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Last Minute Gifts on Long Island, NY

- Where to buy last minute gifts for friends and family on Long Island, NY

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Did the holidays creep up on you? Were you so busy that you forgot a friend's birthday or a relative's graduation? Take heart. All is not lost. Here's a list of some easy-to-get last minute gifts for your family and friends on Long Island, NY. And maybe you'll consider buying yourself a gift: a calendar to remind you of those special occasions next year.

1. A Night or Two at the Movies

You can go online to buy an AMC Entertainment Card. You can choose from different dollar amounts on the card and various designs for a standard card or you can personalize your gift card by uploading a photo. You get to write a message with either option. You can even add a cell phone notification message that tells your friend or relative that your gift card is on its way. You could also add your own photo and audio message to personalize your gift.

For the holidays, please check their deadlines for ground service, two-day service, overnight delivery and Saturday deliveries.

There are several AMC Theaters on Long Island:

  • AMC Loews Fantasy 5, 18 N. Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY, Movie Times: (888) AMC 4FUN, Guest Services: (516)764-8240
  • Loews Nassau Metroplex 10, 3585 Hempstead Turnpike. Levittown, NY. Movie Times: (888) AMC 4FUN, Guest Services: (516)731-5422
  • AMC Loews Shore 8, 37 Wall Street Huntington, NY, Movie Times: (888) AMC 4FUN, Guest Services: (631 )425-2785
  • AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8, 630 Old Country Road Garden City, NY, Movie Times: (888) AMC 4FUN, Guest Services: (516 )741-4008
  • AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway Stony Brook, NY, Movie Times: (888) AMC 4FUN, Guest Services: (631) 941-0156

There are also AMC movie theaters in nearby Queens, Manhattan and other NYC boroughs. For a full list, please go to AMC Theatre List.

2. Gift Certificates to Long Island Restaurants (and it's discounted for you, too)

Find out how to get discounted gift certificates for your family and friends at Dine at Long Island Restaurants for Less with Restaurant.com.

3. Long Island DVDs or a Netflix Gift Card

Looking for something for a movie fan? Check out Top 10 Movies Filmed on Long Island and order the DVDs online. Or go to Netflix.com/GiftPurchase. Choose a plan -- either their "watch instantly" (no DVDs sent by mail) or "Watch instantly plus one DVD out at a time"-- then check the number of months you want to buy, and pick one of their cheery designs. After completing your purchase, you can decide whether you'll print or e-mail your gift subscription.

4. Long Island Wines

Long Island's Wine Country is famous for its reds, whites, roses and even sparkling wines. Shop at a local wine and liquor store or go online to buy some Affordable Long Island Wines.

5. Tanger Outlets Gift Cards

Tanger Outlets in Riverhead and Deer Park feature a wide variety of shops, from Brooks Brothers to Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein to Willliams-Sonoma and more. Gift cards for Tanger Outlets can be purchased in increments of $10 to $500. design choose packaging, write your message. Shipping options include from next day delivery (for an extra charge) to 10 days or more. To purchase your card online, go to tangeroutlet.com/giftcards.

6. Concerts on Long Island

Choose from one of the many Concert Venues on Long Island, go online and surprise your family or friend with tickets to a rock, classical or other concert.

7. Give the Gift of Music

If you're pressed for time, you can buy iTunes gift cards online and immediately print them out or e-mail them. If you choose an e-mail, your friend just clicks on the provided link and can be downloaded immediately. If they lose the e-mail or printed gift certificate, you can resend it via your Purchase History or the iTunes Store.

You can send one song, a whole album, a TV show or movie, or even your own custom-picked mix of songs. How about some Long Island favorites like Billy Joel, Mariah Carey or Twisted Sister?

8. Buy a Lottery Ticket

No, the lottery ticket isn't for you. But if you need a last minute gift, a lottery ticket or two is a great idea for something that you can buy right now. If your friends win the lottery, they're in good company It wouldn't be the first time there were mega millions jackpot winners from Long Island. Read more about Lottery winners on Long Island...

9. Give the Gift of Literature

If your friends or family love books, pick one up at a local store like Book Revue, Barnes & Noble or Borders.

10. Gift Certificates for Long Island Spas

OK... you waited entirely too long. Well, here's a gift certificate that you can purchase online and immediately print out on your own printer... even on Christmas Day. Just go to SpaFinder gift certificates and select the amount that you want to spend. You can type in a zip code in the online spa locator and it will list spas close to where your gift recipient lives.

11. Gift Cards for Gurney's Inn - Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Montauk. Buy a card online for amounts between $100 and $2,000, and the lucky recipient can use it for room reservations or to purchase goods and services at all Gurney's outlets except the Gift Shop and website. The gift card comes in a presentation package. Gift Cards expire 3 years from the date of purchase and are non-refundable. Please visit Gurney's Inn to purchase online.

12. Apple Store Gift Cards or just visit an Apple store.
Help that special someone go high tech. Purchase an Apple product, accessory asap and pick out a gift. Or go online and buy a gift card which can be shipped by mail... or if that's too late, can be delivered within 24 hours by email. Just go to http://store.apple.com/us/personalize/electronic?product=E_GIFT_CARDS and follow the easy instructions.

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