Last Minute Gifts To The Rescue

December 19, 2013    |    By +
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For the shopping procrastinators out there who have not yet drafted their Christmas lists, a feeling of panic is settling in as the countdown to Christmas continues. You might realize, there are so many people on your list—your significant other, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, co-workers— it’s starting to become a really long list. If you’re looking for deals online, you know that there are only a few days left, unless you want to pay the high price of expedited shipping. It’s starting to get stressful, but don’t give up just yet! We’ve got the best last minute gifts that will get to you just in time for Christmas, without compromising any thoughtfulness whatsoever. With any of these amazing last minute gifts, you will be the gifting hero you’ve always wanted to be.

If you need a last minute gift for the bookworm in your life, get them a three-month subscription from Oyster. This gift gives unlimited access to over 100,000 eBooks on iPad and iPhone including New York Times bestsellers, the latest in fiction, and literary debuts. This gift can be e-delivered so you can get it right this minute.



Who doesn’t love going to the movies? With this $25 Fandango gift card, you can give a lucky someone a memorable cinematic experience with their choice of any film and even throw in some popcorn and drinks. Or you could give the ultimate gift of entertainment and customization with this $50 iTunes Emailable Gift Card. Perfect for all media lovers, they can buy a ton of music, movies, and more on their favorite device. Sent by email with no printing required, this is a stress-free way to cross off lots of names on your list. We have more gift card ideas, as well, for you.




Traveling to San Francisco for the holidays? Give the chocolate lover in your life an unforgettable experience with this Gourmet Chocolate Tour from Cloud 9 Living. Enjoy a walking and tasting tour, and meet some of San Francisco’s chocolatiers. An email or printable certificate is available immediately after purchase. Other cities have this type of tour as well; check out Cool Food Tours You Can Gift Now.




If you want to give a gift that will last longer than the usual ones, check out this Wine of the Month club from Amazing Clubs. Wine lovers will enjoy receiving two different bottles of premium wine from award-winning wineries every season. Or, shop our list of more Of the Month Clubs.




If you have a daredevil in your life that loves the thrill, it must be hard to think of a gift that will be just exciting as they are. Fear not! Cloud 9 Living specializes in the coolest experiential gifts including this Tandem Skydiving package with instant delivery. Or, check out more Instant Gifts for Daredevils.



Need more last minute gift ideas? Relax! We have got you covered with our gift lists of 20 last minute gifts under $20, last minute gifts for women, and last minute gifts for men.






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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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