So, you’ve left it until the last minute to buy Christmas presents (again). Every year, you swear it won’t happen again and you won’t spend the few days before Christmas stressing out over Secret Santa or buying the most random, thoughtless gifts you can find, but it does. With Christmas delivery dates for some retailers going up to Christmas Eve (order on the 23rd and choose next day delivery) shopping online may just be the best solution for all you last-minute shoppers. Some shops have even begun their seasonal sales, so you could pick up a bargain!
River Island is a great place to find last minute gifts for the woman in your life. The retailer is one of the best for bags in every style and they are affordable. We love this muted pink tote, which will go beautifully with a winter coat. A statement piece of knitwear is something that looks amazing with a pair of denim jeans and boots and the embroidery trend is huge at the moment. Lastly, the delicately printed underwear makes a great present for your girlfriend/wife. The last date to order from River Island for Christmas delivery is the 22nd December (choose express delivery).
Got a makeup addict in your life? Someone who is a slave to skincare? Boots has you covered with an incredible selection of beauty gift sets. Real Techniques brushes are generally considered to be some of the best in the business and this glamorous set is sure to impress her. The Benefit set is super cute and filled with mini products for her to try. Next, every girl loves to get Soap & Glory at Christmas – you don’t buy it for yourself, but it’s so lovely when you have it. Sleek Makeup has been one of the standout cosmetic stars this year thanks to the Solstice Highlighting Palette (which is included in this set!) Lastly, the Missguided set at £15 is a trendy yet affordable option.
Order from Boots by 8pm to collect in store the next day.
John Lewis is a plethora of luxury gift sets at this time of year, and luckily for the last-minute shoppers, there are still plenty left. If you know someone that loves experimenting with lipstick, you can’t go wrong with the Marc Jacobs mini lipstick set – it has a mixture of nudes, pinks and purples. For the gin lover in your life, this Sipsmith gift box looks so pretty that it is almost too good to open! Clarins is a world-renowned skincare brand and the above set is really affordable to get someone started on their skincare journey. Lastly, a good watch never goes out of style and we love this classic rose gold Olivia Burton timepiece.
Order by 8pm on the 22nd for Christmas delivery.
Next has lots of great gifts for women whatever your budget. This pink dressing gown is so cosy and a steal at £26 – it also comes in grey and a checked print. If the woman in your life loves the gym, she will love a Fitbit – the Alta is one of the newest models but there are cheaper versions available. A personalised candle will make a cute addition to her dressing table. Lastly, the Nike trainers with a hint of rose gold will ensure that the January fitness kick starts in style.
There’s no need to blow your budget by buying her a gift from Selfridges. Too Faced products smell just like chocolate, and the quality of them is amazing, so she will love this set. Every girl needs a good purse, and this white laser cut piece from Michael Kors is currently reduced to £87.50 on the Selfridges website. If she likes to keep organised, she will love this Kate Spade stationery set, complete with pencils. Lastly, to keep cosy throughout the winter, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ugg slippers – also available in leopard print.
Order by the 22nd for Christmas delivery.
If you have a stylish man in your life, JD Sports has plenty of ideal gifts for him. We love these khaki Adidas Originals – they’ll look great with black jeans and a crisp white t-shirt. Calvin Klein boxers are classic, and you can pretend your man is Mark Walhberg/Justin Bieber/Jamie Dornan when he wears them. Lastly, this Fred Perry bomber jacket is pricey, but it’s also timeless – he can dress it up for a night out or keep it casual for a Sunday date day.
Click and collect from your local JD Sports store in time for Christmas.
Debenhams has plenty of options for men, from clothing and accessories to aftershave and food. We love this stylish silver Lorus watch and the blue details will set off denim perfectly. The J by Jasper Conran jumper is cashmere and comes packaged in a gift box. Paco Rabanne 1 Million is the quintessential men’s aftershave, but there’s plenty of other options if it’s not your favourite smell. Lastly, if he loves Nando’s, let him recreate the chicken experience at home with this cast iron skillet and Nando’s hot sauce.
Order by the 23rd December for next day delivery.
For affordable gifts, you can’t go wrong with Matalan! Bluetooth headphones are all the rage ever since Apple got rid of the headphone jack with the iPhone 7, and this pair is only £25. A cosy jumper which doesn’t scream ‘Christmas’ will be a hit, whilst he can channel his inner Ronaldo with the three-pack of Armani boxers.
Order by midday on the 22nd for next-day delivery in time for Christmas.
House of Fraser
House of Fraser has a good selection of men’s gifts, from accessories to clothing. The navy blue Ralph Lauren hoody is both classic and stylish and will look great with a white t-shirt. The Ted Baker wallet and card holder set is practical, but looks high-quality and is easy to wrap! A pair of Chelsea boots is a must-have for any man, and the brown leather gives them an update from the usual black. Lastly, the Paul Smith scarf is both practical and stylish.
Order by 23rd December for click and collect.
Whether you’re buying for your own little one or someone else’s, there is plenty of choice at Mothercare. You will find wooden toys to last a lifetime, such as this fairytale palace, arts and crafts sets such as the Crayola pencils and presents to help their development, like the fun trike!
Opt for premium delivery to ensure you get your gift by Christmas.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer is the perfect place to find a kids stocking filler this Christmas. They have lots of character themed gifts including Batman, Avengers, Frozen and Disney Princesses. We particularly love their puzzle range and this Cinderella puzzle is rated highly. The frog bath drum is so cute and will help your little one enjoy bath time, whilst the Batman t-shirt makes a superhero out of any child.
Order by the 22nd for nominated day delivery or store collection.
Tesco Direct is practically a treasure trove of gifts at great prices. Harry potter is a classic film series and yes, it’s on TV at Christmas, but buying the DVDs means that the child can enjoy the magic of Hogwarts year round. The Play Doh town set helps the child to be imaginative. If you’re splashing out, the new Xbox One S console with Fifa 17 makes a great gift. Lastly, Tesco has plenty of themed Lego sets but we couldn’t resist this Belle’s Castle set from Beauty and the Beast featuring mini figures of Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and Chip.
Order by 5pm on the 22nd of December for next day click and collect.