The Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide!

Author - Jane Eyre Posted: 15.12.2015

The Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide


Christmas is almost here! If like us it has taken you somewhat by surprise, you will be pleased to know that you still have time to sort those last-minute gifts!

To help you face the chaos, we have come up with our top tips for last minute Christmas shopping – hope they help!

 last minute christmas shopping guide

  • Make a list

It seems obvious, but many of us head off to the shops with a vague idea of buying gifts without considering who we are buying for and what we might get them. Take some time and make a note of everyone you need to get a gift for, jot down any ideas you have as well – this will help determine where you will shop. If you have already bought part of their present (i.e. socks), note that down too, that way you will keep a track of who has what and will not over-buy for one person.


  • Shop online

If you know what you want to get, the internet could be a lifesaver. Quick and easy, you can get all your shopping done in record time. Be sure though to check delivery times, particularly important if you are swapping gifts before the big day. Also, be aware that you may not always get the lowest price or be able to take advantage of in-store deals. And, if you are stuck for what to buy someone, browsing round the shops may be a better source of inspiration.


  • Ask them what they want!

When it comes to Christmas shopping the hardest (and often most time-consuming) part is coming up with gift ideas – if you are short on time, make life easy – ask them what they want!

 last minute christmas shopping guide

  • Play it safe

While socks, chocolates and gift cards may be playing it safe, they are useful, readily available and remember – it’s the thought that counts!


  • Be prepared

Be prepared for a friend or neighbour you were not expecting a gift from to spring one on you by buying an extra gift and keeping it on standby, think something neutral such as biscuits, wine or chocolate. This will save you embarrassment and having to make a hasty supermarket dash to reciprocate the gift!


  • Save time

If you have left things really late, time will not be on your side so make life easy by opting for online or in-store gift-wrapping when offered. For those gifts you must wrap, buy gift bags in a range of sizes, you can stuff tissue paper on top for a decorative look or simply tape shut.


Here at Bare Necessities we stock a wide range of luxury lingerie that makes the perfect gift!  With collections from leading designers including Lise Charmel, Prima Donna, Empreinte, Marie-Jo, Felina, Anita, Lejaby and Aubade, our range includes bras and briefs as well as swimwear, which looks great and offers fantastic fit and support too.


For super-stocking fillers (we stock those too!) we have a selection of men’s and women’s fragrance available. To find out more or to place an order, call the team on 01332 865554 or email