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The best last-minute gifts from Amazon: final day for free one-day shipping

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Christmas is just two days away, and if you're still on the hunt for last-minute gifts then you're in luck: Amazon has hundreds of items that qualify for free-one day shipping, and we've rounded up the best gift ideas below.

Keep in mind that today is the last day to qualify for free one-day shipping to ensure your items get there by Christmas Eve, and Tuesday is the last day for free same-day delivery for Prime members. If you're not a Prime Member you can always sign up for a free 30-day trial here. Note that delivery options are subject to change, and the closer we get to Christmas Eve the more likely it is that next-day delivery will cease to be available.

Amazon's best last-minute gifts:

Echo Dot (3rd generation)

Voice controlled smart speaker

Dimensions: 3.9” x 3.9” x 1.7” | Speaker size: 1.6-inch | Weight: 10.6 oz. | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth

Alexa voice control
Compact
Sound isn't the most powerful

The best-selling Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart speaker that works with Alexa to make calls, play music, answer questions, check the weather and so much more. You can also use the compact smart speaker to control other compatible smart home devices with your voice – just ask Alexa to find TV shows, turn on lights, adjust the temperature and more.

Read our Amazon Echo Dot review

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Home security from anywhere

Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.8" x 0.8" | Resolution: 1080p HD | FOV: 160-degree horizontal, 90-degree vertical | Power: Hard wired

Sends alerts to your smartphone
Works with Alexa
Easy to install

Give the gift of home security with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro from Amazon. The Ring Pro works with Alexa, and sends alerts to Echo devices, allowing you to hear and speak to visitors entirely hands-free. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro also sends alerts to your smartphone when motion is detected, or when someone rings the doorbell, so you can monitor your home from anywhere.

The Pro model features advanced motion detection, with a camera view that generates motion alerts within user-set motion zones. The Ring doorbell also connects to your existing doorbell wiring, so you don't have to worry about re-charging the battery, and features four different faceplate options.

Blink Security Camera

Smart home security camera

Resolution: up to 720p Full HD | Footage recording: Free cloud storage

Inexpensive
Works with Amazon Alexa
No monthly subscription fee

The Blink security camera system provides security to your home with a built-in motion sensor alarm that sends alerts to your smartphone when motion is detected. The Blink smart camera is battery powered and includes two AA lithium batteries that provide an impressive two-year battery life. The indoor camera also works with Amazon Alexa and features access on-demand video streaming through the Blink app.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

A revamped beast

Display: 8 inches | Resolution: 1280 x 800 | Memory: 1.5GB RAM | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Cameras: VGA front-facing and 2-megapixel rear-facing | Battery Life: 10 hours

Low price
Lots of storage

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a decent affordable tablet option, especially if you're already tapped into the Amazon ecosystem. An 8-inch HD display and Dolby Audio will allow you to enjoy streaming content from Amazon's Prime video library and elsewhere, and the tablet comes equipped with Amazon's AI assistant, Alexa. The starting model has 1.5GB RAM and 16GB SSD, which can be expanded via the microSD card slot.

Read our Amazon Fire HD 8 review

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

HD on a kid-tough tablet

Display: 8 inches | Resolution: 1280 x 800 | Memory: 1.5GB RAM | Storage: 32GB | Cameras: VGA front-facing and 2-megapixel rear-facing | Battery Life: 10 hours

HD screen for cheap
Rugged
Amazon app store is somewhat limited

A great gift idea for children, the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet is encased in a colorful and durable protective casing, and comes with a two-year unrestricted guarantee – so even if the kids break it, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. It's equipped with plenty of software safeguards to ensure that young users can only access appropriate content, and you can also set screen-time limits.

Read our Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review

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Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon's waterproof e-reader

Screen size: 6-inch | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 182g | Backlight: yes | Touchscreen: yes | Battery life: up to six weeks

Now waterproof
Flush screen design
Reasonably priced for the tech inside

The perfect gift for the book lover in your life, the all-new Kindle features a glare-free 6-inch display and an adjustable front light so you can read comfortably for hours indoors and outdoors, day and night. The Kindle packs 4GB of storage with access to millions of books and Audible so you can switch between reading and listening with speakers or headphones. The lightweight Kindle conveniently fits in one hand and provides an impressive battery life that lasts up to four weeks.

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Amazon Fire Stick (4K)

The best for streaming 4K content

Picture quality: Up to 4K HDR10+ | Voice remote: Yes | Alexa-enabled: Yes | Storage: 8GB | Ethernet port: No - requires aditional adapter

Alexa Voice Remote
4K and HDR 10+
Dolby Atmos Audio

The 4K Fire TV Stick allows you to stream your favorite content in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Just plug the stick into your TV, connect to the internet, and watch your favorite movies and TV shows from apps like Hulu, Amazon Video, Netflix, and more. You'll get access to tens of thousands of channels with storage capacity for thousands of apps, games, and Alexa skills. The Fire device also includes an Alexa voice remote so you can browse shows, launch movies, adjust the volume, and more completely hands-free.

Read our Amazon Fire Stick 4K review

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Amazon Echo Show 5

A small screen, but an even smaller price

Speaker size: 1.65 x 4W | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.6 x 7.3cm | Weight: 410g | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth | Built-in smart home hub: No

A lot ceaper than the other Echo Shows
Decent alternative to the Google Home hub

This new member of the Echo Show family has a smaller five-inch screen than the original two Show models, and it's a lot cheaper too – in fact it's even cheaper than the Echo Spot which has a comparatively tiny screen. If you can fit this on your bedside table, its louder speaker and bigger screen make the Show 5 the better buy in our books.

Read our Amazon Echo Show 5 review

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Nespresso VertuoPlus

Brews authentic espresso in minutes

Product dimensions: 5.6 x 16.2 x 12.8-inch | Weight: 9.72lbs | Serving Size: 8 cups | Power: 1350W

Brews five different cup sizes
Convenient Nespresso capsules
Variety of different coffees

A great gift idea for java lovers, you can brew the perfect cup in the comfort of your own home with the Nespresso VertuoPlus. The VertuoPlus brews five different cup sizes, and can make standard coffee with crema or an authentic espresso.

The Nespresso machine uses capsules that are printed with a barcode that tells the machine what to make, allowing you to brew your coffee at the touch of a button without having to change settings. The Nespresso machine also uses extraction technology which spins up to 7,000 rotations per minute, blending your coffee to create the perfect consistency.

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal

Heavy duty performance

Weight: 5.86lb | Charge time: 3.5hrs | Run time: : 60 mins | Bin Volume: 0.76L | Handheld mode: Yes | Suction power: Up to 150AW

Great at picking up pet hair
Cheaper than the other V10 models
Handheld mode is handy for quick cleans

A perfect gift for pet owners, the Dyson Animal is designed specifically to suck up pet hairs from your carpets and furniture. The Animal features a torque drive cleaner head that dives deep to clean dirt and hair from carpets, with three power modes for cleaning different floor surfaces. The Dyson Animal also includes a combination tool, a crevice tool, a mini motorized tool, and a soft dusting brush.

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