This holiday season looks like it will be different than last year with more of us able to safely gather. With so much of life back to normal, things are pretty hectic right now and it’s easy to put gift-buying on the back burner. That’s okay! You don’t have to feel guilty for it — just know what to get with the shipping lead times you need.
Don’t grab a gift card or trinket — there are so many great gifts that can be purchased last minute that are way more special. The key to the last minute holiday hustle? Same-day pickup. So add those gifts like premium spirits to your cart, you’re covered. Whether you’re shopping for a host, a home chef, or anyone who appreciates something delicious, here are seven gifts that will make the holidays more festive in a pinch.
Classic wood cheeseboards are nice, but an agate board really makes a statement. If you’re gifting a home entertainer — or someone who just wants to have a special wine and cheese moment at home — this board will make it all the more of an experience. It comes in a variety of eye-catching stones like rose quartz and amethyst.
We all got more comfortable with playing bartender at home this past year: This calls for leveling up our drinking vessels. Estelle Colored Glass creates jewel-toned stemware that pops on any table. These coupe glasses are perfect for champagne or cocktails (better yet, champagne cocktails) and the blush pink hue makes them timeless.
Who wouldn’t want to channel tropical vibes in the winter? There’s no better way to do that than through a bottle of BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum. This rum is smooth and makes an excellent gift to share with the friend who lives to sip it on the rocks or in a cocktail. This makes an especially great host gift if you want to thank someone for their hospitality in style.
Home chefs know that a high quality olive oil can take a dish to the next level, from sautéed veggies to the finishing touches of a sauce. Cheery packaging aside, Brightland’s olive oils and vinegars are carefully sourced and produced making them an optimal choice for your favorite gourmand. This gift set contains two mini bottles of Brightland’s most popular olive oils and two vinegars.
Look, the birthday truffles from Milkbar are iconic. In case you’re unfamiliar, let us introduce you: confetti-flecked birthday cake is rolled into a ball and coated in a thin white chocolate shell before being rolled in birthday cake “sand.” Anyone on the receiving end of these truffles will be thrilled.
Ramen is one of the ultimate comfort foods all year long, but especially in the winter. These ceramic bowls from Food52 are beautifully made, come with a traditional renge spoon and chopsticks, and come in soothing colors like charcoal and slate green. All that’s missing is the ramen, but maybe you could take this gift to the next level and supply that too.
Dish towels are the backbone of any kitchen. These are great for anyone on your list (we all have kitchens, right?), but they make especially great gifts for hosts, and these dish towels from from Fig Linens will be a standout. They’re 100 percent cotton and come in a beautiful lavender shade that adds beauty to function.