Last minute Christmas gift ideas (for men and women)

I am one of those who likes to do their Christmas gift shopping about a month early, wrap them up and give. Despite being a last minute person for a lot of things, this one is not for me. The crowds and the hassle is something I can’t deal with but sometimes it happens, we need a gift last minute and I have compiled a list of Christmas gift to get.

It is good to have an idea on what to get rather than roam around for hours among the crowds.


Christmas gifts for women


Perfumes make for a great gift, I personally love giving and receiving perfumes as a gift. I do know a lot of people who loves them too. These picks are fairly safe, and a lot of people like them, so you can’t go wrong here.

Make up

A palette or a lipstick as a christmas gift is a sure way to make someone happy.








april 2017 favourites

I think it is special giving someone a jewellery, it is quite sentimental, most times. I do like receiving and giving jewellery, it would make anyone receiving happy. Most people like dainty pieces too, so that one is a safe bet. There are many out there to choose from, you can buy them from independent stores or hughstreet. Both do have some beautiful designs.



Books and Stationery


If you have a book lover in your life, a book would make an amazing gift. My family and friends usually give me poetry, fiction, sic-fi or psychology books knowing I would love it. Books are also quite sentimental and the reader would feel connected in some way hence it makes for a great gift. Here are some new releases on Amazon and Here is a link to my recently published poetry book.




Other gifts could include stationery, bag, purses, cashmere scarf, wall art, lingerie, electronics.

For men


Men’s perfume

I think perfumes would make a great present for both genders.

For men it is slightly harder to buy for some reason, even though they are usually easy to please – well most of them anyway.


Other picks include

  • Cufflinks
  • Watches
  • Electronics gadgets
  • (game console, games, etc)
  • Books
  • Wallet, belt
  • Skincare


For everyone (who has everything)

Other gifts could be a day out, ticket or experiences – it would make an amazing gift.



What will you be buying or would like to receive?




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  • I think perfume is so hard to get right, I´d never gift it. But I like giving and receiving books.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • I think if you know the person well you can, I usually love gifting perfumes. Oh books are amazing gifts, aren’t they