Many people live far away from family and friends and may not have the chance to get together over the holidays. Even if people do travel, they are likely limited in the baggage they can carry. This is why online giving might be the perfect gift option. Here are some online gift suggestions.
If you know someone who would like to order from Amazon but cannot justify the shipping charges, give the gift of Amazon Prime. Not only will they enjoy free two-day shipping on millions of items, they will have access to thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, be able to stream millions of songs, and get free Kindle e-books. You have the choice of purchasing a 3-month or 12-month subscription.
Audio books are a great gift for commuters or anyone that would like a hands-free reading option. An Audible subscription allows the user 30 days of free membership. Afterwards, the user can choose three audiobooks each month two of which are Audible Originals. Books can be switched out at any time and if the membership expires, the user gets to keep the audiobooks forever.
Print magazines can pile up quickly. Consider these Kindle options as gifts:
There magazines for everyone on your gift list whether they have an interest in quilting, car racing, home and garden, or business and finance.
Most national and international newspapers have their top stories free online but in-depth stories and editorials often requires a subscription. A subscription to the LA Times might be appreciated by someone from the west coast now living in the east. The Washington Post offers two options, a regular subscription which provides unlimited access to the newspaper, and a premium subscription which includes unlimited downloads of top-rated e-books authored by their journalists. Many regional and local newspapers offer online or digital subscriptions as well.
- For writers and authors consider Oxford English Dictionary, the Associated Press Stylebook online, or Quetext (plagiarism checker, citation assistant).
- For anyone who needs access to a car, Zipcar is available in many cities and has a great discount rate for college students.
- Send anyone just about anywhere the gift of groceries with Amazon Fresh.
- Amazon Home Services will allow you to hire housecleaning or a repair/assembly service for someone.
When you live far away from friends and family and do not see them frequently, it can be difficult to know their preferences. This is where gift cards can come in handy. Amazon offers a selection of gift cards for anything on Amazon or for specific items such as travel services to pet care to electronics.
If you have received online gifts, what were your favourites? Share your experiences to inspire our readers.