Jolly up your holiday prep with Prime

By Kathie Holsenbeck

As a Prime member, you can take your holiday prepping to a new level of festivity. Use Prime for everything holiday, including gift-giving, office parties, baking, decorating and music.

Here are six ways Prime can help you keep the season joyous and stress-free.

1. Stock up on white elephant gifts

If you are familiar with the office white elephant holiday game, then you're probably familiar with forgetting to buy one until the last minute. This year, take your $20 limit to Prime and find hilarious and unique white elephant gifts. Simply filter for "Prime" in the left navigation bar of Amazon's White Elephant store to see all the products available with Prime FREE Two-Day Shipping — and One-Day Shipping on qualifying orders over $35.

2. Light up (and win) that Christmas sweater contest with a seriously ugly pullover or cardigan

It's not the '80s anymore, but this time of year, you may not know! Ugly Christmas sweaters abound at office and neighborhood parties everywhere. Make yours not only ugly, but also pulsing with LED lights. Prime FREE Two-Day Shipping can bring sweaters like these directly to your door.

3. Make the holidays delicious with AmazonFresh

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and baking! Whether you’re looking for ingredients for your charcuterie platter or supplies for cookie making, we’ve got everything covered in our holiday store. Start your FREE 30-day trial of grocery delivery today and get $25 off your first order of $100 or more (terms apply).

4. Deck the halls to your favorite holiday music from Prime Music

Let Prime Music be your entertainment elves this year. Start with these albums and playlists like 50 Great Songs for Holiday Entertaining, Best of Holiday Classical, '90s Christmas, Holiday Entertaining R&B and many more.

Or get access to an even broader selection of music by starting a free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. Through January 2, 2018, new subscribers can get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for only $0.99. Immediately unlock tens of millions of songs, more playlists and stations than you can get with Prime Music, as well as the newest releases and exclusive songs and albums. After the 3-month trial, Prime members pay just $7.99 a month for an Individual plan, a $2 monthly discount from non-Prime. Visit for more information.

5. Do all your last-minute shopping with confidence

As a Prime member, there are so many shipping and delivery options to choose from, especially if you need to get all your holiday shopping done at the eleventh hour. Bookmark this link to ensure you get all your orders in on time to cover everyone on your gift-giving list.

6. Do more for your music and entertainment with Alexa

You already know you can play more than 2 million songs for FREE with Prime Music on Alexa, but did you know that you can also listen to your favorite local (or not local) radio stations through TuneIn, Pandora and iHeartRadio?

For more on this and how to set up your voice profile — a new feature in which Alexa can personalize music based on each family member's voice and musical tastes — visit the Alexa Music and Entertainment guide.

Lastly, this year, why not spoil them? Alexa makes the perfect gift for friends and family. Choose devices from the Amazon Echo family or other Amazon devices with Alexa.

Kathie Fries Holsenbeck has been writing for the web since 1999. She works as a branding copywriter for a wide variety of companies from her home office in Seattle.