Oh no. Not again. Another year has come and nearly gone and you’ve once again left the bulk of your Christmas shopping for the last week before the 25th. You told yourself last time around that you’d get ahead of shopping by months – you’d do some during the fall, and maybe wait around until Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the latest (gotta get those deals).
But the thing is, you haven’t changed all that much in the past 365 days. You’re still a bit of a procrastinator – even if you haven’t quite come to terms with that yet. Thankfully you live in a world where you can order something online and have it delivered within two (read ‘em, two) days. That means you can maybe stop feeling so bad about putting things off until the last moment and get buys grabbing up great gifts from Amazon Prime for the men in your life. Take a scroll through our rundown and get to ordering before you get coal in your stocking.
Bear Paws Shredder Claws
For those looking to have as much fun as they can while whipping up meals for family and friends, these shredder claws are a perfect fit. Made from FDA approved BPA-free plastic that is engineered to resist heat up to 475-degrees, these claws are ideal for shredding up beef, pork, and chicken at BBQ’s and ball games. And to top it off, they’re made right here in the U.S. of A.
Gerber Gator Machete
This machete features an 18-inch long high carbon steel blade with a serrated edge and nylon sheath. Weighing in at 18-ounces it’s perfect for strapping to your pack while heading out on less-traveled trails.
Anker PowerCore+ Mini
No one should be caught without juice. Keep power close at hand with this 3350mAh portable charger. It comes with a micro USB cable, travel pouch, and 18-month warranty.
Exploding Kittens Card Game
Conceived of and illustrated by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, this ridiculous and fun card game is perfect for anywhere between 2 and 5 players. Essentially a goofier version of Russian Roulette, players are directed to pull cards until there is only one man standing.
Tile Mate Key Finder
Have a forgetful member of your group of friends or family? The Tile Mate is worth considering. This simple device attaches easily to your keychain or slides into your wallet and can used to locate either when they go missing via a ringtone or in-app map. Misplace your phone? The Tile has a button that allows you to call it even when it’s on silent.
The reader in your family will be excited to add this to their library. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow, this biography surveys the life of the pivotal Union general and U.S. President from his time as a drunkard to a brutal and triumphant warrior during our country’s bloodiest conflict.
This 14-inch hatchet is a great pick for the home owner looking to clear up their property or just break down wood for their fireplace. The handle is made from a special FiberComp material that is near impossible to break and provides an ideal power-to-weight ration for getting the most out of each swing.
Cards Against Humanity
Everyone’s favorite card game, updated. This new version contains 150 new cards that are just as sure to trigger your loved ones as the previous. Be sure to play with grandma.
WeMo Mini Smart Plug
This simple plug-in tool allows you to control your lights using either your phone or voice commands (when paired with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant). In addition to saving the trip across the room to hit the light, you can schedule your lights and even set them on a timer to go off when you’re away.
The war against bugs is never ending. Equip yourself and your loved ones with this battery-free salt gun. It boasts insect-themed camo, and a more powerful and accurate shot than previous models.
Amazon Fire TV
A great gift for the media junkie, the Amazon Fire TV provides access to 4K Ultra HD image quality and up to half a million tv-shows and movies through streaming services like Netflix, HBO, and Prime Video. Cut the cable and go all-in.
Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset
These sweat proof mini wireless earbuds are perfect for the fitness addict in your group of friends. They boast Bluetooth connectivity and up to 8-hours of battery life. And to top it all off, they won’t decimate your bank account.
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
Looking to add a bit more security and comfort to your home? Consider Ring’s video doorbell. The simple device alerts you when guests come to the door, and allow you to see exactly who it is and even talk to them via the two-way audio connection. You can pick one the doorbell up in one of four colors – each with a lifetime warranty.
Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Wristband
It’s not enough to just try and workout a few times a week. The better job you do keeping track of your fitness goals, the more likely you will be to push yourself to succeed. This small device helps you do just that with its heart-rate, activity monitor, and other features like guided breathing sessions.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Have a cook in your life that is looking to expand their culinary skillset? Set them up with the Anova Sous Vide Cooker. This device slowly brings a pot of water to temperature – evenly and consistently cooking everything from fish, to steak, and even vegetables.
Amazon Echo Show
More of a visual person than audio? Ditch your home-assistant speaker and go for Amazon’s Echo Show. The simple screen allows for crisp, clear video chatting, displays news and information you calendar, CNN, and the weather while also making shopping on Amazon easier (surprise). A great grab for the tech-inclined.
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
Looking for a fitness tracker with a bit more capability? The Fitbit blaze is an ideal grab. Along with featuring the common items like heart rate monitoring and fitness tracking, it also has multi-sport tracking, GPS capabilities, and app integration for services like Gmail and Facebook.
For as small as they are, Sonos’ Play:1 home speakers are incredibly powerful. They sit unassumingly on your bookshelf, desk, or side table and can synch with one another for listening to music throughout the home. And now, the speakers come with Alexa integration.
Nest Learning Thermostat
A more precise, intuitive, and attractive thermostat – that is what the team at Nest set out to make, and that’s exactly what we got. After only a week of use the thermostat learns your schedule and automatically heats or cools the home according to when you’re there and when you aren’t. Want some insight as to why your energy bill is so high? The accompanying app allows you to analyze your power usage throughout the week and month.
What better gift to give than the brand new gaming console from Nintendo. Designed to play at home or on the go, it’s a ideal pick for the longtime gamer or the newcomer.
20 Last Minute Men's Gifts Under $20
Looking to do your last-minute shopping on a budget? We got a solid roundup for you. Take a look through our list of the best gifts under $20.