How to Give Long Distance Last Minute Gifts

It’s your sister-in-law’s birthday. Today. Even though she’s two time zones away, you can still give her a gift before the day is over. With the help of the Internet, she won’t even know it slipped your mind. So don’t panic– take a deep breath– and start clicking to find that perfect long distance last minute gift.


Flowers are a safe gift that fit varying levels of relationships and interests. Just about everyone likes flowers. Another great thing about giving roses or tulips is that you can do it last minute. Check out where you can easily browse through bouquets and pick a price and style you like. The best part is, if you place your order by 2pm they can deliver it that day.

You can read some of our suggestions on the best online florists on our Resources page.

Gift Card

It may be too late to throw a gift card in the mailbox, but you can still get it delivered to their inbox. Try Buy gift cards from one of dozens of merchants, or give them an Amazon Gift Card that they can use to buy a gift of their choice.


Give the gift of online games almost instantly with Microsoft Xbox Live 3 Month Gold Card. Simply select a gift subscription length and buy it. Then your recipient will be able to retrieve their code from their inbox.


Even though you can’t be there to take your friend or family member out to dinner for this special occasion, you can still give them a meal out on the town. Hook them up with an e-gift certificate from yet, sign them up for the Dinner of the Month club. A three month subscription is just $30 and you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate just for being so thoughtful.

Ereaders (like Nook or Kindle) are increasingly popular these days. If your family member owns one, an ebook would make a great choice for a gift. There are hundreds to choose from!

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