We know life gets a little (okay, a lot) busy around this time of year so if you haven’t crossed off everyone on your list just yet, here’s your reminder that you still have some time. After all, we’ve all bought at least a few last minute Christmas gifts over the years!

Fortunately, that Amazon Prime membership of yours comes in handy, and there are plenty of digital gifts you can send virtually so you don’t have to wrap anything. (Don’t have one? No problem! Sign up for one here.)

We’ve rounded up some of the best last minute Christmas gifts for kids and adults that are so thoughtful they won’t suspect a thing. For all they know, you bought these back on Prime Day!

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of our holiday gift guides!

Last minute Christmas gifts for kids

Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set

Melissa & Doug


Star Diner Restaurant Play Set

Order up! This wooden diner play set from Melissa & Doug comes with everything your little one needs for hours of pretend play. With 41 pieces that range from diner delicacies to the dough they’ll need to pay the check, there’s a lot to keep them busy. And right now it’s 50% off!

Bravokids LCD writing tablet



LCD Writing Tablet

At home or on-the go, LCD writing tablets are an indispensable way to keep kids occupied without a screen. They can doodle, play drawing games and even practice their handwriting and erase it all at the touch of a button to start again.


Sneaky Snacky Squirrel


The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

This highly-rated game is one of the absolute best for preschoolers. (And fun enough that older kids will want to play too!)  Spin the spinner and use the squeezer to pick up matching acorns. It’s perfect for teaching your littles matching and sorting skills.

Hape Scoot Around Wooden Bike



Scoot Around Wooden Bike

The Hape Scoot Around Wooden Bike is perfect for the little one already eyeing their first bike. Designed rubberized wheels to keep it from moving too fast (or marking up floors) a sturdy base to keep from tipping and handles perfectly-sized for little hands, it’s one they’ll safely get the hang of in no time. One other plus? Assembly takes just a few minutes (a blessing for all parents).

BCozzy Kids Travel Pillow



Kids Travel Pillow

With 360 degree support and an overlapping design, this top-rated pillow is perfect for little ones who always seem to flop forward when they konk out. The flat back keeps their head from pushing forward while the stacked arms provide a cozy place to rest their chin. It’s soft and cozy with a curved surface that conforms to their neck and can be customized to the perfect fit with a touch of velcro. (There’s two sizes and a bunch of fun colors to choose from as well.) Got a carsick (or drooly) kiddo on your hands? No problem. It’s totally machine washable!

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza


Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game

This one is actually fun for the entire family! The game play is simple (it literally takes less than three minutes to learn) and the illustrations are ahhdorable. But be warned. They may look cute but games can get intense quickly. So much yelling. In the good way, of course.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet



Fire 8 Kids Tablet

Ready to give your kiddos their first tablet? We love this one because it comes with a kid-proof case, 2-year worry-free guarantee (if your little one breaks it, Amazon replaces it), one year of Amazon Kids+ and ability to connect to WiFi. It’s not too big, not too small, incredibly durable and reasonably priced. A total slam dunk!

Yoto Player 3rd. Gen



Yoto Player 3rd. Gen.

Looking for screen-free entertainment instead? We love the Yoto player for endless hours of screen-free fun. The clever (and delightfully minimalist) audio player allows kids to listen to a huge library of bestselling audiobooks, music and singalongs, educational activities and kids podcasts through super cool content cards they can insert themselves. It even comes with a record your own card that’s perfect for personalized books they can’t get enough of! Bonus: It’s also a nightlight, sleep trainer and white noise machine in one! Includes Yoto Player and starter pack.

Tiny Land Play-Kitchen-for-Kids

Tiny Land


Play Kitchen for Kids

While many play kitchens require separate purchases to get them stocked, this one comes with everything they’ll need to get cooking. The eco-friendly wood play kitchen includes a chef hat and apron, ice cubes, a cup, stockpot and skillet, a spoon and spatula, knife and plate and a few plastic veggies to chop. There are also a host of lights and sounds to keep them entertained, from a sizzling and popping stove top to whooshing water in the sink. Most conveniently, the legs can be adjusted to three different heights as they grow!

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B. Toys


Fabric blocks

These six super soft blocks are easy for the littlest ones to play with. Plus, each one has a place for inserts to be added that shake, rattle and roll.

TOMY Toomies Squeak Toy, Hide & Squeak Eggs



Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs

Once upon a time my 1-year-old and 6-year-old squabbled over these daily. It was annoying, but a true testament to the power of a simple toy. (And their commitment to a lifetime of bickering.) There are tons of different ways to play, from simply taking them apart and putting them back together, matching the inside color to the face, matching the shape on the bottom to fit into the carton and even staging egg hunts. If my experience is any indication, they’ll have a prominent spot on the playroom shelf for an impressive stretch of time. (And inspire sibling arguments for just as long.)

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32-piece set

Kids will spend hours creating various designs with these 3D magnetic tiles. And with more than 10K 5-star reviews, you can’t go wrong.

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Learning Resources


Coding Robot

This set comes with 77 pieces that kids as young as 5 years old can play with. Botley, the robot will learn the more he’s played with, providing endless coding activities for kids to create.

Step2 up and down roller coaster



Up and Down Coaster

Step2 offers a twist on the classic ride-on toy (since it comes with its own 10.25 ft. roller coaster track!), so it’s guaranteed to make their eyes light up! Perfect for indoor or outdoor play, your toddler or preschooler will practice gross motor skills as they zoom down the track safely, since the ride-on toy features a high back, handrail, and footrests for a safe, secure ride down the track.

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Melissa & Doug


Geometric Stacker

With 25 colorful wooden pieces, kids will have fun stacking and sorting the different shapes (while working on their hand-eye coordination).

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Bath Pipes

Powered by water and imagination, this set of suctioning building toys work in all kinds of configurations. Just stick them to the wall to experiment with different designs.

The Big Dig Sandbox Excavator

The Big Dig


Sandbox Excavator

This is one of those classics that no kid can resist. The sturdy construction and quality materials means it not only really works, it actually lasts through multiple kids. Use it to dig in everything from snow to sand to plain old dirt!




Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

This xylophone set isn’t one of those toys that’ll get deserted in record time, thanks to the fact that it features more than one way to play. Your kiddo can use the hammer to tap the balls through the holes to create a melody on the xylophone below, or they can slide out the xylophone and pound out a solo.

Starry Night Air Fort

Air Fort


Air Fort

The Air Fort inflates in just 30 seconds—no building required—but it will entertain them for hours and hours. All you need is a box fan to get it going. From sleepovers to rainy days, you’ll thank yourself a thousand times over.

Super Smile Dentist Kit

Melissa & Doug


Super Smile Dentist Kit

Perfect for assuaging fears of the dentist and an engaging, fun way to teach kids how to care for their teeth (especially if you have a toddler who fights toothbrushing!), this realistic toy dentist kit has it all including all the essential exam tools, realistic teeth, braces, retainers, floss and more. (Best of all, it’s 50% off right now!)

Last minute Christmas gifts for adults

ALASKA BEAR Silk Pillowcase & Scrunchy Gift Set

Alaska Bear


Silk Pillowcase & Scrunchy Gift Set

Once you start using a silk pillowcase, there’s no going back. Perfect for the bestie who’s battling postpartum hair loss or really anyone who wants to treat their skin and hair right while they sleep, this budget-friendly beauty from Alaska Bear is made from 100% mulberry silk and comes with a silk scrunchy that’s gentle on tresses as well.

Morfone 16 Pack Travel Bottles Set for Toiletries



16 Pack Travel Bottles Set for Toiletries

Help them lock in their travel toiletry game with this smartly designed set. The reusable silicone bottles and jars are leakproof and easy to fill (and clean!) with the included tools and streamlines packing in the chicest of ways. Tucked inside the clear case, TSA will give them a gold star for their totally profesh performance. (Ok, that’s unlikely but at least they won’t get grumpy. Maybe.)

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer



One Step Hair Dryer

In the world of hair care tools, the Revlon One Step Hair Dryeris queen. One Motherly editor says years later she’s still “hopelessly devoted to this thing” while adding, “I only ever carry on but will sacrifice carry on space for this.” Another editor says she often uses this on two-or-three day hair. “Splash a little water on the hair, run the Revlon One Step through it, and then add some dry shampoo, and I have almost instant volumized, fresh-looking hair.” If that’s not a mom-friendly hair hack, I don’t know what is.

Anker Battery Supply



Portable charger

For the person who always needs a charger, this one has three USB ports so they’ll never be without battery again. It charges phones more than six times and tablets at least twice.

Essie 4 Piece Holiday Nail Polish Set



4 Piece Holiday Nail Polish Set

This sweet set of holiday-ready nail polish from essie are the perfect pick-me-up for besties, tweens, and even yourself! Each of the glossy hues look fetching on their own or in combination for the festive mani of their sugarplum dreams.

Cosori Electric Smart Kettle



Electric Gooseneck Smart Kettle

The best part of waking up is…having all the things done for you already. This best-selling Cosori kettle can boil water from anywhere via their free app and even includes a baby formula mode to warm water to exactly the right temperature for littles.

Jenga Jumbo Yard Game



Giant Hardwood Game

Looking for a gift that’s fun for the whole fam? Safer than lawn darts (though we advise against playing in bare feet) but just as exciting, this giant Jenga game plays just like the original but is eight times the size. If you’ve got enough skills, it can reach almost four feet tall before the inevitable crash.

JBL Flip 6



Flip 6 Bluetooth Speaker

When it comes to portable speakers, the Flip 6 from JBL is one of the absolute best for the price. It’s got an impressive battery life and a rugged, waterproof rubber housing to keep it safe during everything from backyard BBQs to beach parties.

23andMe DNA Test



DNA Test

If they haven’t yet unlocked the treasure trove of information that is their DNA, this is truly the gift that keeps on giving. From how their genetics can influence their health to learning about family origins, there’s so much to be learned from a vial of spit.

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For the person who doesn’t have time to sit and read but still wants to enjoy the latest books—meet Audible. They’ll get one free credit a month, good toward any title in their audiobook library.

Luna Weighted Blanket



Weighted Blanket

Soft and breathable, the innovative weighted blanket from Luna is filled with premium glass beads that are perfectly distributed to help them get to sleep faster and stay asleep better. The 100% cotton fabric helps keep her from overheating in any season, so once they’re hooked it’s a year-round must-have.

Kindle Paperwhite



Paperwhite (2022)

This newest version of the Kindle has a larger display and warm light option as well as all the previous features that make it so great (waterproofing, glare-free screen, crazy battery lift and portability). They’re impressively durable and long-lasting (especially when it seems like iPads become bricks within a couple years.) For avid readers, it’s totally indispensable. Not to mention it makes a great gift!


PowerLix Milk Frother



Milk Frother

Step their at-home lattes and hot chocolates up a notch with this powerful handheld frother. It even makes regular ol’ Swiss Miss feel like something extra special.





Migraine Headache Relief Cap

If someone on your list struggles with headaches, you can be their own personal hero. This soothing cap is designed especially for migraine sufferers and according to thousands of glowing reviews, it’s completely indispensable. Just pop it in the freezer and melt into a dark cocoon of cool relaxation.

laneige lip mask



Lip Sleeping Mask

If you want to treat the beauty lover in your life to a slam dunk gift, meet the Laneige Lip Mask. It’s so hydrating and I noticed a difference the first time I used it. I now use it several times a day and because the Berry color has a slight pink tinge and gloss. I even use it as a lip gloss when going out for the night. There are a bunch of sweet flavors to choose from too. (Hello, gummy bear??)


Plantifique Foot Peel Mask



Foot Peel Mask

Looking for a very on-the-nose stocking stuffer? The slightly horrifying but oh-so-satisfying foot peels from Plantifique are my family’s current obsession. (And with over 28K 5-star ratings, it’s not just my house that’s on team Foot Peel!) Just wear the serum filled plastic booties for a little while and in about a week you’ll have the feet of a newborn baby. Though I must note as much as we love the results, look at the review photos at your peril.


ember mug



Self-Warming Mug

So, on average how many times do you reheat that same cup of coffee every morning? Once because someone pooped their pants the second you poured it. Twice because you were then interrupted by a scavenger hunt for someone’s left rain boot. Three times because you completely forgot about it in the microwave after the boot was found, right? WELL. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, MAMA. Enter the Ember mug . Packed with an app-enabled heating element, the Ember mug keeps hot beverages at exactly the temperature you tell it to long enough for you to drink it. Honestly, I never expected to love it so much—but after being gifted one for my birthday, I swear, my morning coffee has never been so enjoyable.

Smart meat thermometer



Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer

Sure, they might pride yourself on your grill prowess and instinct for taking that ribeye off at just the right time, but it’s 2023. There’s an app for that. Meater, the cleverly named bluetooth-enabled wireless meat thermometer is the upgrade you never knew you needed. The dual sensor probe monitors both internal and external temperatures to take the guesswork out of cooking allllll the meat, indoors and out.

Was $99.95, now $79.95