7 Ultimate Last-Minute Gift Ideas
The clock is ticking but there’s still time to impress and land the ultimate gift.
In our many collective years of gifting, it’s always the names that get crossed off last who are the trickiest to shop for. They’re the early adaptors who are first in line for the latest gadget (translation: whatever you’re considering, they already have it). They’re extra finicky with ever-evolving tastes. And sometimes, it’s the perfectionist in us who won’t settle for anything less than a perfect match.
Whatever your gifting dilemma, we’re sure these 7 fabulous finds will please even the most discriminating people on your list. Happy gifting!
1. Pierced Magaletta Votives
Who doesn't love an Anthropologie find? Consider gifting this Pierced Magaletta Votive this year. It's affordable and adds a glamorous touch to any space.
2. Humans of New York: Stories
#1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York: Stories is a compilation of photographer Brandon Santon’s photos taken of the Big Apple at street level. What started as a photographic consensus and blog featuring unscripted interviews with his “subjects” has evolved into a loyal following of over 12 million with a universal feel-good message of acceptance of the diversity of humanity. This book is truly uplifting and has a way of connecting us all.
3. The Gift of Decorist
Give the gift of a custom, beautifully designed room with a Decorist gift card delivered right to their door (or inbox). They’ll love working with a Decorist designer to fully imagine a tailored floor plan and finished design ready to execute. As a bonus, the recipient also receives $100 in credit toward any furniture purchase.
Find out how the Gift of Decorist works here.
4. India Hicks Black Hibiscus Candle
We recently blogged about our new Celebrity designer India Hicks and her irresistible new collection of accessories and fragrances. And though we can’t get enough of whatever she puts her name on, her Black Hibiscus candle is a standout. Think England in the tropics, captured by the suggestion of sea air, oranges and Earl Grey tea. All her candles are soy based and burn up to 50 hours.
5. The Gift of Charity
For the big-hearted and those who truly do have everything, the gift of charity is one you can both feel good about. We like DonorsChoose.org for their mission to support teachers and students, and the option to handpick the school you’d like to donate to.
TheLifeYouCanSave.org is another favorite for their well-profiled “menu” of recipient organizations that focus on ending extreme world poverty. They have an awesome impact calculator and awe-inspiring stories from a diverse supporter community. It truly is better to give than to receive.
6. 2 Carat Cup
Diamonds are a girls best friend — but, that doesn't mean you have to break the bank! This stylish coffee cup is the perfect way start your morning. Bonus, the packaging is adorable (no need to gift wrap)!
7. Petrified Wood Bookends
For the bookworm in your life, consider William Sonoma bookends to accessorize their library. We love the petrified wood that is actually cut from unearthed logs in Indonesia. It's a chic and rustic touch to dress up any book shelf.