We’ve all been in that situation before when we’ve left buying a gift for someone all the way up until the very last minute. Avoid the urge to rush out in a panic and buy some tat for the sake of it, I’m here with a few hand gifts that will be perfect for most occasions, even if you’ve left it all the way up to the very last minute possible.
Useful Subscriptions or Gift Cards
A gift card can often be a clear sign of a forgotten gift or last minute purchase, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Rather than giving someone a plain old gift card, you should instead try buying them a subscription for a couple of months of a service that they’d like. Standout examples would be music streaming services like Spotify, or delivery and streaming services like Amazon Prime. These can be much more useful than a normal gift card, and best of all, the recipient will probably be thinking of you whenever they use it.
In this world of smartphone photography, it can be rare to have many physical photographs, but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less treasured or nice to have. One of the biggest barriers to printing photographs is that you have to leave your house and go visit somewhere that offers a printing service, which are often self-service and unintuitive to use. That means that, unfortunately, a lot of people never have it done. A photo printer makes for a great gift because it will let the recipient print out as many photos as they like, all within the comfort of their own home.
If you’re looking for a gift for an older child, then it can sometimes be a little difficult to find something that is age appropriate. Too old for toys and too young to appreciate clothes, books etc. it can be a nightmare to hit the right mark with your gift. Well, worry no longer. There are lots of services out there that offer a driving experience to kids, letting them take control of the wheel and drive around a supervised course. This gift will give them all the bragging rights they need to one-up their friends and it can make for a really special experience that they will remember for a long time.
Time in the Sky
Experiences can make for much better gifts than physical objects, and what better experience is there than spending some time up in the sky in a plane or helicopter. Lots of flying services will offer vouchers that can be redeemed at any point over the span of a year, so you don’t have to worry about booking in a date. Some of these flying services will even offer the opportunity to take control of the stick and fly the helicopter yourself for a short period. How neat is that?
While a photo printer can be a great gift, they can be a little on the pricier side, so if you’d like to give something that is capable of the same sort of sentimental value, you might want to take a look at some of the online photo printing services out there. They’ll print out your photos and frame them for you, or even print them on to different objects like cushions, mugs, phone cases, calendars and much more. If you have a particularly great picture in mind, then this can be a very personal gift to give to someone, even when you don’t have much time left to find something. There are a lot of services out there online and you’ll usually be able to find some money saving deals. For example, I’ve saved on photo printing with discounts from Groupon.