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21 Last-Minute Gifts to Buy NOW

Did you drop the ball on this year's holiday shopping? If so, don't freak out just yet. Below, we've pulled 21 gifts that 1) don't feel last-second, and 2) will get to your door before Christmas thanks to Amazon Prime's two-day shipping.

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Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

This easy-to-use, instant point-and-shoot is one of our favorite gifts to give. We especially dig the minimalist design that mimics some of Polaroid's most iconic legacy models.

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Vahdam World Tea Gift Set

For the trickiest people to shop for, you can't go wrong with a nice tea set. Vahdam makes gorgeous, gift-worthy boxes featuring tins of its fresh, award-winning tea leaves, and the brand is ethically-run and charitable.

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Hammered Gold Fill Handmade Bracelet

Did you know Amazon has a special marketplace for handmade goods? Yep, you can shop artisan-made crafts and jewelry online that still follow Prime's quick shipping guarantee. We love this recycled gold fill bracelet by Arizona creator Kristen Briggs.

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Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Transform a loved one's home with this beautifully-crafted Vitruvi stone diffuser, plus a few aromatherapeutic essential oils in scents like lavender or spruce. It looks chic, diffuses oil naturally, and includes an optional warm-colored light.

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Foodie Dice

For home chefs in between the recipe-following and totally DIY stages, consider this dice set. Just give them a roll, and you'll have a combination of yummy seasonal ingredients, proteins, and cooking methods for instant meal ideas.

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Homesick Candle

Have a friend missing home? A hand-poured soy candle that evokes the scents of their state will be a sure hit.

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Unlabeled Cashmere Scarf

No matter who you're shopping for, a luxe cashmere and lambswool scarf is a guaranteed hit.

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Nothing Fancy Cookbook by Alison Roman

Alison Roman's latest, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over, has been named one of the best cookbooks of the year for its collection of easy-to-execute recipes for all types of gatherings. It begins with an extensive selection of dips and spreads, and in our eyes, it's worth the buy for those alone (though everything that comes after is equally amazing).

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Striped Turkish Throw

One can never have too many throws. We're all about this versatile Turkish towel that can be used as a tablecloth, beach towel, throw, shawl, and more.

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Hanging Succulent Planters

2019 was kinda the year of the cactus, but we're ushering our succulents right into 2020, too. These hanging planters are perfect for the design aficionado and budding botanist in your life.

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Mauviel Copper Skillet

Upgrade your mate's kitchen with this copper and bronze skillet. The French-made cookware guarantees superior cooking control and has a lifetime warranty.

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Crosley Cruiser Vintage Portable Turntable

Break out your vinyls and LPs; this mod, 1960s-style turntable from Crosley is the ultimate music companion. PS: it also has an auxillary port so you can stream from any device once you run out of records.

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Wood Paper Co. Padded Bomber Jacket

Wood Paper Co. is all about the basics every man should own: utility jackets, broken-in button-downs, chinos, etc. The classic black bomber—with snap buttons and a striped collar, cuff, and hem—is the piece we'll be grabbing first.

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PJ Harlow Women's Pajama Set

This satin PJ set is sleek and comfy with its loose-fitting draped top and elastic-waistband palazzo pant.

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Anker PowerCore Mini Charger

Anker PowerCore is the ideal gift for the friend/co-worker/family member who's always jacking your charger. The lipstick-sized power bank can fully charge almost any smartphone.

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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition

Atlas Obscura's An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders is a treasure trove of unique travel ideas. Featuring overlooked natural wonders, unexpected architectural marvels, and other mind-boggling travel curiosities, it'll be a page-turner for anyone interested in the more unusual wonders of the world.

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Hot Seat Party Game

A gift that you can enjoy too, this adult party game tests how well you know your friends. When you're in the "hot seat," players will answer questions like what did I do just to be cool in middle school? and what would I choose to be paid with if money wasn't an option?, all while pretending to be you.

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The Original Bialetti Moka Express

For the caffeine junkie in your life, gift this stovetop brewer. In under five minutes, it makes a steaming hot, strong, rich pot of Italian Moka coffee.

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Landmass Scratch Off World Map Poster

This scratch-off map poster, complete with countries' flags and customizable stickers, is the perfect stocking stuffer for any world traveler.

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

Imbibe in-flight with this charming carry-on craft cocktail kit. It comes with almost everything you need to spice up your plane ride—just add alcohol.

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US Art Supply Painting Set

Give a budding artist (or someone who just really needs a side hobby) this 62-piece painting set—it comes with everything they'll need, from an easel and canvas pack to high-quality brushes and rich oil and acrylic pigments.

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