Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide
If you’re yet to start your Christmas shopping and have left it right to the last minute – help is at hand! We have put together a last-minute guide to buying Christmas gifts which can really get you out of hot water and prevent you from running around the shops like a headless chicken on Christmas Eve, frantically trying to find people presents!
Are you are wanting to buy a Christmas gift which doesn’t necessarily have to be wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon or even physically presented? Then a subscription of some kind is ideal. With so many subscription boxes now on the market the options are endless – from digital television viewing subscriptions and recipe / food boxes, to a monthly magazine or product subscription box. Subscriptions are great for any gender, families and even pets. For men you can get monthly beard or shaving boxes, sock boxes and wine or beer boxes. For women there are endless cosmetic and beauty boxes as well as candles, chocolate and crafts. Dog treat subscription boxes are great for that furry friend in your life, as well as meal subscription boxes such as HelloFresh or Now TV passes which are great for all the family.
Experience Days or Memberships
Getting someone an experience day or a membership as a Christmas present is another great last-minute gift that doesn’t require any time-consuming Christmas wrapping and gift packaging, just pop the voucher in a pretty gift box to present it which will give it that extra special feel. There is such a variety of different experiences and days out to choose from, from your standard driving track days or spa breaks to cookery classes and candle making courses. Memberships to theme parks and attractions, museums or historic properties are a great gift when you know what someone likes and places that are local to them. Such a gift allows the recipient multiple visits to some wonderful places and makes a perfect present for a couple or family.
Who doesn’t love getting a gift card at Christmas!? A gift card or gift voucher is a great solution for that impossible to buy for friend or relative, and it certainly isn’t a cop out present. Gift cards are far less crude and more thoughtful than just giving someone money as a Christmas present, but still allow the recipient to get what they really want – saves something ending up in the charity shop in a few months, or worse still, landfill. Our voucher boxes are ideal for presenting gift vouchers in and add that extra thought and pretty finish to your gift.
Perhaps not the most obvious Christmas present, however it is estimated that up to a third of adults in the UK would be happier to have a charity donation made on their behalf, instead of receiving a personal Christmas gift. This is a Christmas present which certainly won’t go to waste, and there are a whole range of charities who now offer gift cards or customisable cards which let the recipient know what you have paid for on their behalf. From animal welfare charities, medical charities and charities that help people in less fortunate situations – there is plenty of choice.
Another great option is adopting an animal through a charity for a loved one as a Christmas gift, with this kind of donation charities will often send the recipient welfare updates or provide them with website access to check for updates on the animal they have helped.