Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Everyone to Save Christmas

Dec 24, 2016 - 3 Comments

last minute gift ideas to save christmas

It’s officially the last minute, and you still need to get a gift for someone. Welcome to the present shopping procrastinators club! But seriously, this happens, maybe someone makes an unexpected appearance at a holiday gathering or maybe you just forgot that cousin Billy exists, or maybe you quite literally waited until the last minute to get any presents, whatever the reason there’s no need to panic, there ARE last minute gift options that don’t involve frantically running to whatever store is open and buying whatever is available off the shelf.

The solution to the last minute gift shopping quagmire? Gift cards of course.

Good old gift cards, delivered by email or printed out and wrapped. You can buy them from any computer or even stealthily shop for a gift card from your iPhone while gift unwrapping is going on… the great thing about gift cards is that a recipient can pick what they want and it can be shipped where ever.

Amazon Saves Christmas / Hanukkah / Festivus!

Hallelujah for Amazon! Amazon has nearly any product or item imaginable, and with such a diverse range of shopping options it’s impossible to go wrong with an Amazon gift card. You can choose e-delivery and have a gift card emailed to the recipient, a text-message delivery, or you can print a gift card out and deliver it in person.


Oh Amazon, what would I do without thee?

Another option is to gift someone Amazon Prime membership, which gives them faster shipping and access to the huge streaming video and movie library on Amazon Prime, as well as other Prime benefits.

Shopping for someone who loves Netflix shows? Get them an e-delivery Netflix gift card!

Shopping for a traveler? Get them a gift card e-delivery!

Shopping for a grocery aficionado? Get them a Whole Foods gift card e-delivered!

Shopping for a pizza-hungry college student? Get them a Papa Johns gift card e-delivered!

Amazon has plenty of options for gift card e-delivery, browse around and find what works.

Now your holiday is saved! Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun


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  1. Lindsay Scholle says:

    Or, get them a card and introduce them to the world of microfinanace. It’s the gift card that literally keeps on giving.

  2. Sebby says:

    Related: good ’til end of December, Paypal Digital Gifts is now selling iTunes codes for 10% off. And while they might not be physical, they can nonetheless make a person happy.

  3. Edward Guzman says:

    Merry Christmas!

    We’re all heavy Amazon users and they make great gift cards, I agree.

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