Last-minute gifts live blog — what you can get before Christmas – Tom’s Guide

December 25 is almost here, but there are still plenty of last-minute Christmas gifts available online. Whether you’re shopping for your parents, spouse, friends, or yourself, retailers are still offering various last-minute Christmas gifts that can arrive on time. 

Your chances of getting your gifts before the big day increase if you’re an Amazon Prime or Walmart Plus member. Alternatively, some stores may let you opt for in-store pickup to get your last-minute gift. Either way, the Tom’s Guide team is here to bring you the best last-minute Christmas gifts and ideas and ensure you have a happy and stress-free festive season.

Last-minute Christmas gifts


Amazon Echo Auto

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Wan to bring Alexa on the road? The Echo Auto does exactly that. It connects to your car stereo via auxiliary input and the Alexa app on your phone, allowing the voice assistance to speak through your car’s stereo. Eight microphones and far-field technology make sure your voice will be heard, even over the roar of the open road.

Amazon Echo Auto: for $49 @ Amazon

Blink Outdoor Camera deal

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Protect your home and save big at the same time with this last-minute gift idea at Amazon. The retailer has the Blink Outdoor Camera — one of the best outdoor security cameras — on sale for $59.99. This camera is weather resistant and captures full HD footage you can view from your phone or Echo Show. Plus, its batteries will last for up to two years on a charge. You’ll get motion alerts on your phone, and you can speak to visitors thanks to two-way audio support. All in all, a quality budget camera, now at an even better price.

Blink Outdoor Camera: was $99 now $59 @ Amazon

Apple Watch 7

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This is as epic as it gets when it comes to last-minute Christmas deals. Amazon (and Walmart) have the Apple Watch 7 on sale for $339. That’s $60 off and $10 cheaper than their Black Friday/Cyber Monday price. This model features a larger display and blood oxygen sensors to help with health monitoring. It also comes with a brighter, always-on Retina display, Bluetooth connectivity, and an ECG app. Amazon will ship before Christmas, but you can also do shipping/in-store pickup via Walmart. 

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): was $399 now $339 @ Amazon

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm):
was $399 now $339 @ Walmart

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE stood on a table with its keyboard cover and an S Pen magnetically attached to the top

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This year I’ve been very impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE. Although it’s an Android tablet, it doesn’t deserve its friends’ bad reputation. In fact in some ways I’ve grown to love it more than my iPad. Which is why it’s great that it’s on sale. It’s got a huge 12.4-inch screen with thin bezels, a lengthy battery life, and it also comes with Samsung’s S-Pen. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was $529 now $429 @ Amazon

Disney Plus

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If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that doesn’t require shipping — and doesn’t seem like an afterthought — Disney Plus is an excellent idea. Disney Plus is one of the best streaming services, and why wouldn’t it be? Disney controls a frankly frightening number of properties, from Marvel to Star Wars to Disney’s own animated canon, to The Simpsons (all 30+ seasons, and counting). At $7.99 per month, it’s one of the cheaper streaming services out there, and a lot of the content is available in 4K resolution with HDR color palettes, too. You can gift it to someone for $79.99.

Disney Plus 1-year subscription: for $79 @ Disney

Apple AirPods Pro

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I’m a huge fan of my AirPods Pro, so I’m glad to see that they’re back in stock at Amazon. Plus, they can ship in time for Christmas. (Though I would order fast because I’ve noticed that the Christmas shipping guarantee isn’t always there). The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. Yes, they’ve been cheaper, but this is still an excellent price. 

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon

Oculus Quest 2

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It’s not on sale, but the excellent Oculus Quest 2 is in stock at Amazon and ready to ship in time for Christmas. 

In our review, we called the Oculus Quest 2 the best VR headset you can buy. It has an impressive game library, intuitive controls, and good built-in audio, all of which makes this one of the best overall virtual reality headsets to date. 

Oculus Quest 2: for $299 @ Amazon

Roku Express 4K Plus

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I’ve already told you about one great last-minute Roku deal, now here’s another: you can grab the Roku Express 4K Plus for $24 at Amazon right now. That’s $15 off its usual price of $39, and the joint lowest price we’ve seen for it all year.  

If you order right now — and have Amazon Prime — it will arrive tomorrow (December 22), giving you plenty of time to wrap it if it’s a gift, or set it up if you just want it for watching festive TV. 

Roku Express 4K Plus (2021): was $39 now $24 @ Amazon

Xbox Series S Fortnite Rocket League Bundle

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I don’t know how this is still in stock/available, but here’s an epic deal for Xbox fans: Amazon has the Xbox Series S Fortnite & Rocket League Bundle on sale for $299. Plus, it’ll ship in time for Christmas delivery. This Xbox Series S bundle includes free Fortnite and Rocket League game downloads as well as 1,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) and 1,000 Rocket League credits (in-game currency).  

Xbox Series S Bundle: for $299 @ Amazon

Apple gift card

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Heads up, Apple fans! 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. Gift cards arrive within minutes of purchase (and you can even schedule them), so this is great for any last-minute Christmas gifts. Make sure to check out our guide to the best online gift cards for more deals and gift card ideas. 

Apple Gift Card: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Amazon

person holding Roku Streaming Stick 4K remote

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Amazon has the Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021 model) on sale for just $39. That’s $10 off and a no-brainer if you’re looking to make your TV smarter. This new Roku has it all, including access to all the major streaming services, a sleek design that plugs into your TV, and 4K resolution with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support. Plus, you can quickly search for content using the included voice remote. 

Roku Streaming Stick 4K: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart promo image with black friday tag superimposed

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There aren’t many PS5 exclusives right now, which is probably some comfort for the legions of people who still can’t get one. But the exclusives we have are pretty spectacular, and the best one is still on sale. Best Buy has reduced the price of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to $49 — $20 less than the $70 MSRP. In our review, we said this game gets just about everything right, offering great gameplay, graphics and story, all without alienating new and old players alike. If you have a PS5, this is a must-buy. Amazon offers the same price, but it will arrive after Christmas.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: was $69 now $49 @ Best Buy

Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp

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I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a great cook, which is why I’m intrigued by the Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp Air Fryer. Right now it’s just $149 at Walmart, which is $80 off the regular price

The Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp is a pressure cooker and air fryer in one device, and the crisping lid lets you also bake, roast and broil. The Foodi is particularly good for making stew and chili, as well as fries. You get a 6.5-quart ceramic coated pot, a 4-quart cook-and-crisp basket and more.  

Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp Air Fryer: was $229 now $149 @ Walmart

Chromecast with Google TV

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The Chromecast with Google TV takes the already great Chromecast and gives it a smarter new interface that’s easier to navigate along with a bunch of welcome features. In our review, we liked the device’s new remote, quality 4K streams with HDR/Dolby Vision support and immersive Dolby Atmos immersive sound.

And with Google TV you get access to over 6,500 Android TV apps along with your favorite streaming services. Another perk: there’s a Google Assistant button on the remote for easy voice search. 

Chromecast with Google TV: was $49 now $39

Apple Watch Series 3

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So there’s just a few days left before Christmas and you’re still out a few gifts. No problem! As Tom’s Guide deals editor, I’m here to help you find the best last-minute gifts that can still arrive on time for Christmas. Currently, one my favorite last-minute deals comes courtesy of Walmart. 

Walmart has the Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm) on sale for $159. Most of the year it’s sold for $169, so it’s now $10 off and $40 under the Apple Store’s price. In case you’re wondering, Amazon has zero stock of the Series 3, but Best Buy has it for a slightly more expensive $169.

Apple Watch 3: was $199 now $159 @ Walmart