Sunday, February 25, 2024

Here are a few ideas for last-minute gifts


E-gift cards are also an option if you’re not creative or have no time to plan something special. They can be sent by email within minutes and are usually delivered to a recipient’s preferred store. CardCash and Raise offer up to 50% off on gift cards. You can also use an app like Givingli to send a personalized gift. GiftNow is a website that lets users customize and purchase gifts. The recipient can then pick out the exact size and color that they want, as well as exchange it for something totally different.

You can find a gifting service that will suit any taste. Bookworms will likely enjoy Kindle Unlimited or Audible. Covering the cost of a yearly membership is a good idea since you can be certain that whatever you give will be enjoyed. 

A membership to ClassPass or Strava is a good idea for exercise enthusiasts. Instacart Express or Doordash DashPass are convenience services that many food delivery fans use quite a bit. Paying for their cost would be a great gift they’d use quite often. Consider purchasing a prepaid gift card since these memberships require a valid payment method to be on file with the service provider. This eliminates the concern about accidental charges.

If you know what your giftee likes, you can give them movies, books, games, and other digital items.  It’s convenient and easy to help your recipient avoid fees for their favorite music streaming service like subscriptions for TV shows and movies. By purchasing digital gift cards, you can give subscriptions to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, and Pandora. This is like giving 12 gifts in one.

Consider a donation to a charity that’s close to their heart, if your giftee is not wanting anything from you but you still want to gift something. There are a number of good resources that can help you find charities that use donations more efficiently, like CharityWatch and Charity Navigator. 

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