The 20 Best Last-Minute Christmas or Holiday Gifts for Your Husband

These procrastinator-proof gifts don't seem last-minute—he'll never know!
Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Your Husband
Photos, from clockwise: Omaha Steaks, Amazon, Book of the Month, Vinyl Me Please
Mia Maguire
by Mia Maguire
Updated Dec 01, 2023
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Even for a significant milestone like an anniversary, a birthday or a holiday, we're all prone to waiting a little too long to pick out a gift sometimes—even if we're usually on top of our game. If you need some last-minute Christmas gifts for your husband, don't panic just yet—there are plenty of gifts for your husband that can be sent digitally, via email or that are eligible for lightning-fast shipping (depending on your deadline) that don't seem last-minute.

In fact, many of these procrastinator-friendly options make great gifts regardless of whether you're in a time crunch or have months until the holidays arrive. From online courses taught by celebrities and industry professionals to unique subscription services that are gifts that keep on giving, these are the best last-minute Christmas gifts for your husband that'll beat any gift card option you had slated as your last resort. (P.S. These work just as well as last-minute Hanukkah gifts.)

1. Ancestry.com Gift Membership

Gift Membership for Ancestry.com for last minute Christmas gifts
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If your husband has ever been curious about his family lineage—or loves looking back at old photos of his family any time there's an opportunity—he'll love being able to take a deep dive into their family tree with an Ancestry.com membership. Available in six- and 12-month memberships, this last-minute gift feels personal and sentimental—and you'll be able to add to their tree too (because marriage!), so it's actually great for both of you. Just note that the membership does not include the DNA saliva test—this is sold separately and will require shipping time.

2. Artisanal Coffee Subscription

Coffee subscription from Atlas Coffee Club
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Is your S.O. a coffee connoisseur? Gift them Atlas Coffee Club's subscription service for the ultimate java gift that keeps on giving—literally every month. Atlas Coffee Club sources coffees from around the world and delivers them straight to subscribers' doors. Choose between three-, six- and 12-month subscriptions and from whole bean, ground and K-cup formats to suit your husband's coffee preferences.

3. MasterClass Subscription

A MasterClass Subscription with the celebrity you most admire, like Samuel L. Jackson
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Whether your hubby is an aspiring chef, a bona fide basketball fan or just wants to sharpen his public speaking skills for his career, MasterClass has plenty of online courses taught by industry professionals who are experts in their fields for him to learn from. You can send this gift online instantly and he'll be able to choose from a huge variety of courses, including cooking basics led by none other than Gordon Ramsay, photography basics with Annie Leibovitz and shooting, scoring and ball-handling from MVP Steph Curry.

4. Carhartt Insulated Lunch Box

Carhartt Insulated Lunch Box from Amazon
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If you have Amazon Prime, you're in luck. Amazon allows you to filter your search based on delivery time, with some options available for same-day and overnight delivery. Either way, you can choose from a huge variety of last-minute gifts that'll arrive in two days or less, including this handsome Carhartt lunch box that looks like a luxe dopp bag—and certainly doesn't scream "last-minute."

5. Spa Gift Card

Spafinder gift card for a last minute Christmas gift
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For the ultimate last-minute gift for the husband who doesn't want anything, you can't go wrong with giving them a gift card toward a massage or spa experience. Who wouldn't love that? Spafinder allows you to purchase a gift card from a local spa that can be sent by text or email. It's an experiential gift of self-care that they may not have treated themselves to, but will love.

6. Virtual Painting Class for Couples

Couples Painting Class from Uncommon Goods
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If you're looking for a last-minute gift for your husband that you can also enjoy, Uncommon Goods has a large variety of experience-based gifts, including this virtual couple's painting class. You can't go wrong with giving an experience or event when it comes to last-minute options and this one feels special and romantic, especially if you're looking for a sweet way to celebrate your first Christmas together. This 90-minute painting class is led by an expert painter and will result in two new pieces of wall art that you can display in your home, a portrait of your love painted by you and vice versa. Choose between just the class or the class with a bundle of painting supplies to get you set up.

7. Priority Pass Membership

Priority Pass Membership for a last minute Christmas gift
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If your honey is a frequent flier or travels a lot for work or pleasure, treat them to access to airport lounges with a Priority Pass membership. Priority Pass allows members entry into a slew of luxe airport lounges globally, giving them a chance to seek refuge and enjoy some little luxuries before they take off. Plus, they're eligible for most airlines.

8. Handsome Docking Station

Handsome Docking Station from Amazon
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Available for fast and even overnight shipping depending on your location via Amazon Prime, this premium wood phone docking station is a solid last-minute-friendly gift that doesn't come across as rushed or thoughtless. He'll be able to store devices, accessories and nightstand items in style. It's a wonderful gift option for the hubby who can never find his phone, keys, wallet…and everything else that they're constantly losing.

9. High-Quality Meats

Meat subscription from Omaha Steaks
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If your husband's love language is going wild at the grill, Omaha Steaks has you covered with its selection of last-minute gifts. Select from a slew of meat assortments designed to be delivered in a pinch. Notification of the gift will be sent directly to their inbox, so they'll be drooling in anticipation of the delicious delivery. Plus, Omaha's giftable options all ship free and quickly (within a few days of placing your order), so the wait won't be grueling.

10. History by Mail Subscription

History by Mail Subscription from Uncommon Goods
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If your partner is a history buff, Uncommon Goods offers an excellent subscription box that'll delight your husband. The History by Mail subscription, your husband will receive replicas of significant historical documents with accompanying educational reading material on a monthly basis. Not only is it a fun treat to receive in the mail each month, but the documents also double as collectibles and even wall art, depending on his home decor preferences and style.

11. Monthly Book Subscription

Book of the Month subscription
Photo: Book of the Month

Another subscription box-based gift idea, Book of the Month is a fantastic gift for bookworms of all kinds—whether you're looking for something last-minute or not. Each month, your love will be able to choose between five to seven books curated by BOTM experts. Plus, depending on how fast of a reader they are, they can pause or skip the month to catch up. Choose between three-, six- and 12-month subscription options.

12. Chess.com Membership

Membership to Chess.com as the best last minute Christmas gift
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If your sweetheart loves to play chess—whether in real life, on his phone or both—consider gifting him an upgraded Chess.com membership. There are three levels to choose from: Gold, Platinum and Diamond (the most expensive), but each level offers an ad-free experience, allowing your hubby to play against other people on the app, improve his skills by learning key performance insights and access unlimited lessons. It's not something most people would give to themselves, but he'll love this upgrade.

13. Whiskey-Making Kit

Whiskey-Making Kit for the best last minute Christmas gift
Photo: Amazon

Does your husband geek out on good whiskey? Treat him to this kit, available for overnight and next-day shipping on Amazon. This premium kit comes with everything he'll need to make personalized whiskey, including wood chips, infusing ingredients, glass bottles and instructions. It's a thoughtful choice that shows you pay attention to his interests and tastes, and doesn't seem at all rushed.

14. Watch Gang Subscription

Subscription to Watch Gang this Christmas
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If your hubby is already a watch enthusiast, he probably already has his collection curated, but there's always room for a Watch Gang subscription. Available to be delivered directly to his inbox in just minutes, Watch Gang offers three subscription tiers and each one is eligible for a chance to win a Rolex, which adds to its fun factor. A Watch Gang subscription feels a bit more thoughtful than buying a new watch and it allows him to pick out what he likes, taking out the guesswork on your end.

15. Vinyl Record Subscription

Vinyl Record Subscription from Vinyl Me Please
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For the vinyl junkie, record connoisseur or just the music-obsessed hubby, look no further than a giftable Vinyl Me Please membership. There are three membership plans to choose from and, each month, your S.O. will receive a new record of the music from the genre of their choosing, along with up to eight bonus records for the three-, six- or 12-month period. It also comes with fun extras like liner notes and collectible packaging.

16. ESPN+ Subscription

ESPN+ Subscription for the best last minute Christmas gift
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Does your hubby covet ESPN's programming 24/7 or just love to watch sports live at home? Upgrade his sports-watching experience with an ESPN+ subscription, which can be sent instantly to their inbox or via text. You can also add more programming to the gift by adding a Disney+ bundle for just a few extra bucks. Either way, if he's a sports fanatic, this is a foolproof last-minute gift.

17. Heated Eye Massager

Heated Eye Massager from Amazon
Photo: Amazon

This heated eye massager is a top seller on Amazon for good reason—and it's available for fast shipping. Not only is it engineered with pressure and percussion eye massaging functionality and heated pads for pain reduction, but it also doubles as Bluetooth headphones. Numerous reviewers praise the eye massager for its ability to nix migraines and headaches, but anyone can benefit from this compact massager.

18. Audible Membership

Audible membership from Amazon
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Whether your love commutes to work daily or loves to listen to his books when he's on the go, treat them to an Audible Premium Plus membership. The Audible membership grants access to thousands of audio books, podcasts and other programs. You can send the gift online or print the gift card to give it to him in person. Either way, he'll be able to start using it immediately after redemption.

19. Online Cooking Classes

Online cooking classes from Udemy
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Udemy is an online course platform that offers thousands of classes in a laundry list of different subjects and areas of interests, but their cooking class offerings are second to none. Whether your husband is a culinary master looking to build on his skill set or is absolutely clueless in the kitchen, but loves to learn, gift him with a gift card to Udemy. He'll have class options suited to all levels and types of cuisine, from Italian to vegan and everything in between.

20. Wine Subscription

Wine subscription from Winc
Photo: Winc

For the wine-loving husband, consider treating him to monthly wine deliveries with Winc's subscription service. You can send the membership gift instantly online when you're ready and can choose between three different membership plans. Once he redeems, he'll be able to take Winc's Palate Profile quiz and start curating the deliveries, which will land at your doorstep each month.

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