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15 gifts ideas for last-minute shoppers still available at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more

From digital gifts to in-store pickup, this list has your last-minute shopping needs covered.

Max McHone
4 min read

Christmas morning is nearly here. It's crunch time, but multiple retailers are trying to help you get your gifts in time. Even amid the ongoing supply chain congestion and shipping delays, there's still a little time left to get those final gifts and get them wrapped and under the tree. While major carriers such as UPS and FedEx have detailed their Christmas shipping deadlines, retailers are operating on more of a case-by-case basis for the time being, so there are a couple of options out there. 

A few stores are still offering offer in-store pickup, so you can cut shipping out of the equation altogether. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas you can order right now and receive today. 

We've checked shipping times and local stocks across multiple regions, but the timing and availability may vary depending on your location. Be sure to double-check to make sure you'll have your gift in time.

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Gift Card Deals

Due to the looming deadlines, it is worth considering gifting an e-gift card, which is really a way of allowing your loved ones to pick the things they want the most. Gift cards are a great option for last-minute shoppers as well, and a few of them are on sale or offering nice extras. Have a look at some of the gift card deals we've tracked down below:


While you'll be paying full price for your gift cards, any purchase will come with some great bonuses, including:

  • Free Apple Music for six months
  • Free Apple News Plus for six months
  • Free Apple TV Plus for three months

These free items are for new subscribers only, but that is still a hefty amount of add-ons. The offer is available on all Apple gift cards at Best Buy, from $200 down to $15.

Google Play

Like Apple, this card is being offered at its actual price, but when you purchase a $50 or $100 gift card for Google Play, you'll get three months of YouTube Premium for free.

Other great gift card offers:

Gift access to a class

Another option worth thinking about is gifting a digital class. Lifelong learning is something everyone can appreciate, so if gift cards aren't your thing, consider snagging a subscription for a loved one to a service like MasterClass, where participants can choose a course that interests them. Spark creativity and passion. Read our full round-up of learning deals and see which service best meets the interests of the people on your list.


Take lessons from the greats. With topics covering everything from filmmaking to cooking, there is something for everyone. Buy a year-long subscription and get a second one free, now through Dec 28.

Pickup and Delivery items ready today

Some items are still available for in-store or curbside pickup, so take a look below and get your orders in soon. Remember that availability will depend on your location, so pay careful attention to what is in stock near you as well as local store hours, as multiple retailers will be closing early for Christmas Eve.


The SE is Apple's entry-level smart watch, but offers many of the same features that have made some of the pricier models so popular. Boasting water resistance and up to 18 hours of battery life, it features activity tracking, heart health notifications and slick iPhone integrations. Right now you can pick up the 40mm model at Target for $50 off, only $10 more than its lowest price during Black Friday. 

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The Sony WH-XB910Ns are a great, budget-friendly option for noise-canceling headphones. They boast up to 30 hours of battery life and can support two Bluetooth connections simultaneously for almost effortless switching between devices. They were named one of our favorite pairs of Sony headphones from this year.


Air fryers have been one of the most popular items this holiday season, and there's a good reason why. This 4.2-quart model from Bella can reach temperatures of up to 400 degrees F, cooking food in a fraction of the time of a conventional oven or deep fryer. And with removable, dishwasher-safe parts, clean up is significantly easier as well. You can pick this model up for $30 off from Best Buy right now.

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If you're looking to take your health a bit more seriously in 2022 or know someone else who may be doing that, the Fitbit Charge 5 is a great companion to keep them on track. It has health monitoring, sleep tracking and recently added EKG functionality. Grab one now.

Mega Bloks

A perfect gift for your little architect, these oversized construction blocks offer endless hours of fun and creativity. This bag comes with 80 blocks in classic colors that all fit inside the storage bag for an easy clean-up.