Five Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Christmas

If you hate the idea of wading through a sea of sweaty strangers in a shopping centre, chances are you’ve been evading your Christmas shopping duties. But with Christmas day creeping closer, you’ll need to think about getting those presents. Here are some last-minute gift ideas.

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We have the internet. Why not use it to our full advantage in our quest to avoid leaving the house to do the Christmas shopping? We’ve put together some gift ideas that don’t require you to get off your butt.

Star Wars costumes and accessories

The new Star Wars movie will be released just before Christmas so you can capitalise on the impending Star Wars mania with gifts related to the film. A character costume will be fun for adults and kids. My favourite one is the Jabba the Hutt inflatable costume. Costume Box has an entire section dedicated to Star Wars and does free Express Shipping for orders over $79.

Fast fashion

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If you’re shopping for a fashionista, there are plenty of online stores you can peruse to find the right gift. The only thing you have to worry about is the shipping times. Luckily, The Iconic is promising same day delivery up to Christmas Eve for free. Our sister site Shop Style is also teeming with affordable fashion goodies.


Who doesn’t love bobble heads of their favourite geek icons? Popcultcha sells a ton of bobble heads and it can get the goods to you before Christmas provided you order before the cut off dates (which vary from state to state).

Buy an experience

Gift vouchers are one of the easiest options when you’re low on time to shop. But rather than getting someone a boring gift card for JB HiFi, why not buy them a voucher for a fun activity instead? From skydiving to rally car racing, Red Balloon sells gift vouchers for a range of different experiences.

Run to the servo

If it’s the day before Christmas and you’re desperate to get a present, your best bet is to run to the nearest service station. You can buy a bunch of hobby magazines and tie them all up in a neat little package or grab some chocolates, throw them in a nice gift bag and call it a day. They may not be the most sophisticated Christmas gifts you can get, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

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