Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Save You from Completely Blowing It This Year
Through some form of twisted calendar science, Christmas is already a week away. And if you're here, that means you're at least a couple great last-minute Christmas gifts away from totally dropping the ball. We've been there before ourselves, buddy. And just because we've been telling you about all the amazing stuff you can give literally everyone in your life for over a month now doesn't mean we aren't going to help you in this time of need. In a world of apps, subscription boxes, and free two-day shipping, there's still a ton of things you can get right now that will be ready for your giftee by the time you want to give it to them next week. We've got plenty of ideas. You'll find an incredible coffee maker, a slightly maddening puzzle, and the only streaming service that your snobby uncle would approve of. These are some of our favorite last-minute Christmas gifts.
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American Trench merino socks
It's a myth that no one actually likes receiving socks for the holidays. Here's one of our favorite cold-weather pairs.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
The Paperwhite has an ultra-crisp screen and built-in adjustable light. Remove the heavy burden of carrying around physical books for that person in your life who always makes "read a book a week" their new years resolution. (PRO TIP: If your giftee already has an ereader, a digital book is a speedy download away.)
Casio MQ24 watch
The Nintendo Switch is the only console you can use to play Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which makes it the best console currently available. If your giftee doesn't have a TV, get them the Lite version, which doesn't have a dock.
Ben Davis cuffed beanie
An affordable workwear beanie that's a little less commonplace than the Carhartts that are already everywhere.
The Art of Shaving travel shave kit with Dopp
A comprehensive travel kit, all the way down to the Dopp, The Art of Shaving's TSA-friendly set has you covered from pre- to post-shave. Best of all, the nylon and leather-trimmed kit will last well beyond the life of the shave formulas.
Technivorm Moccamaster coffee brewer
The coffee maker that any serious drip coffee afficianado dreams about. Get it for your giftee in this slick red colorway.
$330 at Amazon
Eufy RoboVac 15C Max
A gentle nudge for that nephew that keeps dust bunnies as pets. And it's on sale!
Rowenta DR8120 handheld steamer
Here at GQ, we make a lot of wrinkles disappear, and that means a lot of steaming. When not using an industrial-size steamer, we like this handheld Rowenta one. It's the perfect gift to say, "You have enough clothes. Now start taking care of them."
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
The Megaboom 3 is surprisingly punchy Bluetooth speaker. It's got enough power to fill up a room, but it's small enough that you can toss it in a backpack or tote.