Getting everything crossed from your gift list can be stressful, especially when it involves last-minute gifts. No time to go to the mall? No problem! Our recommendations are specifically designed for online shopping that arrives at your door in two days or less.
The items in this gift list meet one or more of these criteria:
- Gifts that take no time at all getting to your house,
- Items with which you can include a thoughtful note.
- Gifts that claim to arrive in two days or less(available for Amazon Prime users).
- Products that our researchers voted best in their respective categories.
- Items that were, at the time we put this together, under $100.
Pro tip: Make sure your chosen gifts’ estimated time of arrival is before the 25th.
10. Echo Dot
With speakers and a slick design, the Echo Dot can be used to ask Alexa to play (cheerful holiday) music, check the weather (did it finally snow?), or even set up an alarm (it is finally time to open those gifts!)
Who are these options perfect for? People looking to add a little ease to their life.
9. Fire TV Stick 4K bundle with Echo Dot
Truly the best of both worlds! This bundle includes a Fire TV Stick 4K, an incredibly powerful 4K streaming media stick that enables you to watch everything from Netflix to Disney+, coupled with an Echo Dot. “Home Alone” binge-watch, anyone?
Who are these options perfect for? Those who use technology for entertainment on a daily basis.
8. Fitness tracker
This device can track vital signs and movements while blending seamlessly into your lifestyle. If you are willing to spend a bit more for your loved ones and want to spring for a fitness tracker that is also a smartwatch and can wait a little longer, get the Versa 2.
Who are these options perfect for? Active people.
With only a small saliva sample, 23andme will send you a series of DNA-based reports that will uncover ancestry details, like where your predecessors lived, and genetic traits like whether you have a cilantro taste aversion (in case you need to know before Holiday Dinner whether you like cilantro or not).
Who are these options perfect for? People curious about their roots and health.
6. Endless and offline music
Think about it, what is better than having an ad-free music streaming experience that you don’t have to pay for? Nothing!
Who are these options perfect for? Teens, young adults, and even your partner (and you).
- Ad-free music, best for new music discovery- Spotify
Price: Students $4.99/month, Individual $9.99/month or Family $14.99
- Best Full-Service Music Platform- Apple Music
Price: Individual $9.99/month or Family $14.99/month.
5. Fire HD 8 Tablet, 16 GB or 32 GB
Looking for a tablet with a 10-hour battery, hands-free with Alexa, camera, and expandable storage? The Fire tablet has what you seek. With up to 400 GB storage via microSD and free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content, it’s the little tablet that could.
Who are these options perfect for? Those who like technology, but don’t necessarily need to have the latest tech out there.
Love someone that really likes to have fun? This NERF packs a punch, able to blast single-fire, burst-fire, and continuous fire darts to help mix up the tactical fun. It has a storage stock and includes 40 official elite foam darts to continuously use for indoor (and outdoor) games.
Who are these options perfect for? For kids, or kids at heart.
This interactive pop-up book that becomes six functional tools: a working planetarium book that projects constellations, a musical instrument, a message decoder, an infinite calendar, a geometric drawing generator, and a speaker that amplifies sound.
Who are these options perfect for? Those who love to read and explore.
2. Streaming services
There are more than 200 streaming services in the U.S. to choose from, so it is pretty possible that there is at least one streaming service on your loved ones’ wishlist.
Who are these options perfect for? Teens, young adults, and even your partner (and you, because sharing is caring).
Some examples are:
- For Classic Films lovers – The Criterion Channel
Price: $10.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
- Endless movies and TV Shows– Disney+
Price: $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
- Best On-Demand Library – Netflix
Price: Basic plan $8.99 a month, Standard plan $9.99 and Premium plan $15.99.
1. Treat themselves subscriptions
The categories you can find from subscription boxes are almost endless: shaving clubs, beauty, clothes – even food! Whatever you choose, every time your loved one gets one of these boxes, they will think of you and the time you just saved them. It’s basically an eternal gift.
Who are these options perfect for? Teens, young adults, and adults in general.
Some examples are:
Price: $12/month Glam Bag, $25/month Glam Bag Plus, $37 Combined plans.
Price: Monthly Plan: $10/month and $60/6-month
Price: Tasting $7.99-$9.99 per monthly box, Deluxe $16.50-$19.95 per monthly box and $19.99-$24.99 per monthly box.
You can send flowers online to your loved ones even if you are really far away, but if you’re close you can take them to a park, to a musical, or their favorite spot. Quality time can be the best gift of all.
Who is this option perfect for? Everyone.