Last minute gifts are very much required over here! Is anyone else out there still Christmas shopping? When I say ‘still’, obviously I mean that I haven’t even started yet. I used to be one of those that had everything bought and wrapped in November, then my second whirlwind of a child came along…!
But, fear not! In my procrastination and love for online shopping, I have found the BEST places to buy your last minute gifts – brilliant products AND they’re all still shipping in time for Christmas. Winner!
Ok, so I have been using Moonpig.com (you sang that, didn’t you?!) for personalised birthday cards for years now but, until recently, had no idea just how many gifts you can order too. I love that you can buy something for the whole family, including gift sets, toys, clothing and flowers. You can even add personalised items to make the present extra special.
My favourite items (which have definitely got my sister-in-law’s name on!) are the Smith and Sinclair Flavour Instant Prosecco Cocktail Kit – perfect for jazzing up your fizz over the festive season. £15 and ideal for popping in a gift bag with a bottle of Prosecco. Easy peasy!
Candles are always a winner for Secret Santa and pretty much any female relative! Lily Flame candles always smell incredible and this Christmas Spice one is no different. This is definitely a ‘one for you, one for me’ Christmas shopping situation!
Don’t forget that if you order by 7pm with Moonpig, your order is dispatched that very same day!
Radical Tea Towel
You’ve probably heard me raving about Radical Tea Towel on Instagram – it’s easily one my favourite shops right now. Not only can you order up until Friday 20th December, you will be spoilt for choice.
The feminist gift selection is just incredible. I’ve got this Votes for Women wash bag and it’s amazing quality, big enough for your essential toiletries and what a statement too. Your friends will love to range of tea towels, bags, magnets, aprons…. you name it! I’ve also got my eye on a Suffragette Tote Bag so fingers crossed that Santa got my list ok.
As we’ve been renovating our house this year, I’ve been trying hard to follow William Morris’ advice to only buy things that are either beautiful or useful. Luckily, the Radical Tea Towel company meet both of those criteria, so I can’t get enough of their tea towels and I’ve already been filling in next year’s calendar.
Marks and Spencer
Good old M&S are also giving us up to Monday 23rd to order in time for Christmas. Even I won’t be ordering THAT late though!! The White Rose Christmas Gift Bag is the perfect gift for mums, aunt and in-laws. It’s so pretty, is only £20 and has free delivery too! I’m also a big fan of Marks and Spencer make up and beauty items, so this Nude Lip Set would be great for sisters and friends (and yourself!). Or pick up a Silent Night Ceramic Owl for a cute gift that would look great in any living room.
Ok, so I’m a little bit in love with EVERYTHING at Bloom Boutique. You can get free Christmas delivery up until 20th December so you’re not too late to order… and yes, I’m well aware that this last minute gift guide is more like my Christmas wishlist but humour me!
There is no way I could pick just a couple of items from Bloom Boutique to tell you about so do yourself (and your family and friends!) a favour and have a mooch through the Christmas Gift Ideas. I love that every item is so beautiful yet there’s a whole range of price points to suit.
And last, but definitely not least, is Living Social. From spa breaks to toys, clothes, experience days and a whole lot more, Living Social has a brilliant gift guide filter to help you find the perfect gift. With two small children and a house full of toys, I’m particularly a fan of experiences like this Upside Down house!
In case you’ve not heard of Living Social before, it is a market place to buy and share the best things to do locally or the best value offers. It shows you the discount you get and is really great for unique items or experiences. Let me know if you find any other gems on there!
So there is my whistle-stop tour of a few brilliant shops that will get last minute gifts to you. Do let me know if there any any other amazing online retailers that I’ve missed and maybe, just maybe, I’ll finally get my Christmas shopping done this week!