The Plus Ones’s Guide to the Best Last-Minute Gift Ideas

With Christmas just a few days away, it’s time to lock down those presents! Stuck for ideas? Let us help you out with some last-minute ideas.

The team at The Plus Ones have got together and put this handy guide showcasing some of our favourite gift ideas of the year. Even better, these are all things you can very easy find last minute or would be perfect to arrive at your loved ones door in the New Year! With something for everyone, you’re sure to find the right fit for you!

For the Music lovers
How great are summer festivals! Even better if you have a ticket under the xmas tree!

Melbourne is well and truly ready for global superstar DJs and producers TIËSTO and Kygo to head down under again and headline the Palm Trees Music Festival this March! Along with these two giants of electronic music comes the chart-topping Lost Frequencies and Sam Feldt (along with more to be announced soon). This festival has come to Australia from the Hamptons, New York, Cabo, Mexico and Croatia, and next year is the first time it will be gracing our shores. We’ll see you there for a summer in paradise.

Who says you need to go out to have fun? Why not pick up a ‘happy hour at home’ kit for your loved ones that arrives at their front door every single month!?

Whether you’re a gin connoisseur, or just getting started on your gin journey, Garden Street Gin Club is the perfect way to explore new flavours and treat yourself at the end of the day. The club will send your loved one (or let’s face it, you could order one too) a big beautiful wrapped box right to your house containing a mystery bottle of gin (it’s always a great drop), some boutique tonics, a little tasty gourmet snack and their legendary cocktail books which are updated each and every month with new drink ideas, history of your gin and some fun stories. This will truly be the gift that keeps on giving.

Grey Goose Vodka with Christmas feastGrey Goose Vodka’s Limited-Edition Illuminated Bottle
We all know and love Grey Goose, the classic premium French vodka that always adds a little class to your home bar. Just in time for Christmas & New Years, the team have released a special light up bottle called Night Vision.

Perfect for a dinner party, Christmas or News Years’ celebration, this limited-edition bottle is the bound to make a lasting impression and be the perfect gift for those difficult to buy for friends. What we also love about this bottle is that you can VERY easily pick one up (at least for now) from Dan Murphys, so you really have no excuse for not bringing a gift to whatever celebration you’re heading to this season.

Kin North Japanese IncenseFor anyone that needs to unwind
Kin North have been making considered experiences that bring people together like Pinot & Puzzles and their no phone, no work Community Gatherings. Allowing yourself to reconnect, reflect and restore is something we think that any event lover needs once in a while. While their experiences are finished for the year, we love that we can bring a little of their magic into our own homes with Rituals for Remembering – a series of carefully considered gifts such as Japanese incense (we recommend ‘Home‘), linen house coats and Palo Santo Ritual sticks. While online orders might not arrive by Santa time, isn’t it lovely to get a little gift in the mail in the new year to help you unwind and start the year off right?

Make sure you keep an eye on their socials for a special new sensory store opening up next year in Melbourne!

Get a ticket for one of Australia’s best Gin festivals, Juniperlooza!
Juniperlooza is and always will be a celebration of gin. A party for the people who love juniper and an opportunity to rub shoulders with those who distill it. The fun ones! There are always incredible Australian distillers giving talks and masterclasses, as well as new and upcoming gin brands that we love to find out more about.

The festival is over two days; Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2023. Grab tickets here, whoever you’re buying this present for will thank you later!

Make life easy with a ready-made gift pack!
If you’re hoping that Santa will restock your home bar this Christmas, Bombay Sapphire has you covered with their range of limited-edition gift packs, making Christmas gifting for even the hardest to buy for, super easy this year! Skip the last-minute panic buying with these beautiful gift-packs. Whether you’re in need of a present for the cocktail connoisseur or feeling like treating yourself this festive season, Bombay Sapphire’s iconic blue bottle and stunning Gin & Tonic Glass Goblet compliment any holiday drinking occasions. Brilliantly straightforward and extremely satisfying, the floral earthiness, fresh citrus and juniper botanicals of Bombay Sapphire make it the perfect base for any G&T. Grab one from any Dan Murphys.

Whether as a present for a loved one or a cheeky present for yourself, we hope this guide has been helpful!

– The Plus Ones Team

From everyone at The Plus Ones, Merry Christmas, happy holidays and have a stunning New Years.

Photo Credit: Supplied.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited to experience some of these by Dialogue PR & Garden Street Gin Club.