13 Stores that Offer Fast Gift Delivery (Including Same Day)

We’ve all been there, you look at the calendar and realize it’s your mom’s, BFF’s, or sister’s birthday. Now what?

Flowers and candy are great, but that gets old, especially if you already did that last year. How do you make it look like you didn’t forget your loved one’s special day?

Fortunately today many stores offer fast gift delivery, some even offer same-day gift delivery. 

Here’s everything you must know.

5 Gift Stores Offering Fast and Unique Gift Delivery

Sometimes you just want something unique for your loved one – something that says ‘I remembered your special day.’ At these 5 stores, you’ll find unique and memorable gifts that can be shipped fast – usually as soon as the next day. 

Of course, all next-day or same-day gift delivery depends on whether the items are in stock, so always check with the store to make sure the item you want is available. 

1. GiftsforyouNow.com

If you’re looking for a gift to send the next day, GiftsforyouNow.com has a wide selection of personalized gifts that will make you look like you spent weeks figuring out what to buy. From personalized ornaments and doormats to coffee mugs, frames, jewelry, and more there is something for everyone here.

Their standard shipping arrives in 5 – 7 business days, but if you’re willing to pay, you can get your order delivered as soon as the next day. They also have options for 2-3 day and 3-4 day delivery if you want to save money on shipping. 

2. Uncommon Goods

If you’re unsure what to get your gift recipient, Uncommon Goods has just about anything you can think of and then some. You’ll find unique and thoughtful gifts that are sure to speak to you. They aren’t your typical coffee mug and jewelry website – they offer gifts that cater to a person’s tastes and are a lot of fun.

Shop for gifts for him, her, or even kids and get them delivered as quickly as the next business day (for an upcharge). Their economy shipping takes 8 – 9 days, but if you’ll pay a little bit for faster shipping, your loved ones can have their gifts much faster.

3. Sugarfina

Do you have someone on your list with a sweet tooth? Sugarfina offers unique candies that are sure to put a smile on your recipient’s face. They aren’t your typical basket or box of candy. They sell candy bento boxes and candy trunks for a fancy way to surprise your loved ones.

Standard shipping is 5 – 7 days, but you can pay for expedited (2 -3 business days) or express (1-2 business days) and get the gift there much faster. 

4. Happy Planner

Is there someone on your list that loves to be super organized? The Happy Planner offers incredibly unique planners that are sure to delight the organizer in your life. They offer a wide selection of planners, notes, stickers, and accessories that are sure to delight many people on your list.

Their standard delivery takes 3 – 5 days, but you can pay for expedited shipping if you place your order by 1 PM PST. Your order will be delivered in 1 – 2 days then.

5. Pop Chart Lab

If you have a fanatic on your list, get them a gift they’ll treasure forever from Pop Chart Lab. They sell prints of everyone’s favorite things, which your recipient can gently scratch off each item as they visit or use them and have a memorable print to hang on their wall.

Whether you have a whisky-lover, houseplants collector, The Office fanatic, or world traveler on your list, there is sure to be a print for everyone on your list. Standard shipping is 4 – 7 business days but you can pay for 1 – 2 day shipping when you’re in a hurry.

Stores Offering the Same Day Gift Delivery

If you’re really in a bind and want to let that special someone in your life know you’re thinking of them, here are the top stores that offer same-day gift delivery.

1. Amazon

You know you’ll find something for everyone on your list at Amazon. Whether you want something ‘common’ or unique, you’re bound to find it on Amazon. If you’re in a big hurry and need it the same day, you’ll need an Amazon Prime account and to find items available to ship the same day.

Amazon offers a window for same-day delivery that can go as late as midnight, so pay attention to the times if you’re concerned about when they deliver. 

2. Best Buy

Do you have an electronics fanatic on your list? You’re in luck because Best Buy offers same-day delivery in many markets. They also partner with Instacart for same-day delivery, but Instacart prices are much higher than the prices you’ll find on the Best Buy website. You’re better off ordering directly from Best Buy and paying the $5.99 delivery fee if it’s available in your area

3. Bed Bath and Beyond

You’ll find many gift options at Bed Bath & Beyond, especially for the homeowner or new college student. Bed Bath & Beyond offers same-day delivery for a fee of $9.99. Just browse their site and look for items marked with ‘same day shipping.’ 

A Bed Bath & Beyond Personal Shopper will pick your order and deliver it to your doorstep or your recipient’s doorstep. 

4. Macy’s

Get your special someone a gift from Macy’s and get same-day delivery. Whether you’re shopping for household goods, clothing, or personal items such as perfume, cologne, jewelry, or purses, Macy’s has something for everyone.

Same-day delivery costs $15 for items marked ‘free shipping and $25.95 for items not earmarked for free standard shipping. Once you place your order you have only 15 minutes to change your mind so make sure you want it before you checkout.

5. Bloomingdale’s

Send your loved one their favorite items from Bloomingdale’s and get same-day delivery on thousands of products. It will cost you standard shipping depending on the size of your order plus a $20 fee. If you’re a Bloomingdale Loyalist, you’ll only pay the $20 fee and not the standard shipping fee. 

6. Ulta Beauty

Give the beauty fanatic on your list a wonderful surprise with same-day delivery from Ulta. The service is available in select markets, which you can check here. If available, you buy products like you normally would online, just make sure they say ‘in stock at your store.’ At checkout, you can choose same-day delivery and you’ll get notifications when your gift is on its way. The fee for same-day delivery is $9.99 no matter the size of the order. 

7. Sephora

If your recipient is more of a Sephora gal, you can get same-day delivery there too. You can order your gifts online or on the app and they’ll have them delivered via Uber. It’s available only in select markets, though, so check availability.

You can see which products are eligible for same-day delivery online and you must place your order by 4 PM. The fee is $6.95 for same-day delivery at Sephora. 

8. Michael’s

For the crafters on your list, you can send everything they need and love from Michael’s with same-day delivery. You must order by 2 PM and you’ll pay a $9.99 delivery fee, but you can get your loved one a special gift, whether it’s craft supplies or an incredible flower arrangement, wreath, or other home decor items the same day. 

FAQs – Fast Gift Delivery

What is same-day delivery?

Same-day delivery is something you order today and is delivered today. With the many delivery services available today, it’s more common than you think, but be prepared to pay for it. If you order something via Instacart or Shipt, the prices will likely be higher or you won’t be able to take advantage of store sales, so keep that in mind.

Many stores, however, offer their own services allowing you to take advantage of sale prices and pay $9.99 – $25.95 for the delivery.

What should you look for in same-day or fast gift delivery?

Before you agree to pay the fees for same-day delivery, read the fine print. Most importantly, is the product in stock at your store? If it’s not in stock, the store can’t deliver it the same day and you’re back at square one.

Most stores show availability online so it’s easy to tell if a product is available or not. If you aren’t sure, call the customer service line before placing the order.

What’s the difference between Instacart and store delivery?

Instacart (or Shipt) are third-party services that partner with retail stores to deliver items. Some stores, like Michaels, for example, do their own deliveries. Other stores though use Instacart or Shipt to shop the orders and deliver them. These third-party companies have their own websites where you shop the products and pay their fees. They don’t offer sale prices or deals, so you’ll likely pay more with these services.

Can you get free same-day delivery?

Most stores charge a hefty fee for same-day delivery even if you spend a lot of money. They have to pay the driver to pick and deliver the products, which means most stores charge a fee, but it may not cost as much as you think.

Final Thoughts – Fast Gift Delivery

Today it’s much easier to find unique gifts to send for same-day or next-day delivery other than flowers or candy. It’s a great way to ensure your loved ones get the gifts you want them to have without you having to admit you forgot and the gift will be arriving late!

Kim Pinnelli is a personal finance freelance writer and koopy.com contributor. She lives in the Chicago suburbs, writing from home for the last 13 years. Kim enjoys helping people understand personal finances and writes on topics about saving money, investing, planning for retirement, and ways to increase income. In her free time, Kim enjoys hanging out with her 3 children, reading, crocheting, and spending time outdoors.

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