11 E-Gift Ideas (For The Really, Really Last Minute)

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Two days before Christmas and still stumped on what to get someone?

Take the easy but thoughtful way out and get someone an e-gift!

Life happens and now you’re left scrambling to make it to the stores in time to pick up a gift for Christmas. And who wants to go to the stores this time of year? They’re packed and crazy!

Don’t get elbowed in the face over the last cashmere scarf and buy someone an e-gift instead! What’s an e-gift? It’s a printable gift that comes with a gift card number that the recipient can redeem!

These are my favorite picks for e-gifts:

1. Texture.com: Magazine Subscription: for your trendy friend that loves to read magazines and tabloids.

2. Spotify subscription: for your friend that loves music and is still living in the Dark Ages with Pandora.

3. Kindle book: for your friend who loves to read books on a Kindle. The Inspiralized cookbook has a Kindle version. Just sayin’.

4. Netflix membership: THE GREATEST GIVER, EVER.

5. An airline gift card, like on Southwest: for your friend who loves to travel or for your long-distance friend who hasn’t visited you in a while, this is a great incentive!

6. Studio classes: for your fitness-obsessed friend. Most studios have gift cards but if they don’t, just buy credits and print out the information for your friend. I love Peloton, if you live in the NYC area.

7. Brit & Co classes: for your friend that loves to learn and wants to grow their passions. Brit & Co has so many amazing courses!

8. Birchbox: for your friend that loves beauty and surprises.

9. Club W: for your friend who’s into wine. aka every friend you have.

10. Plated subscription: for your friend who’s lacking inspiration in the kitchen or loves to cook and is always looking for new ideas, Plated makes it easy.

11. Starbucks: pretty much everyone’s last resort – if nothing else, fuel your friend’s caffeine addiction.


Happy holidays!

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my 2020 holiday gift guide is finally live on the blog! 🎁 you’ll find my picks For Her (like this cute velvet puffer!), For Him, For Toddlers, and Under $50. but let me leave this disclaimer here: it’s the thought that counts. gift giving is supposed to spread joy - don’t get caught up searching the internet for hours for the “perfect gift.” the perfect gift is simply something thoughtful 💓 and frankly, our good health is the best gift we could all ask for this year 🖤 but if you need some more inspiration, check out my stories for swipe ups or go straight to Inspiralized.com! 😘 #holidaygiftideas #holidaygiftguide ...

a festive seasonal snack or dessert idea for you and your little ones 🍎 - these french toast apple slices were inspired by my grandmother and this apple butter, cinnamon, maple syrup toast situation she used to make with her famous applesauce. you can grab this recipe from #inspiralizedandbeyond! ⁣

tell me how everyone's doing on their thanksgiving prep - ready? haven't even started yet? I haven't bought a single thing yet! 😇😱🤡

the holidays are going to be very tough and emotional for many of us this year. we're not going to spend it with the loved ones we typically do to keep one another safe and even worse, some of us will miss family we've lost to the COVID virus. 💔⁣

something that always cheers me up is food. I've come to realize that one of the reasons it has this therapeutic effect on me is because it's a safe space for me to block out everything else and just enjoy the art of cooking. 🥄⁣

and I realize that this will not be helpful to everyone ("oh, ali, I can't just cook it all way!"), but if it does, try to get in the kitchen and cook (or bake!) something that brings you happiness. and if it does not and you're sad right now, that's okay too. it's okay to not feel okay. 🙏🏼 I wish I could help more, but in the meantime, my love, strength, and heart goes out to you. I'm thinking of you.⁣

but, IF food and cooking is cathartic for you too, I encourage you to make something new this year for Thanksgiving (or over whatever holiday you celebrate.) sometimes following steps in a new recipe keeps your brain focused on the task and you're able to let everything else wash away. at least that's how it is for me! I'm flipping through my cookbooks and sharing some of my favorite holiday-friendly recipes over on stories, like this one from #InspiralizedandBeyond! 📚⁣


makes 8-10 crostini⁣

1 large golden beet (about 6 ounces), peeled and sliced into 1/8" thick rounds⁣
1/4 cup ricotta cheese⁣
5 fresh figs, diced⁣
honey, for drizzling⁣

arrange the beet slices on a serving platter and spread about 1 teaspoon of the ricotta on each. top evenly with the chopped figs and drizzle very lightly with honey. serve.

📸: @evansungnyc