7 of the Most Thoughtful Last-Minute Christmas Gifts
14th December, 2017
For the less organised amongst us, the Christmas to-do list is far from complete. With food preparations still underway, nativities and carol concerts to attend and the remaining Christmas cards still awaiting stamps, the last thing you need is to tackle the last of the Christmas shopping. This is particularly stressful if you have left one of the most important gifts until last, meaning you need to think of something extra thoughtful and considerate for someone special.
Fear not, however, as here at Image Casting, we have created a list of seven gifts, all of which can be organised with just days to go until Christmas Day itself, yet maintain all the thoughtfulness and consideration as if you’d been planning it for weeks!
One meaningful present that can be arranged fairly late is vouchers for a family photo shoot. This is perfect for young families, perhaps celebrating a first Christmas, as they can arrange the shoot for a day that suits them, and end up with beautiful prints to capture such a special moment in time. Most photography studios will offer flexible vouchers where you will not need to book a date in advance – a vital element to ensure the whole family are available to get involved!
Straying away from keepsake gifts, someone that deserves a bit of rest and relaxation would be eternally grateful for some spa vouchers. Many parents with young children are reluctant to spend money on themselves, especially around the festive period, and as such neglect to treat themselves to a well-deserved break. Book a couples massage or something similar for a nearby spa, and if you are nearby, offering your babysitting services wouldn’t go amiss!
Here at Image Casting, all Christmas orders of casts need to be ordered well in advance. However, you can still capture all the magic of such special baby keepsakes by buying some casting vouchers. Vouchers can be bought for framed casts, free-standing casts, holding hands casts or can be customised as per your preferences. You can order these vouchers from the comfort of your own home via our gift voucher order form, and they can be sent either to yourself or straight to the recipient with a personalised message. This is the gift that keeps on giving, as the lucky recipient can choose their own cast, take the moulds, and lets them be a part of such a magical experience. If you really are a bit of a ‘Last-minute Larry’, then you can even order the vouchers and print them straight off the computer if you miss the final post day before Christmas (Thursday 21st December 2017).
If you are yet to buy a present for someone who’s mad about a particular singer or band, why not treat them to tickets this Christmas? Not only does this prove how well you know the lucky recipient, but you will also be able to plan a weekend out of it, making for a thoughtful gift that you can both enjoy! If you find yourself ordering a little late for tickets to arrive in time for the big day, print out the confirmation and come up with some creative ways you can present them with the tickets.
High Tea Voucher
High Tea encompasses a variety of things Brits hold very dear to their heart; tea, cake and company! For a friend you haven’t seen for a while or if you and your partner are in need of some alone time, invest in a High Tea voucher at a local hotel or restaurant for you to use at your convenience. This makes for a fantastic way to get away from those January Blues or will be something to look forward to in the first few months of 2018.
A cooking course is a great present for a partner, close friend, or perhaps a grown-up child who is finding cooking for themselves a bit of a challenge after leaving home! They can perfect their skills in the kitchen, be it with yourself or alone, and will be able to show off all that they have learnt for dinner parties in the new year, and will be a hobby they can continue to embrace in years to come.
For family and friends who love a challenge or a spot of adventure, prove how well you know them by booking an adrenaline-fuelled experience, be it a skydive, flying lessons, diving lessons or anything else! This could be the perfect way to start 2018 with a bang, and give an experience they won’t be forgetting anytime soon!
We hope this list has provided some inspiration for those that are clutching at straws for last-minute gifts that are still considered as meaningful and thoughtful. If you would like any further information regarding organising casting vouchers for the perfect baby keepsake, be it for new parents, grandparents or godparents, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.