last minute christmas gift ideas 2018

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Last minute Christmas gift ideas for every budget and interest

Left your Christmas shopping to the last minute? Here are some ideas to help you out.

last minute christmas gift ideas 2018

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Oh dear. You’ve left Christmas gift shopping to the last minute. There’s no way you’re going to brave the shops on Christmas eve. And ordering online is not an option. Now what?

You’re in luck… we’re here to help. Those Christmas gift procrastinators will know that the ultimate get out card for last minute shopping is the good old gift voucher.

And while gift vouchers are great, it’s kind of obvious that you’ve not put too much thought into this purchase. So, let’s put some thought into it.

First, at least try and wrap the voucher nicely. Yes, it is possible. Come on. Far more importantly, though, be a bit considerate when choosing vouchers. Sure, a spa voucher or a voucher to your favourite person’s favourite shop is a nice thing to do, but why not take things to the next level?

Buying an experience voucher is the best simplest way to make those last-minute Christmas gifts a bit more appealing.

And we’ve taken all the sweat out of the searching and put together a list with some suggestions. You can find even more ideas in the links below, but hopefully, these serve as inspirational starting point.

The links will redirect you to the relevant page where you can find more details or purchase the package.

Budget – R500 or less

Bungee in Krugersdorp – R450

Sun City Segway, Moses Mabhida Segway or Spier Wine Farm Segway (Durban, Joburg and Cape Town) – From R315

sushi johannesburg
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Learn to make sushi (Joburg) – R495

For the foodies, the adrenalin junkies or those who want to just take it easy, these options are simple and quaint. Make sure you check whether the experience is for one or two people – and make sure you buy yourself a voucher, too, so the experience can be shared if that’s what you’re after.

Medium budget – R500 or more

champagne breakfast

Champagne breakfast in the sky (Joburg) – R594

beer brewing workshop
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Beginner’s brewing workshop (Cape Town) – R560

Elephant ride and encounter (Harties) – R1450

quad bike xmas gift

Quadbike adventure (Cape Town) – R495

 wine tram

Franschhoek wine tram for four (Cape Town) – R950

Beer lovers, nature lovers and those who want something a bit more romantic, you’re in luck here.

Expensive – R1500 or more

hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon safari (Cradle of Humankind) – R2779 (includes breakfast for two)

Five golf lessons with a PGA instructor (Cape Town and Joburg) – R2050

Cradle of Humankind helicopter ride for two (Joburg) – R3125

If you want to go all out, the expensive experience options won’t disappoint.

If none of these experiences appeal to you, there’s loads more where they came from. From a romantic cruise for two to advanced driving and extreme drifting experiences, there’s something for everyone.

Abseiling down Table Mountain? Yep, got that, too. Botanical garden photoshoot for a family? Sorted. What about some epic romantic deals like a sunset cruise or a private outdoor cinema overnight? Done and done.

Other options include:

  • Private chef and a penthouse stay for two (Cape Town) – R4 995
  • Champagne sunset city flight for two (Cape Town and Joburg) – R3 350
  • Couples spa day (Cape Town, Joburg, Durban and PE) – R3 219

Check out the experience voucher options in the following categories (clicking on the text will take you to the category):

Best part? No need to even leave the house… unless you don’t have any wrapping paper left over.