I have a confession. I don’t really like shopping in stores at Christmas time. It’s not because I don’t like the atmosphere, because I actually do. The Christmas lights, the decorations, and the thought of everyone out shopping to make their loved ones happy does get me in the spirit. However, I also like to be efficient. I like to shop online because I can get things delivered right to my door. And I can research and buy several things at once.

One of the things that I love about Best Buy is that I can order items online and pick them up at the store in as little as an hour. In the past couple of weeks I have ordered several items from Best Buy gearing up for Christmas. Luckily, there are quite a few stores in my area. This came in handy. As a matter of fact one day I visited 2 different Best Buy stores to pick orders since one item was out of stock at my usual store. And tomorrow I am picking up another order at a store over in Indiana! Why? Because they have what I am looking for at a great price. I got lucky and caught just what I was looking for on sale. Oh, and I have another Best Buy order coming by UPS. LOL! Yes, I have been very busy with shopping.

If you are looking to do some last minute shopping either in store or online here are a few great picks:

Xbox One with Kinect: The Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. Microsoft took the already popular and fabulous XBox 360 and made it even better. It is not only an awesome gaming device, but a great entertainment device as well. Users can connect to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, your cable provider, and a host of other channels and streaming services. With titles like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Skylanders, Just Dance 15, and much more there is a world of entertainment. And of course my favorite thing about the XBox is that so many games can be played without a controller at all thanks to Kinect.




JBL Charge 2 or JBL Flip 2: I just told you about the JBL Flip 2 not too long ago. I use it quite often and I love it! Also available is the JBL Charge 2 which is not only a great portable speaker, but it adds to ability to charge your portable device right from the speaker.  With a built-in 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery it provides up to 12 hours of continuous playback and recharges easily via the included USB cable.



TomTom Go 50s GPS unit: While some use their smartphones for GPS access, if you do a lot of driving you may prefer a dedicated GPS unit. TomTom has been around for a while making great, trustworthy GPS units. This TomTom comes with lifetime free map updates.


Of course there are many gifts at Best Buy that you can order online and pick up today. Or just head over to the store and look around. The pick up service is very fast! Last night I placed my order at 10:19 pm and at 10:28 pm I received an email that my order was ready for pickup. Yep, that late! Now through Tuesday, December 23 most Best Buy stores are staying open until 11pm or Midnight.

Happy shopping!


Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Best Buy. All opinions are my own.