With Christmas looking (and feeling) different this year for many of us, it’s understandable if you haven’t even got round to finishing your shopping yet. Luckily, our guide to last-minute gifts, all of which you can pick up on Amazon, will make the season a total breeze. Whether you need something for your (remote) office secret Santa, or you need some stocking stuffers for your mum, dad, and boyfriend, we’ve got you covered.
For your friend whose baby is into colours now
You might not have a hard and fast rule on gifting for your friends’ babies, but this interactive book is a great last-minute option.
For your colleague who snacks while she Slacks
Beat the 4 p.m. slump with a sugar hit.
For your aunt who has a ‘phone voice’
A fancy snack for a fancy aunt.
For the girlfriend who you’re just getting serious with
There’s no need for her to bring a toothbrush when she sleeps over anymore.
For your grandad who claims he doesn’t want anything this year
A bottle of his favourite whisky will always go down well.
For the dad who insists on running a marathon in 2021
For your friend who just became a homeowner
If they need something for their bare walls, this print is a Strategist favourite.
For your school friend who’s very into a side hustle
For the new friend from your NaMoWriMo group
Scrawling an inspirational message inside from their favourite author is entirely optional (but pretty cute).
For your (remote) office Secret Santa
This stand folds flat so you can stash it away if you’re not using it.
For your book club’s Secret Santa
For your cousin, who’s a sneaker-head now
An essential bit of kit — especially if she’s buying second-hand from Depop.
For your teen sister who is into vinyl
How about the latest Jessie Ware record, a.k.a. the soundtrack to a thousand lockdown discos?
For your kid’s primary-school teacher, who valiantly Zoomed their way through Key Stage 2
It’s up to them if they need to add something stronger.
For your housemate who steals your shower products
Ironically, you might find yourself borrowing this bergamot-infused body wash yourself.
For your boss, who is not a morning person
For your Über-athletic cousin
Rocky montage optional.
For your new boyfriend’s little brother
For your friend, who’s a frontline worker
Even 15 minutes in the company of this de-stress candle would relax him.
For the sister-in-law who doodles
For your dad who has just discovered craft beer
A gift he can drink (and snack on) is a great bolt-on to a main present.
For your step-brother who just went freelance
For your niece, who’s way too young for scratchcards
There’s no way of knowing what’s inside, but keep everything crossed for the Bullet Bill.
For your clumsy friend with no insurance
This collapsable phone grip is godsend for anyone with butterfingers.
For your friend who is hosting Christmas (over Zoom) this year
Give them something to break the ice.
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