Last-Minute Gift Ideas that are Thoughtful and Original

We’re less than a week away from Christmas! Whether early shopping isn’t your thing or you have a new recipient who popped up on your list, shopping for last-minute presents can be stressful.

While many of the shipping deadlines have already passed and the brick-and-mortar stores are jam-packed, there are still plenty of gift-buying options for those who waited. Lucky for you, Bug Bite Thing has you covered in more ways than one. Not only can we deliver our special suction tool to your giftees, but our team put together a list of our favorite last-minute gift ideas.

In a range of interests and prices, these ideas still leave room for you to add your own special touch to make the gifts unique and tailored to everyone on your list … all in time for Christmas, or as post-Hanukkah presents, should you have missed your window.

10 Special Gifts for Special People, Even at the Last Minute

  1. Bug Bite Thing Insect Bite and Sting Relief Tool
    If you have a mosquito magnet – or the parent of one – on your list, a Bug Bite Thing is essential. Give them the gift of insect bite and sting relief this year. We’re still delivering with free shipping, but if you need it sooner, check out our store locator to find Bug Bite Thing in a CVS Pharmacy or other retailer near you. CVS is also a great one-stop shop if you want to include Bug Bite Thing in a larger gift basket, such as a skincare package filled with sunscreen, sheet masks, hand cream, lip treatments and more.

    Bug Bite Thing gift topper

  2. Cozymeal gift card
    Restaurant gift cards and meal delivery services are still great, but for the 2020 twist on foodie gifts, opt for a virtual cooking class or online mixology class. Cozymeal has a variety of live classes with real chefs, plus shopping lists of ingredients to order from a local store. Best part? You can buy, wrap and gift all within minutes.

    Woman participating in Cozymeal virtual cooking class

  3. House plants
    Is it too cold outside for the green thumb on your list? Visit a local nursery or store to give them a house plant or indoor garden to keep the greens – and their hobby – growing all year long. For an eco-friendly (and inexpensive) option, propagate one of your own, like the easy-to-care-for pothos or ZZ plants.

    House plants

  4. America the Beautiful National Parks Pass
    This is the gift of exploration, year-round! From the Grand Canyon to Zion, your adventurers will love the excuse to visit national parks around the country. Just click “send as gift” and set the date you want to email their notice of the present. Add a bonus gift by wrapping up a Bug Bite Thing to protect them on their travels.

    U.S. Parks Pass

  5. TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce
    Leave this giftee feeling fancy at meals with gourmet truffle-infused hot sauce in a sleek bottle. For quick shopping, purchase online at Amazon or in-store at Whole Foods.

    TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce

  6. Adopt a Sea Turtle
    Tangible items aren’t always king. This year, consider adopting a sea turtle or other animal on behalf of your recipient through an organization like Loggerhead Marine Life Center, which cares for sick and injured turtles. Adoption packages include a photo and other goodies, plus they’ll be able to follow the turtle’s progress online.

    Loggerhead Marine Life turtle

  7. Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheets
    Make cooking even easier for your home chef by gifting some magnetic reference guides, featuring liquid ratios and cook times they can place right on their beloved Instant Pot.

    Instant Pot reference guide

  8. Goldbelly
    If your recipient is home sick or hasn’t gotten to travel as they would have liked this year, offer them a taste of home – or their favorite hot spot – with a gift from Goldbelly. Many items can still be delivered in time for Christmas, otherwise shop for a gift certificate they can use at their leisure for some famous Duff Goldman cakes or Guy Fieri’s Trash Can Nachos.


  9. The Fairy Mail, Co.
    We could all use a little pixie dust in 2020. Young kids will get excited about these weekly letters from fairies that include activities and magical gifts. To let your little one in on their upcoming packages before they arrive, download and print the sample on their site.

    Fairy Mail Co.

  10. Jade roller and gua sha set
    Self-care is key! Give an at-home facial massage set made with authentic jade that will keep their skin glowing and relaxed as the holidays wind down. (It’s ok to give this as a last-minute gift to yourself, too!)

    Jade roller and gua sha set

Now it’s time to get shopping – or wrapping! Don’t forget to grab a Bug Bite Thing - or a holiday bundle - before you head out.

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