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Last Minute Christmas Deals

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by Gordon D'Mello (subscribe)
Freelance writer based in Sydney's heart, event enthusiast and founder/editor of growing sports syndicate 'Injury Time'
Published December 20th 2011
Top Christmas Deals For Any Price

With literally days to go, Christmas 2011 is almost at our doorstep! But as always, and understandably, not all of us can buy those presents well in advance.

However, it's never too late to get out there and find the perfect gifts. At the moment it's harder to find a store not doing a Christmas sale, so just have a look around.

From my own and hearing others experience, price is usually the hardest factor. How much should I spend for him? Does this cost too much for her? How much can I afford to spend?

As you'll see below, I've made five categories from the basic smaller gifts to the lavish and more expensive variety, if you're super keen.

Within each price range I've included gifts for both him and her of various ages. So below are my tips for those last minute presents, at shops that shouldn't be hard to find and for what price.

Whether you're looking to spend $20 or $200, for a teenager or your mother, here are some of the best last minute Christmas bargains on the market.

Let us know of any other deals in the comments below.

Gifts from $0-$20

2012 Buffalo A7 Diary

Price: $5.95
For: Unisex, 15-25
Where? Typo
Why? Great Christmas stocking gift that adds a nice touch, also good for teenage relatives/friends.

Jasper Fleece Hoodie
Price: $10
For: Him, 18-30
Where? Cotton On
Why? You'll struggle to find hoodies anywhere for a such a price, but always be careful when giving clothes as a gift.

Leaf Charm Necklace
Price: $12
For: Her, 18-25
Where? Supre (Online Only)
Why? Amazing value, perfect for Kris Kringles or small gifts for close friends.

Ridley's Wooden Travel Chess Set

Price: $19.95
For: Him, 10-20
Where? Myer
Why? Classic board game to relive his childhood. Neat, small and convenient, it's the perfect gift for any Chess enthusiast.

Issy Satchel

Price: $20
For: Unisex, 18-30
Where? Typo
Why? Beautifully crafted satchel, suited to your professional friends and family.

Gifts from $20-$50

Whisky Stones

Price: $29.95
For: Him, 25-50
Where? Myer
Why? Perfect for the older gent, keeps his drink cold without diluting it. Brilliant.

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Price: $39.95
For: Him, 4-12
Where? Myer
Why? It never gets old and if you can bear the occasional slamming, the kids will be amused.

Nerf 'N' Strike Long Shot Blaster

Price: $39.99 (was $79.99)
For: Him, 10-15
Where? Toys R Us
Why? Big Nerf guns like this are huge winners with young boys, at this price it's win-win.

AKAI 7 Digital Photo Frame

Price: $46
For: Her, 18-25
Where? JB Hi-Fi
Why? Digital photo frames are becoming more popular with the increase of digital photos, perfect for young ladies.

Strawberry Book of Bliss

Price: $48.95
For: Her, 18-40
Where? The Body Shop
Why? The perfect pampering set for a great price, includes polish, soaps, body butter and more.

Gifts from $50-$100

Versace Crystal Noir (50ml)

Price: $59.95 (usually $99.95)
For: Her, 20-50
Where? Myer
Why? Discounted Versace isn't the most common occurrence and your daughter, wife, friend will love you.

Nerf Capture The Flag Set

Price: $69.99
For: Him, 10-15
Where? Toys R Us
Why? Comes with two toy guns so it is perfect for siblings. Also includes eye protection goggles.

Call of Duty/FIFA 12
Price: $59-$89
For: Him, 15-30
Where? Big W, JB Hi-Fi
Why? Get this for your husband, boyfriend or son and they'll be forever in your debt. You just might not ever see them again.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Boudoir Beauty Case

Price: $89.95
For: Her, 18-40
Where? The Body Shop
Why? With six Japanese body beauty items, this is the essential mix of pampering delights.

Harry Potter 8-Film Collection
Price: $92
For: Unisex, 10-25
Where? JB Hi-Fi
Why? A big part of many young adults' lives was this series, so make it extra special with the entire franchise of films.

Gifts from $100-$200

Glee Seasons 1 & 2 Blu Ray

Price: $112
For: Unisex (probably her), 13-25
Where? JB Hi-Fi
Why? A great buy for all the Gleeks out there, seems a tad expensive, but for Blu Ray, it's a decent deal.

Dolce & Gabanna The One Giftset

Price: $129
For: Him, 20-40
Where? Myer
Why? A set that includes 100ml cologne, deodorant and shower gel that will keep him feeling classy every time he uses it.

Music Festival Tickets
Price: $150-$180
For: Unisex, 18-25
Where? Online, Ticketek, Ticketmaster
Why? We're rapidly approaching the heights of festival season with Big Day Out, Supafest, Soundwave and Future Music all in the horizon. Perfect for the younger adults.

Revive Spa Package
Price: $159
For: Her, 25-50
Where? Spabar (Google it!)
Why? A unique gift of relaxation. Treat a loved one to 1.5 hours of massages, facials and spa treatment.

Delonghi Nespresso Coffee Machine

Price: $188 (was $238)
For: Her, 25-50
Where? Domayne
Why? Perfect for any day, let her become her own barista with this coffee machine which also includes a milk frother.

Gifts from $200-$500

Rydges Gift Card
Price: $250
For: Unisex, 20-60
Where? Rydges
Why? A $250 gift card will usually give him or her at least two nights in one of the Rydges amazing hotels around Australia. Perfect for the parents.

JBS 7" DVD With Bluetooth & iPod Connect

Price: $262
For: Him, 20-35
Where? JB Hi-Fi
Why? Turn his car into a media monster with this in-car multimedia player which also includes Bluetooth mobile hands-free connection.

DKNY NY8299 Medium Silver Watch

Price: $299
For: Her, 20-40
Where? Myer
Why? Give her a bit of class with this beautiful stainless steel, silver analogue watch. Comes with a two year warranty for your piece of mind as well.

320GB PS3 Game Combo
Price: $398
For: Him, 13-30
Where? JB Hi-Fi
Why? The ultimate gaming system at a super price, also the largest memory available on the market.

iPod Touch (64GB)
Price: $411
For: Unisex, 13-30
Where? Apple Store, JB Hi-Fi
Why? Never hear them complain again with the best iPod on the shelves. With a mountain of memory they'll be more than thankful.
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Why? For the best last minute deals before Christmas.
Where: All good retailers.
Cost: $5-$500
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