The ‘Oh Sh*t’ Gift Guide for Procrastinators


Did you just look at a calendar and wonder where the time went? You’re not alone! Despite the countless helpful gift guides, we’re just like you — massive procrastinators who are currently cursing ourselves for our lazy ways. But don’t worry, 2-day shipping is here to rescue us all. And because we know budgets are tight at this point during the holiday season, we decided to keep all of our last-minute ideas to $50 or less. Scroll ahead for the best fun, cheap ideas for everyone on your list.

For the Person Who Loves Itty-Bitty Things

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Flavor Dry Chapped Lips
$5, Amazon

It’s tiny and cute and will make her lips look nice.

For Your Friend Who Likes Kooky Old-Lady Fashion

Zealmer Statement Face Earrings
Photo: Brown, Indya
Zealmer Statement Face Earrings
$8, Amazon

These Picasso-inspired earrings are under $10.

For Your Favorite Cat Owner

Flint Lint Roller
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Flint Lint Roller
$11, Amazon

This refillable lint roller will fit into any bag so she’ll never show up covered in fuzz.

For the Compulsive Organizer

Muji Toothbrush Stand
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Muji Toothbrush Stand
$10, Amazon

This teeny toothbrush stand is unobtrusive but still stylish.

For Your Friend Who Always Carries a Gigantic Bag

Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balm
$11, Jet

This cute cherry shape will never get lost in her purse, no matter what other junk is in there.

For the Wannabe Florist

Ceramic Rabbit Vase
Photo: Brown, Indya
Ceramic Rabbit Vase
$20, Amazon

A vase just weird enough to qualify for quirky new flower-arrangement trend Freakebana.

For the Person Who Loves Sweating But Hates the Gym

Conair Facial Sauna
$33, Jet

This ‘facial sauna’ will let you steam your face to loosen dirt and impurities. Karrueche Tran is a fan.

For the Friend Who Recently Discovered Matcha

United States Kitchen Milk Frother/Matcha Whisk
Photo: Brown, Indya
United States Kitchen Milk Frother/Matcha Whisk
$11, Amazon

You can also use it as a milk frother to add some pizazz to your morning coffee.

For You Aunt Who Loves a Hot Drink

Miramira Mug
Sale Price: $10 (30 percent off) Anthropologie

At $10, this pretty mug is a great stocking stuffer, especially if you add in some hot chocolate or tea bags.

The Easiest Gift on This List

Leaders What Happened Last Night Mask
$9, Ulta

A sheet mask that actually anticipates what January 1 is going to feel like.

For the Woman Who Loves to Bake

Too Suite Mini Cakestand
$16, Anthropologie

The psychedelic swirls will showcase her perfect cupcakes.

For Anyone Who Wants Baby-Soft Skin

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth
$11, Amazon

Reviewers rave that this Japanese exfoliating towel is better than a loofah or sponge for getting rid of rough winter skin.

For the Person Who Loves to Host

Sagaform Spectra Carafe
$20, Jet

Use it for water, orange juice, or flowers.

For the Person Who Loves Traveling, But Not Planes

KAO Megurhythm Hot Steam Eye Mask, Lavender Sage
$17, Jet

This soothing eye mask won’t give you claustrophobia, but will de-puff your eyes and block out light.

For the Neat-Freak Home Cook

Nawrap Binchotan Tea Towels
$22, Amazon

Made with binchotan charcoal, these towels won’t stink no matter how many wet spills you wipe up.

For The Person Who Secretly Read All the Twilight Books

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain, 45 Romantic
$6, Jet

This lip product was created to capitalize on the vampire frenzy of several years ago. Regardless of whether you think Robert Pattinson was hot, it’s still a favorite because it goes on like a balm but looks like a pretty lip stain.

A Good Mom Gift, Especially If She Has a Long Commute

Zojirushi SM-SC60PV Stainless Mug
$27, Amazon

Our friends at the Strategist love this brand for their ability to keep drinks perfectly chilled or hot.

For the Perpetual Traveler

Herschel Supply Travel Kit
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Herschel Supply Travel Kit
$23, Amazon

A nice cheap alternative to our hands-down favorite toiletry case.

For Your Sister, Who Never Carries Cash

Iris Card Case
$24, Anthropologie

Just enough room for all of her cards.

For the Iced-Coffee Addict

Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
$19, Amazon

Just add your favorite coffee grounds to the chamber with cold water and leave it in the fridge overnight, and you’ll have delicious cold brew waiting for you in the morning.

For the Dog Lover

Cardigan Welsh Corgi - Blue Merle Tri Color Dog Pet Oval Nail File
$7, Jet

Corgi-imprinted emery boards: a much more low-maintenance gift than a new puppy.

For Your Dad Who Loves Gadgets

Google Home Mini
$29, Jet

He’ll get a kick out of asking Google the most mundane questions. And if he has an Alexa, he can listen to them converse, which is always fun.

For the Beginner Cook

Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef’s Knife
$30, Amazon

Everyone needs a classic, well-reviewed chef’s knife.

For the Teen Who Loves Millenial Pink

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Sale Price: $26 (25 percent off) Nordstrom

The better to coordinate with her Glossier pouch, of course.
Original Price: $35

For the Person Who Loved Running Into the Sprinklers as a Kid

Mario Badescu Facial Spray
$7, Amazon

This spray lets you hydrate your face without ruining your makeup.

For the Person Who Isn’t Afraid of Snails

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream
$11, Jet

If gastropod slime doesn’t turn them off, this Korean beauty eye cream is for them.

For the Person Deeply Committed to Cuteness

Holika Holika Lazy and Joy Egg Bun Puff
$5, Amazon

What’s cuter than a beauty blender and just as effective? This guy.

A Cozy Gift for Grandma

Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
Sale Price: $30 (25 percent off) Nordstrom

In a pretty emerald green, it’s a nice reminder of her favorite grandkid (you, obviously.)
Original Price: $40

For the Party Girl

Isehan Kiss Me Mascara
$12, Amazon

We’ve always loved this Japanese mascara, and so will whoever you get it for. It never flakes, never smudges, and lasts until you choose (via a lot of elbow grease) to take it off.

For the Everlane Superfan

Everlane The Cable Mitten
$35, Everlane

To go with her puffer, cashmere sweater, jeans, and boots of course.

For the Coffee Snob

Hario V60 Buono Pouring Kettle
$30, Amazon

The Japanese gold standard for anyone who appreciates a good pour over.

For the Beauty Novice

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Lip Pencil, Crim
$14, Jet

A sheer, glossy, barely-there lipstick in an easy “you can’t mess this up” pencil.

For the Casual Coffee Snob

Bodum¨ Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
$37, Jet

Don’t want to fuss with an elaborate set-up? It doesn’t get easier than a French press.

For the Teen Discovering Jewelry

Nordstrom Small Hoop Earrings
$39, Nordstrom

These cute little hoops offer just enough sparkle to dress up her school outfit.

Because Everyone Loves a Good Robe

Richie House Women’s Plush Soft Warm Fleece Bathrobe Robe
$40, Amazon

We’ve written about this robe a few times for good reason: it’s hands down the favorite on Amazon for its warmth and softness.

The Best Travel Pillow, Ever

Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow
$40, Amazon

Another Cut favorite, this memory foam neck pillow will make even an 16-hour trip in economy class tolerable.

A Cozy Turtleneck for Mom

J.Crew Side Slit Supersoft Turtleneck Sweater
Sale Price: $42 (40 percent off) Nordstrom

She’ll get a ton of wear out of this dark green sweater.
Original Price: $70

If You Want a Personal Touch

Monogram Pendant Necklace
Photo: Brown, Indya
Monogram Pendant Necklace
$29, Anthropologie

A delicate initial necklace is something she can wear every day.

For Your Sister in College

Cosabella Holiday Pajama Set
Sale Price: $42 (65 percent off) Saks Off Fifth

Good for late nights studying in her dorm room.
Original Price: $122

For Your Workaholic Brother Who Lives in Suits

Saks Fifth Avenue Check Cashmere Scarf
Sale Price: $45 (69 percent off with code WARMUP) Saks Off Fifth

A classic cashmere scarf will match his work clothes perfectly.
Original Price: $145

For the Person Who Has Cold Hands

Carolina Amato NY Leather Gloves
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Carolina Amato NY Leather Gloves
$45, Amazon

Cropped, red leather gloves will keep ‘em nice and warm.

For Your Too-Cool Sister

Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Lounge Drawstring Hoodie
$48, Amazon

She’ll be posting this hoodie on Instagram the second she opens the box.

Editor’s note: It’s on sale today for $33 but only for another 12-hours so act fast!

For the Fancy Home Cook

Lodge Cast Iron 6 Qt. Dutch Oven, White
$50, Jet

It’s not Le Creuset, but it looks close enough to win over the most discriminating home cook.

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43 Extremely Last-Minute, Very Cheap Gift Ideas