The holidays are here at last. Found yourself invited to a last-minute virtual Christmas party? Totally forgot a stocking stuffer for someone? Maybe you missed the shipping deadline and the post office couldn’t get to your giftee in time. Whatever the reason, it’s not too late. At the same time, many stores are closed and one-day-shipping isn’t really an option today. The answer is to go with a digital gift.
Buying digital gifts may seem like the easy way out, but they really have a ton of appeal — especially when we can’t celebrate the holidays together. There’s a lot to give from music and movie subscriptions to gift cards from some of the biggest online retailers. Here are a few sure-fire ways to give the holidays a little more cheer.
Music streaming services
Whether you’ve got a favorite holiday playlist or you just want some new jams, a music service is always worth it. Spotify Wrapped has us reminiscing, but it’s time to start thinking about next year’s costs. These digital gifts can help you cover the expenses for your friends and family!
TV and Movie streaming services
Even if you’re not into music, there’s always something new to watch. As the number of streaming platforms balloons even further, it can really help to give your loved ones a taste of premium, binge-worthy shows. Try these digital gifts on for size.
Premium gaming memberships
The Xbox Series X, Series S, and PlayStation 5 are sure to be some of the gifts of the year, but there’s only so much you can do offline. Here’s a great way to get connected to Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus, or splash some cash at the Nintendo eShop:
App Store and Play Store gift cards
It’s tough to go wrong with a gift card, but you’ll have to choose carefully. Not everyone has access to both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, but it’s always nice to grab a premium app or rent a movie. Use these digital gifts to hook up your friends with some store credit.
Digital gifts for top retailers
We’ve gone pretty heavily on the digital value so far, but maybe your giftee is just looking for a way to shop at their favorite store. After all, Amazon has pretty much anything you can think of. These are just a few of our favorite places to shop:
Digital gifts for other services
In a world where we can’t really travel very far, services like DoorDash have taken over. Everyone loves food, and it’s always nice to defray the delivery costs. Here are a few digital gift ideas that don’t really fit into the other categories: