The Best Last-Minute Amazon Gifts for the Whole Family

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It’s about that time of year when we all begin saying, “I can’t believe how fast the year’s gone by.” After a moment of reflection on the last eleven months, panic ensues when we start to think about all that’s left to do before the end of the year. Planning family gatherings, scheduling any last-minute appointments, and of course, finishing our holiday gift shopping. 

While time is starting to run out for in-person shopping or ordering those specialized gifts that ship in four to six weeks, we do have one remaining saving grace: Amazon Prime. With record-speed deliveries, there’s still time to place an order (or two…) and know that it will still arrive in time for the holidays. And, as we all know, there are some pretty great items available on Amazon.

Here we’ve rounded up the best of the best gifts you can get from Amazon that will still arrive on time for your celebrations. We’ve got you covered for everyone on your list: babies and toddlers, little and big kids, women, and men. It’s our gift to you! 


For Babies and Toddlers

This ball pit is made of foam and includes 200 BPA-free balls, making it an ideal toy for fun and safe sensory play. Many colors available.
This toy engages babies as they play by making a silly tinkling sound when pushed and continues as the penguin begins to waddle and wobble.
Itzy Ritzy
We know this lovey will become your little one's new favorite item. With a teether, crinkle sounds, and textured ribbons, this will be by baby's side for the foreseeable future.
We love these musical instruments made of natural wood as an educational and fun gift for little ones. This is sure to be a favorite toy for years to come.
Melissa & Doug
The best kinds of gifts are the ones that are fun and help with baby's development. This barnyard tumble is the perfect engaging toy.
Kids will love how they can turn on the tree lights with this "magic" wand. After Christmas, hook it up to a light in their room to keep the magic going.
Wee Gallery
Little ones can work on their fine motor skills with these adorable woodland lacing cards.
A perfect introductory game for family game night.
This portable nighttime story projector lets littles watch stories before bed.
Magna Tiles
Editor- and reader-favorite STEM toy Magna-Tiles released new animal sets this year!
Make bathtime for little ones even more fun with these non-toxic bath crayons and drops made in New Zealand. And don't worry, the color rinses away, so there's no mess left behind!
This hypoallergenic play rug is fun and interactive and will keep your little ones occupied for hours.
This is one of those gifts that you'll love for getting out the wiggles indoors this winter and that you can take outside when the weather gets warmer.
Little Tikes
Every kid deserves a playhouse, and it doesn't get much cuter than this cottage.


For Little Kids and Big Kids

Not only is this plush stuffed animal adorable, but it also comes with a fun surprise: baby plushies that can be removed from the tummy for extra fun. Multiple animals available.
Little Dove Store
This wooden balance board is the epitome of creative play; it can be everything from a seesaw to a tunnel to a bridge.
Stomp Rocket
Our editors guarantee this fun set will have the kids playing and engaged outside for hours!
Fact: Sports are more fun when the ball glows. Kids will have fun outside for hours with this light-up football. Other colors available.
Kid Made Modern
Doing crafts with your kids can be such a fun and rewarding activity. This season, give them the gift of creativity with this gigantic arts and crafts library, complete with pipe cleaners and pom-poms.
If your little one can't get enough of Black Panther, this is the perfect gift to make this the best Christmas ever.
Jay Franco Store
Little witches and wizards will feel extra magical sporting this hooded towel.
Simple Modern
Your kids have probably (definitely) lost at least one water bottle so far this school year. Grab this practical gift featuring one with their favorite characters for the perfect stocking stuffer!
Magic Mixies
Keep the magic going with this cauldron that allows your little one to mix a potion and make a mystical pet.
Spark creativity in your future photographer by getting them their very own camera.
Wireless Express Store
Have countless fun family karaoke nights with this affordable Bluetooth microphone. Multiple colors available.
These nesting dolls couldn't be cuter, and we know your little ones will love playing with them.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
New for 2022, the crayons from New York Times Best Seller The Day the Crayons Quit are back in a holiday-themed tale. Plus, it's sized perfectly for stockings.
Family game night has never been more exciting. Everyone will love this game that relies on observational skills and reflexes.


For Women

Barefoot Dreams
These are the softest fuzzy socks you could imagine, so they make the perfect gift for anyone on your list who could use a little extra relaxation.
Upgrade their coffee maker this holiday season with this gorgeous and environmentally-friendly pour-over set.
This beautiful ring is from an editor-favorite brand and feels much more expensive than it is. Three finishes available.
Majestic Pure
Another TikTok favorite, this coffee body scrub smells amazing and keeps skin glowing even through the driest time of year.
Capri Blue
We've never met someone who doesn't love the scent of Capri Blue's Volcano candle—it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
This compact travel mirror is something they'll never know they needed but won't be able to live without.
Gift the it-girl boot of the season at half the price with this highly-rated (and actually in-stock!) Ugg dupe.
There's no cozier gift than a chunky, trendy scarf to keep warm all winter long.
Aztec Secret
With more than 60,000 reviews and an average of 4.5 stars, this TikTok-favorite face and body mask will be the gift that keeps on giving.
This highly-rated band elevates an Apple Watch from sporty to chic. Plus, it comes in tons of colors and styles to match anyone's taste.
This candle care set is useful and looks stunning on display. Plus, it comes with a conveniently rechargeable USB lighter.
If anyone you know doesn't yet have an ice roller, trust us: this will change their life.
A candle warming lamp serves as an ultra-chic piece of home decor, but it's also a great option for enjoying candles in a house with young kiddos.
Ina Garten
Released this October, this is a cookbook the aspiring chef in your life will love (and hopefully not have yet!).
Get the trend-lover in your life the coziest blanket in the hottest style this year.
Glassique Cadeau
Packaged in a beautiful box, this set of coupe glasses makes the perfect hostess gift.


For Men

This duffel bag doubles as a garment bag—perfect for a quick weekend away.
Kids may complain about getting socks or underwear for the holidays, but adults will always appreciate getting the essentials.
Cooking Gift Set Co.
BBQ lovers rejoice: Complete with pecan, oak, and mesquite wood chips as well as a grill cleaner and grilling thermometer, this set has it all.
A therapeutic massage tool, Therabody's latest portable roller is ideal for the guy who always has sore muscles.
The best gift for the spice lover in your life, this hot sauce is infused with black truffle and agave nectar for a complex flavor profile.
The guys deserve cozy home footwear too, which is why these slippers from UGG are sure to be a huge hit under the tree.
Our editors agree: This beanie is the warmest one we've ever worn.
Charge three devices at once with this ultra-portable folding charger.
Workman Calendars
Know a guy who's obsessed with the NYT Crossword? This calendar provides an extra puzzle for every day in 2023.
These noise-cancelling wireless earphones come with three eartip sizes for the most comfortable fit.
Calling all gamers! Get a major boost of nostalgia with this Nintendo NES Classic system.
Upgrade their music listening experience with this Bluetooth-enabled record player.
Fantasy Flight Games
This board game combines two things men tend to love: Catan and Game of Thrones.
If the man in your life is always losing things, this Tile tracker set will save their sanity (and yours).


Did you check your list twice and realize you still have more people to shop for? We’ve got you covered! Check out our entire holiday gift guide for even more ideas.

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