Last Minute Gift Ideas

We know: You totally meant to order a gift for your friend’s birthday last week when there was still time to have the item shipped to your house for free. But when you missed that deadline, you vowed to stop at the store over the weekend. Now, the party is only a day or two away and, well, you still have nothing. Don’t panic yet! We’ve rounded up plenty of last-minute gift ideas to cover you. A gift card to their favorite store is an easy option. Worried it’s not creative enough? Try these unique ideas for packaging the voucher. Still not sold? Last-minute gifts can still be thoughtful. Try zeroing in on your loved one’s interests. Does she love baking? An edible gift would be perfect. Whip up a few jars of infused honey. Books are also a great last-minute gift idea. Many are available with quick-ship options on sites like Amazon or at your local bookstore. Opt for a beautifully photographed cookbook or an inspiring home design book that will double as a coffee table treasure.

14 Unexpected Gift Card Ideas

Sure, the gift card was once considered the go-to present for the lazy, last minute shopper, but now, it’s not exactly an impersonal pick. In fact, we think it’s making a comeback, especially with some of the best gift cards that are a bit more unique than the usual certificate to a favorite chain retailer. 

DIY Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make In an Afternoon

So you got Dad a tie last year? And a trio of barbecue sauce the year before that? Try something different—and totally heartfelt—this time. Photo coasters or a custom desk caddy will find a permanent spot on a sentimental dad’s coffee table or desk, while a spicy pecan brittle or olive oil hot fudge will satisfy an afternoon craving.

5 Cookbooks to Gift Your Holiday Hostess

Your lucky recipient will fall in love with these books, packed front-to-back with mouthwatering recipes. These tomes are guaranteed to find a permanent home in their kitchens—though they’re all gorgeous enough to sit out on display.

10 Tasty Homemade Gifts

You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen.

8 DIY Mason Jar Kits to Give Your Favorite Foodie

These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover’s dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season. 

9 Easy Homemade Edible Gifts

Yes, there are cookies. But there are also kimchi pickles, from-scratch crackers, and—hold on to your elf hat—old-school “puppy chow.” We'll show you how to wrap them, too. 

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make in the Kitchen

He doesn’t need more novelty neckwear. Instead, surprise your Dad with a bottle of DIY bloody mary mix or a pile of salty-sweet espresso almonds—and congratulate yourself on cracking the Father’s Day code.

7 DIY Spa Gifts for Mom

Treat your mom to a luxurious spa day (sans spa) with these homemade presents.

14 Simple, Beautiful Homemade Holiday Gifts

Whip up these gifts as easily as that cotton-ball snowman you made 30 years ago.