Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: Last-minute Ideas for All

Although in an ideal world we would all have finished our Christmas shopping weeks in advance, complete with colour-coded spreadsheets, in the real world that never quite happens. Even for those of us who are organised enough to write lists and get started early, you can never be fully prepared for last-minute changes. I’m talking the deliveries that don’t arrive on time, that friend who suddenly arranges a pre-Christmas rendezvous or the relative that you quite honestly just forgot. So for such last-minute panics, or for those of you who have left all your shopping to these last few days, here’s my list of great gifts that anyone and everyone will love…

L’Occitane Christmas Gift Set

Hands down one of the best things about Christmas is receiving those everyday luxury items that you can rarely justify buying for yourself. Who doesn’t love switching up their regular soaps and shampoos with a few fancier alternatives? L’Occitane have gift sets to suit anyone and any budget, from stocking fillers to collections full of soaps, gels and fragrances. And even better, they’re offering free next day delivery on orders over £35 until 11:30am on 23rd.

Whittard Gift Sets

In the winter months you can’t beat sitting down with a hot drink, which is why I love giving tea, coffee or cocoa-related gifts at Christmas. Whittard have some great hampers and smaller gifts, including the beautiful Alice in Wonderland crockery, teas and confectionery. You have until midday on 22nd to order in time for Christmas, or you can pop into any of their stores across the country.

John Lewis Stationery Collections

Everyone has a thing for new pens, notepads and accessories, and John Lewis have some amazing stationery collections to suit any age or taste, such as the Kate Spade range pictured above. Once you have selected the collection you like, you can choose which items you want to include in your gift set. For next day delivery in time for Christmas orders must be made by 8pm on 22nd, or by 8pm on 23rd for Click & Collect.

Urban Outfitters Mobile Lens Kit

For those friends and relatives who love a good Instagram upload, this lens kit is a perfect gift idea. The kit includes a fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens, which clip effortlessly over the camera on your phone, and is available in UK stores.

House of Fraser Wall Art

Art, prints and posters can make lovely personal gifts for friends and family that you know well, and there are endless styles to choose from. House of Fraser have a great selection of wall art, a lot of which is currently available at a discounted price. Delivery is no longer available in time for Christmas, but they always have a varied selection of wall art in store.

Do you have any go-to last-minute Christmas gift ideas? Let me know in the comments!

*This is a collaborative post, but all views and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may have been used in this post.


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