Last minute gift ideas: Museums, Netflix, Groupon

PHILADELPHIA - December 24, 2013

How about a museum membership? The American Alliance of Museums offers admission to more than 600 museums nationwide. It's $50 a year for students and seniors, $90 for everyone else.

Also, for the next 10 days Living Social is offering 40% off a day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Admission to the Museum and Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis for $15 great stocking stuffer.

Living Social, Groupon and other group savings sites also offer classes from cooking to foreign language, fitness, you name it. It's something you can print and gift or even email! and you can often save 50% off or even more!

More quick and easy gifts that you can buy from home, but make it look like you've put tons of thought into: magazine subscriptions, movie theater gift cards, or a subscription to Netflix! You can tailor these to fit your budget!

If you still have holiday shopping to do, consider buying a gift that keeps on giving. Here are three great ideas that will bring joy to your loved one all year long.

If you tend to procrastinate, you probably still have some people to shop for this holiday season. Well, here are a few gifts that are not only thoughtful, they'll keep on giving, all year long.

1. If you know someone who loves the arts, a membership to the American Alliance of Museums might be the perfect gift. On, you'll see that the membership cost for students and seniors is $50, while the cost for professionals is $90.

That's not bad considering that one membership can grant admission to over 600 museums nationwide. Even if they only visit a couple of museums in their area on a regular basis, it will still be cheaper than paying full admission each time.

2. For your friends and family who love to learn, think about signing them up for some classes. Check out websites like LivingSocial, Groupon and Amazon Local to find classes that range anywhere from $30 to $200 and up. The courses don't have to be formal –- some great subjects include cooking, foreign language, fitness and art.

3. Finally, if you're still stuck on what to get that special someone, a subscription to Netflix can be just the ticket for your movie-loving friends. These subscriptions range from one month to a full year so there's a gift for any budget.

This Christmas, keep these tips in mind. You'll have amazing, wallet-friendly gifts on hand for the holidays, and you won't have to leave the house.

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