Super Last Minute Gift Guide: App Gifting, Emailing Gift Cards, & Printable Gift Cards
If you’re anything like me, you waited until the absolute last minute to get Christmas shopping done and you’ve probably already raided the gift card rack at a grocery store to stock up on last minute presents. But don’t forget to take advantage go email-friendly gift cards from Apple’s iTunes Stores, Amazon, and if you’re shopping for an iOS user, just sending a whole slew of specific apps or media as gifts, even a gift card, right from the iTunes Stores on either a Mac/PC or iOS device – yes the latter means you can buy someone a gift as you are sitting on the couch watching them open other presents, the ultimate savior for last second shoppers.
Sending Apps, Movies, & Gift Cards from iTunes & App Store
You can also send anything from the App Store and iTunes Store as a gift, including apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, and books, and they will be billed to your iTunes account.
- Send iOS apps as gifts and set a delivery time by going to any app, movie, or song, tapping Share > Gift > Set the recipient and delivery time – or send right away – and you’re good to go
- Send iTunes Gift cards by launching iTunes, going to the iTunes Store, choosing “Buy iTunes Gifts” > select email or print delivery > enter the recipient and amount, and confirming the purchase
Amazon Printable & Emailable Gift Cards
Amazon sells just about anything imaginable which makes gift cards from there appropriate for just about anyone.
- Send Amazon gift cards with email delivery
- Amazon gift cards with print, mail, and Facebook delivery
If you want to have something physical to wrap and put under a tree or into a stocking, both Apple and Amazon also let you print out gift cards in any dollar amount that can be redeemed online easily just as if it was bought from a store.
The emailable solutions are particularly helpful if you find yourself at a holiday event with an extra person or two you weren’t expecting, or if you’re just feeling a little more generous at the last minute and want to add another something to a present.
Merry Christmas, my fellow shopping slackers!