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It’s Basically Too Late for Shipping, So Print These Gifts Out

Yeah, you can give the gift of Uber or Whole Foods.

Okay, so you waited till the very end to buy holiday gifts, and now not even last-minute sales or two-day shipping will save you. You could head out into the world, braving the crowds and trying to scrounge up some kind of gift in a blind frenzy — Wait, what’s their shoe size? Do they already have an Apple TV? — or you could save yourself the trouble with an e-gift card, which these days come from a surprisingly broad swath of places (did you know you could give the gift of Airbnb?). Here’s a tip: Even if the gift code will be emailed to them, go to the trouble of printing it out and sticking it in a card you get at the drugstore. Or better yet, put the printout in a box that you then gift wrap. There’s time at least for that.

Netflix Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

So they don’t have to use their parents’ (or ex’s) account to watch Chewing Gum or The OA ever again.

Dermstore Gift Card
From $25 at Dermstore

If you know they’re a skin-care junkie, but you’re at a loss for what products they might want, give them a gift card to Dermstore (or maybe consider gifting them our winter hydration collection?).

Soko Glam E-Gift Card
From $10 at Soko Glam

If their bathroom cabinets are filled with sheet masks and serums, they’ll probably be delighted by the gift of K-beauty from Soko Glam.

The Arrivals Gift Card
From $50 at The Arrivals

This New York City-based label makes the perfect leather coats.

Everlane Gift Card
From $25 at Everlane

Simply — and perfectly — designed T-shirts, casual pants, sweaters, and accessories for men and women.

Glossier Gift Card
From $10 at Glossier

Give the gift of no-makeup makeup and glowing winter skin.

Bergdorf Goodman Gift Card
From $50 at Bergdorf Goodman

They can shop the ultimate New York department store even if they don’t live in New York.

Totokaelo Electronic Gift Card
From $25 at Totokaelo

For the person who’d prefer to shop in SoHo, a gift card to Totokaelo —which carries clothing, accessories, and home goods from designers including Comme des Garçons, Acne Studios, Eckhaus Latta, Rachel Comey, and Off-White — is a safe bet.

Need Supply Online Gift Card
From $25 at Need Supply

A perennial Strategist favorite for stylish home goods and clothing.

Winc Gift Card
From $60 at Winc

A monthly selection of fruity, oaky, or faintly strawberry wine based on their preferences.

Away Gift Card
From $100 at Away

The luggage brand that’s earning raves for a carry-on that charges your devices.

CourseHorse Gift Card
From $25 at CourseHorse

Give the gift of knowledge with courses in everything from figure drawing to macaron-making to fencing.

Blue Apron Gift Card
From $20 at Blue Apron

For the person whose New Year’s resolution is to cook more, why not make it a cinch?

Postmates Gift Card
From $25 at Postmates

Or if they’d just prefer to order takeout.

Warby Parker Gift Card
From $50 at Warby Parker

The eyeglass disruptor that started it all, with more spectacle and shade styles than they can imagine.

Whole Foods
From $25 at Amazon

It seems mundane, but you might be opening up a whole new world for that friend or loved one who’s stuck in a Gristedes or Trader Joe’s rut.

Uber Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

Spare them the agony of having to wait for the J train — or pay them back for all those rides you still haven’t Venmoed them for.

Lyft Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

Or you could give them a Lyft gift card instead.

Fandango Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

Is your recipient a cinephile? Load up a Fandango card and let them at it.

From $30 at MoviePass

You can also give a prepaid subscription to the much-buzzed-about MoviePass.

Sephora Gift Card
From $25 at Sephora

Budding beauty bloggers would flip over a gift card from the makeup and scent emporium.

Lululemon Gift Card
From $10 at Lululemon

For that sports bra, yoga mat, or seamless pair of leggings they’ve been eyeing.

Starbucks Digital Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

It’s certainly not the most original gift — and we’ve made fun of them before — but you know it will get used (and definitely appreciated) by a bleary-eyed college student or teacher.

Amazon Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

When you’re at a complete loss, a gift card to the big A allows them do all the deciding.

Airbnb Gift Card
From $25 at Amazon

If they want nothing more than to head off to the Catskills — or Palm Springs or Rehoboth — give them a hand. (Or, if you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash this holiday season, you could always list your place on Airbnb.)

Zipcar Gift Card
From $25 at Zipcar

They’ll need a car getting to and from their Airbnb, won’t they?

Etsy Gift Card
From $25 at Etsy

Yes, for all the crocheted trivets their heart could desire, but also funky iPhone accessories and handsome Eames knockoffs.

Bliss Spa Gift Card
From $10 at Bliss

Any frazzled soul looking for a spa day (or just some nourishing body products) would be into Bliss Spa gifts.

SoulCycle Gift Card
From $32 per class at SoulCycle

If they’re a spinning nut, give the gift of an afternoon sweat session.

Drybar Gift Card
$0 at Drybar

A great winter pick-me-up in the form of a lunchtime blowout session.

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It’s Too Late for Shipping, So Print These Gifts Out