Even if you have most of your holiday and Christmas shopping done, you may still be having trouble finding something for the tech fan on your list. Fear not, as there are a number of national stores with extended hours throughout Tuesday and Christmas Eve. Here’s a look at some gift ideas as well as deals you can score at the last minute for the technology enthusiast in your life.
Best Buy has extended its store hours until midnight Tuesday and will also be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. If the person for whom you’re shopping needs an upgrade, Best Buy is offering as much as $150 off select Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks.
On the tablet side there are plenty of deals to fit almost any budget, including an Amazon 8GB Fire HD tablet for $114.99 and a Galaxy Tab for $149.99. There are also a number of deals available for the gamer, including a Microsoft Xbox One Console starting at $349.99 with $50 gift card and a Sony PlayStation 4 “Destiny” bundle for $399.99, a $50 savings.
For those looking to stay connected, several smartphones are also on sale, including the Apple iPhone 5S for $49.99 with two-year agreement, Samsung Galaxy S5 with $50 gift card for $49.99 with two-year agreement and the Galaxy Note 4 with $100 gift card with two-year contract. For the audiophile, Best Buy is also offering deals on Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth earbuds for $129.99, a $40 discount, as well as 10 percent discounts on Beats By Dre products.
Since Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September, the smartphone has been in short supply with shipping times regularly reaching 3- to 4 weeks and in-store stock cleared out daily. But if you’re still looking to purchase the iPhone 6, now may be the time.
Shipping times have finally melted away to one business day and many stores have the smartphone available for in-store pickup. While store hours vary by location, many have extended hours for Tuesday as well as shorter hours on Christmas Eve. Or if you happen to be in New York, consider dropping by the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you can’t get to a store Amazon may be your next best option. The online retailer is offering one-day shipping for orders placed on Tuesday, as well as same-day delivery in select cities for orders placed by 10 a.m. Christmas Eve. For the avid reader, consider picking up the Kindle for only $59 or the Paperwhite for $99. Or for the movie watcher, get the Fire TV for $79.
Retail chain Target will be open until midnight Tuesday and will be open Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., depending on location. Tech deals include a PlayStation 4 with free game voucher for $399.99, Beats by Dre Colr Mixr Headphones for $199.99, a $50 savings, and a TomTom 5-inch GPS for $129.99. You can also save an additional 10 percent by using in-store pickup Tuesday.
Walmart hours vary by location, but most will be open until midnight Tuesday and until 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. For the music lover, pick up the 32GB iPod Touch for $229, or Beats by Dre Solo headphones with $20 gift card for $199.95. For the health-conscious tech enthusiast, get the Fitbit activity tracker for $129.95 or the Misfit Shine with $10 gift card for $89.88. Gamers also have a number of deals available to them including the Sony PlayStation 4 console for $329 and the “Assassin’s Creed Unity” Xbox One bundle for $349.