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Most Creative Online and Last-Minute Gifts (USA)

Updated on February 25, 2016
Personalized balloon from
Personalized balloon from | Source

Personalized Balloons

A cute gift option is a balloon with a picture of you and your loved one printed and delivered to their door. At they have various balloon styles you can print your own pictures on. Delivery times may not be as quick as a non personalized gift, so make sure to check with them.

eGift Cards

One of my favorite very-last-minute gifts is an eGift Card. This gift arrives instantly via email, so you don't have to worry about delivery.

My personal favorite is an eGift Card from Barnes & Noble. They have options for many occasions, and it can be redeemed in stores or online, so its a very flexible gift for the recipient as well, and a book is never a bad gift!

Many other popular stores also have eCards. Starbucks, for example, has some very nice options. If you know your loved one stops by Starbucks on their way to work or school everyday, this is a very thoughtful and practical gift.

Fiesta Basket
Fiesta Basket | Source

Something for their party!

If the person is having a birthday party and you can't attend but still want to send them something, there are many gift basket stores that could be perfect for you. At you can send, for example, a "Fiesta Basket" which includes snacks like nachos, chips, cheese, and salsa! If their event is a little more sophisticated you can also send some baked goods for them to serve or even a wine basket!

There are many gift basket shops available so do your research and find one that suits you. offers same day delivery in the USA so if it is a very last minute gift, this might be right for you.

Personalized Card

A simple, yet still meaningful gift, is a gift card., for example, lets you create a personalized card for any occasion. You can personalize the greets and add your own pictures. It definitely beats a store-bought, generic card!

The Ultimate Birthday Gift Set
The Ultimate Birthday Gift Set | Source

Fruit Bouquet

A great alternative to flowers is a fruit bouquet! Some of them come with lots of stuff, even balloons and caramel apples and lots of birthday surprises, but they can get pretty expensive.

Still there are plenty of more affordable and delicious options! Any time I send this gift it's an absolute hit! Their chocolate-dipped fruit is absolutely delicious. They offer something for everyone, with their different flavor options and endless choices.

Gourmet Birthday Cakes

Everyone knows the best part of birthdays is birthday cake! There can never be enough cake at a birthday, so make that day extra special with a gourmet birthday cake! Bake Me A Wish, for example, has some delicious and unusual choices, so your gift won't be generic or boring. You can also send cupcakes, pies, brownies, you name it! Even better, they deliver overnight so you don't have to order way in advance for your gift to get there on time.

Gift an Experience

Groupon offers really unique adventures and packages at great prices! When you are going to purchase a deal, you can simple click “Give as a Gift”, and the deal will be sent to the person of your choice. This is a really wonderful option as they can redeem anytime with in the expiration date. You can gift anything from a yoga class to a dinner to a getaway.

It is definitely a perfect gift for anyone!

Gift card options at Groupon
Gift card options at Groupon | Source

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are super fun! Imagine getting a gift every month right on your doorstep. They are creative and there's definitely a subscription box for anyone in your life out there. has an extensive list of options. You can give anything from a monthly DIY kit to monthly beauty products or even food.

Did I miss anything?

Mention your favorite online or last minute gifts in the comments!


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