Best last-minute Christmas gifts 2021

For when you need a present, and you need it now!

We know you’re in a hurry, so we’ll get right to it. If you’ve run out of time to make it to the shops, don’t panic! There’s still plenty of time to shop from the comfort of your own home and take advantage of some great Christmas delivery deals!

Top last-minute Christmas gifts for 2021

It doesn’t matter if you put off all your shopping until the last minute, or you just forgot a gift for one person. These gift ideas will work for a variety of personalities and are sure to bring a smile come Christmas morning. Check out the last dates to order from these providers at the bottom of the page

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Treat a loved one to the gift of Disney with a 12 month gift subscription

Treat a loved one to the gift of Disney with a Disney+ gift subscription. Get unlimited access to entertainment from the creators of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. T&Cs apply.

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Experience gifts

Our number one recommendation for a truly last-minute gift is the gift of an experience! These gifts can be delivered immediately to your email inbox and all you need to do it print it out and hand it to the recipient! If this sounds like your perfect last-minute gift then we recommend browsing retailers like Buyagift and RedLetterDays.

60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson - UK Wide
60 Minute Extended Flying Lesson - UK Wide

Buyagift

Q Hotels Spa Day with 50 Minute Treatment and Lunch for Two
Q Hotels Spa Day with 50 Minute Treatment and Lunch for Two

Buyagift

Chocolate Delight Workshop for Two
Chocolate Delight Workshop for Two

Buyagift

Gifts available for next day delivery

FITBIT Sense & Versa 3 Sports Band
FITBIT Sense & Versa 3 Sports Band

Currys PC World

Bose Smart Speaker with Alexa Voice Recognition
Bose Smart Speaker with Alexa Voice Recognition

John Lewis & Partners

BEATS Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
BEATS Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Currys PC World

Personalised Face on Socks
Personalised Face on Socks

Prezzybox

Plain I Love You Secret Message Mug
Plain I Love You Secret Message Mug

Not on the High Street

100 Movies Scratch Bucket List Poster
100 Movies Scratch Bucket List Poster

Not on the High Street

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Pair
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Pair

Very.co.uk

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Apron
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Apron

Prezzybox

9ct Gold Wrapped In Love Diamond Earrings
9ct Gold Wrapped In Love Diamond Earrings

Goldsmiths

Champneys Professional Collection Hand Care Duo Gift
Champneys Professional Collection Hand Care Duo Gift

Boots UK

Cat Lover: Adult Colouring Book
Cat Lover: Adult Colouring Book

Amazon

Friends Central Perk String Lights
Friends Central Perk String Lights

IWOOT

Smartphone Projector 2.0
Smartphone Projector 2.0

Prezzybox

Light Up Unicorn Slippers
Light Up Unicorn Slippers

Prezzybox

Smartphone 3 In 1 Lens Set
Smartphone 3 In 1 Lens Set

Prezzybox

Sparkle Drops (To make your Gin and Tonic shimmer)
Sparkle Drops (To make your Gin and Tonic shimmer)

Not on the High Street

London Beer Cruise for Two with Cheese Board and Beer Tastings
London Beer Cruise for Two with Cheese Board and Beer Tastings

Red Letter Days

Silverstone Super Car Driving Experience
Silverstone Super Car Driving Experience

Buyagift

Winery and brewery tour with tastings
Winery and brewery tour with tastings

Virgin Experience Days

Champneys City Spa Swedish Back Massage with a Facial or Express Manicure
Champneys City Spa Swedish Back Massage with a Facial or Express Manicure

Buyagift

Top Providers for last minute Christmas Gifts

Last order dates for Christmas delivery

How to pick the best last-minute Christmas gift

The ultimate pitfall of shopping last minute is giving a gift that seems thoughtless. Our best advice for last-minute gifting: be intentional. It’s okay to buy a gift card, but put some thought into where the recipient would enjoy shopping. Generic gifts like candles and wine are made infinitely better if they’re to the person’s taste, so try checking in with their close friends and family to find out what they like.

What’s a good last-minute gift for the person who has everything?

Shopping for the person who has everything is even more difficult when you’re doing it in a time crunch. Since you don’t have tons of time to brainstorm, consider picking up a gift card and letting the person choose something that they don’t have yet. You could also buy an experience gift that will be delivered instantly.

What Christmas presents can I buy on Christmas Eve?

You’ve definitely left it late but don’t panic! Experience Gifts are the perfect present to buy last minute because they’re delivered instantly! Treat your loved one to a spa day, race car experience, wine tasting, stadium tour or similar and check out Buyagift,Red Letter Days and Virgin Experience Days for a huge selection of instant gifts!

Haven’t quite finished your shopping? See the rest of our Christmas gift ideas.

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SockShopSockShop

Comfy Kids' Gift Sets available

Treat their little feet with a selection of gift sets, from fun novelty designs, to cozy socks, to make the perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas or just a little something for being them. T&Cs apply.

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