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The best last-minute digital gifts that don’t require shipping

Disney Plus, and, sure, a few other options

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So you waited too long to find the perfect gift, forgot someone on your list, or just made a new friend you want to impress with a killer present. It’s down to the wire and with traveling and family gatherings filling up the last few days before Christmas, you don’t even have time to run out to the store and pick up a scented candle. We’ve all been there.

The good news is that the internet is here to help. From digital gift cards to online subscription services, we’ve rounded up the best last-minute digital gifts to send your family and friends this year.

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Streaming services

There are literally hundreds of streaming services on the market, so there’s something for everyone to watch online. We’ve listed out the most popular choices below, but check out our exhaustive roundup of the streaming landscape for some more obscure picks.

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Online gaming services

Re-upping your loved one’s online gaming subscription for another year is a great gift, or you can just grab a gift card to their game store of choice.

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Audiobooks and ebooks

Thanks to ereaders and streaming audio services, digital books and audiobooks have become just as ubiquitous as physical books, if not more so. Amazon makes it easy to gift Kindle books by letting you either print out a voucher or send the recipient an email on a specific date. Ditto for Audible’s audiobooks and Comixology’s digital comics. Just click “give as gift” (Audible), “send as gift” (Comixology), or “buy for others” (Amazon) on the page and you’ll be able to choose a delivery method before checking out.

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