Yeap. It’s December 23rd and I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet. Honestly, as much as I love shopping, I refuse to enter any mall or store or boutique because of the chaos. I also refuse to order online and have something shipped. At this stage in the game, shipping will probably costs more than the gift, plus, it definitely won’t get there in time.
So what to do? Your girlfriend, wife, best friend, sister, aunt or whoever is really into fashion and you haven’t gotten them anything yet? How about sending a few virtual gifts? Virtual gifts are perfect because you don’t have to leave your home and you don’t have to stress over shipping.
For The Music Lover
- Pandora One
|$36 per year
CD’s suck, iTunes is cool, but does it create your own music station based on what you love without you having to purchase any songs? Enter the virtual DJ. Cool web applications like last.fm and Pandora have become huge hits with music lovers around the globe. Although Pandora is free, a great virtual gift is Pandora One which includes no ads, no listen limits, a mini player, personalization options, a desktop application, high quality streaming and 5 hours of listening with no timeouts.
For The Fab Gamer
– Shockwave Unlimited
| $4.95 per month
I know what you may be thinking that a fashionista may not like an unlimited subscription to Shockwave games, but in actuality, there are hundreds of games perfect for women. Women love strategy games like Diner Dash
and Carrie the Caregiver
. However, we also love fashion games like Fashion Solitare
, JoJo’s Fashion Show
and Fashion Finder: Secrets of Fashion NYC Edition
For The Fashion Writer/Blogger
– Flickr Pro
| $24.95 per year
One thing every fashion blogger has in common is images. We spend hours per day looking for the perfect ones. Not only do we sometimes take our own, but we also spend even more hours uploading, editing and managing them. The best thing I ever purchased as a blogger was a Flickr Pro account.I uploaded all my images and was able to manage them in collections and sets. The best part is that now Flickr Pro offers HD playback for high-definition video upload. With videos taking over blogs, this is the gift that keeps on giving.