18 Last-Minute Beauty Gifts (And The Shipping Cut-Off Dates So They Arrive On Time)

You never plan on waiting until the very last minute to buy gifts for your friends and family. And yet, every year, you end up clicking on a story such as this one, in the hopes of finding the perfect gift days before the big celebration for the beauty lover in your life. Well, not to worry, because we've got you covered. (Also, it's not your fault that you're busy!)

From Amazon to Sephora, we've done a deep dive on the best gifts across hair, makeup, skin care, and more — and just as importantly, all the essential dates to keep in mind to make sure your gifts arrive on time. Plus, the 18 gifts here are so covetable and luxe, that no one will ever know it was a last-minute purchase.

Walmart


Shipping Speed: Free NextDay or two-day delivery on $35+ orders of eligible items, plus other options available (prices vary by seller, weight, and location)

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 22 for NextDay or two-day delivery.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, $, available at Walmart
This Walmart-exclusive makeup trio contains everything you need to get glowy, ethereal-looking skin from H2T.

Laura Geller New York Gilded Honey Best Sellers Makeup Gift Set, $, available at Walmart
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You’ve already noticed how they never leave the house without at least one lip balm in their purse, so round out their winter skin-care collection with a curated kit of no-fuss favorites from this beloved, natural brand.

Burt's Bees Skin-Care Favorites Holiday Gift Set, $, available at Walmart

Amazon


Shipping Speed: Unlimited free Amazon Prime two-day delivery on eligible items, plus select Same Day shipping options available (prices vary by seller, weight, and location)

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 22

For more info on Amazon shipping, click here.

Lorac Hollywood Glamour Eye Shadow Palette: Midnight Kiss, $, available at Amazon
Amazon is the procrastinator's destination for covertly-purchased last-minute gifts. Luckily, there's a plethora of gifts that scream, "Of course I didn't just Prime this two days ago!" One that you can't go wrong with? A fancy Beachwaver curling iron, which has likely been on your friend's wish list for years.

The Beachwaver Co. S1.25 Dual Voltage, $, available at Amazon
Nail your office Secret Santa prezzie with a duo of two gorgeously festive nail polishes from British beauty brand Butter London.

Butter London Royal Bash Set, $, available at Amazon

Verishop


Shipping Speed: Unlimited free one-day delivery on all orders

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 22 to receive by December 24

For more info on Verishop shipping, click here.

Verishop The Minimal Makeup Bundle, $, available at Verishop
This value set of Tata Harper minis is travel-friendly, luxe, and is the ultimate gift for clean beauty connoisseurs.

Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set, $, available at Verishop

Dermstore


Shipping Speed: For a limited time, get free two-day shipping on qualifying purchases over $125 with code FREE2DAY. For orders under $125, enjoy free standard 5-8 business day shipping with all orders

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 15 for standard, December 18 for two-day shipping, December 19 for standard overnight shipping.

For more info on Dermstore shipping, click here.

Oribe Dry Styling Collection, $, available at DermStore
We know how much you love SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum, and this Dermstore gift set gets you a full-size bottle plus the hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier serum for $40 off the à la carte price.

SkinCeuticals Brightening Duo, $, available at DermStore

Ulta Beauty


Shipping Speed: Standard shipping ($4.95 extra, or free on orders of $35+) takes three to nine business days, while expedited ($9.95) takes three to four days, and premium ($16.95) two to three.

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 18 for standard, December 19 for expedited shipping, December 22 for premium shipping.

For more info on Ulta Beauty shipping, click here.

Tarte Gift & Glam Collector's Set, $, available at Ulta Beauty
Keep your hair looking, smelling, and feeling oh-so-fresh with this trio of IGK dry shampoos, perfect for keeping at home, at your desk, or in your gym bag.

IGK FLIGHT CLUB Dry Shampoo Travel Set, $, available at Ulta Beauty

Nordstrom


Shipping Speed: Nordy offers Free Standard Shipping every day to anywhere in the U.S., but if you need your order ASAP, there are a couple options available: Two-day shipping can be purchased for $12, and next-day will cost $20 on top of your order.

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 16 for Free U.S. standard, December 22 for Free U.S. Next-Day Shipping to selected ZIP codes (order by noon ET)., December 23 for Next-Business-Day Shipping (order by noon ET), December 24 order online, pick-up in store until 3 p.m. ET.

For more info on Nordstrom shipping, click here.

simplehuman Mini Countertop Sensor Makeup Mirror, $, available at Nordstrom
It wouldn't be the holidays without a posh coffret of Jo Malone's most beloved scents, including Lime Basil & Mandarin, Peony & Blush Suede, and Wood Sage & Sea Salt (once said to be a favorite of the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan Markle).

Jo Malone London Travel Size Cologne Set, $, available at Nordstrom

Sephora


Shipping Speed: Unlimited free two-day shipping for one year with FLASH membership ($15/year), free standard three-day shipping with orders of $50+.

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 17 for standard shipping, December 22 for FLASH membership shipping.

For more info on Sephora shipping, click here.

GHD Rose Gold Platinum+ Styler Set, $, available at Sephora
A luxe lipstick trio of Pat McGrath minis is the definition of good things coming in small packages.

PAT McGRATH LABS LUST: Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio, $, available at Sephora

Target


Shipping Speed: For a limited time, Target is offering free two-day shipping on all orders. Really need it quick? If you have Shipt (or don't mind paying a one-time delivery fee) you can get free same-day shipping on your Target order.

Deadline To Get It By Christmas: Order by December 18 for two-day shipping.

For more info on Target shipping, click here.

Bliss What A Melon Essentials Kit, $, available at Target
This skin-care gift set (which comes in a reusable clear zip pouch!) features brands that you didn't even know you could get at Target: La Roche-Posay, DHC, Vichy, among others.

Target Beauty Great Complexions Kit, $, available at Target

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