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You're running through your to do list as you head for the door and you realize you've forgotten the most important thing – a gift for the birthday boy or girl. You don't have an extra hour to do some last minute birthday shopping, but you can't arrive at the party empty handed. Now, what do you do? Don't panic. As long as you have an Internet connection and 15 minutes to spare, everything will work out just fine.
The best option is to hop online to buy a fast gift. Online gift certificates take only a few minutes to buy and if you know the email address of the person you are buying it for, the gift will probably arrive before you do! It is a good idea to buy gift certificates from big, well-established businesses, since they have brand name recognition and are likely to offer a wide selection of items for the recipient to choose from.
If you don't have an Internet connection available, you'll need to stop by a local convenience store. Head for the magazine rack and select the current issue of a magazine the birthday recipient would like and buy a greeting card, too. Put a note in the card saying that you're giving a year of the magazine to the birthday boy or girl. Just make sure you fill out a subscription form from the magazine and stick it in the mailbox as soon as you come home from the party so you don't forget.