December 12

21 Last Minute Online Gifts That Still Show You Care

Add Some Luxury, Best Travel Tips

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So, the clock is ticking and you're searching for last minute online gifts for people who love to travel. Mums, dads, sisters, brothers, friends, girlfriends, wives... E gift ideas. Virtual gift ideas. Creative digital gifts.

Whatever. There's no judgment here. Instead, let's get to work quickly and efficiently. I've rounded up my recommendations for online gifts that don't require shipping. Lightweight and fast. Even environmentally friendly? Things aren't so bad after all...

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Last Minute Travel Experience Gifts

  • Hotel Gift Card - buy someone a gorgeous break away through the Hotel Gift Card system. You can have a physical card shipped or download a stylish e-voucher. The scheme covers 110 000 hotels in over 170 countries and includes more than 140 different brands, from the big chains to gorgeous boutique hotels. 

Online Courses, Lessons and Dreams

Online Charitable Gifts with Membership Benefits

  • Here are some examples that include free entry to fascinating places across the UK;
    • National Trust Membership - access to stately homes and gardens with activities throughout the year.
    • Cadw - unlimited access to historical sites (think castles and sweeping wild landscapes) in Wales.
    • RSPB - includes entry to natural reserves across the UK, a magazine and more. Plus, the feel good aspect of protecting wild birds. They also run a really special membership section for children. See also, travel gifts for kids.
    • The Wildlife and Wetlands Trust - more access to beautiful natural spots and a charitable donation to preserve these important areas. 

Paper Subscriptions: The Luxury of Touch

Newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Yes, remember them! Lovely paper that arrives on your doormat and is a blessed relief from the screen! If you buy a book, then it's obvious you've left it too late. Buy a subscription and print out the voucher - job done! 

eBooks: the Ultimate Online Gift?

Did you know that many publishers also offer digital versions of their books?

Audio Books: Perfect e Gifts

Of course, audio books are another great idea for loved ones who frequently have long journeys or who find reading tough on their eyes. 

Last Minute Digital Music Gifts

If books don't do the trick for keeping your traveller entertained then how about music?

Last Minute Online Gift Subscriptions

Nowadays, you can set up almost anything as an online subscription and these make perfect last minute creative gifts. 


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