By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Ryan Jorgensen/123rf.com
It's Christmas Eve morning and your stomach sinks.
You STILL haven't finished your Christmas shopping and the last thing you want to do is battle the crowds at the shops.
So we've compiled a list of last minute Christmas gift idea's that can be purchased from the comfort of your own home, or from shops out of regular business hours.
Suddenly, the impending doom of last minute shopping isn't so overwhelming!
* Cinema tickets
Everyone likes going to the movies, right? Why not buy a voucher from your local cinema. This can be done online, or from the cinema itself. It's a great gift for family and friends young and old. We all know how life gets in the way, and we don't put time aside to treat ourselves. So, this is the perfect way to do that! And the giftee can use the voucher to pick whatever movie they like.
* Photo book voucher
We all take so many photo's on our phones and cameras these days, but rarely get around to actually doing anything with them. There's stacks of websites you can buy photo book vouchers from, so all those photo's can finally be displayed! Just google "photo books", and take your pick! Your family and friends will appreciate the practicality of this one!
* Bunnings voucher
DIY is becoming more popular these days. But, we need the necessary materials and tools! All 4 Bunnings stores in Canberra are open from 7am to 7pm today, so why not pop in and grab a voucher. Not only do they come in handy for those DIY projects, they're also great for all those random bits and pieces for your home and backyard.
* Kmart - need we say more?
Most Canberrans have experienced the wonder of Kmart. And if you haven't, you need to! They have something there to suit everyone - toys, clothes, sports gear, DVDs, books and their home decor section is divine! A shopper's dream. All the Kmart stores in Canberra are open till 10pm on Christmas Eve, so plenty of time to make a last minute dash to the shops!
* Red Balloon voucher
The perfect way to avoid the shops and still pick up an awesome gift. They sell last minute gift vouchers that are emailed instantly! They've got a range of last minute Christmas deals, gifts for him, gifts for her and presents under $100. Buy your special someone an experience they'll never forget. Whether it be a skydive or wine tasting experience, Red Balloon has everything!
Happy stress-free shopping Canberra!