35 Amazon Prime-eligible gifts to shop when you're short on time

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  • Amazon Prime gets you what you need when you need it, which is why we love it for last-minute gifts.
  • We rounded up great finds you can shop at Amazon Prime, from high-tech gadgets to quirky home decor.
  • Keep reading for 35 last-minute gifts from Amazon Prime and check out all of our gift ideas here.

I almost always default to Amazon when I need last-minute, well, anything. Because I love procrastinating, I often use it to frantically buy gifts.

Once you're on Amazon, you can breathe a little and remind yourself to calm down — it's impossible not to find a good gift that will arrive in time.

Armed with a Prime membership and lightning-fast typing and scrolling skills, you can browse the huge collection of Prime-eligible products and emerge triumphant, having crossed off gifts for everyone on your list. 

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.

The 5 best Amazon Prime-eligible gifts: 

  1. A fun and easy-to-use photo printer ($100)
  2. Drink coasters engraved with city maps ($26)
  3. A video-enabled doorbell ($99)
  4. An insulated tumbler ($35)
  5. A powerful portable projector ($300)

All 35 Prime-eligible gifts for last-minute shoppers:

Smart lights that are compatible with Amazon Alexa

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Amazon

LE Smart Light Bulb, $14.44

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 smart security video doorbell

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Amazon

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.

A bestselling book

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"Where The Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens, $11

The bestseller "Where the Crawdads Sing" continues to be a much-talked-about book. It's an ode to the natural world and a heartbreaking coming-of-age story. Set in a coastal town in North Carolina, it follows a possible murder and the local suspect, the misunderstood Kya Clark, who's been known simply as "Marsh Girl" for years.

You can't go wrong with this choice for any book lovers in your life. If you want more recommendations, check out the top picks of Amazon's book editors.

A hydrating skincare set

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Amazon

Burt's Bees Classics Gift Set, $23.94

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 tribute to the illustrator behind the iconic worlds and characters of 'Star Wars'

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Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, $169.99

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 cool home-decor piece for transit enthusiasts

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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.

A LEGO toy that takes them to the moon

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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. 

Cozy flannel pajamas

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Alexander Del Rossa Men's Plaid Flannel Pajamas, $25.99-$29.99

Plaid flannel PJs remain a classic gift, one they can immediately change into upon receiving. 

An electric kettle that's as sleek as it is effective

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Fellow Stagg EKG Bluetooth Connected Electric Pour-Over Kettle, $149

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.

A funny party game

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Watch Ya' Mouth Party Card Game, Adult Bundle, $26.09

The premise of the game, to make the others guess what you're saying as you wear a mouth piece, 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. 

A set of stylish and versatile nylon bags

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Amazon

Baggu Women's 3D Zip Bag Set, $34

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 set of moisturizing lip balms

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

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

A powerful portable projector

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Amazon

Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector, $299.95

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.

An affordable robot vacuum

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Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S, $149.99

iRobot's Roomba robot vacuums usually get a lot of the attention, but Eufy's also do 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.

Fleece-lined socks

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Ugg Fleece Lined Socks, $49.45

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

A fun and easy-to-use photo printer

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HP Sprocket Select Instant Photo Printer, $99.17, available at Amazon 

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. 

An affordable cold-brew maker

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
Amazon

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $19.99, available at Amazon

It doesn't matter that it's winter. True cold-brew fans won't be deterred by weather to enjoy their caffeine on ice, and this maker is the easiest way to help them do so at home.  

A media streaming stick

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Roku

Roku Express HD Streaming Player, $24.99

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

A Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch, $338

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. 

A guide to the country's best road trips

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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways, $26.99

There are countless travel adventures to be had right in our own country. This guide to 11 cross-country road trips will inspire them to pick up their bags and travel as safely as possible

An under-$100 turntable

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Amazon

Audio Technica Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo, $119.99

Those with both an eye and ear for retro tech will appreciate that this turntable doesn't compromise on looks or sound. Meanwhile, you'll love that it's not exorbitantly expensive, as some turntables can be.

A kitchen tool that makes dinner a snap

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Instant Pot

Instant Pot DUO60 Pressure Cooker, $79

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.

A Sonos speaker with built-in Alexa

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Sonos One, $199

Sonos speakers are a bit of a splurge, but their great room-filling sound and user-friendly app are why so many people love them. The new one even includes Alexa, turning it into a smart speaker.

An accessory for someone who always loses their keys or phone

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Tile Pro (4-Pack), $87.32

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 .

A handsome stone diffuser

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Amazon

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. 

An insulated tumbler

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Amazon

Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Travel Tumbler Cup, $34.95

The ergonomic comfort of a classic tall cup plus Hydro Flask's signature double-wall vacuum insulation make this a coffee or tea vessel they'll always keep on hand. It keeps their beverage hot for up to six hours and includes a press-in lid to prevent spills.

A treat-throwing pet camera

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Pawbo

Pawbo Life Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, $149.99

Anxious pet parents can use this camera to keep an eye on their dog during the work day or during vacation. It features a full-HD camera, built-in microphone, and of course, the most fun part: the ability to toss treats to their pup. 

A gourmet spice blend

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Caravel Gourmet Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt, $15.99

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.

A super-slim wallet

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Amazon

Bellroy Slim Sleeve, $79

This well-designed wallet can hold a surprising number of stuff 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. 

The newest Kindle e-reader

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Kindle Paperwhite (32 GB), $249.99

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.

A unique and convenient way to enjoy tea

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Tea Drops Instant Tea Sampler (30-pack), $39.99

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 make Tea Drops a fun and easy way to enjoy their favorite beverage.

Subtle coasters engraved with city maps

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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.

Bestselling noise-canceling headphones

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Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, $299

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.

A purifying mud mask

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Amazon

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, $22.49

This cult-favorite mud mask from Glamglow works to firm up and clear the skin. It draws impurities out with ingredients such as activated charcoal, resulting in brighter, tighter skin.

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