The Best Last-Minute Gifts to Buy Now
This year, the search for the best last-minute gifts feels particularly tricky, especially since so many delivery services are spread thin right now. But if you’re a smart shopper, there’s still a way to cop a perfect present without feeling beholden to those quickly approaching shipping cutoff times. Procrastinators, I’d like to introduce you to your new best friend: the buy online, pick up in-store option, which has in fact been a useful retail strategy over the last few months during the pandemic. As it pertains to the holidays specifically, it’s not only a safe way to shop for all of us but an easier one too.
Several of the most coveted labels and popular outposts are offering this convenient option for the holiday season, including Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., and Apple (hello, new noise-canceling AirPods Max). In some cases, you don’t even have to get out of your car to get your package because they’ll bring it right to you at the curbside.
And don’t forget that there are indeed also a few retailers who are somehow still able to pull off two-day deliveries, like Amazon, and that there are also those who offer same-day delivery in select cities, like Net-a-Porter. Plus, digital gifts like streaming service subscriptions are always lifesavers when you’re down to the wire.
Time is ticking, but you’ll be in great shape come the holiday if you grab something chic for a loved one or family member ASAP.
Below, you’ll find something special for everyone on your list, from those beloved fluffy Birkenstocks to Glossier’s glow-inducing serums. Read on for 33 perfect last-minute gifts to order online, pick up in-store, and save your sanity.
If you live in the New York City area, you can enjoy same-day delivery for only $25.
You can pick up select items from the store the same day you order them online (and receive complimentary gift wrapping!).
Order by 12 p.m. Monday to Thursday to receive next day deliver for an additional fee. And should you be in New York on December 7th and 8th, you are cordially invited to stop by our MatchesFashion x Vogue holiday pop-up shop at SoHo’s Roll & Hill, located at 3 Mercer Street from 10am to 7pm.
Place your order by 12/21 and receive next business day shipping through UPS, FedEx, or USPS for $30.
Complete your order by December 22 to receive gifts on December 25.
With a few clicks, book a trip to be enjoyed at a later date.
Select FedEx Expedited shipping to have your order delivered in two to three business days.
Choose between the in-store pickup or curbside delivery options at your local Lululemon store to and receive items within two hours.
Prime members can enjoy free two-day shipping on select items.
Place an order by calling your local boutique and they’ll bring items to your car.
Select rush at checkout to receive your purchase in two to three business days for $25.
Use Sephora’s reserve online option and pick up your items almost instantly in a local store.
Have a curated selection of wines delivered directly to your (or someone special’s) door monthly.
Have Chandon By the Bay Reserve Blancs de Blanc along with Real Oyster Club oysters delivered via FedEx Express overnight delivery.
Send a loved one a Home Chef gift card, and they can select the day of the week they’d like for their meals to be delivered.
Washington D.C. and New York City recipients can enjoy two to four-hour delivery. All other cities nationwide can enjoy a next-day delivery option for an additional fee.
Send an electronic gift card so a loved one to take a class of their choice.
Give the gift of a Disney+ or the Disney+ bundle, which includes Hulu and ESPN+, and receivers can start streaming immediately.