Last-minute Christmas presents: 20+ ideas to surprise your loved ones this year!

by Anjelina

We often strive to be punctual, always planning things for the future and preparing early for the upcoming winter holidays. However, sometimes it happens that a lot of unplanned engagements or unforeseen situations arise that take up most of our time. As a result, we may not have enough time to think about and find the right gift for each of our loved ones! Looking for last-minute Christmas presents can be really stressful and cause a lot of headaches rather than positive emotions! That’s why we’ve decided to help those of you who will be searching for Christmas gifts right before the holiday! We have prepared more than 20 ideas for last-minute Christmas presents that are likely to appeal to your friends and family!

20+ last-minute Christmas presents

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We know that every person is different, and so are their preferences and expectations. We also know that you certainly want to really please those around you. Even at a stressful time like last-minute shopping, we’re sure you already have some ideas in mind about what your friend or relative would like. You probably know well the loved ones to whom you will give gifts for Christmas. To make it even easier for you, though, we’ve decided to group the gifts by category, so you can quickly and easily decide what to delight each person with!

Christmas-themed gifts

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Christmas-themed gifts are a versatile option, especially if you’re looking for something to give someone you don’t quite know! But in general, anyone would be delighted with a Christmas decoration to put in a prominent place in their home and remind them of the person who gave it to them! Let’s see some of the best Christmas-themed gift suggestions!

Snow globe

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Our first Christmas and winter-themed gift idea is for a DIY snow globe. This is a great way to give not just anything, but the magic and spirit of the holiday! We’re sure that a beautiful snow globe will adorn any home it enters!

Christmas gnome with LED lights

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The symbols of Christmas are not only the Santa Claus, Snow White and the dwarfs. Gnomes have also long been a symbol of this great holiday and have existed for centuries. They are mythical creatures with white beard that reaches all the way down to their feet, and a long hat that covers their eyes. Currently, the market is full of cute Christmas gnomes, even glowing with LED lights! They can be a great gift idea!

Christmas cushion

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Our next idea is for a soft decorative cushion with a beautiful Christmas image or meaningful message! Combine the spirit of Christmas with a feeling of coziness and warmth!

Box full of treats and happiness

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An original gift idea for Christmas involves collecting several small items in one big box or a cute basket! Choose a box and fill it with various Christmas sweets, chocolate, put a beautiful mug and finish with a message in a Christmas card! We are sure it will provoke very pleasant emotions in everyone who opens it!

Practical and useful gift ideas

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If you live near a large store, take a few hours and buy gifts for as many loved ones as possible that you want to congratulate. Check out a few ideas for practical gifts that people will actually use!

Cutlery set for the festive table

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One of the most practical gifts would be a cutlery set for the festive table. Sure to come into use if not this Christmas, then in the upcoming years!

Travel mugs

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Another gift people will actually be able to use are travel mugs. May their coffee always be warm! It’s certain that they’ll think of you in some brief moments of happiness!

Warm gloves for winter days

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Give a pair of wool gloves to keep the recipient’s hands warm on cold winter days! Think carefully about the size!

Champagne glasses

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Give a set of champagne glasses to enjoy for the upcoming New Year and other important events!

Tote bags

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Our next last minute Christmas gift idea is for a tote bag. Let’s replace plastic bags with reusable ones and help the environment!

Warm Christmas socks

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One of the most gifted presents, but there’s a reason why, are warm Christmas stockings! Everyone needs them to keep them warm on cold days!

Salad bowl

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Surprise your hostesses with a salad bowl! We’re sure it will come in handy at some point!

Christmas tablecloth

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Give a Christmas tablecloth because any housewife would appreciate it! We’re sure it will get used at some of the holiday dinners!

Romantic Christmas gifts

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Lovers, as always, are characterized by sentimentality, so let’s not break tradition. Prepare something touching and sweet for your beloved man or beloved girl, or husband/wife.

Christmas candles

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What nicer and more romantic gift idea than beautiful Christmas candles to create a unique festive atmosphere at the table?

Two-person earphones

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Listen to your favorite music with your loved one wherever you are! Surprise them with earphones for two!

Stuffed toys

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Cozy winter blanket

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Christmas presents for children

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You understand yourself that candles, gloves and cutlery are unlikely to impress your child! Here are the best gift ideas to make their holiday magical!

Paint by numbers kit for kids

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Ice skates

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Chef’s kitchen

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Children’s scooter

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