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Did you miss the holiday mailing deadlines? Don’t panic!

As usual, tech offers you a digital lifeline and online gifting is going to be bigger than ever this year. So what options are available to you?

Ideas for Digital Christmas Gifts

If you can’t muster up the courage to face the final days of holiday shopping, or if your recipient is too far away to ship to this late in the holiday season, these are your options for online redemption:

  • The Old Favorite: Tried and trusted, gift cards have been given a new lease of life thanks to online delivery. Most major retailers offer direct delivery of e-gift certificates and you can even personalize them to your heart’s content. A great place to start is http://www.giftcards.com.
  • Solutions via Social: Facebook has you connected with everyone you’ve ever known by now, meaning you can share not only pictures of your pets with them, but also anything from a digital latte to a full meal for their family. The sheer range of what’s available should cover all tastes, you’ll just need to pick their favorite at https://www.facebook.com/gifts.
  • Service Subscriptions: For the gift that keeps on giving, a subscription to an online publication or delivery service pays off time and again. Whether it’s the gift of hours in front of the TV via Netflix and Hulu Plus, or saving on delivery with Amazon Prime, subscriptions offer a quick and easy alternative when gift cards just won’t do the trick.
  • Do the Download: If you want to select a specific piece of music, movie or video games, most are now available as a gift download. Simply pick the platform that they use – often Android or Apple – search for the title, and use the gift option to deliver a download link that drops into their inbox just in time for Christmas. Instant access for them, minimal holiday hassle for you.

Now that you know your options, enjoy all your last-minute shopping from the comfort of your own couch.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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