Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List (2023)

‘Tis the season for too little time and too much of so many things. The juggling. the gifting!

It’s not easy to find something right for everyone — from prickly teens to aging parents to dear friends and admired bosses. We’ve been hard at work, hunting high and low for gifts at all price points that will make you happy to give and someone very happy to get (gifts under $50) (gifts under $25). We have gifts for him and gifts for her.

We’ve got fantastic Christmas Gift ideas, including the trendy brands your teens and young adults want, plus some of the most popular Grown and Flown gifts this year but don’t delay.

Look for a “Grown and Flown Bestseller 2023” designation to find some of the most popular gifts this holiday shopping season.

We will keep updating the post, but as of publication, all of these items are still available. See the cutoff dates below for delivery schedules. NOTE: For some of the Amazon gifts, delivery before 12/25 will only happen if you have an Amazon Prime Account.

Great Last-Minute Christmas Gifts


Snappy is the new all-in-one platform that makes gifting a snap — especially last-minute gifting because now you can give the gift of choice. Here’s how easy it is: 1) Choose a collection of gift choices for your recipient. 2) Snappy sends a notification email or text to your recipient. 3) Your recipient accepts the item you picked or chooses something else from a curated list within your budget. 4) Snappy takes care of the rest — including shipping!

Bombas Socks

Bombas socks and slippers have been big sellers on Grown and Flown this holiday season, and it is no wonder. The socks are legendary, and now Bombas makes slippers, T-shirts, and underwear. Plus, is there anything more representative of the holiday spirit than knowing that, for every purchase you make, Bombas gives a similar garment to someone experiencing homelessness?

Grown and Flown Bestseller 2023.

Amazon Prime for Students

Is this the year to give your young adult the gift of (greater) independence by gifting them their own Amazon Prime for Students account?

Prime Student

Hingwah Pearl and Resin Hairclips and Accessories — 28-Piece Set

These pretty and well-priced hair accessories would make a lovely gift or stocking stuffer.

Masterclass: Buy One, Get One

Masterclass features courses taught by experts from every profession, including Stephen Curry, who” teaches shooting, ball-handling, and scoring. The two-time MVP breaks down his mechanics, drills, mental attitude, and scoring techniques.”

Take a look to see who YOUR family member would be inspired by and get a second membership for free.

Mama Bear Forms (Mama Bear)

Gift yourself peace of mind. If your child is 18, you need these legal forms. Mama Bear makes it so easy that this will take you 15 minutes. You can fill and print out the forms as your college kid is on their way home and then get them signed before they head back.

Mama bear

Grown and Flown Bestseller 2023.

NYC Experience: Foray

Does your family prefer to have experiences together rather than give gifts? If your dream destination is NYC, here is the PERFECT way to plan something personal and unique in the Big Apple. We love Foray, a new way to throw a party or share an experience with family or friends. It’s a great app for planning your next event; restaurants, bars, and experiences are here.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Every color is imaginable and inexpensive. Have a pair near every screen you own to block blue light.

Toiletry Travel Convenience Kit (Amazon)

A kit of essentials-slip this inside your suitcase, and you’re good to go.

100 Things to Do for Your Well-Being (Uncommon Goods)

This fun wall hanging is filled with ideas to nourish your teen’s “mind, body, and soul.” Scratch off the squares to reveal an inspirational activity.

College Bowl Game Gear

It’s year-end, and what better way for your sports-obsessed teen to celebrate than getting new gear for the upcoming college bowl football games? Fanatics is the #1 site for officially-licensed merchandise for NCAA and NBA, MLB, NFL, Soccer, NHL, and more.

Fanatics sports gear is a Grown and Flown Bestseller 2023.

Murray’s Cheese of the Month Club

Have a yummy selection of cheese and other delicacies delivered to your college student or young adult’s door monthly, curated by the legendary Greenwich Village cheese shop.

Minted Gifts (Minted)

Minted has gorgeous gifts from artisans who are all part of the Minted collective. You can search by price point and recipient: photography gifts, fabric gifts, and beautiful things for homes.

Minted gifts

Frother (Amazon)

Pick your color for this powerful frother and whip up a cappuccino.

Mini Projector (Amazon)

One of my sons asked for this, and I wondered if he would ever use it. EVERY day. He and the guys he lives with on-campus use it for games, movies, and having a few friends over to watch a Sunday football game. Screen included.


Corbet Reversible Quilted Pullover (Nordstrom)

It’s cozy, great looking, reversible, and has been moving quickly. It is guaranteed to become his go-to. The only color left is Navy/Olive Heather, but it’s great.

LAST CHANCE for expedited shipping! Order by 8 pm ET on December 21 for next day delivery, or order at Nordstrom online and pick it up in your local store.

Glossier (Glossier)

It is hard to pick our favorites from this famous brand because a teen or young adult will love anything from this brand. These are fantastic stocking stuffers.

The unique blush, cloud paint, is available in six shades. But we are just as crazy about this trio of skin salves, especially for those in cold, dry climates where we need a thicker moisturizer for skin and lips.

Glossier cloud paint

skin balm


This brand is at the top of many of our daughters’ and sons’ lists, and there are so many items to choose from — great workout and athleisure apparel and fantastic accessories. Lululemon has incredibly durable yoga pants that keep their shape for longer than we would have expected.

Wrap up your holiday shopping before 11:59 pm PST on December 20 to get gifts by December 24. *Exclusions apply. Or, order online and pick it up at your local store.

Lululemon is a Grown and Flown Bestseller 2023.

Lululemon lemon


Nest Holiday Classic Candle (Nest)

Smells divine. Candles are not allowed in dorms, but this could be an excellent gift for a young adult with an apartment.

Complimentary 2-Day Shipping On Orders $150+

My Sheet Mask Story Gift Sets (Facetory)

Your teen will love these.


This brand has been hot for the last three years, and with good reason, you can’t find more comfortable joggers for him or her. Its buttery softness is a people pleaser.

vuori joggers

Alo workout gear (Alo)

You can never have enough workout clothing, and Alo is a super-popular, trendy brand right now. Their yoga pants are incredibly comfortable, and so many other cute things are on their site.

alo yoga

Tea Drops Lightly Sweetened Organic Loose Leaf Tea Party Pack Sampler (Amazon)

These are delicious, like a real after-dinner treat — big bang for your buck. We love them.

tea drops

Ecolution Patented Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper (Amazon)

Pops popcorn and melts butter. Everyone will want one.

microwave popcorn popper

2-in-1 Charging Station (Amazon)

Your teens can use this fast-charging station on their nightstand or desk and will be able to charge iPhones and AirPods quickly at the same time.

Belkin charger

Ember Mug (Amazon)

Who else is a slow coffee drinker? Help your young adults keep their hot drinks hot for hours with this app-controlled bright mug. Available in white and black.

Ember mug

Geode State Ornament (Uncommon Good)

These pretty ornaments feature glass surfaces that resemble states.

If you’re looking for games that your tweens, teens, and young adults love playing, click the link above. These have been flying off the shelf.

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Here are some other games that your family will love.

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Delivery Dates 

USPS Shipping Deadlines

  • Retail Ground: Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail: Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail: Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express: Dec. 20

UPS Shipping Deadlines

  • Ground: Check the UPS website
  • 3-Day Select: Dec. 19
  • 2nd Day Air: Dec. 20
  • Next Day Air: Dec. 21

FedEx Shipping Deadlines

  • Home Delivery or Ground: Dec. 13
  • Express Saver or 3-Day Freight: Dec. 19
  • 2-Day: Dec. 20
  • 1-Day Freight or Extra Hours: Dec. 21
  • Same-Day: Dec. 22

Prices were correct as of the date of publication.

About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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