There’s no shame in doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. But if you are shopping for gifts online, you need to make sure they arrive on time. So here are eight great gifts that will be arriving at your doorstep before Christmas Day.
Warnings: All of these items are marked “arrive before Christmas” by Amazon. Double check the sidebar on a product’s Amazon listing to make sure it will arrive on time. Delivery estimates can change by a penny!
TP-Link Kasa Color Smart Bulbs (2-Pack)
Everyone needs a touch of color in their life. TP-Link’s affordable Kasa Color Smart Bulbs offer a wide color gamut and dimming capabilities, which are easy to control via smartphone, voice assistant, or custom program. Yes, you can choose the color or brightness of the bulbs depending on the time of day!
These smart bulbs are compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and Samsung SmartThings. If you’re shopping for a tech-savvy family member, you can use these platforms to create smart home automations. But you can also keep things simple and control these smart bulbs with the TP-Link app.
Kasa smart bulbs
This highly rated little two-bulb kit is perfect for play and just the right number to liven up your porch lights for the holidays.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Headphones
Shopping for a music fan? The Skullcandy Sesh Evo headphones deliver impressive, bass-rich sound at a rock-bottom price. They last 24 hours on a charge, and with IP55 sweat resistance, they have no problem withstanding a trip to the gym.
And, oddly enough, Skullcandy found a way to integrate Tile tracking into these headphones. If you miss even a single bud, you can track it using the Tile app. It’s a neat feature that makes the Skullcandy Sesh Evo a great gift for even the clumsiest of friends and family.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy’s affordable Sesh Evo wireless headphones offer rich bass, 24-hour battery life and IP55 sweat resistance. It’s a perfect last minute gift for any friend or family member.
Tribit StormBox Micro 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Of all the products we’ve reviewed this year, the Tribit StormBox Micro 2 is one of the most unique. This little Bluetooth speaker packs plenty of volume and bass, and can be clipped to bikes, belt loops, bags, or other items. You can even hang it from a tree branch!
Additionally, StormBox Micro 2 offers a 12-hour battery life and IP67 water resistance. You can dip this sucker in a poor or take it to the beach, it will still work. And hey, if you’re shopping for a couch potato, they can at least use this speaker in the shower.
Roku Express 4K+ Streaming Stick
Smart TVs are great and all, but they get really slow and buggy after about a year. The only solution, for better or worse, is a plug-in streaming device like the Roku Express 4K+. This device replaces the “smarts” in a smart TV, giving you the fast streaming experience you deserve.
So your family or friends are complaining about their smart TV? Maybe this Roku streaming stick is the answer. The Roku Express 4K+ supports high-resolution video and comes with a voice remote, which lets you search for movies or open apps using voice commands.
NOCO Boost Plus Portable Car Jump Starter
Some gifts end up in the back of a closet, never to be used again. But there is one problem that all car owners run into – a dead battery. You can take advantage of this fact by gifting your family and friends with a portable jump starter like the NOCO Boost Plus GB40.
The NOCO Boost Plus does exactly what you’d expect; jump cars. In fact, it can jump up to 20 cars on a single charge. Combine that with support for the majority vehicles (gas engines up to 6 liters and diesel engines up to 3 liters), and you have a perfect gift.
Anker Compact Power Strip and phone charger
Wait, a power strip for Christmas? Hang with me for a second: This power strip from Anker is extremely small thanks to its cube-shaped design. And what is more important, it has three high-speed USB chargers. Are you starting to see how this could be useful?
The Anker Compact Power Strip doesn’t need to be hidden. It’s an attractive and useful product that can sit on top of a desk or hang out near your sofa. When someone needs to plug in a charging cable, vacuum cleaner or whatever, the power strip is there! It’s a silly gift, sure, but your family and friends will actually use it.
Anker 20W USB C Power Strip, 321 Power Strip with 3 Outlets and USB C Charging for iPhone 14/13 Series, 5ft Extension Cable, Power Delivery, for Bedrooms, Home Office, Cruise Travel, TUV listing
This small cube-shaped power strip offers three high-speed charging ports for phones and other devices. It’s an amazing addition to any desk, living room, or kitchen.
VIZIO M Series All-in-One Sound Bar
Once you upgrade to a soundbar, it’s hard to go back. The improved audio quality is immediately noticeable, especially when watching movies with quiet dialogue. And you don’t need to buy anything expensive, because VIZIO sells some very affordable sound bars.
The VIZIO M Series All-in-One Sound Bar features six built-in speakers and mimics the sound of a Dolby Atmos setup. It also has a built-in subwoofer, making it a great music playback device.
This sound bar works with any TV via an HDMI or optical connection. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity and comes with a remote to customize the equalizer.
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (newer model)
A good tablet can give you a creative outlet, help you take notes, or fuel your streaming obsession. And the 11-inch iPad Pro is one of the best tablets available today. It’s more powerful than the average laptop and opens the door to a suite of high-quality apps for entertainment, gaming, work, school, art, or music.
Not to mention, the iPad Pro integrates with all of Apple’s services. If you have an iPhone, you can send text messages and make calls from your iPad. It makes a great Christmas gift, even if you buy it at the last minute.