The best last minute Christmas gifts: vouchers and gift cards make great presents

Finish your last minute Christmas shopping with vouchers and gift cards for the whole family

Last minute Christmas gifts, vouchers and gift cards
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With Christmas just 3 days away, it’s time to get a move on with your last-minute Christmas shopping. If you’re at a loss at what to get someone for Christmas, a safe option is a voucher or gift card.

Vouchers are the best last minute gifts for the whole family, whether they’re into tech, fashion or books. Buy them a voucher for their favourite store or pick a voucher from a big retailer like Amazon that covers a wide range of products. The great thing about vouchers is that you can buy digital or eGift options, so you don’t have to worry about printing anything or a physical card arriving in time.

If you’re unsure where to buy a voucher, you’re in luck as you can buy vouchers from pretty much anywhere! There are lots of different voucher options on Amazon to choose from but you can also find them in stores like Asda and Tesco. Of course, you can also go to the specific store you’re buying for and get one at the checkout or go onto their website.

Keep reading for the best voucher and gift cards, perfect for last minute Christmas shoppers.

The best voucher & gift cards for Christmas

Amazon eGift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

Amazon eGift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
One of the most popular gift cards is the Amazon eGift voucher. Amazon has everything someone could possibly want or need on their website so this is definitely a safe bet if you have no idea what someone wants. Pick a standard, animated or customised design and choose the amount you want to give. This starts from £10 and can go all the way up to £1,000.

App Store & iTunes Gift Card: Select amount starting from £15 (opens in new tab)

App Store & iTunes Gift Card: Select amount starting from £15 (opens in new tab)
Any Apple user will appreciate an App Store & iTunes gift card. Starting from £15, this gift card can be used for apps, games, music and films across the App Store, Apple Music and iTunes. The code to use this gift card will be emailed to you so you can sign someone up for this card and they’ll have it immediately on them. These codes don’t expire so they can use this voucher whenever they want without worrying about it going out of date.

Currys Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

Currys Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
For the latest and greatest electricals, appliances and gaming products, Currys is one of the best retailers to shop from. If you know someone who wants to upgrade their tech stack or kitchen décor, a Currys voucher is definitely a must-have. Starting from £1, you can send this gift card immediately to them or on a specific date.

Brompton Bike Hire from £150 for 3 months (opens in new tab)

Brompton Bike Hire from £150 for 3 months (opens in new tab)
If someone you know is thinking of taking up cycling in January, buying them a Brompton may seem a rather lavish gift. However, you can also now rent one for them, via these handy vouchers. Choose between 3 months, 6 months and a year, depending on how much you love them. The price includes insurance and, for the longer subscriptions, servicing. Recipient must use voucher by March. 

Disney+ Gift Card: Give 12 months of Disney+ at £79.90 (opens in new tab)

Disney+ Gift Card: Give 12 months of Disney+ at £79.90 (opens in new tab)
Give an entire year's subscription to Disney+ for £79.90. This voucher unlocks full access to the Disney+ full collection of movies, TV shows, musicals, documentaries and more, from the following services: Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star and National Geographic.

H&M Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

H&M Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
If you know someone who loves fashion and beauty, picking their favourite clothing store and giving them a voucher for it is always a great idea. To give you an example, we’ve gone for an H&M gift card which can be used online and in store. They can shop the latest H&M men, women and children fashion, plus their homeware selection. This voucher can also be used on items in the sale.

IKEA Gift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

IKEA Gift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
If you’re buying for someone who’s moving into a new house or is off to university, an IKEA gift voucher is the perfect option. IKEA is the number one destination for anyone who needs basic items for their home, like lights, bedding, glasses, pillows and much more. If you choose a digital gift card that you want to send to someone’s email, you can gift up to £250 but if you send it by post, you can gift up to £500. They also never expire!

John Lewis Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

John Lewis Gift Card: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
John Lewis is not only known for their home selection, but they’re also great for beauty and fashion, so a John Lewis gift card is a great option if you’re not sure what someone wants. John Lewis also offers Experience Gift cards which gives someone an in-store experience. For example, you can pick a ‘Personal Styling’ experience where they can go into the store and be styled by a professional, plus they get a fashion gift card and complimentary prosecco during the appointment.

Kindle eGift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)

Kindle eGift Voucher: Select amount starting from £10 (opens in new tab)
For the book lovers and Kindle users out there, the Kindle eGift voucher is the best gift you can give. This gift card is redeemable across millions of book items storewide, so they can shop the latest titles, audiobooks, magazines and more at Amazon or the Kindle Store.

Restaurant Choice Gift Card: Give a meal out at £25 (opens in new tab)

Restaurant Choice Gift Card: Give a meal out at £25 (opens in new tab)
Gifting experiences or days out is a really thoughtful gift idea. The Restaurant Choice Gift Card (available at Amazon) can be used at a number of popular restaurant chains, including Nando's, Pizza Hut, Yo Sushi, The Real Greek, Ask Italian and more. A great idea for someone who likes to go out for lunch or dinner. 

Virgin Experience Days Voucher: Day outs and experiences from £20 (opens in new tab)

Virgin Experience Days Voucher: Day outs and experiences from £20 (opens in new tab)
A Virgin Experience Days voucher is a great gift for anyone and there are so many experiences to choose from. Popular categories include afternoon tea, spa days, day tours and even mini breaks. There are loads of experiences to choose from like skydiving, chocolate making, hot air balloon rides, zip lining and more. Virgin Experiences currently have Christmas deals on which can save you tons of money on these gifts.

Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Acting Wellness Editor & Deals Writer

As T3's resident Shopping Expert and Deals Writer, Beth covers deals, discount codes, how to save money and seasonal holidays, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day, Boxing Day and Easter sales. Alongside her primary focus of deals, Beth is currently Acting Wellness Editor, covering all things sleep, yoga, relaxation and general wellbeing.


Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting DIY craft projects that will probably end in disaster!