The 10 best Amazon deals to finish your Christmas shopping on time


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DON’T PANIC. Christmas is three days away, but that means you can still take advantage of free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members to get the last of your holiday shopping done and have everything you need by Christmas Eve. There are even some great deals still going strong to help you make the most of your remaining Christmas present budget, so long as you have Amazon Prime (or want to sign up for the free 30-day trial). Here are the 10 best deals you can buy on Amazon right now to ensure they arrive at your doorstep by Christmas Eve.

1. The best pillow we’ve ever tested

Having the right pillow is key to getting a good night’s sleep, but there are so many options and everyone has different needs. That’s why this pillow stood out from all the other highly rated options in our tests. It’s filled with shredded memory foam that prevents lumps and balances firmness and softness. Plus, the foam is removable and the pillow comes extra stuffed so you can adjust it to your exact needs. Between the customization and the hypoallergenic bamboo cover, you’ll never want to get out of bed.

Get the Extreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for $42.47 and save $37.50

2. The best e-reader for book lovers

We’ve tested every one of Amazon’s Kindles a few times, and each time, the Paperwhite comes out on top. It offers the perfect blend of features, functionality, and affordability, especially when it’s on sale. We love the clean white pages that can be adjusted to suit reading in daylight or in bed, and if your recipient has Amazon Prime, they can take advantage of the Kindle Lending Library to read thousands of books for free.

It might also be great to pair this gift with a year of Kindle Unlimited for $83.92, 30% off the regular $120 annual cost. Kindle Unlimited gives readers access to over a million books whenever they want, and it includes unlimited listening with Audible. This also makes a great gift for a loved one who already has a Kindle.

Get the Kindle Paperwhite for $99.99 and save $20

3. The best countertop spiralizer for under $20

Turning fruits and veggies into “noodles” is a fun, trendy way to mix things up in the kitchen and encourage the whole family to eat healthier. If you’ve been buying pre-spiralized produce and loving it, that’s awesome, but you’re spending more than you need. Invest in the best countertop spiralizer we’ve ever tested and you’ll be able to make your own zoodles exactly how you like them whenever you want. This Paderno spiralizer comes with three different blades for thin, thick, and wide spirals, and all you have to do is pop produce into place, cranks a wheel, and watch as the magic happens. No more fighting other shoppers for the last container of spiralized carrots.

Get the Paderno 3-Blade Countertop Spiralizer for $19.89 and save $16

4. A portable Bluetooth speaker for any occasion

Anyone who enjoys music is sure to love unwrapping a new Bluetooth speaker. This Anker Soundcore speaker is a great choice, especially because the black model is 20% off right now, the lowest price we’ve seen. But beyond the savings, this portable speaker packs a punch. With a 24-hour battery life, it’s perfect for around the house or an outdoor adventure. It even has a built-in mic so you can take a call without having to pick up your phone. Anker is a solid brand when it comes to small electronics like this, and for under $25, you really can’t beat it.

Get the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker in black for $23.95 and save 20%

5. A smart speaker anyone will love in their home

If you want to give someone a smart home device you know they’ll love, an Amazon Echo smart speaker is a great gift for anyone on your list. With one of these futuristic and fun devices, your loved ones can ask Alexa to check the weather, play games, share news updates, track Amazon packages, make voice calls to other Alexa owners, set times and alarms, and enable a slew of fun and useful skills. Alexa can even order a pizza or an Uber!

The Echo Show, which features a screen for video calls, watching movies trailers, and more, is currently down to $150, the lowest it’s ever been by a staggering $30, and a full $80 off the normal price. The smallest Echo Dot is majorly discounted right now as well, making it easy to find the perfect Echo for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

6. A fantastic tablet for under $50

The best-selling Fire HD 8 tablet is back down to its Black Friday price, the lowest we’ve ever seen. For $50, you get a solid tablet for gaming, productivity, and watching videos with an 8-inch HD screen and 16GB of memory (plus room for an SD card to expand your storage space). It even has Amazon Alexa built in. Virtually any app you can find on the Google Play store is also available via Amazon, and you can take advantage of Prime Music and Video streaming if you’re a Prime member. Did I mention it has Dolby speakers and promises a battery life up to 12 hours?

Amazon also makes a Kids’ Edition of the Fire HD 8, which includes a protective case in one of three fun colors along with a two-year worry-free warranty, and it’s on sale right now too. With this 32GB tablet, you’ll get a year of FreeTime Unlimited, which gives kids access to thousands of apps, educational games, and shows from the likes of PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, and other popular kids networks.

7. A 4K streaming device with Amazon Alexa

Want to convince a loved one to finally cut the cord with their cable company and stop paying for channels they never watch? The new 4K Amazon Fire TV might seal the deal, especially if they’re a Prime member. This is the second time it’s been on sale, ever, and the 21% discount might not last much longer.

Not only can they watch shows and movies in 4K (as long as they have a 4K TV too), but with the Alexa button on the remote, they can ask Alexa to find their favorite shows instead of hunting through different apps. And if they have Prime, they already have access to hundreds of movies and TV shows from Prime Video.

Get the Amazon Fire TV with 4K and Alexa for $54.99 and save $15

8. Sonos speakers that sound incredible and work with Alexa

Sonos is one of the most popular names in the home audio game, but these high-end speakers rarely go on sale. Right now, however, the PLAY:1 and PLAY:3 wireless speakers are both $50 off. Both can be connected to WiFi for wireless streaming from your computer or your phone. And if you have an Amazon Echo with an AUX input, you can connect the Songs speakers to it and ask Alexa to play music from your favorite streaming services. The music will bypass the Echo speakers (which are decent, but nowhere near as good as Sonos) and fill your room with rich sound.

What’s the different between the two? The PLAY:1 is small and can fit virtually anywhere while still sounding fantastic. And the PLAY:3 is larger and packs a bit more of a punch when it comes to sound quality. Both can also be connected to a home entertainment system for a more immersive watching experience.

9. A new Xbox with a free game

What’s better than getting a new gaming console? If you’re not into video games, probably a lot. But if you are, it’s the ultimate gift. Right now, Amazon’s offering a 500GB Xbox One S console with a few extra bells and whistles for nearly a third off the original price. Your loved one will be able to start racing right away with the included Forza Horizon 3 game download and the Hot Wheels expansion. They’ll even get a one-month Xbox Game Pass and a week trial of Xbox Live Gold. The Xbox doubles as a Blu-ray player, and even works with 4K TVs!

Get the Xbox One S 500GB Gaming Console with Forza Horizon 3 for $199 and save $81

10. The PlayStation your kid’s been begging for

Want to splurge on a big-ticket item for a gamer on your list? The PlayStation 4 Slim is sure to impress. Right now, you can get a 1TB console bundled with the new Star Wars Battlefront II game for $249, $30 less than the console by itself and $50 off the regular price. It’s pretty tough to go wrong with this gaming console, especially if you let loved ones in on the secret so they can buy other games and accessories to go with it!

Get the PlayStation 4 Slim Star Wars Battlefront II Bundle for $249 and save $50.99

Explore the rest of Amazon’s deals to finish your holiday shopping

Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but may change over time.

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