You’re the organised one. You’ve got all the presents sorted before it’s even December. In fact, you’ve even bought a few for next year.
Then - shock! - you forgot someone. Pesky Uncle Peter: too quiet at parties for you to remember - and you don’t want to repeat last year’s last-minute whisky drama. Remember what it does to him?
Anyway, worry not. We’ve searched the halls and walked the decks of Amazon’s (metaphoric) warehouse, to find the best Christmas gift ideas that are Prime eligible. Buy one now and, all being well, it’ll be with you tomorrow.
Better still, courtesy of Amazon’s nifty delivery fairies, you can order as late as 23 December and it’ll still be with you before the big day.
Sure, you can pay per delivery - but, with Amazon Music, Prime Video, unlimited next-day delivery and more all bundled in, £79 seems like a pretty tasty price for a year's Prime subscription. Want in? Click here to get an Amazon Prime membership.
Marshall Stockwell II (£129)
Marshall amps are cool. That’s a fact. Built for the back of vans and topped by gnarly knobs, the iconic boxes have done the business for everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Motörhead. Bring that rock and roll to your Bluetooth rodeo with the Stockwell II.
Styled like its full-size forebears and topped by a guitar strap handle, the speaker packs punchy sound, EQ knobs and a battery that can last longer than Live Aid. And, like any good touring accessory, it’s built tough, with a steel grille and IPX4 waterproofing to survive any beers thrown from the front row.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug (£115)
Your homemade chai latte might be fire, but you won’t be feeling its spicy warmth if it’s gone tepid on your walk to work. Avoid the disappointment of lukewarm liquid with this nifty heating mug.
Set your temperature preference via the app or bundled base and Ember’s clever cup will keep your drink at that exact level for up to two hours. Besides banishing cold coffee from your daily routine, it also puts paid to the pain of sipping too soon. Talk about a winter win.
Groov-e Athena (£35)
The promise of a stuffed stocking should be more than enough to get you out of bed full of energy on the 25th. Stick this digital ticker on your bedside table and your smartphone will start the day the same way: topped by a 5W wireless charger, the Athena will keep your blower’s battery brimmed without an ugly wire in sight.
Sadly, it won’t do the same for you once the Christmas spirit makes way for those cold January mornings. Sorry.
Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control Mars Expedition Set (£100)
After a hard week of hosting, the desire to blast your in-laws into space might well be top of your wish list. Alas, unless Elon Musk will give you mates rates, this Lego launchpad will have to do.
Man the launch control tower, ferry the astronauts out by train, before securing the multi-stage rocket with the platform’s detachable arms. Up in festive space, your plastic projectile can separate into cockpit, booster and storage sections. Sure, it won’t get you to the outer reaches of the solar system, but at least it might distract you from the familial friction.
Garmin Swim 2 (£212)
Count yourself among the number of nutty souls who like to fling themselves into freezing seas every New Year’s Day? You might as well get credit for your natural ice bath. Strap this dedicated swimming ticker on your wrist, select the open-water mode and dive on in.
While you’re shivering in the shallows, it’ll count your strokes, track your swim distance via GPS and even read your heart rate underwater. Not keen on a nippy dip? There’s a pool mode, too, for those who prefer to keep the feeling in their fingers and toes.
Amazon Fire TV Cube (£110)
What’s small, square and packed with enough to entertainment to see you through the whole holiday season? Your trusty Only Fools & Horses DVD box-set might fit that description, but it’s not a patch on Amazon’s cube of streaming dreams.
Attached to your TV, this little black box will bring joy to your watching world. Capable of streaming 4K content from a host of services, fire up Prime Video or Netflix and you’ll get full Dolby Atmos support. Alexa’s on-board, too, so you can heckle for recommendations before giving the command to dim the smart lights.
Sega Megadrive Mini (£65)
You don’t need to be a ’90s kid to know about gaming’s 16-bit glory days: so legendary are the era’s titles that even someone who thinks the Mega Drive is a golf shot can tell you what Sonic looks like. But what if you want to relive the authentic Sega experience without hacking an HDMI cable into an original? This half-size reproduction is your answer.
Faithfully styled, the Mini ships with 40 games on-board, a pair of three-button controllers in the box and a dose of nostalgia so strong it’ll have you reaching for a MiniDisc.