If you’re like me and you have been working so much that you don’t have the majority of your gifts yet, this doesn’t mean that you have to give unthoughtful gifts on Christmas Day. I’ve sorted the best I have found that you can still order online, or take the ideas and go into the shops.
You can order before 8pm on Saturday 22 December to still receive all of your Christmas gifts in time for the big day.
Shop all candles on John Lewis here.
Mine and Poppy’s slippers that we often wear at home on Instagram Stories are from Just Sheepskin. She LOVES that our slippers are the same, they are also such a lovely Christmas gift, check out the collection here.
Here are the best picks from John Lewis this Christmas:
Fashion and Beauty
Forgotten your Christmas Day outfit? Skincare and beauty for the well-groomed amongst your friends? A nice pair of socks for Dad??
Check out the online retailers that are still helping us look good for Christmas, the dates and links are below:
ASOS are offering same-day delivery up until Midday Christmas Eve with Amazon Instant.
Matches are offering same-day delivery within the M25 if you order before 4pm on Christmas Eve, but this is subject to availability so get in there early.
Net-a-Porter same-day delivery order before 10am on Christmas Eve, they’re great for gifts, beauty, skincare and of course all the designer loveliness you’d expect. (P.S. They have an amazing sale in January too!)
I’ve been loving a new beauty brand from the Nordics called Kjaer Weiss, especially their eyeshadows, the packaging is exquisite and its nice to get something different than your usual make-up brands, check them out here.
Ahhh where would I be without Amazon Prime?! It has saved me from many a disaster with its Next Day and sometimes SAME DAY delivery service. It’s where I turn to for last minute gift options.
Amazon is great for electrical items and I have been using the Clarisonic Mia Smart which I absolutely love and there are different versions for different budgets.
More and more people are converting to listening to audiobooks and so an Audible Membership is a great option and you can literally just buy it online, no delivery required. I get the 2 books per month membership because I aim to read 24 books a year.
Do not underestimate the value of a fully charged power bank ready to give your loved ones’ phones a much needed boost when they are out and about Storying over Christmas. Check out Amazon’s collection here.
I have seen Youtubers make their hair look amazing creating big beachy waves using the Dyson Airwrap.
And of course, Christmas is the perfect time to gift an electric toothbrush! I got mine for Christmas last year and use the Sonicare Healthy White+ toothbrush.
Best picks of electrical stuff from Amazon:
If I didn’t include pyjamas in this, I would be tossing and turning night. I’ve pulled out some of my favs that will be available in time for Christmas this year.
Winser London’s new silk pyjamas are absolutely exquisite and are easily the most luxurious set I own, you can check them out here.
Debenhams do a fantastic collection of pyjamas and you can do a Click and Collect order before 9pm on Saturday 22nd December.
My pick of the pyjamas that I’d actually like for myself (of course):
Champagne is special enough to be a great gift and you can bet your bottom dollar it will be very appreciated and will most certainly be drunk over Christmas and New Year.
You can pick these up in the supermarket, do a click and collect or you can even buy them in the garage on the way over to the in-laws on Christmas Day if you must!
To make it extra special, opt for a personalised bottle of Veuve Clicquot, which you can order up until Sunday 24th December from Selfridges in London, Manchester or Birmingham to collect on Christmas Eve.
This is such a thoughtful gift, and another one you can quickly get access to if you’ve left it to the last minute. The links are below to purchase the following memberships for the coming year:
National Gallery – for the discerning art lover, the National Gallery membership includes private views of exhibitions before they open to the public and exclusive Members’ events including concerts, cinema screenings, talks, and more.
British Library – Free entry for you and a guest to British Library exhibitions. Exclusive access for you and a guest to the daytime Members’ Room, overlooking the King’s Library. Entry for you and three guests to the Knowledge Centre Bar, and priority booking on events and up to 4 free event tickets per year. This is a lovely membership for the history lover out there.
Sea Life Centre – with centres all over the UK, the Sealife Centre is a really fun place to visit if you have children, so a family membership is a good choice to include everyone. Included is a free theme park ticket per pass (choose from Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort or Thorpe Park Resort) and additional discounts.
ZSL London Zoo – we have this membership as a family and it is worth its weight in gold. It includes membership to both London and Whipsnade Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo is a great place to take their scooter as its so big. You get fast-track entry and other discounts and free parking at London midweek.