Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

When it comes to shopping for Christmas there’s always something you are running to the shop for at the last minute. So, to avoid the Christmas Eve crowds or Christmas disappointment, we have pulled together a list of last-minute Christmas must-haves that can be easily forgotten.

We have listed them here, but we also have a downloadable shopping list, so you can print out and check it off as you go, just to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

From the Freezer

Ice cream

Everyone needs ice cream at Christmas, but it can be so easy to forget. I love the Woolworths Vanilla Bean ice cream. It’s amazing!


You will ALWAYS need ice, so make sure you have enough on hand to keep all the drinks cold.

Frozen Berries

Frozen berries are perfect to top your desserts or add to drinks. The Woolworths Frozen Mixed Berries are only $4 a bag and you definitely need them in your freezer.

Frozen Lemon (or Lime) Slices

These are just new in the Woolworths freezer and they are SO useful! Use them for cooking or to pop in your drinks; they add flavour and keep the drinks cool!

From the Fridge


Whatever you do, don’t forget your cream! You’ll never be able to make your pavlova or your trifle! Also, great to serve with other desserts.

Maggie Beer Triple Cream Brie

Maggie Beer Triple Cream Brie, need I say more? This is my favourite cheese and it’s only $8!


You’ll have a naked trifle without your custard. It’s also perfect for serving with your Christmas cakes and puddings.


If you are a family that gives milk to Santa (like us), then you don’t want to be caught short. Also important for that coffee you’ll be needing when the kids are up at 5 am on Christmas Day!

From the Bakery

Santa’s Cookies

Woolworths Chocolate Chip Santa Cookies are a must have in our house! They are the cutest! And what’s better is 50 cents from each pack sold goes to OzHarvest to help provide meals for Australian families in need.

Fresh Bread

Don’t forget to pick up the fresh bread. I love a sourdough personally but I’m also fond of a baguette.

Bread Rolls

Fresh bread rolls are a great filler for the table to serve with lunch and it helps the food go further.

From the Pantry

Passionfruit pulp

Forget scooping out each passionfruit onto your desserts. Grab a can of passionfruit pulp for your pantry. It’s all you’ll need.

Lemon Juice

There’s no time to be hand-squeezing lemons into your Christmas dishes. All you need is Woolworths Lemon Juice. It will only set you back $1 for 250mls and it will save you more times than you can count.


Don’t forget the crackers! I love the Woolworths Cracker Selection, it has everything! With six different cracker selections, you’ll find something for everyone.

Napkins/paper towel/garbage bags

Be prepared if you’re hosting at your place. You will definitely need all these things.

Seafood and Deli

There are some things you can only get last minute so don’t forget your prawns! They are best if you pick them up on Christmas Eve if you are wanting fresh ones. I also pick up my feta cheese fresh.

The Bottle Shop

Don’t forget your brandy for your desserts (especially if you want a flaming pudding!) and any other alcohol you haven’t already got.

Here’s our list to download and print for yourself.

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Have a fabulous Christmas!

While you’re here check out our other Christmas posts:

Five Classic Christmas Recipes

Six Kids Christmas Food Ideas

Style your Pavlova three ways

Christmas Lunch for under $150

How to style the perfect Christmas Dessert Platter

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