Whether you forgot about a spring birthday or you’re running late to a grad party, sometimes you need a gift in a hurry. Whatever the reason, it’s not too late. Depending on the hour, stores may be closed, and one-day shipping isn’t always an option. 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 special events 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 birthdays a little more cheer.
Music streaming services
Whether you’ve got a favorite playlist or you just want some new jams, a music service is always worth it. Spotify’s new Made For You section is better than ever, but you have to keep an eye on the monthly 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 help 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 some of the gifts of the year, but they’re still a bear to track down. 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 fit into the other categories: