Weekend deals: Last-minute gifts

Last Updated June 2019

Christmas is just a few days away, but if you are like many shoppers, you still have at least one gift to buy. Or maybe you are a last-minute shopper who is starting to panic.

Regardless of the number of names that remain on your list, there is still time to find gifts that have a chance of arriving in time for Christmas morning. Amazon is offering two-day shipping on many items, and even one- and same-day shipping in some areas.

However, there's truly no time to waste. We've even helped you with your down-to-the-wire search with a few of our favorite deals that are available this weekend. They might get there in time for Christmas, but they offer great value and will arrive comfortably before the new year if you act now.

1. All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet

A new tablet makes a nice gift for almost anyone, from students to seniors. It's an even better gift when it's a top-selling model at an unbeatable price. The Amazon Fire HD 8 is on sale for only $49.99, which is a 38% savings off the usual price. It's an updated model that is easy to set up and use and features a 8-inch screen that is practical for playing games, streaming movies, and browsing the web.

2. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling, with Alexa

If you want to impress someone with sound quality they'll love, check out the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Headphones. Not only do they produce the rich, balanced sound you'd expect from Bose, but they also do an outstanding job canceling out noise for an enhanced listening experience. Other appealing features include Alexa capability, comfortable wear, long battery life, and a money-saving price. Get them in time for gift-giving for just $299 — $50 off the list price.

3. Toys that appeal to girls and boys

Paw Patrol Action Pack Pups 3pk Figure Set

K'NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App

A lot of shoppers scramble to find a great toy that kids will love. That's why we picked out two versatile toys that both girls and boys will love. The Paw Patrol Action Pack Pups 2-Pack Figure set is perfect for young fans, and includes Marshal, Skye, and Rubble. Kids will find them fun to play with by themselves, or along with other Paw Patrol toys. That's a lot of potential for fun for only $12.21.

We also love the K'NEX Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set that puts youngsters' creativity, building skills, and imagination to the test. It features over 800 pieces plus a motor for building an action-packed roller coaster, and comes with access to the Ride It! app for hours of interactive fun. Grab one now for the little builder in your life for $72.99, a worthwhile markdown from the regular $119.99 price tag.

4. Instant Pot Ultra 3-Qt. 10-in-1 Multi-Use Cooker

Give the gift of easy, versatile meal prep with the Instant Pot Ultra 3-Quart 10-in-1 Multi-Use Cooker. It's on sale for $89.99. This handy gadget works like both a slow cooker and pressure cooker, plus it can steam, saute, warm, sterilize, bake, make yogurt, and more. It's also simple to use, and has a reasonably small footprint so it's easy to store when mealtime is over.

5. Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

Once the holidays have come and gone, goals of self-improvement and fitness are on almost everyone's mind. That's why a fitness tracker makes a great gift. The Fitbit Zip offers a small, portable design that's easy to clip onto clothing while tracking steps, burned calories, and activity for monitoring fitness goals. It's also water-resistant, provides long battery life, and syncs easily to a smartphone via Bluetooth. At $79.99, it's an affordable and practical gift that will get your loved one on the right fitness track in the new year.


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Written by:
  • Jennifer