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We get it. Life can get busy, and sometimes certain special occasions can slip through the cracks. If you’re not sure what to buy someone for a significant event or know you’ll be waiting to do your shopping until the very last minute, we suggest bookmarking this page now. To help all the busy bees and procrastinators out there, we’ve rounded up the best last-minute gifts you can send online—many of which arrive instantly via email (!!!). Because let’s face it: When it’s crunch time, and you’ve really run out of options, you need some solid digital solutions to save the day.
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Of course, you can send these online gifts ahead of time, too. They don’t seem last-minute at all, making them perfect for any situation. And if it is a last-minute gift, no one will suspect a thing. Thanks to technology, it’s easier now more than ever to send a meaningful and useful gift online.
From MasterClass subscriptions that can connect your giftee with celebrities to subscription boxes that will deliver different items on a regular basis, there’s no shortage of great gifts you can send online at the push of a button. There’s something for everyone on your list, regardless of their interests. Got a beauty lover on your list? There’s an easy subscription box for them. Is your partner obsessed with wine? Yes, there’s an online gift for them, too.
These subscription services, gift cards and memberships are truly great last-minute gifts year-round. In fact, you might even end up wanting to snag a few for yourself. We won’t tell.
Perfect for the sports fanatic on your list (or anyone who likes to watch live games), an ESPN+ subscription is available to instantly send online. You can also get a Disney bundle which includes subscriptions to Hulu and Disney+ right now.
Did you know it’s possible for flower delivery to be under $100? Retailer 1-800-Flowers has plenty of bouquets to choose from, with prices going as low as $40.
With a subscription to MasterClass, an online learning platform that offers lessons from industry leaders and bona fide celebrities, you take classes about acting, cooking and fashion design from A-listers like Natalie Portman, Steph Curry, Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour—and all within the comfort of your own home. A lot of people wouldn’t justify buying it for themselves, which makes it the perfect gift that’s totally procrastinator-friendly. Subscriptions start at $10 a month, which means $120 a year.
The gift of travel might be just what they need to rejuvenate and relax. Airbnb makes it so easy to find a destination that fits your needs and then book the trip. If we had to choose, we’d go with this cozy Park City abode. This one costs $228 per night, but you can definitely find super affordable getaway options on the site, too.
You might not think you have enough time to put together a whole custom photo book, but with Artifact Uprising, you sure do. Pick from several different shipping speeds, including an extra expedited option that takes one day plus production time. Hunker down, pick their fave mems, place them in a book and order your project—it’s that quick and easy! If you don’t have time to create an entire book, there are plenty of other options, like calendars, photo prints and more.
Any coffee addict will appreciate a gift that gives them their daily caffeine fix. Cometeer makes it even easier than driving to Starbs or making a pot of coffee. All they have to do is use the Cometeer pod and water or milk. Opt for a one-time purchase to test it out or subscribe for less. Regardless, one box gives them 32 pods in four different roasts. Based on first-hand experience, all of the roasts taste so delicious and smooth, and the pod system is more than a breeze to use.
For the wine connoisseur in your life (or just someone who always has a glass in their hand, TBH), Winc offers last-minute gifters a digital gift card option that you can send to the recipient instantly via email in the amount of your choice. Send one, two or three months of Winc—the choice is yours.
Function of Beauty lets you customize your haircare so that you’re treating your strands with targeted formulas rather than with ones that aren’t actually suitable for your hair type or concern. Personalized products are almost always going to be pricier than its counterparts, which is why this gift card will help them start their Function of Beauty journey.
Any beauty guru will appreciate a gift card from the iconic Glossier. From Balm Dotcom to Boy Brow, there’s no shortage of options for them to add to their cart with this gift card.
Everyone needs a pair of plain white sneakers in their closet. Why not go for a brand like Thousand Fell that prioritizes quality and sustainability?
Udemy offers a huge selection of online courses, spanning from social media lessons to career planning and more, but our favorite area of their offerings is their virtual cooking courses. Whether you’re gifting this to a clueless-in-the-kitchen partner or a bona fide chef looking to learn a new cuisine, Udemy’s catalog is chock-full of fun options.
Yes, just like groceries, household items and even luxe beauty products from Sephora, you can now order and send flowers for timely delivery in just about two hours with Instacart. It works just the same as getting an item delivered to you, except you’ll want to enter the recipient’s address instead of your own.
The great thing about Instacart is that it offers a “make this order a gift” option where you can provide the giftee’s name and phone number, select a cute gift card image and add a thoughtful message. If you’re worried about the flowers getting to them, your partner will receive a notification that lets them view the message you wrote and track the flower delivery. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
If your giftee is the type to geek out over coffee, this monthly subscription box can help them get their caffeine fix. Start with a three-month subscription that’ll send them coffee and culture from various places around the world.
This whiskey membership is so flexible to gift. Simply buy a membership, and they can choose what they want in their kit and when they want it delivered. Flaviar lets you choose from tasting flight or full-size bottle options, so your giftee will definitely get exactly what they want this year. Take advantage of the holiday special deals before they’re gone.
The CHW club membership is perfect for those that love to switch up their wine selections. Gain access to hand-picked seasonal bottles, extra discounts on select Cameron Hughe’s wine sales, 15 percent off regular orders year-round, as well as early entry to special promotions. Choose between monthly or quarterly deliveries, starting at $60.
Beauty lovers and novices alike will go bananas over an Ipsy subscription that includes personalized picks for their unique skin tone, eye and hair color, makeup experience, hair type and skin concerns. This set is advanced, but prices start at just $14 a month.
Offering a huge variety of personalized and customizable boxes, greeting cards and sweet treats, Boomf is the perfect gifting service that will leave the giftee with the impression you’ve been planning this gift all year.
This genius service allows you to create quick and thoughtful videos to surprise the giftee in question without having to DIY. It offers a vast selection of themed and customizable templates that you can send instantly.
Let your loved one in on the best clothing subscription service around: Nuuly. It has all of the brands we’re obsessed with, from Urban Outfitters to Rachel Antonoff, and it’s just $98 a month. This is one of those gifts that we’re encouraging you to get for yourself, too. It’ll save space in your closet and room in your wallet and will help you expand and explore your own unique fashion tastes. You get six items a month and, if you fall in love with the pieces, you’ll get a major discount on them if you’d like to purchase them.
This is the best last-minute gift you can send to any home chef you know. A subscription to ButcherBox allows your foodie S.O. to receive up to 14 pounds of high-quality meat (and free bacon) at their door each month. The cuts and options will help them refresh their recipe books and bring renewed energy to their home cooking endeavors. Plus, choose the high-quality, sustainably sourced product you want to get for FREE in every order for a year right now as a limited-time deal.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you already know how much the service’s ridiculously expansive product range is, and how the one to two-day shipping speeds are a major game-changer. Plus, Prime members get access to special deals and streaming services. You can give the gift of Prime for an entire year for $139.
You really can’t go wrong with a food gift. Goldbelly has an array of gourmet meals that are sure to please. They can choose from different courses, cuisines, restaurants and top-tier chefs to treat themselves to a little something special.
For the person on your list who is obsessed with fashion and trends, get them a Rent the Runway membership. There are three different plan options, but they will essentially get to handpick and receive four or more designer items per month. They then get to decide when they’d like to return the garments—rinse and repeat!
With Urban Stems, you send bouquets of flowers to anyone you love—but you can also go a step further and gift them an Urban Stems subscription. All you have to do is choose between the Classic ($55), Seasonal ($75) or Luxe ($105) plans, then set up how often you want flowers delivered to the recipient. It can be as often as bi-weekly, too, so your giftee can constantly have fresh blooms.
Speaking from personal experience, Cameo is a great way to surprise your loved one with a thoughtful video message from their fave athlete, actor, musician, comedian, politician, etc. There really is no shortage of options, and you can even filter your search to show creators that have a 24-hour delivery turnover. It’s truly a procrastinator-friendly gift!
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