January 24, 2022

Beat Schermerhorn

Home Improvement

14 of the Best Last-Minute Gifts You Can Pick Up at Lowe’s

With the next-level nesting we’ve all done over the past year, our collective desire for home improvement has never been higher. So when you need a holiday gift fast, some of the best bets are goods that will help any house run smoother or feel more inviting.

Need ideas? Browse this roundup of crowd-pleaser, endlessly useful, on-hand-at-the-11th-hour picks*.

*Available while supplies last. Availability varies by market.


Brushless Cordless Drill Kit

A one-and-done cordless drill will amplify any household’s tool kit. With its powerful motor, long-lasting battery, and comfy ergonomic handle, this one is sure to satisfy even the most discerning Mr./Ms. Fix It.


Nest Cam (Battery) – 2 Pack


Sleek and infinitely useful, this twin pack of battery-powered security cams allows for a 24/7 bird’s eye view of any stoop, offering long-term piece of mind (porch pirates begone!). Wireless and weather-resistant, they can be placed anywhere—inside or out—with a magnetic mount that makes installation a snap.  


POWER+ Handheld Cordless Electric Leaf Blower

A no-brainer upgrade to their oh-so-basic rake, this blower spews out air at impressively high-force levels. With up to 90 minutes of run time, there’s ample battery life to banish all the snow, rocks, mud, and soggy leaves that cross your path.


Blackstone 36-in Flat Top Griddle


Anyone who’s big on entertaining will adore this way-more-than-just-a-grill appliance. In a way, it’s essentially the most efficient outdoor kitchen ever, packed with user-friendly details like four independently controlled cooking zones, plentiful shelving, wheels, and paper towel and garbage bag holders. Plus, with its clean lines and all black façade, this propane-fueled powerhouse blends seamlessly with any patio setup.


6-Gallon Air Compressor 3-Tool Combo Kit

Take a shot at giving the perfect present with this made-in-the-US, pro-carpenter-grade nail gun and air compressor. It’s a powerful aid for home improvement projects galore, and lightweight and easy to store—plus, it makes adding air to tires (or pool inflatables, balls, or bike wheels) a breeze.


Botvac D6 Robotic Vacuum

Neato Robotics

Who doesn’t want a sparkling clean house, without ever lifting a finger? This clever Wifi-enabled robotic vac does just that, removing dust, pet hair, and dirt from all types of floors on autopilot. The Neato app lets you control your vac no matter where you are, and enables you to set boundaries so it won’t bump into doggie bowls or the corner of a console as it goes.


29-Bottle Stainless Steel Wine Chiller

Oenophiles will appreciate this handsome dual-zone wine fridge, which can be set with different temperatures for perfectly chilled reds and whites. With its 29-bottle capacity, touch screen control panel, softly lit interior, and wooden shelves, it has a decidedly luxurious feel too.


Exclusively at Lowe’s

Pro Series Pellet Grill

This heavy-duty machine is a grand gesture gift for meat lovers and outdoor entertainers. It smokes, grills, bakes, roasts, sears, and braises while holding a steady temperature from 180 to 500 degrees. It’s Wifi and Bluetooth enabled, too, so they can use the Smoke IT app to monitor their cooking from their phone while they schmooze.


Nest Audio Smart Speaker


There’s great gifting potential in this nifty smart speaker, which streams music with a voice command. They’ll love the sound quality, of course, but also the sleek, compact design (available in five modern colors, in-store and online) that can blend seamlessly with the rest of their decor.


Exclusively at Lowe’s

5.8-Quart Air Fryer

Help them cook faster and healthier with this feature-rich air fryer, which has rapid air technology to ensure even heating. They’ll also love the non-stick coating for easy clean up, plethora of preset functions, and generous 5.8 quart capacity, which means plenty of perfectly cooked fries to go around.


LED Camping Lantern

Whether or not camping is on the docket, this battery-operated mini LED lantern is an asset for activities and gatherings outdoors. (It also doubles as a flashlight!) As rugged as they come, it’s waterproof and equipped with rubber edges and a non-slip grip.


Toy Work Bench

Got a would-be woodworker on your list? This scaled-down toy workbench looks satisfyingly just like the grown-up version, and comes with dozens of tools—from hacksaw to hammer—for hours of imaginative play. Bonus: It breaks down neatly into its own carrying case for easy storage.


Exclusively at Lowe’s

Cream Fabric Basket

Give them this tassled, tailored-looking linen basket, which works in literally any type of space as the ultimate catchall. They can fill it with rolled towels in a closet, folded napkins on a shelf, books on a nightstand—or leave it empty for whenever odds and ends start piling up.


Nest Learning Thermostat


Turn up the dial on their smart home–style of living with this slickest, smartest of thermostats, which figures out a household’s preferred temperatures and programs itself. If you’re away, the temp automatically turns itself down to save energy, and it also works with Alexa or Google Assistant so they can adjust the heat with a voice command.

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