last minute santa

For the procrastinators in the world – we’ve got your back!

Have the holidays snuck up and you’re behind on the gift list, like really behind? We’ve been there. These are last, last minute gifts that everyone will be pleased to receive. Get out your credit card.

Magazine Subscriptions

For Foodies:

Wine Spectator – “Learn more, Drink better” nice glossy magazine that is hard to find on newstands. 1 year / 15 issues for $59.95

Cooks Illustrated – Self-proclaimed America’s Test KItch, this magazine is for cooks, foodies and anyone interested in a good read. 6 issues/$24.99

Sunset – Western lifestyle magazine focuses on travel, home design, gardening, food and more. All access 1 year/$20

For Gamers:

New York Times Crossword – Online weekday challenges (they get harder as the week progresses). $6.95/month $39.95/annual

For Fashionistas:

GQ – The latest tips and advice for men on style, grooming, fitness, travel.  $15/year

Vogue – glossy fashion magazine, beauty, culture, runway reviews $10/year magazine and digital, $20/2 years


Outdoor Magazine – Covers travel, sports, health, fitness and more. 1 year/$24, 2 year/$36

People – Celebrity news, exclusives, photos and videos. 54 issues/$90

Vanity Fair – Entertainment, TV, politics, celebrity, fashion and beauty news. 12 issues/$15

Runners World – Training tips and advice, product reviews, health, travel. Magazine only, 12 issues/$12, all access 1 year/$50

National Geographic Magazine – A magazine for the whole family. 12 issues digital and print/$19

Smithsonian Magazine – interesting magazine for many ages and stages. 11 issues/$12.00

Fast Company – Curates new and successful companies with interviews trending business leaders. 8 issues/$5, print and digital

For Kids:

Highlights for Kids – “Fun with Purpose”, you might remember this one from your childhood. 12 Issues/$29.95

Ranger Rick – The National Wildlife Federation is the United States’ largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, Ranger Rick is their outreach to kids. 10 issues/19.95

National Geographic for Kids – Stories of the environment, the animal kingdom, research for our future, and world class photos. 10 issues/$15

Media subscriptions (includes personalized set-up assistance)

Spotify – Streaming music for all tastes, ad-free, on-demand and off-line. Monthly subscription for 1 account $9.99. First 3 months are free.

Netflix – Streaming service for exclusive Netflix shows, videos, movies, tv shows. You can order DVDs, too. There are 3 membership levels: Basic – 8.99/month, Standard, $12.99/month, Premium, $15.99/month

HuluStreaming service like Netflix, with different channels and movies. Their basic plan is $5.99/month.

Amazon Prime Video – Streaming service with Amazon produced shows, movies and tv shows. Prime Video is included with an Amazon Prime membership. They’d love to get a membership!

Audible – For the readers on the go, Audible is a great gift. Starts at 1 month/$15

Personal Services – Subscriptions

Task RabbitFor the busy person who needs help with packing, assembling, moving, heavy lifting, the list goes on. You purchase the credits, they choose the chores.

Salon gift cards are great. You pick the dollar amount, the recipient gets to choose what service / product they want. Aveda, Gene Juarez, and Drybar are national companies that offer emailed gift certificates. Check their terms and conditions before hitting the “purchase” button.

MM La Fleur – A women’s clothing online shop for busy ladies who want to look great and be comfortable. They started the Bento Box, a style service that sends a box of coordinated clothes based on your needs, for a trial period. Buy what you want, send the rest back. Gift cards are available online.

Trunk Club – An online personal shopping service from Nordstrom. Like MM La Fleur’s Bento Box, a personal stylist will put an outfit box together for the customer. Keep and pay for what you want, return the rest. A gift card dollar amount is up to you. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t appreciate this one.

MeUndies – A membership that sends a new pair of undies of their choice every month. The membership is customizable and can be cancelled at any time. For men and women, they have a large selection of styles and colors. $14/month.

BootayBag – A monthly service for the ladies, sending new underthings of her choice. There are several subscription options, starting at 1 pair/6 months/$54.

Starbucks – Original? Not really. Appreciated? Always. You choose the dollar amount.

For the Socially Conscientious:

Donate to their charity of choice. Read our article, Choosing a Charity when researching non-profits.

Give the gift of a tree, whale, star. Who wouldn’t want that?

Is there a traveler on your list? Purchase Carbon Offset Credits in their name. See our article on Carbon Footprints.

More ideas? We’ve got them here – No Gottcha more Tchotchkes.

Best wishes to you!

The A Sharp Eye Team