How to bag a last-minute bargain in Port

FRANTIC shoppers scrounging for those last-minute gifts and finishing touches for tomorrow can at least bag a few bargains to justify what some might consider running behind schedule.

Hastings stores speckled across the region are serving up some cracker buys this Christmas Eve.

Target has carved 20 per cent off food hampers, is selling Ferrero Rocher chocolates for $7 and has slashed 20 per cent off board games.

Harvey Norman is selling Map Presto capsule coffee machines for $49 [RRP $99], an iPad Wi-fi 16gb with retina display for $498 [RRP $539] and a Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless tower fan for $549 [RRP $599].

If you’re searching for something for the man of the house, Big W has some fail-safe deals including Tweed River men’s polo shirts for $10, Phillips Power Touch Essential Dry Shave electric shaver for $94, or two Wavezone cotton velour beach towels for $30.

Teenage girls can be fussy but it’s hard to go wrong with something from a store like Sportsgirl.

Pick up jewellery from $4.95, tops from $19.95, dresses starting at $39.95 and shoes from $29.95.

If stationary seems a safer option to avoid returning an unwanted gift, check out Smiggle for nick knacks in every colour of the rainbow.

Give a gift that gives back from charity stores like Community Projects Worldwide.

Pick up a range of homewares, toys, food hampers and stationary sold for fair trade prices to help out struggling communities across the globe.

Also, jump online to buy animals, water for a school or care for an orphan to instil a sense of selflessness in your loved one from sites such as Oxfam. 

If you’re looking for some extra decorations to sprinkle through your home, Target has assorted boxes from $8, grab some extra glasses for the table with a set of six Diva Glasses for $10, or score 30-40 per cent off candles.

Coles has a pack of 10 Christmas crackers for $7 or pick up two rolls of Christmas wrapping paper for $5.FRANTIC shoppers scrounging for those last-minute gifts and finishing touches for tomorrow can at least bag a few bargains to justify what some might consider running behind schedule.

Hastings stores speckled across the region are serving up some cracker buys this Christmas Eve.

Target has carved 20 per cent off food hampers, is selling Ferrero Rocher chocolates for $7 and has slashed 20 per cent off board games.

Harvey Norman is selling Map Presto capsule coffee machines for $49 [RRP $99], an iPad Wi-fi 16gb with retina display for $498 [RRP $539] and a Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless tower fan for $549 [RRP $599].

If you’re searching for something for the man of the house, Big W has some fail-safe deals including Tweed River men’s polo shirts for $10, Phillips Power Touch Essential Dry Shave electric shaver for $94, or two Wavezone cotton velour beach towels for $30.

Teenage girls can be fussy but it’s hard to go wrong with something from a store like Sportsgirl.

Pick up jewellery from $4.95, tops from $19.95, dresses starting at $39.95 and shoes from $29.95.

If stationary seems a safer option to avoid returning an unwanted gift, check out Smiggle for nick knacks in every colour of the rainbow.

Give a gift that gives back from charity stores like Community Projects Worldwide.

Pick up a range of homewares, toys, food hampers and stationary sold for fair trade prices to help out struggling communities across the globe.

Also, jump online to buy animals, water for a school or care for an orphan to instil a sense of selflessness in your loved one from sites such as Oxfam. 

If you’re looking for some extra decorations to sprinkle through your home, Target has assorted boxes from $8, grab some extra glasses for the table with a set of six Diva Glasses for $10, or score 30-40 per cent off candles.

Coles has a pack of 10 Christmas crackers for $7 or pick up two rolls of Christmas wrapping paper for $5.

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