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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Procrastinator In All of Us

Dec 11, 2018

by Dayna Isom Johnson handmade and vintage goods

Real talk: last-minute holiday shopping is totally unavoidable. Whether you were invited to an impromptu holiday bash or just put off shopping a little too long this year, don’t fret! For holiday shoppers still searching for that perfect present, there’s still time to find special gifts on Etsy. Below are just a few ideas – from ready-to-ship items to printables – to help out the procrastinator in all of us.


If you have the perfect gift in mind use Etsy’s “Ready to Ship” filter to only shop items available to ship within 1-3 business days. Another way to cut down on shipping time even further is to filter by local shops. Simply enter the state you live in under the “Shop Location” filter to search for gifts made by sellers near you. After all, the closer the seller, the faster your gift can make it under your tree.

To shop a curated list of ready-to-ship items, you can also visit our Ready To Ship Editors’ Picks Page!

Pro tip: If you need the item to get there even sooner, hit the “Ask a question” button (on the top right corner of the page) to reach out to the seller directly and potentially arrange a faster shipping time.

20k Gold Mixology Cocktail GlassesBear Bottle stopperCrescent Moon Phase Nesting BowlPersonalized Leather Camera StrapRaw Opal RingIridescence New York Chelsea Clutch


No time? No problem! Printables are a great option for those who are in a pinch. Think: unique pieces of art for the decor-obsessed, wine labels for the host, printable games for a fun, kid-friendly activity, or you can even work directly with an illustrator for a printable custom portrait.

Cute Celestial Cat PrintPrintable Wine LabelYou Are My Sunshine / You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey Wall ArtPrintable Paper Crafts 3D Christmas OrnamentsPrintable DIY Paper ToyCustom Pet Portrait


Etsy gift cards are a great option for a last-minute gift or for the extra picky person. That way, the recipient can pick-out something extra special for themselves – no guesswork needed. Etsy gives you the option of printing the gift card or emailing it directly to the gift-receiver.

For inspiration on how to creatively wrap your gift cards, check out these easy DIYs!

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