Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and you just had a thought…
There’s one more gift you wished you would have bought!

We’ve all been there. You’ve been searching for the perfect gift all season long only to realize that Christmas is days away, and now you’re scrambling. Finding that perfect gift can be tricky. Especially when you want to make every effort to make it truly memorable and exciting for someone you care about.

Luckily, we’ve got some fun and unique gifts right here at Cracker Barrel in our online store to help you check it off your list. If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or something extra to throw in their stocking, here are some fresh ideas. (And, you won’t even have to fight the mall traffic!)

(NOTE: Last day to order online is Tuesday, December 14 to get your gifts in time for Christmas, so order today!)

Gifts for the Harry Potter Fan

Hogwarts is here at Cracker Barrel! Whether they’re a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor, you can create a little extra magic for their Christmas by gifting something fun, like a Harry Potter Broom pen, a Hogwarts Express Sock Box, a Harry Potter bank, or even a Platform 9 3/4 keychain for their next adventure.

Gifts for the Planner

Help them never miss an important date or event in 2022 with the right calendar. We’ve got a whole variety of different styles to choose from box calendars to wall calendars. Give them a daily dose of brainpower with a Jeopardy or This Day in History box calendar. Revisit their favorite moments from their go-to TV show calendar, or be inspired with beautiful imagery every month from everybody’s favorite happy painter, Bob Ross.

Gifts for the Grill Master

Spring will be here before you know it, and that means time to break out the BBQ! Add some extra spice to their life (and their cooking) with a BBQ Grilling Sampler, or simply toss in a bottle of some Bone Suckin’ Seasoning or Habernero Sauce in their stocking for an extra kick of Christmas cheer.

Gifts for Gameday Fans

Prepare and serve up snacks in gameday style with a Baseball or Football Bamboo Cutting Board and Serving Tray. Or let them watch their kids after school games with some added flair and comfort in a Star Wars or Coca-Cola-themed portable sports chair. Add in a little extra care by throwing in their favorite snack or old-time candy for the perfect sweet and salty combo.

Gifts to Keep Them Caffeinated

Got a coffee drinker or someone that can’t leave without their favorite beverage in hand? Help them always stay alert and/or hydrated in the new year with a fun tumbler. Search our assortment of tumblers and other drinkware to find one that perfectly fits their personality.

Gifts for the Music Fan

We love music at Cracker Barrel, and we’ve got a whole bunch of ways to help you find a great gift for the music lover on your list. Find their favorite artist on vinyl, surprise them with a retro speaker or radio, or encourage them to pursue their musical aspirations and learn how to play their favorite carols with a deluxe concert keyboard.

Gifts for Cuddling

In the words of Buddy the Elf, “does someone need a hug?” Gift them a super-soft plush, perfect for snuggling up with by a warm fire on a cold winter’s night. We’ve got plushes of all sizes, from small to large, featuring your favorite characters like Dumbo, Tigger, and other super-cute animals, And of course the super popular, Squishmallows!

Gifts of Silver & Gold

Give their Christmas a little bit of shimmer and sparkle with a beautiful necklace or bangle bracelet. How about one of our exquisite collectible keepsake boxes for all their precious metals and trinkets? Unicorn fans will love our exclusive Decorative Unicorn Box, or you can choose from other animals like an Eagle or a Yorkshire Puppy. Perfect for holding five golden rings (but probably not four calling birds).

Gifts to Help Them Feel Great  

Winter can be rough on the skin! Help them combat the dry winter weather by adding a scented lotion to their stocking or gifting them a basket of spa essentials to help them relax. A pair of Moisturizing Gel Gloves or some Burts Bees & Popsocket Lip Balm or Badger Balm is a great choice. Or bundle up some cozy pajama pants with a comfy pair of slippers for a quiet evening of Netflix binging and takeout for the perfect night in.  

Gifts for their Sweet Tooth

It wouldn’t be a jolly holiday without getting a chance to indulge in some Christmas treats. Give them a Tennessee confection that’s been a favorite for over 100 years with a recipe that’s been passed down for generations. This collection of 12 Moon Pies come in a giftable tin and is perfect for sharing.

Gifts that Save Time

Speaking of takeout, there is no better gift than the gift of some extra me-time, especially at Christmastime. How about gifting them a homestyle meal that is both super easy and delicious?  Our Heat n’ Serve meals are ready in just two steps and go from oven to table in less than 3 hours. Choose from our Holiday Ham Family Meal or Feast or NEW Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner. It’s a Christmas meal made with care and the perfect way to help them relieve some holiday stress by letting us take care of the cooking.

Can’t be with your loved ones on Christmas? Send them the ultimate care package with good tidings from Cracker Barrel. Check out our Holiday Offerings page for our Christmas meal options, plus some yummy desserts.  

When You Can’t Decide…

What if you’re shopping for that person that has everything? Maybe you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for a co-worker. Christmas is stressful enough, so sometimes it’s best to leave it up to them to find a gift that really jingles their bells.

Our gift cards are good for anything in our restaurant, retail store, or online at Perfect for the last-minute gift idea or an added bonus in the stocking. Send it instantly with an e-gift card or in Santa’s sleigh right to their doorstep.

Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration, and hopefully, we’ve helped!  For more last-minute gift ideas, make sure to visit our Great Gifts section and our other Collections in our online store.

Happy gift giving to all and to all a good night!


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