Shopping for last minute Christmas gifts? At this point in the holiday shopping season, we strongly recommend gifts that be delivered digitally and instantly, including gift cards, game download codes, software, magazine subscriptions, and more. That way, you don’t need to worry about unexpected postal delays due to inclement weather or outright incompetency. Some people may feel a little funny giving Christmas gifts that are intangible, but digital gifts are actually a really thoughtful choice. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 60 percent of consumers surveyed this year said that the Christmas gift they would most like to receive was a gift card to their favorite store. In addition, for those who travel by plane to get home for the holidays, not having to pack a pile of presents into their checked bag can help cut down on post-holiday stress. That’s why every gift below is able to be delivered instantly via email. You can order gifts today, or wait until Christmas morning itself to finish up your holiday shopping. Read on to see our favorite last-minute Christmas gift ideas for all the men on your list, including your dad, husband, brother, uncle, boyfriend, grandpa, best friend, and others. While we’ve put together this list with men in mind, there are also plenty of gift ideas below that will appeal to women, children, and teenagers.
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1. Online Class: Learn to Make Homemade Italian Pasta
Shopping for a serious foodie? This is a great gift idea that he’ll love, and it’s available at a price you can definitely afford. He’ll learn how to make authentic, homemade Italian pasta with an expert chef and bestselling cookbook author. The Craftsy pasta course contains seven different recipes for pastas and sauces.
Shopping for a guy who doesn’t like to cook, but would still be interested in learning a new skill? Browse more online courses from Craftsy here. Additional courses include lessons on woodworking, handcrafts, cooking, and more. You should also check out our very latest guide to good Christmas gifts, all of which can be delivered via email in an instant.
Price: $19.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
2. Telltale’s ‘Game Of Thrones’: Season 1 – PS4 Season Pass
Shopping for a guy who loves video games and Game of Thrones? If he hasn’t played this choice-driven spinoff from the TV series, then he definitely needs to. This season pass will give him access to all the episodes in Season 1 of the game.
Want more ideas for the gamer in your life? Check out our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts and get some more great gift ideas. You should also check out our gender-specific guides to last-minute gifting: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Women and Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Men, both of which are packed with unique gift ideas.
3. Wired All Access
Shopping for a man who loves smartphones, apps, gadgets, medical technology, or any other kind of innovation? This magazine is definitely right up his alley. This subscription includes both a print copy and a digital copy of each new issue. The print edition of the magazine and the free hat will ship in early 2016, but your gift recipient will have access to the digital copy of the magazine right away.
Not sure Wired is the right magazine for them? Browse more magazine subscriptions that include a print and digital copy each month right here.
Price: $5 (93 percent off MSRP)
4. Airbnb Gift Cards
Shopping for someone who loves to travel? An Airbnb gift card can help cover the cost of their next vacation or business trip. It’s also a nice way to do a local “stay-cation” on the cheap. Want more travel-friendly gift ideas? Maybe you should consider an email gift card for Hyatt hotels, or a digital gift card for Carnival Cruise Lines.
5. Red Robin Gift Cards
What guy doesn’t love biting into a big, juicy burger? Well, vegetarian guys, I guess…but Red Robin has veggie burgers, too. There are 460+ Red Robin restaurants located across the United States, so it should be easy for him to find a location near him. Want more gift ideas like this? Browse more restaurant gift cards here.
6. L.L. Bean Gift Cards
Cold weather is here, which means the guys on your Christmas list are probably in need of winter coats, snow pants, down comforters, or other warm accessories. L.L. Bean is a nice place to pick up durable, warm outerwear. This card can be used at L.L.Bean Retail and Outlet stores, as well as purchases via L.L.Bean catalogs and at llbean.com. One cool thing is that you can also use it for is defraying the cost of an Outdoor Discovery Schools Adventure. These classes might include fishing demonstrations, skiing, snowshoeing, paddle boarding adventures, and much more.
Does the guy you’re shopping for bring his dog everywhere? Toss in a Petco gift card so his furry friend can also get some cold weather accessories.
7. Guitar Center Gift Cards
Shopping for a budding musician, or a seasoned pro? There’s definitely something they’ll be interested in at guitar center. In addition to the obvious (namely, guitars), they can pick up audio equipment, recording software, percussion instruments, sheet music, and much more.
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8. Rosetta Stone Korean Level 1-3 Set
Korean is an incredibly useful language in today’s world. Not only does it look good on a college admissions application, but facility with the Korean language is also a skill that is becoming more desirable in the business world. All you have to do is download the software onto your recipient’s computer, and they will be good to go. But perhaps Korean is not really relevant to their interests? If that’s the case, browse more Rosetta Stone downloads here.
Price: $159 (60 percent off MSRP)
9. Popular Woodworking
Shopping for someone who loves woodworking? This magazine will inspire their next project in the wood shop. A print copy will follow in a few week’s time, but the digital copy will be available for access immediately. After placing your order, look for the “Send Magazine Gift Notification” link on the order confirmation page, and you’ll be able to alert your recipient to your thoughtful gift.
Want to see more gift ideas like this? Browse more magazine subscriptions that include a print and digital copy each month right here.
Price: $19.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
10. Netflix Gift Cards
Shopping for a movie buff, or want to help your parents join the streaming revolution? This is a great gift. In addition to tons of movies and TV shows, Netflix subscribers also get exclusive access to shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as well as Marvel shows like Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Even if they already have a Netflix subscription, they’ll still appreciate not having to pay for it for a few month’s time.
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Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women, Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.