‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the world, people struggled with gift shopping, for friends young and old. Does this sound like you? With just on a week to go, we give you a list of last minute ideas that will save you on Christmas Day if you are yet to get to the shops.
If you have decided to go with the quick and easy giftcard for someone’s fave store, why not present it in a clever way that’s a bit removed from a simple card and envelope? Fill a jar with lollies and put the giftcard in the centre for a novel way to present this type of gift.
If your recipient is in dire need of some time off after Christmas, and you want to give them an extra surprise, a night away from home in a city hotel is an ideal gift. Roomorama lets you choose your city and date, then offers a range of accommodation options.
People might spend half their day on a mobile phone, but nothing replaces the tactile nature of a magazine. Dog-ear the pages, tear out recipes you love and share with a friend when you are done. A magazine subscription can be found on any topic, and delivered anywhere. An ideal last minute gift!
For shipping in just two days, Dadshop stocks ideas for men and women. We like this celtic embossed journal – suitable for either gender, it will allow the recipient a chance to keep a diary, scribble ideas or sketch a masterpiece, plus it’s a beautiful piece to look at.
Last minute gifts can be found at Different Drop, where a range of specialty wines are stocked. From vintage reds to international bubbly, you’ll find something to everyone’s taste here, and shipping can be arranged in as little as two days.
Flowers are an ideal on the go gift, but remember – roadside flowers scream ‘I forgot’, while a same day delivery shows initiative
and thought. Order by 2pm for same day delivery with the Flower Factory. Flower Factory has some beautiful Christmas arrangements and our favourite is Blitzen.
A perfect subscription gift that keeps on giving for the girls is BellaBox, filled with beauty samples and girly treats. Even if it’s Christmas Eve, order online and your recipient will receive their first delivery in January.
Books are a last minute gift that never goes out of style. From travel books, fiction, the latest best seller or a specialty topic, books are special and thoughtful gift that are treasured. Order by Friday for guaranteed Christmas delivery!
For the lady with everything, give the gift of shoes. You don’t even need to know her tastes – let her design her own with Shoes of Prey, from the heel height, fabric and colours. This creative gift can be purchased online at Shoes of Prey and printed, or emailed straight to the recipient.
Want something more creative? A DIY kitchen collection looks impressive and is super practical! Find lots of supplies at Kitchen Style. Similarly, wrapping gorgeous bath goodies in a face washer with a bit of pipe cleaner and ribbon makes the simple things so much more appealing. The opportunities are endless!!