Last-Minute Online Birthday Gifts

Anna ScanlonOctober 19, 2010


If you've just remembered that someone's birthday is coming up soon, then you can quickly and easily send a great last-minute birthday gift through the magic of the Internet. Simply select something that can be shipped quickly and is in stock. Also make sure that the gift is something you think he would like. Send it express shipping if necessary.

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Chocolate Gift Basket

If the birthday girl loves chocolate, you can put together a chocolate gift basket at the very last minute. Find out if she prefers white chocolate, dark or milk chocolate first, and then get online and order a gift basket from a candy store's website. RedEnvelope conveniently offers three different chocolate gift baskets from Godiva. The deluxe basket features truffles, chocolate solids, a caramel bar, signature biscuits, chocolate strawberries and ballotin chocolates.

Purse Mirror

For the girl on the go, order her a purse mirror as a gift for her birthday. These convenient mirrors snap shut and slip right into her purse, making it quick and easy for her to check her make-up before a big meeting or on the way to a date. RedEnvelope offers a selection of purse mirrors, some featuring embellishment and some without, in silver and gold finishes. Several of the website's mirrors can be engraved with a single initial or her full name, making it appear that you spent a lot of time on the gift. For faster shipping, the mirror can be purchased without initials or a name.

Change Bank

A change bank, the grown up version of a piggy bank, is a great birthday gift for him. It is perfect for the guy who's always losing change or seems to have too much of it. You can order adult change banks online at many different retail outlets in several different finishes and styles. When purchasing the change bank for the birthday boy, purchase one that "fits" him by buying one in his favorite color or one you know will go along with the decor of his bedroom or home.


If you're searching for a same-day or a next day gift, order fresh flowers for your loved one's birthday. Many florists give you the option to send flowers to someone on the very same day or to order an arrangement online to be sent the next day. RedEnvelope offers a combination present that allows you to purchase a floral bouquet to have delivered one day and a gift of candies or chocolate covered strawberries to be delivered the next day, making the present twice as nice.