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9 Thoughtful Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Because procrastinator's need a survival guide too. If you haven't had time to go gift shopping yet, you're not alone.
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...Because procrastinator's need a survival guide too.

If you haven't had time to go gift shopping yet, you're not alone. Last week, The National Retail Federation announced "The average holiday shopper has completed 52.9 percent of their shopping as of December 10. When it comes to where people will do the remainder of their shopping, the survey found nearly half (49.1%) of holiday shoppers will shop online."

Here are 9 thoughtful last-minute gifts ideas that won't look so "last minute."

1. Virtual Cooking Class from SurLaTable
Indulge the Betty Crocker in your life with a virtual cooking class. They will have the option to choose from a vast variety of seasonal classes like Seafood 101, Sushi Party, Ravioli Workshop, Healthy Mexican and dozens more.

2. Spa gifts from
Give the gift of relaxation and pampering with a Spafinder gift card that can be printed or sent via email. Your recipient will be able to use the gift to book massages, facials, hair and nail services, fit classes, acupuncture sessions and more.

3. Charity Donation from
For the do-gooder who refuses material gifts, give the gift of a charity donation of their choice. Here's how it works: Choose an e-gift card amount via email. When they receive their gift notification, they will be able to choose up to 3 charities the funds will go to.

4. House Cleaning Service from Molly Maid or The Maids
Great for both men and women, give the workaholic or the busy mom in your life a break with a maid service e-gift card.

5. Online Fitness Subscriptions from CrunchLive and FitnessGlo
Wow that health nut with a subscription to online fitness classes for as low as $10 a month. With a subscription, they will have access to cool classes like Burn and Firm Pilates, Get Your Funk on Dance and Barre Blast.

6. Lottery Tickets from Local Convenient Stores
Remember that teen a few months ago that won $4 million on a lottery ticket that was given to her as a gift? It can happen again. This gift is perfect for all ages, and there's nothing more exciting than potentially winning millions. Give the thrill of mystery and excitement with lottery tickets you can pick up at most 7-Elevens and convenient stores.

7. On Demand Entertainment from Netflix or Hulu Plus
Take a load off your Movie buff's monthly viewing fees with a subscription from Netflix and Hulu (both under $50 for a six-month subscription).

8. E-books & Magazines from the Kindle Store
Give the reader in your life a gift card to thousands of e-books and magazines via's Kindle Store.

9. Music, Movies, Shows and Apps from iTunes or Google Play
With hundreds of new movie releases, music albums, shows, and apps- shower the entertainment and tech enthusiast with an iTunes or Google Play e-gift.

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