“I need a Christmas gift, and I need it NOW!!“
Finding yourself in a panic for a last minute Christmas gift? Stop. Take a few deep breaths. It’s going to be okay. If you’re reading this, it means it’s too late to grab the physical items from my last minute tech gift ideas list. That list included some digital gifts that you can get instantly, and this list will build on that.
Amazon Prime Now
First of all, if you’re looking for a physical gift, Amazon Prime Now might be able to bail you out. If it’s available in your city, Prime Now offers same-day delivery in 2-hour windows. There are plenty of options available, including the Tile Mate, Blue Yeti, Amazon Echo, and more. The service offers free shipping, with a minimum order of $20 (although, a $5 tip is encouraged).
iTunes/Google Play Gifts
Want to think outside of the box? Here’s your shot! While you can always get someone a gift card to iTunes or Google Play (via PayPal Digital Gifts), what if you don’t want to spend as much as a gift card costs, or what if you want something more personal? The solution is to gift something via iTunes or Google Play. You can gift anything – apps, music, and books. This is something I personally used. Christmas snuck up on me, and I found myself in need of a super budget gift for some people. This was able to bail me out, while still showing thought and creativity.
Suck It Up, Get In Your Car, and Fight Holiday Traffic
If you must have a physical gift, and if Amazon Prime Now isn’t available in your city, there is still hope. Stores like Best Buy and Walmart are open on Christmas Eve. Please be advised: there will be traffic, and most of their stock will be cleaned out. If you’re desperate, it’s worth a shot.
I Can’t Say It Enough: PayPal Digital Gifts
I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again. If you want options for every gift card on the planet, and you need it now, turn to PayPal Digital Gifts. The only main retailer you can’t get a gift card from is Amazon, but fear not: you can purchase a gift card instantly on Amazon’s website.
These items will aid in a Christmas gift SOS. Merry Christmas, and stay safe! Be extra alert if you opt to drive in the crazy holiday traffic. Finally, have fun! Christmas is a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus, and giving gifts is just a tradition we do on the side. Don’t sweat it too much if you can’t get a gift in time – your recipient will surely take a late gift, I know I would!