December 20, 2017
Paul MooreStaff Writer
The countdown is on, the number of shopping days is shrinking and you’re not adding any check marks to your shopping list. Don’t panic! Best Buy has solutions for all of you last-minute shoppers.
Whether you’re looking for the top tech products, Black Friday-like deals or under-$50 stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. And with store pickup, you can order online up until 4 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve and pick up before your nearby Best Buy store closes that day.
Apple products are big again this year, like the Apple Watch Series 3, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the iPad Pro.
There are also great offers on headphones and speakers, including wireless Beats headphones starting at $99, Jaybird Freedom SE wireless headphones for $49 and the Altec Lansing Boom Jacket 2 Bluetooth speaker for $69.
Pair the Amazon Fire TV with 4K UHD and Alexa voice remote ($69) with a compatible 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range TV, and you can find your favorite movies and shows with universal voice search across more than 140 channels and apps.
Gifts under $50
There are so many good stocking stuffers to choose from, it’s hard to pick out just a few. You can start with the Sphero Mini robotic ball ($49), which is a tiny, app-enabled robot about the size of a ping pong ball. You can move it in all kinds of ways, including with your facial expressions!
The Insignia Voice Speaker ($49) has Google Assistant built in. It lets you listen to music from your Bluetooth devices, control your smart home technology and do all that other cool stuff a voice assistant does, like answer random questions and help with your schedule.
And you can’t go wrong with a phone case. There’s a wide variety to choose from for iPhone and Samsung phones, from brands like Adidas, Lifeproof and others.
Black Friday-like deals
You can pick up some good deals in the last few days before Christmas. The Google Home Mini ($29) and Google Home ($79) are both powered by the Google Assistant. Just start your question with “OK Google,” and off you go.
Yes, the Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera ($59) actually uses film (remember that?), but you don’t have to take it to the drugstore to get your pictures. You just print them right from the camera when you’re ready.
For a bigger ticket item, you can save $300 on a Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8 or S8 + with qualified activation on Verizon and Sprint.
If you’re still stumped, don’t forget about gift cards. Everyone loves the freedom of walking into Best Buy knowing they have their choice of all that great technology.
Looking for more last-minute inspiration? Check out Best Buy’s Gift Center to get ideas for everyone on your shopping list. And remember, Geek Squad Agents are always ready to help, whether it’s in stores, online, by phone or in your home. Contact an Agent online or stop by your local Best Buy store.