So, you’re a little late. Maybe you forgot somebody on your gift list, or maybe you have just struggled to find something for that hard-to-shop-for someone in your life. Don’t worry! Thanks to the digital age, I’ve got your back. Here are a few totally instant gift ideas that sway from the average, boring gift card…
Skillshare Membership – For anyone who loves to learn new skills or brush up on old ones, Skillshare is my site of choice for learning. They have so many creative classes to choose from taught by professionals right through your computer screen. You can follow along at your own pace and with a membership at only $8 a month, I think it makes a pretty unique and useful gift!
Amazon Prime Membership – Where would I be without my Amazon Prime membership!? I’ve only had one the past year and seriously don’t know how I lived without it. Mind you, the Canadian Amazon site isn’t as great as the US version, but it’s still been super handy. You get free 2 day shipping on anything eligible for Prime. At just $99 for the year, it’s paid for itself tenfold in our household.
Online Photography Classes – a Photography Concentrate e-course is a gift I’ve given in the past and it has proven to be a good one! For anyone looking to improve their photography or photo editing skills, or for newbies behind the lens, their classes make it easy to dive right in. I recommend Extremely Essential Camera Skills and Super Photo Editing Skills.
Bark Box Subscription – For the friend or family member who loves their pup, a Barkbox subscription is an awesome gift idea. You can choose the dog size and every month for as little as $19/mth they will receive a box filled with goodies.
Monthly Beauty Subscription – For the beauty lover or a lady you just want to help feel special, a monthly subscription to a place like Glossybox or Ipsy is a great choice as well. Glossybox offers premium samples of products for $25/mth. Ipsy is just $10 a month for the same type of service and also features premium brands.
Dollar Shave Club -For the man who likes to keep up with his appearance, a Dollar Shave Club membership would make the perfect gift. Razors sent straight to his door for as little as $3.50/mth (in Canada) or $1/mth (US). Choose your blades, get a free handle, and save him from having to go to the drugstore every month.
Blog Template – For the blogger newbie or novice, a fresh blog template is an awesome idea. My shop is currently having a buy 1 get one free sale on all Blogger and WordPress themes until Christmas. One for you, one for them 😉
Casetify Gift Certificate – A gift certificate for a custom phone case from Casetify is a unique idea that has a little more thought behind it than your average gift card. They can use it towards anything on the site (perhaps a cute Wonder Forest case?) and 100% of all gift card purchases goes to the charity Girls Who Code. This charity helps educate and equip girls with the skills to pursue opportunities in tech.
You can send these gifts quickly by email, or get creative and craft a cute card or physical gift card including the information the recipient will need to redeem it. Do you have any other instant gift ideas?