Rather than opt for another pair of socks, or that impersonal bottle of red - try one these thoughtful and fun last-minute gift ideas instead...

Got a Disney lover in your life?

These Beauty and the Beast Chip Mugs have caused a storm on social media, but you can still snap one up on ASOS for £12. The final cut-off for next-day delivery with ASOS is 23rd December.

Anyone who dismisses books as boring is wrong in our, er, book – head to your local Waterstones to find a range of special editions and even signed copies of your favourite tomes.

We love this beautiful new version of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express – ideal for collectors, or fans of this year’s film.

Space NK is your friend for a mammoth selection of luxe beauty gifts. This limited-edition set of Diptyque candles is ideal for any fragrance lover, with five of the brand’s warming winter scents to try.

At the other end of the price scale, you can’t go wrong with Barry M’s Nail Paints, which are under £5, chip-resistant and ample when it comes to colour choices.

Those with furry friends will love these personalised pet baubles – just be sure to keep your eye on delivery dates before you place any last-minute orders with the individual sellers on Not On The Highstreet.

An on-trend print or poster would make a super-stylish gift for an interiors enthusiast – Desenio have a huge range of themes and sizes, which you can order with frames or without:

Tiger should be your first port of call for fun, tongue in cheek gifts. This gingerbread house baking set, at just £4, would make a perfect Boxing Day family activity!

If you’re still struggling with that so-hard-to-buy-for person, take a look at Firebox’s selection of unique gifts. Still spoilt for choice? Go for one of their mystery boxes – you can choose from ‘Booze’, ‘Foodie’, ‘Magical Unicorn’ and plenty more!

Each box contains a random selection of themed best-sellers, for a truly one-off surprise.

Gift experiences are always a winner. At £90 per head, Dinner Time Story (available in London) is on the more expensive end of the immersive dining scale, but it promises to be a night to remember. Plus, they have SIX courses – each with an accompanying cocktail – on offer. Find out more here. 

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