Last Minute or Same Day Christmas Presents

So you’ve suddenly got to buy a last minute or same day Christmas present

Not all is lost, do not fear! We’ve done the research to help you find a gift that won’t look last minute. Most of these are going to come in the form of e-vouchers, so you’ll need to have a printer handy in order to get your last minute or same day Christmas present sorted. We’ve got options for both a single person or for a couple or family as well!

So where can you buy the best selection of printable vouchers in time for Christmas?

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days is one of our favourite retailers for gifts. All vouchers can be emailed or printed immediately. It’s also our favourite because not only can you buy on the same day, but when you checkout you can select the ‘gift’ option. This then allows the recipient to exchange the voucher for another if they wish – but doesn’t show them the prices. If you’re out of time and can’t decide, you can even buy a flexible voucher  which you can immediately print.

They have some of the best gift ideas in a range of price options – from a 3 course lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Savory Grill for £90, to a flying experience with a Spitfire & Hurricane plane for £499, or take advantage of this 241 offer on a Spa Day for Two for just £55, redeemable at over 30 Bannatyne Health Clubs in the UK.

Best Gift Idea’s Top 3 Picks:
BuyAGift Logo is also one of our top retailers – loved by ourselves and our readers alike! Buyagift also do a personalised e-voucher which can be emailed right to you and have a 60 day refund policy and free exchanges on all vouchers. Their selection of activities is quite similar to that of Red Letter Days, so you’ll be able to find everything from their Top Christmas Gifts, Gifts for Couples, Spa Deals and more.

They also have a great selection in pricing, so you can find gifts from as low as £10 (a UK-wide Family Photoshoot), or a mid-range £50 (55 minute Swedish Massage) or as luxury as you can go for £299 (A London Helicopter Night Flight for Two)


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Funny gifts for millennials this Christmas

Millennials are now one of the hardest groups to buy for. With the majority of them now working and able to buy themselves the basics, how do you choose a gift for someone that has everything they need?

The answer to this is to buy funny gifts. Something semi-practical and entirely entertaining. So here’s our breakdown of funny gifts for millennials this Christmas.

*Note at the time of writing, all gifts are available for next day delivery right up until the 16th December as long as they are ordered by 7pm unless otherwise specified. For more information please double check the retailers websites.


1) Sushi Socks 


Amazing sushi socks for any sushi fan
£8.99 per pair or £39.99 for all 7

As we all know, no Christmas is complete without a pair of novelty socks. And what could be better than a pair of socks with sushi on them? Choose from 7 different designs, including top favourites salmon sushi, tuna sushi, prawn, masuzushi, octopus, red caviar and of course traditional Japanese egg. Each pair rolls up to look like an actual sushi dish and when worn displays the deliciousness of Japanese cuisine at its finest. Especially good for people who have smelly feet as they’ll finally be able to have an excuse!

Each pair is made from soft polycotton and they come in one size fits most (22 – 27cm)


2) Star Wars Themed Light-Up Chopsticks


Choose your allegiance with colours: Yoda Green, Darth Red or Luke Blue

Continuing with our Asian theme we have some Light Sabre chopsticks. Officially licensed by Lucas Films, these bad boys are ready to light up at the sight of every hungover Chinese takeaway day. Perfect for people living on their own, or even better as a gift to people living together. Let each meal become a battle to remember.

3) The Ultimate Beard Bib



No millennial hipster male is complete without a hipster beard, much to the disappointment of whoever has to clean the sink after a tidy up. Bring him back to his childhood days with a bib, except this time the bib catches all those stray hairs that seem to lurk in the soap, sink crevices and the floor for days – or even weeks past his last shave. These bibs have handy neck straps which link through to suction cups which can be attached to any mirror.

Bibs come in either white or black (we recommend white as it makes it easier to clean – unless his beard is grey). They also come with a nice little travel pouch for trips over to the parents, girlfriend or for their next business trip.


4) Calm the Fuck Down Tea
It’s been a difficult year for millennials. As the largest percentage of the workforce they are surely facing daily work stress as it is, but add to that an abundance of celebrity deaths to being completely outvoted on matters such as Brexit or Trump, you can be sure that your loved millennial has been struggling. A tin of calm the fuck down tea is a great way to keep them entertained – and calmer – every time they go to make a cuppa.

The tea is caffeine free so is perfect before going to bed. It’s made from soothing Camomile, Passion flower petals, Lemon Balm, Anise, Cinnamon, Orange Pieces, Hops, Roobios and Hops. Highly suggested to drink as is – without milk or sugar.


5) The Master English Breakfast All-In-One Cooking Pan
With an unhealthy lack of free time and a built in intolerance to ineffectiveness, the multi all-in-one cooking pan is perfect for millennials. It’s so good, Tom Daley has even endorsed it. If that’s not enough to convince you then I’m not sure what is. Save your beloved millennial the time and energy of cleaning up to five pans for breakfast with this wonderful breakfast pan.
It’s clever design means the middle section heats up 15-20% hotter than the outside areas, which makes it idea for cooking bacon, sausages or fish. The outside areas are perfect for eggs, potatoes, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes or any other ingredient that belongs in their breakfast of champions.

>This pan is made from die-cast aluminium with a double non-stick coating, meaning cleaning is a total breeze. It’s also dishwasher friendly, meaning it’s even quicker and easier to clean.

6) A Flashing Pair of Balls (wait, it’s not exactly what you think…)
 Next up on our list of funny gifts for millennials features a rather rude yet entertaining way to keep safe. That’s right, a flashing pair of balls for your lovely bike riding millennial. With the clocks back and weather that seems to be perpetual darkness, safety whilst biking is of everyone’s utmost concern. And what better way to keep safe than with a flashing pair of bollocks that dangle and jiggle as they go over speed bumps?

These balls are made from water resistant high grade silicon and can be switched off with a (gentle) squeeze. Three light modes allow the red LED inside to run continuously, with a slow flash or with a fast flash. They’re powered by 2 CR2032 batteries which are easily replaceable and the batteries last for approximately 100 hours on solid light mode, or 190 hours whilst flashing. If you think these are too rude – they were fully funded within 3 days on their KickStarter launch – showing the world is ready for a bit of entertainment.

7) Toast Shaped Heated Pillow



>Does your millennial have an obsession with toast? If so, butter them up with this toasty toast shaped cushion. It’s even smiling because it’s so comfy and warm.

Chargeable via a micro-USB cable, this little smiling toasty cushion stays hot for 2-3 hours, warm for 2-4 hours and lukewarm for up to 8 hours, making it a perfect replacement for those rather boring hot water bottles. It’s plush and extremely soft and is the perfect winter cuddling companion.

8) The Ray Gun Nose Hair Trimmer

ray-gun-nose-hair-trimmer-funny-christmas-presents-for-millennialsLive in denial of ageing with a nose hair trimmer shaped like a Ray Gun

As we get older, we find our bodies are starting behaving in ways we don’t expect, even when we still feel like children on the inside. Let your millennial live in denial of ageing by making this rather sad experience of removing unwanted excess nostril hairs a lot more fun. Instead of violently plucking nose hairs and crying in front of the mirror, all the owner needs to do is pull the trigger on this baby to shave away all the shame. It works fantastically on any unwanted ear hair as well – double win!

It comes in red and runs off of a single AA battery (not included).

9) A bottle of Unicorn Tears (more commonly known as Gin Liqueur)
unicorn-tears-bottle-of-gin-funny-christmas-presents-for-millennialsLet the tears of unicorn ignite a drunken evening

This gin liqueur is made from genuine Unicorn tears at a top secret location using free range Unicorn by Firebox. Unicorns are force fed tonnes of citrus fruit, along with juniper berries, boxes of coriander and pieces of licorice. Combined with their brand new emotional harvesting technology, this bittersweet gin experience comes with a dazzling glittery appearance, guaranteed to blow the mind of anyone who consumes it. Simply swirl the bottle before opening to behold its shimmering majesty.

*No unicorns were harmed during the unicorn tear extraction process and the gin produced is even 100% vegan.

10) A hot & cold holdable, customised with any face you’d like!


Stay warmed with your favourite face


 * Customisation takes betwen 1-3 working days, so next day delivery will be unavailable

These wonderful huggable heatable bags can be customised with just about any face you’d like to add. If you’d like to troll someone with a photo of Nicholas Cage, or simply remind them of your existence every time they feel cold, this is the perfect solution. All you need to do is upload a good and clear picture of any face with our friends at Firebox. They’ll then get this printed quickly so it can be sent over to your favourite millennial.

These awesome bags also work as a cold compress – simply put it into the fridge to keep cool.

For heating up, pop into the microwave. Once warmed it’ll stay hot for up to 2 hours.

Best Kitchen Gadget Gift Ideas – Top Gadgets This Year

This will be the defining list of the ultimate kitchen gadget gift ideas for any foodies or budding chefs this Christmas. We’ve scoured through user reviews and ratings to give you the ultimate compilation of not only what is hot this year with the best user review ratings, but most importantly the company that will provide it to you at the lowest cost! Whether you’re looking for appliances or simple little things, we’ve searched high and low to find what you love! If there’s anything you think is missing feel free to add a comment and let us know what you think should be on the list!

1. The TEFAL Fresh Express Cube & Stick Food Processor

Tefal Fresh Express Cube

Get choppin!  £119.01

Why we love it
It’s perfect for health nuts and foodies alike. With a super cool design, the express cube and stick food processor is just really really cool looking as well as extremely practical. It comes with a wide assortment of different parts which help to slice them to the exact thickness you desire, making healthy salads a cinch to make. It even automatically adjusts its chopping speed depending on the blade cartridge. From there you can directly serve into a plate or bowl.

What the critics say
It’s got 4 stars on Amazon. The pros are that it’s very easy to use and clean up, which is always a plus on items in the kitchen. Other pros are that once you feed the vegetables in, most of them come out diced, julienned or cubed extremely uniformly. Negative reviews include that it is not always needed (fair point) and that it is quite large if you have a small kitchen.

Where can we buy it
After a search through a range of shops online, Amazon ultimately is the cheapest at £119.01.

2. Philips Avance Taste Infusion

Taste InfuserInfuse your barbecue indoors  – £94.92

Why we love it
Because the UK doesn’t have long enough summers, this indoor meat grill makes barbecue available all year round.  This awesome grill has got an aromatic diffuser section, which helps herbs like rosemary or thyme infuse with your meat while it is grilling. But beyond just herbs, you can also use wood chips to get a great smoky flavour into your meats – genius! You can also add liquid to the reservoir at the back of the machine to infuse flavours such as wine, balsamic vinegar or stock. It also comes with two non-stick hot plates, one flat and the other ribbed. The sloped grill allows for any excess fat to drip out over the cooking process and the grill heats up exceptionally fast too.

What the critics say
This meat grilling machine has got a 4/5 stars on Daily Mail, as well as 4/5 stars on user reviews on People state that love the infusion technique but that the machine is a little bulky to be used indoors. Two reviewers have stated that the hot plate has had issues heating up, but this should be solvable with the one year manufacturer’s warranty provided upon purchase.

Where can we buy it
The best deal is once again on Amazon, where it’s on a discount at the time of writing this post, with a £25 reduction to just £94.92.

 3. SousVide SVS-10LS Supreme

SousVide Machine

Sousvide your way into chef-dom – £359.95

Why we love it
Every single cooking show in the last year has featured at least several cooks using a SousVide machine. The cooking method of SousVide is essentially by bathing it in water after wrapping your protein up in a vacuum sealed bag. The texture and taste is quite different to other cooking methods, and meats such as salmon, steak, lamb, ribs or even chicken are absolutely delicious.

This particular water bath is perfect for the counter top. Despite it being the size of a crock pot, it has an 11.3litre capacity, meaning you can cook dinner for yourself and a range of guests if needed. The extremely precise temperature control means you can always make sure your meat is cooked to perfection.

What the critics say
The 18 reviews on John Lewis add up to 4/5 stars, while the Amazon community ranks this at 4.5 stars. Reviewers on the whole are quite happy, and cite happy children as a key result of the sousvide cooking method due to the soft and melty texture of meats that are cooked within it. Other pros are that it is quite easy to clean, it’s compact and has very accurate temperatures.

Where can we buy it
After an extensive search John Lewis has the best offer, at £359. It’s got a 2 year warranty as well from the manufacturer. You can also purchase this on – follow this link to buy.

4.  Cusinart Soup Maker


This isn’t just any blender, it’s THE blender for soup making – £120

Why we love it
This incredible machine comes with a non-stick plate at the bottom, allowing you to saute your main ingredients. Once you’re done with that you can heat it all up in the machine and even blend it, all in one place. It also has a warming function to keep your soup at the perfect temperature. Imagine the amount of dishes you’ll save with one of these! On top of making soup, it also acts as a normal blender, so you can make smoothies or pesto as well. This is absolutely the perfect winter time gift for any soup lover. Best of all, it comes with a two year guarantee, so this brilliant borscht buddy will stay in tip top condition for at least a couple winters to come.

What the critics say
This popular item has the internet community buzzing. With an average rating of above 4 stars on a range of review sites, it is clear this soup blender combo is a hit.

Where can we buy it
John Lewis is selling these for £120. Also available at a marginal discount on Amazon for £119.95.

5. Bugatti Uma Kitchen ScaleBugatti Uma Kitchen Scale Chrome

It’s easy to see no other kitchen scale can even touch the elegance of this beauty – £110.45

Why we love it
Besides the fact it’s the most beautiful and mysterious looking kitchen scale we have seen in a long time, it’s also extremely practical. It’s 3kg capacity allows for multiple ingredients to be stacked in, which works perfectly with its weight reset function, which lets you keep putting ingredients in and allowing each item to be weighed separately. The gorgeous cone shaped bowl is removable and doubles as a mixing bowl, making it much easier to complete tasks such as making pasta, bread or cakes and saving on quite a few dishes in the meantime! The bowl itself is dishwasher safe, and just in case it wasn’t practical enough, this Bugatti kitchen scale also has a timer function, allowing you to keep track of the status of your dough or oven while you’re at it.

What the critics say
This kitchen scale has been on the highlight list for multiple publications, including T3’s best kitchen gadgets list and the Independent’s best list of kitchen scales. Reviewers of the product online seem to agree, giving this modern beauty a 4.5 stars out of 5.

Where can we buy it
This machine isn’t available via your typical outlets of John Lewis or Curry’s, so the best place to put in your order is,

6. Krups XL-2000 Milk FrotherKrups XL-2000 Milk Frother

A frothy coffee lovers best friend – £99.95

Why we love it
This automatic milk frother comes with 3 preset settings – ‘Cappuccino’, ‘Caffè Latte’ and ‘Hot Milk’, all which deliver perfectly steamed milk without ever over boiling the temperature.  This frother works quite like a kettle, simply pour the milk in the top and press one of the three buttons to start steaming the milk. The inside of the metal jug contains measurement lines, so you can make sure you always have just the right amount and minimise any wastage of milk. The top comes off easily and its non-stick interior allows for it to be cleaned very easily. Krups provide a 2 year guarantee on all parts, which is pretty great if you use it every day.

What the critics say
This frother has come up on several 2014 must have lists for its ease of use and practicality. Reviews from around the web show an average rating of 4/5 stars, with many people happy to recreate their ‘Starbucks’ experience at home.

Where can we buy it
Amazon prices this automatic milk steamer at £111.99, but John Lewis has them beat with a low offer of just £99.95.

7. De’Longhi Magnifica ESAM 4200, Bean to Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker


Coffee beans to espresso in just a couple minutes – £229.99 (Reduced from £449.99)

Why we love it
What’s not to love? The price is extremely affordable considering the quality, with a 50% off deal at the moment with This machine is the perfect gift for someone who loves their coffee. The machine uses professional quality 15-bar pump pressure allowing you to make coffee to the same standard as you would find in a quality coffee shop. All your usual grinders, steam pipes and filter holders you see in the cafe have been hidden inside the elegant machine, making it a beautiful and compact companion to your kitchen. With just a touch you can make your espresso’s, Americanos, Café lattes and cappuccinos.

Set your favourite coffee beans inside and the machine will automatically take the quantity you desire and blitz them up for an extremely fresh coffee experience everyday, right from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have any beans available, the machine also can be filled with ground coffee. De-Longhi also provide a 2 year guarantee to keep your coffee cravings going.

What the critics say
This particular model is extremely popular, with loads of reviews available online. After scanning through a few websites it comes up with an average of 4.5 stars with the majority of users being extremely happy with their experiences. Negative reviews have cited that it makes a bit of noise (though lets face it, all kitchen appliances do). It’s also the number 1 best selling bean to coffee maker on Amazon if you needed any more convincing!

Where can we buy it
Best priced at Amazon with their generous discount. All other websites are still stocking these at full price.

8. The smart wifi enabled iKettle

wifi_iKettleBecause who likes waiting for the kettle boil – £99.99

Why we love it
Control when you have your kettle boiled, just from your mobile. You can set it on timer for your morning or afternoon routines, or alternatively switch it on before you get home from work to get a cuppa in immediately! It’s got 4 different temperature settings for various drinks as coffee, green tea, black tea are all supposed to be infused at different temperatures. There’s also an option to keep water warm if you have a feel like chain drinking or have friends and family around. It’s got a nice little LED panel as well to keep you informed of your latest boiling activities. In case you’re thinking it could be dangerous if there’s no water in – it’s got a built in auto-shut off with boil-dry protection which will keep it safe in case you’ve forgotten to fill it up!

What the critics say
It’s been featured for it’s abilities in a whole range of publications, but when it comes down to it people do seem to have a few gripes and have scored it a 3.5/5 on average. Part of the disappointment comes from it “not being able to refill itself” and a few people citing problems with the lid, which should be rectified with the warranty card. The positive reviews state it’s “revolutionary” and have “changed the way tea and coffee is made forever”.

Where can we buy it
Firebox have the best range of these kettles and stock all the colours, from stainless steel to blue, pink, white and more.

9. Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition



Ready, steady, cook! £267.11

Why we love it
Tablets are quickly becoming a staple in the kitchen, allowing you to view recipes, make conversions as well as entertain yourself while you’re doing all the preparation. This tablet however is absolutely geared for that – it’s water resistant and dust proof, meaning you can keep it on the kitchen bench while you roll out some dough and don’t have to worry if it gets flour on it, or if you accidentally splash some water onto it. It also doubles as a universal remote if you’ve got your sound system on at the same time, or simply want to flick the channel on the telly.  The vivid HD display also makes it a great viewing device for watching things and being a tablet, it’s extremely versatile and isn’t at all restricted to the kitchen! This particular model comes sim-free, so you can connect it up to the wifi or purchase a simcard to use alongside it. Weighing in at just 495 grams, this slimline tablet is one of the sexiest on the market

What the critics say
TechRadar have rated this a 4.5/5, while Cnet was less convinced giving it 3.5/5 – mostly for its water resistant and dust proof qualities. Engadget rates it a 8.8/10, so overall good feedback on this device. While it may not be the number 1 tablet out there, it certainly is the number 1 tablet to be used for kitchen purposes!

Where can we buy it
Amazon again takes the lead with this in stock for £267.11. 

10. The Aqua Zinger – Fruit Infuser

Get in on your five a day and stay hydrated while you’re at it! £24.99

Why we love it
Have you ever looked in a drinks machine to find there is nothing that you can drink that isn’t absolutely loaded in sugar? And as we all know, we’re supposed to be drinking loads of water and eating lots of fruit every day! The latest trend in healthy living is doing just that – by using fruit to infuse flavours in water, it allows people to create all sorts of concoctions: from detoxifying to energising, all you need to do is choose the right fruits. The lower section of the AquaZinger has a blender in, so all you need to do it detach the bottom bit and pop your chosen fruit in. Once you’ve done that, give it a whiz and shake it up. The double wall in the drinking chamber means you can make both herbal and fruity teas or an iced smoothie, and it’ll keep your drink hot or cold for much longer. Making your own drinks means you keep on top of what additives and sugar go into your system on a daily basis while keeping up with your one of 8 glasses of water a day and your 1 out of 5 servings for fruit! And on the weekend you can even cheat and pop a little vodka or rum in there for a gorgeous cocktail.

What the critics say
Most people are pleased with the bottle, citing ease of use and flexibility in design means it is great for popping in your bag to the gym or elsewhere. The main complaint is that it can take some time for the fruit to infuse with the water, but on the whole the majority of fruits infuse quite quickly, and you can refill the bottle several times with water for great flavour.

Where can we buy it
Similarly priced around the web, you can purchase this from Firebox or Amazon for £24.99.

11. The Rollable Garlic Zoomer


Rollin’ with your garlic – £9.99

Why we love it
Chopping up garlic is perhaps one of the most laborious and mundane tasks there is in a kitchen. Peeling, chopping the ends of and then finely dicing each clove can take quite a while, and although there are loads of products on the market that claim to help alleviate this task, the garlic zoomer is perhaps one of the best ones. All you need to do is peel the garlic and pop it into the top of the machine and fill as needed. From there just roll the little zoomer back and forth on your worktop, and it’ll get finer and finer the longer you do it. Once diced to your desired consistency, pop open the lid and tap out the garlic. It’ll save your fingers from stinking of garlic for days as well!

What the critics say
People reviewing this product love it. It’s changed the way they cook – one particular user had been purchased this as a gift from her boyfriend as a joke, but it quickly became one of her “most prized possessions”! That in itself should be a reason to buy the little critter.

Where can we buy it
Pick it up off the guys at Firebox for a nice neat price of £9.99.


So there you have our list of favourite gadgets for this 2014, just in time for the Christmas season. Happy shopping people!

Find All The Top Retailers who do Next Day Gift Delivery

If you’ve left it until the last moment, or simply haven’t had the notice in advance, not to fear. We’ve got a list of retailers who provide next day gift delivery all around the UK! Just make sure that you order before the cut off time. Worst case scenario, you can always send over an experience day voucher personalised to their taste! Don’t forget with all orders if you are sending the gift directly to your recipient, indicate somewhere on the order that it is a gift and not to include a receipt. Some retailers have this option as a checkbox, while others you may need to contact to confirm. If you’re looking for something even sooner, check out our list of retailers who do same day delivery gifts.

To visit any of the top rated retailers below, simply click on their logo. If you have a tendency to be forgetful, don’t forget to bookmark this page!

1. (same day delivery available to selected postcodes)

Choose from hundreds of thousands of products – from the latest kindle to the latest mobile phone. Amazon gets our top pick because there are endless possibilities of gifts to choose from.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our top pick from Amazon this year is Kindle Fire HDX 7″ tablet. £199 gets you the 16gb version that works on wifi. 4G/3G versions are also available for a little more.

Delivery Information
With one-day delivery, as long as you order before the mailing cut off time you’ll be eligible for delivery on the following day. This option is available for almost every product, but some do take longer, so please double check prior to purchase. Typically the cost is £5.99 for Media related items, £3.95 for Fashion (clothing, shoes or bags) and £7.99 for everything else. Same day delivery is available if you live within the M25, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and several other locations. For more information about postcodes please click here.

2. Red Letter Days  (same day delivery also available)

Red Letter Days

In second place is Red Letter Days. Red Letter Days is owned by Dragons Den’s Pete Jones and Theo Phaphitis. Red Letter Days stock hundreds of experience days, available nationwide. From spa days out to F1 race days, there are certainly picks for absolutely anyone.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our personal top pick is a voucher for a 2 night stay at one of a hundred hotels available on their list. Pick from locations in the Lake District to busy London to Cornwall. Best of all Red Letter Days has a deal with most of the hotels and if occupancy allows, your room will be automatically upgraded upon arrival!

Delivery Information
If you need the gift quickly, all you need to do is simply print out an e-voucher, attach your personalised message and put it into a nice card. You can also ask for courier delivery upon check-out if you want to have it sent in a gift pack or envelope. Gift packs cost an additional £3.95 and courier delivery costs an extra £5.95. If you’ve got a printer handy, we reckon it’s much easier to print it out nicely.

3. Firebox fireboxlogo

In third place we have Firebox. Firebox are a London based retailer who have one of the best selections of completely random yet highly useful gifts. Most suitable for Millenials, Firebox stocks gadgets like tetris shaped lamps, Breaking Bad bath salts and Molecular Gastronomy Kits. There’s literally something fun for anyone between the ages of 18-40.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
It was quite hard for us to agree on a absolute favourite so we’ve left it to two. Firstly is the UNT mug, with a C shaped handle. Secondly, with potentially a little more maturity involved in the decision making process (potentially) is the Star Trek Original Phaser – as a remote control! You can control your TV, your iPod and all sorts of other gadgets with it. It’s great.

Delivery Information
Delivery for the next day is available as long as you place your order by 4.30 and select courier as your shipping option. It costs £6.95 and is signed for on delivery. Delivery on Saturdays costs £9.95.

4. House of Fraser (same day also available within the M25 and Birmingham)


House of Fraser – perhaps one of the UK’s most famous department stores, they stock literally everything from fashion to electricals. Choose from hundreds of lines which are perfect for everyone in the family, from Grandma to your wife.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our absolute favourite is definitely a Nespresso Pixie machine. This little machine powers our office from the moment we start to the time we finish. Super easy to use and even easier to clean up, the pixie is a great addition to any kitchen or household where caffeine is a staple.

Delivery Information
Delivery is available for the following day as long as you order by 7pm the night before, which is one of the latest cut-off times between all retailers and earns House of Fraser one of our top spots on the list. Delivery is just £6 and takes place every day of the week, so it’s perfect for Saturday and Sunday deliveries as well. You can also opt for evening delivery for £8, and the cut-off time for this is midnight.



About is an online hotel booking aggregator, monitoring the real-time availability of Hotels worldwide. Partnered with the hotels individually, get fantastic rates on rooms and share the discounts with you. Perfect for a romantic getaway on the weekend.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
We can’t really choose a top pick as the hotel destination is so personal to you and your loved one. Whether you decide to take a short trip abroad, or rent a car and drive somewhere for the weekend – pick somewhere that has the deepest connection to your loved one. If we did have to pick a hotel though, it would be the Bermondsey Square hotel in London.

Delivery Information
Once your order has been paid for your booking confirmation will come through shortly in your inbox. That’s all you’ll need to get started, though you might need to consider booking your transportation!

6. The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange is a family owned business that has been running since 1999. It is the number one spot to buy interesting, rare and tasty whiskies that aren’t usually available in-stores. They stock over 2,500 whiskies as well as a huge range of other specialist liqueurs. They’ve won a range of awards, including the Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
While we can’t claim we’re experts in whiskies, we have quite happily sipped on a bottle of Edradour 2003, a limited edition vintage bourbon.

Delivery Information
The Whisky Exchange know how important quick delivery is and have several options depending on what time you need it by, but you must order before 2pm in order to receive it the following day. To receive it anytime before 6.30pm, they charge £6.95. To receive the whisky before noon, it’s £10.95. And to make sure you get it before 10am, it’s an extra £11.95. Just promise us you won’t open it before noon!

7. Arena Flowers

Arena Flowers are an independent florist based in London. This means all their flowers are hand-made on site by their specialist team of florists and are often extremely intricate and especially beautiful. They are the top florist on our list because unlike many florist networks, they can include much more complexity and unique qualities into their bouquets because only their specialist team creates them. Arena Flowers also have a range of hampers, balloons and chocolates available for delivery.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our personal favourite bouquet on Arena Flowers is this beautiful bouquet of  Avalance Roses & Lisianthus , which is a gorgeous combination of large headed roses, dotted with a deep purple lisianthus. Perfect for romantic occasions or for friends and family alike.

Delivery Information
Delivery is absolutely free, and as long as you order by 7PM the previous night it will be delivered the following day to most places in the UK (if you’re sending it somewhere deep into Scotland you may have to wait an extra day – best to double check). Delivery is available Monday-Friday. Orders placed by 2PM Saturday will arrive on Monday.

8. Buyagift
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About are similar to our second entry, Red Letter Days. They stock a huge range of experience days from hot air ballooning to Segway racing, they have over 4,000 gift ideas to choose from.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our personal favourite is one charged with adrenaline – it’s two tickets for Zip World in Snowdonia. If you haven’t heard of this before, it’s Europe’s longest and fastest ziplining location where you fly through the air 500 ft above the ground. Mountains surround you while wind rushes onto your face as you race down the zipline at up to 100mph – that’s right, 100mph! It’s got to be worth any thrillseekers money and all equipment (including a wind and shower proof ‘flying suit’) comes with the package.

Delivery Information
Buyagift allow you to print vouchers that are purchased from their website, but if you would rather having the proper voucher delivered, guaranteed delivery is available for the following day £7.50 as long as you place your order before 5.30pm. Please note any orders placed between Friday 5.30pm till Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

9. Interflora (same day delivery available)


Interflora is the UK’s biggest florist network, connecting thousands of local florists all around Britain. Choose your design online and it can be delivered in up to 3 hours!

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our top pick is an autumnal beauty, guaranteed to better anyone’s day. This Autumn Sunshine bouquet contains beautiful sunflowers and pink roses, celebrating the transition of summer to autumn. And just to make it even better, it also comes with a box of chocolates!

Delivery Information
Interflora provide free delivery as long as you place your order by 6.30pm the night before. You can opt to pay a little extra to deliver the flowers in the morning or afternoon as well.  Same day delivery is available on a selection of bouquets. As long as you order by 3pm, you’ll get the flowers delivered by 6pm. Same day express delivery is also available between 8 – 2pm, which means your flowers will arrive in under 3 hours!



About (or iWoot) is one of those sites where you just end up browsing it for hours and end up buying things for yourself. There is just so much cool stuff on there – from Star Wars BBQ tongs to portable wine cups to even a doughnut maker. There is definitely a winning gift for everyone here.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
With so many gifts to choose from it’s quite a tough pick, so here are three. Firstly, we have to give you a link to the doughnut maker because it’s simply awesome. Second comes the ice-cream maker, in case the doughnut maker wasn’t quite filling enough! Lastly is this Urbio wall planter, which is a vertical plant wall, perfect for indoor gardeners. It stops plants from taking up loads of valuable table space and looks brilliant.

Delivery Information
Iwoot offer delivery for an additional £4.99. All you need to is order before 9pm and their courier will email with a delivery slot for the following day. Please note that delivery for the following day is only applicable if you order between Monday to Thursday, otherwise your order will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

11. Crabtree  & Evelyn


Crabtree & Evelyn are birthday and Christmas favourites for women. With a huge range of luxurious hand-creams, fragrances and general body care, Crabtree & Evelyn have every product needed for the perfect pampering.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our favourite here at Best Gift Ideas is the Pear & Pink Magnolia Luxury Gift Set. It’s got a bath & shower gel, body lotion, hand lotion and an eau de toilette – you can’t go wrong with a little bit of everything!

Delivery Information
Crabtree & Evelyn promise next working day delivery for £4.99 as long as your order is received before 3pm the day before. Any orders placed between Friday and Sunday will be delivered on the Tuesday. Also, if you spend over £80, they’ll waive the delivery fee entirely.

12. Gizoogizoologo

Gizoo provide some of the coolest, interesting and funny gift ideas. Mostly comprised of gadgets, Gizoo stocks all sorts of items from USB microscope cameras to mini jellyfish tanks to aromatic diffusers.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our personal favourite is the Radiator Booster, as we’re always cold here at Best Gift Ideas! It sits on top of the radiator and helps heat up the room twice as fast as it would normally by circulating air at the top and preventing it from heating up the wall! Though note it’s only good on water based radiators.

Delivery Information
Gizoo have an ‘Express’ option for an additional £5.99, which is applicable from Monday to Thursday as long as your order is placed by 3pm, otherwise your order will be delivered the day after next. For deliveries on Saturday, it costs £9.95 and you must place your order by 3pm on Friday. All orders made over the weekend will arrive on the following Tuesday.

13. eCigWizard

E-cigarettes have taken smokers by storm because they’re finally allowed to smoke inside in the warmth again. On top of that, e-cigarettes don’t have the same negative impacts as regular cigarettes. Nicotine is vapourised within the mouthpiece and water vapour recreates the smoking feeling by allowing you to exhale ‘real’ smoke. While they are not officially allowed to be touted as a smoking cessation device, they have helped many of our personal friends cut down – and save money. Plus they come in all sorts of flavours!

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
The only way forward is with the E-cig starter kit, which is a extremely competitive £19.99 and comes in two colours.

Delivery Information
 Quick one day delivery is available for £7.99 as long as you order before 1PM between Monday and Friday.


Last Minute

About compiles all of the latest availability in terms of holidays, theatre tickets, dining and more. By keeping a close eye on retailer inventories they can help them get rid of the last few seats they may have remaining on a particular night, and quite often the tickets are pretty good. We booked Chicago the musical through here and ended up with seats in the third row at last minute – at a big discount!

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our top pick is a night out in Central London watching the Dirty Rotten Scoundrel Musical at the wonderful Savoy theatre. Tickets come with dinner as well – bonus!

Delivery Information
Your booking confirmation will be sent to you via email. All you need to do is show up with your email confirmation printed out and the credit card you booked on (depending on what you have purchased).

15. Sixtsixtlogo

Live in London and fancy taking someone on a surprise getaway for the weekend? Book a car through Sixt who have excellent deals on car rental. One of our team once got lucky with a special offer and booked an Audi A1 for just £30 a day – way to travel in style and impress!

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our favourite is thw BMW 1-series which is rentable from just £25.10 per day – pretty good deal eh?

Delivery Information
Once you’ve placed your order online you’ll receive the booking confirmation in your email. Then all you need to do is get yourself to the nearest rental centre on the specified day!

16. John Lewis


John Lewis have a massive range of goods and as one of the most famous retailers in the UK, barely need an introduction. For something fancy and nice, check out what John Lewis can deliver you.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
We’re big fans of this Canon EOS 1200D, which is an affordable entry level DSLR, perfect for anyone who wants to capture great photos. Especially good as a new baby gift to let them capture the precious first moments of their childs life.

Delivery Information
One day delivery is available for the majority of items, but please double check when you are checking out that your product is eligible. Since they don’t clearly state which products are available, we haven’t kept John Lewis too high on the list. Orders for fast delivery must be placed by 7pm the night before.

17. iFlorist (same day delivery also available)

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iFlorist is an international florist network who have both same day and following day delivery options. Thousands of florists are connected worldwide, so when you place your order, it’ll be routed to the best florist nearby your recipients location and they will be in charge of designing the flower arrangement to the exact same standards of the photo shown on the website.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
iFlorist have a huge range of absolutely stunning designs, so it really depends on whether your occasion is for romance or not as to what the best pick would be. If you’re looking for a family member or anyone you’re not romantically involved with, we’d suggest a vase of flowers called ‘Sweet Candy‘. Aside from the terrible name, the arrangement is quite beautiful with pink lilies in a tall modern vase. For romantic flowers, we’d suggest a bouquet called Exquisite, which are red roses mixed with green foliage, peach coloured calla lilies and miniature gerberas, which makes for a contemporary twist on a modern classic.

Delivery Information
Next day delivery is available throughout the week as long as you place your order by 7pm and best of all, it’s absolutely free. You can order flowers from Monday to Friday, with the last deliveries going out on Saturday. Same day delivery is also available if you need some flowers quickly for an additional £7.99.

18. Red Candy


RedCandy have focused on a niche in the market – household items. From kitchen utensils to coat hooks and even coloured toilet paper, Red Candy have a great selection of household goods. Perfect for anyone that takes pride in the look of their house.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our favourite item from Red Candy is a multi-photo frame for the wall. It slots in up to 12 photos and is contemporary in design. If you can squeeze in a little extra time, we’d recommend getting it sent to yourself and filling up the frame with photos!

Delivery Information
One day delivery is available throughout the week as long as your order is placed by 1pm Monday to Friday for an additional £6.95. Any orders made over the weekend will arrive on the following Tuesday.



Red5 is another one of these super cool gadget shops where you end up just browsing for hours because there is so much cool stuff. They’ve got remote control helicopters that fire missiles,  LED shower heads and lamps with a remote control – in the shape of a gun. If these don’t convince you, then this shop isn’t for you.
Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our favourite pick is this 39cm Sky Dancer 4 Channel Outdoor Helicopter. This awesome helicopter is well equipped to be taken outdoors, battling elements such as wind with ease (though obviously don’t take it out if it’s ridiculously windy).

Delivery Information
For guaranteed next day gift delivery, place your order by 3.30pm. Their courier, DPD, will then phone/text you to tell you one hour ahead when the delivery is coming, so you needn’t wait at home. For delivery at any point in the day, the charge is £5.95. For AM delivery, it’s £7.95, For deliveries to arrive on a Saturday, it’s £9.95. No deliveries take place on Sunday and any orders placed on either Saturday or Sunday will be delivered on Tuesday.

20. Virgin Experience Days

Oh, lovely Richard Branson. If he hasn’t got his fingers in enough pies, he also has his own experience day voucher site so you can fly across the world in a balloon just like him. Okay, you can’t really do that but there are plenty of adrenaline filled experiences, as well as dining, spas and getaways.

Best Gift Ideas Top Pick
Our favourite idea here is a two night luxury stay in a treehouse in Wales. We thought the same thing – how can a treehouse in Wales be luxurious?  You’ll drive into the Snowdonia National Park and dropped off near your treehouse. Each treehouse is decorated beautifully and fully insulated with an indoor wood burning stove. With loads of beautiful walks around and a pub nearby, this is truly a weekend of pure bliss.

Delivery Information
For your voucher to arrive on the next day, you’ll need to select the Special or Saturday delivery option on checkout. Special is £7.99 and for deliveries anytime between Monday-Friday. For deliveries taking place on Saturday, it’ll cost £11.95. Like most other retailers, any purchases made over the weekend will be packaged and sent off on Monday to be delivered by the following Tuesday.

Romantic Same Day Gifts For Her – The Luxury Edition

Forgetfulness. It happens to us all. Well, some more than others, but who’s counting right? Luckily for the more forgetful amongst us, there are still plenty of ways to pretend you never forgot at all. All hail same day delivery gifts – something the UK is extremely good at.

One of the best ‘get out of jail free’ cards is by buying something that isn’t a present you can physically hold. A holiday for example, or a massage voucher. If the person you forgot to buy a gift for is your wife or girlfriend, well…. you’re going to be in trouble if you don’t get this one right! So if you’re looking to spoil her with a luxury or expensive gift, here are our top picks of romantic same day gifts for her!

1. A Helicopter Tour of the London Skyline with Lunch for Two £150


What could be more romantic that a sky tour of Central London? This voucher is printable, and you can present it to her on the day. It’s valid for two people, so you get the fun too. You start off in Redhill, Surrey and fly over the beautiful countryside before reaching Central London’s famous skyline of Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London and more. The tour lasts for around 30 minutes in total with about 12-15 minutes in flight.

2.  One Night Spa Escape in the Five Star Alexander House £399


This one night spa escape in Alexander House has got to be one of the most ultimate same day gifts. Again, all you need to do is print off the voucher and present it to her on her birthday. Then you can spend the day planning when it is you’re going to go. Perfect. The spa escape trip includes an overnight stay, with full access to the facilities including the pool & heat treatments each. On top of that you get a shoulder, neck and back massage, breakfast and  a £30 dinner allocation per person. 

3. A 5 course tasting menu at Gordon Ramsay’s maze  £150


There is nothing better than a night of fine dining. Add in Gordon Ramsay’s name and you’ve instantly made the night a super hit. This voucher is for two people to eat a scrumptious dinner made by the team from the man himself, Gordon Ramsay. This exclusive Michelin star restaurant serves French food with a bit of Asian Inspiration.

4. An overnight stay at Spitbank Fort £1000


Have you ever heard of the Spitbank Fort? It’s the epitome of luxury. A man made island built in 1878 to protect Britain from invasion, it has since been turned into a boutique hotel out in the middle of the Solent. It doesn’t get much better than this! When you arrive at the departure lounge, wait in style with tea and coffee – or some whisky. When you arrive, relax a little and then get a fully guided tour of the fort followed by a champagne reception and canapes in the Crow’s Nest. An evening meal is included, and you’ll get to sit down and relax for a the nice break you both deserve.

5. A ‘Do Not Disturb’ romantic overnight stay at The Bermondsey Square Hotel – £450


This gorgeous hotel was featured on Channel 4’s show, Hotel GB. This ultimate luxury package is the perfect romantic getaway. Each room in this hotel is named after an iconic song and each room is totally unique. You’ll be able to choose from one of the four loft suites – whichever one best suits your tastes. Each suite has an incredibly plush Vi-Spring mattress, a large living area, 32″ flatscreen TV, iPod Dock, coffee & tea facilities and an incredible Grohe drench shower. You’ll get a welcome pack as well on arrival to ensure your romantic getaway is absolutely perfect. Stick on the Do Not Disturb sign and you basically will never need to leave the room at all.

 6. A trip to Paris including Eurostar tickets, dinner and a show for two at the Moulin Rouge £649


This awesome voucher entitles the two of you to return tickets to Paris, where you’ll be treated to a 3 course dinner and a show for two at the Moulin Rouge. Ultimate romance at the most famous cabaret performance in the world – what could be better? Bear in mind the voucher doesn’t contain any accommodation, so you’ll have to find the perfect hotel to go alongside that as well. Simply purchase the voucher, print it out and pop it into a lovely envelope with a card. She’ll love you for it!


7. A trip to Paris, including Eurostar tickets and a cruise down the Seine River £439


If the Moulin Rouge isn’t your thing, how about return tickets to Paris that include a gorgeous cruise down the Seine River? You get on by the Eiffel Tower around 12.15 and start the trip down the gorgeous Seine. A singer and a musician on the boat sing famous songs and provide cultural commentary as you drift on down the river past the Notre Dame, munching on a four course French menu and sipping on some white wine. You’ll get back to the pier at around 2.30pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to do some more sightseeing in the afternoon, or stay the night as well.

8. A Traditional Spa Week at Champneys Tring, Hertfordshire £1,798


This spa week away at Champneys Tring is definitely going to win you a lot of points. This is one of the UK’s best spas, which is inside an old Georgian style mansion that previously belonged to the Rothschild family. With 170 acres of gorgeous land around you which instantly inspire the theme of the week: holistic wellbeing. Over your stay here you’ll get usage of the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, a whirlpool, tennis courts and you’ll also be able to join one of the twenty fitness & wellbeing classes they hold each day. There are also a range of treatments included with this package, including a health appraisal and skincare analysis, three lifestyle seminars, three massages and two facials, three ‘Thalassotherapy’ pool sessions (a mineral rich pool with hydrotherapy jets in to both stimulate and tone your muscles – a great treatment for cellulite, arthritis and muscular or joint pain), as well as a scalp massage and a body wrap. In shorter words, you’ll be treated to the ultimate blissful week in a location enjoyed by the likes of celebrities!

9. A 15,000 ft Tandem Skydive – the highest skydive in the world without an oxygen tank! £279


If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous, how about the world’s highest skydive? Set in Devon, you’ll be taught all the ropes before being taken up in the sky. Once up there, strap yourself in and your tandem partner/trainer will do the rest. Once you jump out, you’ll be free falling for almost two miles! After the two mile mark the parachute will pop up and you can peacefully glide back down into the countryside for the last mile of your decent. It’s the ultimate trip of your lifetime and something that will definitely never be forgotten. You can also get DVD footage of the journey or photos as well.

10. A Jetskiing Experience for Two £109


This awesome experience is available in two locations, Reading and Tattershall. Once you get up to the lake, present your gift voucher and you’ll be issued with a wet suit and life jacket. Once you’re set, you’ll be shown by an instructor how to maneuver the machines safely. If you go to the Reading location, you can choose from a Jet Bike, Jet Ribs and Jet Skis. In Tattershall you can only choose the Jet Ski itself though. Once you’re confident enough in your learning you’ll be escorted to the race track, where you can speed back and forth on your own and feel the adrenaline of going so fast in water!

 11. Traditional Red Roses in a gorgeous hand tied bouquet £159samedayluxurygifts_11

And finally of course, no romantic celebration is complete without red roses. The perfect romantic same day gift for her, this gorgeous bunch has 50 large headed red roses, decorated with some palm and steel grass. Order with Interflora before 3pm on the same day, Monday to Saturday and you’ll get the flowers delivered on the same day. If you’re particularly late, just blame the florist! She’ll never know!

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, don’t forget to check our our same day delivery gifts page for a collection of retailers who can still deliver a gift today.

10 Best Gifts For Freshers Starting University

New Uni students have it hard. It’s the first time they’ll ever have to do their washing unsupervised. It’ll be the first dinner they cook – but more importantly, it’ll be the biggest party they’ve ever had. You can’t keep them safe forever, so a parting gift is a great reminder that everyone at home misses them and is thinking of them. Here are some ideas for our lovely freshers:


1. The ultimate outdoor speaker – both water resistant and shock proof. 

Veho_Speaker_uniThe University Party Speaker – £79.99

2. The laundry punching bag 


The punching bag to end all punching bags £19.99

3. Ultimate Animal Masks – they’re going to end up with one whether you buy it for them or not…. 


Stop horsin around…. £24.99

4. The ultimate hoodie pillow


 Keep your head warm at night, and listen to music as well – £24.99

5. The Zombie Survival Guide


Because, who doesn’t want to stay alive if there’s a zombie apocalypse?   £11.99

6. Portable Table Tennis


Challenge your friends to table tennis on a rainy day – £39.99

7. The Game of Thrones … Periodic table


Challenge your friends to who knows the Seven Kingdoms best – £19.99 for print only, £34.99 for the black frame as well

8. This cool LED wood block clock

Wood Block Clock, Blue LEDShows the temperature, the time & date. Simply click your fingers to show the time. Comes in matte black or walnut £29.99

9. This cool American styled jar cocktail shaker

jar cocktail shaker

No university flat is ever complete without a cocktail shaker. And this one is bloody awesome. £29.99

10. The auto-sealing travel mug, so they can have a hot cuppa while driving home

autoseal thermos travel mug

Make sure they’re comfy on their first long drive home. The cool design is also spill proof, making it the perfect front seat companion – £29.99

11. One for (mostly) the boys – this awesome Stinger 3 Channel Gyro Missile is going to make instant friends

remote helicopter with missiles

This bad boy actually fires (small and safe) missiles, meaning every trip to the park will be amazing   £29.95

12. A beautiful knife set – in the shape of Samurai swords

Samurai Knife Set

A must have for any martial arts fan and any university flat kitchen £39.95


15 BRILLIANT gifts you can print out or get delivered for Mum

You’ll be one of her favourite children of the year with this list, we promise! All you need to do is browse through and pick the best Mother’s Day gift for your Mum. Simply order online for delivery to her house, or even better, print or email the gift certificate and give it to her yourself this Sunday.


Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen 

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen


Who’s mum doesn’t love Jamie? Treat her to a six course tasting menu for just £150.
Print this voucher out and bring it with you to see Mum on Sunday.

Every mother has one of these, but now the tin is no longer a deceiving box of biscuits


Finally, a place to store random crap. It’s made with rat resistant metal, so they won’t get into the box. Yay. Perfect for those things that your Mum keeps but never uses and refuses to throw away. £10.99
Same day delivery available in London, or next day delivery in the UK. Place your order before 7PM and forget it, they’re not delivering on Sunday, so get in early!

Gordon Ramsay’s Foxtrot Oscar

Foxtrot OscarIf Mum’s not a Jamie fan, she has to be a Gordon Fan. Try out this three course menu with a courtesy Bellini, at just £66 for two
Print or email the voucher over to Mum to enjoy

Did someone say spa day?


Test out Champneys Spa Day at £100 over selected locations in the UK – a sure winner.
Print or email this out for Mum to enjoy, and see if she’ll be kind enough to take you too….

How about an overnight stay at a boutique establishment, with dinner for two included?

Pamperinggifts10Choose from loads of locations, from London to Cornwall or from Loch Lomond to Brighton for just £230 for two
Treat Mum and Dad, or Mum and a friend to a visit to her choice of hotel and location. Lake District, Cornwall, Scotland – the choices are huge and the hotels are divine.

For the Mum that loves to cook. And is a little OCD about it.

OCD Chef Chopping Board Measurements

This awesome chopping board contains all the measurements needed to get the exact measurements and angles needed for julienning.. and stuff. £19.99 from Firebox
Get it delivered same day in London (excluding Sundays), or next day for the rest of the UK

The Classic Mother’s Watch

tissot-mothersdayMother’s Day presents don’t get much classier than this.  Get this watch for £470.00 from John Lewis.
They offer next day delivery, or click and collect online. Purchase online, pick it up in store. Perfecto.

So she doesn’t like Jamie. Or Gordon. How about Marco?


Choose from two of Pierre White’s restaurants – it’s just £50 for a three course meal for two, plus a cocktail each!
You can’t go wrong with that. Print it out, stick it in a card – done!

For the more Adventurous Mum… How about a hot air balloon experience?


For £299, your mother and a special person she picks get to fly way up into the sky to watch down on the world below.
Better hope she picks you. The whole experience lasts 3-4 hours and you can ride these in a huge range of locations throughout the UK.

What Mum doesn’t love hand cream and all that type of stuff?

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Even if you don’t know what all the bottles are, it’s on special. This gift set is worth £113, but Crabtree and Evelyn know Mum’s love it so are selling it at an awesome £70.00
For those that are interested, it’s got: Rose Perfume, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and 3 different soaps to try out. Best of all – they do next day delivery.

Take her up to the top of the Shard, and have lunch watching over London

£100 for the two of you, including lunch. The viewing deck is 244m high, so let’s hope neither of you are scared of heights.
Print out the voucher and let her book it for a sunny summery day. No one wants to be up there in the cold!

For the busy Mum who needs a bit of sunshine in the morning

Lumie Sunlight Alarm ClockThis gadget is pretty damn cool. It emulates sunlight before the set alarm goes off, allowing the body to wake up naturally every day, even if there’s never any sun. £89.99 from Firebox
Absolutely awesome. It also has a radio function and the alarm can be set to a soothing chorus of birds. It also soothes you to sleep with sounds of waves or white noise. All in all, I kind of want one for myself now.

And the flowers…. don’t forget the flowers

Violet_BouquetThis violet bouquet comes from the lovely chaps at Arena Flowers – £34.99 + £6.98 for delivery ON Mother’s Day itself

Classy flowers to make up for those Tesco ones you got last year…

Luxury Flowers for Mum

Flower arrangements don’t look much better than this. And for £99.99, they bloody better. 
You can include chocolates or champers with the order, and Interflora will even deliver on Sunday itself. £14.99 for AM delivery (9am-noon) or £6.99 for all day delivery (9am – 6pm)

And finally… a boutique arrangement she’ll love (or pretend to at least)


Choose from Standard @ £49.90, Medium@ £59.90 (pictured) or Large @ £69.90.  £5.90 for the fancy fishbowl vase as well.
Oh, but guess what. iFlorist are kind enough to offer free delivery on Sunday. So that’s pretty good.

Wishing you all the best of luck getting your Mum the present she deserves this Mother’s Day. What my mum always says is that she wants something personal to her, so why not make her a macaroni picture frame with an old and new photo of the two of you, alongside her gift. She will appreciate it!

A Bitcoin for Christmas?


If you’ve read the news in the last four months, you’ll know the hottest investment this year is the Bitcoin. Started in 2009 by a developer known as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, this red hot virtual currency has gone from zero to being worth over £668 per bitcoin (BTC). There was a story about the guy who bought $30 USD of Bitcoin’s in 2009 for a project, forgot about them and then realised this year he had over 900,000 EUR. There was another story about a Bitcoin miner who lost several million pounds worth of Bitcoins when he accidentally chucked out his PC. The stories go on, but the main interest in these stories are from people who just wished they had invested in them back in 2009.

Bitcoin paved the way for tens of other virtual currencies to emerge. There’s now Litecoin (LTC) – being touted as ‘the silver to Bitcoin’s gold’. There’s Feathercoin (FTC), by a man in Oxford. There’s tens of different acronyms for virtual coins which have all emerged and begun to gain significant value on the marketplace today. With the US dollar plummeting, and a worldwide frustration with such heavily regulated currencies, there’s only one place to turn.

So this year, I’m exploring what the options of giving a portion of digital currency to someone as a present for Christmas would be like. I invested £100 to play about with, and quickly lost a bit of money. As someone who has never invested in the stock market, I found the learning curve steep – yet not steep enough to steer clear from. I kept going with the money I had left and begun to realise what the market was like. I watched the market like a hawk: a tabbed browser constantly open through my work day just to check the fluctuation in prices. It was fun, and slowly I started making some money back and broke even. It was a great experience – I’m still playing around with it, and while I may not have made very much right now, I do have hopes that one of the currencies I invested in will take off in the future.

This learning experience is a rather fantastic one for young people who may not have any experience with investing their money, which made me realise what a prime present this would be. While BTC has shot through the roof in price, there are a plethora of other currencies you could buy as a gift for someone. Set up an account and deposit some money into it and give someone the login for Christmas. Sure – they can take the money straight out and cash it for a real present, but chances are that they will start researching into which currencies might yield the biggest profits. If they lose all the money – a lesson has still been learnt, and they may be more risk adverse in the future, opting to hedge their bets on safer options. If they end up gaining money – hey, you might even get a drink back from them in a couple years when they’re loaded! Either way, it’s an incredibly educational present – and an educational present in a fun way. While the stock market generally fluctuates mildly on a day-to-day basis, the virtual currency exchange right now swings back and forth, giving ample time for people to sell high and buy low and learn all the ins and outs of investing while not risking a penny of their own money.

To find out more about setting up an account to do this, you can have a look through the following sites: