Holidays, birthdays and especially Christmas have a nasty habit of coming completely unexpectedly every year. And so last-minute gift panic regularly breaks out. But don't worry, because the stress ends here and now! We will help you find the right gifts and of course we have not skimped on (good) suggestions. It's a wild mix of things that you can have delivered quickly, probably get in your city or simply make yourself at home.
The right mindset for the last-minute gift search
Before we start, you should get in the right mood. It's best to put on some music and focus on the positive: a last-minute gift not only means stress, but also a nice challenge at the end of the year :-) . Of course, it would also be nice to give away something well thought out and well planned (for example from the Theyo shop ). Especially when you know that the recipient would be happy with it. But unfortunately the train has left. And look at it this way: The last-minute gifts put you to the test and the joy is even greater when they are good gifts. And to find exactly these, we will now help you.
Last minute gift with a heart
In our opinion, the most important thing when giving gifts is a good dose of empathy. So think about what the recipients do all day, what they still need to be happy and what they already enjoy doing. With these considerations in mind, we will now go through some ideas and make suggestions for a successful last-minute gift.
Last minute gifts that can be used at work
Even if it's not (always) nice, many people spend most of their time at work. Therefore, think about what a working day looks like for the gift recipient. Do you go to work every day or do you (currently) work primarily from home? Is there something you regularly complain about (leaving aside the many hours of work ;-) ). Maybe they would appreciate some good noise canceling headphones? Or a pretty and fair bottle for the office or home office? Here we can recommend Soulbottle to you with a clear conscience.
And what is one thing that definitely unites everyone who gives gifts? Chocolate! So how about a really good portion of nerve nourishment? Either in the form of a box or delivered directly to your home with a subscription for three months ! From our point of view it can't get any better :-D and the best part is that we even have a voucher template. As soon as you have ordered the subscription, you will receive a PDF voucher to print out straight to your inbox just in time for Christmas.
Great last-minute gifts that sweeten your free time
Fortunately, most people also have well-deserved free time alongside work. What do the gift recipients like to do in the meantime? Do you like reading? How about a book subscription or – oldie but goldie – a library card? How about painting ceramics together, making a Japanese garden in a glass or learning to make vegan cheese ;-) . No matter whether on site or digitally. Your creativity knows no bounds! By the way, we regularly offer “open tastings ” with fine bean-to-bar chocolate. But a shared tasting session for two with a chocolate box is always a good idea!
Last minute gifts that are useful on the go
We go for walks in the Theyo team more than ever. We go for walks with our friends, go to walking meetings and are outside as much as possible - especially in winter. So how about a really goodcoffee-to-go cup that not only looks good, but is also sustainably produced from coffee shells. The recipients also travel so much? Be it in your free time or on the way to work? Then free months for audio books or music streaming services could also be a nice gift
Also a great last-minute gift idea: give away something to eat or drink
You don't know too much about the gift recipients? Then something edible or drinkable is (almost) always a good idea. Maybe you can find out whether the person receiving the gift particularly likes something. Cheese, wine, beer, gin, chocolate? You can usually get all of this - or put it together in a box - last minute in larger cities or have it ready as a voucher. A voucher for the Theyo shop includes, for example, chocolates, the right drinks and good chocolate literature. We can also highly recommend the Nobelhart & Dirty online shop. If you live in Berlin, you could also take a look at Archipel. Last but not least, we are big kombucha fans. If this also applies to the gift recipients, a Kombucha subscription is a great thing!
A chocolate tasting as a delicious experience
Better than any material gift: experiences!
For a larger budget 💸
Often it is not the material gifts that bring a lot of joy. Above all, they are shared experiences that you can enjoy. Go to the cinema, theater or concert together. Or visit a museum together and end it with a nice visit to a restaurant. Are you scattered in different places? Then give avirtual chocolate tasting - everyone can do this from their own sofa and you can enjoy it together. Do you like being out and about in nature? There is probably a beautiful national park or large forest in your area. Combined with an overnight stay or a nice picnic, the gift is perfect.
Last-minute gift ideas for a small budget 🎒
Do you really want to give something as a gift, but only have a small budget? Get creative and see what is possible in your city or surrounding area. Many cities have free museum Sundays. Combined with a good coffee and organizing the afternoon are a great gift even for a small budget. Organize a picnic in the park or at a particularly beautiful viewpoint, organize a nice movie evening at your place, cook or bake (e.g. the best chocolate cookies ) for the recipient. Ultimately, it is the beautiful idea that counts. And that's exactly what the recipients will particularly appreciate!
Theyo Last Minute Gifts Tip:
Is your gift really last minute? Most of the ideas mentioned above can also be given away in the form of a voucher. Of course, we especially recommend a voucher for a chocolate subscription or our chocolate shop . You can simply print these out at home and – if you still have some time – color them nicely. But vouchers for a shared activity, crowd-farmed olive oil or a movie night are always a great idea. Very important here: write down which vouchers you gave away and when you plan to redeem them. Because giving gifts is often at least as nice as receiving a beautiful gift or a great experience!
FAQ about last minute gifts
What can you give as a short-term gift?
Even if you're tight on finding a gift, you should take the person's preferences and interests into account. Because a gift that isn't used afterwards or that the person doesn't like isn't worth the effort. You will find numerous suggestions in the article above. Our favorite is of course fine, fair trade chocolate :-)
What to give if you don't have an idea?
Clearly: chocolate !
What can you give your girlfriend or boyfriend last minute?
If the person receiving the gift is your partner, you probably know best what the person is interested in, what hobbies they have and what they like. Be sure to focus on this when looking for last-minute gifts. And if all else fails: chocolate is always a great gift. :-)