Last-minute Christmas gift guide
We’ve got you procrastinators covered
We’ve all been guilty of last-minute Christmas shopping – at least once – but our loved ones don’t have to know that. Check out our top suggestions for last-minute “looks like it was well thought of” gift ideas. 1. You couldn’t pick a more timeless scarf than Burberry’s silk and satin piece. Because it’s so classic, it’s probably on every girl’s wish list. If you have a bigger budget, choose the one outlined with fur, that way she’ll never guess it was last-minute. 2. You can’t go wrong when it comes to black leather loafers. We’re a fan of Gucci loafers because they’re comfortable yet stylish. The ones we recommend are plain with a twist of Gucci monogram. He’ll love these no matter how late you bought them. 3. What’s a more thoughtful gift than diamonds? Nothing – that’s why these diamond “red carpet” earrings are on our list of last minute buys. They might be pricey, but you didn’t think you’d get away with last-minute shopping on a budget did you? These are from Liali Jewellery. 4. If your man is obsessed with his beard – or you want him to be – this “Art of Shaving” gift set (available at Sephora) is his perfect gift for Christmas. Because you don’t want him suspecting it was last minute, add a gift card from 1847, known to be one of Dubai’s best high-end men’s salons. 5. We doubt there’s a lady on earth who wouldn’t be pleased with a Victoria Secret gift bag – especially if it entails a silk nightwear set. Luckily, the store has many small gifts to add to the bag, like bubble bath soaps and moisturisers. 6. If you’re visiting friends for dinner and are really desperate for an impressive, last minute gift, luxury chocolatier Godiva offers hampers that include an espresso machine, gold coffee capsules, and chocolate. 7. There aren’t a lot of men’s gifts that surpass watches. If anything, it’s probably the best you can gift a man. Luckily, websites like Souq.com are selling sleek pieces from brands like Michael Kors that can be delivered in the UAE within 24 hours. 8. How pretty does this Benefit make-up set from Sephora look? If your lady’s makeup-obsessed (which lady isn’t?) she’ll definitely like this gift. If it’s too little of a gift in your eyes, add a perfume set, available in many choices in the store. 9. A wallet is a gift you can rarely go wrong with, especially when it comes to men, and especially when it’s Gucci. The brand’s latest collection entails a golden bee emblem, so he’ll know it’s from the latest creations – a very thoughtful gesture from your side. 10. Flowers are everyone’s last-minute go-to gifts. However, if you order them online and have them delivered to the person you want to gift them to, they’ll look like they were well thought of. These from 800flowers.com are Christmas themed and can be delivered on the same day as when the order is placed. 11. If you have an open budget and want to impress the lady in your life, we recommend opting for a Herve Leger cocktail dress. Nothing says “thoughtful gift” like a fancy dress, especially when the colour goes well with the holiday theme.