It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Spending time with friends and loved ones, eating, drinking and being merry. Festive films and indulging in truckloads of chocolate! But in the countdown to Christmas, it can also be the most stressful time; especially if you’ve left it to the last minute to go gift shopping. Not to worry – it happens to the best of us! This last-minute Christmas gift guide has come to the rescue just in time to help you get organised in time for the big day
Gift an Experience Day
A great way to treat your friends and loved ones this holiday season is to buy them an experience they’ll never forget. Experience days are purchased online, and the choices are endless. From indoor skydiving to luxury spa days and escape rooms, there’s something for everything to enjoy – and you can share the experience with them! Treat the whole family, a friend, or a special someone and make memories to last a lifetime.
You Can’t go Wrong with a Gift Card
You can’t go wrong with a gift card. If you’ve left the present buying to the very last minute, and don’t have time to pop to the shops, then a gift card is a no-brainer. You don’t even have to leave the house! Amazon, High Street Vouchers and Voucher Express all offer gift vouchers across a wide range of stores. It’s a sure-fire way to guarantee they’ll get something they really want; all you have to do is decide how much cash you want to splash!
Invest in Their Passions
Not all the best gifts are ones that you can unwrap! One way to treat your loved ones this Christmas is to buy them an online course. Maybe you know someone who wants to take up cooking lessons, or has always wanted to learn a new language. An online course bundle can make a thoughtful gift that will really enrich their lives and nurture their passions. They will get an internationally-recognised certificate of completion which they can use to add a range of skills to their CV in time for the new year!
Surprise Them with a Subscription
Whether they’re mad about makeup, crazy about cooking, or bonkers about books, there’s a gift subscription for that! There are many different types of online subscription services, from Birchbox beauty to HelloFresh delivering ingredients and creative recipes straight to your door. Gift box subscriptions can also be personalised according to their tastes. All you need to do is choose the length of the subscription and the kind of subscription you want. Easy peasy – present done and dusted!
Treat Them to a Day Out
From theatre tickets to spa days to a five-star dinner at their favourite restaurant, there are many ways to treat someone if you haven’t a physical present to give them. Christmas isn’t just about the 25th of December. Take them out one day during the holidays and give them the gift of your precious time rather than a present to unwrap. Now that’s a truly priceless gift.
Support Your Local Shops
While it’s easy and convenient to buy gifts online; a click of the button and you can carry on with your day, it’s also essential to support your local shops when you can. There is a better chance of finding something unique in an independent store rather than a high-street chain. A beautifully hand-crafted vase or a hand-painted jewellery box has more value than something mass produced and unoriginal. If you don’t have time to go into town for a big shopping trip, shopping local is a perfect, and often better option.
So, if for whatever reason you didn’t have the time to get organised this Christmas, we hope we’ve been the perfect Santa’s little helper and shown you there’s still time to gift your loved ones something special and meaningful. We’ve done most of the work – now all you need to do is relax!
Wishing you a very merry Christmas for you and your loved ones and a happy and prosperous New Year! X