Last minute Christmas presents: 8 gift ideas which will arrive before the big day

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Not long now until Christmas, and the Royal Mail is continue to hold strikes. But it’s not too late to get a great gift for your loved one on 25 December

If you’ve got an awkward person to buy for and you’ve been putting off trying to find a gift for them, then you can put it off no more.

We’ve rounded up some of the best presents you can buy right now for any recipient you may still have to pick a present for.

There are experience gifts that can be delivered in minutes, thanks to e-vouchers. It’s also not too late to get personalised presents, which can be delivered to the person’s doorstep by Christmas Day.

Whichever gift you choose though, you do still need to be quick as it’s now less than a week to the big day!

We’ve given all the details of last delivery dates alongside the products below, so you can make the most informed choices - and be sure of big smiles on Christmas morning.

Once you’ve got your presents all wrapped up then you can turn your attention to another fantastic part of the season; the food and drink.


Give the beauty lover in your life the best kind of gift - the present that keeps on giving month after month.

Each month they will receive five beauty products worth at least £50 from the best beauty brands straight to their door, gorgeously packaged in the iconic Glossybox pink box.

They’ll also get much more than just their monthly box of beauty treats too. They’ll be able to collect Glossy credits to spend on any future boxes they buy or on favourite products of their choice at LookFantastic.

They’ll also get early access to Glossybox limited edition boxes, and find exclusive rewards in the Glossy lounge.

Prices start from £14.75 a month, for 12 months. You can, however, choose to up for a 1, 3, 6 or 12-month subscription.


We all have that one person in our life who seems to already have everything they could ever want, so give them the gift of a new skill.

People can access a wide range of classes across a variety of categories, including arts and entertainment, home and lifestyle, food, sports and gaming and wellness.

Videos include Lewis Hamilton teaching a winning mindset, Metallica teaching being in a band and Gordon Ramsay teaching cooking.

Prices start at £14 per month. For a limited time too you can get a 2-4-1 offer too, so you could gift one experience now and have another one later for yourself.

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Any car lover would love to experience a Formula One inspired driving experience to follow in their footsteps of all of their favourite F1 racers.

From Formula Silverstone to F4 single seaters, there’s a collection of single seater driving experiences at tracks across the UK - so you can be sure there’s something that will have them bursting with excitement not too far from home.

Prices start from £49, depending on the specific experience chosen and the location.

If you want a physical voucher to give to your loved one, order by 3pm on Tuesday, December 21 for standard delivery or by 3pm on Wednesday, December 22 for next day deliver.

E-vouchers can also be ordered at any time, including Christmas Day, so you can always get the perfect gift for your loved ones in mere minutes. Perfect for that one person you forgot to buy for.

Virgin Experience Days

Everyone loves a bit of pampering, so why not treat someone you love to a relaxing spa day that they can share with another friend or loved one.

It’s a great gift for couples, or perhaps you could buy the voucher for yourself and a friend too.

Visit one of 41 Bannatyne Health Clubs across the UK for some well-deserved you time with this spa package which includes three treatments for each person.

Unwind with a Welcome Touch facial and mini back, neck and shoulder massage, before choosing either a scalp or foot massage.

The recipient will also be able to enjoy full access to the spa’s facilities, including the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area.

Get your experience delivered in an instant too with an e-voucher. This could be sent direct to the recipient.

Virgin Experience Days

We all need a good laugh, so you can sure that this gift will be well received.

This comedy night gives the recipient and one of their loved ones the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s finest stand-up comedians at venues across the country

Depending on your location, the night doesn’t necessarily stop at the end of the show they might be able to stick around for the after-show party until the early hours.

Whatever’s on the cards, rest assured they’ll be treated to an evening of fun and giggles.

It’s also a great inexpensive gift too, so you don’t have to break the bank to get a brilliant gift.

Virgin Experience Days

If you have a man in your life that’s impossible to buy for then this is the best present for them because it allows them to choose their own.

They get a brilliant gift and you get brownie points without the stress of panicking that they might need to return the present come January.

There are 83 experiences he can choose from at a variety of locations, including a bungee jump experience, go karting for two, introductory cookery masterclass for two, Porsche Cayman thrill and a full day brewery experience with lunch and beer tastings.

Virgin Experience Days

Let the special ladies in your life choose their own present with this variety pack voucher.

The best thing about this present is that it works for everyone; your mum, grandma, sister, auntie, wife, girlfriend, cousin. . . and it doesn’t matter what their tastes either- there’s bound to be something they will love.

There are 198 experiences he can choose from at a variety of locations, including one night hotel stays, theatre and dinner for two, penguin feeding experience, afternoon tea for two and taste and make your own chocolate for two.


This A4 photo calendar is the perfect personalised gift for any recipient this Christmas.

It is available in both landscape and portrait formats, and you can choose from a wide range of templates too so you can make it just how the recipient would want it.

Order by the end of the day on Monday, December 20 for Christmas delivery.