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Last second Christmas gift ideas

last second christmas gift ideas

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

Infotainment:

The Week and The Week Junior – Weekly news for adults and young people

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.

 

Happy holidays!

Susan and Clare

About the author

Susan Burton

Susan Burton

Susan is the CEO and founder of Classlist.