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Seven Wonderful Last Minute Gift Ideas

March 8, 2018

If you have forgotten someone´s birthday or anniversary, do not worry because there are lots of ways to buy a last minute gift for them. The way modern couriers work means that you can often still buy something special and get it to them within a day, sometimes faster.

Seven Wonderful Last Minute Gift Ideas

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A personalised canvas print

Firms like give you with the opportunity to order some wonderful personalised gifts. This professional print firm will take any photo you send them and turn it into a beautiful canvas print. Or, if you prefer, you can have it printed up onto wood or metal. Both look great. This type of service is available in most countries. Many firms offer you the option of 24-hour delivery, so it really can work as a last minute gift.

Most specialist print firms also sell other items. Personalised phone cases make particularly good gifts. Just make sure that your friend or family member has not updated his or her phone recently, so you do not end up ordering one for the wrong make and model.


Vouchers are an almost instant gift. Usually, the moment you have paid for them online the person you are giving it to will be sent an e-mail. Potentially, they can buy something they really want straightaway.


If you do not want to send a voucher, why not buy some tickets to a show instead? Again, you can order them online and most retailers will send a printable version to the recipient as soon as you have placed your order.

Treat them to an experience day

Experience days are great fun. Again, they can be ordered online and the details sent to your gift recipient, almost immediately. For these, you can either use an experience day website or think outside the box and order something like a city tour. Look for an experience that is fun and different, for example, a ghost or Segway tour is ideal. It can even be for a local city, which gets over the problem of transport. Potentially you could arrange to pick them up, accompany them on the tour and book a restaurant to make it a special day out for both of you.

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Send flowers

Most florists are able to deliver within a few hours of your placing your order. Some will happily deliver a pot plant instead of flowers and some are set up to add something like a box of chocolates or a teddy bear to your gift.

A last minute invite for a night out

Another approach that could work is ringing the person up and asking them out for dinner or to go with you to a show. If they cannot join you at such short notice you can just suggest another date.

Access to a personal chef

If you are not comfortable with that approach, instead, you could book them a personal chef for the evening. All you need to do is to find one that covers their area, ring them up and find out when the chef is available. Once you know that just ring your friend or family member and tell them what their present is. Then ask them what day they want the chef to arrive to cook for them. Once you have the dates, all you need to do is ring the chef back, give him or her the date and use your credit card to pay for their services.

More ideas

If none of the above appeals, don’t worry because you can find plenty more here.

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