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This charming three-bedroom cottage in Donegal is on the market for €300,000
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Five Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas


By Holly O'Neill
23rd Dec 2015
Five Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

There’s 48 hours left until Christmas day. You thought you had everything prepared, but you’ve just remembered that one person you haven’t bought for. Don’t panic! Here’s five last minute Christmas gifts that won’t look like they were bought?in a rush.

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Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Shoe Box Hamper, 6 Collections, €35?

Chocolate is your best option right now because it’s readily available in all your local shops, and everyone likes chocolate. Lily O’Briens is available from Dunnes Stores, Supervalu, Tesco, Superquinn, Centra and Spar so you won’t have to venture too far to pick some up. The Chocolate Shoe Box Hamper contains 6 of Lily O’Brien’s finest chocolates, but even better they all come in a beautiful red box so you don’t even have to wrap it.

 

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Newbridge Silverware Elegance Frame, €35

Photoframes are another handy gift that everyone likes, and this Newbridge Silverware frame won’t break the bank at €35. This silver plated frame can be personalised from €10 and comes presented in a Newbridge Silverware giftbox so there’s another one you won’t have to wrap. Find your closest Newbridge Silverware here.

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Marks and Spencer Decorative Grand Decanter, €27

Decanters are fancy and this one from Marks and Spencer definitely doesn’t look like it only cost only €27. Everybody drinks wine! And if they don’t drink wine, they can use their new decanter to make cheap wines they buy for their guests look fancy.Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 14.27.18

Champneys Bathing Basket Collection €43.50, available at Boots

Bath sets are?the perfect gift when you don’t really know what to buy someone! Boots has loads of fancy gift sets for Christmas if you’re doing some last minute shopping – like this Ted Baker Beard Kit (check it out here!) for €32, for the bearded man in your life.
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Max Benjamin White Pomegranate Candle, €19

Scented candles aren’t thoughtless gifts when they’re Max Benjamin scented candles. There’s even a range of coffee scented candles for €15 and a Christmas collection for €35. Find a stockist near you here.

If these gifts fail you, The Marker Hotel on Grand Canal Square has a Christmas Gift Shop where you can pick up anything from a Bollinger Hat Box (two champagne flutes and a bottle of Bollinger for €120) to Irish designer Jenny Walsh’s limited edition Christmas decorations (?15).