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A Complete Guide to Last-Minute Gift Shopping Online

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Here's a panic-inducing thought: It's the week before Christmas, everybody. But don't despair, online shopping means you won't have to bum-rush the mall with all the other procrastinators. In honor of all the well-meaning people who still haven't crossed everything off their lists, we've composed a guide to 23 retailers that are still guaranteeing to deliver your orders by Christmas, from least to most speedy. Not only that, but most are offering free shipping and inexpensive gift wrapping to boot. It's finally time to get shopping.—Erika Graham


Order by the end of the day today

Topshop: Order by 12/17 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24 (with $15 express shipping). Free returns. Gift wrapping not available.

Zady: Order by 12/17 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on orders of 2+ items. Gift wrapping available for $5.

Order by December 18

Urban Outfitters: Order by 10 am on 12/18 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $50+ and free returns. Gift wrapping available for $4, or get supplies to do it yourself for $3.

C. Wonder: Order by noon on 12/18 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $75+. Gift wrapping available for $6, or request a gift box for $2.

Gilt: Order by 3 pm on 12/18 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on orders placed with MasterCard. Gift wrapping not available but can include a free personal message with order.

Sephora: Order by 12/18 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $50+. Gift wrapping available for $2 to $4.

Farfetch: Order by 12/18 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $161+ and extended return policy. Gift wrapping not available.

Order by December 19

Shopbop: Order by 8 pm on 12/19 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on everything. Gift wrapping available for $5 plus option to include a free personal message.

Piperlime: Order by 12/19 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping and free returns on everything. Gift wrapping not available.

Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy: Order by 12/19 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $50+. Gift wrapping available for $3 to $5, or request a complimentary gift box.

Target: Order by 12/19 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $50+. Gift wrapping available for $5.99.

Shop Jeen: Order by 12/19 for approximate delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on orders $100+. Gift wrapping not available.

Koshka: Order by 12/19 for approximate delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on orders $140+ with code GETEXPRESS. Gift wrapping available for $2 plus option to include a free personal message.

Order by December 20

Yoox: Order by 10 am on 12/20 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24 (with $9.95 express shipping). Gift wrapping available for $4, or get supplies to do it yourself for $3.

Need Supply: Order by noon on 12/20 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on $50+ and extended return policy plus free two day air shipping on orders over $100 through Saturday, 12/21. Gift wrapping not available but can include a free personal message with order.


Order by December 21

Neiman Marcus: Order by 1 pm on 12/21 for free rush shipping and free returns with code NMRUSH. Gift wrapping available for $7.50 plus option to include a free personal message.

Nordstrom: Order by 11 pm on 12/21 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on everything. Gift wrapping available for $5, or get supplies to do it yourself for $2. Option to include a free personal message available.

Macy's: Order by 12/21 for guaranteed delivery by 12/25. Free shipping on $99+. Gift wrapping available for $6 plus option to include a free personal message.

Madewell: Order by 12/21 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on everything. Gift wrapping available for $5 plus option to include a free personal message.

Mr Porter: Order by 12/21 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on everything. Complimentary gift wrapping with personal message available.

Order by December 23

Free People: Order by 10 am on 12/23 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping on orders $100+. Gift wrapping available for $4, or get supplies to do it yourself for $3.

Zappos: Order by 7 pm on 12/23 for guaranteed delivery by 12/24. Free shipping and free returns on everything. Gift wrapping not available but can include a free personal message with order.

Order on Christmas Eve

eBay Now: Get deliveries within an hour on orders over $25 in Chicago, NYC (Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens), SF Peninsula, and Dallas. Gift wrapping not available.

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