Welcome, everyone, to Procrastinators Anonymous. I'm Rick, self-appointed group leader, and I'm here to help you with this year's Gift Procurement Postponement Situation.
As I write this, it's Dec. 1
Quick fix: Why not support your friendly neighborhood small business? Bet you can find some great last minute gifts there.
Of course, as the clock clicks closer to Dec. 25, your retail options grow smaller. Thankfully, as long as there's ink in the printer (and, um, internet in the computer), you can score something great – even with just minutes left before gift-exchange time. Note that CNET may receive commission from the sale of products featured on this page.
Here, then, is my list of the best last-minute gifts you can print at home or email from anywhere.
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Why stop at a single book or magazine subscription?
Scribd, for example, costs $ 8.99 per month, which includes unlimited access to Scribd's library of eBooks, audiobooks, sheet music, magazines and news articles and more. See it at Scribd
The poison of listening
If you know someone who consumes music old-school – LPs, CDs and so forth – it's time to introduce them to the joys of unlimited on-demand listening.
In other words, Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify 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. Spotify (which, if you're curious, would you like my pick)? Here's .
See it at Spotify
The gift of watching
I've been a Netflix subscriber for as long as I can remember, so I'm always shocked to find some folks do not have the service. Black Mirror, BoJack Horseman, Glow, Godless, Maniac,The Crown and Countless Other TV
Yeah – you need to help these people out. Here'sincluding the all-important e-gift option.
Oh, they already have Netflix? Then how about Hulu? $ 7.99 per month
See it at Hulu
Hulu does not offer an actual gift card, however PayPal for a Hulu e-gift card.
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At the risk of sounding like Amazon, I can think of better Internet-based gifts than a subscription to Amazon Prime. I mean, talk about the gift that keeps on giving. Amazon sells.
See it at Amazon
But that's just for starters. Theyincluding things like streaming movies and tv shows, and free libraries of music and ebooks. That's a lot of stuff for your $ 129. (Too steep? There's also a three-month option priced at $ 39.)
The Gift of Gift Cards
Sure, you can run any business in your nearest or any retail store on the planet person. If you need a gift card, head to eGifter, which offers a huge selection of "cards" that arrive instantly via email. See it at eGifter
The poison that comes every month
Do not forget the subscription-box option! Cratejoy's Geek & Gaming section
See it at Cratejoy
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.
And there you have it! Six awesome gift options that you can print and wrap (or email) in seconds. If you know any other great gifts, share 'em in the comments. In the meantime, happy holidays to you and yours from mine and mine.
Originally published on Dec. 23, 2015.
Update, Dec. 17, 2018: Added new information.
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