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10 last-minute gifts and gift cards that can save Christmas

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It's Christmas Eve and you're short one or two gifts. No need to panic. There are still plenty of last-minute gifts you can get without having to leave the house. In some cases you'll need to be a Prime member (sign up for Prime here (opens in new tab)) or Walmart Plus member (sign up for Walmart Plus here (opens in new tab)). 

Additionally, your chances of getting same-day delivery greatly increase if you live in a large metropolitan area. For instance, December 24 is the last day Prime members can make purchases with same-day delivery. (It's free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35; otherwise, it's $2.99 for orders below $35).

The Apple Store is also offering free 2-hour delivery in select cities. (Make sure to check out our Christmas 2021 shipping deadlines for more cut-off times).

So before your guests arrive, here are some last-minute gift ideas to save Christmas. 

Last minute gifts with pickup or delivery

Fire TV Stick 4K Max: was $54 now $34 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for the first time. In our review (opens in new tab), we named it the best Fire TV device Amazon's ever made. Why? For starters, it has a new quad-core CPU and a 750MHz GPU that helps speed the load time of apps like Netflix and Disney Plus. The remote also sports a new Live TV button, which is a nice perk for cord cutters. (You'll need to sign into your Prime account to see the expedited shipping option). 

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (1 month): was $14 now $1 @ MS Store (opens in new tab)
Want to give Xbox Game Pass Ultimate a try? Currently, the Microsoft Store is offering one month of access for just $1, which is over 90% off.

Disney Plus: 1-year for $79 @ Disney (opens in new tab)
Disney Plus gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics, Star Wars, Marvel, and more. Disney Plus costs $7.99 per month, but if you opt for the one-year subscription, you'll pay just $79.99. The service is a great cable replacement if you're looking to save some cash. 

Apple: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has an epic deal on Apple gift cards. Spend $100 or more on an Apple gift card and you'll get a $10 Amazon credit on your account. Use coupon "APPLEDIGITAL" at checkout to get this deal. 

Magic Bullet: was $39 now $15 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
A $15 Magic Bullet is an insane deal. Not only is this blender dirt cheap, but the Magic Bullet holds a spot in our list of best blenders (opens in new tab). This is an especially great deal for athletes because you can make a ton of different health shakes and smoothies. Just add your protein powder of choice and you're set! It can also be used to make pasta sauces and guac. It's available for in-store pickup in select locations only. 

Adidas: $50 gift card for $40 @ Adidas (opens in new tab)
Through December 31, Adidas is offering $50 Adidas gift cards for just $40. Pair it with the end-of-year 50% off sale (opens in new tab) to stretch your dollar the most. 

All-new Kindle: was $89 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Kindle features a 6-inch screen and an adjustable front light that lets you read for hours, whether it's night or day. Plus, a single battery charge will last you weeks. This deal also includes three free months of Kindle Unlimited.

Bose SoundLink Micro: was $119 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The SoundLink Micro is a compact, portable speaker you can take on the road. The Bluetooth speaker is waterproof (IPX7 certified) and offers up to 6 hours of play time off a single charge. It can also be paired with another SoundLink speaker to create a stereo mode. 

Chromebook sale: from $119 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Chromebooks are inexpensive laptops that run Google's Chrome OS. As a result, they tend to pack slightly less powerful specs than Windows machines. (Although there are some Chromebooks with heftier spec sheets). As past of its last-minute deals — Best Buy has select machines on sale from $119. Same-day delivery is available in select locations, or opt for in-store pickup. 

Unlocked 64GB Motorola Moto G Power (2021): was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
There are multiple versions of the Moto G Power out there, but the 2021 model lasts the longest and has a better processor than the 2022 version. There's still time to get this ultra-affordable phone delivered in time for Christmas. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.