These 10 Popular Games on Amazon Make Fun Last Minute Gifts (& Arrive Before Christmas!)

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These bestselling board games on Amazon make the perfect last-minute gift!

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If you’re looking for a fun last-minute gift idea for virtually anyone on your list, our team’s favorite board games available from Amazon are a perfect choice. They’re a great option for kids, families, teens, grandparents, or anyone else who would enjoy a cozy game night at home.

Even better, these games all ship with Amazon Prime – and arrive just in time for you to get them wrapped and put under the Christmas tree before the big day!

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Here’s a look at 10 popular games shipped from Amazon that make great last-minute Christmas gifts…

codenames board game box with pieces


This highly-rated family or party game requires some strategy, but it only takes minutes to learn. Use one-word clues to help your teammates find your team’s spy cards without tipping off the other team to their locations. You can’t be too vague though, or your teammate could come face to face with the assassin!

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

opening Pente game box

Deluxe Pente

Pente is a fast-moving game of skill for 4 players. It’s simple and easy to learn, but requires a sophisticated level of strategizing to beat the most tactical players. Be the first player to place 5 stones in a row, or to capture 5 pairs of your opponent’s stones, and win!

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Woman holding the Watch Ya Mouth Party game in package, in hand

Watch Ya Mouth Family Edition

This hilarious, competitive, card-based game challenges teams of players to interpret and speak phrases while wearing cheek retractors. This game comes with dishwasher-safe mouthpieces in sizes for both kids and adults. Be prepared for lots and lots of laughs… and probably some drool. 😂

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

man holding stocking and giant playing cards

Jumbo Playing cards

These humongous playing cards are perfect for your supersized family game night. They’d make a fun white elephant gift idea, too!

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

holding two metal puzzle sets

Coogam Metal Puzzle Set

This set includes 16 different metal disentanglement puzzles and a carrying pouch. Each high-quality puzzle presents a unique challenge for your recipient so they’ll never get bored after they finish one puzzle and move on to the next. Give the set as a gift or separate it for 16 individual stocking stuffers.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Buildzi game on table


BUILDZI is an easy-to-learn, fast-paced, block-stacking party game that rewards creativity and quick problem-solving skills. It’s extremely easy to learn and can be easily adapted for all ages and skill levels by playing it flat on a table or without time constraints. Think Tetris, but 3D!

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Beanboozled game

Jelly Belly Beanboozled Game

Spin the giant spinner wheel then pick the jelly bean in the color the spinner lands on. Is the white one Coconut or Spoiled Milk? You won’t know whether your flavor is mild or wild until you put it in your mouth!

Balderdash game


Balderdash is the game that asks your friends to ‘call your bluff’, combining unbelievable but true content with answers that are hilarious and totally made-up!

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

holding Exploding Kittens card game

Exploding Kittens

In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an exploding kitten. At that point, they are out of the game unless they can defuse the situation by distracting the kitten with things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

holding Scattergories board game


In this easy-to-learn party game, teams come up with answers that fit the categories listed on their card. What makes this difficult is that the answers need to start with the letter rolled on the die! In addition, you have to come up with as many answers before time runs out, and you only get points if no other team has the same answer.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Beat Santa down the chimney with Amazon’s best last-minute stocking stuffers!

About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 12

  1. Jackie

    Ok question- not related to this post (getting one of those games anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰, great deal thanks) but Iโ€™m having issues scrolling down the posts. My app has been updated and I have even uninstalled and reinstalled it. Itโ€™s been doing this for a week now both on my iphone and iPad. Any advice as what to do? Thank you

    • Melissa

      Iโ€™m having the exact same issues, same devices

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Sorry about that, Melissa. Thanks for letting us know. Please send us an email over to and we’ll look into this with you.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sorry for the issues. Thanks so much for the feedback. Be sure to send us an email over to and let us know what you are seeing so that we can look into this with you!

    • Mrs. Boymom

      Thanks for alerting the team of this issue. I’m having the same problem & did the same steps as you to try to correct it. I love Hip2Save & jump on the app several times a day but it’s been pretty frustrating lately as I had another problem with it not refreshing a few weeks back. Hope you guys can get the technical issues resolved soon!!

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Very sorry for the troubles. Thanks for taking a moment to share the issues you are seeing. Please email us about this so that we can further look into it with you.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Hello again! We have updated the app and hope to have fixed the issues if you wanted to check for the update or delete and reinstall. Hoping it works more smoothly for you! ๐Ÿค—

    • ShellB

      Same problem on my iPhone.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hello again, Jackie and Happy Holidays! The app has now been updated and the issues should be fixed for you if you wanted to grab that update or delete and reinstall. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’–

  2. betsyrockwell

    Exploding Kittens is a phenomenal game. I laugh ever time it is played.

  3. Kana

    I am not sure, but I think the idea that things will ship 2-day with Prime and arrive before Christmas might depend on where you live. For me, most items on Amazon, including these in the post, say they will arrive after Christmas (on Dec. 29). It has been this way for at least a couple of days.

    • G

      Same here! Arriving by Christmas hasnโ€™t been showing up for me either. Even though the headings say they will. I agree that maybe itโ€™s dependent on location.

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