Seven bargain Christmas present ideas for last minute shoppers

SANTA has checked his list twice, but have you?

Perhaps you’ve forgotten a relative’s gift. Maybe you always leave it this late. Either way, it’s easy to overspend in a last-minute dash around the shops.

Here are some deals for people needing presents in a hurry.

VOUCH FOR IT: Pick a gift, pay then send to the recipient by email with an e-voucher.

For example, you can buy an indoor skydiving experience with Virgin Experience Days.

The price has been reduced from £49.99 to £32.49. Choose the e-voucher at the checkout.

The same can be done with experiences from

Save: £17.50 on indoor skydiving.

GIFT CARDS: Choose from a selection of branded gift cards at big supermarkets.
But be sure to choose a business you think is unlikely to go bust any time soon. If a company fails, its gift cards can quickly become worthless.

Showcase is still offering a free £5 bonus card with every £25 gift card purchased until tomorrow.

The bonus card must be redeemed by March 31, 2022.

Earn: £5.

BE ELFLESS: Create your own voucher. Pledge an act of kindness or promise a treat. The website offers inspiration and voucher templates.

You can also arrange for the email to arrive on a specific day, such as Christmas Day.

GIFT, SET, GO: Many gift sets at Boots are now reduced by up to 50 per cent. Or save £20 on a range of fragrances when you buy two — including selected gift sets.

Food and beauty hampers are also available from Argos.

The Body Shop has colourful, festive sets, or create your own with a gift pouch from £3.

Spend £45 in-store and get £10 off, or £5 off a £35-plus spend, using the code 14670.

Save: £20 on perfume.

DO GOOD: Don’t forget charity shops. Some will still be open today — including Oxfam stores.

Oxfam sells ethical Faith In Nature products that you can make into your own basket of goodies.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals, offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

SIZZLING samosas! This Giles & Posner samosa maker is down from £49.99 to £20 at The Original Factory Shop.

SAVE: £29.99

Cheap treat

SNACK on a pack of Cadbury Triple Choc Fingers for only £1 at Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: 50p

What’s new?

GET up to £450 off a new boiler with British Gas in its Christmas flash sale. All boilers are A-rated for energy efficiency and come with a five-year warranty. Offer applies to Energy or HomeCare customers but non-customers can also get up to £250 off until December 31.

Top swap

ADD a touch of Tinseltown glamour to your bedroom decor with this mirror for £299 from Or cheat with a similar look from B&M for £39.99.

SAVE: £259.01

Leah’s little helper

ORDER your “click and collect” items from Dunelm before 2pm today and pick them up in as little as an hour. It’s handy for last- minute gift-buyers. Find the online Christmas shop at

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