7 Last-Minute Christmas Sweaters You Can Still Buy, In Case You're Procrastinating

by Caroline Burke

The holiday season, also known as the age of procrastination, is upon us, and with so many deadlines and parties and gift swaps, it really isn't your fault for forgetting a thing or two. After all, Beyoncé is the only person who can take 24 hours and turn that into 30. The rest of us are mere mortals who could use a little help now and again, which is why it's essential to know where to buy last-minute Christmas sweaters so you don't actually have to admit the slip-up to anyone else.

A good, tacky Christmas sweater is the ultimate closet necessity. Sure, you'll only wear it one or two times a year, but how many times have you groaned and kicked yourself for not already having one? The fact of the matter is that we live in a world where a gaudy Christmas sweater is a point of currency, and the faster you have one, the easier your life will be (bonus points when you don't have to bear the brunt of shipping costs).

It doesn't truly feel like the holidays until you've worn a brutally colorful Christmas sweater adorned with sequins, pompoms, and maybe even some wordplay. Here are seven last-minute Christmas sweater options with great deals for shipping so you can get your hands on them ASAP.

If You're A Mean One (Mr. Grinch)
Urban Outfitters

Grinch Holiday Sweater, $69, Urban Outfitters

This sweater basically represents the edgy side of the Christmas sweater industry, although let's be real, who says you can't wear the Grinch on your chest all year round?

Bonus points if you order two of these bad boys: Orders over $50 are free at Urban Outfitters.

If You're Obsessed With Unicorns
Tipsy Elves

Women's Santa Unicorn Ugly Sweater, $39, Tipsy Elves

In my personal opinion, anything with a unicorn is doubly improved from what it was before. The idea of Santa's sleigh being powered by unicorns — unicorns with Christmas-themed horns, no less — is so fantastical that it honestly makes me want to scream.

Tipsy Elves offers guaranteed delivery by Dec. 21 for $7, and all the Christmas sweaters are currently on sale, so get to it!

Because A Panda Wearing A Scarf Is Just Really Cute
Forever 21

Merry Christmas Holiday Sweater, $27.90, Forever 21

Sometimes you want to find a holiday sweater that bucks tradition, because you're a hipster and that's a year-round lifestyle. This panda Christmas sweater is kind of confusing in the best way possible, especially since pandas are by far the most random animal in the entire animal kingdom.

Forever 21 offers free shipping for orders over $50, and if you spend $75, you can upgrade to express shipping for $4.

For When You're Rollin' With The Snowmies

Women's Chillin With My Snowmies Long Sleeve Ugly Christmas Sweater, $27.99, Target

There's nothing better than some good old-fashioned holiday wordplay to get you in the mood for a Christmas party with a bunch of co-workers you try not to make a point of socializing with outside of the office.

Target is killing the shipping game, offering free standard shipping through Dec. 23, and providing in-store pickup options, as well.

Hoodies Are Just As Festive As Sweaters

Hooded Christmas Sweatshirt, $24.99, H&M

This Christmas sweater has a slightly more sophisticated vibe, and it's kind of perfect if you just happen to get really cold really easily. Throw that hood on, and you're good to go.

Order this sweater before Dec. 18 to guarantee shipping by Christmas, and, if you can get your order over $40, you'll enjoy free shipping with H&M. Hells to the yes.

If You Low-Key Think Santa's A Perv

ThisWear Mom Knows I'm Real Winking Santa Christmas Sweatshirt, $42.50, Amazon

I've always found the lyrics in the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" to be extremely creepy, but if that's your jam, this is the sweater to accompany your karaoke performance.

Amazon offers free shipping, and if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get two-day free shipping, as well.

Pompoms Are Life

American Rag Men's Christmas Tree Hoodie, $19.99, Macy's

This might be my favorite Christmas sweater of all time, because seriously, look at those little pompoms! The whole sweater gives off a dinosaur vibe, too, which I'm very into for reasons I cannot explain.

Macy's offers free shipping for the holidays, so you can buy this sweater without extra costs weighing you down, making it the easiest purchase of your life.