Great last minute gifts you can print or email

The holiday countdown has begun and Christmas will be here in no time. You may be worried that there isn’t much time left to send something to a family member, friend or colleague. But if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, fear not. There are many thoughtful last-minute gifts that won’t look like you’re scrambling to grab something.

We’ve put together a list of great gift options that you can print and pack (or email) in seconds. And we’ve included options for every budget and interest. Whether your recipient is traveling, concerts, music or watching TV back and forth, you’re sure to please everyone on your list. Here are a few great printable last-minute holiday gift ideas, including subscription boxes, that you can buy online and email. Gift Cards, streaming services and more.

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What could be cooler than getting someone a star? Buying them a real square foot of land in Scotland and an accompanying lordship or ladyship. Each land purchased comes with a personalized title certificate (emailed within 24 hours) and a unique land number. This conservation effort also promises a tree planted for every order. Deals start at $42.

This is such a fun, unique gift. Who wouldn’t want to be “officially” appointed a lord or lady?

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Give the gift of travel with an Airbnb card. The cards are only available digitally, but that shouldn’t be a problem as you can apply the money to any reservation. With Airbnb, the gift recipient can choose their destination, amenities and length of stay. The card does not expire, but must be linked to their account within 90 days of purchase, so be sure to let them know when you give them the card. When you buy directly from Airbnb, card amounts range from $25 to $2,000.

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Nothing beats the gift of experience, right? If you know someone who has always craved the thrill of sprinting on a racetrack, you can give it just that. Gift certificates start at $79 for the ride-along option, and $343 for supercar driver options.

The service takes the buyer into an elite supercar at one of more than 35 race tracks in the USA.


Why stop at one book or magazine subscription when you can gift someone with almost unlimited resources?

Scribd, for example, costs $12 per month, a price that includes unlimited access to Scribd’s library of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and other media. You can gift a six-month subscription for $60 or an annual subscription for $120.

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Unlimited on-demand music is one of the true technological pleasures of the 21st century. So gift someone Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify or any other subscription service. And what a gift: All the world’s music (more or less) is at your fingertips, with options for offline listening, playlist sharing, and more.

Not sure which one to choose? Check out CNET’s list of the best streaming music services. Are you sure you want to give away Spotify (which would be my pick if you were wondering)?


I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for as long as I can remember, so I’m always shocked to find that some people don’t have this service. So how else can they watch Squid Game, The Crown, Derry Girls and countless other TV gems that can only be found there?

Yes — you have to help these people.

Oh, do they already have Netflix? What about Hulu? The Limited Ads plan only costs $8 per month, so a gift card worth only $25 will be good for about three months. Don’t want to buy one via PayPal? You can find real Hulu gift cards in almost every drugstore and supermarket.

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Disney Plus gives you access to the DEU – the Disney entertainment universe – including Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, The Simpsons and Star Wars. This includes new shows like The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and Loki, as well as old-school classics like Doug and DuckTales.

The service supports four simultaneous streams and seven separate user profiles, making it a great gift for families. You can do Buy Disney Plus for yourself or Give Disney Plus as a gift.

Read our Disney Plus review.


There’s nothing better than watching a live performance, especially after you get bored during the winter months. Give them something to look forward to when the ice melts with last-minute concert tickets from StubHub. Catch performances from Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Adele, Andrea Bocelli, Harry Styles and more.

If live music isn’t their thing, you can gift them laughter with performances by comedy legends like Rob Schneider and others. If you’re looking for a classy night out, StubHub also carries tickets to Broadway-style musicals and local ballet performances.

Be sure to check CNET’s coupon page for monetization codes from StubHub before completing the checkout.


Personally speaking, I can think of few better internet-based gifts than an Amazon Prime subscription. I mean, let’s talk about the gift that keeps giving: The buyer enjoys a day or two of free shipping on most items Amazon sells for a year.

But this is just for beginners. They also get a substantial list of additional benefits, including things like streaming movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, and freely accessible music and e-book libraries. That’s a lot for your $139. (Too steep? There’s also a three-month option priced at $45.)

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Don’t forget the always popular option of the subscription box! Cratejoy’s Geek & Gaming section can help you choose the perfect monthly delivery for your favorite tech-savvy friend or family member, and includes boxes for many other categories too.

Obviously, the first box won’t arrive on time, but you can print the what’s here certificate and give them something to look forward to.

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Sure, you can go to any retail store near you to pick up a gift card, but that only works if you’re about to see your recipient in person. If you need a delivered gift card, go to eGifter, which offers a wide variety of “cards” that arrive instantly via email. You can even add an online greeting card, invite others to join, and add a photo or video for a more personalized touch.

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