Christmas has really crept up on us this year.

With only a week left until Christmas, you might be scrambling to figure out what you’re going to get for your loved ones.

If the gift-giving season has caught you off guard, then it is time to start exploring your options when it comes to last-minute gifts that are still thoughtful.

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Here are five gift ideas to help you out:

Book an experience

Depending on where you live, you can find some awesome activities like shark diving, quad biking, a day at a safari and more. Gifting someone an experience will make a great gift especially for people that are adventurous. Over the festive season you can find a bunch of different packages online.

Pay their bill

Most young people have student loans or rent that is due so if you can contribute any amount towards decreasing their debt or helping put financially, that will be an appreciated gift.

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It does not have to be a big bill that you help out with though, you can also help by paying for their phone contract for the month or cover their home wifi expense.

An Audible subscription

Perfect for the book lover in your life, an audible subscription will make the best last-minute gift. Starting from $15 (R237) for a one month gift your recipient will get 1 credit to buy any title they like, regardless of price — which they can keep even if they cancel. Plus, they get access to a range of Audible Originals, audiobooks, podcasts, including exclusive series and exclusive member-only deals.

A charity donation in their name

For the people in your life who already have everything, you might want to consider making a donation in their name to a charity or towards a cause they are passionate about. Whether it’s adopting a rhino or donating vaccines or sanitary pads via UNICEF, the gift will make the person feel good.

A wine club subscription

Wine clubs are the best for anyone that enjoys an occasional glass or two of wine after a long day.

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The Wine-of-the-Month Club is one of South Africa’s oldest and biggest wine clubs, offering something for everyone and at every budget. It will make a good gift for most people in your life, especially because you can pick their favourite type of wine to be delivered right at their door.

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