Top Ten Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas (From The Sign Maker Shop)

I don’t know about you, but at The Sign Maker, some of us are last-minute Christmas shoppers! Sound familiar? Don’t panic – we can help! At The Sign Maker, we stock a thoughtful range of high-quality, good value-for-money products that would be a great fit for your Christmas haul. To help you out, we have created a top ten shortlist of fantastic last-minute Christmas gift ideas (all of which can be found online at The Sign Maker Shop). 

1) Cast Metal Signage

At The Sign Maker Shop, we stock a wide range of signs that can be ordered as a last-minute gift. General house signs are fun gifts to give – particularly if you love a witty present. A favourite of ours is the vintage-styled metal ‘House Rules’ signs – the perfect gift for the matriarchal mum figure in your life. 

Cast iron animal-related signs are also a popular choice. We stock a number of these with humorous slogans about dogs, cats and husbands! 

2) Bird feeders and Bird Houses

As a previous blog of ours explored, feeding the birds during winter is an important part of helping them to thrive. While this is true, engaging with nature can be of benefit to our wellbeing too, which is why giving the gift of a bird feeder or birdhouse could be a great last-minute gift option for you. You can check our ‘Feeding The Birds’ blog here and see the full range of bird feeders and bird houses here in our online shop. 

3) Garden Gifts

Gifts for the garden are great because they are often things that someone might not necessarily buy for themselves. Boot brushes, tool bags and decorative garden features would be a welcome gift for an avid gardener. However, someone who is new to gardening could also cherish these gifts as they begin a gardening journey! The full garden gifts range can be found here

A favourite of ours is the range of cast metal herb and vegetable garden signs. These small signs are a thoughtful way to invest in someone’s gardening journey. Their natural charm will undoubtedly bring smiles to the recipient’s face. 

4) Door Mats

Personally, I love the idea of receiving a doormat for Christmas! At The Sign Maker, we stock a quirky range of doormats that could completely transform the entry point of a home. Many of our doormats have animal illustrations on and have a cheerful disposition. Doormats, while a novelty at times, are also a practical, thoughtful gift idea! 

5) Umbrellas

Who wouldn’t like to receive a bright and colourful brolly – particularly when we live in a country with changeable weather conditions! The children’s umbrellas in particular would make a great stocking filler to encourage outdoor adventures on rainy days! Our umbrellas are uniquely practical and beautiful – the full range can be found here!

6) Home Gifts

Pieces for the home always make for good last-minute Christmas gift ideas! We stock a range of unique home gifts including stylish clocks, beautiful wind chimes and charming sets of hooks for keys, coats and cooking utensils. A favourite of ours is the Cast Iron Bird Hooks. This set of five hooks rests on a metal bar with five cast iron birds attached to the top. This would make a wonderful gift and could look stunning in a number of home settings. 

7) Gifts for a ‘man cave’

We all know that men can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for! Our ‘Man Cave’ gifts are a fantastic last-minute gift idea for the difficult-to-buy-for man in your life this Christmas. From metal signage to bottle openers, stoppers and decanters – our ‘Man Cave’ gift range is bound to be host to the perfect gift for you You can click here to find the full range! 

8) Fairy Garden

At school, we used to have what was known as a ‘Terrace Pot Competition’ where you would design a mini garden in a plant pot in line with a theme. I loved allowing my imagination to run freely as we planted the pot full of plants. We would also add odd items like toadstools or tables and chairs – which is what reminded me of my childhood dreams of having a fairy garden!

Encouraging imaginative play through the gift of fairy garden items this Christmas could be a wonderful way to uncover the outdoors in imaginative ways – an enchanting and thoughtful last-minute Christmas gift!

9) Doorbells

I am sure that a doorbell isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I start chatting about Christmas gifts! That doesn’t mean that a doorbell would not make a fun, quirky and thoughtful last-minute Christmas gift this year! At The Sign Maker, we stock a stunning range of cast iron doorbells with decorative features. The doorbell range includes animals such as birds, stags, dogs and butterflies to name a few. 

10) Spirit Drinks from Hudnott’s

Shopping locally has never been more important than it is right now! Hudnott’s is a local business born from an interest in herbalism the hedgerows! At The Sign Maker, we stock a range of Hudnott’s Spirit Drinks – the perfect addition to any festive cocktail bar this Christmas. They have some amazing alcoholic beverages including blackberry gin and rhubarb vodka. Hudnott’s would make a great last-minute gift (and would be a fab adult stocking filler too)!

And there you have it; a list of our top ten last-minute Christmas gift ideas! Our online shop is home to a huge variety of gifts that we know would be welcomed under the tree on Christmas day! Our last day for ordering gifts that don’t require personalisation is December 17th 2021. 

Gift Vouchers

In our online shop, we also hold a range of digital and printed gift vouchers. Gift vouchers for The Sign Maker shop are the perfect last minute gift because the website has a wide variety of products to choose from that would suit a range of individuals. For those difficult to buy for people in your life – a voucher for The Sign Maker would be an ideal choice for you; a perfect last minute gift! Click here to find out more.

The last thing to say is we hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating with family, friends and loved ones! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at The Sign Maker. 

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