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It’s Too Late for Shipping, So Send These E-Gift Cards Instead

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Gift cards are typically a last-resort type of present, but sometimes, they are the only option. Sometimes, it’s as simple as it slipped my mind, and sometimes a global pandemic hits, causing all the stores to shut down and your friends to move away and you have no other choice but to send them an e-gift card because many Christmas shipping deadlines have long passed. If you find yourself in either type of bind, there are seemingly endless options for e-gift cards that can be delivered almost instantly — from the nice-to-have gift cards to their favorite clothing store, to truly useful ones for services or stores where they do their daily shopping.

So to make things even easier, we found more than 60 different gift cards that will surely delight the person you (almost) forgot, including plenty from stores you didn’t even know offered gift cards. If you do have a little bit of lead time, or if you’re planning on seeing your recipient IRL, go through the trouble of printing out the gift card (even though the gift code will be emailed to them) and stick it in a card. Or better yet, put the printout in a box that you then gift wrap. It’s the little things that count.

From $25

The hard-to-shop-for guy in your life will find everyday wear as well as gear for just about any outdoor activity at Huckberry.

From $10

In addition to straightforward gift cards, BaubleBar is also offering gift cards for specific things, like custom bracelets, phone cases, hair clips, or necklaces for a more personal touch.

From $100

For the person who just moved and could use some shiny new home goods.

For the person whose art is tacked to the wall with push pins.

From $25

In addition to Anthropologie’s in-house brand, your giftee will be able to shop brands like MOTHER, Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Sunday Riley, and more from Anthropolgie — where lately there always seems to be a sale.

For the person who loves classic leather goods.

If they’d prefer an experiential gift, look to 57Hours. They’ll help you plan everything from ski day trips to 22-day glacier hikes.

From $50

For the person who’d like to improve their sleep, we love Lunya for its machine-washable silk sets and cooling cotton PJs, among other things.

From $25
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From the CloudKnit sweatpants to the MegaFleece to the exercise dress, Outdoor Voices has plenty of Strat-approved workout wear turned WFH wear to choose from.

From $25

Supply the gift card, and leave it up to the cool girl on your list to decide what she wants from Revolve.

From $5

From its home offerings to clothing for the entire family, anyone on your list will be able to make use of an H&M gift card — and get a lot out of it with the brand’s affordable pricing.

From $25

For the person who’s already planning their first pre-pandemic vacation.

From $25

The sporty – and sustainable – person on your list will love shopping Girlfriend Collective’s collection of athleisure made from water bottles.

From $25
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Don’t know their size? Don’t worry. Size-inclusive label Universal Standard will have them covered from size 00 to 40.