Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Don't Look Last Minute

How many times have you gone ‘oh shit’ in the past month on a day before one of your friends’ birthday? More times than you are willing to admit?. Or worse yet, your spouse’s birthday? Or your second year anniversary? Well, we have all been there. And the last-minute scramble for something to put together to save the day is all too familiar. Most times they turn out to be disasters if we are being honest. Especially if the person you are surprising is someone close to you. They see right through the chocolates, flowers and Teddy bears. And hence, we have compiled a list of last-minute gifts that are not any of the above-mentioned things. These gifts are hasslefree, you can get these in only 24 hours and they come absolutely nowhere near being thoughtless. In fact, your loved ones will think you have been planning this for months. So, scroll down and see the Oye Happy Guide To Thoughtful and Fun Last Minute Gift Ideas.

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  1. Custom News Bulletin

Make your loved one the star of their own show with a news Bulletin created exclusively for them by professionals! The show will be exclusively scripted for your loved one, shot by artists and edited professionally to create an authentic news bulletin. Here’s a sample link of the surprise – https://youtu.be/xOKsI59v0WM

It only takes a day to create your own news bulletin. See, fast and easy!!

2. Letters To My Love

Letters to my love

If your loved one loves letters but you aren’t into writing yourself, allow us to be your messengers by delivering a bunch of 7 adorable reasons to stay mine forever! Each letter is packaged in a handcrafted envelope and numbered.

The letters are already written and packaged. You will only have to click on the link above and then click on the order button to get it delivered to you. Your partner won’t even know you forgot ‘the first kiss anniversary’! You’re welcome.

3. Wishes by stranger

Wishes by Strangers

Have a bunch of friendly strangers call your loved one throughout his or her special day with only the last call of the day revealing who arranged for the surprise. A Biryani lover will get calls saying the entire city of Hyderabad will eat Biryani in their honour today and a Punjabi music lover may pick the phone to a Honey Singh song sung by a stranger. All you have to do is share some fun facts about the special person and we will ensure that the calls seem like one made by an old friend he/she doesn’t remember anymore.

4. Thirty Days of compliment

Keep them surprised for an entire month with an amazing app created only for them. After the app is installed by your partner, it begins with 4 of your favourite images. Each day, a compliment flashes on their screen as a notification. If they tap on the notification, the app will open on their phones.

The best part is you can customize 5 of your own compliments too!

5. WeTube

If your journey with each other has been captured in pictures, then make them even more special with a video made using 10 of your best photos. All you have to do is upload the photos you want us to use, share a little about your better half and we’ll customize the entire video for just the both of you.

6. Mails By Strangers

Just one wish on your loved one’s special day is simply not enough.

Have a bunch of friendly strangers email your loved one throughout his or her special day. A pet lover will get emails saying the entire city of Hyderabad will go pet a dog on their behalf today and a Punjabi music lover may open the mail to the lyrics of Honey Singh dedicated to him or her by a stranger.

All you have to do is share some fun facts about the special person and the things they love, their favourite movie, favourite dish, or favourite place to hang out etc. We will ensure that the mails seem like one sent by an old friend he/she doesn’t remember anymore.

7. All About You Video 

Know someone so much that you can write a book on them? If not a book, at least get them a personalized video made with all the things that define the person.

All you have to do is answer a bunch of questions about them, share their pictures and let our team handle the rest.

8. 24 Hour Virtual Gift

We won’t let the forgetfulness ruin your special occasion. Here’s a unique and quarantine-free way of keeping your loved one surprised for an entire day! 8 surprises, created and personalised entirely for your loved one, will be delivered to him/her via messages, emails or calls.

The gifts are:

9 00 AM – Call by a stranger:

Early in the morning, a very friendly stranger will call your loved one, wish him/her on your behalf and have a spontaneous conversation. Your name will not be revealed.

9 30 AM – Custom news article:

Everyone wants to be famous and be in the newspapers (for the right reasons preferably). How about giving your loved ones a shot at fame with a virtual newspaper cover story written entirely for them? Based on the nature, likes, and interests of the person, the article can be themed around the special one. This can be sent via either email or WhatsApp. You can learn more about the surprise here.

11 AM – Song by a stranger:

Is there a favourite song that your loved one likes? We will get an amateur singer to sing the first paragraph of that song and send it to your loved one via WhatsApp. Since we work with just a few passionate volunteers for this surprise, the songs can only be sung in Hindi. Kindly do not share songs of any other language in the order form.

12 30 PM – Plant a tree

Sponsor the plantation and maintenance of a tree on behalf of your loved one. The trees are planted by a certified social organisation which has planted over a million trees so far. The certificate of authentication will be sent via WhatsApp or email.

2 00 PM –Call by a stranger

Another stranger will call to have a spontaneous conversation with your loved one without revealing your name. We ask you a bunch of questions about your loved one before the surprise so that we can pretend to talk to him/her as a friend.

3 PM – Customised Video

If your journey with each other has been captured in pictures, then make them even more special with a video made using 10 of your best photos. All you have to do is upload the photos you want us to use, share a little about your better half and we’ll customise the entire video for just the both of you. Please click on this link to check out a sample video.

4 30 PM – Call by a stranger

This will be the last call from a stranger to your loved one.

6 PM – Name a Star

Make your next gift out of the world, in the literal sense, by naming a star after them. Just share the name of the person you want to surprise, select the zodiac and a star will be automatically picked for them. A personalised certificate authenticating the naming and a constellation chart will be sent via WhatsApp or email.

9. Teeny Tiny Hamper

Sometimes, little gestures are all you need to bring a smile on someone’s face. No matter it had been a last-minute gift. Here’s one of the most adorable ways of adding some love in that special person’s life.

This little gift box is handcrafted to comprise:

1. A tiny scroll customised with a message of your choice

2. Two beautiful fridge magnets customised with 4 photos 

3. A miniature heart inside a bottle

4. A heart-shaped eggless milk chocolate
 

A customised gift that can be delivered within 24 hours, you wouldn’t get a sweeter deal than this.

10. Mosaic Art

Mosaic Frame

 Mosaic is the art of putting together tiny pieces and fragments to create a wholesome picture or a pattern. You can now use this delicate art form to create a beautiful surprise for your loved one. Using several memories shared by you in the form of pictures, we shall design that perfect portrait of your loved one or the both of you together. 

And yes, this is how good your last-minute gift can look.

11. Plant A Tree

Make your gift help create a greener and better earth. Sponsor the plantation and maintenance of a tree on someone’s behalf to celebrate a special occasion. The trees are planted by a certified social organisation which has planted over a million trees so far. Your loved one gets a customised certificate on his/her WhatsApp or email address whichever you prefer to share authenticating the plantation of the tree and the location of the same.

12. A Birthday Mail Box

Birthday Mail Box

If you’ve forgotten a birthday of someone who is special to you, here is your saviour in a box. From DIY cake mixes and photo magnets to funny contracts and birthday monkey cards, this surprise box has everything that makes a Birthday special.

The mailbox comprises the following gifts:

Birthday Monkey Mirror Card

A new species of monkeys have been discovered. It’s called the Birthday Monkey. Here’s a quirky mirror card to remind someone that every year on a special day they are the wanted birthday monkey. And on other days they are just ‘monkey’. Surprise the birthday monkey with a good laugh and maybe some bananas.

Front of the card: Wanted Birthday Monkey

Inside of the card (which has a mirror): There You Are! Happy Birthday. I got you lots of bananas but they didn’t fit inside this envelope. Sorry.

Mini Birthday Contract

Send that Birthday crazy person a formally packaged envelope comprising a hilarious contract binding him/her into celebrating the most sensational Birthday since 5000 BC. Within each contract, you will find a list of funny terms to be fulfilled by the recipient. You can read the content on the contract here.

The Party Kit

The box includes 3 balloons, 1 DIY cake mix, a party whistle, 3 mini candles for the cake, 1 tiny bottle of cake sprinkler, one bottle for measurement, and 30 gms of crunch chocolates.

Birthday Badge

A quirky badge with ‘It’s My Birthday’ designed on it.

Birthday Magnet

A unique fridge magnet customised with 4 photos of your choice so that you can change the picture whenever you like. The photos can be uploaded in the order form after the payment page.

Five postcards with the following content:

  1. Others May Get Old On Their Birthday, You Only Happen To Get More Awesome!
  2. May You Live So Long That Birthday Candles Stop Fitting On Your Cake. Happy Birthday!
  3. You’re One Of The Only People Whose Birthday I Remember Without Facebook Notifications.
  4. I Wanted To Gift You The Eiffel Tower But It Didn’t Fit Inside This Box. But It Is The Thought That Counts, Right?
  5. May All Your Birthday Wishes Come True – Including The Illegal Ones.


13. Name A Star


Name A Star

Make your next gift out of the world, in the literal sense, by naming a star after your loved one.

Just share the name of the person you want to surprise, select the zodiac and a star will be automatically picked for them. You can also add your own message on the star chart as well. 

14. A Box of Insults

Box of Insults

You heard it right. Nothing gives happiness more than insulting your friend. If you agree, you’ve come to the right page. Show your immense love for your best friend with this crazy box of insults. This is to make sure that even when you’re not around or too busy to come up with creative insults, the box can do your job on your behalf.

The box has 21 insults written by the most sarcastic Happiness Scientists. Some of our favourite ones are:

The last time I saw something like you, I flushed it.

To make you laugh on Saturday, I need to tell you a joke on Wednesday.

You’re so ugly when you look in the mirror, your reflection looks away.

I thought of you today. It reminded me to take the garbage out.

No, I’m not insulting you, I’m describing you.

15. Virtual Adventure Book

Virtual Adventure Book

Sometimes, all you need to make someone smile, grin, and cry at the same time is to take them on a trip down the memory lane.

Gift your loved one a virtual book of adventures where the entire story is customised completely for the both of you. After the last message, your loved one will find a 30-second video footage recorded by you.

How it works:

Step 1: Answer a few quick questions to help us customise the story. The questions can be filled in the order form after the payment page. Your video footage can also be uploaded on the same page.

Step 2: The story will be mailed to you within 48 hours for approval.

Step 3: The video will be mailed to the special person/you on the email ID shared by you. So there you have it. The Forgetful people’s gift guide for those important occasions where you just don’t have an excuse to not get a thoughtful gift. It would do us all a lot of good if we didn’t forget the important occasions with our loved ones but we don’t live in an ideal world. Hence, we need these hacks and techniques to not let our loved ones down even with our faults. Since you are on this page, lastly, we wish your special occasion is still special despite having to scramble for a last-minute gift idea.

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