9 Last-Minute Christmas Present Ideas To Stop You Panic Buying Socks

From Etsy to M&S, Amazon and Not On The Hight Street, these one-day delivery gift ideas will make you appear thoughtful and prepared.
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It’s almost Christmas and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll still have tons of shopping to do.

Normally, we’d be panicking and bulk-buying socks and pot pourri. But this year we’ve kept our cool and scoured the internet for presents that say ‘personal’ rather than ‘panic’—but that can be delivered in record time.

From pre-wrapped packages for if you’re cutting it really, really fine to personalised gifts that look as though you’ve been planning them for months, we’ve got plenty for you to choose from. We’ve even thought of those back up presents which are useful to squirrel away in your cupboard in case an aunt or cousin turns up unexpectedly.

We’re giving you a Christmas gift really; in the form of less stress and more time to drink Baileys hot chocolate. Not to mention the present-shaped laurels you can rest on for years to come.

Havana Mini Friendship Bracelet, Monica Vinader, £95

If you thought you grew out of friendship bracelets when you turned 11, you haven’t seen this gorgeous version for adults from jewellery designer of the moment Monica Vinader. It screams ‘I care’ and, best of all, it can be delivered by express service across the UK.

Home Gin Making Kit, Amazon, £44.90
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Home Gin Making Kit, Amazon, £44.90

There’s no denying that gin is having a moment, and anyone who is a fan of the tipple will love making their own at home. It’s a chance for them to get creative and try their hand at gin distilling in their pyjamas! Is there anything more festive? One-day delivery available.

Pre-wrapped Salt Selection, Etsy, £35.69
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Pre-wrapped Salt Selection, Etsy, £35.69

This selection of artisan salts come pre-wrapped and ready to deliver straight to the door of your loved one. They’re ideal for anyone who loves cooking and knows their Pacific sea salt from their Himalayan pink salt.

Personalised Star Map Print, Not On The High Street, £22

Nothing says ‘I thought about this in advance’ more than a personalised gift. In actual fact though, you can opt for tracked next day delivery on this gorgeous print, inspired by a vintage maps of stars. The addition of your recipient’s initials displayed within the constellations makes it extra special.

Royal Jelly Lotions Gift Set, Marks & Spencer, £7.60

This handy gift set can be kept in the cupboard until an unexpected guest turns up. The four dainty jars of skin-nourishing treats come beautifully packaged and promise a night of pampering for the recipient. For £3.99 extra you can have them in your hand tomorrow.

Tabblue Bluetooth Table Speaker, Not On The High Street, £169

If you’re feeling super generous, or just super guilty, then this unique wooden table with built in Bluetooth speakers is a sure-fire winner. Your loved-one can enjoy 360-degree smooth sound all year round and you can enjoy the free next day delivery.

ASOS Gift Card, ASOS, From £5
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ASOS Gift Card, ASOS, From £5

Gift vouchers can seem like a bit of a cop out. But tricky relatives and turbulent teens alike will be able to find something they love on ASOS. Better still, the voucher gets delivered straight to their inbox - so you can order it upstairs while they’re downstairs admiring the tree!

Pet Portrait Photoshoot, Red Letter Days, £20

Pet owners can never have enough pictures of their four-legged friends, so the gift of a professional photoshoot for pampered pooches and cute kitties is an extremely thoughtful last-minute present. Get it sent straight to your inbox if you’ve left it really, really late.

Spreadable Whisky Single Malt Marmalade, Oliver Bonas, £10

Whether you’ve forgotten it’s the work Secret Santa this week or just need something small to give to a cousin or uncle, this whisky marmalade literally spreads joy far and wide. Toast will never be the same again.

We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.