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From in-store pickup to express shipping, beat Santa to the finish line with these last-minute gifts

Shop these gifts at the eleventh hour and avoid a blue Christmas.
Vivian Le / TODAY

With the holidays underway and shipping deadlines looming, that means we're trying to wrap up our gift shopping on time for once. But we know old habits die hard.

If you still have a few people left on your list, don't panic just yet. Most of our last-minute gift finds not only have free shipping but will also aim to deliver just in time for Christmas. Plus, Shop TODAY Contributor Meredith Sinclair stopped by Hoda and Jenna to share her top last-minute gift ideas that will beat Santa, too! Whether you’re shopping for your husband, daughter, mother or grandma, these fast-shipping items are sure to make their year.

Keep reading for top picks that make great last-minute gifts for everyone. Just be sure to double-check shipping details before you check out since deadlines will vary based on retailer and item.

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Five Below Squishmallow Plush Toys

From sea creatures to holiday animals, Disney and Harry Potter characters, help to expand their Squishmallow collection in an affordable and adorable manner thanks to Five Below.

With over 40 plush toys to choose from, opt for same day, in-store pick-up to ensure a new plush is waiting for them underneath the tree.

CVS Personalized Bamboo Ornament

Did you add a new family member this year or move into a new house? Commemorate these and other special occasions worthy of a spot on your tree each year with a personalized ornament.

For $10, customize this bamboo ornament with text and a photo of your choice.

Crocs Jibbits (Set of 32)s

Are Crocs their game day shoe of choice? Gift them with these shoe charms that are sure to help their team score. With 32 teams to choose from, this set is perfect for the fan whose loyalty lies with multiple teams.

Target Holiday Plaid Scuff Slippers

Available for in-store pickup or shipping by Dec. 23, these plaid-patterned slippers will match any ugly holiday sweater or Christmas pajama pants they choose to rock during the holidays.

With a number of options all $20 or under, get the whole family in the slipper spirit with options for kids and women as well.

Carhartt Beanie

Although the temperatures outside might not reflect it, it's wintertime. What was once a brand reserved for blue collar workers, Carhartt has also been popping up on the sleeves of Gen Z, being nicknamed the "Stanley cup" of hats thanks to its versatility.

This beanie is no different — made with stretchy rib-knit fabric, it's also available in 24 colors and will ship overnight by Dec. 24. Or, you can opt to pick it up in-store as well.

You're Getting Old Card Game

Family game night just got a whole lot more competitive! Give everyone in your family a chance to prove themselves with this card game that challenges millennials to show off how much they know about trends throughout the years.

Whether they're competing against Gen Z, baby boomers or even other millennials, this card game will add a little family fun and healthy competition to the holiday season.

Soap and Glory The Glorious Five Bath Set

For some post-holiday relaxation, turn to Soap & Glory for everything they'll need, already prepped in this gift set. With body wash, body butter, hand cream and more, this set aims to provide hydration and bring moisture back to the skin.

The Landmark Project National Parks Trucker Hat

For the National Park junkie, this trucker cat will carry them through hiking trails new and old in the new year. With a mesh backing and a trendy stripe across the bill, sales from this hat also give back to conservancy organizations, something they can surely get behind.

Squishmallow Plush Pet Bed

It's no secret that Squishmallows have taken over the plush toy world. Whether you or a little one have undeniably hopped on the train of collecting as many as you can, get your furry friends in on the fun with this Squishmallow pet bed, shaped like a pineapple.

The Landmark Project "Give a Hoot" Tee

For the person on your list who is constantly spending time outdoors, gift them with something that also gives back. The Landmark Project is a brand dedicated to donating proceeds of each sale to conservation organizations, such as The National Forest Foundation, National Wildlife Federation and more.

This tee features an owl preaching a "give a hoot, don't pollute" message that emphasizes the "leave no trace" mentality many have when in outdoor spaces.

Zadro Large Towel Warmer

If your favorite thing about living at home when you were younger was the way your parents would drape a towel fresh out of the dryer around you after a bath or shower, you can now recreate that with this large towel warmer.

This gadget can warm up two oversized towels in the amount of time it takes to shower, with 15-minute increment options.

Editor's Note: While this towel warmer won't arrive until after Christmas, the below option will if you order soon.

More last-minute gifts that should ship in time

Spacepower Silk Eye Mask

Shut out the world with this satin blackout sleeping mask that is the perfect option to use at home or while traveling. Designed to soothe the skin and relax your eyes, this silk eye mask blocks out the light for a deeper sleeping experience. Order online today to receive delivery by Thursday, Dec. 21.

Zulay Powerful Milk Frother

The coffee connoisseur in your life will love you a latte when you gift them this bestselling milk frother. Watch them whip up some delicious joe in no time with this useful gadget that comes in over 40 colors.

Furby Furblets Mello-Nee Mini Friend

Furblets are mini musical Furby toys that play fun tunes and utter silly phrases. This nostalgic toy makes a perfect last-minute stocking stuffer for children of all ages.

Hedbanz Lightspeed Game

Searching for a fun gift idea for your children to play over winter break? Keep them guessing with this game that will be fun for the whole family to play. Designed for up to six players, the goal is to guess as many cards as you can before the headband sings!

COSRX Snail Mucin Hydrating Serum

Everyone from your teenager to your mother will appreciate this viral face serum. Designed to rejuvenate your skin and prevent dryness, this popular snail mucin essence will arrive in plenty of time if you order now.

Funko Pop! Train: Darth Vader On Tie Fighter- NEW

Insert favorite "Star Wars" quote here. It's time to take a ride on the dark side with this Darth Vader on Tie Fighter Funko Pop! Trains to add to your child's Funko! collection.

"If a villain can be made cute, leave it to Funko," said one verified five-star buyer. They continued, "My husband loves Darth Vader and this train car may be his favorite in the series. Nicely detailed and fun villain."

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick

Whether your girlfriend is attending a New Year's Eve party or festive dinner with friends, this liquid lipstick from Sephora will surely do the trick. The brand offers same-day delivery, so no need to run out to the mall last-minute when you have a million other things to do before Christmas Eve!

Jack Black Charcoal Body Bar Massaging Soap

Any guy can appreciate this unique cleansing bar that not only exfoliates the skin but also massages it thanks to the textured side.

Mega Bloks Fisher-Price Sensory Building Toys Play Set

This preschool building set includes six music sheets and 10 sensory features to help your little one develop sensory motor skills. Your child will have fun with farm animals while strengthening their auditory and visual skills.

Ferrero Rocher Premium Chocolate Bars

Who doesn’t love a delicious chocolate bar? These milk chocolate hazelnut bars make a great stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. There are eight bars in the pack, so there’s one for every family member. They say calories don’t count over the holidays, right?

Tozo T10 Bluetooth 5.3 Wireless Earbuds

These highly rated Bluetooth earbuds (seriously, they have over 235,000 verified five-star Amazon ratings) can play music for 10 hours on one charge. According to the brand, they have a waterproof rating of IPX8, making them a durable pair for on-the-go music lovers.

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CVS 8x8 Photo Wall Tile

Print out several different photos and create a set of tiles that they can use to create a wall gallery, or stick to one for a keepsake they can place anywhere in their home. Each wall tile uses adhesive to stick to walls, making it a great gift for apartment dwellers. It doesn’t get more convenient than a sweet photo gift you can pick up on the same day that you order it.

Mario Badescu Mini Mist Facial Spray Collection

This hydrating face mist contains vitamin C and makes the perfect gift for your daughter or bestie who is obsessed with beauty products. These scented sprays are designed for all skin types, according to the brand, plus over 14,000 verified Amazon shoppers rated this set five stars.

It’s a Date! 40 Fun & Romantic Scratch-Off Date Ideas for Couples

Your dating life just became more interesting with these 40 scratch-off date cards featuring a variety of fun and flirty date ideas. This unique present is an ideal choice for the romantic in your life. No need to ask, “will you accept this gift?” We promise they will.

Fandago Gift Card

If you're looking for an activity to keep the kids busy over winter break, this movie gift card from Fandango will certainly do the trick. Choose the digital card option to receive instantly and avoid shipping deadlines.

Matasse Silk Your Life Mulberry Silk Eye Sleeping Mask

This sleeping mask is unique because it's built with a contoured, padded design that makes it extra cozy for sleeping (without being restrictive on eyelashes). The stretchy strap is even adjustable, and the mask itself is offered in five colors.

The Original Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark

'Tis the season for eating delicious treats! Give the gift of indulgence with this bestselling peppermint bark from Williams Sonoma. Order by Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6 a.m. PST to receive item by Christmas.

Minted Dopp Kit

Those who love to keep organized while traveling might appreciate this personalized dopp kit. It comes in several fun designs and patterns and features a water-repellent lining. Be sure to select expedited or rush shipping when you check out to receive by Friday, Dec. 22.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Whether your girlfriend is an avid hiker or just enjoys walking around the city hands-free, this adorable belt bag from Lululemon will surely make her smile this season. Featuring a water-repellent fabric and exterior zipper pocket, this popular bag is ideal for safely storing all your valuables. Don't sleep on this one as you'll have to order by Dec. 20 in order to receive your package by Christmas Eve.

Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Clogs

Everybody loves a good pair of Crocs! From taking out the trash to lounging around the house, these unisex shoes may be the best invention since slice bread.

Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

This leather charger roll up from Mark & Graham will definitely come in handy for the traveler in your life. Store headphones or tech chargers in this sleek case that will leave everyone else green with envy. This chic roll up comes in eight unique colors and offers personalization for that extra special touch. Order by Monday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. PST to receive gifts in time for Christmas.

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

If you order now, you won't need to makeup for lost time with this eyeshadow palette as it'll arrive before the big day. This shimmery set features 12 neutral shades for everyday use and also includes a mirror and double-ended brush. Verified Amazon customers speak to the value, color and the quality of this eyeshadow palette.

BCozzy Chin-Supporting Travel Pillow

Anyone who travels often will probably love this unique travel pillow. Unlike many, this one overlaps in the front to help support the chin. However, it can also be positioned two other ways to provide comfort depending on the seat you're sitting in while on the move.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mini Skin Set

If you're running out of time and need a last-minute gift for either your teenage daughter or your sister, look no further. This limited-edition mini skincare set includes Charlotte's award-winning serum as well as a moisturizer for skin rejuvenation. Order before 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 19 to receive your express delivery before Christmas.

Lululemon Back to Life Sport Bottle

You can't go wrong when you gift anyone on your list this 24-ounce water bottle from Lululemon. Available in seven fun shades, this insulated water bottle features a leak-proof lid, so it won't spill in a backpack or shoulder bag.

Women's Fireside by Dearfoams Scuff Slipper

These bestselling Dearfoams slippers come in 10 unique colors and are available in sizes 6 to 11. Made with classic memory foam insoles, these comfortable shoes are great for both indoor and outdoor use. Don't forget to choose expedited or overnight shipping at checkout if you want them to be delivered in time for Christmas.

Dash Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer Oven 

This teal-colored air fryer is perfect for anyone hoping to add some new appliances to their kitchen. With only two settings (temperature and time), it's simple to use. Since it's on the smaller side, it's easy to fit on a counter, too.

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Calling all book worms. We know the key to a reader's heart, and it is, no doubt, more books. Gift your well-read friend or family member this gift card from Barnes & Noble. From bestsellers to biographies, they will be in book heaven with this generous present.

Goldbelly Gift Card

If you're struggling with what to get the foodie in your life, this Goldbelly gift card holds the key to their... stomach. Let them choose from decadent chocolate cake to Christmas cutout cookies, and everything in between.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Cook up some delicious chicken wings or fries with this versatile air fryer that'll arrive before Christmas Day. This Amazon bestselling air fryer is designed to prepare quick, easy meals in no time. The Ninja AF101 features four versatile cooking programs, including air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate.

Minted Weekender Bag

Another travel essential you can customize? This sleek weekender bag with a roomy interior.

Trade Secrets: Coffee Tasting Class

If you haven't had a moment to shop due to work or family obligations, an experience gift is always a great last-minute option. Simply pick a date for this virtual 75-minute class where participants learn from experts and taste a variety of flavors. Watch your loved one transform into a coffee snob in a matter of hours.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

Who doesn't love the feel of a brand-new plush robe? Available in sizes XS to XL, this super soft robe features pockets and an adjustable tie waist for desired fit. Select rush shipping by Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST to guarantee Christmas Eve delivery.

Doace Towel Warmer

Stay warm after showering with this bathroom towel warmer that’s on sale for $40 off. Your friends will feel as if they are at a five-star resort with this luxurious gift. Verified Amazon reviewers say it’s easy to use, a great value and love the timer function.

Omaha Steaks Deluxe Gift

Get ready for your mouth to water this holiday season with this delicious box from Omaha Steaks. This assortment of meat includes chilled chicken breasts, filet mignon, caramel apple tartlets and much more. There's no doubt everyone from Grandpa to your little sister will be well fed at Christmas dinner this year! Order now as Christmas Day delivery is still available!