Okay, so you’ve done most your Christmas shopping at this point. Something for Dad. Something for your girlfriend. You picked up something Mum will like, and you even aced Secret Santa by finding something cheap from an expensive brand — no spending a tenner on scratchcards here. Now all that’s left are the tricky last-minute gifts for the other people in your life. Your new friend from your writing class or the goddaughter who’s developing her own tastes. Even stocking stuffers from your nearest and dearest. Our guide to last-minute gifts, all of which you can pick up on Amazon, will make the season a total breeze.
For your colleague with a serious snack drawer
For your aunt who has a ‘phone voice’
For the neighbour who always looks after your cat
For your 7-year-old’s new BFF
For the girlfriend who you’re just getting serious with
For your grandad who claims he doesn’t want anything this year
For your friend who just became a home owner
A kitschy aperitif print would look great in their living room. This is a Strategist favourite.
For your work husband who hates plastic
For your school friend who’s very into a side hustle
Photographer Rankin, who told us he got into audiobooks to deal with his insomnia, recommends this book on embracing failure.
For the new friend you made at your writing group
For your office Secret Santa
For your book club’s secret Santa
For your cousin, who’s a sneaker-head now
For your teen sister who is into vinyl
For your kids’ primary-school teacher
For your housemate who steals your shower products
For your boss, who is not a morning person
For your Über-athletic cousin
For your new boyfriend’s little brother
For your uncle who’s a sucker for a spa day
Rio wrote about this body wash, which makes showering feel like being in a fancy spa.
For the sister-in-law who’s a doodler
Not too thin and not too thick, these pens come recommended by Diptique creative director Myriam Badault.
For your friend whose baby is into colours now
For your dad who has just discovered craft beer
For your step-brother who just went freelance
‘Being your own boss’ doesn’t mean sleeping in. This alarm clock is a Strategist favourite.
For your niece, who’s way too young for scratchcards
For your little brother who loves normcore
For your clumsy friend with no insurance
For your friend who is hosting Christmas for the first time
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