5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Are Still Thoughtful

If you have gotten behind on your mental health, you aren’t sleeping well, or maybe you got off track from your healthy eating goals, then we can almost guarantee that you are feeling overwhelmed, and other parts of your life have suffered. Don’t let that add to your stress, though. We are here to help you and contribute as best as we can to your gift giving success this year. If you are strapped on time, don’t fret. All of the following gifts can be paid for and given to the recipient within the next few days or even the same day. It’s times like this that we are extremely thankful for the technological advancements that make this all happen! Aright, no more wasting time, let’s get to it!

An E-Gift Card

A gift card is always a great go-to. But if you are seriously strapped for time, you can purchase an e-gift card and have it emailed right to the recipient. Because of the flexibility that this allows, you could purchase one for any of their favorite brands. We do recommend writing a card by hand, though. That way you do indeed show them you care and were thinking of them enough to sit down and write to them. Maybe warn them not to check their email for a couple hours, until you can be there in person to tell them about it and give them the card!

A Book

Though a book can seem played out we think it would be nice to gift a book that means something to you. If you don’t even have time to get to the store to get a new copy of the book, it might be more meaningful to give them your very own copy of the book. You can even inscribe on the front page why you think they would like it, and what it means to you. If you have a few extra moments, earmark some pages (or use bookmarks if you are a purist and don’t bend your pages). This will show them which moments of the book stuck out to you, and will remind them of you when they get to that page.

Or, you can get them an audio book subscription!

Gift Baskets

If you want to send a basket of goods but aren’t going to get the chance to get to the store to gather a bunch of high-quality items, then FTD has your back. A gift basket delivery is sure to bring a smile and a full stomach. They have a variety of baskets to choose from, too. You can get the meat and cheese basket, a fruit basket, a cornucopia harvest, or you can just go straight for the Godiva tower. No matter what you choose, the recipient is sure to love it. And while you are at it, you may as well throw in a Godiva tower for yourself too!

Monthly Coffee Subscription

A monthly coffee subscription from Blue Bottle Coffee is a great last-minute gift, because it is one that will be delivered later in the month. You can gift them the subscription in person, and tell them all about it, and then they will get to receive it in the mail when the time comes! Their most popular gift subscription is the 6-month one. That comes with a half bag of whole-bean classic blends, delivered every other week, for a total of 12 shipments of coffee. This will give them a chance to try so many new blends, and it gets you off the hook for gift giving for 6 months. Win, win!

Masterclass Membership

Giving the gift of an Annual Masterclass Membership, is truly a thoughtful gift that can be given at the final hour. Masterclass has tons of videos of professionals teaching you about their mastered profession. Each class has on-demand videos that can be watched at their preferred pace, a class workbook with optional assignments, and an online community for them to interact and learn with. Plus, Masterclass will delay send their subscription email, so it can be delivered right when you want it to!

Just because you are pressed for time doesn’t mean that thoughtfulness has to suffer. We hope you see that there are plenty of options out there, you just have to know where to look (AKA in this article).