Last Minute Christmas Gifts

by TerriRexson

Oh dear, did we leave it a bit late? Don't worry, we've got some last minute Christmas gift ideas that will make it look like you planned ahead!

Need a Last Minute Gift?

Some people have all their gifts bought and wrapped by the beginning of November. And, well, others don't!

If you're in the second camp and need to find a thoughtful last minute gift that will show that you care, then these ideas should help. 

A Selection of eBooks

Did you know you can give Amazon eBooks as gifts? All you need is an email address for the recipient. Obviously this is a great last minute gift for someone with a Kindle. But Amazon has free eReader apps for PCs and phones - you can offer to set up an eReader as part of the gift. 

Newly released books in their favorite genre or my their favorite author are good. But how about some aspirational books. Could they set up their own business, would they like to start a hobby like painting?

If you pick some really thoughtful books that show you believe in them then they won't even notice that the gift was a last minute one!

Click the book to the left to search the Kindle Store for just the right books. 

Magazine Subscription

Knitting Today! (1-year)
Only $41.94

A Monthly Magazine Subscription

A magazine subscription is a lovely idea. Amazon have a great range of magazine subscriptions that you can give as a gift. You can even schedule a gift email. 

You can also print out a gift notification card on your printer - Amazon provides this. What you can now do is pop out to a local store and get a copy of the current issue of the magazine.  You can wrap this issue up together with the gift notification card. 

Choose a magazine that the recipient loves but can't afford to buy regularly. Or one that fits with a hobby they have. 

Click the magazine to the left to search for magazine subscriptions to give as a last minute gift. 

Organic Fruit and Nut Subscriptions

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This is a bit different! You can get a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription to have an organic fruit and nut basket delivered. 

A membership to the Fruit & Nut of the Month Club is a great gift for someone health conscious and concerned about the environment. 

You can choose and delivery date for the first installment. Then print out the details. 

You could also buy a small organic gift to wrap up if you have time. 

Tickets to a Game or Show

Shop Concert, Sports, and Theater Tickets


How about tickets to a show or a sports game? Tickets make a great last minute Christmas gift. 

Many tickets are electronic or at least have an electronic receipt these days.

And of course the actual gift is going to the show or game whenever it happens. 

If you find a concert, play or event that the person you are buying for will enjoy, and also get a ticket for yourself so you can take them, they'll be thrilled. 

Amazon Gift Card Gift Cards - Print at Home
Only $50.0

An Print at Home Gift Card

An print at home giftcard is a great gift for anyone who you need to get a last minute gift for. It works well for employees, childcarers, tweens and teens.

If you don't know what someone would really like then an Amazon gift card is a good option whether you've left it to the last minute or not. 

Gift Cards are available in various amounts to suit your budget. 

You might even get away with a Print at Home Gift Card for your significant other if you do it right! (You know your partner, try these ideas at your own risk!)

  • There's a recession on. People don't want to waste money on the wrong gift. Works if they're practical. 
  • Maybe prices will be reduced after Christmas and they can get a better present in the sales? Works if they like the idea of getting more for their money. 
  • Write a poem or message about how they should spend the money on nice things because they deserve it. You might get marks for effort. 
Updated: 11/29/2011, TerriRexson
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