Avoid last-minute scrumming in the malls, or the hopeless attempt to find something special at the petrol station store on your way to Christmas lunch – Business Insider South Africa has your back.

We've compiled a list of some online buys that should still land in time, if you move fast.

Here are some of our favourite deals:

Personalised Glitter Heart Tote Bag - R199.95

This is just one item in NetFlorist's impressive array of personalised gifts for under R200. We also like the following: 

LK's chrome boerewors grid - R229

A solid piece of braai equipment, available from Takealot.

Printed robe - R209

A colourful garment currently on offer at 40% off at Superbalist.

Mellerware coffee mill & grinder - R229

At Takealot, this coffee grinder is currently marked down by more than a third. 

Books

There are a number of new (and old) titles that can delight. Steinheist by Rob Rose (R225), Plus One by Vanessa Raphaely (R195), These Things Really Do Happen To Me by Khaya Dlanga (R129) and Born A Crime by Trevor Noah (R139) are on offer at Takealot.

Happy Socks trunks - R149

You will find a number of these attractive underpants at 50% off at Zando.

Polaroid wireless bluetooth speaker - R249

At Game, this speaker offers 5 hours music playback and awesome light effects. 

Converse bagpack - R209

At Superbalist, a branded item at an unbranded price. 

Oil & vinegar carafes, Set of 2 - R249

Elegant-looking tableware items available from Yuppiechef.

Wide angle selfie lens - R99

Clips securely over the camera lens of your mobile phone and eliminates the need for telescoping sticks. Available from The Gadget Shop.

Megamaster charcoal starter - R199

At Game, this is great for lighting coals when it's windy, and preparing coals for large braais.

Beach ball - R239

Something fun, a large (85cm in diameter) plastic ball from Superbalist.

Bach spirit decanter with stopper - R219

From Yuppiechef, a retro-look glass decanter.

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