Best digital Christmas gifts: for clients, for students

Best digital Christmas gifts: for clients, for students

In this article, you will find out which digital and remote gifts you can offer your friends, relatives, and colleagues. All of these ideas are contact-free and eco-friendly!

What online gift cards and vouchers are there?

Gift cards or gift vouchers are an optimal solution to not make mistakes and give appreciated gifts without taking a risk. Most online sales sites offer this service. But there are also several specialized sites that offer vouchers and prepared gift cards that can be spent in various establishments and online stores. The process of getting these prepaid cards ready for purchases is simple:

Go online into the store or online shopping platform on which you want to buy something you think you will like, a specific brand name, a big chain, like Amazon or Walmart, your friend’s favorite department store’s card. Find the Gift Card or Gift Certificate session on the site, then choose the amount of money to be credited.

After paying with your credit card, you will receive an email with the details of your purchase and the gift voucher. Alternatively, you can forward the gift card to the person or have the website send it directly. Some online stores, such as Amazon also allow you to send a physical card in the mail (but this takes several days). Regardless of whether you send a virtual postcard or a paper postcard, you can include a personal message that comes with the voucher.

What are some magazine and newspaper subscription ideas?

Another possible option is a subscription to a magazine or a periodical. The most famous names in the press currently offer the possibility of subscriptions either virtual - so you can receive the various contents by email or in a classic way – by receiving hard copies to your home. If you are interested in current affairs, you can buy a subscription for political periodicals or if you like other topics, such as travel, history, science or food, specialized magazines on these subjects.

What streaming subscriptions can you offer?

Enthusiasts know that a hobby can be expensive. Fortunately, there is a number of services on the internet so you can subscribe monthly or annually and have unlimited access to this type of content. Have you ever considered giving a Spotify gift subscription so that music lovers can have unlimited access? Or giving away a Netflix or Disney+ subscription or other audiovisual content platforms? If someone is a video game lover, a pastime like XBox's Game Pass Ultimate to access new games will surely be very welcome.

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Where to buy ebooks?

Ebooks

If the recipient loves to read, you may want to consider giving a book as a gift. Previously, the obvious option would be to buy it online and receive a hard copy, but now you can also send a virtual book, an ebook. Ideal for those who already own an ebook reader, you just need to know the appropriate format (usually .mobi or .epub) and send it to the desired person. You can also send it via the Kindle app. But if the person to whom you want to make a gift does not have an ebook, you can also send the virtual book in a format compatible with smartphones or computers.

Virtual Libraries

If you want to submit more than one book, you can do so by submitting an entire virtual library. All you have to do is subscribe monthly or yearly to an online reading platform, such as Amazon Prime Reading, Readly, or 24Symbols. Purchasing one of these subscriptions would allow you to access the entire virtual library from your PC, ebook, or mobile device. The number of books available depends on the service you register for.

Audiobooks

Not only ebooks but also audiobooks can be a solution. Many people prefer to listen to a fiction story or a podcast while they are busy doing another activity, such as sports, cooking, or just relaxing. One platform dedicated to audiobooks is Audible, on which you can offer individual audiobooks or an unlimited subscription.

How about educational courses?

Maybe your friend always dreamt about learning a new language or start coding or digging into art history? If so, you might consider offering him a Coursera or Masterclass gift subscription. Check out this article with interesting sustainable gift ideas including skill development subscriptions.

What are some handmade digital gifts?

Handmade DIY gifts are some of the most popular gifts precisely because of that special personal touch they allow you to add. Technology, however, helps you create personal gifts without even needing to see each other, and here are some of the virtual craft ideas to take a cue from. In fact, you might think about: creating a personal playlist of music on Spotify or YouTube. But also a video compilation with a selection of shared images and memories. Or compose your own music using an app like FL Studio.

If you’d like to create something by your hands instead of buying, and send it to your friends, check this article with cool DIY gift ideas.

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