Tips for Buying a Last Minute Birthday Gift

Uh-oh! You just realized it is a friend's birthday and you have no gift so now you have to scramble to find something at the last minute. Well hopefully you won't have to do like Red Forman when he bought Kitty a windshield scraper and funnel from the gas station as a last minute birthday gift. It's not the 70s anymore and today you can easily pick up last minute gifts if you live in a city or have access to the Internet.

If you have until the next day you can shop at various online sites like Amazon and have your birthday gift selection delivered over night. It should be on your doorstep before noon the next day. By using the Internet you will have a huge selection of gifts right at your fingertips. If you need your birthday gift much sooner, it is still possible to buy and deliver one almost immediately if you purchase a gift certificate online and have it delivered by email.

Most cities today have a Wal-Mart and many of those are open 24 hours. No matter what time of the day or night you discover you need a birthday gift, you can always run out to Wal-Mart and find something. Another option is to buy a gift card which can be done at many grocery stores or convenient marts today. You will often find a rack displaying all types of gift cards that can be used for specific restaurants and retail stores. Buy one and have it activated during check out and you have the perfect last minute birthday gift.

If you are in need of a more personal or elaborate gift and are unable to get away to shop for it yourself, consider enlisting the help of a professional shopper. This service can easily be found in most large cities and caters to the busy executive. So if you find yourself stuck at the office and need to have the perfect gift for your child or spouse by suppertime, you could hire a personal shopper or assistant to shop for you.

It is a good idea to have a reminder system in place so you can buy your birthday gifts well in advance, but sooner or later you will eventually be in need of a last minute gift. Today thanks to the Internet, gift cards, and stores that are open 24 hours a day, it is much easier to get the job done.