Somehow, I’m not sure how, but somehow it’s Christmas Day on Sunday! If, like us, you haven’t finished all of your shopping yet then here are our top tips for getting everything you need before the big day! Amazon, the saviour of present ordering, is now beyond you. They can’t guarantee anything will reach you before Christmas if it’s ordered after today, so you’re just going to have to look elsewhere!

For general present ideas – branded clothes, accessories, sportswear and gifts, why not check out M and M Direct. You can get free delivery guaranteed for Christmas if you’re order is placed on Wednesday 21st December. What’s more they’ve even got 30% of all gifts! Visit them HERE.

Something for your mum? Kitsch gift store Cath Kidston are also still taking Christmas orders and you can place yours before 3pm on Wednesday 21st December for guaranteed delivery. Check out their range HERE.

One of our favourite websites for those unique gifts is Not On The High Street, with their fantastic range of quirky gifts for every member of the family you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you choose their express delivery option you can grab your gifts up until Thursday 22nd December. Have a browse now by clicking HERE.

If you’re hoping to pick up an iPad or MacBook for someone then don’t waste time tackling the inevitable hordes of trendy Apple folk in the Highcross, you can reserve your items ahead so all you need to do is run in and pick them up. Visit the Apple reservations website HERE and click through.

Leading the way for delivery options is H. Samuel the jewellers. Don’t forget your wife’s/girlfriend’s/mum’s present, you’ve got no excuse now as you can order from their website until 3pm on Friday 23rd December. You’ll have to choose next day delivery, but that will only set you back less than £5! Choose your gifts now from there website.

If you’re brave enough to face the city centre crowds then make sure you look out for the sales! Apparently there are benefits to the recession, the main one being that sales are now starting super early! Our main ones to check out are:

Levi’s – The Levi Store in Highcross has just launched their mega sale where you’ll be able to get up 50% off their range of jeans, shirts, jackets and much more.

USC – Now with up to 50% off you can buy from a range of labels including Diesel, Duck & Cover and G-Star Raw.

A Wear – Better than a New Year sale, this is a closing down sale and there are bargains a plenty to be had. If you feel comfortable choosing clothes for your girlfriend or sister then go ahead (or girls, maybe just treat yourselves to a new Christmas outfit).

Set in St. Martin’s Square now have a sale shop opposite their regular shop. It is THE place to go for stocking fillers or quirky gifts for your friends. Don’t miss out on their unique jewellery and household gems! Great bargains to be had.

Cinema De Lux have got a great offer on their gift vouchers. If you buy a £50 gift voucher it will only cost you £40. It’s a gift that will last them well into the new year, plus if you ask nicely they might even take you with them! Vouchers can be purchased from box office.

Don’t forget, if all else fails, Tesco are selling big boxes of Thorntons for only £6. No excuses now!

Merry Christmas!