With two days until Christmas, I still don’t have my shopping or wrapping done, and I know I’m not the only one in this situation. Whilst plenty of stores offer “collect at store” on their website, it still takes several days to receive your purchase, making it too late to take advantage of that option for most retailers. You could always brave the crowds, but luckily there are still sites that allow you to skip the madness of the shops this weekend.
If you live in one of 17 cities (including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Aberdeen), Oasis offers 90-minute delivery! Just think, you could shop online for the special girl on your gift list and have your prezzy in less than two hour’s time, as long as you order within normal store hours. These adorable leather bow driving gloves are only £10, or maybe she’d prefer a metallic clutch bag for nights out (£14).
Interflora is still accepting orders for Christmas delivery up until 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve, so get your orders in now! The large Christmas cracker bouquet is gorgeous for mum, or send the scented candle Christmas arrangement to Grandma and Grandpa.
Next offers evouchers delivered instantly via email, so you can order them up until Christmas Day if you want and it will be sent to the recipient straight away. They also have magazine evouchers if you’d rather give your loved one a subscription to his or her favourite mag.
If you’d like to give an exciting experience day like flying a plane or white water rafting, or maybe something low-key like a pampering trip, Virgin Experience Days allows those last-minute shoppers to print a temporary gift voucher to give to your recipient until the actual hard copy arrives.