So it’s a few days before Christmas and you’re still crossing names off the list of people you’ve bought gifts for.
There are a few names left and there’s no way you’re going to the shopping centre tomorrow but it’s too late to order anything online to get it posted.
What do you do?
I have you covered. Lean in and click- I have the answers you seek…..
Vouchers and gift cards
There are a great number of places that you can order a gift card online and have it emailed to the recipient. Great Scott! This means that they can have the gift on Christmas Day (or even before)!
Here are some categories to choose from:
Book gift card
Gift cards from online book stores are great. Your gift recipient can choose from an enormous variety, and most of these stores don’t just sell books, so things like toys or eBooks can also be purchased.
Booktopia are a great option as they have a massive range of books, as well as audio books, magazines, stationary and even games. If you want to give a gift voucher that can be redeemed in a ‘bricks and mortar’ book shop, then a gift voucher from Angus & Robertson Bookworld or Dymocks is probably a better bet.
You can buy all of these online and have them delivered to you or your gift recipient in seconds.
Games, computers or anything
Microsoft are a very good option for gift cards. Not only do they sell software like Office and Windows, they also sell the XBox and literally thousands of games.
Unsurprisingly, they also sell computers.
Socks and Undies voucher
Does your recipient have children?
Buy a Dan Murphy’s gift card
Anything else you could possibly need
I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find anything you need on Amazon.
An oldie, but a goodie.
Pick a single rose, or a bouquet of lilies. Whatever their heart desires. The perfect gift for anyone. Everyone loves getting flowers.
You can get some fabulous bouquets from Interflora who deliver, quite literally, everywhere.
I’ve previously espoused the virtues of a magazine subscription on a gift ideas for dad post. A magazine subscription really is the gift that keeps on giving.
If you’re not too sure on a specfic title, then iSubscibe have kindly put all their different magazines into categories, so whether it’s Art & Design, Boating & Fishing or something else entirely, then you’re covered.
There are also a couple of excellent advantages with using iSubscribe:
- Manage multiple subscriptions under one account
- Get four Qantas points per dollar spent (couple that sort of spending with the right credit card and you’ll be flying First Class to Europe in no time)
A coding course
eBook or Audio Book
A personal pet hate of mine is capital letters where they don’t belong. eBook is one of those words that just irks me no end. Ironic really, as I love them. I have a bazillion eBooks and have actually given away most of my pAperbacks in favour of the digital version.
iTunes (another word with a capital in the wrong place) also sell a bunch of eBooks, but because they’re from Apple, they’re iBooks. They also sell a veritable bevvy of Audio Books.
If your lucky gift recipient is into travel, then Lonely Planet is where you need to purchase their next eBook from.
Be a good human
An inspired gift from Unicef
What does that mean? Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving gifts delivered to where they are most needed. Some examples include 150 measles vaccines for $74, 50 exercise books for $27, 50 HIV test kits for $80 or 200 Polio vaccines for $51.
Many of us would spend more than this on a night out.
When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it’s immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now.
When you purchase your Unicef gift, you can have a card emailed or posted to the special person in your life to whom you are purchasing for.
This is for those people in your life who may prefer a donation than a physical (or vouchered) gift.
As I’ve previously spruiked, Doctors Without Borders gets my vote as to where you should spend your donation dollar.
If you’re just after cool, hard cash, then go with the lotto.
Well, there you have it, folks. I hope that something in that list may have helped you get out of a bind and find a great last minute gift or two.
Have a great Christmas everyone!