It can easily happen – December’s flown by in a whirl of working and partying and before you know it, it’s Christmas Eve, the shops are shut and you haven’t bought any presents. Disaster! But never fear, thanks to the wonders of that marvelous invention known as the internet, it’s easy to buy thoughtful gifts with just a couple of clicks.
Best for… Fashionistas
Who wouldn’t want an e-voucher to spend at net-a-porter? We’d be very happy indeed to see one of these in our inbox on Christmas Day. There’s no better place to pick up a bikini for that mid-winter beach break or a cosy sweater to keep the cold at bay. Vouchers start at £50 and go up to £10,000 (yes please!) and the imagery is as slick and chic as the rest of the N-A-P site. Available from net-a-porter.com
At the more affordable (but equally stylish) end of the fashion spectrum we have ASOS who have a range of different designs to choose from when selecting your gift voucher. As well as their own lines, ASOS sell some of our favourite high street brands and up and coming designers making this an excellent choice for fashion addicts. Available from asos.com
Best for… Globetrotters
How cute are Mr and Mrs Smith’s ‘Get a Room’ e-vouchers? Perfect for giving to a loved one (which hopefully means you’d get to enjoy the holiday too!), they start at £50 and go up to £1200 and can be spent at any of the gorgeous boutique hotels on the Mr & Mrs Smith website. Available from mrandmrssmith.com
Best for… Bookworms
Now this really is the gift that keeps on giving – give a subscription to Persephone Book to your favourite reader and they will receive one of the publisher’s beautiful hardbacks each month, giftwrapped. You can choose a six or twelve month subscription (£60 and £120) and select the titles you’d like to give from a list of some of the finest Twentieth Century fiction and non-fiction by female authors. Available from persephonebooks.co.uk