19 Great Last-Minute Subscription Gifts

Not done shopping? No problem. These in-the-nick of time subscriptions will save the day.

Christmas is but a few days away and everyone left, right and centre has but one panic-inducing question on their lips: have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? For many, non-essential shops are closed. Cue a mad dash to the supermarket for a gift sometimes doesn't cut the mustartd. Oh and you might well have forgotten your mask in the whole process – before anxiety-buying something shameful from the petrol station. But fear not and step away from the mega pack of KitKats/ male voice choir CD you were warily eyeing up: we have your back when it comes to Christmas gifting emergencies. And these are ones that you don’t even have to leave the sofa for, let alone the house.

By Lucy Abletshauser
December 2020

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Little Bee Bakes

Monthly Brownie Box, £12 Per Month


Christmas Coffee Gift Set, From £25

Letterbox Magic

Monthly Magic Box, £6.99

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre Gift Subscription, from £79

Woof Box

Pet Treat Subscription Box, from £22.95

Letter Box Lab

Monthly Science Kit, from £22.50

Beano Shop

Beano Subscription, from £18.75

Toucan Box

Toucan Art Box Subscription, from £33

Stripe And Stare

One Knicker Per Month, £9

The World Of Interiors

12-Month Subscription, £19

Lumos Apothecary

Monthly Candle Subscription Box, £19.95


Spacemask Subscription, from £20

The London Sock Company

Sock Subscription, from £30

Plant Pet Club

Pet Friendly Plant Subscription, from £30


3 Month Beauty Box Subscription, £30

Heywood Hill

A Year In Books, from £390

The Cheese Geek

The Elvis, Cheese Subscription, from £88.50

The Week

The Week Junior Subscription, from £29.50

Not On The High Street

Coffee And Book Club Subscription Gift, £29.95

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.