Since I can remember, I’ve literally done all of my holiday gift shopping on Christmas Eve, and there have been a few anxiety-inducing occasions when I’ve forgotten someone on my list on Christmas Day. Fortunately, thanks to the advent of online gifting options, if you happen to find yourself in this rather unfortunate situation this year, you’re not completely shit out of luck. As a bona fide anti-holiday person with a penchant for procrastinating, I’ve become pretty well-versed in the art of finding the best last minute gifts that you can literally send online or via email — even in an Uber while on your way to your family’s Christmas (or whichever holiday you honor and celebrate) dinner.
Obviously, making a mad dash into your local grocery store (because frankly, that’s all that will be open) to get your hands on a generic gift card is an option, but believe me, there are plenty of other easy and quick gifting options that will actually make it look like you put some effort into — even if you most certainly did not.
Because really, pursuing over the hopelessly picked-over selection of cheesy holiday Hallmark cards and gift cards is a dead give away that you have no time management skills (*raising my guilty little hand*) or have forgotten about the giftee in question altogether. TBH, some of these instant gift options that you can deliver via email aren’t just decent last minute options, but they’re also just cool gifts that people will actually use and love in general. From Lyft cards to a BoxyCharm subscription that keeps on giving, these surprisingly cool gift ideas will come to the rescue when it’s seriously crunch time.
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This story was originally published on STYLECASTER.