Genius Gift Ideas For Those Who Left It to the Last Minute (Again)


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So, you (yet again) didn’t take advantage of the Black Friday, Cyber Monday and many other sales in the lead-up to Christmas, and are now scrambling to buy presents. You’re fully aware you have less than a week now and are certainly feeling the panic.

What to buy? Not to worry, we’ve got you sorted. Ahead, we share some of our favourite gift ideas for loved ones that you can get in time for December 25 and, even better, won’t showcase the fact they’re a last-minute purchase.

Related: Here Are the Meaningful Gifts Our Team Have on Their Wishlist This Christmas

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RedBalloon Voucher

Experiences make for great gifts, not to mention can be fairly easy to organise if you’ve left it to the last minute. Grab a RedBalloon voucher with either the specific experience or a value you decide. Experiences include everything from animal encounters and adventure sports, to fine dining lunches and scenic cruises. Vouchers are valid for five years.

RedBalloon Seaplane
Image: RedBalloon

Birth Chart Reading

Whether your loved one is into astrology or not, they’ll likely be interested in what a one-on-one session with an expert astrologer will tell them about their life. Book them a 90-minute online reading, $200, with Alex at Lusid who will help them understand their personal cosmic journey.

Tiny House Stay

Tiny houses make for great getaways for wired folks, so if that description fits one of your loved ones, consider getting them a stay. Unyoked offer tiny homes all around Australia, some without phone reception and some even pet-friendly. Get your giftee a ‘prescription to the wilderness’ gift card with your choice of value and an add-on of a ‘remedy kit’.


Designer Dinnerware

While this gift idea does require you to leave the house to buy in-person (purchasing online might be too risky) and requires you to be in or visit Sydney, it’s still worth noting because it makes for some pretty quality presents.

Much-loved online homewares brands In The Roundhouse and No.22 are both holding pop-up stores in the lead-up to Christmas. In The Roundhouse’s pop-up is located at Westfield Bondi Junction near David Jones. No.22’s is on level 5 at 58 Riley Street in Darlinghurst.

In The Roundhouse fish platter

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