You’ve been through your list…you’ve checked it twice…you’ve found out who’s naughty or… wait a minute! It’s you on the Naughty List as you’ve forgotten a Christmas gift for someone. Don’t panic – we’ve provided a round-up of some great solutions for last minute gift ideas, most of which just require a few clicks on the internet and a little ink in your printer.
Although you may not feel as though vouchers are very personal, they are the perfect way to give the recipient the gift of choice. For those who are hard to buy for or fussy, the voucher gives the perfect solution. Vouchers are available for so many different outlets these days – gaming, restaurants, DIY stores, hobbies, and clothing to name but a few. Readily available at the end of supermarket aisles and easy to load up with the desired amount, it makes a great last-minute purchase. You can make it more personal by writing a heartfelt message in a card and wrapping it beautifully.
Who doesn’t love a hamper brimming with luxury food or pampering items? Hampers.com offer Next Day Delivery on their hampers – perfect for that last minute need. If the gift is for someone local, a wooden crate filled with shredded crepe paper and hand selected items from the supermarket creates a bespoke gift and adds a personal touch – especially if you hand make some items to go inside too. Cases of wine or the recipient’s favourite tipple always go down well too
Many companies, such as Virgin Experience Days and Red Letter Days offer great experiences such as dinner for two, cookery classes, driving days and thrill rides or afternoon teas with the option to have a printable e-voucher instead of waiting for a voucher to come through the post. Simply print off and pop in a card for an easy, fuss-free fantastic gift. Open ended vouchers allow the recipient to select from a range of options, rather than a single experience and generally last 12 months from the date of issue.
Flowers and Plants
Flowers are always a welcome gift all year round and you can make someone’s Christmas fragrant and beautiful with the gift of a bouquet of seasonal flowers. There are some lovely floral options from Bloom and Wild, available with next day delivery too – great for a last minute choice as they will be blooming beautiful on Christmas Day.
Give the gift of knowledge and relaxation. The chance to sit and relax with a monthly magazine packed full of information and advice on hobbies and interests is a wonderful luxury we don’t always afford ourselves. A subscription to a magazine is a wonderful choice as a Christmas gift and better still, an e-voucher can be downloaded and passed to the recipient so that they may choose which magazine they wish to receive. Magazines Direct is one such company that offers this option.
Phew! Disaster averted, now you have a lovely range of last minute gift ideas to get you out of hot water.