8 last minute Christmas gift ideas if you've left it down to the wire

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There are plenty of great last minute gifts you can grab this Christmas. Photo: Getty Images

Left it to the last minute to buy Christmas gifts? 

Don't panic. 

We've got you covered with these thoughtful gifts. You can thank us later.

An Adrenaline experience

All the experiences at Adrenaline can be bought online at the last minute - experiences and gift cards are emailed to your inbox within an hour. 

Choose from a range of experiences at all budgets, from a flying lesson for $195, to swimming with seals for $190 or a helicopter ride over Sydney for $325

Not sure what to get? 

Their eGift Cards are valid sitewide for five years.

pic of light planes on tarmac
Buy a flying lesson for $195 from Adrenaline, delivered straight to your inbox. Photo: Adrenaline.com.au

LVLY flowers and gifts

LVLY are still doing same-day delivery seven days a week in Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide. 

Check their website for more details. 

They're offering a variety of Christmas flowers and gifts. 

We love this Christmas Wreath, $130, and the Sober Santa and Native Posy pack, $65, which includes four Non-Alcoholic Dark & Stormy cocktails, chocolate almonds and a ginger cookie.

Green fresh Christmas Wreath, $130,
A great last minute gift would be this LVLY Christmas Wreath, $130. Photo: LVLY


Bottles, flowers and gift boxes and sachets make up the Sober Santa and Native Posy pack, $65,
For those who want to indulge without overdoing it, this LVLY Sober Santa and Native Posy pack, $65, is a sensitive gift. Photo: LVLY

Clothes from Petal & Pup

Treat someone to a gorgeous dress from Petal & Pup this year. 

All orders are packed and shipped within 24 hours of placement (excluding weekends and public holidays), and if you spend over $100, express shipping (one-to-three days) is free. 

We reckon many would be pleased to open this pretty Solstice Dress, $89.95 on Christmas Day.

Woman with long dark hair and high strappy sandals wears a White Petal & Pup Solstice Dress, $89.95.
Give someone a white Christmas in this Petal & Pup Solstice Dress, $89.95. Photo: Petal & Pup

Hard-to-Find gift vouchers

Let someone choose their own art, jewellery, clothing or homewares with a gift voucher for the beautifully curated site, Hard to Find. 

Gift vouchers are available in $50 denominations. 

They are sent immediately after payment and are valid for three years. 

They have a wide range of beautiful jewellery, including this Double Circle Love Necklace in sterling silver, $50.

Double Circle Love Necklace in sterling silver, $50
This Double Circle Love Necklace in sterling silver, $50, is not hard to find, if you know where to look. Photo: Hard to Find

An Endota massage

Book someone a massage with an Endota gift card. 

All vouchers are valid for three years, and can be emailed directly to you. 

Choose from a range of treatments, including the Organic Relax Massage Gift Card, $125, or the Rejuvenate Gift Card, $285, which includes a full body massage and facial.

Rejuvenate Gift Card, $285
The Rejuvenate Gift Card, $285, from Endota arrives in your inbox immediately. Photo: Endota

A luxury hotel stay with Red Balloon

Book overnight accommodation in a one-bedroom suite at the Langham in Sydney through Red Balloon

It's an elegant harbourside retreat, with beautiful facilities and service, plus breakfast for two in a nearby cafe. 

It's $988, the voucher is delivered directly to your inbox and is valid for five years. 

A luxury hotel stay lobby with seats, artowrk and a large chandelier. The Langham in Sydney.
A luxury hotel stay with Red Balloon is a great gift for both of you. Photo: Red Balloon

Sephora gift card

Who doesn't want a little beauty boost in their stocking? 

Sephora sell e-gift cards in amounts including $20, $30, $50, $80 and $100 which are emailed to you for printing. 

They're valid for three years and can be spent instore or online. 

Sephora gift card in pink with red, gold, black and silver ornaments and the word holidaymood.
A Sephora gift card is a lovely way to keep Christmas alive into the New Year. Photo: Sephora

Fun gifts from Yellow Octopus

Order before 2pm on December 21 for guaranteed delivery within metropolitan Victoria, and before December 20 for delivery within NSW, SA, Qld, and the ACT. 

The Jellycat Fossily T-REX, $69.99 is a great cute find for kids, and we also love this 11-in-one Bar Multi Tool, $34.99.

The Jellycat Fossily T-REX, $69.99
11 in 1 Bar Multi Tool, $34.99, with two mint and lime drinks and bonfire and people in the background.
This 11 in 1 Bar Multi Tool, $34.99 from Yellow Octopus is bound to get immediate use. Photo: Yellow Octopus

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