Last minute Christmas gift ideas!

Don’t panic, it’s not too late! I have loved reading everybody’s nice, early Christmas gift guides. It’s been brilliant to see that all my friends have been out shopping, hit the internet and generally done what they needed to do to get organised for Christmas.

Sadly, there are people like me everywhere who just aren’t that organised. And yet, I don’t want to buy just any old thing because I what I lack in organisational skills, I make up for in ethics. So, for the disorganised masses here are some ethical last minute Christmas gift ideas.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas!

1. Head over to Thrashion for fabulous jewellery and accessories made from recycled skateboards. This bracelet is an ideal gift for literally anyone. It is suitable for both males and females of all ages. In the photograph, it is modelled by Lia. The adjustable strap means that she could wear it all her life and it would grow with her. It fits my husband too and it looks almost as good on him as it does on Lia.

2. I recently did a review of a Cottonridge Club hoodie and loads of people have said how much they want one. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a hoodie with a bottle opener in the pocket for the festive season? The competition to win one is still running on my blog but the winner won’t be announced until New Year’s Day. If you want one for Christmas, head over to their website quick to order yours.

3. Last summer, I reviewed a hat from the Tarp hat company. The hat was for my husband, but we have all worn it and we all love it. I’ve since bought two wallets from their site and I will be ordering myself a hat next summer. The items are all made from recycled truck tarpaulins and are totally unique. The last day for Christmas orders is 21st December and they’ve even got 25% off at the moment because it’s Christmas.

4. Wyatt and Jack are one of my favourite companies. I’ve done a few reviews for them and I have also bought two bags and a washbag from them. They make everything from reclaimed materials such as bouncy castles and deckchairs. Head over to their Facebook page to find out the best places to pick up their gorgeous bags before Christmas.

5. Over at Shop Palm Oil Free, there are multiple ethical companies listed. Whatever you are looking for from chocolate to bath bombs to cosmetics, head over there to find out the best ethical companies to purchase from. There are links to the websites of all retailers so you can find out where to purchase items from in time for Christmas.

6. Don’t forget the charity shops. I know that buying a Christmas gift from a charity shop is frowned upon by some people, but if you would turn your nose up at a charity shop gift then I’m afraid we can’t be friends. One of my favourite ever Christmas presents was the teapot that my sister bought me a couple of years ago from a charity shop. It’s a beautiful, functional vintage item that appears to be pretty unique – I haven’t found another one since, try as I might.

Good luck to everyone braving the last minute rush for Christmas shopping. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas.



  1. Izzie Anderton
    December 18, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Here’s hoping you’re all organised in time for Christmas. Hope you enjoy every minute with your gorgeous girls x

    • monsterid December 18, 2015 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you Izzie. I won’t be organised but I will definitely enjoy spending some time with them.x

  2. December 18, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Lovely ideas. Don’t forget the option of buying from crafty friends too. Every pound spend on a small business means a big local impact. I was fortunate this year to be able to buy beautiful ethically sourced mulberry paper decoupaged vases made by a talented friend for less than I would have paid for something mass produced. As for charity shop finds – tea pots or books I’d be more than happy with 🙂

    • monsterid December 18, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      Ah that’s such a good point Maz. I’ve bought the girls some mittens on a string that Tracey made, they’re fab.x

  3. December 20, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Lovely ideas here, i’ll definitely pop over to the palm oil free website. I buy so much from Charity shops, you can find some real treasure in them… I love that you never know what you might find! x

    • monsterid January 22, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you, we have lots of things listed on Palm oil free now. I love charity shops too!x

  4. December 20, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Some really cute ideas here. You’ve just reminded me I need to stock up on bath bombs for some stocking fillers and for me obviously! 🙂 Merry Christmas!!!! xxx #love2blog

    • monsterid January 22, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Ah thank you, bath bombs make the best stocking fillers!x

  5. December 20, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I really needed this. I am so disorganised this year. I haven’t heard of wyatt and Jack before but their stuff looks lovely x

  6. December 20, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I love the bracelet and I think it is fab that it can be altered to fit as the child grows x

  7. December 20, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    What a great list – some fab ideas thank you. I am very disorganised this year! Kaz x

  8. December 21, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I’ve never heard of shop palm oil free what a brilliant shop! Great post for those last minute ideas! x

  9. December 21, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    One year my husband and I bought gifts on a tight budget. He got me a gorgeous second hand tea set for £8! x

  10. December 21, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing such excellent info. I try to be aware of our planet and ethics when buying, especially at this time of year so it’s great to hear of brands like Thrashion and Wyatt and Jack. I upcycle a lot in my candlemaking business and I love to hear of others doing the same.

  11. December 24, 2015 / 1:05 am

    Ahhhhh recycled skateboard gifts! My nephew and husband would both love that! Despite the fact that my husband is twice my nephew’s age LOL. I’ve done a lot of last minute gifts this year but I needn’t worry about the shops as I’ve done a lot of homemade gifts.

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