Last Minute Christmas Gifts Pt 1 ~The High Street/Online


As Christmas is almost upon us you may be tearing your hair out about what to get loved ones, colleagues and friends. As a result we thought this would be a good time to put together a last minute Christmas gift guide!

The Naughty Ones

One of our favourite places to shop is over at Not On The High Street. They have a huge selection of unusual gift ideas including some great personalised products.

This one is for all of those naughty (but nice) boys and girls in our lives! As the old adage goes ‘if you have been naughty this year, the only thing you will be receiving in your stocking is a lump of coal!’ But coal has never looked or even tasted this good! Oakdene Designs has come up with a very cool twist on this festive fable…

Source: Oakdene Designs via NOTHS

This attractive can of coal gift is personalised with the name of your choice and can also include a message from the gift giver. Made from Cinder Toffee covered in delicious milk chocolate and black sugar crystals, these would make even the nicest children naughty just to get some ‘coal’ in their stocking!

Priced at £11.45, Not on The High Street are accepting orders for standard delivery until midday on Monday 21st December, so pop on over and get yours before it’s too late!

The Chocolate Lovers


Another great last minute gift is by Next . We love their nifty Chocolate Gift Boxes which are full of tempting treats!

Next have a number of different options available for chocolate lovers including goodies from the likes of Mars including M&Ms and Snickers, Malteasers and our favourite, Galaxy! They also have Cadbury gift boxes for the more traditional chocolate connoisseurs.

Purchase in store and online for £13.00 – whilst this could be seen as a little pricey for what they are, they still make a great gift idea if time is of the essence. Alternatively why not try to make your own with some multi-packs bought at the supermarket and a lovely festive gift box?

The Coffee Lovers

For Coffee lovers, Costa have re-launched their festive range of ceramic takeaway mugs which are perfect for Coffee on the go this winter! Priced in the region of £10-£12.00, they would make great stocking fillers or stand alone gifts. Find them in-store at Costa Coffee shops nationwide.

Not to be outdone Starbucks also have there own selection of festive goodies including a very cool ‘Red ‘To-Go’ Cup‘ tree ornament, priced at £6.95! Gifts for both brands including mug and coffee sets can also be found at Tesco and Argos stores.


Those with Christmas Spirit(/s)

Moving away from chocolaty goodness, Sainsbury’s  (check out their amusing Christmas advert here!), and other large supermarkets have a great gift idea for lovers of a festive tipple. Their official alcoholic drinks gift sets are relatively inexpensive but such a great idea.

In the region of £6.00, each set contains at least one bottle of alcohol plus a branded glass. Options include Kopparberg, Babycham, Disaronno, Jack Daniels and Rekorderling, to name a few. We are sure both the bottle of booze and the branded glass will go down a treat! (Responsibly of course!!)

For Those Who Like to Relax & Unwind

For those who enjoy a bit of bliss, why not pick up one of these Sanctuary mini candles.

sanctuary signature candlesThey are so pretty and smell divine! Available in Black Rose & Cassis or in their ‘Signature’ scent (a light floral fragrance which is beautiful), these lovely little candles with their gorgeous packaging can be purchased from Boots for £6.00. They would make perfect gifts for the lady in your life.

One for the Boys


Source: I Want One Of Those

Do you remember when your mother told you not to play with you food? Well discard that because when you can make it look this good, why wouldn’t you?! Definitely a great one for the boys (and Dad’s too!), this Batman Egg cup and Toast cutter is perfect for adding a bit of fun to mediocre mornings! Priced at £7.99 from I Want One Of Those.

A Little Something for the Girls

These cute hot water bottles are great gifts for Christmas. With their bright designs and masses of appeal these Fox and Owl designed water bottles are great for snuggling up during ‘Frozen’ or on chilly winter evenings.

Available from Carmine Rose and priced at £12.99 – £13.99, each has practical washable covers which are ideal for keeping them looking their best, a great little gift.

Source: Carmine Rose (Devon)

For the Little Ones

There are so many cute ideas out there with one of our favourite places being the John Lewis baby section. In our opinion, it has to be a festive Christmas Tree romper suit or jolly Reindeer jumper!

Worn out?! Well you will be glad to hear that this brings us to the end of our last minute gift guide! We hope that you find this just a little bit helpful if you are struggling to find ideas for reasonably priced gifts.

We will do our utmost to get a handmade gift guide up before the week is out too!

Santa Image – The Graphics Fairy


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