Christmas is just around the corner and I am stressed thinking about Christmas shopping. This is as last minute as you can get! So don’t worry we’re all on the same boat (it better not sink though!). In this post, I will be giving suggestions on some last-minute Christmas gift ideas that hopefully your friends and family will love. Let’s not waste any more time – the countdown to Christmas is only dwindling as I keep writing.
I’ve never really been huge into buying clothes because sizing can be very inconsistent. I would be very careful in ensuring that there is a good returns policy (which they defs should – retailers are a lot more generous during the holiday season).
Things I would recommend are bags, wallets or shoes. Whilst shoes still have different sizing, it tends to be more consistent. You can get a classic shoe staple for your wardrobe. I’ve recently picked up the Veja Campo as a little pre-Xmas treat to myself and it was worth every penny. I’ve been eyeing it for ages and stock is so limited. I was stressed holding the last pair in stock and it was my size. It was just destiny at that point.
Wallets, cardholders and bags are a really nice gift idea as well. Set a budget and play around with it. Whilst, I know most of us are dreaming for luxury designer goods such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and YSL, there are some really good low-mid range brands out there. I have a Kate Spade cardholder in purple and I love it. It is very functional and is fantastic quality. It has more card slots than a $300 YSL cardholder. Hard pass.
Longchamp do really versatile handbags that are great quality but of a lower price point. I use it for work and I can not stop raving about it. If you’re Australian, I also recommend Mimco or TDE. With the latter, you can add your initials as a nice personal touch.
My beauty spending skyrockets during December because I am obsessed with limited edition Christmas sets. I love good value and getting to try new products whilst also buyings that I have used and loved. Set a price limit you’re willing to spend which will help with what brands to look at. For makeup, Charlotte Tilbury and Nars is a really good place to start. Charlotte Tilbury is sadly not readily available in Australia (PSA: get it on ASOS). Nars have really classic pieces such as their lipsticks and blushes in cute holiday packaging which make them excellent stocking stuffers. For slightly cheaper makeup, I recommend Too Faced or Morphe.
Think about a lifestyle/home gift that is aesthetically pleasing yet also practical. Some ideas include: framed prints, cushions, candles, plants, lamps/lights and rugs. Also don’t forget kitchenware. This is a true sign of (un)successful adulting.
If you have a higher budget, consider a tech product. On the cheaper end, consider a phone case or earphones. I found a Baby Yoda airpod case and you can not say it isn’t adorable. Polaroid and film cameras are a really thoughtful gift. Maybe if the person is really into music, consider getting a record player or a vinyl.
I hope these Christmas gift ideas have been super helpful. Most importantly, put some effort and thought into your gift. People spot a lazy gift from a mile away.
If you’re short on money and time, think about going homemade. After all, the most thoughtful gifts are the ones that remind you of your friendship or relationship.