Super Last Minute Gift Guide: App Gifting, Emailing Gift Cards, & Printable Gift Cards

Dec 24, 2012 - 3 Comments

Amazon email gift card

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.

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!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun


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  1. James says:

    I did a printable Amazon gift card. Printed it on “photo quality” paper and it looks great. As long as you can fold nicely, it almost looks store bought.

  2. Rodney The Manatee says:

    Yea, this will be later tonight and tomorrow morning. Emailing a gift card is golden.

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