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The Ultimate List of Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas for 2021

Best Last Minute Christmas Shopping Gift Ideas for 2021

There are only 27 days left until Christmas. If you haven’t already begun your holiday shopping, it’s time to put a rush on it if you plan on shopping online and hope to have your parcels arrive in time for the big day. Here are some last-minute shopping ideas that are sure to please everyone on your shopping list this year.

1. Hand-Held Fidget Toys

The latest in children’s toys, which are not electronic devices, are not only affordable but also provide lots of fun. They are fidget toys. Fidget toys, the latest craze of 0f 2021, come in a huge variety of handheld choices that will amuse children and adults, just as much as those expensive must-have electronics on their shopping list. Fidget toys come in a variety of colours and selections, such as fidget spinners, marbel mesh, fidget bands, bubble pop fidgets and more. Check out the following Etsy Shop for some examples of fidget toys available for your last-minute shopping this year.


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Check out this Etsy Shop for Great Fidget Mystery Bags for Last Minute Shopping Ideas

2. Homemade Personalized Gifts of 2021

Make a Personalized Hand Painted Tree Ornament

For this gift, you can use an old ornament that you already have, or buy some new plain Christmas balls from the dollar store, and a gold or silver paint pen to decorate them. Be creative when choosing your saying for your ornament. Perhaps, write something sentimental on your ornament, like “from our house to yours, Christmas 2021,” or first or last names in fancy lettering. Or, you can even write a funny saying on your ornament, for example, “Merry Christmas 2021, the year we socially distanced.”

Personalized Picture Frames

Print some of your favorite family photos and place them in a nice picture frame, snap family photos on your smart phone and print them to use. You can even get creative and make your own picture frame out of pieces of old wood scraps or tree branches, glued together. Decorate the homemade frames with acorns or pinecones. Paint them red, gold or silver to spruce them up. Add a bit of greenery to them, or glitter and sparkle for an even more festive feel to them.

Handmade gifts at Christmas time are not holy a great last minute idea, but they are also very affordable and add a sentimental charm to the gift giving.

Make a Christmas Wreath

Make a Christmas wreath for the front door or an evergreen basket for the front doorstep. Take a stroll through the bush and look for some evergreen branched close to the ground that won’t mind a slight trim. Bend them to make a wreath and add small Christmas balls, or red berries from the dollar store to decorate. For a basket, you can use an old summertime flower pot, and add evergreen branches, a few sticks of wood, and some branches of red berries. These would make a beautiful gift to give at Christmas time.

Make a Candle out of Leftover Wax

To make a candle, you will also need a mason jar with a lid, and a candle wick. Fill your holiday candle with a few drops of beautiful smelling essential oils and crystals, or a piece of jewellery that is revealed when the candle burns. Personalize the jar with red, silver, gold or green ribbon around the top and a personalized name tag or saying, for example, peace, love, or joy.

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Homemade Festive Christmas Candles Make the Perfect Last Minute Shopping Gifts

3. A Tower of Delectable Treats

Who wouldn’t love a Christmas gift consisting of a tower of your favorite treats. Yum! Your tower could be made of gift boxes, painted with snowmen’s faces, reindeer faces, or Santa’s faces, etc. Be creative, and have some fun making this gift. Each box could contain delectable snacks such as caramel popcorn, roasted peanuts, chocolates, pretzels, candies, or whatever else that you think your loved one would love to get!

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Who Wouldn’t Love A Tower of Treats Under the Tree? Tower of Treats Make the Best Last Minute Shopping Gifts

4. Popular Electronics of 2021

With the 2021 holiday shopping season already started, Amazon has released its 2021 gift guides. The massive online retailer has rounded up the best, gotta-have-it gifts of the season, including kid’s toys, home, fashion and the latest in technology.

Amazon’s Electronics Gift Guide features the latest must-have gift ideas in the world of technology.

Tackle your holiday shopping with some super deals delivered straight to your doorstep in time for Christmas for prime membership shoppers. Here are some suggestions for the latest gadgets to consider:

Apple AirPods Pro

If there’s someone on your shopping list that has yet to hop on the AirPods Pro bandwagon, 2021 is the perfect time to do it. Dubbed as the absolute best earbuds that Apple has ever made to date, thanks to their noise-canceling technology and comfortable fit, they make the perfect last-minute shopping gift. Rumoured to be superior to the newly released AirPods 3, although those are also a great pick, you can’t go wrong with adding Apple AirPods Pro to your shopping list.

Get the Apple AirPods Pro at various online retailers such as Amazon or Walmart for as low as $219.

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones

These headphones are great for that hard-to-by-for person on your shopping list that works from home, or likes to stay distraction-free. They will absolutely love these Sony headphones, which are said to be one of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market in 2021. Not only do these headphones have amazing sound quality, but they are also said to be so comfortable they can block out sound the entire day.

Get the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones through online retailers for as low as $248 while supplies last.

Nintendo Switch

The popular Nintendo Switch, developed in March 2017, is still a hot commodity worldwide as a tablet that works as a portable device or a home console. Its wireless controllers and motion sensors support hand-held play.

Many retailers are finding it difficult to keep these popular devices in stock this Christmas, so buy yours now on Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep before Christmas while quantities last.

You can also opt for the equally popular Nintendo Switch Lite for a handheld alternative at a much cheaper price.

Smart TV

If it’s a splurge-worthy gift that you’re looking for, consider buying a smart television? Sure, televisions have been around for a while, but with all the latest streaming apps such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney Plus, who wouldn’t love a nice new smart television for Christmas this year?

GoPro Hero10 Waterproof Camera

The GoPro Hero is still a tremendous hit in 2021 because of it’s fast and waterproof camera attributes. It would make a splendid gift for that person on your shopping list that’s always on the go and loves to take videos to cherish memories.

The GoPro Hero is a little pricey and starts at around $499 for the latest version. You can also find knock-off versions at a lower price that still do the job, if you’re on a budget or just don’t want to spend that kind of money on Christmas gifts.


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Give the Gift of a Go Pro this Christmas as an Incredible Last Minute Shopping Idea

5. Cozy Pyjamas and Slippers

Who doesn’t love opening a nice cozy pair of red plaid Christmas pyjamas on Christmas morning, or a warm pair of new cozy slippers? Shop around for a variety of styles to choose from. Some of the most popular choices in 2021 are onesies with cute sayings on the bottoms. Why not buy matching sets for the whole family? They would take adorable family photos on Christmas morning while you’re opening up your Christmas gifts, seated around the tree.

6. Electronic Tabletop Fireplace

What a nice way to put a smile on someone’s face and warm their heart, than giving them a tabletop electronic fireplace for Christmas. There are many different varieties to choose from that range in price from under $100 to more. Again, it depends on how much money you want to spend on your gift giving.

One popular fireplace is the mini portable electric fireplace. This type of portable fireplace comes with a remote control, so you don’t have to leave the comforts of your sofa or bed to operate it. They also allow you to adjust the temperature to suit your preferences and have an automatic shut off when the temperature reaches the desired setting.

Another great gift idea for the hard-to-buy for on your shopping list this year.

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Table Top Fireplaces are Another Great Last Minute Gift Idea for 2021

7. Latest Small Hand-Held Gadgets of 2021

Apple Air Tag

This is the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for on your shopping list that always seem to lose their keys. This marvelous little gadget alerts you through an app on your cellphone about where your keys are. It also works great for tracking your pets by simply placing it on their collar, pushing a button on your cellphone, and voila, your cat is in the neighbor’s garage.

FitBit Charge 5

Give the gift of health this year with a Fitbit Charge 5. It’s a popular choice of fitness tracker, with plenty of data tracking capabilities. The Fitbit also allows you to track heart rate and steps or sleep patterns. It has a built-in gps that allows you to record workouts and stay in shape. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for anyone on your list whose New Year’s resolutions include getting healthier or more active in the new year.

A Portable Speaker

A portable speaker is a magnificent gift for that music lover on your 2021 Christmas shopping list. Choose from a wide range of different speakers out there. They also range in price from $20 – $400, depending on how much money you want to spend. Even though portable speakers have been around for several years, they have not lost their touch in the hearts and hands of many who love to listen to the latest tunes.

The Apple Pencil

Yet another Apple product to make it onto the list of last-minute shopping ideas for 2021. The Apple Pencil is a must-have gift for anyone with an iPad. Or anyone who may receive said iPad as a Christmas gift this year!. It writes directly on the iPad screen and can also take notes and doodle on a canvas. It’s also a reasonably priced gift that sells for as low as $79.99 through various retailers.

Unlike the Apple Pencil, which works only with iPads, there are also many third-party digital pens out there on the market, which are universal. You can use them on any touchscreen device. Beyond universal support, they also come with palm-rejection technology and a tilt control feature that lets you draw, write and sketch.

So look around while you’re browsing Apple Pencils, but don’t wait too long if you want to receive your parcel before Christmas Day.


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The Apple Pencil is a Great Last Minute Gift Idea for that Hard-to-Buy-For on Your Shopping List


8. A Basket of Soaps and Beauty Products

You really can’t go wrong with purchasing a basket filled with favorite products that your recipient regularly uses. For example, favourite hand soaps, body washes, hair elastics, hair brushes, face masks, perfume, or anything else that they will love to receive. This would also make the perfect gift for the man or even a child on your Christmas list as well. Fill your basket with items suitable for whomever it is meant for. A child’s basket could be filled with yummy treats, and favourite toys. A husband’s basket could also be filled with self care items and treats suitable to his tastes.

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Christmas Gift Baskets Make Wonderful Last Minute Christmas Gifts

9. Thrift Store Finds

The best Christmas gifts of 2021 don’t always have to be about buying the most expensive items out there. Why not browse the local thrift stores for Christmas gifts. You’d be surprised what you just might find. Thrift stores always have a great selection of old movies and classic books. They also have a large selection of other fabulous finds as well, such as unique clothing items or kitchen gadgets, wall hangings, etc. Yu denfintely must go check them out and save a little on your holiday spending this year.


10. Visit Your Local Corner Store

If all else fails, and you’re still struggling to find last minute gift items for those really hard to buy for on your shopping list, why not visit your local corner store? Most corner stores are opened right up until Christmas Eve. You may even find some corner stores that actually stay open on Christmas Day as well. Here, you are certain to find some last minute Christmas items such as scratch tickets, boxes of chocolates, magazines, books or even personal items.

Most importantly, keep in mind that Christmas isn’t all about giving. It’s the thought that counts and most people will be thrilled to know that you put so much thought into their gifts, even if they didn’t break the bank.

Happiest of holidays, and a very Merry Christmas 2021 to all!



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