Great last minute gifts you can print or email
The holiday countdown has begun and Christmas will be here soon. You may be worried that there’s not much time left to ship something to a family member, friend, or colleague. But if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, fear not. There are plenty of thoughtful last-minute gifts that won’t feel like you’ve been rushing to get something.
We’ve put together a list of amazing gift options that you can print and wrap (or email) in seconds. And we’ve included options for all budgets and interests. So whether your recipient loves travel, concerts, music, or binge-watching TV, you’re sure to please everyone on your list. Here are some great last minute gift ideas you can buy online and email, including subscription boxes, printable gift cards, streaming services and more.
What’s cooler than buying someone a star? Buy them a square foot of land in Scotland and the accompanying lordship or lordship. Each plot purchased comes with a personalized certificate of title (delivered by email within 24 hours) and a unique plot number. This conservation-focused effort also promises one tree planted for every order. Offers start at $42.
This is such a fun and unique gift. Who wouldn’t want to be “officially” designated lord or lady?
Offer the trip with an Airbnb card. The cards are only available digitally, but since you can apply the funds to any booking, that shouldn’t be a problem. With Airbnb, the recipient can choose their own destination, amenities, and length of stay. The card never expires, but it must be linked to their account within 90 days of purchase, so be sure to let them know when you give it to them. Card amounts range from $25 to $2,000 when you buy directly from Airbnb.
Nothing beats the gift of experience, right? If you know someone who has always sought the thrill of racing down a racetrack at breakneck speed, you can give them just that. Gift certificates start at $79 for the drive option, with supercar driver options starting at $343.
The service places the recipient in a selected supercar at one of more than 35 racetracks across the United States.
Why stop at just one book or magazine subscription when you can offer someone a virtually unlimited supply?
Scribd, for example, costs $12 per month, a price that includes unlimited access to Scribd’s library of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and other media. You can gift a six month subscription for $60 or a year for $120.
Unlimited on-demand music is one of the true technological joys of the 21st century. So give someone the gift of Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify or another subscription service. And what a gift it is: all the music in the world (more or less) at your fingertips, with options for offline listening, sharing playlists and more.
You do not know which one to choose ? Check out CNET’s roundup of the best music streaming services. You know for sure you want to give away Spotify (which, if you’re curious, would be my pick)?
I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for as long as I can remember, so I’m still shocked that some people don’t have the service. How else could they watch Squid Game, The Crown, Derry Girls and countless other TV gems that can only be found there?
Yeah – you have to help these people.
Oh, they already have Netflix? What about Hulu then? The Limited Commercials plan only costs $8 per month, so a simple $25 gift card would be good for about three months. Don’t want to buy one through PayPal? You can find genuine Hulu gift cards at almost any drugstore and supermarket.
Disney/Screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET
Disney Plus gives you access to the entire DEU — Disney — entertainment universe including Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, The Simpsons and Star Wars. This also includes newer shows like The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and Loki, as well as old-school classics like Doug and DuckTales.
The service supports four simultaneous streams and seven distinct user profiles, making it a great gift for families. You can buy Disney Plus for yourself Where give Disney Plus as a gift.
Read our Disney Plus review.
There’s nothing better than seeing a live show, especially after spending the winter months. Give them something to look forward to when the ice thaws with last-minute concert tickets from StubHub. Catch performances by Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Adele, Andrea Bocelli, Harry Styles and more.
If live music isn’t their style, you can give them the gift of laughter with performances from comedic legends like Rob Schneider and others. StubHub also offers tickets to local Broadway-style musicals and ballet performances if you’re looking to have a fancy night out.
Be sure to check out CNET’s coupon page for StubHub’s savings codes before completing the order.
Personally, I can think of few better freebies on the internet than an Amazon Prime membership. I mean, let’s talk about the gift that keeps on giving: for an entire year, the recipient can experience the joy of free one- or two-day shipping on most products sold by Amazon.
But that’s just to start. They also come with a hefty list of additional perks, including things like streaming movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, and freely accessible music and e-book libraries. That’s a lot for your $139. (Too steep? There’s also a three-month option for $45.)
Don’t forget the ever-popular option of a subscription box! Cratejoy’s Geek & Gaming section can help you choose the perfect monthly delivery for your favorite friend or family member and has boxes for many other categories too.
Obviously the first box won’t arrive in time, but you can print out a novelty certificate and give them something to look forward to.
Sure, you can go to any of the nearest retail stores on the planet to pick up a gift card, but that only works if you’re about to see your recipient in person. If you need a gift card delivered, head over to eGifter, which has a huge selection of “cards” that arrive instantly via email. You can even include an online greeting card, invite others to participate, and add a photo or video for a more personalized touch.