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Last-Minute Gifts That Don't Suck

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December 23, 2015 · 1.8k Views

Hey guys and whoa, if you’re reading this blog post, you’re sure cutting it close. But that’s okay, we understand how stressful Christmas shopping can be amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whoever you are, we’ve got you covered. The best Christmas gifts doesn’t just come from DIY or the mall, they’re actually right here and ready for you to purchase at receive at any time! Yes, we’re talking gift cards (come on now, who doesn’t love gift cards to their favorite stores hm?) but we’ve got more creative ways for you to get on that last minute gifting.

Check out our list below for awesome instant Christmas gifts just a few short clicks away. We hope you find something and get all your shopping done today. Happy shopping and happy holidays to you and your family!

Top 10 Last Minute Gifts That Don’t Suck

1. Groupon and Livingsocial

Told you we’re not dishing out gift card only offers! This is our top pick for last minute gifts that will really amaze. Groupon and Livingsocial are both major online marketplace that sells top local deals, restaurant vouchers, gym membership vouchers, hotel deals, getaway offers and much much more. Just head over to either site and punch in your location for local deals or if you’re planning something big, you really can’t miss with their getaways and hotel deals!

Our two cents? Both sites offer similar discounts with just slight difference in local offers so we recommend looking at both and checking out what kind of promotional offers and coupons they currently have:

Groupon Coupons & Discounts

Livingsocial Coupons & Discounts

Groupon has a best holiday gifts page dedicated to last minute shoppers filled with their curated collection of top gifts and gifts ideas so DO check that out if you’re uncertain of what to get for a special someone. Head over to Livingsocial and shop their last minute gifts featuring everything you can think of for a great experiential gifts. Can’t go wrong with gifting new experiences or restaurants to try!

2. Magazine Subscription

Have a avid magazine reader in your midst? Head out at any local retail store, pick up a cute mug and give the gift of a year long magazine subscription. Your pick from Sports Illustrated, The Economist, US Weekly, People, Cooking Light and much more. Magazine.com is our pick for any and all magazine subscriptions as they feature a huge selection with savings up to 94% off. As a holiday special, they also host their red tag sale for 70-90% off select magazines like Time, Better Homes, InStyle, Women’s Health and more popular magazines. Need more discounts? We got you. Head over to our Magazines.com coupon page for $5 off coupon code!

3. Amazon Prime Membership

Who isn’t a fan of Amazon right? Their Prime membership makes for an awesome (and practical) Christmas gift! Prime members get free 2-day shipping on million of Amazon items PLUS you get unlimited photo storage, instant TV shows and movie streaming, free books and much much more. Prime membership is $99 a year, it is a pricey gift but worthwhile for your Amazon lover!

4. Gift Cards from Raise.com or PayPal Digital Gifts

We think gift cards are more popular than ever. There’s still plenty of thoughts and love behind a gift card present, like, “I know you really love to shop at (name of store) and here is free money to shop at said store, enjoy!”. Nothing wrong with that! Whether you’re gifting to a loved one, friend, parent or coworker, they’re sure to put that gift card to good use buying something they like .

Our top picks for online gift card purchase is Raise.com which popularly offers gift cards at discounted price up to as much as 70% off. You can find gift cards from Forever 21, Walmart, Panera, Nordstrom, Sephora and much more, plus, browse their sale gift cards for a deal! Like to save? Get a little extra dollars off your gift card purchase with a Raise.com coupon from us!

PayPal Digital Gifts is our next pick. You can find all of their offers on ebay.com and browse from discounted gift cards up to 20% off. Gift card purchases from both site has an email option to ensure that your receiver gets it right in time.

5. Netflix, Hulu Plus or HBO Now Membership Gift

Game of Thrones, The Mindy Project or House of Cards, take your pick and gift someone a streaming video service membership! Shopping on a budget? The cheapest pick of the three would be either Hulu Plus or Netflix with HBO Now at $14.99 per month. Create your own snack bundle and gift the gift of a movie or TV show marathon night with your favorite person!

6. Media Streaming Gift Card or Membership from Spotify or Audible

More digital membership gifting! Who doesn’t love music and books? Give the gift of Spotify or Pandora membership for that one person who always always have their headphones on. Spotify offers different premium services including family plan specials and PlayStation 4 console special so be sure to check that out before making your purchase. They’re currently running a special where you can try the premium at just $0.99 for 3 months and afterwards, per month rate will be $9.99 (cancel anytime!).

Someone you know may be interested in audio books! Audible is a part of Amazon Company with over 180,000 popular titles available. These are perfect on the road, for your commute to work and a relaxing day at home. Gift an Audible membership at just $14.95 per month with additional membership benefits.

7. Social Gifting with guusto app

Never heard of guusto? It comes highly recommended for those who just don’t know what to get for an associate at work, friend or client. They don’t need to app to redeem their gift! Simply download the app, set your location and amount and gift it! Need more details? Check out guusto.com and their app is available for just iOS at the moment but here are some alternate apps that works the same:

  • Gratafy (limited locations) for both iOS and Android + use code HOLIDAY10 for $10 off $50 (expires 12/31/2015)

  • Jifiti can help you easily send a gift right now, no app download required.

8. Steam

Have a gaming lover in your midst? Grand Theft Auto Five, Skyrim, Star Wars, you name it, Steam has it. Steam is one of the most popular online gaming platform with thousands of games available for a discounted price. Simply browse and gift a game or grab a Steam gift card!

9. Instacart

Give the give of a personalize grocery/snack/drinks bundle! This is incredibly simple and fun gift to create! Just enter your zip code and if Instacart is available in those areas, you can shop from a list of eligible stores (includes major retail stores like Target). Easy right? Your select items will be delivered within the hour. Plus if you’re new to Instacart, you get free delivery on your first order!

Use Instacart before? Don’t fret, you have access to top Instacart coupons and discount codes with us. Don’t forget to check eligible stores shipping page and you will likely also find a coupon code for their Instacart service.

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I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.

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