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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

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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:

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Buyagift.co.uk 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 

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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

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Choose your allegiance with colours: Yoda Green, Darth Red or Luke Blue
£16.99

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

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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
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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
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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…)
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 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

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£29.99

>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
£12.99

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!

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Stay warmed with your favourite face

£14.99

 * 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.

Britain’s Best Same Day Gift Experiences for Her

This is the ultimate same day gifts for her list.

Men – this is a page you’re going to want to bookmark. This page is what is going to get you points from your Mum, your wife, your girlfriend, your aunt, grandma or your sister every birthday, anniversary, Christmas and Valentine’s day. This is a list of the ultimate pampering experiences available to all of us in Britain. We’ve searched all over the web to compile this list, so you won’t find it anywhere else. This list has been cross checked with all the lovely ladies in my life, and each gift has been carefully scrutinised over before making it to the final cut. Best of all, most of these gifts are experience vouchers which are printable, so you can even order them for same day delivery.

1) Pamper her with a Health Spa break for two

Pamperinggifts1Swim, sauna & steam away – £499

 This package is a health spa break for two with an overnight stay. Choose a twin or double room and get unlimited access to all the spa’s facilities, including the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and other heat related treatments. Most locations also have a gym with exercise classes available as well. Each package comes with 2 beauty treatments each and includes a dinner and breakfast as well! Select your location on order, or let your loved one choose the location herself by buying the choice voucher, where she can login and select the best location. These spas are located in Edinburgh, Liphook, Tring, Henlow and Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

2) Relaxation hour massage

Pamperinggifts2Relax with an hours massage – £50

Treat her to a one hour massage in selected UK locations. Massages are all about de-stressing, detoxing and relaxing, and this is certainly what she will get with this voucher. Massages are all about individual needs, so each experience starts with an initial consultation to decide on which parts of the body need to be worked on to relieve any pain and anxiety. Locations include Edinburgh, Huntingdon, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Haslemere, Nottingham or Reading.

3) A delicious 6 course sharing menu for two at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, London

Pamperinggifts3Win her heart with Jamie’s menu – £150

One of our most popular gifts, this 6 course sharing menu for two is bound to make her super happy, especially if it involves a trip down to London! You’ll each be given a glass of bubbly on arrival before you begin your incredibly tasty six course meal. And if you’re not too full to move afterwards, the package also includes a tour around the Fifteen kitchen, where you get to watch all the chefs in action. A steal for just £150, and she’s bound to love it.

4) Give her the royal treatment at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir

Pamperinggifts4A guaranteed winner – £1,250

While this experience certainly isn’t the cheapest, we can pretty much guarantee this is going to be a good time. This package includes a six course menu at the two Michelin starred restaurant, where you can then retreat to an overnight stay in a Junior Suite. Wake up to a provided full English breakfast and relax in the grounds with plenty to see: a two acre veggie and herb garden, an English water garden with natural springs as well as a Japanese tea garden. Before you go, you’ll also be given a copy of Raymond’s cookery book, ‘Foolproof French Cookery’.

5) A weekend spa package for two at the Mayfair Hotel

Pamperinggifts5Weekend overnight stay at the Mayfair with a 60 minute treatment session – £399

What could be better than an overnight stay at the Mayfair? How about a luxury spa package to go along with that? This package allows you access to the spa at the hotel, including the relaxation room, aroma steam room, the herbal sauna and heated loungers. And to top it off, you get a 60 minute treatment as well – choose from a range of facial treatments, body treatments, manicures, pedicures or a deeply relaxing massage. Sleep off your incredibly tough day in a luxurious bedroom and wake up to a full English breakfast, served in your room or in the restaurant.

6) A five course lunch with Champagne at Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus

gordonramsaypetrusEnjoy a 5 course tasting menu at Gordon’s Michelin starred restaurant, Petrus – £149

If she’s more of a Gordon fan than a Jamie fan, this is the experience for you. This voucher will take you both, for just £149, to Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus. Enjoy a 5 course lunch, accompanied by champagne in the heart of London. This is the perfect anniversary gift and will be memory that is bound to be cherished for a long, long time.

7) Dinner Cruise on the Thames for two

Pampering Gifts for HerEnjoy dinner with Big Ben – £156

Having lived in London for five years now and never having actually been on a cruise down the Thames, this is still one of my dreams to fulfil. Step onto the boat and enjoy the glass roof while you sail past historical monuments such as Big Ben, the House of Parliament and the London Eye. You’ll both be treated to a freshly prepared menu, and once dinner is done you can walk around the boat and have a drink at the stern watching the city lights.

8) A delicious meal followed by a magical theatre night in the West End

Theatre_SameDay_GiftTop seats & a top dinner in London – £148

Treat yourselves to a wonderful night out in London, starting with a fantastic two course dinner at a range of restaurants, then walk over to collect your top price tickets and experience London’s West End up close and personal. Theatre tickets include We Will Rock You, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Woman in Black, Wicked or the Phantom of the Opera. Meals are booked for 6pm, with shows generally starting between 7:30 – 8:00 pm and finishing around 10pm.

9) A hot air ballooning experience for two

Pamperinggifts9Fly high in the sky – £400

For a more daring day of relaxation, how about a beautiful hot air balloon ride where she can soar up in the sky and look down at the world below her? This package can be taken at over 100 different launch sites in the UK, so take your pick on what view you’d like to experience best! The day starts off with a safety session with the instructor. Once you’ve done this you can place yourselves into the basket and soar up 3000 feet in the air. Watch beautiful rolling hills and countryside beneath you as you gently glide through the sky. A celebratory glass of champagne will be given to you when you land, and you’ll get a certificate of completion as well for this momentous event.

10) A boutique Escape for two, available in over 60 locations around Britain

Pamperinggifts10 Escape the city in style – £169 for two

This package is a best seller, and allows her to escape and enjoy a beautiful boutique hotel for the night. Choose from over 60 different locations, from the Lake District to Scotland, from Cornwall to Wales. A free upgrade on the room is granted on arrival (subject to availability).

So that concludes our list of same day gifts for her, let us know what you think about this list and share it with all your friends to ensure no one is ever in the dog house again for leaving an important date to the last minute!

Click here for a complete list of same day gift retailers in the UK

 

Last Minute and Same Day Gift Delivery UK

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Scroll through our list of retailers who can deliver the perfect gift same day UK wide. Everything you could possibly want delivered can be!

So you’re looking for same day or last minute delivery for a gift eh? Lucky for you there are so many retailers who are able to do this. This list is going to be the reason why you’ll never have to order in advance again: everything you could possibly want delivered you can get delivered, same day, anywhere in the UK.

1) Red Letter Days – UK Wide

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Red Letter Days is the perfect retailer for all occasions. Owned by Dragon’s Den stars Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones, they stock hundreds of fantastic gift experiences. All you need to do is to pick one that is perfect for your recipient, and select the ‘print or email voucher’ option at the end. They stock so many different fun and interesting experiences – from skydiving to spa days, from theatre outings to zorbing experiences and from speedboats down the Thames to lovely hotel packages to the Lake District. Another fantastic point about Red Letter Days is that if, on the off chance, your recipient doesn’t like the gift, they can simply enter the voucher code onto the website and exchange it for different valued gifts: all of which have the pricing taken off!

2) Interflora – UK WideInterflora

Interflora, the saviour of many many people at at least some stage in their lives. Interflora offers same day delivery UK wide, as long as the order is placed by 2PM GMT Monday to Saturday. So make sure you’ve double checked the time, and quickly get on with the order. Interflora stock a range of beautiful flower bouquets, plants and alcohol related gifts (think Whisky gift sets, or Champagne and balloons), which can all be delivered today.

3) Lastminute.com – UK Wide

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LastMinute.com are always looking to find the cheapest and best deals around, which means you’ll always get a bargain on whatever it is you’re looking for. They stock things like last minute flights, same day discount theatre tickets or restaurant deals. Ideal especially for things like anniversaries, birthdays or Christmas presents. All you need to do is print out the voucher/booking details and away you go! No one ever has to know that you forgot to get anything in time!

4) BuyAGift – UK Widebuyagift

BuyAGift stock a fantastic range of experiences, from segway rally racing to hot air balloons to massages and spa pampering packages. There’s something for everyone, from your Mum to your Nan to your best guy mate who is an adrenaline junkie. BuyAGift also offer a printable voucher on purchase, which means all you need to do is print it out and pop it into a card, or – if you’re not seeing the person today, send it over in an email. Perfecto!

5) Waitrose Direct – Flowers only

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Waitrose are lovely enough to also offer same day delivery, but for flowers only. Pick any of their same day flowers range before 2PM to ensure your delivery arrives today. Best of all, delivery is entirely free!

6) iFlorist – UK Wide

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iFlorist have got a wonderful range of beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets, all waiting to be assembled for same day delivery. With delivery from Monday to Saturday, all you need to do is order by 2PM to guarantee your flowers arrive on the same day. Absolutely ideal for celebratory occasions, such as anniversary’s, birthdays, new baby, job promotions or any other congratulatory occasion.

7) Amazon.co.uk

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Still not convinced? Try out one of these Amazon.co.uk gift vouchers, which can be emailed or printed out. They’ve got a range of different types of gift card designs, from birthday celebrations to retirement. You can also get Kindle specific gift cards, which are a pretty handy present for any Kindle owners! There’s even one where you can add your own photo to personalise the voucher a little more.

8) Firebox – London Only

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Firebox is one of my favourite retailers, but unfortunately only deliver same day in London, at a rather crazy price of around £26 (double check before you check out). So you may want to reconsider the need for same day delivery if you have your heart set on a present from here, but with such a cool range of presents, such as the Rhino Shield for iPhone or UNT mug, your recipient certainly wouldn’t be disappointed.

9) House of Fraser – London & Birmingham Only

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House of Fraser also offer same day delivery, as long as your delivery area is within the M25 in London or in Birmingham (for a breakdown on postcodes, check here). Orders must be placed by 12PM GMT to be eligible for delivery. House of Fraser have an absolutely massive range of items, from clothing to electricals to homeware.


 10) Amazon – Select postcodes in the UK now eligible for same day, evening delivery

amazonAmazon gets another entry because they’ve finally started delivering same day in the UK!! Deliveries are however, only available to postcodes that are within areas within the M25 in London, as well as select postcodes in Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Cardiff.  For a full list of eligible post codes click  here.

Delivery information: The gifts will arrive between 18:00 and 22:00 Monday to Friday and between 16:00 and 20:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Deliveries require a signature, otherwise they will be redelivered on another day.

If you need an up-to-date review of which retailers work best, check out our main page for same day gifts.