Here are some last second gift ideas. Both Clare and myself came into Classlist HQ yesterday weighed down by the mental load of being working parents with three kids each and way behind with our Christmas shopping. As we realised we didn’t have enough time to choose thoughtful gifts and meet any of the last delivery deadlines, a mild panic permeated across the office to say the least.
Our mission at Classlist is to make parent life easier and schools community stronger. As we started to book last minute experiential gifts for our loved ones, we thought we would share our short list of personal recommendations. Hopefully fulfilling our mission of making your Christmas preparations a little easier and a bit less stressful. Not only will you not have to worry about being around for deliveries, you will get kudos for gifts that are more eco friendly, less materialistic orientated and on-trend too.
Last-second Christmas gift ideas trending:
Theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses – range of classes to cater to every passion
https://techpixies.com/ – social media training helping women to upskill
Nealsyardremedies.com – fragrance and aromatherapy classes
Wildfooduk.com – learn how to locate and prepare wild growing food.
shootgardening.co.uk/ – an ideal gift for an experienced or novice gardener
nakedwines.com/fine-wine-club – discover new exciting wines in 2020
craftginclub.co.uk/ – surprise box of gin, garnishes and savoury snacks
thepipbox.co.uk/ – vegan and cruelty-free beauty products
curiosity-box.com/ – science and engineering activities for youngsters
Ecocobox.com – eco friendly products
Tinngly.com – CO2 offset around the world experiences
Yoga retreats – yoga vouchers
The Phoenix – High quality weekly comic for girls and boys aged 7 -14
Newscientist.com – Perfect for those teenagers considering their university options and need inspiration.
New parents – we wish this was around in our day:
fitbumpboxoffer.com/ – all the kit to keep healthy during pregnancy
bookabees.com/ – monthly box of handpicked books and activities
Beautifulbabybox.co.uk – mixture of toys, skincare and clothes
Gifts for family abroad:
t2tea.com – deliver virtually everywhere (lifesaver for me last year)
https://www.bookdepository.com/ – free delivery worldwide
Give a day out:
http://www.theatregiftvouchers.co.uk/ – Theatre gift vouchers
https://www.activitygift.com/choose-your-activitygift/ – Activities for all
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us – great family days out every weekend
artfund.org/national-art-pass#membership – National art pass
theatretokens.com/ – theatre tickets
https://www.merlinannualpass.co.uk/ – Theme park passes
A gift that helps others:
market.unicef.org.uk/paddington-bear-parcels/ Send presents to children around the world who need them via UNICEF with Paddington parcels.
oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/charity-gift-card/care-for-mums-and-babies-ou1232reSupport mums and babies in warzones
oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/charity-gift-card/fantastic-farmyard-ou1003ml buy your whole family this farm training for £125.
Susan and Clare