The only thing worse than showing up to a party empty-handed? Arriving with a gift that screams “I bought this at the gas station on the way over.” But if you forgot to pick up a thoughtful memento prior to your event or gift exchange, don’t fret. We schemed up 24 great last-minute gift ideas (that will arrive in no time) to help maintain your reputation as the most generous guest in your friend or family circle, including a gift card for the Sill and even online class memberships.
Where to Buy Last-Minute Gifts
The best place to get your last-minute gift really depends on just how little time you have left. If you have a couple of days, chances are you can order online with expedited shipping and be fine. If you have one day or less, look for retailers that have in-store pickup, same-day delivery or overnight shipping, such as Nordstrom, Amazon, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, Madewell or Anthropologie. And if you’re working with less than one hour before go time, digital gift cards or subscription boxes are a thoughtful and instant gift option with no shipping required.