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10 gifts you can print or email asap!


Today is the last day you can shop before Christmas. But you are not the only retailer in the end. In addition to the crowds, stocked products can make it difficult to find all kinds of names, especially around Christmas time, and you can struggle with empty shelves inside your store. Fortunately, there are some great options for the final giveaways.

If you take the time to buy something for your family, friends or colleagues, buy them online and sign up for music services, gift cards and more.


What's cooler than buying someone a star? Buying them an actual square foot of land in Scotland and the accompanying lordship or ladyship that goes with it. Each plot purchased comes with a personalized title certificate (delivered via email within 24 hours) and a unique plot number. This conservation-minded 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" designated a lord or lady?

2. The gift of race car driving

Nothing beats the gift of experience, right? If you know someone who's always craved the thrill of blazing around a racetrack at breakneck speed, you can give them exactly that. Gift vouchers start at $69 for the ride-along option, with driver options starting at $179.

3. The gift of reading


Why stop at a single book or magazine subscription when you can gift someone a virtually unlimited supply? Scribd, for example, costs $10 a month, a price that includes unlimited access to Scribd's library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other media. You can give a six-month gift subscription for $50 or a year for $100.

4. The gift of listening

Unlimited on-demand music is one of the true technological joys of the 21st century. So give someone the gift of Amazon Music UnlimitedApple MusicGoogle Play MusicSpotify or another subscription service. And what a gift that is: All the music of the world (more or less) at their fingertips, with options for offline listening, playlist sharing and more. Not sure which one to choose? Check out CNET's roundup of the best music-streaming services. Know for sure you want to give Spotify (which, if you're curious, would be my pick)? Here's how to give Spotify as a gift.

5. The gift of watching Part 1

I've been a Netflix subscriber for as long as I can remember, so I'm always shocked to find that some folks don't have the service. How else, then, can they watch Squid Game, The Crown, You, BoJack Horseman, Black Mirror and countless other TV gems that can be found only there? Yeah -- you need to help these people out. Here's how to gift Netflix for the holidays, including the all-important e-gift option. Oh, they already have Netflix? Then how about Hulu? The Limited Commercials plan costs just $7 per month, so a mere $25 gift card would be good for about three months. Don't want to purchase one through PayPal? You can find actual Hulu gift cards in just about every drug store and supermarket.

6. The gift of watching, Part 2

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

The service supports four simultaneous streams and seven discrete user profiles, making it a great gift for families. Just keep in mind that some Verizon and Fios users will already be getting a free year to start.

You can buy Disney Plus for yourself or give Disney Plus as a gift.

 

Read our Disney Plus review.

7. The gift of a performance

There's nothing better than seeing a live performance, especially after you've been hunkering down during the winter months. Give them something to look forward to when the ice thaws with last-minute concert tickets from StubHub. Catch performances from Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Andrea Bocelli, Twice, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

If live music isn't their style, you can give them the gift of laughter with performances from comedic legends such as Trevor Noah, Jim Gaffigan and others. StubHub also carries tickets to Broadway-style musicals and local ballet performances if you're looking to spend a classy night out.

8. The gift of Amazon Prime


Speaking personally, I can think of few better internet-based gifts than a subscription to Amazon Prime. I mean, talk about the gift that keeps on giving: For an entire year, the recipient gets to experience the joy that is free one- or two-day shipping on most of what Amazon sells.

But that's just for starters. They also get a considerable roster of additional benefits, including things like streaming movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage and freely accessible libraries of music and ebooks. That's a lot of stuff for your $119. (Too steep? There's also a three-month option priced at $39.)

9. The gift that comes every month


Don't forget the ever-popular option of a subscription box! Cratejoy's Geek & Gaming section can help you pick the perfect monthly delivery for your favorite tech-minded friend or family member and has boxes for lots of other categories as well.

Obviously the first box won't arrive in time, but you can print a here's-what's-coming certificate and give them something to look forward to.

10. The gift of gift cards


Sure, you can run into your nearest any-retail-store-on-the-planet to grab a gift card, but that works only if you're about to see your recipient in person. If you need a gift card delivered, head to eGifter, which offers a huge selection of "cards" that arrive instantly via email. You can even include an online greeting card, invite others to chip in and add a photo or video for a more personalized touch.