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‘Tis the season! The season of pondering how you spent the better part of this year (year!) eyeing and procuring your top product-crushes online, only to land right here… wondering what to order each of your life’s most special beings without much time to spare, that is. My holiday gift to you is this: a curated list of the web’s best gift ideas and… wait for it… their holiday shipping deadlines, too. Read on to purchase your most in-style and on-time gifts ever.
*Thanks to the hot mess that has been 2020, fulfillment and shipping may be a bit unpredictable this holiday season -- the below dates are recommendations by each brand, but I’d encourage locking your gifts down before each cut-off date, just in case.
**If you’re reading this on December 24, all hope is not lost -- I’ve kept you in mind too, you procrastinator, you.
If you’re looking for a high-end kitchen addition, look no further than Brava’s revolutionary Pure Light Oven, designed to cook everything from pizza to filet mignon. Order before December 1st for an on-time arrival!
Sundays is offering one of the cutest holiday gift ideas this season: a pack of custom, mini cereal boxes with your pup’s name and face on the front and delicious dog food inside. Can you think of a more adorable stocking stuffer?! Order by December 4th for free shipping.
This UK-based brand is shaking up the deodorant market with its all natural, plastic-free balm originally designed for West End dancers. Akt’s balm is practical, luxurious, and effective -- giving it top marks in all gifting categories. Akt recommends ordering by December 3rd for international orders (like to the US), December 10th within the EU, and a December 18th cut-off in the UK.
This “modern sexual wellness company” offers a product range that’s as inclusive as it is beautiful. A luxurious gift for lovers or friends, Maude recommends placing orders between December 3rd and 10th at the latest.
Billie’s essentials have transformed the self-care game, and their ‘Life of the Party’ Holiday Gift Set (which includes dry shampoo, face wipes, and everyday lip balm) is a gift for every day… or night. Order yours by December 7th!
PYM (‘Prepare Your Mind’) is on a mission to destigmatize mental health struggles. Their first product is a Mood Chew made with amino acids and adaptogens, designed to help manage stress and anxiety. Order a 3-pack or monthly subscription by 12/9 for SmartPost shipments or 12/21 with Express Saver to gift a sense of calm during an often stressful season.
From essentials to bundles, Our Place is TQE’s go-to for all things kitchenware. Their Always Pan is basically 8 gifts in 1, and the brand suggests ordering one by December 10 for an on-time delivery.
I’ve been drooling over Omsom’s Asian Meal Starter Kits, which means I’ll be giving one to my home’s resident chef (dad, if you’re reading this… surprise!). Omsom recommends ordering by December 10th for your tastiest holiday season to date.
An ideal gift for the woman in your life who does it all, Senreve’s leather and vegan handbags are functional, beautiful, versatile, and sustainably-made. Choose a favorite and order by 12/10 with Domestic Ground shipping, 12/15 with International shipping, 12/18 with Domestic Expedited shipping, and 12/21 with Domestic Express shipping for an on-time delivery.
Kimai’s line of lab-grown diamond jewelry offers the timeless beauty of traditional mined diamonds without their social and environmental impacts. Select your favorite piece by December 11 for a holiday season that’s both merry and bright.
Brightland’s consciously-crafted oils and vinegars are as clean and delicious as they are aesthetic -- and they’re a welcomed addition to any kitchen. Pre-order their Mini Essentials (which launch 11/23) or shop any of their gift sets by December 12th for an on-time arrival.
For the traveler eager to embark on new adventures, explore Away’s wide range of travel necessities. The brand recently launched a limited-edition collaboration with Rashida Jones -- shop the collab before December 11th for a fun twist on the brand’s highly-praised classics… and free shipping.
Haus’ all-natural, lower alcohol aperitifs are beautifully packaged and equally as adventurous. The brand recommends gifting a bottle or Sampler Kit to your favorite alcohol connoisseur by December 13th for West Coast shipping, December 19th for East Coast shipping, December 21st for 2-day shipping, and December 22nd for overnight shipping.
Birthdate takes personalized gifts to a new level: each candle has a unique scent and packaging tailored to the astrology, numerology, and tarot of its recipient. Birthdate Candles recommends ordering these bespoke gifts by December 14 with ground shipping or December 18 with expedited shipping.
Give the gift of relaxation with Vitruvi’s diffusers and essential oils. Vitruvi’s website has a “Gift Finder” feature to help you narrow your search -- and place your order by their December 14th cut-off.
Give the gift of farm-to-table food with Lettuce Grow’s self-watering, self-fertilizing hydroponic Farmstand. Lettuce Grow allows you to reap all the fruits (and vegetables and herbs) of much less labor than a traditional garden -- order by December 14th for on-time green goodness.
This year more than any, we’ve learned the importance of cozy-yet-functional home basics -- so you really can’t go wrong with a gift from Parachute Home. The brand is offering 20% off online and in-store purchases between November 27th and 30th and recommends placing holiday gift orders by December 14th at the latest.
For the outdoors-person in your life, what could be a better gift than Kinfield’s Happy Trails Weekender Set? It includes bug repellant, aloe mist, moisturizer, and a bandana nestled in a cotton twill bag. Order yours 12/14 with standard shipping or 12/17 with expedited shipping to receive it in time for the holidays!
If you’ve missed traveling and luxurious hotel stays this year (sigh), consider bringing the hotel to you with Brunch’s cozy-yet-durable hotel-inspired slippers. Brunch will be restocking their regularly sold out sizes at the end of November, then order before December 14th for a luxe winter season.
If you don’t think cleaning products are holiday gift-worthy, you likely haven’t encountered Blueland, the cleaning company that’s equal parts eco-friendly, effective, and Instagramable. Say hello to a cleaner 2021 with a purchase before December 15th.
For a gift worthy of all the feels, shop Feals, a premium CBD made with all-natural ingredients. Order by December 15 for a stress-free holiday season.
With a range of earrings including hoops, huggies, dangles, studs, and cuffs, Studs is the one-stop-shop for all things earscaping (the art and science of ear decor, that is). Order individual earrings or pairs of two by December 15th for a ‘scape that’s sure to turn heads.
Stocking-stuffing is a crucial form of gift-giving, and Four Sigmatic’s Reishi Cacao is the perfect place to start. A mix of functional mushrooms and sweet cacao, this before-bed liquid treat is what dreams are made of. Order before December 15th for stress-free sipping.
Give the gift of digestive health to a soda-lover this season with a subscription to OLIPOP. The brand is leading the functional-soda revolution -- join the charge by December 15th!
It’s been a trying year, and everyone’s feet deserve a little treat this holiday season. Comrad’s stylish and comfortable compression socks offer a one way ticket to relaxation station -- and the brand recommends you hop on board by December 15th.
This year has been a real headache, and LOOK OPTIC’s blue-light glasses are here to help. Shop the brand’s stylish selection and order your picks by December 15th to give a little peace of mind this holiday season.
Rated ‘fluffier than a marshmallow’ (wow!), Buffy is the eucalyptus-made comforter you’ve probably seen online… and dreamed about at night. To give the gift of crisp, clean sheets, order a Buffy comforter by December 16.
Say hello to your cute new lunch date. Inka is the most stylish way to carry your leftovers from home to… wherever you go. Go, go, go in style and order from Inka by December 17th, or opt to pay for 2-day shipping on December 21st.
If you haven’t bought an Entireworld sweatsuit yet… 1. How? And 2. Hurry! This is one of those gifts you’ll order for a friend and end up stealing for yourself. Order yours (I mean theirs!) before December 17th.
This try-before-you-buy fragrance company is calling BS on Big Perfume and offering Gen Z and Millennials a sweet (and vegan, genderless, cruelty-free) alternative. Order Snif’s Scent Kit by December 18th and enter the new year smelling like, well… you’ll find out when your kit arrives.
This brand was convinced boxers needed pockets… and after trying a pair, I am, too. They’re house shorts put-together enough to wear around friends -- and I guarantee you’ll want to show them off. Order Jambys by December 18 to get your brag on.
Don’t tell them we told you, but Jot gifts a free branded tablespoon with your first purchase of their highly concentrated, silky smooth, and oh-so delicious Ultra Coffee. Order by December 18th to make someone’s Christmas morning… and every morning after.
Versed recently launched their Holiday Bundles, a perfect gift for the skincare enthusiast in your life. Versed is the cleanest drugstore skincare brand, and their amazing holiday deals are sure to be a hit with you and their recipient. The brand recommends placing your order before 12/18!
For a gift that’s an entire experience, shop Caia Candle Co., a woman and minority-owned candle brand focused on sustainability and giving back. Each Caia Candle Co. scent is inspired by a song and comes with a custom cocktail pairing and playlist. Order before 12/18 for an on-time arrival.
Meet the most soft and sustainable shoe I ever did wear… Walking on wool = walking on sunshine. Add some pep to your step with Allbirds by December 22!
If you’ve made it this far… congratulations -- you’re officially more Type-B than I could ever hope to be! The good news is that most of these brands, from Inka to Our Place, Entireworld to Studs offer e-gift cards delivered right to their recipient’s inbox, so they’ll never know you totally neglected them until this very moment. Don’t worry -- your secret's safe with us.