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By now, your procrastination has gotten the best of you and many of the holiday gifts you were eyeing won’t be delivered in time to be wrapped and placed under the tree. That’s not an excuse though to show up to Mom’s empty-handed — or arguably worse, showing up with gift cards from your local supermarket in hand.
There are plenty of cool gifts, ranging from personalized wine subscriptions to one of Mark Zuckerberg’s favorite video games, that have digital redemption. Meaning, you’ll get your holiday gift pretty much instantaneously (yes, you read that right). That means no panic refreshing your tracking codes or paying extra for expedited shipping.
Ahead, we’re rounding up 10 gifts (that also all happen to be on sale) that will help turn any procrastinator into the golden child of gifting.
For the entrepreneurs on your shopping list, give them the gift of cool digital branding with .TECH. This domain service allows them to register a site of their own for 10 years with a name that’s short, snappy, and wholly unique. Normally this would be a $500 gift, but right now it will only cost your $59.99 (your secret is safe with us).
A customized wine subscription that’s based on your personal tastes and that costs less than seven bucks per bottle is a gift worth cheers-ing to. The starter box retails for $52, but it will only cost you $26 in the Mashable Shop.
Your loved ones have high ambitions for their careers, so any gift that will help them climb the career ladder easier is sure to be appreciated. One such present is a lifetime subscription to Foundr, a digital magazine that highlights stories from some of the most up-and-coming and creative entrepreneurs. It would normally cost $219, but it’s just $39 for the holidays.
Another cool resource your career-focused friends can enjoy? Access to StackSkills, a leading online platform that helps students pick up over 1,000 different skills (spanning IT, graphic design, finance, business, marketing, and more) to help beef up their résumé. Typically $299.99, this lifetime pass is on sale here for just $59.
Back in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg penned a Facebook post about how the strategy game Civilization helped him land on studying engineering at school. While the game probably won’t help your loved ones become a multi billionaire, it is just downright fun to play. And for $12, that’s enough for us. While it retails for $59.99, it’s just $12.50 when you buy it below.
Dubbed as the Netflix for documentaries, a three-year subscription to CuriosityStream will give avid watchers access to over 2,000 features, original series, and immersive experiences from experts such as Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough. It’s perfect for the family member who can’t seem to get enough of Planet Earth. It usually goes for $60, but Mashable readers can snag a three-year pass for just $40.
If you know that your sibling is getting a MacBook this year, help them get the most out of their newest laptop with this bundle of award-winning apps, including the popular Parallels Desktop which allows them to run Windows programs (and, ahem, games) on their Mac, as well as photo-editing favorite Aurora HDR. If you purchased all these apps individually, you’d be paying a total of $1,257. But buy them together with this bundle, and it’ll cost you just $59.99.
Your friends can barely speak French past the kindergarten level, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get up to speed ahead of their upcoming European vacation. Babbel (which was created by hundreds of linguistic experts) breaks down common conversations into bite-sized lessons, making learning a foreign language digestible and, dare we say, easy. While a lifetime pass would normally cost you $399, it’s just $159 right now.
For your friends who love reading, but don’t necessarily have time to sit down with a hardback, 12min Micro Books gives them a selection of hundreds of synthesized titles that help them get the full breakdown of today’s biggest books in under 12 minutes. Normally $346.50, it’s on sale for just $29.
Know someone who is hunting for the best flight deal possible for their next vacation? Dollar Flight Club does all the heavy-lifting when it comes to sourcing deals online, as the service constantly checks prices and alerts you the second it sees a deal worth jumping on (we’re talking nearly 90% off a flight’s original price tag). Don’t miss this deal on sale for just $19.99 — down from $69.