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101 Last-Minute Gifts with 2-Day Prime Shipping 2021

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, plenty of creatures were stirring…wondering whether all the presents they’d waited to purchase were going to arrive in time for the holidays.

2021 has definitely thown us a few curveballs, especially when it comes to shipping delays, but you can make sure all your Christmas gifts are delivered with plenty of time to spare using the super fast, free shipping that comes with an Amazon Prime membership.

We’ve found more than 100 amazing presents for women, men, kids, and even pets, and all of them will get to you before Christmas Day if you hurry and purchase while items are still in stock. But note -to take advantage of the speedy 2-day shipping (in some cases it’s now three or four days) and last-minute deadlines that Amazon provides, you do want to be a Prime member.

It looks like your last day to order from Amazon with guaranteed delivery before Christmas depends on where you live. If live in an area with same-day shipping options, you might be able to order right up to Christmas Eve, but read our notes regarding shipping at the end of this article. Also, be aware that what’s available for delivery before Christmas is changing so rapidly, even we can’t keep up.

If you’re just reading this on Thursday, December 23, many of the items listed may still be available for overnight shipping, but at an extra charge.

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Does Amazon Prime Still Have Free 2-Day Shipping?

The holidays are just around the corner. While Amazon hasn’t published this year's cutoff dates for its Holiday Delivery Calendar at the time of this writing, last year’s shipping deadlines give us a good reference point for deadlines.

With how 2021 has gone already this year, it would be a supremely good idea to make your Amazon gift purchases a little earlier than usual, just to be safe. You should try and beat last year’s deadlines if you can.

  • For free and fast delivery before Christmas this year, the following dates apply:

    • December 23: Last day to order from the more than 15 million items eligible for One-Day Delivery (coast to coast, free for Prime members with no minimum purchase).
    • December 24: Last day to order from millions of items eligible for Same-Day Delivery, including delivery within hours (free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35; $2.99 for orders below $35).
    • December 24: Last chance for free two-hour grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh (reserved exclusively for Prime members in select cities).
    • December 24: Whole Foods Market stores, Amazon Fresh stores, Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, and Amazon Pop Up stores are open on Christmas Eve (store hours vary by location).
    • December 25: Give the gift that keeps on giving with online purchases of Amazon eGift Cards and Amazon Prime memberships.

What are the Benefits of Having Amazon Prime?

If you're not already an Amazon Prime member, quick last-minute shipping for the Christmas season and throughout the year isn't the only reason to sign up. Some items on Amazon come with free two-hour delivery as well.

Amazon has indeed grown into other markets to offer goods and services that weren't available just a couple of years ago. A Prime membership includes early access to these perks such as:

  • Prime Day: Typically a big happening in the summer, Prime Day is a two-day event that offers up thousands of exclusive deals on products in every category.
  • Prime Now: Everyday household goods and grocery items are available in two hours or less in select cities. Check your zip code to see if Prime Now is available in your community.
  • Lightning Deals Early Access: Prime members are allowed a 30-minute headstart on deals that are only available for just a few hours. Not only that, but some items sell out quickly making this Prime perk a good one.
  • Prime Video: Amazon boasts one of the largest libraries of movies and television shows around, all available for free, including original Amazon content like The Boys. There are also 100 channels such as HBO and Showtime, formerly exclusive to cable television, that are available to members and they only have to pay for the ones they want.
  • Prime Music: Two million songs and they're all free of advertising and available on-demand? Yes, please. For just a little more per month, Amazon Unlimited provides 60 million songs and allows downloads for listening offline.
  • Prime Reading: Members can choose up to ten titles in one go from more than 1,000 books immediately available. Read using the Kindle app. Some books even come with Audible voiceover content.

There are literally dozens of other benefits available to Amazon Prime members from sharing accounts to lower prices for students to photo storage services and more.