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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.


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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 reviews and suggestions on the best online florists in a previous post: A Token of Love: Flowers! Online Resources

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 a SuperCertificate that they can redeem for the gift card of their choice.


Give the gift of movies almost instantly through Blockbuster Online. Simply select a gift subscription plan and duration (they start at $11.99), customize an e-card and click send. Then your recipient will be able to redeem the subscription at any time.


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 Better 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.


Sometimes a few well-written words can mean the most. Select an e-card at, include a personalized note and click send. Your birthday wish will arrive right on time. Other choice for e-cards would be: Zany in the City E-cards.


If you have more ideas on how to give long distance last minute gifts, please leave us a comment! Also, if you have used any of the above websites and have any feedback (good or bad), we’d love to hear from you!

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