Digital gifts you can always get in time for Christmas
Gifts like a subscription box or a masterclass from their favorite celebrity could be a hit with that last person to buy.
OK, we’re really on the cusp for Christmas and ordering online is risky business.
These virtual options (not to be confused with gift cards, which we have covered here) offer something a little more personal than cash or a monetary certificate.
These unique experiences can be delivered online and don’t require you to mingle with the crowds in busy malls.
The person in the DIY YouTube videos
Want to give someone a cooking class with Gordon Ramsay, an acting class with Natalie Portman, a trip to space with Chris Hadfield, or a science class with Bill Nye? All of these famous teachers (and dozens more) are available through Master class, which brings together experts in food, design, music, business, sport, writing… with courses broken down into 20 sessions of 10 minutes (on average). Available at Master class.
The person who “learned to meditate” on their New Year’s Resolutions list
For someone who is having trouble sleeping, is stressed by the pandemic, or is trying to recharge, a little space can help. the Headspace application offers dozens of tools for everyday living, including exercises around sleep, stress and anxiety reduction, self-esteem and parenting. Available at Free space.
The person who loves a vigorous facial
FaceGym spa specializes in training the epidermis using massage techniques (such as pinching, pulling and joint work) to stimulate, plump and refresh the skin. In-person classes are only available in London, New York, LA, and Manchester, but those who cannot attend an in-person session may benefit from an online class (one or a monthly subscription package). Note: the prices on the FaceGym UK sites are shown in pounds.
The person moving into a new space (or redecorating)
If they’re not sure whether to go for a lounge chair or a loveseat and two chairs for the living room, Havenly can help. This online decorating service starts with a quiz to define a style, then recommends rooms based on aesthetics and measurements. Help is available via a professional designer (via DM, SMS, or phone) and concept, shopping list, and visual diagrams, taking the guesswork out of buying expensive furniture. Available at Havenly.com.
The person who wants to focus more on their health
Building a daily routine of vitamins, supplements, probiotics, and super powders can be overwhelming, this is where Care of The subscription program begins with a quiz, which leads to a list of curated suggestions that best match their lifestyle and goals. Available at Care of.
The person mastering the tree pose
After two years of uneven classroom teaching and the same free fitness videos, are they looking for a new challenge? A Alo Moves subscription includes unlimited yoga classes, heart workouts (strength, barre, Pilates, HIIT), breathing exercises (like meditation), and big goals (like pear trees and wide spreads). Available at Alo is moving.
Subscription boxes for the gift that continues to offer
Hook the fisherman in your life with a Mystery Material Box. What’s inside ? Well, it’s a mystery, but lures and tackle are a safe bet, as are specialty fishing tackle, expert videos, and store discounts. Available at Karl’s bait and gear.
The Detox Market specializes in luxury skin, body and hair care with a focus on highly effective and natural products. the subscription box promises proven favorites (you can see the old products from the subscription box here) and new discoveries; there are different delivery options for one to six months. Available at The detox market.
There’s still a lot of winter ahead of us, and the touch-sensitive gaming options will definitely come in handy in late January. Kiwi fruit crates are sorted by age and interest (like STEM or the arts) and receive rave reviews from parents and caregivers for step-by-step instructions, high-quality materials, and satisfying projects. Available at Kiwi fruit crates.
Since toddlers are unlikely to use their real passport, Small passports is the next best thing. Every week, a suitcase-shaped adventure arrives in the mail (like the early Dinosaur Heavy Explorers or the Travel-Friendly World Edition), filled with experiences, books, comics, art projects and more. Available at Small passports.