5 Easy Ways to Send Last-minute Gifts from an iPhone
There may come a time when you realize you forgot to buy a gift for a party or event. It’s inconvenient to rush and find a last-minute gift that needs wrapping and a card.
The iPhone offers various options for sending last-minute gifts that are just as delightful as anything else. Whether built into the App Store or through third-party apps, all you need is your smartphone and a few minutes to send a great present.
Giftagram is a useful app that has saved me multiple times. It offers a variety of gifts that you can send directly to someone’s doorstep, including cocktail sets, candies, gadgets, charms, and more. You can browse and select your favorites by tapping the heart icon, and then send them as a gift.
Giftagram is a convenient last-minute option. When you purchase a gift, you immediately send a text message notification to the recipient. She can read her card in advance and input her shipping address. Your credit card is charged and the gift is shipped out to arrive in a few days. The recipient is notified about the gift on the desired day. Giftagram is free for iOS and works in the United States and Canada.
Hintsy is a creative app similar to Giftagram that allows you to create gift boxes of multiple items or choose a pre-made gift box to send to someone. Unlike Giftagram, Hintsy also offers customizable themed cards and gift wrap for a neatly packaged presentation.
Hintsy is a convenient gifting platform, but it requires the sender to input the shipping address instead of allowing the recipient to do so. This may make it slightly less convenient for sending gifts in advance. However, Hintsy offers a diverse selection of gifts and gift boxes that can be sent with just a few taps. Please note that Hintsy is currently only available for iOS users in the United States.
3. iTunes Gift Card
When pressed for time, simply send a digital gift. Anyone with an iPhone can use an iTunes Gift Card, whether they spend the money on apps, music, movie rentals, or anything else. It’s a versatile and thoughtful gift that you can easily send from your iPhone to someone’s email inbox.
Open the iTunes Store or App Store on your iPhone. Go to the Music or Featured pages and scroll to the bottom. You’ll find Send Gift. Tap it and enter the email address, a message, and the gift card amount. If desired, choose a future date by tapping Today and changing the date. Note:
4. Amazon Gift Card
If you have the Amazon app on your iPhone, you can easily send an Amazon gift card. If not, download it. Amazon gift cards are a great present because they’re not quite cash, but the recipient can still buy almost anything with them.
To send a gift card from your iPhone, open the Amazon app and tap the menu icon. Select “Gift Cards & Registry,” then choose “Gift Cards.” For urgency, send an eGift Card or print one at home to give in person.
Choose a card design or customize it with a photo and pick the amount. For eGifts, you’ll need to enter recipient details and choose a send date.
When all else fails, send someone an expensive app they might want. Since apps tend to be cheap, consider buying a few — but hey, we’re just here to tell you the “how” and not the “how much.”
To send a paid app in the App Store, tap the Share icon on your iPhone and select Gift. The process is similar to sending an iTunes gift card. Enter the email address, a message, and choose a time to send the app.
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