These Super Last-Minute Gifts for Kids Ship by Christmas

Bryce Gruber

You're not the only one late to Christmas shopping game. That's okay, because all these gifts ship in time for Christmas.

Did you know a whopping 33 percent of shoppers self-identify as last minute according to a recent Google-backed survery? And that those shoppers say they typically end up spending their money with whatever retailer can ship the fastest? It makes sense, right?

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If you're late to the game and still need holiday gifts for the little treasures in your life, all these will ship in time for under-the-tree glee and joy if you're in the continental United States. But hurry up, because time is running out to receive them on time. (And if you need more ideas for last minute gifts, check out these drool-worthy food gifts that ship last minute as well as these beauty gifts for women).

Clixo Rainbow Pack, $59.99


This colorful set is unline anything they've ever had before, because Clixo is a first-of-its-kind multi-sensory magnetic play toy that encourages little ones to build, design, and beautify with a near-endless array of 2-D and 3-D creations. They're easy to use for preschoolers, fun for elementary school age kids, and ideal desk fidget toys for teens and adults in need of a fun tactile outlet. No messes, no dangerous corners, and no drama.

AmazonBasics Kids Space Rocket Bedding Nap Set, $26.08


This cozy blanket and rocket ship pillow set from AmazonBasics is the out-of-this-world quick-shipping delight they'll smile about till next holiday season. It's almost as good as a hug from you, easy to care for and wash, and just what they need for pre-K nap time all the way through middle school reading hour on the sofa. Don't worry if space isn't their jam, this warm blanket set has a variety of other print options that are the snuggliest additions to their bedroom they never saw coming. And yes, it ships ultra-fast with Amazon Prime. Here's another fun hint: if you live somewhere warm, consider taking it out to the deck, patio, or yard after dinner for a night of star gazing, popcorn, and learning about what's beyond Earth. Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus are all easily spotted in the Northern Hemisphere right now.

SnapStyle DIY Printable Face Masks, $15.95


This fun, unexpected gift is both useful and offers a much-needed creative outlet for cooped-up kids of all sizes, styles, and genders. All they need to do is take a picture or pull one they love from their mobile camera roll or computer, upload it to the SnapStyle app or website, and adjust the image to fit the mask format. Then they'll print out their very own, totally unique and creative design with their inkjet printer on the 100 percent breathable cotton fabric mask after a minor assembly process. Everything they'll need to make the mask is including, and no sewing is required. Better yet, these masks can be sized to fit small children through adult faces, so you know it'll be a hit for the kid on your list even if you haven't seen them since they hit their last growth spurt.

Slumberkins Slumber Sloth Snuggler & Book, $48

A cuddly little sloth that is more than just a cozy toy? Yup-- it's a sort of two-fer, and and comes with the bonus of added emotional intelligence. The Slumber Sloth's story uses progressive muscle relaxation techniques to teach young children their own self-soothing routine, helping them calm their minds and bodies. In an age where social interactions are limited and stress is running high, social-emotional skills are more important than ever. Plus, it's just pretty darn cute and machine washable... and who doesn't love story time?

Mad Mattr Super Pack, $25

Mad Mattr

Is anything cooler than gooey, putty-like buildable fun that teaches kids the ins and outs of creativity? Hardly, and this Mad Mattr Super Pack is just the way to give them hours of hands-on fun that won't ruin your dining room table, their desk, or the basement walls. It's the mom-approved answer to slime, satisfying all those deep-seeded I-need-to-squish-something urges while also being incredibly easy to clean up, sculpt, and pack away for another fun-filled day of play. They'll love the bright colors and age-friendly appeal.

On The Go Activity Learning Playset, $23.80

School Zone

The School Zone On The Go Learning Playset is an all-in-one activity learning set for growing minds ages three through five includes everything they'll need to stay busy, smiling, and engaged. The set comes with a dot-to-dot numbers workbook, a Write & Reuse 26-page workbook, a memory matching card set, three jigsaw puzzles, a coloring pad with eight crayons, eight funny face stickers, a word puzzle pad, pencil, wipe clean market and eraser, and a totally adorable carrying case. They'll get several fun-filled afternoons of mind-stimulating fun, and you'll love the quiet time and smiles.

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Animal Wireless Speaker, $24.99

My Audio

This cute-as-a-button mini Bluetooth animal wireless speaker is the safe-for-kids audio option that'll light up their worlds. It just as easily sits on a nightstand for storytime audio books as it does on the bathroom shelf as a splash-proof and waterproof rub-a-dub-dub musical bathtime. It comes with a charging cord, but don't worry-- this one has a long battery life that's perfect for kids. This particular version comes in a unichord style (see what they did there?), but loads of other snuggle-worthy animal options exist too.

Madame Alexander Kindness Club Doll, $49.95

Madame Alexander

These adorable, poseable-bodied Kindness Club dolls from Madame Alexander encourage kids to dream big and make the world a better place by teaching the nearly-lost art of caring and respect for all people of all backgrounds. They come dressed to the nines, and offer premium doll features like realistic fixed eyes, colorfully highlighted hair, styled hair that is the envy of ever mom in the year 2020, and a full 14 inches of head to toe height. They're ideal for ages three and up, and fun to collect.


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Bryce Gruber covers women's lifestyle content and news ranging from shopping to travel, beauty to parenting, wellness and delicious eating. Find her at @brycegruber on social media, and across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at, Readers' Digest, Bravo,, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.

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