How is your Christmas shopping going? Left it a bit late? If you still have some last minute Christmas gifts to find you have come to the right place for present ideas that you can give the whole family.
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This gift guide includes presents for everyone that are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas and are even plastic free!
In those final busy days before Christmas a trip to a large shopping centre on Christmas Eve may not be possible.
And, with postal services feeling the seasonal strain, can you rely on that online order reaching your loved ones before Christmas Day?
But do not fear, I have some last minute Christmas gift ideas that you can deliver on time AND your family and friends will love!
Last minute Christmas gifts that will arrive on time
Don’t worry if you have left your Christmas shopping super late. You can order any of the gifts in this guide by the last Royal Mail 1st Class posting day for delivery in time for Christmas Day. Or buy an e-voucher for immediate delivery at any time!
I’ve shared before how we love giving and receiving experiences or practical presents rather than something that will gather dust. This post very much follows that theme.
Even better, the experiences I’ve suggested below are valid for 20 months giving you and the recipient a confidence boost in purchasing vouchers in these difficult times.
Last minute Christmas gifts for the whole family: a fun day out
Does the family you are buying for deserve a day out? It’s possible to buy vouchers for a whole host of attractions and experiences* around the country.
Here’s just a few:
- Experiences for Harry Potter fans*
- Go Ape high ropes*
- Indoor skydiving*
- West End theatre tickets*
- Steam train rides*
- Wildlife and zoo keeper experiences*
- Stadium tours*
Here’s even more family days out* around the country. Simply choose the experience you know they’ll enjoy.
Alternatively leave the choice to them. Give the gift of a memorable family experience with Buy a Gift’s Family Fun Experience Box* and your loved ones can pick from the full range of experiences.
Read our review of the Family Fun Experience box and how it works.
There are 490 days out to choose from and it’s totally up to your recipients what they pick and when they do it.
Last minute gift ideas: a family break
Have you thought about buying the special family in your life a short break voucher? This is a last minute Christmas gift that will help your loved ones make happy memories in 2024.
There’s a wide variety of family-friendly short break gift vouchers available including glamping pod getaways*, luxurious countryside hotels* and city breaks*. Simply pick the type of stay you know your family or friends have been lusting after in lockdown.
Here’s the full range of family breaks* available from Buy a Gift.
Here’s another idea: why not make it a getaway for two* and offer to look after the kids when restrictions allow? Frazzled parents will love you forever!
Remember, if you buy vouchers from Buy a Gift or Red Letter Days they are are valid for at least 20 months, so there’s no hurry to book.
I hope this post about last minute Christmas gifts has helped you tick off the final presents from your list.
Now if that’s not an excellent reason to scoff a mince pie I don’t know what is!
Plan ahead for Christmas 2025
Why not get ahead of yourself with next year’s Christmas shopping and bookmark these practical gift guides for the future:
- Gifts for the whole family
- Present ideas for kids who have everything
- Christmas gifts for campers
- Gift ideas for camper van fans
- Perfect presents for outdoor mums
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