9 last minute gifts for when you don't want to go traipsing around the shops

By Katy Thornton

December 23, 2021 at 10:31am


We're not judging. And there is nothing wrong with getting a voucher instead of a physical gift! Sometimes, it is can be even more thoughtful!

For better or worse, we are a species who procrastinate. The more important and time constrained something is, the more likely we will put it off until the day before. While it can be easy to just get through some things, getting gifts on Christmas Eve can be a huge pain. That's why we've put together a list of some great presents that you can easily get over the internet. No one is ever to know you did it the day before Christmas!

1. Spa Vouchers

If you're a bit late getting a present for your mum, or your girlfriend, or your boyfriend (we all need a bit of pampering) then why not gift them a massage. Spas.ie have tons of treatments available, and will give your loved one that TLC they've been needing all year.

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2. Game of Thrones Studio Tour

If you know a massive Game of Thrones lover, who constantly references the show, this could be the perfect gift. There's a brand new studio tour starting in February in Banbridge that will excite any GOT fanatic! Get tickets HERE.

3. Irish Skydive

If you have an adrenalin junkie in your life, put them to the test by gifting them a skydive. Irish Parachute Club in Offaly do vouchers, or you can take the plunge and book a skydive straight in for your loved one.

4. Dublin Cookery School

With things being so uncertain, it's nice to get a risk free gift if possible. Dublin Cookery School are offering vouchers and classes for the foodies who want to become the chef themselves.

5. Tiger King Uncaged Experience

For all the Netflix binge watchers out there, this Tiger King Live Show, starting in May, could be just the thing. This event takes place in Belfast, Galway, and Dublin, and you can get tickets HERE.

6. Wexford Seal Tour

We all have that friend who would literally throw themselves in front of a car for an animal. For them, why not book them in to see the seals at Seal Rescue Ireland? It will surely get the seal of approval from your loved one.

7. Wine Subscription Service

For the friend that thinks it's always wine o'clock somewhere, gift them a wine subscription from ELY.

8. Blind Pig Virtual Cocktail Making

If you want another risk free pressie, booking in a virtual cocktail making course could be the answer for that pal who always insists on ordering the weird and wonderful cocktail at the bar!

9. Fota Island

Another one for the animal lovers. Fota Wildlife Park is a winner no matter the age you're buying for.

We hope there's a little something on that list for that person (or people) you forgot to buy for. We'd honestly be stoked with a wine subscription, or a trip to see the seals. Maybe make sure your mate is a real daredevil before booking in skydiving though!

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