets are the new gingerbread houses. Grab some cured meats, soft cheeses, crackers and nuts, and get building. (Here are our editor-tested directions!)
Buy It! Boar’s Head salami ($3); Boursin Gournay Cheese ($6); Wonderful Shelled Pistachios ($6);
at grocery stores
From the Sporting Goods Store...
A snow tube or sled is perfect for socially distanced, cold- weather fun—and capturing cute family photos!
Buy It! Airhead Blizzard 56" tube, $40; at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores
From the Hardware Store...
Invite some wild friends over! A bird feeder keeps nature lovers of all ages entertained at home. (Grab a bag of seed too!)
Buy It! Perky-Pet tube feeder, $12; at Lowe’s stores
From the Pet-Supply Store...
From a Superstore...
Create a 2020-appropriate winter beauty essentials kit with hand sanitizer, lotion, a face mask and an eyeshadow palette (to highlight the one feature you see with your mask on).
From a Bookstore...
Pick out a new holiday classic the whole family can read while sitting in front of the fire.
Buy It! Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko, $17; indiebound.org
From a Garden Center...
The houseplant was the unofficial mascot of 2020. (Hopefully, this one’s name signals what’s to come in the new year.)
Buy It! Peace Lily, $48; at Home Depot stores
From the Electronics Store...
Comfy, noise-canceling headphones are critical for those moments you need to tune out the world (or the rest of the family). These are Bluetooth-enabled and have 17-hour battery life.
Buy It! Jam Out There headphones, $60; at Best Buy stores
From the Liquor Store...
For those hard-to-shop-for family members, you can’t go wrong with some holiday hooch. This gift pack comes with a 750 ml Bulleit Bourbon, 375 ml Bulleit Rye and a 10 oz. Yeti Rambler to drink them out of.
Buy It! Bulleit x Yeti holiday gift pack, $60; at liquor stores or via Drizly for same-day delivery
From Your Phone...
Procrastinate so long even the stores are closed? Don't worry! Here are 5 better gift cards you won't find in the checkout aisle.
- Etsy: That hard-to-buy-for friend can find artisan-made treasures and support a small business.
- Airbnb: Give the gift of a post-holiday getaway at a social-distancing- friendly vacation rental.
- Goldbelly: Your favorite foodie can order from eateries, bakeries and chefs around the country that don't typically ship.
- ClassPass: Access to thousands of in-person and virtual classes are just a tap away for your favorite fitness nut.
- TisBest: You choose the amount. Your recipient chooses the charity that receives it.