Last-minute Christmas present ideas for students

So, we’ve reached that time of year where suddenly Christmas is very close and a lot of us have, well, not done our shopping. If that’s you, then don’t panic. We’ve got some great last-minute Christmas present ideas for you, whether its for your parents, your friends, or your partner. They won’t even know it was a last-minute gift!

1. Gift cards

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We know it sounds obvious, but some of the best gifts come from ourselves. If you’ve left it this late, and you really don’t know what to buy someone, a gift card is a great way to ensure that they get something they really love. If you want to make it a little more special, why not pair it with some chocolates, wine or flowers? That way you have shown effort, but also not clogged up their shelves with some random item they may never use.

2. Experience gifts 

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Places like Virgin Experience, Red Letter Days and Wowcher are great options if you don’t want to get someone something physical. You can spend as much or as little as you want, and get them a 1 person or group experience to enjoy. A memory is a great Christmas gift, and they definitely won’t know it was a last-minute panic buy!

3. Subscriptions

book subscription gift ideas
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If you know someone who loves something in particular (beer, socks, magazines, a certain TV show), then you can get them a subscription to a service that will post them those items each month! There are subscriptions for pretty much anything, some of our favourites are:

4. Concert tickets 

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Just like buying someone an experience day, concert tickets are an alternative to filling someone’s house with more stuff. If you know your best friend loves an artist who is performing near them soon but would never spend money on themselves, then why not get those tickets for them? You could even buy two and take them yourself.

5. Amazon gifts 

Amazon gift ideas
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We’ve all seen the memes about Jeff Bezos, and whilst ordering from Amazon isn’t the most environmentally or socially ‘woke’ option, sometimes it is the only option. Why not get a free trial of Amazon Prime, and order a whole bunch of gifts as soon as possible? You’ll be able to find loads on the website that will be delivered the next day!

6. Argos

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Just like Amazon, Argos has next day delivery. However, they also have same-day delivery! So why not explore their app or website and see what you can find? You’ll be sure to find some great household gifts, tech presents or kids gifts for last-minute Christmas gifts.

7. Hampers

Christmas hamper gifts
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You could also DIY it, and build people personalised hampers for Christmas. All you need are Christmas gift bags or wicker baskets and some of our friends and family’s fanciest favourites. That cheese your dad never treats himself to? That bottle of Jack Daniels your mum has been eyeing up for months but would never splurge on? Buy it, bag it, gift it. Sorted. Complete with some gift wrap and ribbon, and you’ve got a really heartfelt gift.

Still stuck for ideas? Take a look at our sustainable Christmas present ideas too.

 

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