I'd just like to brag about the fact that all of my Christmas shopping was finished and wrapped a week ago. I realise that's still not exactly early, but it's better than I usually manage. I'm usually that person who still 'has a few bits to pick up' on Christmas Eve so I thought I'd put together a very last minute gift guide for those people who are like I usually am. Hopefully I've turned over a new leaf this year and I'll just get more and more organised as the years go on (fat chance). Obviously it's two days before Christmas so online anything is out of the question so I've stuck to things you should be able to get in high street shops and the supermarket (good luck if you're braving either of those places).
Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate | I mean the posh stuff. Not Tesco Everyday Value Teabags or Sainsbury's Gold Roast Coffee. I mean along the lines of Teapigs Herbal Teas or Beanie's Flavoured Instant Coffee (top tip, I have a fair few of these and the chocolate orange flavour is by far the best and most festive). It makes a nice little thoughtful extra, plus can be picked up when you're doing your dreaded Christmas supermarket shop.
Smellies | I don't particularly like buying people smellies unless I know it's a scent/brand they really like, but it is actually a great present because you know people will definitely use them and again you can pick them up in your local supermarket or Boots/Superdrug. Also I seem to remember that last year Boots actually started reducing some of their Christmas sets before it was actually Christmas so you may just get lucky there. I don't know why I don't like buying them as gifts because I sure love receiving them!
Stationery | Another one you can get in the supermarket, especially if you're in Sainsbury's because they just do the cutest stationery which I think is a great last minute gift because who doesn't like or use stationery? Diaries/calendars/to do list pads make great Christmas gifts because everyone likes to think they'll be more organised in the New Year.
Food | When I say food, I mean chocolate. Unless the person you're buying the present for doesn't like chocolate (which is kind of unthinkable and maybe you shouldn't actually buy them a present?) And again, I don't mean buy a couple of bars of Tesco chocolate, go Green and Black's or Lindt all the way. You can buy little taster packs of Green and Black's which I think make the cutest gift and are perfect for a little snack so you should probably just buy some for yourself while you're at it.
Magazine Subscription | I've never bought someone a magazine subscription, but I do think it's a great idea for a present especially if you're panicking on Christmas Eve. They're actually super affordable and something thoughtful (if you get them the right magazine anyway).
Have you finished your Christmas shopping or are you dashing out last minute?