We tried to warn procrastinating shoppers about holiday delivery deadlines. We even suggested last-minute gifts. But if you saved your holiday shopping for the very last minute, then time is nearly out. The Christmas clock is ticking away, and if you procrastinate any longer, you’ll find yourself apologizing on Christmas morning.
Sure, you can always blame Amazon or USPS for the belated Christmas present, but there’s a better option. Instead of disappointing your loved ones, try these one-day delivery products (and subscriptions and digital gifts that don’t need to be delivered at all). Amazon Prime members can still find a few next-day and overnight products for sale. But, and we mean it, this is your final warning. Place your orders now or start coming up with your Christmas morning excuses.
1. Amazon Prime
Thanks to Amazon Prime, you can still order items available for one-day delivery as late as Monday, December 23. So why not give the gift of Amazon Prime itself? In addition to the company’s trademark two-day delivery, the recipient can also enjoy all of the movies and TV shows available on Amazon Prime. You can gift a year-long subscription for $119 or a three-month subscription for $39.
2. Disney+ Gift Subscription
Disney’s new streaming service is the ultimate last-minute Christmas gift. Since no delivery is required, you don’t have to worry about Santa’s elves misplacing the present. For just $7 a month, your loved one can enjoy all the Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Pixar movies they want, as well as the massive back catalog of Disney TV shows and movies. You can also bundle in ESPN+ and Hulu for just a few dollars more.
3. Amazon.com Gift Card in a Holiday Pop-Up Box
This Amazon gift card is available for one-day shipping, which makes it the perfect last last-minute gift idea. In addition to a gift card in an amount of your choosing (minimum order of $50), this gift card comes in a fun holiday-themed box. Select one-day shipping at checkout to make sure this gift comes on time.
4. Apple iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB
Get the latest generation Apple iPad for $249.99 at Best Buy. This particular model is one of the most affordable, but you can choose almost any iPad and still receive it before Wednesday, December 25 if you order from Best Buy. To ensure it arrives before Christmas, this item must be purchased by Monday, December 23. You can select either in-store pickup or overnight delivery. This iPad comes in rose gold, space gray or classic silver.
5. Nice Laundry Quarterly Sock Box
With this gift box, your recipient will receive six pairs of sharp-looking socks and a bonus special edition pair four times per year. Because the first box won’t be sent right away, no delivery is required for Christmas morning. Simply buy a card, print out a picture of these awesome socks, and place it under the tree.
6. SEGA – Genesis Mini Console
For kids, gamers, or the 1980s-obsessed friend in your life, snag the SEGA – Genesis Mini Console, available for next-day delivery from Best Buy. This classic 16-bit console comes with games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Castlevania. Instead of making do with a decades-old console from eBay, pick up this retro gaming console that will provide hours (and decades) of videogame fun.
7. 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes (Kindle Edition)
This illustrated joke book is perfect for dads — and anyone that loves dad jokes. And, really, who doesn’t love a good dad joke? Written by Elias Hill and illustrated by Katherine Hogan, buy the Kindle version of this joke book for just $1.99 and have it digitally delivered to your recipient. No shipping required.