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The Last Minute Gift Guide: 45+ Gift Ideas for Christmas!

By Lauren Christian - Dec 12th, 2022
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Christmas is just around the corner, and you may be feeling the pressure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. It can be a challenging task to find something that is special and meaningful, as well as affordable. To make your life easier, we have compiled a list of 45 tried and tested gifts that will show your loved ones how much you care.

Our Last Minute Gift Guide contains a selection of thoughtful presents guaranteed to bring a smile to your friends and family this Christmas! Whether you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer or something a bit more extravagant, our guide has it all. So, take a few minutes to browse our guide and find the ideal gift for your loved ones this Christmas!

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Now onto the 45+ gift ideas to help you give the perfect gift this Christmas...

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Experience Gifts

Experience gifts are the perfect way to show someone that you have put some thought behind your gift. These gifts will give your loved ones memories that they can cherish for years to come. These gifts are great for people of all ages and will be sure to put a smile on their face! If you are struggling to find the right experience gift for someone, try thinking about what they like to do or what they are interested in, and then find a way to gift that experience to them.

  • A hiking trip
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Tickets to a concert
  • Tickets to a theme park
  • Skydiving
Image of people sky diving

DIY Gifts

If you are looking for a creative way to show your loved ones that you care, why not gift them a gift that they can make themselves? These creative and thoughtful gifts will be sure to put a smile on the face of the person receiving them. These gifts are great for people who like to have fun or are feeling a little bit creative. If you are struggling to find the right ‘do it yourself’ gift for someone, try thinking about what they like to do or what they are interested in, and then gift them something related to that.

  • A baking set
  • A cocktail-making set
  • A arts and craft set
  • An edible arrangement set
  • A gardening set
Woman making a shelving unit

Relaxation and Pampering Gifts

If you want to treat your friend or loved one, why not gift them a relaxing and pampering gift? These gifts are perfect for people who are feeling a little stressed out or need some time to unwind. Life is hard, so make it a little easier with one of these gifts:

  • A massage
  • A foot spa
  • A bath bomb set
  • A facial and pamper set
  • Scented candles
  • A hot water bottle
Person relaxing in a hammock outside

Subscription Based Gifts

If you are looking for a gift that keeps on giving, subscription-based gifts are the perfect choice! These gifts are great for people who like to try new things, and will be sure to keep them entertained all year long.

  • Wine of the month club
  • Chocolate subscription
  • A baking of the month club
  • Music subscription
  • Food of the month club
  • Coffee bean subscription
  • Monthly tea subscription
  • Television streaming service
Subscription box

Philanthropic Gifts

Philanthropic gifts are a great way to bring awareness to a good cause and make a positive impact in the world. These gifts are great for people who like to help others, or those who are interested in a specific cause.

  • A donation in their name
  • A gift on their behalf for a good cause
  • A charitable gift card
  • Donating your time to their favourite charity
Image of a charity with donations box

Sentimental Gifts

If you are feeling sentimental this year, why not gift your loved ones a sentimental gift that they can keep forever? These gifts are perfect for people who love reminiscing about their past and will be sure to make them incredibly happy.

  • A photo album
  • An old piece of jewellery
  • A childhood memory (favourite movie or book)
  • A personalised artwork
  • A family heirloom
Sign post with the words "memory lane"

Hamper Gifts

If you are on a budget and don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts this year, why not gift your loved ones a hamper filled with their favourite things? Hamper gifts are great for people who love food, or people who need help in the kitchen!

  • A commercial gift basket or hamper
  • A gift basked full of their favourites
  • A pamper hamper
Christmas gift hamper

Contextual Gifts

If you find it challenging to come up with the right gift for your loved ones, why not gift them something that relates to their interests or passions? These gifts are perfect for people who are super into something and will be sure to put a smile on their faces. Some great contextual gifts include a:

  • A sports jersey
  • Duolingo account subscription
  • A new briefcase
  • A car kit or accessories
  • Working from home equipment
Learn a new language

Educational Gifts

There is always a desire to learn more and explore with those around us. The difficulty is finding the passionate subject to which they’re inspired. Educational gifts use that passion to bring something new into someone’s life. Matching the passion of the individual.

  • Cooking classes
  • Hobby based class
  • Art classes
  • Flying lessons
  • Masterclass subscription
Image of books, a clock and coloured pencils

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of gifts to choose from here to ensure that those around you have a wonderful Christmas. We know that there are more gifting events coming up very soon as well, so if you’d like to be a little more prepared going into 2023, we recommend trying Perfect Gifting.

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