With Christmas around the corner, there’s not much time to find those last minute Christmas gifts. The good news is that last minute Christmas deals are popping up left and right, allowing last minute shoppers to tap into big savings on both gifts for friends and family and on items they might want for themselves.
If you’ve been considering purchasing an Amazon device, now is the time to do it. Prices will likely go up over the next week or two, so take advantage of the below offers before they do. Amazon is also offering quite a few bundle deals – basically items you would need to purchase separately anyway (adapters, cases, etc.) all wrapped into one discounted and easy to purchase package.
It doesn’t really matter who you’re shopping for, there’s something for just about everyone on this list. Some items like the Echo Dot and Amazon Echo are on backorder, but will be in stock shortly after Christmas. If you have the ability to wait a few extra days, it’s worth it for the savings.
For last minute gifts, shop a plethora of online gift cards that can easily be printed or emailed to anyone on your list.
Here are the five best Amazon device deals, just in time for Christmas.
1. Save $20 on the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Even if you’re shopping for someone who owns another tablet, the Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper without an annoying reflection or glare, setting it apart from the competition. It’s a must have for any avid reader, especially someone on the go. It’s super lightweight – weighing less than a paperback book so you can comfortably hold it with one hand. If you’re someone who travels or vacations frequently, finding a place to charge your Kindle won’t be an issue – a single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day). One of the biggest upgrades is the pixels, which have doubled since the previous generation. The display is crisp and clear on every page. While the savings of $20 on the Kindle alone is great, you can save double by purchasing the Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle, which includes a leather cover and a power adapter.
Price: $99 (17 percent off MSRP)
2. Save $40 on the Amazon Tap
Music lovers agree unanimously that playing music from a smartphone just doesn’t do it justice. You might have the option for an involved speaker setup at home, but quality speakers typically aren’t portable, requiring a hefty setup and a plethora of wires. The tap takes the benefits of an at-home speaker setup on the road. It’s a portable wireless bluetooth speaker with clean sound and access to Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn with just a tap. It also does things no other speaker is capable of like reading the news and providing the weather via the Alexa software.
If you’re curious about the differences between this device and the Amazon Echo, there are a few that might sway your decision in one way or another. The Tap is portable with a nine hour battery life and a cradle for charging. The Echo is stationary and must be plugged in. The Tap has a microphone you physically much touch to communicate with the device while the Echo is activated by voice command. The tap is also about half of the size of the Echo. If you think the Echo might be the right choice, you can save $40 on the Amazon Echo which is available in both black and white.
Price: $89.99 (31 percent off MSRP)
3. Save $30 on the Amazon Fire HD 10″ Tablet
The wide screen on this 10 inch tablet gives you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of having the smallest tablet with the largest percentage of screen, not to mention, it’s super thin and lightweight. You’ll be able to surf the internet, access all of your favorite apps and with the Alexa voice service you can simply press the home button and ask her questions about the news, weather, or to prompt a command from one of your apps. It also comes equipped with both a front and rear facing high-quality camera. If this tablet edition isn’t for you, shop all of the Amazon tablets here. Looking for a cover for your brand new tablet? Shop some great options here.
Price: $199.99 (13 percent off MSRP)
4. Save $10 on the Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet
If you have a kid at home then you know they don’t always take proper care of their belongings making it difficult to splurge on high end electronics without worrying about damage. With this sale you won’t just save a little bit of cash upfront but you’ll have a bit of comfort knowing that it comes with a strong plastic kid-proof case and a two year worry-free guarantee (if they break it, they’ll replace it, no questions asked). While the plastic case is meant to keep it safe, it’s certainly not just a toy – it’s a full-featured Fire tablet with a seven inch display and front and rear cameras. You’ll have unlimited and free access to kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, and educational apps. You’ll also have the ability to set up parental controls that allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals.
Price: $89.99 (10 percent off MSRP)
5. Save 18 Percent on the Amazon Fire TV & HD Antenna Bundle
Not only do you save quite a bit with this Amazon Fire TV bundle, but it packs everything you need to get started into one package. It includes Amazon Fire TV, the AmazonBasics indoor HDTV antenna, and an AmazonBasics HDMI cable, for a savings of over $20. With the Amazon Fire TV you can access over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills. The entertainment is endless with over 30,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, Hulu, and more.
You can also connect the AmazonBasics HD antenna directly to your TV to receive local HD broadcasts from major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX so there’s no need for a cable subscription.
Price: $99.99 (18 percent off MSRP)