Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Keep calm and read this if you're in a mad rush to fill up those Christmas stockings
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Ok, so you’ve dropped the ball on Christmas shopping once again. We know that feeling all too well.

Chances are, you can still get some of the items we’ve listed in our Christmas gift guide, except for those that have already gone past the Christmas shipping date.

Worry not, this is the digital age. Plus, brick and mortar stores are still open, so you better get moving and do some weekend shopping if you want to get those Christmas presents ready.

Jawbone UP24 - S$189

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

The big Christmas miracle you’re hoping for? Losing all the holiday weight immediately. The Jawbone UP24 won’t shed those kilos off immediately, but it’s the right step towards a healthier you. At the very least, it’ll constantly remind you that you’ve missed your fitness goals for the day and track your daily steps. If anything, this is the fastest way to keep your weight in check, and it’s readily available at most retail stores now.

Get it from EpiLife retail stores

iTunes Apps, Songs and Movies

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Apps. Movies. Songs. You name it, iTunes has it. Of course, you’ll need to make sure your friends have an iPad, iPhone or Apple TV to redeem these great digital gifts. Or, you could get a brand new iDevice for them.

Get it from iTunes

Marvel Unlimited

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

A buffet of comics? Why, yes please. This will keep the geeks occupied during the Christmas break, allowing them to catch up on the latest adventures of the mutants before The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinemas next year.

Get it from Marvel Unlimited

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Parrot Jumping Sumo - S$299

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Why? Because a normal gadget just doesn’t scream fun like one that jumps excitedly when it’s unwrapped. The closest thing to that would be the Parrot Jumping Sumo. Control the toy with your iOS device, and set it upon kids and pets who’ll chase it while you enjoy the Christmas holiday in peace. Word of warning: make sure your house isn’t loaded with fragile items before you let this thing loose in the living room.

Get it from EpiLife retail stores

Spotify

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Leave it to the digital age to save you from the wrath of the missus. Send a Spotify gift amount, ranging from a month (S$9.90) to a year (S$118.80), to your loved ones. Give them the choice of over 28 million tracks to stream to their computers, smartphones and tablets, both online and offline.

Get it from Spotify

Steam

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Last-minute present ideas and subscriptions

Shopping for gamers is always easy, thanks to Valve’s game distribution platform, Steam. As usual, the annual Christmas sale has started, and not a moment too soon. Huge discounts on games mean you can buy more for your friends, thus keeping them satisfied that they got not one, but perhaps two games just because it was sent at the eleventh hour.

Get it from Steam