Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas Day is now less than a week away (anyone else panicking a little?), making it officially crunch time for holiday shopping. Some of you may have crossed everyone off your list weeks ago, or perhaps you’re still looking for one or two final things. For those of you who have yet to purchase any gifts (we know you’re out there; no need to be ashamed!), we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we will be sharing a holiday gift guide for last-minute shoppers.

One of the most amazing things about our world today is this beautiful thing called Amazon Prime. Just about anything you need can be on your doorstep in two days flat, and we’re going to use that to our advantage here. If you want your gift to arrive before December 25th, you can order through Amazon Prime 2 Day Shipping through December 22nd!

We know you don’t have time to waste, so we’ll cut to the chase with each gift and tell you exactly how much it’s gonna cost you, why it’s awesome, and who on your list will love to find it under the tree next week. These are some of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list, all eligible for Prime shipping.

Craft-a-Day Book

Holiday gifting crafts

What it is: A book full of simple and fun craft projects for every day of the year.

Who will love it: The person who loves to craft and be creative, but isn’t sure where to start or doesn’t want to stick to just one medium.

How much: $24.95

Funny History Buff T-Shirt

holiday gifting funny shirt

What it is: A funny t-shirt that will get a good chuckle out of history lovers.

Who will love it: A history teacher, student, or in general someone who loves history and has a good sense of humor.

How much: $18.99

Dumbbell Set

Holiday gifting season dumb bells

What it is: A starter set of dumbbells to kickstart someone’s fitness journey.

Who will love it: We love this gift idea for someone who you know well who’s been wanting to put their fitness first. Help get them started in the new year!

How much: $41.85

Black Diamond Headlamp

diamond lamp holiday gifts

What it is: A battery-powered headlamp to keep you safe outdoors in the dark.

Who will love it: Is there a person on your list that likes to run outside? Maybe you know someone who spends a lot of time hiking or backpacking. They’ll be grateful for a practical gift!

How much: $29.99

Cooking with Scraps Cookbook

cooking guide

What it is: A cookbook full of recipes to help you create tasty meals out of food you would normally throw away. Think veggie peels, broccoli stems, carrot greens, etc.

Who will love it: If you know someone who loves to cook, garden, or both, this is for them! It also makes a great gift for someone who is getting into sustainability but isn’t sure how to start.

How much: $19.95

Reading Journal

reading journalWhat it is: A journal where you can not only keep track of books you’ve read and books you’d like to read, but you can use their built-in checklists to expand your repertoire of award-winning novels and must-reads in every genre.

Who will love it: That one friend who is always recommending the best books or your budding bookworm of a grandchild.

How much: $12.99

Hydaway Bottle

Hydaway gifting

What it is: A full size (18oz, specifically) water bottle that collapses down to just about an inch when it’s not in use. Works like a regular water bottle when you need it, and stashes away when you don’t. Plus it’s dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and totally leakproof.

Who will love it: Umm…is almost everyone an acceptable answer? It’s great for travelers, on-the-go parents, busy college students, yoga fiends, and just about everyone in between.

How much: $24.95


Trtl Travel Pillow

travel pillow

What it is: A soft, but sturdy, travel pillow that keeps your head upright while you try to sleep on the train, plane, car, etc. No more nodding heads and uncomfortable neck kinks!

Who will love it: The person who’s always on the go or traveling.

How much: $29.99

The Tequila Mockingbird Kit

tequila gifting

What it is: A collection of 15 cocktail recipes inspired by literary works, along with a bartender’s jigger for measuring and two stirring sticks.

Who will love it: Your (21 and older, of course) friend who always seems to have a drink in their hand and also loves puns and/or reading.

How much: $9.95

Trunk Organizer

function bag

What it is: A collapsible organizer for your car with adjustable and removable compartments designed to keep your car neat and clean. We wish we would have discovered this sooner!

Who will love it: Parents, people who need a little nudge to keep their car clean, and people who already love keeping their car clean. So maybe anyone!

How much: $48.87

Guitar Shaped Kitchen Tools

guitar gifting

What it is: A set of four large bamboo kitchen utensils with handles in the shape and style of guitar necks!

Who will love it: Music lovers who love to cook and entertain.

How much: $22.49

Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Set

burts bees

What it is: A set with their body lotion, hand cream, and lip balm.

Who will love it: The person on your list that you’re not exactly sure about what they’ll want. We love this set because the scents are mild enough that you don’t need to wonder about if they will or won’t like the scent.

How much: $14.99

Scratch-Off Movie Poster

movie scratch off

What it is: A bucket list poster with 100 must-see movies to scratch off as you see them.

Who will love it: Anyone who likes movies, especially those who are either slightly competitive or like to check things off lists.

How much: $14.99

Crystal Growing Experiment

crystal growing kit

What it is: A science kit that allows little scientists to grow seven different crystals.

Who will love it: Kids ages 10 and up who are into science and discovery.

How much: $19.46

Vinyl Record Coasters

record coasters


What it is: A set of six coasters that are disguised as mini records.

Who will love it: All music lovers and anyone who remembers the days of actually listening to music on things that looked much like these coasters, only bigger.

How much: $8.99

Happy Holidays from all of us at Hydaway! We hope we were able to help make your holiday gifting season a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Here’s to a wonderful time with friends and family!


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