With Christmas around the corner, entrepreneurs are scrambling to compile Christmas gift ideas for friends and loved ones. Since the stress of finding the best gifts for Christmas strangles the spirit of giving out of us, we tend to wait until the last minute to make our purchases. Not only do we wait until the last minute, but we also have a tough time finding hours in our day to go out and shop.
If you're an entrepreneur that fits this description, please keep reading. To help simplify the process of finding last minute Christmas gifts, we at The Cheap Revolution decided to arrange a list of Christmas gift ideas for your convenience.
1. Amazon Prime - One luxury entrepreneurs don't have is time. They don't like things that take up a lot of their time and when they want something, they want it now. If a friend came to mind that fits that description, grab them an Amazon Prime account. They'll give free 2-day shipping on any purchase and instant access to movies, TV shows and ebooks.
2. Gift cards - This is on top of the list for obvious reasons. The most popular gift cards for techies are Amazon, iTunes, Groupon & Starbucks. Grab them and get up to 20% cash back for yourself at eBilleMe or at a discounted price on GiftCards.com. Giftcards.com enables you to personalize your gift cards & provides several gift related services for users. If you don't have the time to personalize your gift card, take a look at Giftcards.com's Predesign catalog. Gift cards from Groupon are available here.
3. Lumosity & Marbles: The Brain Game - Both of these services are focused on exercising the brain although they take different angles. Lumosity is focused on brain training through online modules that promise to sharpen memory, focus attention and enhance creativity. A two-month gift subscription is $29.95. On the other hand, Marbles sells tangible games such as board games, books, software and puzzles.
5. Gold Medal Wine Club or Craft Beer Club -- Since 1994, The Great American Beer Club has been sharing the finest and freshest brews with tens of thousands of people that appreciate America's small breweries. Why not share this experience with another? A member of the club will receive 12 bottles of microbrewed beer featuring four varieties, while also receiving free shipping on the delivery of those beers every month. From the same company, The Gold Medal Wine Club follows a similar concept.
Choose from a variety of baskets that can include fruit, chocolate, pastries and much more. Harry & David is known to strive to make your Christmas basket more entertaining and personal.
7. Restaurant.com -- Instead of taking a friend out to dinner for Christmas, purchase a gift card that allows your friend to eat and drink with his or her's significant other, while saving money in the process.
Restaurant.com is known for introducing great restaurants with great people. With a simple to use website, Restaurant.com will get you ready for Christmas gift ideas in no time. Search through the website's database of participating restaurants to find what your friends may like, and then purchase a gift card for a restaurant that has their taste!
8. Newegg.com -- What does Newegg have that Best Buy doesn't? Better deals. With more than 600,000 products, Newegg provides technology gurus with a website that fits their needs.
Before going to mainstream websites like Best Buy, take a look at Newegg for the latest deals for Christmas gift ideas. Pay close attention to its 2011 Holiday Shipping Schedule, so you'll know when a gift will be delivered.
If you live the fast-paced lifestyle of an entrepreneur, the above quick list will help you with your Christ gift ideas. Got ideas of your own? Feel free to comment!
For employers: Don't forget, we also listed 12 cheap employee incentives that would be fantastic as holiday ideas as well.