The holiday countdown has begun and Christmas will be here in no time. You may be worried that there won’t be much time left to send something to a family member, friend, or colleague. But if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, don’t worry. There are plenty of thoughtful last-minute gifts that won’t make it seem like you rushed 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 every budget and interest. So whether your recipient is into travel, concerts, music, or binge-watching TV, it’s sure to please everyone on your list. Here are some great last-minute holiday gift ideas you can buy online and send via email, including subscription boxes, printables gift cards, streaming services and more.
What’s cooler than buying someone a star? Buying from them an actual square foot of land in Scotland and the accompanying lordship or lady. Each parcel purchased comes with a personalized certificate of title (delivered via email within 24 hours) and a unique parcel number. This conservation effort also promises to plant a tree for every order. Offers start at $42.
This is such a fun and unique gift. Who wouldn’t want to be “officially” designated as a lord or lady?
Give the gift of traveling with an Airbnb card. The cards are only available digitally, but since you can apply the funds to any reservation, it 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 your 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 craved the thrill of racing down a racetrack at breakneck speed, you can give them exactly that. Gift vouchers start at $79 for the ride option, with supercar driver options starting at $343.
The service places the recipient in a select supercar at one of more than 35 racetracks in the US.
Why stop at a single book or magazine subscription when you can gift someone with a virtually unlimited supply?
Scribd, for example, costs $12 a month, a price that includes unlimited access to Scribd’s library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and other media. You can give a gift subscription of six months for $60 or one year for $120.
Unlimited music on demand 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 treat: all the world’s music (sort of) at your fingertips, with options for offline listening, playlist sharing, and more.
Not sure which one to choose? Check out CNET’s roundup of the best music streaming services. Are you sure you want to give up Spotify (which, if you’re curious, would be my choice)?
I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for as long as I can remember, so I’m always surprised to find out that some people don’t have the service. So how else can they watch Squid Game, The Crown, Derry Girls, and many other TV gems that can only be found there?
Yes, you have to help these people.
Oh, do you already have Netflix? So what about Hulu? The Limited Commercials plan is just $8 per month, so a $25 gift card would be good for about three months. Don’t want to buy one through PayPal? You can find real Hulu gift cards at almost every drug store and grocery store.
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Disney Plus gives you access to DEU, the Disney entertainment universe, which includes Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, The Simpsons and Star Wars. That 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 discrete user profiles, making it a great gift for families. You may buy Disney Plus for you either give Disney Plus as a gift.
Read our Disney Plus review.
There’s nothing better than watching a live performance, especially after you’ve been hunkered down for the winter months. Give them something to look forward to when the ice melts with last minute concert tickets from StubHub. See 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 by comedy legends like Rob Schneider and others. StubHub also offers tickets to Broadway-style musicals and local ballet performances if you’re looking for a fancy night out.
Be sure to check out CNET’s coupon page for StubHub money-saving codes before completing your checkout.
Personally speaking, I can think of some better internet-based freebies than an Amazon Prime subscription. I mean, let’s talk about the gift that keeps on giving: For an entire year, the recipient can experience the joy that is free one- or two-day shipping on most items Amazon sells.
But that’s just for starters. They also get a hefty list of extra benefits, including things like streaming movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, and freely accessible music libraries and eBooks. That’s a lot for your $139. (Too expensive? There’s also a three-month option priced at $45.)
Don’t forget the popular subscription box option! Cratejoy’s Geek & Gaming section can help you choose the perfect monthly installment for your favorite tech-minded friend or family member and has boxes for many other categories too.
Obviously the first box won’t arrive on time, but you can print a certificate of this is what’s coming and give them something to look forward to.
Sure, you can run to your nearest retail store on the planet for 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 offers a great selection of “cards” that arrive instantly via email. You can even include an online greeting card, invite others to contribute, and add a photo or video for a more personalized touch.