UBER UNWRAPS NEW IN-APP FEATURES PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTING

You can now purchase Digital Gift Cards on the Uber app to help you avoid getting into a state of present panic this Christmas. In addition to Digital Gift Cards, you now have the option to make your Uber Eats order ‘a gift’, letting you surprise someone special with an unexpected delivery.

The launch of these new features comes as research reveals almost 43% of us have done last minute Christmas shopping (up to 2 days before Christmas), with women being the worst offenders as 28% have forgotten to purchase a gift altogether versus 21% of men. When it comes to last-minute gifts, the most popular items we opt for are chocolates (49%), alcohol (46%) and gift cards (37%).

The new Digital Gift Cards can help you avoid ‘Gift Guilt’ by scheduling the gift card to arrive on a chosen day, letting you rest in peace knowing that this year, no one will be missed on Christmas day.

If you’re struggling to buy for someone on your list, an Uber Digital Gift Card is the perfect present. The gift card will allow the lucky recipient to spend their credit across both Uber Eats and Uber Rides, so whether they are facing an empty fridge or if they need a ride home from the Christmas party, the credit is sure to come in handy.

For over half (54%) of the UK, their favourite thing about Christmas is receiving an unexpected gift, closely followed by when it snows (46%). The new ‘Make it a gift’ feature in the Uber Eats app will allow you to surprise someone with a delivery to their door. Simply click ‘Make it a gift’ on the checkout screen, add in the correct address along with a gift message and their surprise will be on its way.

Across the country, Christmas shopping is often left to the last minute, with 22% of the UK starting their shopping in December. This year, when you’re checking your list for the second time you discover someone you’ve forgotten, an Uber Gift card can come to the rescue and let you escape your present-buying pickle.

Digital Gift Cards & ‘Make it a Gift’ will be live on the Uber & Uber Eats apps from Today across the UK.

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