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All the Best Holiday Gift Ideas From the Strategist: Last-Minute Week

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We know the holidays can be a stressful time, which is why we’ve put all of our holiday coverage together in one place — because there’s still no reason to white-knuckle it up until December 25 when we can do the research for you. Consider this your home base for all things holiday-related on the Strategist in 2018. We’re compiling lists of the best internet deals, putting together handy gift guides, uncovering the very best versions of the most popular gifts, and even asking hard-to-shop-for people exactly what they want.

You’ll find all of our holiday gift ideas right here; at this point, you may want to pay special attention to our last-minute gifts.

The Won’t Returnables

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The Strategist White Elephant Exchange

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Last-Minute Gifts

The 53 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Dad
The 48 Best Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The 52 Best Gifts for Every Type of Mom (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The 35 Best Gifts (on Amazon) for Every Type of Home Cook
A Gift Under $30 (on Amazon) for Every Type of Co-worker
A Gift (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Boyfriend
The 48 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Best Friend
50 Non-Boring Stocking Stuffers Under $25 (on Amazon)
The 42 Best Beauty Gifts Under $30 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The Best 24 Best Tech (and Tech-Ish) Gifts on Amazon for Under $50
The Cheapest, Nicest Gifts from the Most Expensive Brands
35 Types of Gifts for Every Type of Girlfriend (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
25 Office Secret Santa Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
35 Stocking Stuffers Under $15 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The 35 Best Holiday Gifts for Dads Under $50 (That You Can Buy on Jet)
The 25 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Under $10

Obsessively Edited Gift Guides

43 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $50
38 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200
49 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Over $200

The Strategist Holiday Pop-Up Shop

The Strategist Has Opened a Holiday Pop-Up Shop

The Hard-to-Shop-Fors

The Best Gifts for New and Expecting Moms, According to New Moms
The Best Gifts for People Going Through a Breakup, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for an Insomniac, According to an Insomniac
The Best Gifts for Teachers, According to Teachers
The Best Gifts for Wives and Girlfriends, According to Wives and Girlfriends
The Best Gifts for Golfers, According to Golf Dads (and One Golf Mom)
The Best Gifts for Skincare Obsessives, According to Redditors
The Best Gifts for Van Lifers, According to People Who Live in Vans
The Best Gifts for Chefs, According to 24 Chefs and Restaurant Owners
The Best Gifts for ASMR Fanatics, According to ASMRtists
The Best Holiday Gifts for Bosses, According to Bosses
The Best Gifts to Give Gamers, According to Gamers
The 27 Best Gifts for Teenage Boys, According to Teenage Boys
The 27 Best Gifts for Teenage Girls, According to Teenagers
The Best Gifts for Outdoor People, According to Outdoor People
The Best Gifts for Runners, According to Runners
The Expensive-Looking Things I Put in the DIY Gourmet Gift Basket I Send to Friends
The 28 Best Gifts for Boyfriends and Husbands, According to Boyfriends and Husbands
The Best Gifts for People Who Are Big on Instagram, According to People Who Are Big on Instagram

The Greatest Gifts

What’s the Best Women’s Scarf to Give?
What Are the Best Wool Slippers to Give?
What Are the Best Work Boots for Men to Give?
What Are the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds to Give (That Aren’t AirPods)?
What’s the Best Weighted Blanket to Give?
What’s the Best Wallet to Give?

Expert-Approved Gifts

The Best TVs to Give as Gifts This Holiday Season, According to Experts
The 19 Holiday Toys to Buy Now Before They Sell Out
The Gizmos to Buy Your Techie This Holiday Before They Sell Out
The Beauty Advent Calendars to Buy Before They Sell Out
The Best Men’s Watches for Under $200, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 1-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 3-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 6-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 7-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 8-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 9-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 10-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Gifts for 11-Year-Olds, According to Experts
The Best Board Games for the Holidays, According to Therapists
What’s the Next Unicorn Toy Craze?
The 20 Best Coffee-Table Books to Give, According to Art People

Editor Gift Picks

The Gifts the Strategist Editors Will Be Giving (and the Gifts They Want)

Gift Card Sweep

Gift Card Sweep: How Ludo Lefebvre Would Spend $500 at Williams Sonoma

People’s Choice

The 18 Best Artificial Christmas Trees on Amazon
The 9 Best Christmas Tree Toppers on Amazon
The Best Christmas Lights on Amazon
The 11 Best Holiday Wrapping Papers on Amazon
The Best Holiday Wreaths on Amazon
The Best Small Christmas Trees on Amazon
The Best Christmas Light Projectors on Amazon
The Best Christmas Tree Decorations on Amazon

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas on the Strategist: Last-Minute Week