Last-minute Christmas gift ideas


Here are some last-minute gift ideas that you can order online and don't require wrapping! Both Clare and myself came into Classlist HQ yesterday weighed down by the mental load of being working parents with three kids each and way behind with our Christmas shopping. As we realised we didn’t have enough time to choose thoughtful gifts and meet any of the last delivery deadlines, a mild panic permeated across the office to say the least. 

Our mission at Classlist is to make parent life easier and schools community stronger. As we started to book last minute experiential gifts for our loved ones, we thought we would share our shortlist of personal recommendations. We would like to help make your Christmas preparations a little easier and a bit less stressful. Not only will you not have to worry about being around for deliveries, you will get kudos for gifts that are more eco-friendly, less materialistic orientated and on-trend, too!


Interesting Christmas gift ideas

Guardian Masterclasses – choose from a range of classes to cater to every passion

Techpixies – social media training helping women to upskill

Neals Yard – fragrance and aromatherapy classes

Wildfood – learn how to locate and prepare wild growing food

Shoot Gardening – an ideal gift for an experienced or novice gardener

Naked Wines – discover new exciting wines in 2020

Craft Gin Club – surprise box of gin, garnishes and savoury snacks

The Pip Box – vegan and cruelty-free beauty products

Curiosity Box - science and engineering activities for youngsters

Ecoco Box– eco friendly products 

Tinngly – CO2 offset around the world experiences

Yoga retreats – yoga vouchers


The Week and The Week Junior – weekly news for adults and young people

The Phoenix – high quality weekly comic for girls and boys aged 7 -14

New Scientist – perfect for teenagers considering their university options 

New parents – we wish this was around in our day:

Fit Bump Box– all the kit to keep healthy during pregnancy 

Bookabees – monthly box of handpicked books and activities

Beautiful Baby Box – mixture of toys, skincare and clothes

Gifts for family abroad:

T2tea – deliver virtually everywhere 

Book Depository – free delivery worldwide

Give a day out:

Theatre gift vouchers 

Activity Gift– Activities for all

National Trust– great family days out every weekend

Art Fund – national art pass

Merlin annual pass – theme park passes

A gift that helps others:

Unicef Paddington Bear parcels - send presents to children around the world who need them

Oxfam - support mums and babies in war zones

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