Hmmm... maybe a C-Store item that is the gift? Follow me a bit: Purchase a "Gift Card" from the C-Store, that is not bound on pickup. Mail that item to the person of your chose. They retrieve it, "Use" it, and it deducts a negative amount of C-Store credits (ie minus a negative 500 points = +500). Just a thought of some sort of work around that might be able to make it in sooner.
A little cludgey surely, but a thought.
Good idea. Seems like something that should be do-able.