With Christmas Day less than a week away it’s crunch time for anyone who hasn’t already made a list and checked it twice. If you still have a few outstanding gifts to get for friends or family, or a Secret Santa gift to pick up for someone at work, have no fear—there’s no shortage of unique gifts you can download or email in an instant. No shipping times, no checkout lines, and no mall parking lots required.
The gift of reading
Gift cards and subscriptions to well-known digital services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Netflix are popular choices this time of year. But if you really want to surprise someone gift them a subscription to the digital magazine service Texture or digital eBook service Scribd. For kids, give the gift of Epic!, a digital library full of books for kids under 12.
The gift of better eating
If you’ve listened to a single podcast in the past year you’ve no doubt heard of the meal-kit service Blue Apron. Unfortunately, Blue Apron doesn’t deliver in Canada. But Chefs Plate does, and they offer digital gift cards in any denomination you’d like to give. Meals start at $9.95 per serving and the continually revolving menu is always loaded with mouthwatering choices.
The gift of Amazon Prime
Giving someone an Amazon gift card for Christmas is a great idea, but giving the gift of an Amazon Prime membership is even better. In addition to 2-day shipping and access to exclusive Amazon discounts on just about everything, the gift receiver gets access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and an unlimited online photo storage service.