9 Last-Minute Gadget Gift Ideas

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If you’ve been putting off holiday shopping, we’ve got nine last-minute gifts for a gadget-obsessed person in your life. All of these will ship within two days and arrive by the 25th if you order by December 20th (or, in the case of Amazon purchases, the 23rd — if you opt for two-day shipping).

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

An update to the old-school Polaroid, the Fujifilm Instax has surged in popularity this year, thanks the analog charm of printing out your photos. For $59, it’s a good buy for anyone in your life who spends a ton of time on Instagram.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
$59, Jet

Portable Victrola Suitcase Record Player

A real charmer, this suitcase turntable doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. For $40 shipped, it’s also a good gift that won’t break the bank.

Portable Victrola Suitcase Record Player
$40, Jet

Roku Streaming Stick+

Still my go-to recommendation for anyone who wants to stream video to their TV, this Roku Streaming Stick+ can handle 4K and HDR (so it’s nice for anyone who recently upgraded their TV set), and comes with a free month of Showtime and DirectTV Now.

Roku Streaming Stick+
$60, Jet

Vizio Soundbar

A sad but true fact: Most modern TVs sound really bad. Flat screens mean there just isn’t enough room for decent speakers. Soundbars are an easy solution, and this one from Vizio is well reviewed — and well priced at $80.

Vizio Soundbar
$78, Jet

Amazon Echo

The second-generation Echo has better sound and a better look, but is still the same great Alexa AI assistant for the home.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds

Still the best workout headphones out there, the Bose SoundSports are good for the gym, or just for on-the-go listening.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds
$129, Walmart

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

A tidy and solid tablet, this is just $50 through the holidays. It’s a great gift for anyone who just needs something to read and watch stuff. The Kids Edition is also a nice pick-up, thanks to Amazon’s robust parental controls.

Fire HD 8 Tablet
$50, Amazon
Fire HD 8 Tablet, Kids Edition
$100, Amazon

Nintendo Switch

A console gamer’s dream, and a perfect commute companion, the Nintendo Switch is white-hot this year. It’s still in stock and shipping for two-day delivery from Walmart.

Nintendo Switch
$299, Walmart

Samsung 4K HDR Smart TV

Samsung’s MU6300 TV is a great upgrade for anyone who hasn’t jumped into 4K and HDR yet. Both the 55-inch and 50-inch models are generously priced through the holiday season.

Samsung 50-Inch 4K HDR Smart TV
$528, Jet
Samsung 55-Inch 4K HDR Smart TV
$598, Jet

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9 Last-Minute Gadget Gift Ideas