Last Minute Gift Ideas, Express Shipping Codes, & More

Last Minute Gift Ideas, Express Shipping Codes, & More

Last minute shoppers don’t fret, many retailers are offering free or affordable shipping upgrades to get presents in time for Christmas. Today is the last day to get items shipped for free at a lot of online stores with cutoff times at midnight.

For the ladies who love makeup and beauty items, some great deals and gifts can be found at stores like Sephora. It carries makeup, perfumes, nail polishes, and even skin care lines for men. Ideas include their Fragrance Sampler Set for $50 which features 12 sample vials of designer perfume and a voucher to redeem their favorite full-sized one. Available for men or women. Great for anyone from teens to grandparents.

For teens and women who love to do their nails, OPI polish collection sets are on sale at Sephora. The Tinseltown Collector’s Set and Eight Piece Set are on sale for $33 and $19 respectively. Or try a gift certificate and throw in OPI’s Good Tidings We Bling polish as a stocking stuffer.  On sale for $7, it’s a holiday edition shade with flecks of red and green glitter for festive nails. offers free shipping on orders over $50. Today they’re including a free 2 day shipping upgrade. Expires at midnight PST December 19, 2012. Use promo code: UPS2DAY.

Bare Escentuals has an assortment of makeup kits and collections for the holidays that ladies would enjoy. Their site is offering $5 rush shipping on any order. Use coupon code: RUSHSHIP 2012.  Offer expires at 11:59PM PST December 19, 2012. See for details.

If you want to impress her with some bling, try a pair of diamond and sapphire hoop earrings (Item# JWL 10536) on sale for $59.99 at Shipping is free with delivery in time for Christmas if ordered by 11am EST December 20, 2012.’s Deal of the Day features a 1 and a quarter carat Tanzanite and Diamond Ring for $399 (normally $909). Free 2nd Day shipping. Also save an extra 10% off when buying 2 or more items. No codes required.

For the men and gadget lovers, a variety of deals can still be found at retailers like Adorama and B&H. carries an assortment of photo and video equipment as well as electronics. Order by 7pm EST today and receive upgraded shipping for only $1.95. In addition, select items on the site are eligible for free 2 day shipping.

B&H Photo Video also carries equipment for the amateur or professional photographer, videographer, musician, or electronics lover. Select items are available for free overnight shipping. See for details.

For a new pair of designer shades, has a deal. Purchase a pair of regularly-priced sunglasses and get a second pair for $50 off. Use code 50OFF 2.  Order by 2 pm EST, December 20, 2012 and receive free 2 day shipping. Select 2nd Day Shipping at checkout. No code required.

Some apparel retailers are sharing free shipping upgrades as well. is offering a free shipping upgrade with purchase of standard shipping through today.

Victoria’s Secret is giving shoppers who spend $100 or more on their site free shipping along with a 2nd Day Express Upgrade through 11:59 EST December 20, 2012. Use code SHIP2Day at checkout. Plus add a sequin clutch and lip gloss to your order for only $10. Use code SEQUIN10 at checkout. Under the Beauty section, fragrance gift sets are on sale for 25% off. No code necessary. See for details.

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Sierra Tajen is a freelance writer. Always on the hunt for a good bargain, she loves sharing the latest deals and steals with her readers.

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