9 last-minute Christmas gifts for your wife that don’t scream ‘I waited until the last minute’

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As someone who’s been on the receiving end of my fair share of very obvious last-minute gifts, this gift roundup is near and dear to me. Just because you ignored all the warnings starting way back in October doesn’t mean you throw in the towel when it comes to gifting. Please believe that no one in your life wants a random thing you grabbed off a random shelf in the drugstore. You can do better!

If the pressure of time ticking is getting to you, help is here. Rather than get your wife something she doesn’t want or need, go with one of the last-minute gift ideas below. First and foremost, they don’t scream, “I waited until the last minute.” Even better, all of the gifts below are actually really nice, so they’re sure to make your wife happy when she unwraps them.

Before you put gift shopping off another day (or hour!), heed this warning: Unless you want to pay a small fortune for overnight shipping, order your gifts by Dec. 16. That’s the shipping cutoff many stores are using as the last day to guarantee arrival in time for Christmas. With that in mind, go shop!

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Your Wife

1. Pavé Diamond Round Studs, $325

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You can never go wrong with jewelry. These Pavé Diamond Round Studs are simple enough for plain janes but also sparkly enough for ladies who love bling.

2. Diptyque Flocon Candle, $42

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A limited-edition Diptyque Candle? Your wife will never know you waited until the middle of December to snag it.

3. Tocca Mini Perfume Collection Set, $48

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If your wife likes experimenting with new perfumes and scents, treat her to this beautiful Tocca Gift Set that includes six mini fragrances.

4. Women’s cashmere trouser socks, $29.50 (Orig. $59.50)

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There’s something so luxurious about wearing cashmere socks. These are on super sale at J.Crew right now.

5. MasterClass Cooking Class, pricing varies

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So your wife loves to cook? Help her up her skills with a MasterClass cooking class taught by a world-renowned chef.

6. Coach Pennie Shoulder Bag, $180

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Any fashionista is sure to appreciate a beautiful new handbag for the holidays. It doesn’t have to be this exact Coach Shoulder Bag — just make sure you choose something really nice.

7. Vintage California Sun Art Print, $18.19 (Orig. $25.99)

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Take a risk and buy your wife some beautiful wall art that she can hang in her home office or the bedroom.

8. Women’s Nike Court Vision Alta Leather Platform Sneakers, $80

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Women definitely love sneakers too, and these Nike Court Vision Alta Leather Platform Sneakers are almost sure to be well received.

9. ILIA The Dawn Set, $68

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Women who never leave the house without makeup are sure to appreciate some new beauty goodies. This set from ILIA includes everything she’ll need for a day-to-night look.

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