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Best last-minute Christmas gift deals on Amazon you can still get delivered in time

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Christmas is only a few days away, and shipping deadlines are approaching quickly if you want your holiday gifts and holiday hosting essentials to arrive in time. Thankfully, Amazon has tons of hot deals on holiday must-haves and most-wanted Christmas gifts with super-fast Amazon Prime shipping.

The CBS Essentials shopping experts have scoured Amazon's holiday deals to find the best discounts on items that can arrive by Christmas. Give your holiday baking an upgrade with a KitchenAid mixer or score a top-rated tablet with these major discounts.

Best deals you can get at Amazon before Christmas

Save on toys, kitchen gadgets and more ahead of Christmas 2023 with these Amazon holiday deals. Here are our top deal picks. Note that delivery before Christmas depends on your geographical location.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: $99 (38% off)


While we first recommended this tablet in our roundup of the best tablets for kids, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is an affordable option that anyone can enjoy. To take full advantage of parental controls, an adult will need to combine the integrated features with optional apps, like Bark for Android (which costs between $5 and $14 per month, based on the level of control an adult wants over the child's tablet).

This tablet offers an 8.7-inch touchscreen display and a battery life of up to 10 hours. It runs the Android 11 operating system and offers full access to the Google Play Store where many optional apps are available to expand on the tablet's core capabilities.

This tablet comes with your choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, which is not much. But it's expandable to up to 1TB with an optional microSD memory card.

This tablet makes an excellent gift under $100.

Beats Studio Buds: $80 (47% off)


The 4.3-star-rated Beats Studio Buds have rave reviews on Amazon for their impressive sound quality and noise-canceling functionality. Right now, you can score these popular earbuds for 47% off on Amazon ahead of Christmas.

These IPX4-rated earbuds provide 24 hours of listening time with the charging case (8 hours per charge). They have active noise cancelation and feature sweat- and water-resistance. 

"I've tried many brands over the years and these are hands down the best I've found," says one Amazon reviewer. "They are lightweight and come with various caps to fit your ear so they don't slip."

Choose from five on-sale colors. Note that availability for delivery before Christmas will vary by color selection and delivery address, so we recommend checking several color options to find one that can get to you before Monday.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Lego train set: $350 (30% off)


Here's your opportunity to put an absolutely epic, 4.5-star-rated Lego gift under the Christmas tree this year. The Hogwarts Express set includes Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Station, the train engine, coal tender and a three-room passenger carriage with lights that reveal three classic scenes from the Harry Potter movies. A lever on top of this completed set will set the 1:32 replica train in motion. 20 Lego Harry Potter minifigures are included, so you can recreate the films' scenes.

Amazon reviewers say this set makes an excellent display piece. "We have it set on top of a bookcase for display and get lots of great comments about it," comments one reviewer. "I would recommend (it) to any Harry Potter fan."

Get this $500 Harry Potter Lego set for $350 at Amazon as a limited-time Lightning deal, while supplies last.

Philips 3200 series fully automatic espresso machine: $759 (24% off)

Philips Espresso Machine
Philips via Amazon

The 4.2-star-rated device can make up to five black and milk-based coffee varieties at the touch of a button. Its LatteGo milk frother expertly froths your milk so that you can prepare silky smooth lattes and cappuccinos. This kitchen gadget even lets you adjust the strength and quantity of your beverage.

"This was our first super-automatic maker. I'm a fan of straight espresso and the shots are delicious and perfectly made every time," an Amazon reviewer says. "My wife likes cappuccinos and the milk frother works well. It is fairly easy to use with no difficult settings to figure out."

Google Pixel Watch: $200 (43% off)

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The first generation Google Pixel Watch features a round face with customizable watch faces and tons of band options. It offers an all-day battery life, with up to 24 hours on a single charge. The wearable includes access to the Google Home App, so you can adjust your thermostat or connect to your smart home devices remotely. Users can play music, track fitness activity and receive notifications from their connected phone.   

The Google Pixel Watch is the first Android smartwatch to include integrated Fitbit features. The watch's health features include heart-rate monitoring, workout tracking, sleep tracking and more. 

It also comes with a free six-month subscription to Fitbit premium and three months of YouTube Premium. The Watch comes in black, silver and gold.  

It has a list price of $350, but you can get the popular smartwatch on sale now for $200. 

Ring Video Doorbell: $55 (save 45%)

Ring video doorbell

When it comes to enhancing your home's security this holiday season, one of the easiest things you can do is add a Ring Video Doorbell near your front door. Once it's connected to your home's internet via Wi-Fi, you're able to remotely monitor visitors using your smartphone from anywhere in the world, or via a smart home hub that's set up within your home.

The Ring's built in motion sensor will immediately alert you when it detects movement, even if your visitor does not actually ring your doorbell. You're then able to see, hear and communicate in real-time with the visitor. This version of the Ring Video Doorbell offers a 1080p HD camera. It runs using a rechargeable battery and can easily be installed within 30 minutes.

If you subscribe to Ring's service, you also get access to cloud-based storage of the video content captured by this video doorbell, plus access to a variety of additional features. Now priced at just $55 (reduced from $100), how can you afford not to add one of these smart home security devices to the front door area of your home?

KitchenAid Artisan Mini Plus stand mixer: $280 (26% off)

Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5-Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Flex Edge Beater

This mini stand mixer offers full-size power in a compact design, making it perfect for small kitchens. Its durable metal construction with 67 touchpoints ensures thorough mixing. Plus, the convenient tilt-head design makes adding ingredients a breeze. The stand mixer currently has an impressive 4.7-star rating on Amazon with over 4,200 reviews.

"My KitchenAid stand mixer is quiet, powerful and really built to last. I wish I would have bought one years ago," an Amazon reviewer says.

Score this top-rated stand mixer now for an incredible deal on Amazon. It's currently on sale for $280 (regularly $380).

Samsonite Centric expandable carry-on spinner: $120 (37% off)


Planning some holiday travel? This Samsonite Centric hard-side expandable suitcase is an ideal checked bag for longer trips thanks to its durability and flexible capacity. It's made with scratch-resistant polycarbonate and measures 19.6 inches by 14.75 inches by 9.5 inches. The design even comes with expansion for added packing capacity when needed. This suitcase comes with a 10-year warranty. 

"This suitcase has already gone overseas twice and all over the US a half-dozen times. It is holding up well and I really like this suitcase," one Amazon reviewer shares. "I was concerned it might not age or wear well, but it is, hardly showing any scarring on the outside." 

The popular suitcase is currently marked down from $190 to $120. 

Hydro Flask All Around travel tumbler (40 oz.): $40 (25% off)

Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler
Hydro Flask

The Hydro Flask All Around travel tumbler comes in six colors and is dishwasher safe. The tumbler's double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drinks cold for hours. Plus, the bottle offers a powder coat that Hydro Flask says is durable and sweat-free. The ergonomic handle also offers an easy option for gym-goers that want a better grip on their water bottles. 

"I've been a die-hard Hydro Flask girl for years and this cup is my new go-to! It is versatile, high-quality and keeps my drink the perfect temperature." shared one Amazon customer. "It fits into all my cup holders with ease and even stays in the side pocket of my work backpack during my commute. The handle is a life-saver and so easy to carry around, even with multiple items in my hands."

Score this best-selling travel tumbler for $40 (regularly $45). Note that delivery times do vary by color and region. If you need it by Christmas, we suggest checking several colors to see which one will arrive the soonest.

Blink Mini camera: $20 (43% off)

Blink mini camera

The Blink Mini is a compact home security camera. Unlike the larger battery-powered Blink Indoor camera ($80), the Mini needs to be plugged in. It still has full camera functionality with live video viewing, two-way audio and night vision.  The Mini can also chime and provide alerts from the Blink video doorbell, if you have one.

"I've been on the lookout for an affordable and reliable indoor security camera, and I must say the Blink Mini exceeded my expectations in every way," said one Amazon customer. "The motion detection feature is spot-on. I receive instant alerts on my phone when there's movement in the camera's field of view. It's a game-changer for security-conscious folks like me."

Right now, you can score the Blink Mini for just $20, reduced from $35.

Amazon Kindle Scribe: $295 (20% off)

Amazon Kindle Scribe
Amazon Kindle Scribe Amazon

The Amazon Kindle Scribe is a full-featured e-book reader that makes a great gift for book lovers. However, it also includes a key feature that other Kindle e-readers do not -- this e-reader doubles as a digital notepad. This means you can handwrite or draw directly on the display using a stylus. Using the integrated note taking app, you're able to create custom digital notebooks, and fill them up with individual pages containing your notes or sketches. These notes are stored within the Scribe, but can easily be shared when the e-Reader is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi.

As you're reading, you can annotate the content of e-books with handwritten notes, or annotate PDF files transferred to the Scribe using the internet-based Send-to-Kindle feature. 

 With the Scribe, you get all of the features of a Kindle e-reader, combined with useful note taking tools that allow the device to be used as a versatile digital notepad.

The device is on sale for just $295 (regularly $340) on Amazon now.

Bedsure wearable blanket hoodie: $19 (30% off) with Prime

Bedsore wearable blanket

Wearable blankets make an excellent cozy gift for just about anyone on your list. At under $20 for Prime Members, this wearable blanket hoodie also makes a great last-minute white elephant gift. This hoodie offers a conveinent zippered design and the feel of a soft, fluffy blanket. It's great for anyone that loves to lounge around and stream their favorite shows or the work-from-home friend that wants to stay warm this winter.

"How did I ever live without this wearable blanket? Straight out of the box, the softness of this thing blew my mind," said one Amazon reviewer.

Prime members can score exclusive savings and delivery before Christmas on this cozy last-minute gift. Get if for $19 now with Prime. For non-Prime members, it is $27.

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