Guide to Last-Minute Gifts

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The holiday season is well underway with special events, jewelry sales, holiday decorations and family gatherings all celebrating this special time of year. Whether you need to find gifts for some new additions to your holiday list or you’re struggling to find the perfect presents for your regular gift recipients, we offer high-quality last-minute gifts that are sure to impress. 

Finding Last-Minute Christmas Gifts and Holiday Presents

We offer many fast-shipping items from our fine jewelry selections. When browsing our jewelry catalogs, you can sort by Fastest Shipping or you can apply a specific shipping date to find items that ship the next business day. We also offer more personalized pieces that ship a few days after the order has been processed. With free overnight shipping on many pieces, it’s easy to find a last-minute gift. 

Review our full Blue Nile shipping policies page to learn more about lead times, shipping options and order cutoff dates. Typically, orders must be placed by 4pm EST to qualify for next-day shipping on eligible items. 

Popular Last-Minute Presents

Choose from a wide selection of fast-shipping women’s and men’s jewelry with pieces made of long-lasting silver, gold, diamonds, platinum, gemstones and more. If you need a little inspiration, we’ve curated some of our favorite quick-shipping jewelry items for the 2023 holiday season. 

Two-Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet In 14k White Gold

Two-Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet In 14k White Gold

Tennis bracelets are classic additions to any jewelry collection. Choose this two-prong white gold tennis bracelet in total carat weights ranging from 2 to 10 carats for the perfect quickshipping holiday gift that will always be in style. 

Curb Link Chain Ring In 14k Yellow Gold

Curb Link Chain Ring In 14k Yellow Gold

This stylish curb link chain ring turns this popular chain style into a wearable ring. In 14k yellow gold, it’s a durable lastminute Christmas gift or holiday present that can be worn year after year. 

Diamond Mini Drop Earrings In 14k Rose Gold

These mini diamond drop rose gold earrings combine the brilliance of diamonds with the rich colors of rose gold. They bring subtle sparkle to any outfit, making them an excellent lastminute Hanukkah gift or Christmas present

Blue Topaz Cabochon Key Pendant In Sterling Silver

Blue Topaz Cabochon Key Pendant In Sterling Silver

This blue topaz cabochon key pendant brings beautiful shades and vintage-inspired charm. It’s a modern approach to the shape of antique watch keys but it can fit perfectly in any modern style. 

24" Freshwater Cultured Pearl Strand Necklace In 14k White Gold


Effortlessly stylish freshwater pearls are perfect for any jewelry box. With its 24-inch length and white gold clasp, this cultured pearl strand necklace is perfect for anyone to wear. It’s available to ship quickly, making it an excellent last-minute Christmas gift or holiday present. 

Skinny Diamond Hoop Earrings In 14k White Gold

Skinny Diamond Hoop Earrings In 14k White Gold

These white gold diamond hoop earrings add instant sparkle, making them an excellent quick-shipping gift. The front-facing diamond settings allow these gems to bring brilliance everyone can enjoy. 

18" Large Paperclip Links Necklace In 14k Italian Yellow Gold


Give the gift of trendy jewelry with this 14k Italian yellow gold paperclip necklace. With a 5.3mm width, the links of this necklace make a stylish statement. 

8" Flat Figaro Chain Bracelet In 14k White Gold


With free fast shipping, this men’s Figaro chain bracelet makes the perfect last-minute gift. It is available in white or yellow gold. 

Cushion Cut Garnet And Diamond Accent Pendant In 14k Yellow Gold

Available in a variety of gemstones, this fast-shipping cushion cut gemstone necklace in 14k gold is an excellent last-minute Christmas gift or holiday present. Choose from gems such as garnet, peridot or opal. 

Getting Last-Minute Gifts in Time for the Holidays

We offer free fast shipping on our high-quality jewelry selection, making it easy to find the perfect last-minute gifts. Custom jewelry pieces may take longer to ship, so it’s important to pick your presents soon to ensure they arrive in time. 

If you need help determining the delivery date of a last-minute Christmas gift or holiday present, our experts are available to help. You can speak with our personal jewelers at your nearest Blue Nile jewelry store location, via our website live chat, by phone or by email. Contact us to get started on finding the perfect last-minute gifts for everyone on your list! 

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