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.
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
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
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
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
A family-style griddle for (as you can see) multi-person meals at a time.
Original Price: $40
An oversize throw with an of-the-moment Southwestern motif is a thoughtful touch for the Apartamento reader in your life.
Original Price: $150
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A trim and on-trend down puffer with handsome gold hardware for the fashion-conscious girlfriend.
Original Price: $160
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
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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