This content originally appeared on Mashable for US audiences and has been adapted for UK audiences.
Oops, you did it again. You waited until the last minute to get a gift. You love your parents, boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, and other family members, but sometimes shopping for them is difficult and time slips away.
We understand and we are not here to judge. On the contrary, we are here to help you. Finding a last-minute gift that really makes sense is difficult, but it’s not impossible. There are still ways to get personalized or sentimental gifts, even in record time.
Gift cards are usually the first thought when it comes to last-minute gifts, and while they’re great, they’re not your only option. Throughout this guide, you’ll see gift cards, but don’t feel you have to get one.
Depending on how last-minute you push it, there are actually some pretty great freebies you can get. This is especially true if you’re an Amazon Prime member and get free one-day shipping. As long as your last-minute shopping doesn’t happen literally hours before Christmas Day, you should be golden for ordering anything from Amazon.
Safe bets for last-minute gifts include online services, digital delivery items, expedited shipping items, and subscription services. Check out some unique options below.
These are the best last minute gift ideas in 2022.