Looking for last minute gifts and cards for family and friends? Here’s one of my fave budget friendly last minute gifts and card ideas to send worldwide!
As organised as I try to be, there are some things I don’t do well. Sending hand-written cards on time is probably top of that list and I’m pretty sure all my friends would vouch for that – sorry!
I have a saviour though in Moonpig. Have you heard of them?
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They’re a greeting card website where you can send cards and gifts worldwide in the click of a few buttons. This post is kindly sponsored by Moonpig.
I’ve been a fan for years!
Having lived overseas for ten years now, I’ve been using Moonpig almost weekly. I used their service from the first year they opened, long before they arrived in Australia.
I set reminders for every birthday and occasion that’s special for my family and friends. Then a few days before the event (you choose how long before), Moonpig emails me a reminder, I pop on to the Moonpig website and order my card and gift. DONE!
And this happens often because as much as I would love to go to the card shop, choose a card, hand write it and post it, it just isn’t really happening. There are too many other things to do, I forget to do it on time and the cards don’t get sent. So thank goodness for life-changing Moonpig :)
If you have a special event coming up soon, you might like these last minute gifts ideas. They make great long distance gifts but you can also send to anyone at home too!
Last Minute Gift Ideas for Family and Friends
1. A Personalised Mug!
There are sooo many to choose from, but simply choose your favourite design, upload pics (if relevant) and then personalise away until your mug is perfect.
Wouldn’t these make lovely last minute birthday gifts too? Your friend will think you’ve planned the whole thing in advance but actually, it’s super last minute.
When it’s done, you can choose who to send it to and when. Simples!
2. A Personalised Photo Greetings Card
I’ve loved sending these cards over the years to friends and family. You can choose from one of hundreds of designs and add photos of your loved one to make them super personal.
I’ve lost track of the ones I’ve sent and received and have loved them all.
Even when I was travelling overseas, my friends would send me these cards and I would send them back. In fact, if you’re looking for gift ideas for long distance family and friends but your budget is limited or postage is high, these can be so unique but quick to send.
Here are some of my favourites:
3. Personalised Cards for Kids
Who’s guilty of leaving sending cards and gifts to their God children, neices and nephews last minute?
This happens to me all the time. I’ll be chatting to a friend who casually mentions it’s their kids birthday that week…argh!
If I don’t have time to send a gift in the post to arrive before their big day, I’ll send a cute kids birthday card and follow up with a gift later or in person.
Cards can be personalised on the front, both pages inside and sometimes on the back too:
There are so many cards to choose from cute to funny to their favourite characters.
What I love most about Moonpig for Last Minute Gifts and Cards
- The range is budget friendly
- Delivery is quick
- Being able to set recurring reminders about annual events is priceless.
So whether it’s Mother’s Day gift ideas, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion, Moonpig has you covered. If you’re living or traveling overseas and away from your partner, you’ll be able to find perfect long distance relationship gifts that let them know you’re thinking about them.
What are your favourite long distance gift ideas?
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