With Christmas just a few days away, if you havent yet finished your Christmas shopping, dont panic- we have plenty of last minute gift ideas so you can still have all your gifts ready for Christmas day.
Here are some great last minute gifts to buy for Christmas:
A Garden Gift
If you have a friend or family member with a green thumb, consider getting them something thatll ensure theyre excited for spring. There are many different types of garden gifts, including plant stands, raised beds, bird feeders, bird houses, signs, and more. Perhaps the best Christmas gifts for the garden are the fruit plants, including boysenberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, apricots, apples, strawberries, and more. For those who love to garden, youll be giving them the gift of delicious, homegrown fruit which they can enjoy for years.
A Travel Gift
For the traveller in your life, consider getting a gift that highlights their love of new places and experiences, while being portable enough that they can take it with them. Consider travel-friendly gifts like a new passport case, travel-themed phone case, a journal so they can write about all of their experiences, a new travel bag or suitcase, or something they can use on planes and other public transport, like noise-cancelling headphones, a cute eyemask, a comfortable neck pillow, or a travel blanket.
Studies have shown that humans enjoy new experiences more than new things, so if you have someone who is particularly hard to buy for in your life, consider getting them something they can use. For the friend or family member who works hard and rarely treats themselves, consider a voucher so they can enjoy a day in a spa. For those who like to get away on the weekends, a short stay at a lovely hotel can make a great weekend break after the stress of Christmas. And for those adrenaline junkies we all know and love, a gift voucher for skydiving, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, or something similar is bound to be appreciated and give them something to look forward to in the New Year.
We all get busy throughout the year, and often we can find that before we know it, it has been months since we last spent time with a particular person. If you have someone in your life who insists that they dont want or need any Christmas gifts (mums are well-known for this), consider writing them a sweet card with an IOU that they can use anytime throughout the year.
Let them know that the card entitles them to one day with you, doing whatever they please, or you can add in some suggestions, like a picnic, a trip to the zoo, a movie, high tea, brunch, or a night out with drinks.
As you can see, there are plenty of great last minute gifts available, so quit panicking and get shopping before the big day is here.