Crowded malls, full parking lots and long lines at the cash register make Christmas shopping stressful. To save time, I bought most of my Christmas presents online this year using free shipping codes.
While you still have time to buy your presents online, you might be shocked at the price of the rush shipping charges. Mamanista to the rescue!
Here are some great last-minute gift ideas with free-shipping. In fact, most of these gifts can be delivered via email– making them the perfect solution for Christmas procrastinators.
For Tweens, Teens, and College Students: Give the gift of music with iTunes gift certificates. Everyone loves music, and they’ll appreciate this gift so much more than slipper socks, a new sweater or more shower gel.
For History Buffs, Fashionistas, Sports Fans, Moms, Home Chefs, Entertainment Buffs, and more: Whatever their interests, you can find a magazine that appeals to them at Magazines.com. Even better, you can email a gift announcement to them immediately after purchase or print out a free gift announcement card so you don’t look like you’re empty-handed.
For Shopaholics: No need to wait for the gift cards to arrive by mail or to wait in line at the store to buy them, now you can get Gift Certificates Delivered Via Email. You can choose between an eSuperGiftCertificate, which is sent by email and redeemable for gift cards at hundreds of merchants, or eGiftCertificates from Barnes & Noble, Sephora, Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods, and more.
For Any Parent: Give the gift of sanity this season. Sittercity allows parents to search exactly the right care giver and perform background checks right on the site. Show your love for your spouse by making a resolution to get out together, sans kids. Register to find babysitters, child care, elder care, pet sitters and other care providers at Sittercity and use coupon code MNISTA for 10% off. (full review)
For the Family Chef: Subscriptions to What’s Cooking Weekly’s healthy family menus, are entirely online so there is no waste. You’ll find healthy and seasonal meals to prepare, and how tips for including your kids in the kitchen.
For Foodies: Restaurant.com Gift Certificates are delivered immediately after purchase. You can either email the gift to the recipient or print out the gift certificate yourself. You can purchase a $25 gift certificate to their favorite restaurant for just $10. But if you buy your certificate by 12/20 and use coupon code HOLIDAY!, you’ll get a $25 gift certificate for just $4 AND a free $20 gift certificate to Dale and Thomas popcorn.