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Nine ideas for last-minute presents

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUNew Years is when we usually try to spend time with our loved ones – family and friends. Here are some ideas for last-minute presents from ATU Duty Free for those who had no time to buy presents in advance.

Folding Shoes

People living an active lifestyle like pretty and practical things they can take with them at any time. This applies to business women who always wish to look good. They will be happy with folding shoes. This kind of present can be folded and put in any bag, making them convenient for travel.

Birch juice

If you want to surprise a foreign friend or business partner, products found in Latvia are your best bet. Nothing is quite like receiving birch juice, lemonade or even wine as a present. Don’t forget to tell your friends about the biologically active substances contained in birch juice.


Golden, smoked fish can prove a fine addition to the New Year’s table for people living outside of Latvia. It is a good present to give to people to remind them or show Latvia’s traditions, especially considering Latvia has been producing sprats for more than a hundred years.

Gotiņa sweets

Gotiņa sweets have a special place in the hearts of Latvians, be they adults or children. Why no share the love with these fabulous sweets with others?

Mini perfume sets

If you’re planning to travel or return home from abroad, it is worth checking out the duty-free area in airports. Keep on the lookout for mini perfume sets. It is one of the best last-minute presents you can find. This is because such sets often have some of the most beloved perfumes.

Natural candles

Candles made from natural wax have become one of the most popular last-minute gifts in recent years. Why not buy some candles with romantic eastern aromas for your girlfriend as a present?

Chocolates and other sweets

New Years is the perfect time to give sweet presents to friends and loved ones to demonstrate your love for them. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, snacks with exotic flavours and additives – there is a wide range of choice.

Special glass items

Cups, vases, plates and candlesticks – all of them are beautiful and practical items. Elegant and unusually-shaped glass items will be useful to people who wish to decorate their home or simply enjoy having pretty things.

Works of art produced by emerging artists

December is traditionally the time for all kinds of exhibitions, fairs and charity events. During these events, residents can buy all kinds of works of art created by emerging artists. This paves the way for artists in the world of art and provides residents with beautiful presents that have a future, as it is possible they may rise in value in future years.


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