Where to Get the Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts Online

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Did you miss Black Friday and leave your Christmas shopping until the very last minute this year? If you were too busy to get it done early, don’t worry! There are plenty of tech-related gifts you can buy for under $200 at the last minute this season, so don’t stress out! There are also websites out there that can expedite your shipping (without charging you a ton of extra money) and help you get your gifts on time – even wrapped and ready for Christmas!

Check out our list of the best online retailers with fast shipping, and learn what your estimate wait time will be, and the minimum you need to spend in order to qualify.

The best 6 websites for last minute gifts

Read on to find the perfect site to help you at Christmas crunch time!


1. Newegg

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Shipping time: 2 business days.

Minimum order requirement: None.

Newegg.com is an amazing source for all gifts tech-related. If you have someone in your life who loves computers, devices, games, or things for the home office, Newegg is your best resource. Not only do they have free 2-day shipping on all orders, but they offer free returns on anything (unopened) so if it isn’t exactly what they wanted, you can send it back with no issues! Newegg also advertises amazing daily deals on their homepage, so make sure you check this site out if you’re buying any tech gear this holiday season.

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2. Amazon

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Shipping time: Depends on the seller – some sellers offer 2-day shipping, so read the product descriptions and look for alternative sellers offering the same or similar products if the shipping time is too long. In general, Amazon orders always arrive earlier than their estimated shipping time from reliable sellers.

Minimum order requirement: $35 for free shipping – other minimums may depend on individual sellers. Prime member = no minimum.

Amazon.com has almost anything you could possibly think of, with thousands of reliable sellers ready to help you this holiday season. One of the best things about buying last-minute on websites like Amazon is that you see the rating of any seller you are buying from, so you can choose to purchase from sellers who are highly rated and reliable – so you know your products will arrive on time. Amazon also offers free shipping on all orders over $35.

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3. Best Buy

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Shipping time: Same day, 1-day, or 2-days.

Minimum order requirement: None – shipping is free on all items between the final days of October and December 25th.

BestBuy.com is a great source for electronic items and everything digital, and goes out of their way to make sure you can plan to get your items on time. Check out this Best Buy holiday shipping guide to see exactly when you’ll need to place your orders, but for the holidays, Best Buy offers free shipping on everything but large home delivery items and “major appliances.” In many cases, it offers same day, next day, and 2-day delivery on the items you purchase (depending on what they are).

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4. Etsy

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Shipping time: This depends on the seller, but is negotiable directly with them.

Minimum order requirement: None.

Etsy.com is a great place to find unique items – rather than the mass-produced products you find around Christmastime. On Etsy, artisans hand-craft the items they have up for sale, so you know you’re getting a quality item that is made special – just for you. You can also easily message the sellers – who always read the messages before making/shipping your item – to get it customized, or to plead to the seller to expedite the shipping. Because you’re dealing with an individual person, there is a good chance you can get your order pushed to the top of their list.

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5. Shop Your Way

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Shipping time: 2 business days.

Minimum order requirement: None.

ShopYourWay.com is basically an online department store, where you can buy gifts in any of the following categories:

  • Appliances
  • Baby& Kids
  • Beauty & Health
  • Fitness & Health
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Men and Women’s Clothing
  • Outdoor Living
  • Tools
  • Women’s Shoes

And so much more! With Shop Your Way, the free 2-day shipping is based on a yearly membership you must sign up for, but you can even start with a trial for the holiday season to get the free 2-day shipping – and then cancel your membership after your items deliver!

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6. Apple

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Shipping time: Next day or 2 days – on all items in stock.

Minimum order requirement: None.

Apple.com is a place everybody knows about, but you may not have known that you can often get 2-day or next day shipping on orders you place with Apple. From iPods to iPhones to iPads to Macs – and all the accessories in between – Apple products make for great gifts, and are sure to make you the most popular gift giver with your loved ones this Christmas.

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We hope this list helps you find all the gifts you need in time! Check out our other helpful articles for Christmas shopping, including where you can find a unique gift online for that someone special. We also have plenty of articles that can help you with any of your online shopping needs.

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