How to do last minute gifts for your friends and family

Sadly, this happens to most people at least once in their lifetime. For many, it is a yearly occurrence. A special occasion arrives, and you have no gifts to give. Even with the rapid delivery services of businesses like Amazon, there still doesn’t seem to be enough time in the world to plan and organize a present for your friends and family. The best thing to do is to look for gifts that arrive looking like a present that you have spent a lot of time thinking about. Here are just a few ideas for you to consider when looking for presents. 

A subscription service

What better present can there be than one that continues to give a gift for a couple of months or even a year. Subscription services have become increasingly popular in recent years with options ranging from channel streaming services to food delivery ones. There is something for everyone. You should think about things that you know your friends and family like or don’t have. If they don’t have Amazon Prime, get it for them for a year. If they like to make food but don’t know how then get them a Gusto subscription that plans their meals for them. There are lots of options out there and all you need is to present a receipt.

Online courses

Since the pandemic, there has been a boom in online services. This is particularly true in the industry of online education. Many of your friends and family may not have had the chance to pursue their passion in higher education. This may be to do with their own interests, financial situation, or just the generation they grew up in. However, these days there are lots of online courses that you can gift to people so that they can follow their interests in depth. It will also show them how well you know them.

Gift cards

These have been around for a while, but they are a safe option. If you know what your friends and family like, there can be nothing better than helping them buy something they actually want. Whilst many people will say that they like that item of clothing you have got, they may feel pressured into not returning it in case they offend you. You can cut out the middleman by giving them a gift card for a shop they like.

DNA test kits

These can be ordered online and are a great gift for your friends who are interested in their heritage and genealogy. DNA test kits have become really popular because they are something that is interactive, and the results can be kept for generations. It allows people to learn all about their family history and connect as a family unit. It is a personal gift that can arrive instantly.

Last minute gifts

People are tough to buy for. However, you do not need to make them feel like you don’t care about them. There are lots of personal last-minute gifts out there that can get you out of this situation. Just make sure to deliver them on time.

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