What did we ever do before two-day shipping? To help you navigate the waters as the clock counts down, we combed a few sites that offer the service in these last few hours of the holiday rush — and actually found some deals to boot. Just order by 12 noon Eastern Standard Time, tomorrow, December 21 (if Macy’s, order by 5 p.m.), and you’ll still be a hero in time for the holidays.
Christian Lacroix Neon Paseo Notebooks
What teenage girl (or millennial woman) wouldn’t be into a three-piece set of neon color-fade notebooks, each with 128 ruled ivory pages?
Original Price: $50
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle-Repair Cream
From the nail-color brand with a cult following, a cuticle-repair cream that’s probably more indulgent than anything they’d buy themselves.
Original Price: $24
Pyrex 22-Piece Food-Storage Container Set
A total life-changer: Yes, you can store leftovers in these and take them to work, but you can also stick them in the microwave and dishwasher and (this is key) bake them in the oven. Hello, casseroles.
Original Price: $80
Georg Jensen Ice Bucket With Tongs
For the host or hostess, a streamlined ice bucket and tongs is so much more civilized than a bodega bag in the freezer.
Original Price: $275
Presto Jumbo Cool-Touch Griddle
A family-style griddle for (as you can see) multi-person meals at a time.
Original Price: $40
Pendleton Southern Highlands Throw
An oversize throw with an of-the-moment Southwestern motif is a thoughtful touch for the Apartamento reader in your life.
Original Price: $150
Hunter Boots Cable Short Boot Socks
If they’re at a loss for what to wear with those new Hunter boots (also available on sale), gift these socks, which come up over the boot for a colorful and textural contrast.
Original Price: $40
Tory Burch for Fitbit Bangle Bracelet
A Fitbit doesn’t have to look like a Fitbit — gift this Tory Burch bracelet and they can track their steps with no one being any wiser.
Original Price: $195
Rebecca Minkoff Passport Case
A super-sparkly glitter holder means they’ll never lose their passport again — this thing is practically radioactive (in a good way).
Original Price: $65
Eileen Fisher Cotton Sweatshirt
For that hard-to-shop-for aunt, you really can’t go wrong with a comfy and cozy sweater from perennial aunt favorite Eileen Fisher.
Original Price: $258
Patricia Chang Hamster Card Case
An almost too-adorable pebbled-leather card case in the shape of a hamster (look at its ears!) would be a home run for a tween sister or cousin.
Original Price: $85
Lumee iPhone 6 & 6S Case
We’ve already extolled the virtues of a light-up phone case for better selfies — now the case is on sale and available in white.
Original Price: $55
Joie Tema Faux Fur Vest
You know what the perfect gift is for a fashiony friend whose size you don’t really know? A faux-fur vest that’s meant to be worn a little oversize.
Original Price: $338
Nespresso Inissia D40 Coffee Machine
The perfect gift for parents (or parents-in-law) who love a morning espresso but also love not having to wake up to make a morning espresso.
Original Price: $149
Bric’s Travel Saffiano Leather Spinner Carryall
A four-wheel spinning leather-trim suitcase that’s now under $200.
Original Price: $250
Need something lighter? A lightweight and unmistakably red weekender might just be the ticket.
Original Price: $175
Calvin Klein Short Hooded Down Coat
A trim and on-trend down puffer with handsome gold hardware for the fashion-conscious girlfriend.
Original Price: $160
Dash Clear-View Toaster
How did no one think of this before? A see-through toaster so you can watch your toast brown would be a super present for a science-obsessed little brother.
Original Price: $100
J.A. Henckels International Classic 16-Piece Knife Block Set
This is very much on sale, though, okay, still pricey. But if you want to win points with the chef in your life, you can’t do much better than a full set of knives (with knife block!) from German brand Henckels.
Original Price: $475
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