Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Ah the festive season! I have always loved Christmas. I love all the traditions, I love all of the food and the family gatherings and silliness and I would be lying if I didn’t love the gift giving. 

We’re down to the last week of shopping before Christmas, there are still some steals to be found and some great gifts to be purchased as a result. The best things about holiday gift shopping later on in December is that some stores have already launched their sales (hooray!) and not everyone is shopping (these are the people that finished early), so it’s to be expected that you’ll find some great gifts.

I’ve compiled my last minute gift guide, with suggestions for online shopping, sales reductions and the last date for ordering for delivery for Christmas:



  1. Slip Silk Pillowcase, £79 – the best thing for your hair when you slip to help prevent breakage – Net-a-Porter
  2. Burberry Festive Beauty Box, £30.00 – Net-a-Porter
  3. Ouai Body Oil, £25.00 – in stock in ASOSJohn Lewis and Selfridges but selling out fast, a great gift for a friend (or yourself…)
  4. Terry Preciosity Baume de Rose Christmas Tree Decoration, £20 – Net-a-Porter I love this lip balm and it’s even better as a surprise Christmas tree decoration
  5. Lanvin Suede and Leather Gloves£214.00 reduced from £305.00 Net-a-Porter – these are a wardrobe staple, you’ll wear them forever
  6. Kenneth Jay Lane Faux Pearl Earrings, £36 reduced from £60 – Net-a-Porter
  7. Je T’aime Jane Candle, £45 Bella Freud from Amara – this candle smells divine and Iwho doesn’t love Jane Birkin! 
  8. Black Ditsy Floral Pajamas, £35.00 from Next love this print and the price of these, perfect for Christmas Eve
  9. Adidas Gazelle Cutout Trainers, £48.00 reduced from £80 – I’m in love with these a modern take on the classic Gazelle – Net-a-Porter
  10. Reebok Club C5 Pink Metallic Trainers, £35 (reduced from £70) these will be perfect for Spring/Summer 2018 – Net-a-Porter
  11. Gucci ‘GG’ Marmont quilted leather card holder, £175,  Net-a-Porter – perfect for days without a bag or when you have that teeny tiny bag!
  12. Elizabeth Scarlett Palmier Velvet Make-up Bag, perfect for holding toiletries and make-up when travelling, £22 – Amara
  13. Sam Edelman Leya Faux Fur Trimmed Trainers, £60 (reduced from £100) these are so fun and totally justfiable in the sale – Net-a-Porter 
  14. Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Casserole Dish, in pink from £118.15 at John Lewis – is your kitchen complete without on of these? I do love that it comes in pink!
  15. Bamboo Elisabetta Slouch Handbag, in white £299.99 – from Mark and Graham
  16. Snow Ball Mini Lipgloss Kit, I’m in love with these colours (the nude collection is my fav) £25.00 MAC
  17. Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, £7.75 from Beauty Bay and ASOS give the gift of gorgeous skin (The Ordinary range is truly amazing)
  18. Twist Back Jumper, £19.00 from Forever 21 – I love this with jeans as a quick and easy look over the festive period
  19. RMS Beauty Luminzer X Pallette, £46 from Net-a-Porter I love this cult beauty brand and this is a great product for brightening the skin and giving that glow, worth every penny!
  20. Vince Ribbed Cashmere Sweater, £260.00 from Net-a-Porter another statement piece for a stylish woman’s wardrobe
  21. Skin Lace Trimmed Pajamas, £130 reduced from £185 from Net-a-Porter
  22. Double Breasted Cotton Coat, £95.00 from H&M
  23. Jacquard Cashmere Throw, $199.99 from Williams Sonoma – you’re past the date for monogramming, but this is such a gorgeous piece for the interiors lover
  24. Hanging Copper Planter, $49.00 handmade from copper and is such a statement piece made using traditional methods
  25. No 7 Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence, $24.99 on Ulta, this is a perfect product to use before your moisturising step
  26. Balsabox Personal Storage Box, £132.00 Nomess Copenhagen from Amara – this is a really unique piece to display and store beauty products
  27. Slip Embroidered Eye Mask, £45 Net-a-Porter – this is the ultimate eye mask, designed to block out light and prevent damage to the delicate skin around the eyes.
  28. Clay Play Face Palette, $23.00 Ulta – I love the high pigment of this pallette its’ a great budget option.
  29. 9 Piece Wall Frame Set, £55.58 reduced from £79.00 – I love that this is a set of 9 ready to be wall mounted, so easy
  30. Clear Tool Box, £42.00 Nomess Copenhagen from Amara – this is a great storage tool for stationary but I think I’d totally use this for make-up brushes, a great suggestion for the make-up lover
  31. Marble Coasters, £20.00 at John Lewis – these are such an easy update for the home and look expensive too
  32. Golden Spa Brush, £119.00 from Selfridges and Net-a-Porter
  33. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Kit, £99.00 exclusively at John Lewis –  with trends in make-up moving away from matte lipsticks (thank heavens!) these colours will kick off your new collection

Last Minute Christmas Delivery Dates:

  • Amara : 3pm on 21st December next day delivery
  • Amazon : 20 December for standard or free delivery, 21 December for standard pick-up, 23 December for one-day/express and 24 December for same day or prime now delivery. 
  • Beauty Bay : Order before 9pm on 21 December for next day delivery.
  • Boden : Order before midnight for standard delivery, or before 7pm on 21-22 December for special delivery.
  • John Lewis : Order by 7pm for standard delivery or 8pm on 22 December for next day delivery.
  • Harrods : Order by 19 December for standard delivery or by 3pm on 21 December for next day.
  • Hotel Chocolat : Order before 6pm for standard delivery, or before 6pm 22 December for next day delivery.
  • Harvey Nichols : Order before 3pm for standard delivery, or before 3pm 20 December for next day delivery.
  • Net a Porter : Order by 3pm on 20 December for standard delivery, by 3pm on 21 December for next day and 10am on 24 December for Premier delivery.


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