Shopping for Christmas presents can almost feel like having another job over the festive period; trying to work out what presents everyone will love, how generous to be, finding the right place to get the gifts, and not least, fitting in the time to buy them!
We can all be guilty of spending hours online shopping, looking at hundreds of sites, waiting for the perfect gift to jump out at us but wouldn’t it be great to have a list of ideas to get started with (especially when your friends and family haven’t given you any insight…)?
So, if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for your husband, wife, children, or family member, we’ve pulled together a few cracking present ideas.
Last-minute Christmas hampers
What’s not to love about a Christmas hamper? Filled with thoughtful goodies, your friends and family are sure to be impressed with a homemade one this year.
A simple food or drink hamper styled beautifully will always go down a treat, but if you want something slightly different, here are some ideas to kick-start your creativity.
If you’re looking to put a beauty hamper together, check out CLOUD NINE, Nails By Annabel, and Skin Health Solutions for plenty of great gifts that you can team together for the ultimate beauty lover.
Or for anybody with little ones in their lives or for someone who is about to become a parent, check out our Baby & Children section in the directory for some inspiration on all the baby and child essentials that could be combined into a fabulous Christmas hamper.
Gifts for him
It wouldn’t be Christmas without someone in your family not knowing what they want, or having any idea of what they might need.
If you need a last-minute Christmas gift for your husband, would they like something for the garden? A new BBQ is always likely to be a hit, especially the ones on offer at Garden Box this month.
If it’s not a BBQ, then new garden furniture could go down a treat like Luxury Rattan’s fire pit sofa sets – now wouldn’t that be a great gift to wake up to on the 25th December?
Or maybe it’s the calm of fishing that’s on their wish list? Future Carping have a huge selection of eye-catching baitboats that are perfect for getting to those hard to reach spots that you just can’t get a rod to, amongst other fishing accessories.
There’s also the go-to socks – but maybe only get those if you’re fully out of time and ideas!
Gifts for her
We’ll be the first to admit that buying something for the woman in your life can be tough, especially if you get the age-old answer ‘I don’t need anything’ this year.
If you’re in need of a ‘surprise’ present – we’ve got you covered.
Why not treat her to the photoshoot of her dreams, to give her the confidence she needs in 2022? You can get a voucher now from Andrew Wood Photography for an extra gift this Christmas.
Now, photoshoots might not be for everyone but who wouldn’t love something for the home that they’ve been dreaming of? There’s currently free delivery at Harley and Lola, with plenty on offer to make any house a home this Christmas.
Or if you know the birthstone of your partner, daughter, sister, mum or friend but don’t have a huge amount to spend, then a simple piece of jewellery from the likes of Body Matters Gold with the colour of their birthstone shows a lot of thought.
Gifts for the family
Still stuck on what to get for your family this Christmas?
Why not spend this time looking for something that all of your loved ones can use for years to come – and you can buy last minute too?
If exercise is something you’re passionate about as a family, a Fitness Tree could be a great gift. Installed directly into your garden, it’s sure to add an extra element to your workouts in the new year when we all turn our attention to getting fit!
If you’re looking to up the ante a little more, there’s no doubt that the The Games Room has the thing just for that – a pinball machine! They carry certain items in stock which are available for fast dispatch, meaning you can order and they could still arrive before for the big day.
Gifts for pets
Pets are part of the family, so why wouldn’t you get them a little something at Christmas?
A couple of pigs in blankets from your Christmas dinner will, no doubt, go down a treat but how about something to give when everyone else is opening presents?
The Glitter Furniture Company has a great range of personalised products for pets – which will make a great gift to those in your life who also have animals. Check out their bandanas, and tell us they wouldn’t look adorable on your dog or cat under the Christmas tree?
Spread the cost, and get the gifts you want
Remember, if you can’t afford to buy all of your presents in one go this Christmas – there is the opportunity to spread the cost of your purchases, completely interest free through DivideBuy too.
If you’re making some big purchases through a DivideBuy shop, you can apply to spread the cost over two to 12 months, so you don’t have to pay out for everything you want to buy in December.