7 Awesome Last-Minute Gifts Ideas

Christmas is almost here and you just realized you forgot to buy holiday gifts for someone in your life? You probably have no time to buy some gifts and get them delivered in time for Christmas. Not fret — the perfect present can be just an email away. Check out our list of great last-minute gift ideas below:

1. Gift Cards: iTunes, online retailers

last-minute giftiTunes gift card is a great choice for digital entertainment lovers.  You can gift holiday-related songs, movies, TV shows, and so on. If you want to be more creative, a custom playlist is also a good idea.  Through iTunes, you can also gift iTunes Store Gift Certificates from $15 to $50 denominations.

Struggle to think of gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Major retailers’ e-gift card can never go wrong: Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Gilt and Home Depot.

2. Music Subscription

last minute giftFor music lovers, the gift of music subscription is just the thing for them. Spotify’s premium service plans run $9.99 per month, with access to virtually unlimited streaming music from your computer and your mobile phone- wherever you are, on or offline.

There are some other popular music services to choose from: Mog, Napster, Rdio, and Rhapsody.

3. Video Streaming Service

Christmas last minute giftFor someone who likes to watch movies or TV shows, the gift of on-demand entertainment by emailing them subscriptions to Netflix could be a great idea. Netflix is available for purchase in monthly increments.

If you or your loved ones is not a fan of Netflix, check out 7 Great Alternative for Netflix.

4. Audible

Send audio books for grandma’s long car rides via Audible, either monthly subscriptions or select individual books.

5. Ebooks

For the bookworm on your gift list, send the gift of ebooks. Buy Kindle books by clicking the “Give as Gift” widget on each Kindle Store book page. Simple as that! Books can be read on Kindle or one of Amazon’s free reading apps.

6. Custom Christmas cards

last minute giftFor that special someone, a gift card or subscription may not enough to tell how much you love him/her. They deserve better and the gift should be one-of-a-kind. A personalized Christmas video or ecard with your photos, background music and videos can be a nice choice.

Learn more: Make Personalized Homemade Cards for Christmas 2011

7. Software

Christmas gift For music lovers: Streaming Audio Recorder – Record any music from any online radio station. Enjoy songs, broadcasts, etc. in their original quality, anywhere and on all popular devices for free.

For movie fans: Video Converter Ultimate – The ultimate package to rip, burn and convert. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a blazing-fast drag-and-drop DVD burner, ripper and digital video converter that also lets you convert video/audio to and from virtually any video format out there.

For bookworms: MePub – Build EPUB eBooks from .doc, .pdf, .html, .txt, .chm, etc. It can help you quickly create an EPUB eBook from up to 100 files in most popular formats at one time.

Anything I missed? Share your last-minute ideas in the comments below.