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For anyone who loves procrastinating, Amazon Prime is a great option if you need to frantically buy gifts.

Once you’re on Amazon, you can breathe a little and remind yourself to calm down — it’s pretty much impossible not to find a good gift that will arrive in time. Armed with a Prime membership (and lightning-fast scrolling skills), you can browse the huge collection of Prime-eligible products and emerge triumphant with a unique gift that looks like you planned it for months.

Most of these items are available with two-day shipping if you have Amazon Prime, so don’t stress too hard about last-minute shopping. Just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.

Here are 34 Prime-eligible gifts for last-minute shoppers:

An Echo Dot exclusively on sale for Prime membersAmazon Echo Dot 4th gen

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Echo Dot, $19.99 with Prime membership

If you’re a Prime member, you can save 60% on a new Echo Dot, bringing the price down to $20. It’s a great, simple speaker that even non-tech-savvy folks can enjoy.

A kitchen tool that makes dinner in a snapinstant pot

Instant Pot

Instant Pot DUO60 Pressure Cooker, $74.95

An Instant Pot is more than just a slow cooker, it’s also a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and warmer all in one. They can drop ingredients into the pot in the morning and slow cook it throughout the day for a dinner that’s ready to go after work, or they can use the pressure cooker function to have dinner ready in an instant. This multicooker is the real deal, which is why we made sure to include it in our guide to the best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers. 

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Nintendo Switch, $298.99

The game console topping wish-lists for the past couple years is the Nintendo Switch, which is innovative for its ability to be played in and out of the home, with a single player or multiple players. 

Read our full review of the Nintendo Switch here.

A smart security video doorbellring

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Ring Video Doorbell, $99.99

This HD video doorbell lets you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or computer. It offers motion detection, audio privacy, and night vision. Set it up on your phone to get mobile notifications whenever someone presses your doorbell or triggers its motion sensors. It also pairs with some Alexa-enabled devices for convenient in-home monitoring.

Read our full review of the Ring Doorbell Video here.

A media streaming stickRoku Express with remote - best budget streaming box

Roku

Roku Express HD Streaming Player, $17.99

The Roku Express is the most affordable of all the Roku streaming devices, but it comes with no shortage of features. They can confidently cut the cord since it houses all the major streaming services and channels, including the new and wildly popular Disney Plus. 

Read our full review of Roku Express here.

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Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S, $139

iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuums usually get a lot of attention, but this Eufy model also does an excellent and thorough job of cleaning the house when you’re not around. It’s an especially good buy for pet owners who find themselves constantly picking up hair from the floor.

A budget-friendly cold-brew makerTakeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

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Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $29.99

This cold brew maker is wallet-friendly, available in one-quart and two-quart sizes, easy to use and clean, and does not leak, making it easy to see why we shout out this product in our guide to the best cold-brew coffee makers. 

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Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, $255

These comfortable headphones cut out surrounding noises so they can enjoy the crisp and clear listening experience with no distractions. It also has Alexa built right in for hands-free music control and information access.

Read our full review of the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones here.

A hydrating skincare setBurt's Bees

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Burt’s Bees Classics Gift Set, $25

Pamper them with this Burt’s Bees gift set that’s complete with classics like its lip balm, cuticle cream, hand salve, and more.

A set of high-quality binoculars for the birdwatcher in your lifeBinoculars in hand

Amazon

Compact Binoculars, $35.99

These compact, affordable binoculars are also waterproof and boast 12x magnification, making them the perfect gift for any birdwatchers you know.

A weighted blanket for better rest and relaxationLuna Weighted Blanket (15 lb); Amazon Prime-eligible gift

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Luna Weighted Blanket (15 lb), $76.99

It seems like everyone owns a nice weighted blanket, but it usually costs more than you’d expect. However, this one from Luna is of excellent quality considering its lower price, is fully machine washable, and comes in an array of sizes, weights, and colors. If they’re missing out on the weighted blanket craze, they’ll love this cozy gift. You can read about our experience testing it in our guide to the best weighted blankets.

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Tile Pro (4-Pack), $89.95

This new and improved Tile device is louder, has a longer range, and is longer-lasting than ever. It’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Holiday Variety Pack, $8

This three-pack of moisturizing and nourishing lip balms is perfect for combatting the effects of cold, dry weather. 

An ice cream maker for their sweet toothCuisinart ICE 30 Pure Indulgence ice cream maker; Amazon Prime-eligible gift

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Cuisinart ICE-30 Pure Indulgence, $94.99

This ice cream maker will have them making tasty flavors all summer long. Unlike its peers, this one from Cuisinart can make up to two quarts of ice cream in one go. It’s easy to use and clean and can make ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. It’s so good that we named it the best overall in our guide to the best ice cream makers.

A rotating pizza oven for the foodiePresto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven; Amazon Prime-eligible gift

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Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven, $54

Not everyone has to be a serious chef or own an expensive oven to cook pizzas. They can easily make pizzas using this rotating pizza oven from Presto. It’s the perfect pizza oven gift for those on a budget or those who want something more compact. You can hear more about why we love it in our guide to the best pizza ovens.

Smart lights that are compatible with Amazon AlexaLight bulbs

Amazon

LE Smart Light Bulb, $16.99

Use your voice to control these smart light bulbs through your Alexa Echo, Echo Dot, or Google Home Assistant. You can give hands-free commands to set the brightness, turn lights on and off, change colors, create timers, and more.

A portable karaoke microphone for fun nights inKaraoke microphone

Amazon

Karaoke Wireless Bluetooth Microphone, $16.99

This bestselling karaoke mic has a range of features including Bluetooth capabilities, easy volume control, and even the option to record your tracks.

A popcorn set for the movie loverUrban Accents Movie Night Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack; Amazon Prime-eligible gift

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Urban Accents Movie Night Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack, $21.80

Whether you need to send a thank you gift or know someone who’s obsessed with movies, popcorn, or both, they’ll enjoy receiving this unique gift. Popcorn is a movie night essential, so why not get them a gift that can step up their popcorn game. This set comes with three different kernels and five premium seasonings, including white cheddar, kettle corn, spicy sriracha, caramel corn, and chili lime.

A powerful portable projectoranker nebula, $349.99

Amazon

Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector, $299.99

It might only be the size of a soda can, but this projector features surprisingly crisp image quality and 360-degree sound. They can watch shows and movies on their wall or ceiling by connecting the projector to their device via HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and screen mirroring.

Read our full review of the Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Projector here.

A LEGO toy that takes them to the moonLast minute Prime gifts Lego

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LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Building Kit, $99.95

They’ll be over the moon to receive this over 1,000-piece kit of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the notable mission. The kit includes detachable ascent and descent stages as well as figures sporting NASA-branded spacesuits. 

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Fellow Stagg EKG Bluetooth Connected Electric Pour-Over Kettle, $165

This beautifully minimalist kettle heats up quickly, is comfortable to hold, and offers a slow, precise pour. The matte black color also looks great on their counter.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (32 GB), $174.99

This Kindle Paperwhite is the thinnest and lightest yet, plus it’s waterproof and has a longer-lasting battery. There’s no reason they can’t read a good book anywhere now.

Read our full review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite here.

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HP Sprocket Select Instant Photo Printer, $92.98

Before they print their photos on this light and slim device, they can edit and decorate the photos on the HP Sprocket app. The printer comes with a 10-pack of glossy, sticky-backed photo paper. 

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Caravel Gourmet Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt, $15.79

Turn a favorite dish or snack — mac and cheese, fries, popcorn — into a gourmet treat with this rich, umami sea salt. They can and will want to use it on pretty much anything.

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Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119

This handcrafted diffuser, plus 10 to 20 drops of their favorite essential oil, is the secret to creating a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere in their home. We call this product the best overall in our guide to the best essential oil diffusers, thanks to its sophisticated design, multiple settings, and automatic shut-off feature. 

A large picnic blanket for spending time outdoorsOniva XL Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote; Amazon Prime-eligible gift

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Oniva XL Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote, $26.99

With many days of warmer weather and sunshine ahead, they’ll appreciate this quality picnic blanket. It’s big enough to fit six people, has a water-resistant back, and folds into a convenient tote bag. Whether they’re headed to the park, an outdoor event, or their own backyard, they’ll love soaking up some vitamin D with this gift. We even ranked it as the best overall in our guide to the best picnic blankets. 

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Umbra Subway Wall Hook, $32

Part art piece and part functional organizer, the subway-inspired wall hook reminds them of the joys (and terrors) of riding public transportation.

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Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, $234.96

Dive into the fascinating artistic process of creating the “Star Wars” universe. The never-before-seen-or-published illustrations and interviews paint a picture of the hard work of the designer Ralph McQuarrie.

A unique and convenient way to enjoy teateadrops

Amazon

Tea Drops Instant Tea Sampler (30-pack), $34.99

Loose-leaf teas, sugar, and spices are pressed into little morsels — all you have to do is drop them in hot water. The cute and clever design makes Tea Drops a fun and easy way to enjoy their favorite beverage.

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Baggu Women’s 3D Zip Bag Set, $36

These eccentric bags have a variety of uses, from packing for travel to organizing their bathroom. It’s up to them to decide how to fill each one.

A super-slim walletbellroy

Amazon

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet, $65

This well-designed wallet can hold a surprising amount of cards and cash, considering its slim profile. There are two quick-access slots for the cards they use most, and then a hidden pull-tab section for the rest. This wallet is efficient and compact, which is why we named it the best overall in our guide to the best men’s wallets. 

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UGG Fleece Lined Socks, $40

These cable-knit, fleece-lined socks will be a hit with anyone who’s always complaining about having cold feet. 

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Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Card Game, Adult Bundle, $23.76

The premise of the game, to make the others guess what you’re saying as you wear a mouthpiece, is really simple — but yields hilarious results. The base game is family-friendly, but you can add the adult expansion pack to play with explicit phrases. 

Subtle coasters engraved with city mapslast minute gifts 5

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Uncommon Green Map Coasters (Set of 4), $25.99

These square-shaped coasters are engraved with an elaborate city map. Plus, the back is labeled with the city name in case they need to be reminded of which city this is. You can choose from tons of major cities around the country.

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