The clock is ticking. You’ve been shopping and shopping, but haven’t quite found something for everyone yet. And worse, you’re low on funds. With less than ten days until the presents start getting unwrapped, you need ideas for a few last minute gifts.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. In addition to our gift guides, we’ve gathered up a handful of items that are on sale as we head into the last few days of the shopping season. The items on this list are pretty random, but depending on who you’re shopping for, any of them could make a nice gift. They’re all available at a pretty steep discount — 30 percent off or more. Some are even over 60 percent off, so read on to score a deal.
In order to take advantage of these deals, you’ll want to be mindful of Amazon’s shipping cut off dates. If you want to only concern yourself with one date, grab a 30-day free Prime trial. If you do, you’ll get free two-day shipping up until December 22nd. After that, you can cancel at any time. A free trial for free, last minute shipping should relieve a little of the holiday stress.
For anyone shopping around for deals late in the game, here’s our list of the top ten best last minute Christmas gifts on sale.
1. Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod
If you already bought a camera from our last minute camera sales post, this tripod makes a great accompaniment. It works with DSLRS, 35mm cameras, camcorders, and more, so it’s likely that it will work with the camera you’ve picked out. It comes with non-slip feet and a VELCRO band to attach it to any object to help get the perfect shot. This is a handy little device for the active photographer.
Need more options? Browse more tripods here.
Price: $13.93 (44 percent off MSRP)
2. Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Bali-Inspired Filigree Pendant Necklace
Jewelry always makes a lovely gift. This unique pendant necklace is just the right amount of ornate, featuring a Bali-inspired filigree formed from sterling silver. It sits on an 18 inch chain and measures three inches in diameter. The matching earrings are also on sale.
Need more options? Browse more Amazon Collection products here.
Price: $29.16 (40 percent off MSRP)
3. Karaoke USA GF839 Portable System
Know someone who loves karaoke? Bring it into their home with this system that is one third off right now. It comes with a disc with 300 songs on it, but will play any CDG or DVD Karaoke CD, as well. The seven inch screen is bright enough to be seen at a distance and it features two mic inputs for duets and backup singing. If you’re looking for a kids karaoke machine, we have an entire post dedicated to those units.
Need more options? Browse more karaoke equipment here.
Price: $119.99 (37 percent off MSRP)
4. GreatShield Cozy Lambswool Touch Screen Gloves
The polar vortex is upon us once more, to the extent that it’s snowing in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. Besides that, it’s just been cold enough to require gloves. But, like many of my city-dwelling neighbors, that doesn’t mean we’re likely to put our smartphones down any time soon. These gloves are made of 95 percent conductive lambswool, which allows for effective touchscreen use even while keeping your fingers from freezing off. A good gift for just about anyone, they’re available in two stretchy sizes.
Need more options? Browse more GreatShield products here.
Price: $11.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
5. A29 Moscow Mule Copper Mug, Set of Four
For anyone who loves a Moscow Mule or any other extremely-frosty beverage, copper cups make a great alternative to cocktail glassware. They chill very quickly and keep drinks colder for longer. This set includes four 16 ounce mugs and a measuring shot glass. A great gift for the budding bartender.
Need more options? Browse more A29 products here.
Price: $34.99 (67 percent off MSRP)
6. Lionel Polar Express Ready to Play Train Set
Recreate the iconic image of a toy train circling the Christmas tree this year with this Lionel Polar Express set. This set includes an engine and three cars, as well as 24 pieces of curved track and eight pieces of straight track. Control the train with a remote, making it go forward, reverse, sound the whistle and bell, and make announcements. An easy way to begin a toy train collection in festive fashion.
Need more options? Browse more Lionel products here.
Price: $59.97 (40 percent off MSRP)
7. Invicta Men’s 9211 Speedway Collection Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch
As I said in my luxury gifts for men post, I tend to favor Breitling, but that would be quite the investment. Invicta makes some excellent, handsome watches and this Speedway is no exception. It’s made of stainless steel and is water resistant to 200 meters. It’s also $24 dollars off right now.
Need more options? Browse more Invicta watches here.
Price: $51.98 (32 percent off MSRP)
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8. Kitchen Supreme Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle
The first time I had spiralized zucchini as a stand-in for pasta, I was surprised at how much I liked it. It’s not pasta, to be sure, but it’s a tasty dish all its own that’s really healthy. With this bundle, you can spiralize just about any vegetable for use in a very wide variety of dishes. This ultra-cheap kit includes the spiralizer, peeler, cleaning brush, storage bag, and two books to help you get started. Excellent for people who have just learned the have to go gluten free.
Need more options? Browse more kitchen utensils and gadgets here.
Price: $12.97 (68 percent off MSRP)
9. InnoGear USB Car Essential Oil Diffuser
If someone you know has a long, stressful commute, this might just be the gift for them. This essential oil diffuser is shaped to fit into a car cup holder and plug in via USB cable, which is included. There are seven color changing lights meant to ward off fatigue while also keeping the driver calm. You can use it without the light, as well. Aside from the possible physical effects, it’s just a good way to keep the air inside the car fresh. A pack of eight essential oils is also on sale at the time of this writing.
Need more options? Browse more InnoGear products here.
Price: $21.99 (56 percent off MSRP)
10. Suaoki DC 12V Portable Mini Air Compressor Tire Inflator
We included a Suaoki jump starter in our portable jump starters post because of their novel travel tech solutions. Right now, their mini air compressor is one-third the normal cost. It includes three nozzle adaptors for use on car tires, sports balls, and other things that need inflating. It comes with a carrying bag for easy storage.
Need more options? Browse more Suaoki products here.
Price: $19.99 (67 percent off MSRP)
11. URPOWER LED Solar Lights
I just bought a house, so I’m now in the mode of thinking about improvements I can make to my property to make it seem more comfortable and better-appointed. If you know someone in a similar position, you could consider these solar-powered, motion-sensor LED patio lights. Rather than normal motion lights that require being wired in, these are totally wireless, getting all the power they need from the top-mounted solar panel. They turn on whenever motion is detected within ten feet across a 120-degree sensing angle.
Need more options? Browse more outdoor lighting here.
Price: $39.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
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12. Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker
This unit wasn’t quite cheap enough to qualify for our cheap Bluetooth speakers post, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great deal. This speaker plays for eight hours on a charge, with huge sound coming from two 10 watt drivers and two passive subwoofers. This is a fairly serious audio unit for being a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker and being over half off doesn’t hurt things, either.
Need more options? Browse more Anker products here.
Price: $50.99 (58 percent off MSRP)
13. Keeper 07203-1 Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag
I have one of these rooftop cargo bags, and I can tell you, I spent a lot more than $40 on it. These cargo bags are great because they’re easy to deploy and store, but offer a little more flexibility than a hard-sided cargo box. If something doesn’t fit exactly, the waterproof material will give a little, making these ultimately more useful. This one gives you 15 cubic feet of storage and is excellent for avid outdoor types.
Need more options? Browse more cargo carriers here.
Price: $40.01 (48 percent off MSRP)
14. Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale
Fans of Alton Brown know that in almost every application, you should measure your ingredients by weight. It makes for more accurate ratios and therefore better end products. This sleek yet handy scale has a capacity of 11 pounds with an anti-fingerprint stainless steel surface. If you want something more elaborate, the model with a bowl and timer is also on sale.
Need more options? Browse more Etekcity products here.
Price: $10.88 (73 percent off MSRP)
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15. Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25-Key USB MIDI Controller
MIDI controllers are essentially musical workstations, connecting the player to an endless world of VST instruments that can be tweaked to the heart’s delight. This is for those who want to get right down to business, with 25 keys and eight drum pads. It weighs only 1.6 pounds, and between that and the small footprint, is perfect to sit on a desk or be tossed into a gig bag for a show. It connects via USB and the eight control knobs are assignable based on what instrument you’re using in your DAW.
Need more options? Consider our list of the top 25 best gifts for musicians here.
Price: $69.99 (65 percent off MSRP)