Unexpected guests for Christmas. Any last minute gift ideas?


Posted anonymously, 23rd December 2014


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  • Chocolate and a nice bottle of something is always a winner



  • Everyone loves food, chocolates, gift vouchers.



  • Gift cards, movie tickets, chocolates or speciality local food items, lotto tickets / scratchies, colouring in / crafts for children, handmade items are nice also…



  • I normally give chocolates if it is an emergency . Hope you found something .



  • For adults – candle sets, gift hampers, chocolates, biscuits, body lotion packs, gift cards.

    For children – a small toy, colouring book & pencils.

    Home made gifts are also a lovely surprise.
    Any gift would be wonderful as the receiver should be grateful to receive anything at all.



  • just keep an eye on the catalogues, and gift cards are always a good one too



  • Chocolates, soap, wine, flowers, sweets, biscuits, a hamper, a scented candle, lotion, hand cream.



  • Relax mum gift hamper hand made.. it’s cheap and really thoughtful



  • biscuits, wine or chocolates are always handy to have as a back up.



  • what about something you could use yourself a candle burner and have some glade melts and small candles to go in it. Or a recently released novel. Or a small hamper of dry ingredients with what needs adding written on a small card attached to the jars you could have pancakes, choc chip cookies, etc with some homemade chutneys or sauces in it. if you dont need to gve it to anyone you can use it for yourself.



  • I am boring, I always get a few large boxes of chocolates, nice ones when they are on special usually half price just before Christmas, I wrap them, put nice ribbon on them and if I still have them around easter and cant get rid of them I put them in bowls around the house for anyone to nibble on if they visit, I bought 6 this year and only have 2 left, I do make sure they are nice ones that I like though and I did have a wonderful electrician come in to do some work for us between Christmas and new year, he fitted us in on his days off, so I gave him a box, he thanked me and said he would hide them from his kids and give them to his wife, so he was very happy, and it was a random act of kindness that made me feel good, even though he was being paid, but he did not have to be working when he did, so I certainly appreciated it. So I like to get something that I can use up if I don’t get anyone else to give the present to.



  • For men, a bottle of wine, and for woman, a scented candle. For families homemade sweets or biscuits. For children, art supplies.



  • I like to make and decorate items throughout the year like decorating photo frames, stubby holders etc. These make for perfect last minute sentiments from the heart.



  • Hand made fudge, I always have boxes of chocolates and small books for kids



  • I always keep a range of emergency gifts on hand that I can either keep for gifts later it use myself if not needed. I always keep boxes of chocolates, some $20 gift cards, wine, cookbooks, and wine opener sets or cheese boards that I got at good prices. Always comes in handy!


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