13+ Last minute gifts that will arrive by Christmas Day

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Looking to save on last minute gifts that will arrive by Christmas Day? Luckily, you still have time to browse gift ideas and whittle down your holiday shopping list. The best Christmas deals on must-have tech are at every turn so finding the perfect gift doesn't have to be costly or stressful. 

To avoid the anxiety of the holiday rush, now is the time to snag last minute gifts on Amazon and at big box retailers like Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Retailers and shipping carriers are working around-the-clock to ensure your orders arrive before Christmas Day, December 25.

With Christmas just a few days away, expedited shipping options are a welcome perk. Amazon Prime members get same day or next day shipping on select items. Walmart Plus membership holders get similar perks as well as curbside pickup at your local Walmart store. 

Not to be outdone, Best Buy is currently offering free 2-day shipping on orders over $35 or same day shipping for $5.99. You can have your orders ship to your home or directly to the recipient before Christmas. Last minute shoppers may also pick up orders within an hour at the nearest Best Buy location. If you're really pressed for time, in-store pickup is your best bet. 

Whether you're looking for gift idea inspiration or a specific gadget, we're here to help. From laptops to gift cards, here are 13+ last minute gifts that you can get before Christmas.

Last minute holiday gift ideas 

1. Dell XPS 13 Laptop: $999 (opens in new tab)

1. Dell XPS 13 Laptop: $999 $832 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $167 on the Dell XPS 13, our #1 pick for best laptop via coupon,"ARMMPPS". This machine has a gorgeous 13.4- inch (1920 x 1200) touch display with 500 nits of brightness. Powering the machine is the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU paired with 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. We love the Dell XPS 13 for its attractive, premium chassis and springy, comfortable keyboard. It's the Editor's Choice best all-around laptop. 

2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: $1,299 (opens in new tab)

2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: $1,299 $999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the Surface Laptop 5 during Best Buy's Last Minute Sales Event. Microsoft's flagship laptop is an incredible value for the price. The laptop in this deal features a 13.5-inch, (2256 x 1504) display, an Intel Core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and Windows 11 Home.

3. Sony PS5 DualSense Controller: $74 (opens in new tab)

3. Sony PS5 DualSense Controller: $74 $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $25 on the Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller. It features dual analog sticks, a d-pad, and game buttons. There's also a built-in mono speaker, mic array and six-axis motion sensor system incorporated into its design. Get it by tomorrow via free next day shipping or pick it up at your local store within the hour.

4. Returnal Standard Edition for PS5: $69 (opens in new tab)

4. Returnal Standard Edition for PS5: $69 $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on Returnal for PS5. Some of the game's highlights are its immersive atmosphere, compelling narrative and satisfying gunplay. It also has a grand finale to unlock. Get this game before Christmas via delivery or in-store pick-up options. 

5. Sony WF-C500 Wireless Earbuds: $99 (opens in new tab)

5. Sony WF-C500 Wireless Earbuds: $99 $59 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $40 on the Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds and get them by Christmas. These compact IPX4 water resistant earbuds buds offer great, sound, battery life, and personalization. 

6. Beats Studio Buds: $149 (opens in new tab)

6. Beats Studio Buds: $149 $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on the Beats Studio Buds and get them for their lowest price yet. Beats Studio Buds deliver powerful, balanced sound and feature Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and transparency mode. What's more, the Beats Studio Buds are IPX4-rated sweat and water resistant and provide up to 8 hours of battery life (up to 24 hours combined with charging case).

7.Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera: $479 (opens in new tab)

7.Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera: $479 $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $80 on the Canon EOS Rebel T7. Even at regular price, it's one of the most affordable DSLR cameras out there. Great for beginners, it's easy to use and doubles as a webcam with the EOS Utility Webcam software. It features a 24.1-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, fast-auto-focusing for fool-proof image and video recording. Built-in Wi-Fi makes for easy for you to transfer images to your laptop or phone. 

8. MasterClass Online Classes: Buy one, gift one for $15/ mo. @ MasterClass (opens in new tab)

8. MasterClass Online Classes: Buy one, gift one for $15/ mo. @ MasterClass (opens in new tab)
Give the gift of learning with a MasterClass membership and get another membership for yourself. This online education program will let dad learn from the best in the world. MasterClass offers more than 100 classes across 9 categories like Film and TV, Culinary Arts, Writing, as well as Music and Entertainment.

9. Best Buy Physical Gift Cards: from $15 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

9. Best Buy Physical Gift Cards: from $15 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy offers physical gift cards from $15 to $500. Choose from several designs including holiday, tech icons, music and more. Best Buy gift cards ship to arrive by Christmas or you can order online and pick it up at a Best Buy location near you. As an alternative, you can get a digial gift card. Simply you enter the name of the recipient, your name and choose an e-gift design. Add a personal message, enter the recipient's email address, set a delivery date and add to cart. 

10. Best Buy Digital eGift Card: from $25 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

10. Best Buy Digital eGift Card: from $25 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy offers personalized eGift cards from $25 to $500. Simply enter the name of the recipient, your name, an e-gift design (or upload your own photo), then chose the denomination you want. Add a personal message, enter the recipient's email address, set a delivery date and add to cart. 

11. PlayStation Store Gift Card: $75 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

11. PlayStation Store Gift Card: $75 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
One of the best gift for gamers is a PlayStation Store digital gift card. Choose from PlayStation digital gift cards up to $100. This lets your beloved gamer shop the store's catalog of games, add-ons and subscriptions. Get instant delivery with this last minute gift idea. 

12. Xbox Gift Card: $50 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

12. Xbox Gift Card: $50 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a gift for an Xbox owner, you can't go wrong with an Xbox One digital gift card. Score that gamer you know up to $100 in Xbox digital cash to shop for games and entertainment for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs. 

13. Valve Steam Gift Card: from $20 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

13. Valve Steam Gift Card: from $20 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Treat your PC gamer or Steam Deck to a Steam gift card for the holidays. They can spend this digital cash on games in the Steam store(opens in new tab) courtesy of you. Valve's massive library is stocked full of PC games like Elden Ring which won 2022 game of the year, new releases like Marvel's Midnight Suns to retro arcade games like Galaga, Pac-Man and Dig Dug.

14. Nintendo eShop Gift Card:  up to $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

14. Nintendo eShop Gift Card: up to $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
That Nintendo Switch fan you know will appreciate a Nintendo eShop gift card. Gift up to $99 in Nintendo Store cash and have the code sent directly to the recipient's email address via checkout. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.