Although a nation of shoppers, we are also known to be – in some circumstances – a nation of last minute shoppers too. Whilst frantically buying all my presents on Christmas Eve does not appeal to me, there are many others who seem to either thrive on the pressure or simply forget, and end up leaving it all until the last minute. If you are only buying for a handful of people, this method of gift-buying is not such a hectic one, but if you have a list as long as your arm, then it might be best to have planning and preparation on your side!

Gift buying can be an enjoyable experience – finding and discovering something you know a loved one will cherish is a wonderful feeling. However, there are those for which gift buying can prove somewhat difficult, even for the most prepared amongst us. You may have known them your whole life and shared many a wonderful memory together but when it comes to buying a birthday or Christmas gift, you’re left stumped. They either own everything or nothing and seem to have no want for anything in between.

Although Christmas is now but a few sleeps away, I thought I would share a few last minute gift ideas that a loved one is bound to cherish and love this festive season. A gift doesn’t always have to be expensive or lavish, but thoughtful and kind. And just because it’s been left to the last minute, there’s still a wealth of great gifts to be bought and given to friends and family members. What’s more, many of the high-street shops and online companies have started their Boxing Day sales early, so you might even be able to shop and save a few pennies too.


I Love to Be Loved Gold Plated Necklace | Oliver Bonas | £38


giftsBrushed Heart Pyjamas | The White Company | from £22.40


giftsCashmere Blend Jumper | Olive Clothing | £89



giftsSignature Candle | Bella Freud via Cult Beauty | £45



giftsLipstick in Emma 24 | Tom Ford Beauty | £29



giftsCredit Card Case | Aspinal of London | £50

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