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Gifts That Will Deliver On Time: Last Minute Shopping Guide

December 10, 2021


Erin Schrader

Another year has rolled around, and another final few weeks of panic has set in. One of these year’s I’m actually going to stick to my goal of having my holiday shopping done by the beginning of December. But guess what? This year is not that year. I officially have LESS than two weeks to get all of my online shopping done [thanks a lot, shipping deadlines] and spoiler alert- the list of who needs to be bought for is longer than the list of who’s done. Next year: more shopping, less eating cheese.

Thankfully the good people at several stores are still setup to get you [and me] our gifts in time if we order quick! With so many shipping delays expected this year, deadlines to order your gifts are earlier than ever! We’ve rounded up a list of those stores and made lists of some of our favorite items that are still available for gifting! Grab that hot cocoa, slip into something comfy, and let’s get to last minute shopping together!

Hottest Gifts


Gifts for Her

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Kids

Gifts for Teens & College Students

Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $100

For the Home & Kitchen

Tech Gifts

  • Amazon – 12/22 Last day to order tens of millions of items; free for Prime members [12/23 Last day to order more than 10 million items eligible for one-day delivery (coast to coast, free for Prime members // Last day to order millions of items eligible for same-day delivery (free for Prime members in eligible areas by 9:30 AM]
  • American Eagle – Order by 12/20 [6am EST] and spend $75 for free standard shipping
  • Anthropologie – Order by 12/21 for free shipping on orders $50+ or 12/23 [by 9am EST] with express shipping
  • Athleta – Order by 12/17 for free shipping on orders $50+
  • Backcountry – Order by 5PM EST 12/18 for free standard shipping on orders $50
  • Banana Republic – Order by 12/17 for free shipping on orders $50+
  • Crate & Barrel – Order by 12/10 for standard shipping [12/22 for Express Shipping]
  • Coach – Order by 12/20 for Free Shipping [or 12/23 with $30 Overnight Shipping!]
  • Dicks Sporting Goods – Order by 12/17 FREE Shipping with orders $65+, Same-Day Delivery with Instacart
  • DSW – Order by 12pm EST on 12/10, Free Shipping on orders $75+
  • Express – Order by 12/15 for Free Standard shipping on orders $50+
  • GAP – Order by 12/17 for free shipping on orders $50+H&M – Order by 12/15, free shipping through 12/09!
  • Hunter – Order by 12/21
  • J.Crew – Order by 9pm ET 12/19 for Standard Shipping, 12/22 with Overnight Shipping [12pm EST]
  • J.Crew Factory – Order by 9pm ET 12/19 for Standard Shipping, 12/22 with Overnight Shipping [12pm EST]
  • Kate Spade – Order by 11PM EST 12/19
  • Kendra Scott – Order by 12/16 for Christmas Eve delivery
  • Liverpool Jeans – Order by 4PM EST 12/12 to receive your order by 12/24!
  • LL Bean –  Order by 12/20 for Christmas Eve delivery [Free shipping with $50+]
  • Lululemon – Order by 11:59pm PST on 12/19 for Christmas Eve delivery
  • Macy’s – Order by 12/22 by 5pm with Standard Shipping
  • Nike – Order by 8:30am PST on 12/15 for standard shipping by Christmas Eve
  • Nordstrom – Deadlines vary by item and shipping location.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Order by 5pm PT on 12/13 for standard shipping, or by 5pm PT on 12/18 for expedited shipping
  • Old Navy  – Order by 12/17 for free shipping on orders $50+
  • QVC – Order by 11:59pm ET on 12/14 for Under the Tree Guarantee
  • Sephora –  Order by 12pm EST 12/20 for standard 3 day shipping  [12/21 for 2-day shipping]
  • SOMA – Order by 12pm EST 12/13 for standard shipping on orders of $100+
  • Sorel – Order by 11:59pm PT 12/12 for standard shipping, 12/19 Expedited, or 12/20 Rush Shipping
  • Target – Same-day delivery and order pick-up available, free 2-day shipping with RedCard!
  • ThirdLove – Order by 12/15 for standard FedEx ground shipping
  • Tory Burch Order by 12/13 for free standard shipping, 12/20 for Two-Day Shipping, and 12/21 for Next Day
  • ULTA – Order deadlines TBD, we highly recommend ordering online with in-store or curbside pickup!
  • Victoria’s Secret – Order by 12/17 for standard shipping [no PO Boxes] [12/23 for Express Delivery]
  • Vineyard Vines – Order ground shipping by 12/16 OR order UPS 2nd Day Air by 12:00pm EST on 12/22
  • Walmart – Shipping deadlines vary by item and location. Same day delivery or order pick-up available!
  • West Elm – Order by 12/19 for standard delivery [12/22 for Next Day Delivery]
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