As Benjamin Franklin famously once said, nothing is certain except death, taxes, and doing your Christmas shopping at the last minute. Ok, maybe he didn’t say that last bit, but he might as well have – getting Christmas gifts at the last opportunity humanly possible.
While it’s obviously best to try to avoid shopping like this, it’s often just not possible. To help you out with your last minute shopping this holiday season, we’ve put together a few gift ideas to save the day.
A Master Class
A great last minute gift is to give a master class to someone. It’s slightly different, thoughtful, and they’ll likely have a lot of fun while learning something new. There are classes available on all sorts of subjects, with cooking classes by Yotam Ottolenghi and empathy classes by Pharrel Williams among the plethora of options available to satisfy every interest imaginable.
Experience gifts are increasingly popular, and come with the added benefit that there’s no physical gift to wrap, saving you even more time. Just write a nice card and include the details in there, and the day is saved.
Personalised Christmas gift sites
Some of the greatest resources for last-minute Christmas gifts are personalised gift sites. They often have a great selection of different options, from vegan gifts to leather wallets and fancy jewellery holders.
Whether you’re looking for a personalised Christmas gift for your wife or for your co-worker, you’re bound to find something appropriate. Once you’ve found the perfect gift, you can then have it inscribed with a little message – their initials, or even a little quote or saying. It might have been bought last minute, but it’ll seem like the most thoughtful gift in the world.
Subscription gifts have surged in popularity in recent years, so why not give them a gift that keeps giving in multiple ways – a plant subscription. There are multiple different options that you can choose between, with varying regularities of delivery. You can choose how frequently the plants are delivered, and what types are delivered as well.
If the recipient lives in a smaller place, you can have small plants delivered. If they have pets, you can make sure the plants are pet friendly. Again, you don’t have to wrap the gifts, and don’t have to worry about them arriving on time because it’s a subscription. The perfect last minute gift.
Restaurant gift card
While with a lot of gift cards, it’s possible to end up spending it on something quite practical and boring, with a restaurant gift card, it’s impossible not to treat yourself. Have a look at some of your favourite places to eat and see if they offer a gift card – lots of places are starting to, especially with the service industry in such a pickle.
These are just a few possible ideas for last minute Christmas gifts; really, anything bought online with a quick delivery, or anything subscription-based, can be perfect. Just click ‘buy’ and then it’s out of your control – you’ve done your part and can stop worrying.