The 21 Best Last-Minute Gifts From Amazon Prime

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We'd be lying if we said we've never waited until days before a holiday to do our shopping—but this procrastination just makes an Amazon Prime membership all the more appealing. Rather than fighting your way through hordes of fellow last-minute shoppers at your local mall, consider express shipping the below gifts from the e-commerce giant instead.

Spanning home décor, skincare, tech, and more, our list of last-minute Amazon gifts has something for everyone. Best of all, we've scoured the website for all of the top-notch, name brand products, so you'll know exactly what you're getting when you check out.

This year, save yourself the hassle and shop our favorite last-minute Amazon Prime gifts below.

For the Home Décor Obsessive

We'll never get over Jonathan Adler's home décor collaboration with Amazon Home, as well as so many other incredible finds. Amazon Home is chock-full of giftable knickknacks like decanters, candles, trinket trays, and decorative boxes, and here are some of our favorites.

Muse Blanc Scented Candle, White
Jonathan Adler Muse Blanc Scented Candle, White $53
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This chic candle would look stunning styled on any coffee table or built-in bookshelf.

Rivet Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket
Rivet Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket $54
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We could imagine many days snuggled under this cozy throw. It's cozy, comfortable, and stylish, so you get the best of both worlds.

Desert Sand Coaster
Thirstystone Brand Desert Sand Coasters $17
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Amazon's staff chose these chic stone coasters as their favorite—and for good reason. They're durable, stylish, and will make a perfect gift for a home décor lover in your life.

For the Beauty Lover

Beauty lovers are sure to rejoice upon opening any of these beloved skincare products. If you really want to go above and beyond, choose a few things from this list to help them create an at-home spa day.

beauty dust
Moon Juice Beauty Dust $38
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Made from all-natural ingredients, this “beauty dust” boosts collagen production and enhances the elasticity of the skin, so your loved one will be glowing in no time.

wrinkle warrior
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior $98
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This all-in-one anti-aging regime contains powerful hyaluronic acid, which is proven to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles in just a few weeks, making it totally worth the higher price tag.

dry shampoo
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo $25
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Dry shampoo might not sound like a great gift idea…until you see this bottle. Plus, this talc-free formula leaves hair feeling totally touchable and without a trace of white residue.

rose coconut water spray
Herbivore Natural Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist $16
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A quick spritz of this hydrating face mist—made from coconut water and scented with rose and hibiscus—is the perfect pick-me-up every beauty aficionado needs to keep at their desk.

body oil
Uma Absolute Anti-Aging Body Oil $90
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This antioxidant-rich blend, featuring botanicals such as sandalwood and rose, locks in moisture for glowing, radiant skin.

For the Self-Care Enthusiast

Self-care isn't just a Sunday evening ritual; it's a booming, multibillion-dollar industry giving rise to everything from food sensitivity tests to essential oil diffusers. These wellness-focused products also make the perfect stocking stuffers.

self care kit
Herbivore Natural Self Love Facial Ritual Kit $58
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Upgrade your self-care routine with this four-piece gift set—including a hydrating rose facial mist, a calming facial oil, an exfoliating glow treatment, and a rose quartz facial-massaging tool—all focused on combating dullness and uneven skin tone and texture.

oil diffuser
Breathe Essential Essential Oil Diffuser $30
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With a runtime of up to 18 hours, this pretty essential oil diffuser, featuring a built-in timer and LED lights that glow in 8 colors, will make any environment feel more calming and relaxed.

gold face mask
Majestic Pure Gold Facial Mask $22
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Your loved one will feel like royalty while reducing the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles with a 24K gold face mask.

food sensitivity test
Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test $159 $125
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For folks who are curious about how their diet is affecting their health, an at-home test can help identify any food sensitivities that may be causing inflammation.

For the Cooking Pro

Amazon is a veritable gold mine of heavily discounted brand-name kitchen gadgets, like the classic KitchenAid stand mixer, Le Creuset cookware, and the famous Instant Pot. Kitchenware aside, cookbooks, like The New Frontier by The Pioneer Woman, Rhee Drummond, and Fancy AF Cocktails by Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval from Vanderpump Rules are gifts that keep on giving.

mini le creuset
Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Cocottes (Set of 4) and Cookbook $112
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Every home chef knows the brand, Le Creuset, but owning a full set can cost a pretty penny. That’s why foodies will be over the moon when you give them this gift set of four enamel-coated mini cocottes, so they can have a taste of Le Creuset in their home to bust out for special occasions.

Pioneer Woman Book
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating $15
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With 112 everyday dishes inside, your favorite foodie will love perusing page after page of tasty, home-cooked recipe ideas from none other than The Pioneer Woman herself, Rhee Drummond.

white kitchenaid mixer
KitchenAid Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, White $700
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This iconic kitchen staple will be used time and time again—and your loved one will likely think of you just about every time they use it, too.

fancy cocktail book
Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers $14
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This cheeky new cocktail book by Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval will pair perfectly with a bottle of your foodie’s favorite booze.

instant pot
Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker $150
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If you know someone who hasn’t jumped aboard the Instant Pot train yet, here’s your chance to invite them into the fold. This Bluetooth-enabled model that works with Alexa or your smartphone is sure to be a winner.

For the Tech Junkie

There's no better place to shop for affordable, cutting-edge technology than Amazon; the company's own collection of home gadgets, like the Echo Dot, is Exhibit A. Plus, the e-commerce giant is always having a sale of some kind.

echo dot
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) $40 $30
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This version of Amazon’s Echo Dot is even better than the last, and at such an affordable price point, it’s the perfect gift idea for any gadget-lover in your life. Plus, it comes in new colors, too, like this modern charcoal hue.

Ms. Pac-Man
Basic Fun Arcade Classics Ms Pac-Man Retro Mini Arcade Game $20 $17
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A miniature desktop-sized version of everyone’s favorite arcade game, complete with a working joystick and sound, will make any 80s baby smile.

oculus
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset $380
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Gamers will love disappearing into virtual worlds thanks to Oculus’s high-quality 3D graphics and easy wireless handheld controller. Plus, it’s totally portable, so they can take this lavish gift on-the-go, too.

audio glasses
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses with Open Ear Headphones $199
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Your techie will love rocking out in style with a pair of Bose sunglasses that connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth to play your favorite tunes. The best part is the speakers' direct sound, so it's only audible to the wearer, not to everyone else around you.

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