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Gift Guide 2020: First-Rate Picks for Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

December 17, 2020

Don’t panic — there’s still time to get those last-minute Christmas gifts. (Source: Shutterstock / Maridav)

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Yikes! We’re T-minus eight days and counting until the official break of Christmas morn — time is running out. If you’re still scratching your head about what to get that cousin in Des Moines or friend-who-has-everything, gather round: We’ve got some ideas on last-minute Christmas gifts that will get them off your “to do” list in a hurry. Take a look…

1: Fiendishly tasty holiday sweets from Wicked Good Cupcakes.

Who doesn’t like cupcakes — especially ones with moist cake layers, decadent fillings, and rich buttercream icing? And what if you could have this messy delight in a vintage mason jar? Wicked Good Cupcakes not only takes the cake when it comes to sweets, they make them fun and easy to eat, too. Each cupcake comes in its own reusable 8oz mason jar — good for 10 days without refrigeration and up to six months in the freezer. Just grab a spoon and dig in.

Get a six-pack or dozen (shippable anywhere in the U.S.), mix and match flavors, and enjoy 15% off your next order — right now!


2: Top Eagle Creek travel bags and accessories from The Container Store.

Get them ready for travel again with nifty travel accessories. (Source: Shutterstock / biletskiyevgenly.com)

Sure, no one’s traveling right now, but we expect that pent-up wanderlust will burst forth (at least somewhat) come 2021. Why not make sure they’re ready to go with an assortment of Eagle Creek travel bags and accessories from The Container Store? Among our picks for last minute Christmas gifts, these are some of our favorites — they’re functional and fabulous.

Choose from a variety of options: pack-it zipper cube sets for efficient packing of T-shirts, shorts, socks, undergarments; compression wardrobe bags for suits and dresses; dopp kits, shoe sacs, cinch sacs, and more.

Be sure and grab these goodies at 30% off from The Container Store before they’re all gone!

3: Sleek solo blender from Brookstone.

Give the gift of perfectly blended smoothies and other beverages with the single-serving Blend Pro from Brookstone. With a full-powered, battery-operated base and sleek, portable-first design, you can blend, crush, and combine anywhere. No more clumpy drinks and no more extended periods hanging over the sink cleaning out the full-sized blender. That’s a win-win, are we right? And with Brookstone’s offer of up to 50% off, you can get one for everyone on the list!

4: Sound-sational audio products from Wide World Stereo.

High-fidelity audio makes a great gift. (Source: Shutterstock / Dejan Dundjerski)

Give the gift that keeps on giving — with the sounds they love to hear. You can’t beat the All-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player (with built-in speakers and turntable) for the vintage or vinyl-head in your life — get it for a song at under $100. Or how about a set of CX 400BT True Wireless In Ear Headphones? Perfect for everything from club beats to concertos. You can find all this and more at World Wide Stereo. Right now they’re in “sale” mode, and are offering an additional 10%+ off on selected products.


5: Deliciously comfy and chic wool scarf from L.L. Bean.

We all know and love L.L. Bean for their commitment to quality and tradition, and their offerings for last-minute Christmas gifts are no exception. Take their women’s jacquard wool scarf, for example. Made from a luxurious wool blend in neutral hues of steel blue and stone, this piece goes with just about anything. It can be worn with jeans or as a wrap over a cocktail dress. It can even be used as a throw in a pinch! Whatever their style or color palette, they’ll appreciate seeing this under the tree. And — it’s an absolute bargain right now with L.L. Bean’s offer of up to 60% off on select clothing, outwear, and footwear.

6: Birdie-chasing styles from the Golf Apparel Shop.

Every golfer loves a new golf shirt. (Source: Shutterstock / Andrea Izzotti)

It’s easy to tee up a few winning last-minute Christmas gifts at the Golf Apparel Shop. And any golfer will tell you — no matter how many they own — they love a new golf shirt. Golf Apparel has a wide variety of top brands, including PGA Tour, Ben Hogan, Calloway, and more. Styles run the gamut, too – from faded stripe short sleeve polos to 1/4 zip pullovers for chillier days on the course.

If you need a little help with selection, you can’t go wrong with the Men’s Pierced Luxtouch Golf Polo in Dazzling Vista Blue from Jack Nicklaus. It goes with everything and is sharp enough for cocktails later at the club.

Check out Golf Apparel’s current offer for 20% off your first order. Oh, and did we mention they have a full selection of women’s golf styles as well?

If you need even more ideas for those last-minute Christmas gifts, head over to Grand Giraffe’s holiday page for a sleigh-full of inspiration. Happy holidays!