Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I head home for a week off next week, and I am so excited. Something about not being able to easily pop home every weekend now means that the idea of just hanging out with my family for a whole week playing board games and drinking mulled wine sounds amazing!

When it comes to Christmas shopping, you may find you fall into one of two camps. You might be like me - in which case you started planning what you could get people months in advance, you've got lists upon lists of what's ordered, what's arrived and what's wrapped and you're pretty much done and dusted. On the other hand you might be like Sean, in which case you have only just realised Christmas is coming up, you're probably rushing around like a headless chicken and scouring the shelves of TK Maxx to try and get more than one present sorted at once. 

If you do end up having a last minute present buying panic, don't worry - I've put together a little guide with some ideas that would fit a whole host of receivers. I've linked to them all online as well - nobody wants to have to hit a shopping centre the weekend before the day itself!

Oliver Bonas scarf - Oliver Bonas is one of my favourite ever shops - and you can find the perfect present for almost anyone in there! I love this pretty scarf and it looks so cozy as well!

Waterstones book - if you know someone's interests, the chances are you'll be able to find a book that they'd love! Maybe a cook book, or an adult colouring book or if you're buying for someone like my granddad, a joke book is ideal! 

Alphabet Bags make up bag - is there a girly girl in your life but you're not 100% sure what kind of makeup they'd like? Go for a cutesy cosmetics bag instead - I LOVE this one. 

Cath Kidston travel cup - this would make a fab office secret santa gift, perfect for the colleague who is glued to a mug of coffee as soon as she arrives at the office.

Tu Sainsbury's dressing gown -  pyjamas are a staple Christmas gift, but this gorgeous dressing gown would be my pick this year - I love the print and it looks like the comfiest thing everrrrrr.

Accessorize bunny slippers - same as above, but with some cutesy slippers instead - my sister would love these!

Space NK lip balm - this is the sort of thing i'd get a gal who likes the finer things in life, because let's be honest, we'd all secretly like an expensive lip balm but we're not willing to hand over more than a fiver for one in real life! 

Not on the High Street craft beer favourites - for the impossible to buy for dad or other half! 

Astrid & Miyu bracelet - I adore this brand and especially their personalised collection - they make great gifts! They're on sale at the moment as well, result!

Thorntons chocolate - let's be honest, sometimes the best gift is a sweet treat. I love Thorntons, I usually end up buying my dad their dark chocolate brazil nuts as it's one of the only places you can get them. If you're not sure what to go for, they have a fab Christmas gift finder live on their site at the moment. It's very Willy Wonka - esque, give it a go! 


  1. Dear Santa, please bring me that makeup bag!

  2. That make up bag is amazing!! And the bunny slippers are too cute. Great ideas.

    Emma Xx


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