Christmas is coming soon, and if you’re a little behind on any gift shopping, December 22nd (today) is the last day that anything ordered with Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping will be guaranteed to arrive by end of day on December 24th.
So whether you’re still scrambling for a last-minute present, need some holiday supplies, or just really would like to avoid the general chaos of the malls this week, today’s your final chance to get things on time with free shipping from Amazon. (If you’d really like to wait until the last minute, December 23rd is the last day for Amazon’s one-day delivery, but keep in mind that’ll cost extra.)
For those who need help getting started with a last-minute present idea, we’ve put together a few suggestions of the best Prime-eligible gifts below. And of course, if you’re looking for more ideas, The Verge Holiday Gift Guide is always a great place to browse.
Video game consoles
Both Microsoft and Sony have extended their Black Friday deals of $50 off the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 through December 24th. Prime shipping is included. Virtual reality more your thing? Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are both in stock for free two-day shipping as well.
- Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle, $249
- PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle, $229.96
- Oculus Rift, $599.99
- HTC Vive, $799.99
Naturally, Amazon offers free two-day shipping for all its products, and it’s still running sales on the latest Paperwhite through Christmas. Unfortunately, while the Echo and Echo Dot are still discounted, both are sold out online.
- Kindle Paperwhite, $99.99
- Kindle, $79.99
- Kindle Voyage, $199.99
- Kindle Oasis, $289.99
- Fire TV, $89.99
Sometimes the best gift is a useful one. So while a battery pack or remote control might not be the flashiest gift, your intended recipient will probably appreciate them nonetheless.
- Anker PowerCore 20100, $39.99
- AmazonBasics Lightning cables, $11.98
- Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 cable, $8.99
- Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote, $298
- UE Megaboom speaker, $198
- AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack, $39.95
- GliderGloves touchscreen gloves, $17.50
Whether you’re looking for wireless running earbuds, noise-canceling headphones that will block out those talkative people on your flight home, or just some great-sounding cans, we’ve got some suggestions for you.
- B&O Play BeoPlay H6, $278.97
- JLab Audio Epic2, $99.99
- Bose QuietComfort 35, $349
- Zero Audio Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT, $44.87
- Status Audio CB-1, $79
Chances are you’re spending time with your family this weekend, and what better way to do that than with some fun board games?
Amazon is one of the biggest booksellers in the world, and almost all its titles offer Prime shipping. Here are a few suggestions of some great books from this year that could make a great gift for the bookworm in your life.
- Hamilton: The Revolution, $27
- Time Travel: A History, $17.70
- Crosstalk, $18.25
- Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, $17.50
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