Last-minute Christmas gift guide

Last-minute Christmas gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, snow is falling and the mulled wine is flowing. If you’ve been wrapped up in the excitement of the festive season and have forgotten all about your Christmas shopping, you’re in the right place! We’re here to save the day with our last-minute Christmas gift guide…whether they’re a glasses wearer or not!

If you’re doing your last-minute Christmas shopping online, you’ll need to order before 19th or 21st December at most retailers (if booking standard delivery) to ensure your presents arrive in time for Christmas. Here at Arlo Wolf, all Christmas orders should be placed before Friday 17th December – unless they’re our brand new Christmas gift cards – available virtually to print at home!

If you’re too late for deliveries, you’ll definitely want to take a look at these Christmas gift ideas!If you’re too late for deliveries, you’ll definitely want to take a look at our Christmas present ideas for 2021!


Whether they’re an adrenaline junkie or a foodie, why not gift them an experience this Christmas? You’ll find plenty of experience Christmas gifts online, from afternoon tea vouchers to racing track days, and they’re easy to get ahold of just days before Christmas with many being delivered straight to your email inbox. Be sure to check the T&Cs to make sure booking changes can be made – uncertain times like these require a touch more security than usual.

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are another Christmas gift idea that you can get sent straight to your email address. If you are looking for perfect gifts for her this Christmas, consider makeup or clothing gift cards. Or, game or technology vouchers, as well as clothing gift cards are brilliant Christmas gifts for him.

Instant online gift vouchers can be printed before or even on the 25th, so there’s no need to panic just yet! If your loved one wears glasses or even sunglasses, check out our instant gift vouchers here at Arlo Wolf – they can be used across our glasses, sunglasses and accessories range.

Alcohol-based gifts

They’re easy to get your hands on and almost everyone loves them. You certainly can’t go wrong with a good bottle of wine, beer or gin at Christmas time. If you’re looking to make the present a little more special, you might be lucky enough to get your hands on some last-minute drinks glasses to pair with the bottle, or a gift set where the recipient can try a range of flavours of their favourite tipple!

Christmas hampers

Christmas hampers are an extremely versatile gift that you can personalise to whoever you’re giving it to – and it works for a range of budgets. You could put together a luxurious pamper hamper which would be a much needed gift for him or her! Or a cheese and wine hamper would go down extremely well at Christmas. There are also plenty of choices online for pre-made hampers if you’re looking for a quick and easy gift, many retailers now offer hampers for certain dietary requirements such as vegan or gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy some festive treats this Christmas!


Who doesn’t love a good book at Christmas? Many book shops are open in the days leading up to Christmas, so why not surprise your loved one with a good read for the festive season? From cooking books and fiction best-sellers to the ever-popular Guinness World Records Book, there’s a book out there for everyone. Who needs a skiing holiday in the alps when you can escape into a good book? Check out our winter books guide for some inspiration!

Give the gift of Arlo Wolf this Christmas

If your last-minute shopping spree is before our delivery deadline of 17th December, why not give the gift of stylish frames this year? If they’re a glasses wearer, they’ll love our prescription glasses for women. Our Harrison Tortoise frames and Brooklyn Gold frames are popular this season, and can be worn with a variety of looks all year round! Our face shapes guide is useful for glasses gifting as you can gauge which frames will likely suit your loved ones the most. We’ve also got our stylish range of sunglasses for those who don’t wear eyeglasses – check out the on-trend Jesse Sun in Black, perfect for winter sun!

Upgrading your glasses gift to blue light lenses could be the ideal gift for your loved one if they work from home, these headache reducing lenses can be added to any prescription glasses for women and prescription glasses for men.

Suppose you know the person you are gifting to this Christmas has already invested in a pair of new specs (Arlo Wolf branded or not). In that case, glasses reglazing can be an excellent present as it will revitalise their frames, making them feel brand new going into the new year!

If you want to check out a few frame designs before gifting them on Christmas day, be sure to utilise our Try Before You Buy service

Don’t forget, all Arlo Wolf Christmas orders need to be placed before Wednesday 15th December when choosing standard delivery, 16th for tracked delivery and 17th for guaranteed next day delivery – unless they’re printable gift cards of course!

Please note: complex prescriptions like Varifocals may take longer. Please enquire for more information.