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. 

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.

This year's most coveted knit would make for an excellent option. 

As would a piece of arm candy from a cool designer. 

We're hoping this'll be the year our Laura Lombardi hints haven't been ignored. 


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

A stylish addition to any table or sideboard. 


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

The stuff our Christmas-morning dreams are made of. 

Beauty aficionados will appreciate this. 


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.

This will look so pretty on their dressing table. 

Have you ever seen a more stylish-looking sock boot? 


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. 

This will instantly lift your winter colour palette. 

Everyone wants a pair of Wandler boots. 

For the right recipient, lingerie makes for the perfect gift. 


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

A classic knit makes for a foolproof gift idea. 

A truly brilliant haircare set they likely wouldn't buy themselves. 

An incredibly chic stocking filler. 


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

These Ganni shoes are trending right now. 

A hat from the brand everyone wants to wear this year. 


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

What would Liberty gifting be without one of its signature prints? 

This perfume will always go down a treat. 

This wonder balm is getting so much hype. Time to see what all the fuss is about? 

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.