The ticking clock is the bane of gift-givers everywhere — especially those with a procrastination streak. While there was a time when a week before the end of the holiday shopping season was too late to find the perfect gift online, advancements across the internet and nationwide expedited shipping have changed things greatly. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent and true than with Amazon’s Prime service.
Rather than waiting potential weeks for a delivery, Amazon Prime has vastly altered the landscape by offering to ship on purchases in as little as two days (or less, if you’re very lucky). And that means there’s a whole slew of last-minute gift options to help save you from your late-to-the-game conundrum. So, whether you’ve forgotten someone, you needed to wait on a paycheck, or you’re just a serial procrastinator, this Amazon Prime last-minute gift guide might just save your bacon and allow you to find the perfect presents for those still left on your list.
How to Build a Motorcycle: A Nut-and-Bolt Guide to Customizing Your Bike
Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime — that’s the idea behind this book. Except, the fish are custom motorcycles. This beautiful tome loaded from cover to cover with useful info and beautiful images will teach anyone how to build their dream bike… and then the next one and the next one and the next one.
Glencairn Whisky Glass Set
Known colloquially as the official glass of whiskey, the Glencairn has won awards for its design and it is the ideal vessel for standalone spirits that deserve to be sipped slowly. For whiskey fanatics of all walks of life, this is an easy home-run gift.
Gerber Ayako Knife
Inspired directly by traditional Japanese design, Gerber’s Ayako is about as close as you’re going to get to an EDC-friendly samurai sword. It boasts a 7Cr17MoV steel blade, an aluminum handle, and a sturdy stainless steel frame lock — meaning this hard-working folder is much more than a good-looking showpiece.
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Set
Lodge is the one name in cast iron cookware that everyone should know, as they make some of the hands-down best in the industry and somehow manage to do it at approachable price points. This two-piece set is a great intro to cast iron and will actually serve a great variety of cooking tasks, even for veteran chefs.
GrowlerWerks uKeg Go
Tough enough to handle any adventure, this tough portable growler is the perfect vessel for getting from-the-tap quality beer in any locale. Better still, it can also be used to create carbonated pre-mixed cocktails or can even put a bubbly spin on your favorite cold brew coffee. The point is: this bad boy is versatile.
LEGO Technic Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger
As ridiculous as they can be, the Fast & Furious franchise has produced some pretty impressive vehicles. And one of the best is undoubtedly the Dodge Charger that Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) drives. This Technic recreation isn’t quite as impressive, but it’s still a super fun project with an array of cool little features and easter eggs.
Amazon Echo 4th Generation
Now in its 4th generation, the Amazon Echo smart speaker hub has just gone through a fairly radical redesign. Now more beautiful than ever before, this device has a revamped speaker for all-around better sound and it can still do all the other handy and organizational things it could do before — like play music or podcasts, read the news, tell you the weather, control your other Alexa-enabled devices, and more.
Nike Air Force 1 GORE-TEX Sneakers
A more ruggedized and weatherproof version of Nike’s iconic sneaker, this version of the Air Force 1 still has all the same style cues as its brethren but with a completely waterproof GORE-TEX upper. That bodes well for any and all sneakerheads that want to keep looking fresh, even in a downpour or snowfall.
Persol Havana Sunglasses
There’s no denying the impact and importance of Persol and the brand’s extensive catalog of iconic sunglasses. You really can’t go wrong with any of them — including their summer-friendly Havana frames you see here.
Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Robe
Especially in an increasingly remote work world where most folks are now working from home, comfort in your abode is the name of the game. As such, having a solid robe on hand is practically a must. This one from Reigning Champ is cozy as all get-out and boasts boxing-inspired styling that will make you feel like a heavyweight champion every time you don it.
Courant Catch 3 Qi-Charging Valet Tray
Now that wireless charging has crept into just about every facet of our lives — including everyday carry — it might be worth investing in a valet tray that can also charge up your tech. That’s exactly what you’ll get in Courant’s beautifully-crafted Catch 3 Qi-Charging Valet Tray.
Shun Cutlery Premier 8” Chef’s Knife
Without a doubt, a chef’s knife is the most important tool anyone can have in the kitchen. If you know a home cook that doesn’t have a worthwhile one, it’s time to change that with Shun’s exceptional Premier 8″ offering with its razor-sharp, high-volume blade and durable Pakkawood handle.
Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
An exclusive through Amazon, this version of Marshall’s Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker features a black-and-brass colorway you can’t get elsewhere. It can also stream music for up to 20+ hours per charge, it’s easily taken with you on any adventure, and it is — simply put — gorgeous.
YETI Roadie 24 Cooler
YETI’s Roadie was already one of the best portable rugged adventure coolers on the market. But they’ve since revised and upgraded — making it lighter, roomier, and even improving its ice retention by a whopping 30%. That means the gap has widened even further, putting this offering at the top of the heap.
Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset
Just as video games are the entertainment of the future, VR is the future of video games. The technology has also come quite a long way, as evidenced by this all-in-one VR kit that requires no external batteries, computers, tethers, etc. All you need is the headset, controllers, and some space.
Seiko Prospex SRPE05 Dive Watch
Seiko has made some exceptional dive watches in its time, but the brand has recently gotten more into imbuing streetwear style into their offerings, which we are very excited about. Take, for instance, this Prospex diver with its OD green dial and matching silicone strap, its automatic movement, and that iconic stainless steel case with its offset crown.
DJI Mini 2 Drone
There are no names in the out-of-the-box drone game that are more important and impactful than DJI. One of the brand’s best offerings is undoubtedly the Mini Drone 2 you see here with its compact form, ultralight 249g weight, 31-minute fly time, 12MP stills and 4K video capabilities, and more.
Fender Tim Armstrong 10th Anniversary Hellcat Acoustic Guitar
As the frontman for Rancid and Transplants, and with several decades of punk rock experience under his belt, Tim Armstrong knows a thing or two about playing guitar. And he’s put his own unique spin on this beautiful Fender acoustic guitar — marked by a black-and-gold color scheme and Hellcat Records icon inlays on the fretboard.
GoPro MAX 360-Degree Action Camera
If you are headed out on an adventure, you might want an action camera to capture the expedition on film. But if you really want to take things to the next level, the GoPro MAX 360-degree camera is the way to do it. With it you can create your own VR experiences, live stream in HD, or even pluck hi-res stills from your 360-degree footage — and that’s just a fraction of what you can do.
Apple iPhone 12 Max Pro
There’s no denying that the iPhone 12 in all its iterations is going to be one of the major big-ticket gifts this holiday season. But you might not know that you can actually get a brand-spanking-new one from Amazon with a carrier plan — and you can have it all delivered within just two days. If it’s time for an upgrade for you or your gift recipient, this ain’t a bad way to do it.
The 18 Best Alexa-Enabled Smart Devices
Amazon has seemingly seamlessly integrated their AI assistant, Alexa, into a wide variety of tech — both their own and in collaboration with other brands. You can find the most desirable of it on our guide to the best Alexa-enabled smart devices.
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