Last minute gifts to grab before Christmas
Unique and easy last minute buys that you can’t go wrong with
image Confessions of a Shopaholic / Touchstone Pictures
words Lucy O'Brien
POV: It’s the week before Christmas. The stock on the shelves are dwindling down as the festive shoppers reap their annual havoc, and you’re yet to have even made a dent on your gift-buying list. Work is busier than ever, your weekends are filled with pre-booked plans (is it really bad luck if we don't meet before Christmas?) and the one thing you don’t have is time. Meanwhile, it seems everyone you know had their gifts sorted by November 1st. You need inspiration and you need it now. Well, we've got you covered.
While it might be too late to make that personalised scrapbook, it’s not too late to find a gift that brings a smile to the face of someone you love. From homewares to relaxing skincare, we’ve stocked up on all the essential gifts that you won’t have to think twice about. We’re talking candles, wall art, bath salts – the kind of stuff everyone would like to unwrap.
Be it for Christmas, a birthday or any other festivity, our edit of last minute gifts put unique twists on everyday essentials. We put our heads together to think of something for everyone (so that you don't have to). Quick! Get browsing before it’s too late. You can thank us later…
One-To-One Breathwork Session
Give someone the gift of relaxation. Breathwork is the practice of breathing consciously to change your mental, emotional and physical state for transformative effects. It is one of the quickest and most powerful tools to transform and optimise one’s mental and physical health.
Nebulising Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Kit
Who doesn’t love a diffuser and some essential oils? Bring nature indoors and create the perfect home sanctuary with these uplifting earthy scents. The best part is, the 100% natural essential oils instantly boost your mood and wellness. It's plastic-free and uses clever technology without the need for water or heat!
Deep Forest Bath Salts
So, your loved one is in desperate need of a de-stress. Add a dose of TLC to their bathtime routine with Deep Forest Bath Salts. Help them slow down, leave the day’s stresses behind and let the woody, earthy aromas of vetiver and fir needle do the rest.
Our friends over at The Seated Queen know a thing or two about good skincare. This beauty is a whipped skin barrier-restoring face moisturiser with pre- and pro-biotics as well as squalane, grapeseed and jojoba oils. Essentially, whoever you’re gifting this to will thank you.
Vitamin L SAD Therapy Light
If someone you know is struggling with symptoms of SAD, this could be the gift for them. Lumie’s vitamin L therapy light helps to lift mood, boost concentration and increase energy levels. Natural sunlight (which the lamp imitates) makes us feel positive, energised and alert.
THE FLUFFY TOTE
Not your typical tote bag. Functional and stylish, The Ragged Priest’s black tote is finished with a green faux fur trim. It’s crafted from a non-stretch cotton fabric and is roomy enough to fit everything they could possibly need on the go. Plus, it looks fab.
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