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27 amazing last-minute gift ideas for the hard to shop for people on your list

Katie Scott
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Christmas is fast approaching which means it's time to stop procrastinating and find the perfect gifts.
Christmas is fast approaching which means it's time to stop procrastinating and find the perfect gifts.

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Christmas is almost here, which means it’s time to stop procrastinating your holiday shopping and find some gifts that will arrive before the big day.

With shipping deadlines looming, it’s not the time to let holiday stress get to you because we’re here to help! These gifts are so good that the people in your life might think you’ve been spending all year selecting the perfect items.

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Most of the time it’s not easy to figure out what to get someone, especially if they say they have everything they need.

Instead of leaning on a gift card this year, we’ve put together 27 last-minute gift ideas that are a great choice for the hard to shop for people on your list this year.

Lavender Eye Pillow

Lavender Eye Pillow. (Image via Purple Hill Lavender Farm)
Lavender Eye Pillow. (Image via Purple Hill Lavender Farm)

This eye pillow will help anyone slip into deep relaxation with the subtle scents of french lavender. Use this pillow during yoga, before bed or any time you want to feel relaxed.

SHOP IT: Purple Hill Lavender Farm, $28

Roku Streambar

Roku Streambar. (Image via Roku)
Roku Streambar. (Image via Roku)

Roku Streambar is the perfect gift for anyone looking to take their movie-watching experience to the next level. It has a big sound with rich Dolby Audio and delivers crisp, clean audio. Control this stream bar by speaking to Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant devices.

SHOP IT: Walmart, $170

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Wine Tumbler

YETI Wine Tumbler. (Image via YETI)
YETI Wine Tumbler. (Image via YETI)

This stainless steel wine tumbler from Yeti will keep your drinks nice and cold. This stylish double-wall vacuum insulated tumbler is also dishwasher safe.

SHOP IT: SportChek, $35

Midnight Peony Soy Candle

Harlow & Bentley Midnight Peony. (Image via Harlow & Bentley)
Harlow & Bentley Midnight Peony. (Image via Harlow & Bentley)

Scented candles are used the same way as we have always been using perfume: as a way of adding personality, but now it is for our homes. Harlow & Bentley’s hand-poured luxury soy-based candles are artfully crafted with lead-free cotton wicks.

SHOP IT: Harlow & Bentley, $23

Throw Blanket

Throw Blanket. (Image via Casper)
Throw Blanket. (Image via Casper)

Everyone loves a cozy blanket for the colder months. You can’t go wrong by purchasing a throw blanket for the hard to buy person on your list.

SHOP IT: Casper, $99

Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Sony SRSXB01/L EXTRA BASS Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. (Image via Staples Canada)
Sony SRSXB01/L EXTRA BASS Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. (Image via Staples Canada)

This small Sony wireless speaker packs all the bass into a compact size. Give the gift of music this holiday season.

SHOP IT: Staples, $30

STEEZY Studio

STEEZY Studio. (Image via STEEZY Studio)
STEEZY Studio. (Image via STEEZY Studio)

Is there someone on your list that is obsessed with the latest TikTok dances? Get your TikTok-obsessed bestie or the person who dreads traditional workouts aa subscription to STEEZY Studio, where there are 900+ easy-to-follow dance classes for all levels. It will arrive in your loved one’s inbox as soon as you check out online, so no worries about any postal service delays.

SHOP IT: STEEZY Studio, $26 monthly or $130 yearly

Anti-Frizz Microfibre Towel

DEVATOWEL™ Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel. (Image via Sephora)
DEVATOWEL™ Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel. (Image via Sephora)

This microfiber towel from DevaCurl is designed for curly and wavy hair. It will help absorb just enough water to allow you to start adding your curly hair products to your hair after a wash.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $19 (originally $27)

Lounge Set

Long Sleeve Shirt + Lounge Pant. (Image via This Is J)
Long Sleeve Shirt + Lounge Pant. (Image via This Is J)

This Is J has some of the softest, coziest PJs and loungewear. It is a female-founded business with products made in Canada!

SHOP IT: This Is J, $164

Antipodes Beauty Icons Kit

Antipodes Beauty Icons Kit. (Image via Well.ca)
Antipodes Beauty Icons Kit. (Image via Well.ca)

This set features three moisturizing products, including Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum to target pigmentation and brighten skin; Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream to soothe skin and reduce signs of ageing; and lastly, the nutrient-rich Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream featuring antibacterial manuka honey.

SHOP IT: Well.ca, $60 (originally $69)

Face Mask

INDIGO ARROWS X AMASK BY FREED. (Image via Freed)
INDIGO ARROWS X AMASK BY FREED. (Image via Freed)

The collaboration, Indigo Arrows x aMASK by FREED, brings together two Canadian female entrepreneurs with a passion for design, community and giving back. If you purchase one of the masks, 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to The Butterfly Club, a program and safe space designed to engage, motivate and support Indigenous girls and Two-Spirit youth.

SHOP IT: Freed, $25

Kid Made Modern Comic Book Kit

Comic Book Kit. (Image via Staples Canada)
Comic Book Kit. (Image via Staples Canada)

Let the fun begin for the kids who are obsessed with graphic novels. This kit has everything they need to create their story.

SHOP IT: Staples, $25

Essential Rope Bracelet

Essential Rope Bracelet. (Image via Orijin Jewelry)
Essential Rope Bracelet. (Image via Orijin Jewelry)

Spiritual lifestyle brand Orijin Jewelry, a Black-owned jewelry company, wants to send Canadians a powerful reminder to stay present and connected as we enter the most wonderful time of the year!

SHOP IT: Orijin Jewelry, $180

Diplomático

Diplomático. (Image via Diplomático)
Diplomático. (Image via Diplomático)

This one is perfect for the spirits enthusiast or cocktail lover in your life. This is a premium rum from Venezuela called Diplomático, and it’s great for making creative drinks like the Diplo Toddy - rum twist on a hot toddy or a Diplo Old Fashioned.

SHOP IT: LCBO, $60

Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig® K-Slim® Single Serve Coffee Maker. (Image via Walmart.ca)
Keurig® K-Slim® Single Serve Coffee Maker. (Image via Walmart.ca)

Add the Keurig K-Slim single-serve coffee maker to any kitchen without taking up a lot of space.

SHOP IT: Walmart, $98 (originally $128)

Sweet Escape Hydrating Oil

Sweet Escape Hydrating Oil. (Image via Bush Balm)
Sweet Escape Hydrating Oil. (Image via Bush Balm)

This might be an intimate gift to give, but it will help out anyone who has issues with ingrown hairs and helps with bikini line redness. The Sweet Escape oil is full of the softest essential oils with citrus and sugary smell.

SHOP IT: Bush Balm, $36

Rechargeable Wine Opener

Oster Rechargeable Wine Opener. (Image via The Home Depot)
Oster Rechargeable Wine Opener. (Image via The Home Depot)

No more fighting with the cork! This rechargeable wine opener will make it a breeze to open any bottle of wine.

SHOP IT: The Home Depot, $27

Bookend

BOOKEND - LITO EYE. (Image via Noda Designs)
BOOKEND - LITO EYE. (Image via Noda Designs)

The Lito Eye bookend is a decorative object handcrafted in porcelain with 24-karat gold plating.

SHOP IT: Noda Designs, $350

The Man Behind the Maps

THE MAN BEHIND THE MAPS BOOK. (Image via James Niehues)
THE MAN BEHIND THE MAPS BOOK. (Image via James Niehues)

This coffee table book is perfect for art and sports enthusiasts alike. Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues has created a visually stunning, near 300-page coffee table book showcasing over 200 iconic ski resort trail maps.

SHOP IT: James Niehues, $90

Canadian Craft Vodka

Hounds Vodka. (Image via Hounds Vodka)
Hounds Vodka. (Image via Hounds Vodka)

When it comes to gift-giving, Hounds Vodka is the perfect surprise for the at-home bartender who loves to try something new.

SHOP IT: LCBO, $36

Google Nest Mini

Google Nest Mini. (Image via The Home Depot)
Google Nest Mini. (Image via The Home Depot)

OK, Google, add to cart and get here before Christmas. Help bring Google and music into your loved ones’ homes this holiday season.

SHOP IT: The Home Depot, $69

SootSoap

SootSoap. (Image via SootSoap)
SootSoap. (Image via SootSoap)

This all-natural, deep cleaning line of Canadian products is a great gift for the guys in your life this holiday season. This holiday bundle of shampoo, body odour spray, and hand and body soap is perfect for the construction worker, miner, farmer, first responder, healthcare worker, hockey player, cook, chimney sweep or campfire lover on your list!

SHOP IT: SootSoap, $45

Toronto Raccoon Mug

TORONTO RACCOON MUG. (Image via Main and Local)
TORONTO RACCOON MUG. (Image via Main and Local)

Main and Local’s Toronto Raccon Mug is like a love letter to the city. Make someone laugh with this cute mug.

SHOP IT: Main and Local, $19

Swinger Bag

Swinger Bag. (Image via Coach)
Swinger Bag. (Image via Coach)

Coach’s Swinger Bag nods to the min-bag moment, and we are here for it. Think Paris Hilton in the 2000s.

SHOP IT: Coach, $350

MFLEURS Waxroom Gift Set

WAXROOM By MFLEURS. (Image via MFLEURS)
WAXROOM By MFLEURS. (Image via MFLEURS)

This holiday gift box includes 2 hand-poured aromatic candles that each last up to 40 hours. One offers a clean aroma with refined fresh citrus notes, and the other has hints of smoked wood. The gift set also includes an eternal rose in the colour of your choice.

SHOP IT: MFLEURS, $189

JOEY Gift Boxes

JOEY Gift Boxes. (Image via JOEY Restaurants)
JOEY Gift Boxes. (Image via JOEY Restaurants)

JOEY’s gift boxes are the perfect gift idea for people who procrastinate. Each box is a mix of food and drinks gift boxes with themes including Chocolate & Coffee, Truffle Popcorn and Chardonnay, “An Orange Christmas” with Veuve Clicquot, Scotch and Wine. Orders will have same-day delivery through the JOEY online ordering platform.

SHOP IT: JOEY Restaurant, $50

Like A Boss Sweatshirt

Like A Boss Sweatshirt. (Image via ADAY)
Like A Boss Sweatshirt. (Image via ADAY)

We all want to be comfortable while working from home, but we also want to look polished and put together, especially on those days when we’re forced to stare at our Zoom reflections. If there’s someone on your list who is always in a Zoom meeting, gift them with this extremely flattering sweatshirt this year.

SHOP IT: ADAY, $230

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