32 Last-Minute Gifts That Are Too Chic to Look Like an Afterthought

Is it just us, or does it seem like two minutes ago since we opened the first door to our advent calendars? Now, we're hurtling towards Christmas Day faster than we'd throw ourselves on the last pair of Manolo Blahniks at a sample sale, with only a small portion of our present shopping complete. You might think this would be the ideal time to panic, but we have another solution: Who What Wear's Great Last-Minute Gift Guide. 


(Image credit: @emmarosestyle)


(Image credit: @emmarosestyle)

Instead of feeling guilty about the fact that you're not quite as organised as you'd like to be at this stage (because, let’s face it, there are lots of other things going on), we've made finding those last-minute gifts so much easier by bringing all of the chicest things from your favourite (digital) stores, all into one place—directly below! What's more, we've also had the final word on the last delivery dates from each brand, allowing you to shop knowing that your presents will reach you in time for 25 December (union strikes permitting, of course). Just call us your little shopping elves.


Final delivery date(s): Order by 3 p.m. on 14 December for standard delivery or by 10 a.m. on 23 December for premier delivery.

From wardrobe staples to trend-led pieces, Net-a-Porter's gifting suite has something for everyone, though these are the pieces we'd most like to find under the tree.


Final delivery date(s): Order by 5 p.m. on 19 December for express delivery or by 5 p.m. 21 December for next-day delivery. 

From standout heels and bags to knits that'll last a lifetime, here's our tight edit of Matches' gorgeous gift bazaar


Final delivery date(s): Order by 3 p.m. on 19 December for standard delivery or by 3 p.m. 22 December for express delivery. 

With beauty and fashionable treats to choose from, as well as homeware and food, you're sure to find the perfect last-minute gifts via Harvey Nichols's festive gift offering


Final delivery date(s): Order by 7 p.m. on 20 December for standard delivery or by 4 p.m. 22 December for next-day delivery. 

John Lewis & Partners is practically our one-stop shop for Christmas shopping—one glance at its gifting page and you'll see why.


Final delivery date(s): Order by 9 p.m. on 18 December for standard delivery or by 1 p.m. 21 December for express delivery. 

The Outnet's gift list features the very best designer presents with money off, and we want them all. 


Final delivery date(s): Order by 10 p.m. on 18 December for standard delivery or by 6 p.m. 23 December for nominated-day delivery. 

With everything from elegant stocking fillers to must-have beauty, Marks and Spencer is filled with timeless gift ideas


Final delivery date(s): Order by 4 p.m. on 15 December for delivery before Christmas.

From luxury stocking fillers to impressive main gifts, you'll find everything you need for a premium Christmas in MyTheresa's festive fashion emporium


Final delivery date(s): Order by 19 December for standard delivery or by 22 December for express delivery. 

Between cult beauty finds and gorgeous interiors, bring the wooden-clad halls of Liberty to you with its elite online gifting selection

Next Up: nine perfect outfits for every Christmas Day dress code.

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.