* 8 last minute online gifts for the holidays
* Subscription boxes, streaming services, gift cards and more
* Delivered instantly – ideal for gifting procrastinators
Some of the best gifts in 2017 are fully digital – no wrapping paper required. There’s dozens of useful, entertaining subscription services and online gift cards that make great gifts. The best part is they only require a few minutes to purchase and email to a friend or family member, so there’s no need to worry about overnight shipping or rushed gift wrapping. They’re especially handy for gifting procrastinators (i.e. everyone) looking for something in the eleventh hour. Here’s some of the best last minute digital gifts this year.
1. Restaurant.com Gift Card
If you know your giftee’s favorite local restaurant, a gift card from Restaurant.com is a great idea. It’s all online, letting you instantly send the gift card, and features thousands of restaurants.
2. Cratejoy Subscription
Cratejoy lets you browse hundreds of subscription boxes for everyone from fashionistas to bookworms to fitness geeks. The site lets you buy your loved ones special gifts that literally keep on giving as long as you want.
3. Udemy Course
A great online class is one the most useful gift ideas of the year. We highly recommend courses on Udemy because they offer straightforward online classes in just about every field of study, and don’t cost too much.
4. HBO Now
HBO has become a king of binge-worthy TV shows with Game of Thrones, Westworld, Big Little Lies and more. The only caveat is that it’s premium content comes at a premium price. If you have a friend who’s dying to watch HBO shows but won’t pay for it (or won’t stop using your account) this is a great gift.
5. Amazon Gift Card
Gone are the days of wondering where your friend or family member likes to shop. Everyone shops on Amazon, so an Amazon gift card just makes perfect sense.
6. Uber Gift Card
Can’t figure out what your friend likes? Pick up their cab fare with an Uber gift card. This one is sold through Amazon and lets you enter a custom amount and send it immediately.
7. Amazon Prime Membership
Amazon Prime has the best value of any online membership. One year costs $99 (about $30 less than Netflix), lets you ship just about anything to your doorstep in less than 2 days, and gives you access to full-fledged streaming services. If any of your friends or family don’t already have Prime, they’d be thrilled to get a membership as a gift.
8. Washington Post Subscription
News is very important in 2017, and a digital subscription to one of the best newspapers, The Washington Post, makes a great gift idea.