Although we mostly try to stay well-organized and do our best to remember at least the majority of important dates, such as birthdays, anniversaries and important holidays, it can simply happen that we sometimes completely forget about them. When that happens, true panic ensues.

Luckily, nowadays, with same-day delivery services, some of which even offer flower delivery Adelaide, getting the perfect gift for that special someone has never been easier. That said, here are some of the best last-minute gift ideas – some of which you can even put together on the go – that will help you to never show up for an event empty-handed.

Fresh flowers

No matter the occasion you’re buying a gift for, fresh flowers are a great option. Not only do they look absolutely stunning but, depending on the types of flowers you choose, they also smell great.

What’s great about fresh flowers and flower arrangement is that you don’t necessarily have to stick to the traditional bouquet. Instead, you can nowadays find flower boxes, flower jars and similar interesting arrangements that are perfect for any opportunity.

What’s more, you can even choose to personalize the container the flowers will come in or even gift a live potted plant.

A care box

Another gift you can never go wrong with is a – seemingly simple – care box. Depending on who you’re buying the gift for, you can fill the box with a couple of larger, useful items and add a bunch of various knick-knacks to top it off.

For instance, make a sleeping mask and a pair of fuzzy socks your main items, and then add a bunch of self-care items, such as bath bombs, face masks, scented candles, aromatherapy oils and scented soaps, to the mix.

A food basket

Food baskets are great gifts, especially for adults in your life. No matter if you go for a meat, cheese, sweets or fruit variant, you simply can’t go wrong with this one.

Of course, when selecting the items for your basket, make sure you’re keeping the receiver’s preferences in mind. However, don’t forget to also include something they’ve never tried before to encourage them to step out of their comfort zone a bit and explore new tastes, textures and aromas.

High-quality alcohol

Although many people consider this to be a bit impersonal, high-quality alcohol is another great gift everyone will be happy to receive.

Of course, when looking for inspiration, first try to learn a bit more about the receiver’s tastes and preferences. If they like wine, learn which kind they prefer. If whiskey is more down their alley, try to learn what’s their favorite brand.

On the other hand, if you don’t have time to do any research then consult with the shop clerk and see which beverages people usually buy and for which occasion.

Coffee or tea set

Finally, if you know that the person you’re buying a gift for particularly enjoys drinking coffee, tea or any other warm beverage, you can also buy them a coffee or tea set. You can either choose to assemble a mix of various types and flavors, or you can simply buy them their favorite brand, blend and taste.

To make it a bit more personal, include a nice mug – or two – into the package. You can even buy them a mix of creamers or biscuits that go well with their preferred beverage, and turn the whole set into a complete experience.


As you can see, buying gifts, even if you’ve forgotten you need to, doesn’t have to be either stressful or complicated. Just base your choices on the receiver’s preferences and you’ll never again show up to an even empty-handed.


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