Bring them home for the holidays. You can purchase print-at-home tickets for your giftee at just about any airline’s website these days. But to buy a specific ticket for someone means risking that she might not be able to travel on the dates you pick, or requires coordinating in advance and losing the element of surprise. A safer bet might be to go the gift card route. Southwest, United and American airlines all offer gift cards or vouchers which you can have sent to the recipient immediately via email.