So what if it’s the day before Christmas Eve? That’s plenty of time to grab a fabulous gift for anyone still left on your list. (Or, maybe everyone if you’re just starting). We put together a bunch of solid last-minute tech gift ideas you can still get. Just make sure to leave a little time to gift wrap.
Gift cards that are more than just gift cards
You’ll find no shortage of stores carrying all sorts of cool gift cards, from iTunes to Google Play, plus XBox credits and a whole lot more. But hey, if you don’t want to leave your house, you can use the Gyft app to send your lucky recipient a gift card right from your phone. And you can even personalize it with a video. Cool!
A beautiful group card that keeps on giving
You might need to hustle (and bug your friends and family), but an Imprint makes a beautiful gift from a group of people, with everyone on the list able to share special messages, photos, even videos with the lucky recipient. Once everyone has added what they’d like, just share the link.
A gadget, but with a personal touch
You’ve still got plenty of time to hit your local Target, Best Buy, you get the idea, to grab cool gadgets for the special people in your lives. So what if they’re not techie! These gifts will be a hit with anyone, especially if you add a personal touch. Giving an e-reader? Load it up with a bunch of awesome books. Or if you think they’d love a pair of Bluetooth headphones, add in the Hamilton MixTape to make it extra special.
A DIY video of your favorite family moments
While there are service that can put together beautiful, professionally edited photos and videos of your family, Animoto (very top) lets you do it yourself, and wow, it’s super easy. You can even use their app and edit from your phone. And while the service will cost you about $8/month, you can get a free 14-day trial right now, which is perfect timing for the holidays.
Geeky, STEM-focused subscription gift boxes
We have featured tons of really cool geeky subscription boxes, all of which make perfect last-minute gifts. From Tinker Crate, to Little Passports Science Expeditions, to our sponsor Bitsbox (who you might have heard about on our Spawned podcast), just pop a card in their stocking or under the tree with a photo or print-out of the box they’re getting. How fun to have something to look forward to in January, long after the holidays are over!