With Christmas mere days away, time is dwindling for you to gift-shop online, but we’ve been diligently rounding up things that should get there in time from Amazon and beyond. That includes a travel-friendly board game for both kids and adults, some Strategist-tested noise-cancelling headphones, and a top-rated espresso machine for better lattes at home. (Or if you’re really worried about shipping, you could always send them a virtual gift or gift card.)
No pair of siblings will be able to resist a set of Nerf blasters.
This travel-friendly Scrabble-style tile game — in which each person must form words as quickly as possible with the tiles they are dealt — is a useful learning tool for kids for both vocabulary and spelling. (It’s a lot of fun to play with just adults, too, and it’d be a great way to pass the time over a holiday weekend.)
For the Croc-wearing teen or tween left on your holiday list, they’re certain to like at least one of these nature-themed Jibbitz.
We found an exceptional deal on this shaver from Philips Norelco — the maker of some of our favorite electric razors — which features shelf-sharpening blades for trimming hair of all lengths and works on wet or dry skin.
This Cuisinart espresso machine pours professional-grade espresso shots, while the presets and menu options let them (or you) adjust the temperature and strength to meet their tastes.
This chunky knit throw would make a thoughtful gift for the sister or in-law who has it all. It’s also on sale in gray, ivory, navy, mustard, and the terracotta shown.
This technical-looking (and under-$25) Casio watch is equipped with an LED-backlit and water-resistant case.
And if he’s still wearing the ones you got him last year (or the year before), you can’t go wrong with a pair of plaid fleece pajama pants.
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