Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s happened to all of us: you’re at the airport heading off for your Christmas holiday, when you suddenly realise that you forgot a gift for someone special. You’ve passed security and your flight is boarding soon, so there’s not much time. You panic and end up giving them chewing gum, a travel pillow or some complimentary peanuts.

This year, we’re here to help! These are our top picks for last minute Christmas gifts at Birmingham Airport. These aren’t your stereotypical last minute gifts; they’re thoughtful, classy and fun. No-one will ever know that you forgot their gift. Your secret’s safe with us. 

Forgot a gift for…Your Mum?

  1. Calvin Klein One Set, World Duty Free

Keep mum smelling fresh all day with Calvin Klein One. This refreshing Eau De Toilette fragrance has great fruity notes of pineapple and papaya combined with base notes of musk to give it some longevity.

  1. Beauty Treatments, Cloud Spa

Treat your mum to a professional beauty treatment, so she can get holiday-ready in style. Cloud Spa offer manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages and brow and lash treatments – all done at the airport, while you wait for your flight. With so much to choose from, your mum will definitely find something to make her feel pampered.

  1. Clarins Double Serum Collection, World Duty Free

The Clarins double serum collection set is a wonderful gift for mum this Christmas. A unique set featuring an anti-wrinkle and smoothing formula, presented in a beautiful wash bag – what’s not to love?

Forgot a gift for…Your Dad?

  1. Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, World Duty Free

Make dad feel like the gin expert that he aspires to be with Tanqueray No. Ten gin. It’s ideal for making gin martinis – perfect for this year’s Christmas party or any drinking occasion. This gin is sure to deliver a crisp, fresh taste every time.

  1. GoPro Hero6, Dixons Travel

The GoPro Hero6 is a great gift for dads who love the outdoors and adventurous family trips. Now with buttery-smooth stabilisation, improved image quality, and faster performance, this GoPro will be sure to put a smile on your dad’s face this Christmas.

  1. Maui Jim Sunglasses, Eye Love

Considering all your father has given you over the years, why not treat him to a pair of quality Road Trip Maui Jim sunglasses? These lightweight and stylish sunnies are available in a range of colours including black and blue. Dad will look cool and classic wearing these.

Forgot a gift for…Your Husband or Boyfriend?

  1. Taittinger Brut Reserve Twin Pack, World Duty Free

Struggling with Christmas gift inspiration for your husband or boyfriend? Don’t worry – we’ve got this. The Taittinger Brut Reserve twin pack will satisfy the taste buds of even the trickiest of partners. With sophisticated notes of light citrus and brioche characters, it will even satisfy the really picky ones.

  1. Azzaro Wanted Eau De Toilette, World Duty Free

You can’t go wrong with gifting your special guy Azzaro Wanted cologne. It’s the perfect gift for your man! With hints of lemon, ginger, lavender and mint, it’s a fragrance you’re both sure to fall in love with.

  1. Bose QC35 II, Dixons Travel

Bose is one of the best brands out there for headphones and the Bose QC35 II is tech-proof. With noise cancelling, wireless and Google Assistant built-in features, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being ecstatic about these headphones. This Christmas, let your guy immerse himself in high quality sound, comfort and design.

Forgot a gift for…Your Wife or Girlfriend?

  1. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Set, World Duty Free

Treat your wife or girlfriend this Christmas with this Marc Jacobs set, containing perfume, lotion and shower gel. With enticing notes of raspberry, grapefruit, wild rose and musk, this fragrance is sure to leave her feeling like a daisy basking in sunshine.

  1. FitBit Ionic, Dixons Travel

Encourage your love to stay motivated this coming year by gifting her with a Fitbit Ionic – the smartwatch designed for health and fitness. It’s an easy way to help her reach her fitness goals with personalised insights, guided workouts, heart rate tracking and more. 

  1. A Great Novel, Pocket Shop

Keep your missus engrossed and content with a good read this festive season. There’s no better time to get stuck into a juicy novel than this cold and grey winter. Be sure to find only the very best books at Pocket Shop.

Forgot a gift for…Your Sister?

  1. L’Occitane Hand Cream Collection, World Duty Free

Indulge your sister this Christmas with a collection of L’Occitane hand creams. With scents of comforting shea butter, energising verbena, perfumed roses and gentle cherry blossoms, your sister will be utterly delighted.

  1. Furla Metropolis Bag, Furla & Tumi

Make your sister feel extra special this Christmas with a Furla Metropolis bag. Stylish but practical, it can be carried as a crossbody or shoulder bag thanks to the exquisite gilded chain. With its statement personality, she will be the envy of all her friends at any occasion.

  1. Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Watch, The Watch Collection

Your sister will be gleaming like the moon with a Slimline Moonphase watch from Swiss manufacturer Frederique Constant. This magnificent timepiece features an ultra-slim quartz movement with a 30mm diameter stainless steel case, finished with a delicate mother of pearl dial set with 8 diamonds. It’s both elegant and timeless, an accessory she can keep forever.


Forgot a gift for…Your Brother?

  1. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Gift Set, World Duty Free

Spoil your brother this Christmas with the Paco Rabanne 1 Million gift set, containing eau de toilette spray, eau de toilette mini spray and shower gel. This oriental cologne features notes of rose, musk and cinnamon, making it simply enticing. It’s an absolute must-have for every man.

  1. Fossil Explorist, Dixons Travel

As the name suggests, the Fossil Explorist watch is ideal for your adventurous brother. With on-the-go notifications and automatic tracking abilities – the sky is literally the limit. From mountain tops to the gym, this smartwatch will keep him connected every step of the way.

  1.  New Wayfarer Classic Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Eye Love

Why not go old school this Christmas and treat your brother to New Wayfarer Classic Ray-Ban sunglasses? Keeping the same iconic shape as the original Wayfarers, these sunglasses offer an updated version that includes a slightly smaller frame and toned-down eye shape.

Forgot a gift for…Kids or Teens?

  1.        Walkers Festive Tins, World Duty Free

Treat the children or teens in your family with delicious shortbread stars this Christmas. These irresistible cookies come in a charming wobbly snowman tin, which is sure to suit and entertain the gesture of ‘silly season’. 

  1.        Instax Mini 9, Dixons Travel

There’s no denying that kids these days love taking photos (especially selfies) and want things to happen instantly. So, why not consider the Instax Mini 9 for your young one? It combines elements of both – taking photos of candid moments and printing them instantly to share and enjoy. It’s like Instagram in a camera.

  1.      Runway Patch Mini City Backpack and Glam Bag, Victoria’s Secret  

Ideal for the teen who must be on trend with every accessory, this urban-inspired backpack is perfectly sized for all her essentials including phone, wallet and keys. She will adore the patched-up style and totally rock the look! *While stocks last

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