Commandress Holiday Gift Guides – 2012 Top 10 Websites for Last Minute Holiday Shopping

We’ve almost reached the one week countdown to Christmas – potentially a time of high anxiety for anyone who is still checking off a holiday gift list. If the very thought of entering a mall this time of year gives you hives, you’ve come to the right place: the Commandress Holiday Gift Guides “2012 Top 10 Websites for Last Minute Holiday Shopping.”

Please Note: Unless stated otherwise, these offers and promotions apply to domestic online orders only. Please see websites for details and exclusions.

(10) Anthropologie - Laguiole Cheese Knite Set - best gift for cheese-lover - made in franceAnthropologie – Choose “Standard Shipping” by  1 p.m. EST 12/19/12 for delivery to any domestic address that can accept UPS delivery by Monday, December 24th. (Click here for additional details).

Promotion Alert – Receive free standard shipping for orders that include at least one full-price item placed by 11:59 p.m. EST 12/17/2012 (today!) with code GIVEGREAT at checkout.

(Shown here: Laguiole Cheese Knife Set with cleaver, fork and spreader, $32)

(9) Neiman Marcus – Free Rush Delivery and Returns – order by 9:59 PM CT 12/18/12 and receive free 2-day delivery with promo code NMRUSH

Promotion Alert – receive an extra 20% off select online sale merchandise through 6 a.m. CT 12/19/12

(8) Magazines.comGive a gift card – perfect for anyone on your list! Instant delivery via email. FREE SHIPPING via mail.

Promotion Alert: Save $5 on great gifts! coupon code HOLIDAY, Expires 12/31/12

(7) – for delivery by 12/24/12, express shipping orders must be placed by 12/18/12 and rush delivery orders must be placed by 12/20/12

Promotion Alert – $15 off any purchase of $50 or more through 12/18/12 with promo code 15OFF50

 Kiehl's Creme de Corps Collection - kiehl's gift sets - free shipping - deluxe samples(6) Keihl’s – for delivery by 12/24/12, 3-Day shipping orders must be placed by 2:00 PM EST 12/19/12; 2-Day shipping orders must be placed by 2:00 PM EST 12/20/12; and overnight shipping orders must be placed by 2:00 PM EST 12/21/12

Promotion Alert: receive $20 off your purchase of $75 or more through 12/31/12 with promo code JOYFUL

Enjoy complimentary express shipping plus 2 deluxe samples on orders $60+ through 2 p.m. EST 12/20/12 with promo code FAST

(Shown here: Keihl’s Creme de Corps Gift Collection, $64)

(5) J.Crew Liberty crystal braid bracelet - pink berry - teal - fireworks - liberty print - liberty of london - presents gifts under 25J.Crew – For delivery by 12/24/12, standard shipping orders must be placed by 12 p.m. EST 12/20/12 and expedited shipping orders must be placed by 12 p.m. 12/22/12. (Click here for more details.)

Promotion Alert: receive 30% off and Free Shipping on every purchase through 11:59 p.m. ET 12/17/12 (today!) with promo code WISHLIST.

(Shown here: Liberty Crystal Braid Bracelet in Pink Berry, $24.99 (marked down from $35) – available in additional colors.)

Update: receive 30% off every purchase and Free Shipping on $100+ through 11:59 p.m. ET 12/20/12 with promo code CELEBRATE. 

(4) – the online retailer’s Holiday Ordering Cutoffs include FREE Super Saver Shipping as late as 12/18/12; 1-day shipping as late as 3 p.m. EST 12/22/12; and last-minute e-mail and printable gift cards as late as 12/25/12.

Tracy Reese Dessert Plates - Neiman Marcus - NM + Target Collection - Review Recommendation(3) – To receive items before Christmas choose “Seasonal Shipping” as your Ship Method by 11:59 PM EST 12/19/12.

Click here to see additional seasonal shipping promotions, including free shipping when you spend $50 combined on eligible items across all categories; free shipping on select items through 11:59 PM EST 12/22/12; and free shipping on select toys through 11:59 PM EST 12/29/12.

(Shown here: Tracy Reese Dessert Plates, Set of 4, $39.99)

(2) – Place your order by 4pm ET 12/22/2012 & enter code HOLIDAY at checkout to Receive Free Shipping on Your In-Stock Order by Christmas Day. You can also request a free Gift Box and Bow at Checkout.

(1) – Order before 11:59 PM PST on Saturday 12/22 with Free Shipping for guaranteed delivery before Christmas. (Click here for more details.)

Note: If you’ve hesitated to try online shopping, Zappos is definitely the place to start. They have unbelievable customer service, free shipping and returns, and an amazing selection of shoes, handbags, accessories, clothes, homegoods, beauty products and accessories for men, women and children.

This post was updated on 12/18/12 to include additional promo codes. 

Disclosure: the retail links included in this post are affiliate links.


  1. Ann says

    I love that the article focuses on “last minute shopping” given that I haven’t even started yet! Gulp.

    • Commandress says

      It happens! I usually have a freak out moment before my most productive holiday shopping day. I hope this list can prevent (or minimize) a few freak outs since there are lots of good, low-stress options.