Cyber Monday kicks off the week following Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Since its debut in November 2005 at Shop.org it has been a buying bonanza for online shoppers. The idea actually was envisioned a few years earlier by a worker at 1800Flowers.com which lets you order flowers online and send them as gifts through the mail. Amazon has since become the kingpin of online shopping.
Here are some Christmas gift ideas for kids that you can purchase on Cyber Monday:
- Books from Amazon If you already have a Kindle, iPad or other eBook reading device, search millions of titles on Amazon for ebooks to download. You can also order hard copies of books online if you don’t yet have a reader. They should make it in time for Christmas morning.
- Songs from iTunes Now there are many ways to listen to music online but iTunes is still the top online store for music. You can send people songs with the gift app or download songs to your computer and make CDs. It allows you to customize your own compilation. Books, movies and TV shows are also available at iTunes.
- Movies from Netflix Netflix lets you instantly stream your favorite TV shows and movies over the internet for less than eight dollars a month. The programs can be viewed on a PC, Mac, game console or mobile device.
- Apps and Video Games Apps have become a popular craze among kids and adults for mobile devices. There are many fun games and learning tools to choose from Apple's App Store via iTunes. Free video games can be downloaded at GamesGoFree.com. Games on DVD can be ordered from GameStop.com.
- Printable Coupons Many national chains particularly Target, promote themselves with online printable coupons that can be downloaded from their websites. Visit sites like Coupons.com, Coolsavings.com or CouponNetwork.com for deals.