The Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

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Are you looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Starting to panic buy??

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We may be well on our way in to December, which means that your Christmas shopping should be wrapped up (almost, literally!) and planning for Christmas Day and its festivities are in full swing. But, if it isn’t, then there is no need to worry!

The gifting experts at have put together a selection of the best last-minute Christmas presents to save your blushes and make this Christmas stress free. All with free UK delivery over £50. Order right up until the 22nd December and take advantage of our next day delivery options too.

Whether it’s Christmas presents for her, Christmas hampers for him, or you need something luxurious for the whole family, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is take your pick from our exquisite selections to make this year the best Christmas yet for your loved ones.

Let’s get you inspired with 6 thoughtful, last mintute Christmas gifts.


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Traditional food and drink hampers for your last minute Christmas gift needs

A food and drink hamper is often a safe ‘go to’ when it comes to last minute Christmas gifts and shopping ideas, but it doesn’t have to be plain or boring. At, you’ll find a myriad of different products, both sweet and savoury.

Here are just three different food and drink hampers, to whet your appetite, ranging in price, to suit a variety of Christmas gifting needs.

The Classic Food and Drink Hamper


The Classic Food & Drink Hamper is one of our favourites simply because it offers your Christmas gift recipient a little bit of everything. There is a great mix of both savoury and sweet items, from crisps and crackers to chocolate and fudge.

You can feel completely satisfied with your last-minute Christmas gift choice too, because that lucky person (who may have been initially forgotten!), will receive the most delicious bottle of Argentinian Malbec, as well as premium ground coffee beans and aromatic afternoon tea – a whole selection of new and delightful beverage to enjoy throughout Christmas Day. The order of drinks is up to them!


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The Prestige Food & Wine Hamper


For a Christmas gift that is embodies luxury even if it is last minute, then definitely take a closer look at The Prestige Food and Wine Hamper. It offers an amazing range of biscuits, cakes and preserves, as well as nuts, crisps and a gourmet chocolate selection.

Your lucky last-minute gift recipient will also find both a bottle of red wine and the most delicious French Champagne, all contained in a beautiful lidded wicker basket.


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The Classic Food and Wine Hamper


If the brief is to find a gift for someone who loves “good wine and great food”, then the Classic Food and Wine Hamper lives up to its name and its promise.

Inside our signature gift box is nestled a bottle of Royal Road Malbec from the Argentinian Gauchezco Vineyard. Every sip will delight and it’s just made for enjoying together over the Christmas holidays and the festive season.

In addition, there are delicious crisps, almond thins, gourmet honeycomb chocolate and baked sweet chilli peanuts and cashews.

It’s a mini feast and perfect for indulgence on a winter’s evening in.

Talking of indulgence, if you know someone who adores red wine and traditional Christmas treats, see also our Christmas Eve Wine and Nibbles Gift Basket – perfect for kicking off the festivities in style.


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Beer and real ale last minute Christmas gifts

Apologies for the stereotype, but is it just us, or is it nearly always the male members of your family that are so difficult to buy for and end up being left until the last minute?

Or perhaps, this year, the beer lover in your life has just not given you any good ideas for Christmas presents and so you are left scrabbling around for something to buy for them!

If they enjoy and appreciate real ale, then we have the ideal last minute Christmas gifts for you …


The Real Ale & Cheese Hamper


Thanks to our local friends at Loose Cannon Brewery, The Real Ale and Cheese Hamper offers three of their exceptional ales: including their original brew, "Abingdon Bridge", their award-winning session beer, "Gunners Gold", and last, but not least, "Bombshell".

Bring the pub ploughmans' experience in to their home, with perfectly paired snacks and delicious vintage English Cheddar from The Mouse House Cheese Company.

Alternatively, check out our Gentlemen’s Tea Hamper, featuring  two bottles of real ale, alongside cheese, pork rillette, fresh coffee and cake too. It's a great alternative to a traditional afternoon tea hamper - although, we do have those too.


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Something a little different for a last minute Christmas gift idea

When shopping last minute, don’t settle for something boring or 'usual' – why not offer your gift recipient something a little different….something they are unlikely to have tried before?

We have some great choices for you…


The Wine, Cheese & Rillette Hamper


Our first recommendation is The Wine, Cheese and Rillette Hamper.

If you’ve not heard of ‘rillette’, then you just have to try it! It’s a delicious course pate and Cornish Charcuterie’s is one of the best UK examples. This award-winning traditional pork rillette is made from locally sourced, hand-reared pigs. The pork is poached in duck fat, lightly seasoned and shredded. It’s delicious on top of a big slice of sourdough or the next best thing – sourdough crackers. Try it also with the black pepper crackers, included in this hamper, which also pair perfectly with the delicious mature cheese. The traditional black bomber is great but just wait until they try the ‘Ruby Mist’ - a mature cheddar blended with white port and a hint of brandy to enhance the flavour.

A sip of red wine from the chosen bottle of Rioja enhances all of the flavours too.


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Traditional Treats


Christmas is the perfect time for a sweet treat. When doing your last minute shop, if you are worried that your gift recipient may be a little overwhelmed with traditional festive fare, then our Traditional Treats Hamper is simply perfect to be enjoyed immediately and in to the new year.

There is a little bit of everything contained in this very special last minute gift, including traditional afternoon tea, hand baked lemon biscuits and a rich fruit cake. There’s also a luxury chocolate bar, as well as gourmet fudge and delicious rhubarb and custard retro sweets.

On the other hand, if you are also looking for last-minute present for a gift recipient who is Christmas mad and just can’t get enough of mince pies, Christmas pudding and all the trimmings, then take a look at our Little Taste of Christmas Hamper too – a great last minute gift for just £30.


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With these last mintute Christmas gift ideas...there is no need for Christmas panic buying…yet!

If you usually do your Christmas shopping online, then it’s not quite time to panic, but you should certainly be looking to tick off those last few Christmas gifts from your list, as soon as possible.

We hope that our last-minute gift guide has filled you with ideas, but if not, then check out our full range of Christmas hampers for more festive ideas, as well as our Bestselling Gifts category for even more last minute inspiration.

Order before 22nd December and we can guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, within the UK.



This blog was posted 2023-12-06 09:28:00