Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide – How To Do It At The Airport19 Dec 2018

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide – How To Do It At The Airport 

The holiday season has well and truly arrived, but it may not be time for everyone to relax just yet, that is if you’re still to finish your Christmas shopping.

Battling the high street crowds and missing the deadline for online orders to be delivered in time for the big day can put a real sad spin on your Christmas spirit, so we’ve got a solution!

If you’re heading home or abroad for the holidays, why not use your time in the airport to your advantage and do your gift shopping in the departure lounge? Airport departure lounges are getting better and better in terms of retail quality, and often have discounts you won’t find online or on the high street.

At most of the larger UK airports you can expect to find a Duty Free store with everything from beauty to bottles.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve done a little research to create a gift guide of what’s on trend this Christmas, filled with items sure to put you in the good books of whoever you’re buying for!

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide – How To Do It At The Airport

Presents for Dad

Alcohol is generally a safe bet for dads and is often discounted at Duty Free. Japanese whisky is now some of the best in the world, so this Single Grain Whiskyis bound to make you popular.

Presents for Mum

To treat mum to something special, Jo MaloneRed Roses fragrance is a classic and comes as a lovely hand lotion. If food is more her thing, Fortnum & Masontea is a perfect gift.

Presents for the kids

For any little ones a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbitis a winning choice. Trendy teenagers will go mad for an Urban Decay NakedCherry Palette or Clinique Great Skin for Himset.

Presents for the other half (him)

Tom Fordperfume is rarely on offer in the department stores, so grab a bargain like this Noir Extreme in the airport. Ray-Bans are also never out of fashion, so for the jet-setter in your life go for these classic aviators.

Presents for the other half (her)

YSL’s touche eclatis an essential for any woman’s make-up bag, plus gift sets are often on offer in the airport. GHDstraighteners are always worth investing in too.

Presents for yourself!

Why not relax with an in-airport beauty treatment or massage once all the shopping is done? AeroSpahas beauty lounges at six regional UK airports, and offers treatments from as little as £10.

Before the shopping commences, be sure to allow enough room in your on-flight carry on for your purchases. Also if there’s any items you’re really in need of, it’s always worth checking online to see if you can pre-order and collect them before you travel.

We hope that your Christmas isn’t put on pause by a flight delay, but if you do find yourself held up in the airport, you could be entitled to compensation. Downloadour handy airFair App or launch your claimonline.


Last Minute Christmas Shopping Guide – How To Do It At The Airport

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