Five Gifts to Download for Last-Minute Shoppers - TheStreet

Five Gifts to Download for Last-Minute Shoppers

These five downloadable Internet gift ideas may be the best last-minute option for holiday procrastinators.
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NEW YORK, (TheStreet) -- Santa's left the shop, you've missed the deadline for UPS (UPS) - Get Report overnight shipping and you're too jammed to hit the store.
What's a last minute gift giver to do? Hit the Internet for some quick downloads.
Here are five shops out at the Web mall to help you salvage the material side of Christmas. How you put wrap and a bow on these presents might be the bigger challenge.
Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report.
The online retail giant has a few entertainment gifts for the late but well-intentioned buyer. Amazon is offering downloads of "The Fame Monster" album by Lady Gaga for $5. And video game fans might enjoy Amazon's No.1 bestselling game download -- Jewel Quest III for $7. And there are movies, the download of "Night at the Museum" is $10.

Barnes and Noble

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Book hunters can shop Barnes and Noble's site for download gifts for reading on your PC or mobile device. Titles like "SuperFreakonomics" by Steven Levitt go for $10. And a new release like "How Markets Fail" by John Cassidy is $15.40

Apple

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Apple iTunes offers TV shows like HBO's "True Blood" for $25 and the Simpsons 20th Anniversary Twentieth Season is $30. But maybe more fitting with the times, Apple's App store offers HomeBudget, a personal finance software for $5.

Apple is well versed in the science of online gift giving, buyers can have their gifts delivered via email with personalized messages.

Wal-Mart

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The nation's largest retailer is no slacker on the Net. Shoppers can buy and download the soundtrack to Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel for $9, or The Elements of Freedom album by Alicia Keys for $11.

GameStop

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The video game chain won't punish you for your tardiness. GameStop offers discounts to online video game shoppers who opt for download delivery. For example, the Sims game, a popular staple for years, is $40 to download, that's $10 less than the price offered for the game disk you'd purchase at the store or have shipped to you. And new titles are also available by download. Recent game releases like NBA's 2K10 basketball video game is $20.

Start clicking while you still have virtual time.