The Best Last-Minute Gifts

Our run down of the top last-minute gifts for the procrastinator in all of us is bound to make you glad you started your shopping at the very last minute!

With all the daily things going on in our lives it an often be too easy to hold off on important tasks until the 11th hour (like shopping for last-minute gifts).  If you’re anything like us, you may even wait until the night before your friend’s birthday to figure out what to get the most important people in your life.  However, you’ll be pleased to hear that it is still possible to harm your loved ones with presents that feel highly personal and offer just the right amount of thoughtfulness – even if you happened to order your gifts in a minor panic just days before…

We have narrowed down some of the best gift ideas, so you will be able to sit back and relax and still buy your loved ones the perfect last-minute gift!  As you decide on the perfect gift, make sure you think about items that will truly be appreciated.  If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas for her why not impress with a delicate handmade photo frame housing your most treasured memory?  If you’re in need of a last-minute gift idea for him, why not consider a personalised glass and pairing this with his favourite tipple of choice?

Have you thought about a monogram planter?

If you have any friends or family who are particularly fond of plants, you can easily take a simple planter and make it even better by personalising it with your friend’s initials.  Then, make a pit stop at your local garden centre to pick up a beautiful (and easy to care for) plant.

Vibrant wall art is a keeper

You can easily purchase a blank canvas and find your inner artist by brushing your canvas with bright and vibrant pinks, blues and yellows.  Go one step further by adding a personalised quote or message.

What to get a friend with a major sweet tooth…

If you’re blessed in the baking department, why not whip up a fresh batch of vanilla or chocolate cupcakes?  No one can say no to freshly baked cakes and you can add a personal touch by adding special treats like fresh berries or crushed chocolate on top.  Plus, it’s easy to make your cake creations look like they were created by the professionals with the addition of a handy gift box.

Mason Jar Flower Bouquets

You can easily upcycle old mason jars by painting the outside to create homemade vases.  Fill them with fresh blooms and you’ve found the perfect present combination.  If you’re a little unsure about finding last-minute flowers, luxury online florists like Bloom Magic can help you out.  This popular brand offers same day delivery in Dublin and can deliver throughout Ireland as well. This is great news for anyone currently on a late-night flower hunt in Cork!

DIY Candle Holders

You can easily blend two different colours of clay together to create an Instagram-worthy marble effect.  Create candle holders out of the clay and brush with an enamel finish to create a fantastic handmade present that your friends will love!

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