The Best Super Last-Minute Gifts You Can Send Instantly by Email

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Let’s face it: even if you’re an ultra-responsible gifter who usually plans ahead instead of waiting until the very last possible second to do your holiday gift shopping, most of us are guilty of forgetting to buy a gift for someone’s special graduation, holiday, birthday, baby shower, and the like. ICYMI, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, which means shipping a gift to him is a risky option at best at this point—even if you order through Amazon Prime.

Fortunately, there are plenty of surprisingly thoughtful gifts you can send by email that won’t look like you waited until the last minute—even if you totally did. Giving gifts IRL isn’t always an option, which means e-gifts are the only safe bet whether you procrastinated or had responsibly planned months in advance.

I was raised to send handwritten thank you notes, birthday cards, holiday greetings—and, well, the list goes on, so the idea of emailing a gift to someone still makes me a little bit uncomfortable (especially if I imagine my mother’s reaction). But frankly, there are many thoughtful gifts you can send online that don’t scream, “I literally forgot to give you a gift until just now.” In fact, I would give the gifts outlined below whether I was in a time crunch or had two months to send. So, yes, while I may still be somewhat old-fashioned (I still send the handwritten thank-you notes by mail) when it comes to my gifting philosophies, the idea of sending an online e-gift, doesn’t feel quite as blasphemous to me anymore.

Now, despite my lifelong commitment to handwritten letters, I’m no angel. I, too, am a lifelong procrastinator (I wait until Christmas Eve to do my gift shopping every damn year without fail). Since I’m guessing you’re here because you’re in the same boat, I’ve rounded up a few solid Father’s Day gifts you can send by email that will be delivered to the giftee in question almost instantly.

From personalized Cameo videos recorded by a slew of celebrities to MasterClasses courses taught by industry professionals like Gordon Ramsey and David Lynch, there’s no shortage of stellar gifts to send by email this Father’s Day. Scroll through below to check out some of our digital gift ideas.

Ancestry Gift Subscription

Giving the gift of learning about one’s ancestry (whether with the DNA option or the regular subscription) is the ultimate last-minute gift—especially for your dad, father-in-law, or grandfather.

Buy Ancestry Gift Subscription at Ancestry, $null

Met Museum Membership

For the art-loving father (if they’re based in or close to New York City), there is no better gift than an annual membership to the Met Museum.

Buy Met Museum Membership at The Met Museum, $null

Masterclass Subscription

Masterclass e-gift card
Masterclass e-gift card

From cooking classes with Gordon Ramsey to basketball lessons with Stephen Curry, Masterclass allows you to give the gift of learning instantly online. You can choose to gift a single course annually for just $90 or an all-access pass for $180.

Buy Masterclass Subscription at Masterclass, $null

ResortPass Gift Card

Give the gift of a staycation or mini getaway with a ResortPass gift card. Resort Pass allows you access to some of the best pools, spas, and other resort amenities without being a guest or member. Day passes for pools, cabanas, and other amenities start at just $25 per day.

Buy ResortPass Gift Card at ResortPass, $null

Atlas Coffee Subscription

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If dad is a total java snob (or casual coffee drinker!), he will love Atlas Coffee Club’s premium subscription service. Right now, you can get each shipment for just $14 (regularly $28 per shipment).

Buy Atlas Coffee Subscription at Atlas Coffee, $null

Winc Wine Membership

If the dad in question is a wine connoisseur of any level, give the gift of trying new wines each month with Winc’s monthly subscription boxes.

Buy Winc Wine Membership at Winc, $null

The Sill Subscription

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The Sill e gift card

Whether your giftee in question just bought their first home or simply loves house plants, gifting them with a subscription from The Sill is always a good idea. Who doesn't love plants?

Buy The Sill Subscription at The Sill, $null

Udemy Classes

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From marketing classes to baking lessons and everything in between, Udemy's expansive catalog of online courses means there's something for everyone.

Buy Udemy Classes at Udemy, $null

Amazon Prime Membership

Anyone who has Prime knows that the membership offers a slew of perks and benefits that can't be beaten. Give the gift of Prime this year to anyone who doesn't (somehow) already have a membership and blow their minds.

Buy Amazon Prime Membership at Amazon, $39

Face Haus Facial

Yes, Dad enjoys facials, too. After all, a facial is really just a facial massage. Treat him to a Face Haus gift card, allowing them to book a facial at one of its participating locations or stock up on the brand’s incredible skincare products.

Buy Face Haus Facial at Face Haus, $null

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