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10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas That Make a Big Impact

14 Dec 2018

Even the most organised people can find themselves in a last-minute panic, trying to find a present that doesn’t look like the rushed job it really is. The frantic search stops here.

One of the most important things to be sure about when ordering last minute gifts is the delivery date. You don’t want to fall into the trap of ordering something online, thinking it will arrive within a few days, only to be left red faced when Christmas comes around and the parcel is still in the mail.

Here at The British Hamper Company, for example, we have a cut-off date of December 21 for Christmas hamper delivery UK. We always advise to get your orders in as early as possibly just to avoid the last-minute rush, but that can’t always be helped. To check our delivery information, click here.

1)    Christmas Family Celebration Hamper


If you’re running late on getting gifts, why not save some time and buy a family Christmas hamper, killing a few birds with one stone. Instead of having to buy individual gifts for all the family, buy a Christmas Family Celebration Hamper (link) from the British Hamper Company.

This family hamper is not only festive, but includes delicious gifts for all the family, including jelly beans and chocolate Santas for the kids and cheddar biscuits and smoked almonds and cashews for the adults. Non-alcoholic ginger beer is included so the whole family can raise a toast to a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2)    Family Celebration Hamper


Feeling a little extra generous this Christmas (potentially due to guilt of leaving it last minute), then gift this Christmas hamper, crammed full of food, sweets and treats for the whole family.  

The Family Celebration Hamper contains a great selection of sweet and savoury treats including luxuriously rich fudge from the Cotswolds, salt and sweet Yorkshire popcorn and all the sweets a kid can eat.

This family Christmas hamper would be a huge hit, and no one would know it was completely last minute and the kids can enjoy their non-alcoholic ginger beer, while adults relax with a really mellow glass of red wine.

3)    Luxury Family Sharing Hamper


For a last-minute Christmas hamper on a budget, look at this Luxury Family Sharing Hamper. For £59 this is a perfect Xmas hamper idea for if you have a large a widespread family.

Including sweets for the kids and an array of top-quality nibbles for the adults, this hamper has everything a family could want for Christmas, all wrapped up as one beautiful and exciting gift. Great contents, great packaging, great delivery and the recipient will be non the wiser that you have left it until the last minute.

4)    Groupon

Groupon has a whole list of different last-minute gift experiences that you could get someone for Christmas. If they are an animal lover who always likes to go to the zoo, then you can buy them a meet a meerkat experience for only £20, down from £50. If they love their sports cars, you can get them a Ferrari 360 experience at a massively discounted price.

5)    Masterclass

If you know someone who loves to cook and is always trying new things in the kitchen, or if they love to take photos of everything, then you could gift them a masterclass.

Masterclass offer a range of gifts from a single class to a all the classes they offer for a whole year. Your friend or loved one can be taught by the best in the world, such as Gordon Ramsey, learning from online classes, interactive exercises and more.

6)   Happy Memories Box - Not On The High Street


One of the more personal gifts you could give, this simple, yet elegant gift will go a long way in cementing your bond with whoever you are sending it to. This deeply personal gift shows that you care about them and that you want to share and keep precious memories with them. It could be from a parent to a daughter, a friend to a friend, or a gift for sisters.

Made in Britain, the box comes with 40 little illustrated blank cards in three or four different designs, all held together in a small drawstring bag. At just under £10 this gift is not out of the way in price and could end up making someone’s Christmas.

7)   The Body Shop

If you’re a man, and let’s be honestly on the most part it is the men who leave it to the last minute, and you’re desperately searching for a good present to get your significant other for Christmas, then you should take a look on The Body Shop’s website. There are plenty of products to choose from, or if you’re feeling overly adventurous this could work for an Xmas hamper idea.

They campaign against testing on animals and have a vegan and vegetarian range if that is something you are struggling to find last minute.

The best part, however, is that they offer next day delivery, or you can pick it up in store for free. Place your order by 10pm and you can usually pick it up after 2pm the following working day. So make an excuse, slip out and you won’t have to worry about when or if the gift will arrive on time.

8)    Henry J Socks 


For the man who always seems to be losing boxers or wearing odd socks then this could be the perfect last-minute gift for him. Instead of buying him a pair that won’t survive beyond Christmas buy him a subscription from Henry J Socks.

9)    Personalised Bedside Watch and Phone Stand - MIJMOJ


Perhaps your boyfriend is always losing his watch or forgetting where he put his phone at night. Waking up to go to work in the morning and always panicking about where they are. With this gift they will never have that worry again.

The stand can be personalised with a custom engraving on the front, so you can make it deeply meaningful to them and is available for UK mainland delivery in two days, so you don’t have to worry about waiting a long time for it.

10)    KleverCase 


KleverCase are a small family business based in England who design special covers for your electronic devices to make them look like books. So if you know someone who loves to read and takes their Kindle everywhere with them then this could be the perfect last minute gift.

Taylor it to their preferences by searching for a theme. For example, if they are a huge Potter head, then you can get them a cover that looks like a book of spells, or one that has all of the house crests on it.

They deliver to the UK within one to two days and will dispatch orders made up to 12pm on December 22 for standard or next day delivery, so you can relax about it arriving on time.