Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for Family & Friends

It may nearly be Christmas, but if you’re still struggling for gift inspiration try these five gift ideas that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Christmas is almost upon us, and if you’re still wondering what to get friends and family, then you might be heading out to the high street on Christmas Eve – something no one wants to do! We’re all told that we should consume less and try gifting the ones we love things like time, experiences or even homemade gifts. So, if you’re still looking for gift inspiration, then read on and try one of these 5 ideas.

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Tickets to a show

Whether it’s a show on Broadway, in the West End, tickets to the opera in Rome – click here for more information – or a ticket to a local theatre production, experiencing a night in the theatre is something everyone enjoys and can excited about. It might be a show that they’ve always wanted to see and experience, or it might be an old favourite that they want to see again; gifting someone you love tickets to a show means you can make a night of it and head for a lovely meal before or afterwards or even dedicate a whole weekend together leading up to the show. Weekend in Rome, anyone?

Classes for fitness

Does your recipient love reality shows on singing or dancing and wish they could give it a go? Well, how about gifting them a class in their favourite subject or interest? Who knows, you might awaken their inner Picasso with an art class, be the next David Bailey at a photography course or be the next Gordon Ramsay in a class kitchen. Whatever you gift them, they’re sure to love the experience and you might help them discover a hidden talent!


If the person you love is hoping to hit the gym in the New Year, then why not encourage them a little with a membership to a gym? They’ll think twice before putting it off if their membership hasn’t come from their own pocket! If there’s a museum they enjoy visiting, a national park, country estate or period house they enjoy going to, then why not get them a yearly pass or membership? It’s the gift that they can use again and again, all year round.

A photo album

Many of our photos rarely exist outside of our smartphones. So, why not bring your favourite memories with your recipient to life? There are plenty of apps that can print and send your photos straight from your phone and then it’s up to you how you present them. An album, a collage, scrap book or photobook. They’ll love it.

Fill their calendar

Whether it’s a weekend away, a bus tour to a mystery hotel, a visit around the TV set of the shows they love, a spa retreat or a glamping experience, choose an activity you can do together, set a date and fill the upcoming year with lots of exciting adventures for you to enjoy together. Sometimes the gift of time is better than anything!


  • lynn
    December 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    You can fill my calendar any time you like. Love doing things with you.

  • Megan
    December 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I would love to get a photo album.