Gifts That Come Before Christmas
Gifts that come before Christmas may be harder to come by this year as December 25th is quickly approaching and shipping delays are most likely inevitable. Here are some ideas and tips for gifts that will save you from worrying if they’ll come in time for Christmas.
1. Gifts from Retailers that Offer Fast Shipping
Take advantage of places like Amazon, Target, and Walmart that offer 2-day shipping. My recommendation is to buy as soon as you can to avoid out of stock inventory situations. But keep in mind, delivery delays can and still do occur despite priority shipping. That’s why the best bet is to order as early as possible. There are lots of retailers that have expedited shipping options.
Here are stores offering expedited shipping:
- Best Buy
- Overstock – 1-2 day shipping on thousands of items
- Free People
- Petal + Pup – expedited shipping options
2. Pick Up in Store
If you’re in a delivery time crunch, order an item online and pick it up from the store. Target offers curbside pickup.
3. Food Gift Baskets
Don’t forget about food and gift delivery places like Harry & David, where you can order fun food (like this hot cocoa carry-all or s’mores gift set) and gifts and schedule a delivery date for before Christmas.
Food Gift Delivery Before Christmas
- Ethel M Chocolates – their chocolate is SO good. They have beautiful tins and so many customizable options.
- Harry & David
- Cheryl’s Cookies
- Fruit Baskets
4. Floral Delivery
Gift your loved ones with a beautiful holiday floral arrangement that will come before Christmas. UrbanStems gives you the option to send gorgeous floral arrangements, ornaments, and unique gifts (with lots offering overnight shipping) all before Christmas. Bouqs also has beautiful arrangements and fun bundles that will be delivered in time.
Shop Floral Gifts that Come Before Christmas below:
5. Virtual gifts
Last, but definitely not least are virtual gifts. Not only are virtual gifts a safe choice, but they will definitely be available in time for Christmas. So they make a perfect last-minute gift.
Virtual Gift Ideas
- Amazon Virtual Tour – the recipient can virtually tour a place from all around the world – so cool!
- Netflix Gift Card – perfect for any binge-watcher in your life.
- Hulu Gift Card
- Virtual Escape Room – highly recommend! Virtual escape rooms are super fun, challenging and a great bonding experience. If you have questions about virtual escape rooms, reach out to me! I’ve done a ton 😉
- Virtual Chocolate Tasting
- Gift Card – definitely can’t go wrong with a virtual gift of choice!