Last Minute Gift Ideas and How to Gift Wrap Beautifully18 December 2020
Strolling through the shops at Burlington Arcade, I was effortlessly taken by the hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas shoppers. A shopper’s delight, this is a fabulous arcade with superb shops offering a variety of luxury goods. The scene has been beautifully decorated for the festive season and the overall atmosphere is a true delight. I spent an afternoon at this lovely venue doing some shopping of my own.
Whether you’ve crossed off everyone on your list, or stuck in a rut for last minute gifts, Burlington Arcade will serve as a good starting point. A classic gift idea and always a true surprise, jewellery never fails to please. This year at the Arcade, you’ll find two new shops: Istanbul-founded Mevaris and Jaipur-headquartered Amrapali. And from 3 December 2020, 22 of the arcade’s luxury brands – including a selection of jewellery boutiques – are participating in a new campaign called Bespoke at Burlington. The concept launches innovative new in-store experiences alongside rare new products that are not offered anywhere else in the world.
There’s no shortage of gift ideas, but if you’re looking for last minute gifts to satisfy the beauty enthusiast or fashionista, check out Selfridges. The luxury retailer is also offering up to 50% off shoes and 30% off of selected men and women’s fashion pieces. For elegant scents, candles and perfumes that make for perfect gifts, browse Jo Malone: The Cologne Collection offers a selection of 5 miniature scents or style up the home with the Orange Bitters Liquidless Diffuser.
Ted Baker is currently offering up to 50% off storewide on a collection that is exclusive and coveted. Discover all the last minute Christmas ideas you need here. Gift ideas range from stocking fillers and Christmas gift sets, to luxury gifts you won’t want to pass up.
If you’re looking for other gift ideas, gifts for the home are always a thoughtful idea. Shop the wonderful collection of luxury designer homeware that also double as the perfect Christmas gifts at Nina Campbell and join their mailing list for 15% off. For the ultimate gift of indulgence, wrap up your loved one in one of Josephine Home’s incredibly luxurious Ribbed Cashmere Throws. Or take a look at these beautiful new bathrobes made from ultra-fine linen and lined with super soft, lightweight cotton towelling. I think this will add an undeniable touch of luxury in the bathroom. Take note that Josephine Home is currently offering a free gift with each delivery and:
- Spend over £50 for a FREE Spacemask
- Spend over £300 for a FREE pair of Cashmere Cotton socks
- Spend over £500 for a FREE monogrammed Bathrobe
- Get 10% off when you sign up for the newsletter
Buying art work and beautiful art prints for the art lover in your life is also a creative gift idea. Check out the incredibly captivating art prints available at Carmine Lake (currently offering 20% off storewide)
Now that you’ve got your gift ideas, it’s time to delight with a great first impression! After all, it’s not just about the gift, it’s also how you present it. I ended my shopping excursion at the Burlington Arcade with some macarons and tea at Laduree, who are also offering their iconic macaron gift sets in-store. A wonderful stocking filler or small treat!