Christmas Toys at the Last Minute: Amazon Has a Secret Shop Loaded With Deals

With fast Amazon Prime shipping, procrastinating shoppers could still get huge bargains delivered by Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

An Olaf toy from the Disney film Frozen stands on a shelf at an Amazon.com fulfillment center.
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For those procrastinators still not finished with their Christmas shopping – even for the kids, shame on you – there’s still a way to score a present and score a deal.

It’s a little-known part of Amazon designed just for toy shopping and at bargain prices – the deals department at Amazon Toys & Games (opens in new tab). And if you scurry, there’s still time for Amazon’s storied Amazon Prime two-day – perhaps even one-day or same-day – delivery that will get you the goods by Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Think of the toy deals section of Amazon as a partner to other bargain perks we’ve found on Amazon: Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Prime Grocery Outlet, for example, both secrets to deeper savings at Amazon.

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Here’s the deal with Amazon deals at Amazon Toys & Games: You can find savings of up to 70%, sometimes more, and there’s an ever-changing assortment. You can sort by different deals, percent discounts, prices and by average customer reviews. One tip: Move quickly. The item you’re thinking about might not be there (when we clicked on the “top deal” and “coupon deal” sites, nothing was available at the time).

Using the lightning deal link (opens in new tab), we found, still available at the time of writing, a TEMI Dreamhouse four-story dollhouse ($56.40 with a 54% discount) and remote control stunt cars ($20.59 with a 49% discount).

Following the best deals link (opens in new tab), we found huge discounts on an assortment of Funko POPS (up to 60% off), up to 53% off on Paw Patrol and GUND toys and up to 56% off Melissa & Doug toys.

Oh, and this isn’t a for-kids-only section. There are plenty of fun things for grown-up kids as well – discounted drones, games, telescopes and more.

Toys & Games deals are yet another perk of Amazon Prime. Counting perks has become a must for those considering the fate of their Amazon Prime membership, which became 17% more costly in 2022. Some perks, including Amazon Treasure Truck and Amazon Drive, have been axed (or soon will be). But a bonus came in 2022 when Amazon opened up its record vaults to Amazon Prime subscribers. 

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.