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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas You Can Get in Less Than 24 Hours

Valentino ballet flats, cut-glass crystal decanters and even a luxe seafood platter from the Sydney Fish Markets - if you've forgotten a Christmas present, these babies will be with you in less than 24 hours.

We are just under 2 weeks from Christmas, and if you find yourself reading this article there is a good chance you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping for the year.

Don’t let the panic set in just yet; there are plenty stores that offer same day delivery, next day delivery or click and collect options for those last-minute Christmas purchases.

Even if you picked them up last minute, the recipient will be none the wiser when they unwrap these thoughtful gifts.

For someone you really want to spoil

Valentino Patent Rockstud Ballerinas$870.00

Spoil mum with a pair of iconic Valentino ballet flats this Christmas. A classic style for the sophisticated mum, these black or baby pink pointed flats will make a welcome inclusion to any wardrobe. Treated with the right amount of TLC, these Italian made leather flats will last a lifetime.

Opt to have them delivered to your door on the same day (for orders made before 4.00pm for delivery in the Sydney metro), pick them up on the same day Australia wide (for orders made before 1.00pm), or have them delivered the next day at any metro address in Australia.

Because you can never have too much cut-glass crystal

Nachtmann Noblesse 3 Piece Whisky Set$199.95

Any family member that likes to relax with an after-dinner tipple would be pleased as punch to unwrap this whisky set on Christmas day. This classic style three-piece whisky set makes a beautiful statement on the bar cart or home bar. The crystal glass of the carafe and tumblers is decorative and distinguished, but they aren’t as delicate as they look – they are entirely dishwasher safe too.

Same day delivery is available in the Sydney metro area, or click and collect and next day delivery can be arranged too.

For your grandparents

Royal Albert Miranda Kerr Teacup and Saucer Set$115

A collector’s item, this delicate fine bone china teacup and saucer set is the perfect gift to put under the tree for grandma.

This special set, inspired by Miranda Kerr’s own love of the fleeting peony season and beautiful butterflies, is reserved for the finest of teas. Adding to the elegance is a 24ct gold trim on both the cup and saucer.
Place your order online prior to midday for same day or next day delivery.

For the music lover

Happy Socks Beatles Collector Box Set$119.95

This set doesn’t fit the old ‘socks and jocks for Christmas’ cliché. The Happy Socks Beatles collector box combines a little bit of nostalgia, a little bit of fun and a whole lot of practicality. Coming packaged in a box reminiscent of an LP record, the 6 boldly printed pairs of cotton socks, are sure to add a bit of flair to grandad’s wardrobe.

Same day delivery within the Sydney metro area can be arranged, or the express option promises next day delivery Australia wide when ordered before 12.00pm.

For the gents

Lyle and Scott Leather Backpack$259

Practical, function and stylish, a leather backpack from Lyle and Scott makes a thoughtful last minute gift for your brother.

Crafted from grained leather, the large, square shaped backpack adds a rustic edge to even the most minimal of outfits. It has plenty of storage, with a separate padded laptop compartment within the main zipped section. For extra security, it also closes with a top fold-over flap with push through studs.

Have the backpack delivered to you within the Sydney metro on the same day as placing your order, or expect to see it the following day with the express postage option.


Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet 100ml$198

A nice bottle of perfume always makes a great gift, especially when it looks as pretty as this reinvention of a Dior classic. A tribute to Christian Dior’s love of flowers, the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet fragrance is grounded by peony and Damascus rose, with top notes of Calabrian bergamot and white musk lace. Fresh, floral and vivacious this scent is a surefire springtime signature.

Shop the fragrance online and arrange for a same day click and collect service at any store, or get same day delivery in metro areas.

For your boyfriend

Nixon Sentry Chrono, $479

Up his style game with a monochromatic gunmetal timepiece from Nixon.

The sleek stainless steel 3-link band is ultra-durable; so, whether it is worn at work or just out for play, it will outlast any leather banded watch in his wardrobe. Intricate in design, the large watch face features faceted indices, a 6-hand chronograph, 24 hour subdial and a date window at 4 o’clock.

Get the Nixon watch delivered straight to your door on the same day, or have it arrive the next day with the express post option.

For your girlfriend

Gucci Running G Collection$1130

Make your lady’s Gucci dreams come true – and cement your status as the gift buyer extraordinaire – with these gorgeous 18ct gold drop earrings. Sleek and luxurious, these beautiful earrings feature the instantly recognisable double G logo, polished bar drops, and post and clip closure for pierced ears.

Have the earrings delivered to you on the same day of order (available in any metro area), or arrange for click and collect or next day delivery.

For the table

GetFish home delivery, prices vary

One of the best possible Christmas presents? Fresh seafood without having the brave the lines of Sydney’s Fish Market. GetFish – powered by the De Costi Seafoods at the market – changes the game with same-day delivery, and you can even order your bounty to be delivered on Christmas Eve, with a 30 minute courtesy warning just before your driver arrives.

Order up on a simple dozen oysters, or opulent platter of  tiger prawns, lobsters, Morton bay bugs, Blue Swimmer Crab and more. Delivery is only $10 per order, or free with orders over $100.

Published 13 December, 2017