Top 5 Last-minute Christmas Lifesavers
Nobody wants to be disorganised but sometimes life can get hectic and Christmas is always a particular pinch point.
Some people love it and start buying presents in October; good for you – smug bastards. For the rest of us mere mortals however, sorting out presents and cards, food and drink, and meet-ups with family and friends for the biggest holiday of the year can be time-consuming at best, and unreasonably stressful at worst. Every year there’s always something (brussel sprouts) or someone (mother-in-law) you’ve forgotten. To ease the pain a titchy bit, we’ve put together our favourite top 5 services and products which will literally save your lives this holiday season.
You are welcome.
1. ibLE Personal Assistants
Perfect for last minute shopping, gift wrapping, card writing and relationship saving…
We created this awesome new service to fill the gap in the market for individuals and businesses who wants a long-term PA but didn’t want to pay the price or commitment of hiring one.
Staffed by highly intelligent and experience PAs, they will always exceed your expectations and there is something incredibly comforting about handing over your Christmas chores to someone who knows what they’re doing. A bit like slipping into a warm bath, a warm, Christmassy, life-saving bath. So as our gift to you this holiday season, sign yourself up for an invis-ibLE Personal Assistant for just £1. Make sure you enter ‘seasonible‘ as your discount code when signing-up to take advantage. It will change your life!
2. The perfect ethical present – The Soap Co. Christmas Collection
We came across this beautiful luxury brand a couple of months ago. Not only do their products smell and feel fantastic, but their commitment to ethical and environmental awareness is a whole new level and since we enjoying being smug about his sort of thing, we are in love with them.
All of their stunning products are handcrafted in the UK, by people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. They don’t test their products on animals, their soap wrappers are compostable, and their products contain natural extracts, added vitamins and are colour and paraben free. For a truly special and unique touch, each soap is stamped with it’s maker’s name, from their workshop in the Lake District. What better way to spread some goodwill this season?
Our Favourite: Exfoliating Soap Pebbles, made with local sheep’s wool
Price: £7- £70
Order by: 18th December
Buy it here
3. Forgot your Turkey? Pop to Hatto and Son’s for a taste of heaven
You’ve still got this week to get your meat order in at Hatto and Son’s, and their Christmas Order Form will make your life just that little bit less stressful. If you like to live your life a little more on the edge, you can pop into their store on the 24th December (up to 12pm) to get your last minute bird, and you might even be served by our very own smiling BOWER bird Emma! (PS. She is not for sale).
Their locally reared Free Range Turkeys come from Barracks Farm in East Horsley maintaining the same high standard, year on year. As well as Turkey they have an array of popular products including Dry Aged Scotch Beef, Oxfordshire Lamb and English Pork, Home Made Pies, Pigs in Blankets, a selection of Ham and of course stuffing of your choice. Who doesn’t like a bit of stuffing at Christmas?…
Location: Camberley, Surrey
Price: From £8.55 to £12.25 per kg for your Turkey
Order by: 16th December
4. The perfect last minute present – Diptyque Holiday set of 5 candles
Anyone who knows us understands how obsessed we are with Diptique candles. They are the most perfect gift ever invented. Both their perfumes and candles make fantastic gifts, but it’s their limited edition candle sets that have won us over this year. Their holiday candles are stunning and indulgent and their sets of mini candles are a great gift for anyone. With free delivery on orders above £50, you might as well smash it out and get some for yourself whilst you’re at it. They’re also ideal for having to hand for those people who you completely forget to buy for…
5. The easy-as-pie present for the hard-to-buy-for gentleman
Hop online to Ted Baker’s Grooming Room to browse the products that any well respected man with hair should have in their bathroom cupboard (even those who’s head hair seems to have migrated to their beards). The ultimate gifts in convenience and value are the haircut vouchers. With a good selection of prices and styles, they can be used in almost any of the Ted Grooming Rooms throughout London. What’s more, you can print your voucher at home, making it the perfect last-minute purchase! Nailed it.