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Last-minute Australian Christmas gifts ideas

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Well, you said you were gonna have it all done by now. You promised yourself you wouldn't leave your Christmas shopping till the last minute... in fact, you even said you'd have it all wrapped up a month ago, but here we are.

There's no chance you'll be getting anything delivered at this point, and heading into a store this weekend is going to be the opposite of a good time. 

So why don't you check out some of the last-minute gift ideas we've rounded up below, none of which require you to shift from your couch or computer chair.

Last-minute Christmas gifts

Netflix subscriptions and gift cards:

Netflix subscriptions and gift cards: If someone you know is yet to sign up for the phenomenon of video streaming services, now’s as good a time as any to kickstart their binging as Netflix, Stan, and Foxtel Now all offer free 1-month subscriptions. But, in the likely instance that they’re already using Netflix, you can buy them a Netflix Gift Card for $20, $30, or $50 of value and keep their content streaming over the summer.


TechLife and APC magazine subscriptions: Got a loved one who enjoys tech? Gift them the ability to stay up to date with the latest tech news and reviews with a subscription to one of Australia's best-selling tech mags. Head to Magshop and you can pick up 12 issues of TechLife or APC for just $63 – that's a saving of 47% off the regular cover price! And with TechRadar's Australian team contributing to both mags, we can guarantee that they're great reads!

BitDefender 2018 security (from $50, save up to 37%):

BitDefender 2018 security (from $50, save up to 37%): If you know someone who's looking to protect their devices from online threats and viruses, then BitDefender is likely going to have a security package to suit their needs. The Basic and Advanced packages protect up to 3 Windows PCs from online malware, ransomware and similar threats, while the Ultimate package completely protects up to 5 devices across Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android platforms. Check out the savings on BitDefender yearly subscriptions.

Official PlayStation Magazine

Official PlayStation Magazine and Official Xbox Magazine subscription offer: For that special gamer in your life, a subscription to one of Australia’s favourite gaming magazines could take their game to the next level. Subscribe to either the Official PlayStation Magazine of the Official Xbox Magazine now and you’ll get 12 issues for $89. That’s 50% off the cover price!

Digital Gift Cards from JB Hi-Fi, iTunes, Xbox and more:

Digital Gift Cards from JB Hi-Fi, iTunes, Xbox and more: If you’re still not sure what to get and need a gift, like, yesterday, then this eBay page will surely inspire your decisions. Whether it’s iTunes apps and games, some goodies from JB Hi-Fi, or even some games from the Xbox Store, check out eBay’s gift card page to suss out your options.

Spotify Premium subscription:

Spotify Premium subscription: Spotify offers the ability to gift subscriptions to your friends and family via ecards, allowing you to send 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-months worth of Spotify Premium to your recipient on a certain date. If you're fine with foregoing the surprise and if your intended music-lover has yet to sign up for the Premium service, AND you sign them up before December 31, they can get 3 full months of Spotify Premium for only $0.99.

Harry Domanski
Harry is an Australian Journalist for TechRadar with an ear to the ground for future tech, and the other in front of a vintage amplifier. He likes stories told in charming ways, and content consumed through massive screens. He also likes to get his hands dirty with the ethics of the tech.