15 Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon That Will Arrive by Christmas Day

updated Dec 18, 2020
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If you’re still working on getting through that holiday shopping list, you’re probably well aware that the finish line is approaching. Amazon has plenty of great presents for those in a pinch, including popular home essentials, cool must-have gadgets, and sweet stocking stuffers. Many of the picks below are Apartment Therapy editor favorites, and all of them are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas day. Check these out, and then check names off your list (before it’s too late!).

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For the person who prefers a digital read, you can't beat the Kindle Oasis. Featuring a sleek, ergonomic design, this extremely lightweight Kindle offers either 8GB or 32GB of storage, auto-adjusting light sensors, a weeks(!)-long battery life, and access to millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks.

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was $9.99

Loved by AT readers and staff alike, the Maxsoft Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush is a shower essential you never knew you needed. The hair tool exfoliates the scalp (thus reducing dandruff and stimulating hair growth) and makes a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone missing a salon-worthy scalp massage.

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This fluffy pair of slippers from Twelve AM Co. was featured on Oprah's annual Favorite Things list this year. "Slippers are the new shoes!" she declared. No need to grab those sneakers, because "these fuzzy finds have soles sturdy enough to withstand an outing to the mailbox."

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Packaged in a gorgeous wooden gifting box, this Bonsai Tree Starter Kit comes with four types of miniature bonsai tree seeds, soil pods, burlap bonsai pots, printed bamboo plant markers, a bonsai tool, and all the instructions needed to tend to the tiny trees.

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was $21.99

The Dash Popcorn Maker pops kernels with hot air instead of oil for healthier snacking. And with its compact design and vintage style, it's one appliance you'll want to show off on your countertop.

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was $45.00

If you're looking to gift a good read this holiday, one of the season's most requested books is President Barack Obama's long-awaited memoir, "A Promised Land". The 768-page bestseller chronicles his journey to the White House and makes a great present for any avid reader or history buff.

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was $599.99

Know someone with a robot vac on their wishlist? There's still time to get your hands on one at a great price. A reader favorite and Amazon bestseller, the Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty Robotic Vacuum has a bagless, self-emptying base that can hold up to 30 days (!) of dirt; total home mapping; and powerful suction. Plus, it's currently $150 off! So, what are you waiting for?

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If they're a fan of cold brew, they'll love Takeya's Deluxe Cold Brew Maker. Featured on AT's sister site Kitchn's Best Cold Brew Coffee Maker list, it can prep four cups of smooth (ground-free) cold brew. It's also built to handle heat, so hot coffee drinkers will appreciate it, too.

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Luxe gifts are lovely—and especially nice when they come with a low price tag. That's exactly what you'll get with this faux fur blanket, which adds glamour and texture to any space. Super-soft and warm, this machine washable blanket comes in an array of colors, and the festive maroon hue will make it to the giftee by Christmas day.

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A blend of lavender and thyme, the Serenity + Calm candle from Chesapeake Bay is bliss in a gorgeous frosted jar. And who couldn't use some R&R this year?

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AT and Kitchn editors are big fans of Lodge's iconic, top-of-the-line cast iron skillets. A true kitchen workhorse, the 12-inch skillet comes pre-seasoned so it can be used right out of the box, and it includes a silicone handle holder to prevent any nasty burns.

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was $49.99

This stylish smart hub helps you control everything in your home with a little help from Amazon's assistant, Alexa. Available in three colors, this model is an aesthetic upgrade to previous models.

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was $89.99

For fans of sparkling water (or those looking to quit soda in the new year), the SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker is the ultimate gift. It includes a 60L CO2 cylinder and a one-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle, so you can make your own bubbly sips in just seconds.

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was $349.95

With the ability to do everything from chop vegetables to purée soups, it's no surprise the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender is a holiday wishlist favorite. Featuring 10 variable speeds, a 48-ounce container, and a self-cleaning function, this model is a must for any home cook.

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Still haven't found what you're looking for? A digital gift card will let your recipient pick out exactly what they want, even if it's just covering the cost of groceries. Just add a sweet message and you're all set.