It’s happened to all of us: you’re at the airport heading off for your Christmas holiday, when you suddenly realise that you forgot a gift for someone special. You’ve passed security and your flight is boarding soon, so there’s not much time. You panic and end up giving them chewing gum, a travel pillow or some complimentary peanuts.
This year, we’re here to help! These are our top picks for last minute Christmas gifts at Birmingham Airport. These aren’t your stereotypical last minute gifts; they’re thoughtful, classy and fun. No-one will ever know that you forgot their gift. Your secret’s safe with us.
Forgot a gift for…Your Mum?
Clarins Double Serum Duo Set, World Duty Free
Exclusive to World Duty Free, this Clarins double serum gift set is the perfect gift for your mum this Christmas. With a unique formula that promises to fight all aspects of visible ageing and helps to maintain a youthful appearance – what’s not to like?
Beauty Treatments, Cloud Spa
Treat your mum to a professional beauty treatment, so she can get holiday-ready in style. Cloud Spa offer manicures, pedicures, massages and brow and lash treatments – all done while you wait for your flight. With so much to choose from, your mum will definitely feel pampered.
Champneys Spa Treatment Time Set, Boots
Your mum might prefer to take the spa with her, so give her this beautiful spa product gift set. It’s the gift of escape, of relaxation, of a moment to herself. This set has it all – Shower Cream and Bubble Heaven for a good soak, Body Lotion and Butter Soufflé for sumptuously soft skin and Nail Polish for a glamorous finish.
Forgot a gift for...Your Dad?
Continental Carry-On, Tumi
The new sleek and durable ‘Continental Carry-on’ from the Tumi V3 range is a great gift for your jet-setting dad. Lightweight with a hard outer case and four wheels, this is the ideal carry-on luggage for any trip, whether your dad is flying for business or fun.
Molton Brown Iconic Washes Set, World Duty Free
Keep dad smelling good with this fragrant shower gel set from Molton Brown. The three masculine yet refreshing scents have notes of lemon, cedarwood, rosewood, vetiver and peppercorns. Wrapped up in a elegant box, it’s a gift your dad will appreciate.
GoPro Hero5, Dixons Travel
If your dad is always on the go, get him a GoPro camera. The easy-to-use Hero5 cameras shoot 4K video in a variety of new field and view modes, all at the touch of a single button. These are the smallest GoPros around, ideal for family holidays and outdoor adventure trips.
Forgot a gift for…Your Husband or Boyfriend?
Accurist 7052, The Watch Collection
Say ‘Happy Christmas’ to the lucky man in your life with this contemporary chronograph. A sleek all-black model with rose gold detailing, this watch is not just a pretty face – it’s water resistant and made of stainless steel.
Champneys For Men Energising & Rewarding Weekender Bag, Boots
Who said pampering is only for the ladies? Spoil your favourite guy with this spa gift set from Champneys. He’ll get a Face Wash, a Moisture Balm, a Body Wash and a Deodorant – all made in England and packed in this sleek weekender bag.
Ardmore Traditional Cask 1 Litre, World Duty Free
One sip of this peated Highlander from the Ardmore distillery will have your guy feeling warm and Christmassy. Rated a gold medal in its category at the World Whisky Awards, this is a drink to be shared and savoured. It’s rich but soft, with a gentle, earthy smoke and a touch of vanilla.
Forgot a gift for…Your Wife or Girlfriend?
Michael Kors Sexy Amber Set, World Duty Free
Indulge your lovely lady this Christmas with the Michael Kors Sexy Amber fragrance collection. With notes of amber, sandalwood and white flowers and glitzy gold packaging, this seductive fragrance will instantly have her feeling glamorous.
House of Hazelwood 18 Year Old Whisky, World Duty Free
Exclusive to World Duty Free, this new blended Scotch whisky is inspired by the late Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of the Glenfiddich founder. Your lady will love it for its vibrant vanilla sweetness and oak undertones, as well its stunning packaging that captures the classic elegance of 1920s Paris.
A Great Book, Pocket Shop
If your partner likes to delve into a good book, treat her to a juicy novel or a fun parody. Pocket Shop are offering a range of new novels, satirical stocking fillers and even some books signed by the authors. Try Love from Paris, a witty romance; or Shantaram, an adventurous literary novel set in India.
Forgot a gift for…Your Sister?
Clinique Eye Definition Set, World Duty Free
This is a Travel Exclusive your sister has to have. This eye set is perfectly sized for travelling light or for weekend breaks. It includes a travel size Makeup Remover and All About Eyes delicate serum, as well as a super soft eyeliner and high impact mascara to brighten her eyes.
Babylon Zip Around Wallet, Furla
It’s the ultimate luxury for your sister – a ruby red saffiano leather wallet from Furla. Timeless and practical in a bright pop of colour, this wallet embodies the chic design aesthetics of the iconic Italian brand. Plus, it’s roomy enough for 12 card slots and 3 cash pockets.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, Dixons Travel
Like an old-school Instagram, this novel camera is the perfect way for your sister to snap her friends and her travels. Carrying this camera around, she’ll look as cool as her photos. It comes with batteries, a carrying strap and enough film for 10 instant photos – buy extra so she doesn’t run out.
Forgot a gift for…Your Brother?
Western Classic Gift Set, Superdry
This classic leather belt and cardholder set will make your brother feel like a super-cool cowboy (no matter how nerdy he actually is). Choose dark brown or saffron, each featuring the Superdry logo. The set is one of the many products in Superdry’s 3 for 2 promotion this Christmas, so pick up a beanie or scarf for your brother too.
Philips PicoPix, Dixons Travel
If your brother fancies himself a film buff, this portable projector by Phillips is a fantastic gift. He’ll be able to take the big screen with him wherever he goes. The savvy gadget can project crystal clear images to a screen size of up to 120” and has a 2-hour battery life.
Boss The Scent Set, World Duty Free
Another great World Duty Free Exclusive, this Hugo Boss scent set will get your brother’s love life going. Irresistibly masculine and seductive, it has notes of ginger and leather. The set includes cologne and shower gel.
Forgot a gift for…Kids or Teens?
Frozen Kids Safe Headphone, World Duty Free
Complete every young girl’s dream with these Frozen headphones. With an adjustable headband, cushioned ear cups and volume limiter, these are a comfortable child-friendly option that will make her the coolest girl in the crowd.
Star Wars Kylo Ren Lego, World Duty Free
Since the latest Star Wars film last year, the popular classic has returned to the minds and hearts of children in a serious way. With a real cloth cape and wheel activated arm-swinging battle function, this buildable Lego figure is the perfect gift for any young fan with a playful imagination.
HP Sprocket, Dixons Travel
Add a layer of artistry to any teen’s constant phone usage with this wonderful product. The Sprocket allows you to print photos directly from your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth connectivity. Kids can turn their festival and holiday snaps into art for their wall.
Beats EP Headphones, Dixons Travel
Any kid will be excited to have these cool on-ear headphones, made by one of the hottest brands in music. Available in four colours – red, blue, black and white – these headphones are lightweight, comfortable and iPhone-compatible. Their acoustics are designed to deliver masterfully tuned sound, from Justin Bieber to Beyoncé.