Last minute gift ideas

“Where did the year go?” you ask. We also feel like one minute it was the beginning of 2016 and after blinking for a second – it was December.

You’re probably feeling the same about your Christmas shopping, one minute you had all the time in the world to get it all done and then the next thing you know it’s only a few days before Christmas and all you have is an endless shopping list but no gifts. We’ve taken a few tips from Santa’s little helpers to save you from yourself; here’s a list of last minute gift ideas that the entire family will love.

For her (or him)

Jo Malone
For the lover of beautiful scents, Jo Malone has a range of products that would make the perfect gifts. Top of their list of best buys are their scented candles, diffusers, body wash that can also swap as foam bath and hand wash – super versatile!
Call them: 021 425 2258

Chocolate by Tomes
Chocolate is a girl’s best friend, Chocolate by Tomes has gift box hampers where you can choose a variety of flavours for the avid chocoholic. Dark chocolate, milky truffles, or mint crisps? We’ll take it all thank you!
Call them: 021 425 2237

The Body Shop
Who wouldn’t love to bask in sweet scented aromas? We know we would. Shop the best collection of massage oils, lotions and pamper hampers at the Body Shop. Can’t decide what to purchase? Ask for their Tea Tree Oil, Drops of Youth range or gift packs with mixed products – you won’t go wrong.
Call them: 021 421 7521

A great tip for last minute shopping is to visit a store that you know has a mix of everything. Poetry is a great example. Fashion, décor and accessories all in one space is definitely a winning formula. A little birdy told us that their floral printed summer night gowns are a must have, make sure to add a vase or crockery set to your list, or you could just take everything…
Call them: 021 419 0020

For the kids

Toy Kingdom
We’re hoping you didn’t bring the kids with you, otherwise prepare to shop the entire store. With so many options available, the Toy Kingdom has something for all age groups. Choose from a wide selection of their Barbie range or their latest offering, a spinning yo-yo that the boys will enjoy. Not forgetting the awesome Build-A-Bear workshop where the little ones can create their own bear from start to finish. You see, something for everyone!
Call them: 021 421 1192

Kids outgrow toys so quickly; you never know what the next ‘awesome’ toy is out there. Eavesdropping on playground talk could help but a trip to Peggity’s is your best alternative. A popular favourite is their wide range of Star Wars Lego (your kids will love you) or the electric Kick Pedal Skateboard (we’ve also got our eyes on this one)
Call them: 021 4196873

Toys, toys, toys. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it at our Hamley’s store. It’s no wonder it’s known as “The Finest Toy Shop in the World.”
Call them: 021 418 2927

For him (or her)

Here we’re thinking JBL speakers, the latest PS4 gaming console, wide range of vinyl’s and turntables for the inner DJ in him, or box sets of his favourite TV shows. Taking everything would be easier but if not the Karaoke Speaker System would create the best memories for the whole family, think fun and affordable.
Call them: 021 418 4722

Vaughn Johnson Wine Shop
A bottle of something special is a simple yet excellent gift, and it can be quite easy on the pocket as well. Vaughn Johnson Wine Shop has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages for every kind of person. A great buy would be their Duvel beer pack, which has two beers and a signature branded glass. A bottle of bubbly is also a great choice – something to welcome the New Year.
Call them: 021 4192121

The festive season means that beach trips are on the cards, swimsuit briefs are so last season and board shorts have made a stylish come-back. Make sure he’s looking all kinds of ‘bae-watch’ in a pair of Vilebrequin beach shorts this summer.
Call them: 021 421 8523

For everyone

The Watershed
A design destination for all things crafty and fashionable; the Watershed is home to a host of designers specialising in home décor, arts and craft and fashion. Here you’ll find a variety of items that everyone in the family will appreciate.