Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts 2021

Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts 2021

by Kurt Knutsson

Christmas is right around the corner.

If you are like me, you’re thinking “I just need one or two more things to finish off holiday shopping”.  For countless others, this moment called ‘last-minute’ is more like ‘right on time.’

Truth is, some of the most popular gifts can be delivered in a day or two, many times with free shipping.

Sites like Hotstock and that show stock online and nearby can help point the way.

Waiting has some payoffs for procrastinators, where some previously sold-out gifts are back in stock in time for Christmas.



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Enter the ROO-niverse! Part panda, part kangaroo.  This soft adorable Peek-A-Roo plush pet features a magical interactive pouch with a surprise baby reveal.  Over 150 sounds and actions!  Delivers in most cities within 1 day on Amazon here



Air Hogs Gravitor

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Air Hogs Gravitor takes on zero-gravity flight movements with just the power of your hands! Wave Control Technology allows it to sense altitude and hover. With countless tricks, this drone brings fun to new heights both in and outdoors! Order today for delivery within 1 to 2 days from Amazon, Walmart, Target



Sony PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller

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DualSense Wireless Controller has haptic feedback and adaptive triggers and works with new Sony Playstation games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart that fully utilizes the haptic feedback tech in the most incredible feel for game play.  I found the hot in-demand Cosmic Red color by checking local stock on both and that then pointed me to pick up locally within hours at BestBuy, Target, and Gamestop.  Ordering online could take a little longer with available colors delivered in 1 to 2 days from Amazon.



Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2

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Skateboard fans can now shred on the go, as the critically-acclaimed Tony Hawk’sTM Pro SkaterTM 1 and 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch™ and next-generation gaming platforms. As the first Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game to debut on Switch, Nintendo fans are in for an epic treat with this faithful remaster of the first two iconic games in the franchise, taking on-the-go gameplay to the next level. Finally experience this game in a whole new experience with Switch and other brand-new consoles!  Find it here which usually delivers within 1 to 2 days from Amazon. 




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This 10.36 inch TCL TAB Pro 5G tablet brings affordable 5G to all in an easily transportable, reliable entertainment and productivity tool the whole family can enjoy at home or on-the-go.  It’s got an impressive 17 hour battery life and is available exclusively from Verizon with free 2 day shipping. Super last-minute shoppers can visit a Verizon store as late as Christmas Eve!



Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

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FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is the critically acclaimed online RPG with over 24 million registered players. The newest expansion pack, Endwalker, just released on December 7, for Windows PC, Mac and PlayStation 4 and 5, where players will encounter a greater calamity than ever before, as they travel to the far reaches of the world and even the moon. FINAL FANTASY XIV’s first grand saga approaches its highly anticipated conclusion and sets the stage for more adventures to come.  More here.



Toniebox with Disney Tonies

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This is a Toniebox,  a screen-free smart speaker for kids that uses figures to engage them the way TV and video games do, without a screen.  When you place an audio figure called a Tonie onto a Toniebox, it plays songs and stories from all of your children’s favorite movies, TV shows and books.  Kids can adjust the volume by pinching the ears on top and navigate track selections by whacking the side of the box.  You can find Tonies at many retail stores including  Amazon and the exclusive Disney bundle at Target.



BYJU’s FutureSchool Music Lessons

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Give the gift of one on one private music lessons from BYJU’s FutureSchool Perform with Music is designed to turn your child into a confident, young performer.   The great thing is that the first 4 lessons can be done without an instrument.  Learn to play the piano or guitar for ages 6 to 18 years.

These aren’t just plain music lessons, these are private lessons that teach mastering technical music skills and building social confidence where students also learn how to publish their music online on major streaming apps and learn what it takes to give live performances.  First trial class is free with no instrument needed until the 5th class where 1 hour private lessons start at $24.



Artie Max The Coding Robot

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This is so cool for so many reasons including the fact that it is fun and combines left brain/ right brain skills of critical thinking and artistic expression.

That’s because Artie Max helps kids ages 8 and up to learn coding through creativity.  What you program gets expressed as a drawing that your child makes by coding with Artie Max.

I love that Artie Max is packed with cool tech like a remote control, line following, color sensing, emotive eyes and sounds.   Artie Max the Coding Robot made by Educational Insights can be found here on Amazon.



Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync

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This SanDisk Ixpand does two things really well –  wirelessly charges a phone and backs up at the same time.  Lay down a Qi-compatible smartphone on the Ixpand and it charges as well as backs up right onto the charger.  That means it keeps your private information off the cloud and stores safely at home instead.

The Ixpand can be shared with every member of the family by easily creating separate profiles for each person.  You can find this 64GB Ixpand online directly from SanDisk and at retailers including Amazon.



Simplifi by Quicken 

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Plan out your holiday budget and help control spending at a time when prices are out of control.  Simplifi by Quicken gives you the power to set saving and spending goals to keep a better eye on your personal finances.

In fact, you can try Simplifi free for 30 days to see how it send alerts when you are reaching preset limits.   After the free trial this popular new person finance app offers a monthly subscription for $3.99 or $35.99 for the whole year.

Now that’s a good reason to make the holiday bigger and brighter in 2021.





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Dina Joyce November 29, 2021 - 12:53 pm

Where can o find the decorating Xmas tree kits that I saw on Fox News ?

Kurt Knutsson November 29, 2021 - 3:19 pm

Hi Dina – Cyber Monday week holiday deals you are looking for are here —>

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