This holiday season, give the delivery man a break. Who needs the extra cost and uncertainty of shipping anyway? Here are 10-holiday gifts that cut out the middleman and go straight to the nicest ones on your Christmas list.
Okay, we might be cheating a little with this first one, but a Winc wine delivery technically doesn't require shipping if you're gifting someone the subscription! This delivery service curates a pack of four bottles from a series of questions, delivering them straight to your doorstep – or whoever's doorstep you designate.
Sale Price: $26
Know a go-getter looking to self-start their own empire? Give them a leg up with insider secrets and philosophies from the likes of Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and many more in this magazine dedicated to the entrepreneur's lifestyle.
Sale Price: $39
The best deals on flights are rarely on the market for long. This service gives you alerts on when those deals show up based on your dream destinations and travel times, saving you dough that you can use on your journey.
Sale Price: $19.99
Give the gift of knowledge, even for those who are constantly on the go. This service condenses top books into bite-sized text and narrative summaries, allowing you to get the gist on your lunch break.
Sale Price: $29
This hit strategy series has been itching the megalomania itch for armchair world leaders since 1991. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete lets you vie for global domination against new leaders and upgrade your experience with a treasure trove of extra downloadable content.
Sale Price: $12.50
This DNA test tells you more than just your heritage. Send in a cheek swab and get back a diet plan, workout schedule and more health data based on your unique genetic profile.
Sale Price: $69.99
Know someone who's always curious? Set them loose on this trove of more than 1000 online courses. There are complete tutorials on everything from computer programming to photography, allowing anyone to expand their skillset and broaden their horizons in general.
Sale Price: $59
Here's a streaming service that will do more than just kill time. This service features more than 2,000 documentaries on a range of subjects from space travel to cooking that you can access on any device.
Sale Price: $40
Here's a language learning app that's actually suited to the way we use most apps. The bite-sized lessons help every word and phrase stick, letting you move on to real conversation in no time.
Sale Price: $159
This bundle of crucial apps is like Christmas for any Mac – and for its user, of course. The 13 pieces of software include photo editors, finance managers, top-rated VPNs and many more.
Sale Price: $59.99