20 Speedy Last-Minute Christmas and Holiday Gifts for Your Wife

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Your Wife
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
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Colleen Zewe
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
The Knot Contributor
  • Colleen writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in venues and wedding stationery.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Colleen contributed to Vox’s Curbed and Her Campus.
  • Colleen holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Dec 01, 2023
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The holiday season comes up faster and faster every year. First, it's Thanksgiving and you have all the time in the world to shop. Then, suddenly, it's here and you've just made your list (and there's no time to check it twice). Need a last-minute Christmas gift for your wife or holiday gift for your wife?

She does so much for you all year, so you don't want to be caught without a gift for your wife this holiday season. Luckily, we live in a modern world full of two-day shipping, digital gift cards and virtual experiences that make last-minute shopping all the easier. Gone are the days of printed out pictures of a present on its way or trying to wrap up the last gift card on the shelf to look as pretty as possible in a pinch. Thoughtful and romantic gifts for the holidays can be delivered within minutes, if you know where to find them. We've rounded up some of the best last-minute Christmas gifts for your wife and holiday gifts that'll have her beaming and you saying, "phew."

1. Lululemon Gift Card

Lululemon Gift Card for your wife this holiday season
Photo: Lululemon

For the fit woman in your life, you can never go wrong with Lululemon. Whether she needs workout clothes, athleisure to lounge in or even a new belt bag, Lululemon has it all. In fact, her only concern will be narrowing down what to buy. The gift card arrives digitally, instantly, so it's one of the most foolproof last-minute Christmas or holiday gift ideas for a wife.

2. Rose Bouquet

last minute rose bouquet for wife
Photo: 1-800-FLowers.com

Last-minute doesn't have to mean not romantic. This flower delivery company will deliver your wife two dozen red roses the same day you order them or the next day. Add on a box of chocolates for a decadent and delightful holiday gift.

3. Virtual Coffee Tasting Class

Digital Coffee Tasting Class
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Delight her inner barista with this live, virtual coffee tasting class. Choose from a variety of dates and times between November and March and learn the art of tasting coffee from professional roasters and brewers James McCarthy and Cyrenthia McLennan. As a bonus, this gift isn't purely virtual. You'll receive five coffee samples ahead of the class to guide your experience. Bring on the buzz!

4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries for your wife
Photo: Shari's Berries

Still feeling unsure? Food gifts are perfect for the woman who has everything. Say happy holidays with this classically romantic, delicious and decadent gift. Plus, they're available for same-day delivery.

5. High-End Home Store Gift Card

Chic home store gift card
Photo: Mark & Graham

Especially if you're newlyweds, you may still be building your arsenal of kitchen tools, entertaining supplies and home decor. Your wife might also be excited to proudly display your monogram or new family name. Help her make her mark on your lives together with a gift card to an online shop that specializes in personalized, monogrammed items, from glasses, to suitcases, to towels and more. There's so much to pick from, your wife will have fun browsing online and you can enjoy picking out your personalized items together.

6. Wine Delivery

Wine delivery to your door
Photo: Sugarwish

This online gift service will send your wife an instant link where she can choose her favorites from a variety of sommelier-selected wines—either a bottle or tasting sample. Her pick will then be shipped right to your doorstep with a custom card. Pick the size suitable for your budget and taste and let her do the choosing. She's guaranteed to find something she'll like.

7. Spafinder Gift Card

Spafinder Gift Card
Photo: Spafinder

Maybe you're not sure how exactly your wife would like to relax and get in some self-care this holiday season. A massage? Mani-pedi? A blowout? It's ok if you're unsure if you grab this spa gift card. Enter in your zip code online and you'll see that several salons and spas will accept it in your area. Whatever she's in the mood for, it'll be covered.

8. Moscow Mule Kit

Moscow Mule Kit
Photo: Amazon

Mules are the perfect holiday drink. They're easy to make for parties and ginger is a classic holiday flavor. This kit includes two copper mugs, two straws, a cocktail shaker, jigger and mixing spoon, so that your wife can enjoy fancy mules from the comfort of your home. If you're lucky, your wife might even make you one, too. Oh, and did we mention the two-day shipping?

9. Self-Care Gift Set

Cozy gift set for your wife
Photo: Amazon

Every woman loves to feel pampered, especially during the busy holiday season. This set of spa goodies already comes all wrapped in a box. All you need to do is hit "add to cart" and she'll receive a pretty-in-pink set with a blanket, bath bombs, tumbler, soap and candle within two days. Holiday shopping done with the click of a button.

10. Makeup Gift Card

Sephora gift card for your wife
Photo: Sephora

Does your wife love beauty products, but you feel unsure where to even start with picking some out for her? She may appreciate the opportunity to choose her own shades or even test out formulas in person and an e-gift card to her favorite makeup store will allow her to do just that. Just remember to throw a compliment her way when she first uses her new products to really bring this gift full circle.

11. Cashmere Scarf

Cashmere Scarf from Amazon
Photo: Amazon

Cozy, comfortable gifts for the chilly season never go out of style and neither does cashmere. With two-day shipping, you don't even need to leave the house to get her a warm and luxurious scarf for the holidays. Plus, it's a super reasonably priced last-minute Xmas gift for your wife.

12. Luxurious Lip Care

lip sleep mask last minute gift
Photo: Amazon

Ships fast? Check. Trending product? Check. Luxurious? Check. This lip mask checks all the right boxes for a last-minute, but thoughtful and useful holiday gift for your wife.

13. Cute Earrings

Cute heart-shaped earrings as the best holiday gift for your wife
Photo: Amazon

A jewelry gift is a classic, go-to holiday gift for a reason. Everyone loves a little sparkle and shine around the holiday season. Luckily, Amazon carries many jewelry brands and cool pieces, including this adorable pair from Kendra Scott. These dangly heart huggie earrings come in almost every color and are sure to make her smile.

14. Massage Envy Gift Card

Massage Envy Gift Card
Photo: Massage Envy

The holidays are stressful for everyone, from all the gift shopping, to budgeting, to social calendar coordinating. Help her relax and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing spa session with a digital gift card. This franchise offers massages, facials and stretch sessions, so she can pick her favorite way to unwind.

15. Cash Toward Chic and Comfy Kicks

Rothy's shoe gift card for your wife
Photo: Rothy's

Life's greatest mystery: how to find a cute, versatile and comfortable pair of shoes. But that mystery will be solved for your wife with this gift to a store that specializes in comfortable, simple and stylish shoes available in almost every size. From work-appropriate flats to cozy slippers, your wife is sure to find the perfect pair for her wardrobe, no gift wrap required.

16. Versatile Digital Gift Card

Versatile Digital Gift Card
Photo: Giftcards.com

Nowadays, you're not limited to single stores when it comes to gift cards. Instead, you can choose a gift card that works at multiple stores and have it sent to her email instantly. Maybe she's in the mood for new beauty products—Ulta. A treat out on her lunch break—Panera. New home decor—Wayfair. Whatever her heart desires, this gift card delivers.

17. Restaurant Gift Card

Restaurant gift card for your wife
Photo: Giftcards.com

Experiences make excellent last-minute gifts, especially when they come in the form of an e-gift card. Give the gift of a date night out. This gift card is accepted at a variety of restaurant chains, from casual Italian (hello, unlimited breadsticks), to sports bars, to steak houses.

18. Twitch E-Gift Card

Twitch E-Gift Card
Photo: Amazon

When it comes to shopping for a last-minute e-gift card, this is your opportunity to really play to her niche interests. Getting a gift card that's for a specific interest will show you still put thought into the gift, even if you did buy it last minute. For instance, if she loves video games or streaming, a Twitch e-gift card will allow her to support her favorite creators and enjoy ad-free content. Gift cards don't have to be boring!

19. Trendy Fragrance Mist

Trendy perfume for your wife this holiday season
Photo: Amazon

This fragrance and body brand is having a moment this holiday season. If your wife pays any attention to TikTok, Instagram or any other social media, she'll know about this scent. It's that popular. Luckily, it's also sold through Amazon Prime, so last-minute shoppers are guaranteed to have this trending gift ready to wrap within two days.

20. Soothing Under-the-Eye Patches

Under-the-eye patches for your wife for a holiday spa day
Photo: Amazon

Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer for your wife? Consider these strawberry-scented under-the-eye patches. They ship quickly via Amazon Prime and, after popping a pair in the fridge for a few hours, your wife will enjoy a blissful self-care experience that's thought to reduce inflammation, dryness and circles. It's refreshing skincare at its best.

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