I don’t know about you but I feel like Christmas has really crept up this year. I cannot believe this time next week Christmas will be all over. I still feel like I’m back in 2019 let alone nearly in 2022!
With the last delivery dates really creeping up I thought I’d put together a host of gift ideas for those, like me, who tend to leave things to rather the last minute. All these ideas can still be ordered in time for the big day! (Without needing to rely on Amazon Prime!) so don’t panic if you’ve still got some people left on your gifting list.
Firstly, the perfect gift for someone who has everything is a Red Letter Days Merry Christmas Box experience. With a huge range of activities throughout the UK your recipient can pick from things like spa days, afternoon tea, animal encounters or even 4×4 off road driving. Your lucky friend or family member will receive an info pack full of options and then they can pick and book whatever one takes their fancy. Some experiences are for two and some are for one. Genuinely the most perfect gift no matter what your friend or family member is into, there’s something to suit everyone! Red Letter Days are also donating 10% of sales from the box to Child Poverty Action Group, a perfect gift, with a good cause.
If you’re wanting to treat your parents or maybe a friend who really deserves some me time, Buy A Gift have a range of luxury hotel and spa stay vouchers at bargain prices. Just like Red Letter Days you’ve no need to worry about delivery, a gift voucher can be delivered straight to your or your recipients inbox so you can leave it right up until Christmas Eve if you need a few more days to decide. Most vouchers have over a year to spend them meaning you can leave booking your stay until after things settle down from the current rise in covid cases.
If you’re looking for something to wrap and pop under the tree, beautiful, sustainable jewellery brand Monica Vinader have guaranteed Christmas delivery up until the 22nd of December. Order by the 21st with standard delivery or the 22nd with express shipping to make sure your gift arrives in time. With jewellery for mum’s, sisters, granny’s and friends there’s bound to be something for everyone. I already own a number of stacking rings from MV, their siren stacking ring range in particular is my favourite. I’ve also treated myself to the beautiful Riva Mini Kite ring as a little Christmas ‘to me, love me’ gift and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
If you’ve any little one’s in your family that you’re still struggling to pick something for. The Kid Collective have similar last ordering dates to MV with the 21st for standard UK delivery and the 22nd for express delivery. They have a huge range of toys for little ones whether you’re looking for small stocking stuffers or a big, special gift. I really love their handy gifting section to help narrow down your choices into different price ranges and categories.
Don’t forget to also check out your local high street boutiques from some lovely ‘shop small’ individual gifts too. I love having a wee nosey in local shops and finding something special that there’s little to no risk of having a duplicate of on Christmas morning!