Last Minute Gift Ideas

Not everyone loves the holiday shopping hustle, so we’ve broken it down as simply as possible. Whether you’re starting in November or waiting until the last minute, we’ve laid out an easy guide for pleasing everyone on your list.

Not everyone loves the holiday shopping hustle, so we’ve broken it down as simply as possible. Whether you’re starting in November or waiting until the last minute, we’ve laid out an easy guide for pleasing everyone on your list. For those who shop in person, we’ve chosen a handful of local shopping destinations where you can find something for everyone. Or if you prefer to “add to basket” from the comfort of your sofa, we’ve rounded up our selection of online treasures, both large and small—and specifically including local brands as much as possible.

Oura fitness tracker

Online – Tech 

High Tech, Low Effort

Goods and gadgets for the people on your list who don’t want another sweater.

—Samantha Brooks

The first multisport smartwatch and the first G-Shock smartwatch to run on the Wear OS by Google, the GSWH1000-1 is catered to those with an affinity for running, road biking, swimming, surfing, snowboarding, and more. $699;

There are lots of heart-rate monitors out there, but only the Oura fitness tracker monitors your readiness, activity, and sleep quality while looking like an elegant piece of jewelry. $299;

The flagship of Miele’s countertop coffee machines, the CM7750 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine is a morning joe–lover’s dream, complete with quiet stainless-steel grinder, 16 types of coffee drinks, and 10 programmable user profiles. $5,499; Available at

Whether they’re buried at the bottom of your purse or still stuck in the front door, keys are forever getting misplaced. Solve that with Apple’s AirTag ($29) and matching leather key ring ($35). Track them on your phone or desktop with the Find My App.

For the ultimate in at-home viewing experiences, whether you’re binging on video games, Netflix, or Real Housewives, consider the 85-inch QN900A Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV. $8,999;

More fun than a minivan, easier to park than a Suburban. For those times when your large family is going out and about locally, or if you just like to travel light. The Polaris Gem e6 is street legal and cruises up to 25 mph. From $16,851;

Serpens Bracelet from Spinelli Kilcollin

Online – Jewelry 

Shine On

Everyone likes to sparkle. Here are a few hints for investment pieces, small tokens, and everything in between. —Samantha Brooks

Mixed Diamond Evil Eye Pinky Ring in 18k, untreated rose gold with 3.16cts of white diamonds. $12,180;

Signature Compass Pendant in black onyx with emerald from Retrouvaí. $2,090;

14kt rose gold and diamond rounded ear band from Luna Skye. $475;

Equally stunning on a man or woman, this trio of MMV bangles in 18k gold from Hoorsenbuhs includes medium ($17,000), large ($29,000), and medium with diamond bridges ($32,000) versions.

Intertwined links in 18k rose gold form this versatile Serpens Chain Bracelet featuring Spinelli Kilcollin’s signature rings. $4,800 ($1,600 for silver);

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Spiky Starfish brooch and Star Flower ear clips. Price upon request;

Gorjana’s Wilder Alphabet Necklace is available in all 26 letters. $60;

Ethical, lab-created diamonds wrap around the band and form the lotus motif of this romantic ring. $1,390;

Four Seasons Tamarindo

Online – Travel

Jet, Set, Get Out of Here

Gifts, trips, and services for those on the go. —Samantha Brooks

Star Lurex Babouche slippers look great at home or abroad, from resort wear designer Marie France Van Damme. $190; 

Quite simply, Rimowa’s Original Trunk XL is the largest—and chicest—trunk out there, with a capacity of 130L. $2,100;

Feel like you’re sleeping at a luxury hotel, even when you’re just snuggled up at home pretending that Postmates is room service. Men’s striped silk pajamas (also available for women) feature the Beverly Hills Hotel logo. $375; 

Part of the Frame x Ritz Paris collaboration, this 100% cashmere blanket showcases the legendary hotel’s famous address. $998; 

Opening before the end of the year, the new Etéreo from Auberge Resorts rests on a pristine swath of sand in the Riviera Maya. Gift a modern wellness retreat set on turquoise water. From $1,099;

Set within a verdant jungle that borders the pristine Pacific, the new Four Seasons Tamarindo will soon be putting the Costalegre on everyone’s radar. From $1,050;

Employee drivers, five-star vehicles, HEPA filters, and in-car Wi-Fi. Alto is the answer to your to/from airport woes. Gift membership for a year. $155;

He’ll take an instant vacation the moment he slips on these Moonlit Palms swim trunks from Orlebar Brown. $375;

First Light Steak Club

Online — Food 

 The Most for the Host
When the way to their hearts is through their stomachs. —Samantha Brooks

Extra virgin olive oil salad dressing. No preservatives, no fillers, top-eight allergen free— Unusually Dressed is a clean salad dressing for those who wouldn’t dream of using bottled dressings (and everyone else). Perfect Duo pack includes Liquid Gold (apple cider vinegar) and Bellissima (balsamic vinaigrette). $24;

Based in New Zealand, First Light sells premium grass-fed Wagyu from New Zealand. So good, there’s a waiting list, the monthly Steak Club delivers tenderloin, rib eye, NY strip, and short ribs (a mix of about 5lbs/month). $150/month;

This Little Goat sauces, spices, and condiments from new-to-DTLA/Bravo Top Chef alum Stephanie Izard. Grill collection from $32;

After spending nearly four years resting en tirage, the 2016 Brut Rosé and 2015 Blanc de Blancs from Frank Family Vineyards have been released, just in time to pop for the holidays. $55 each;

It’s not original, but it is delightful: Harry & David’s box of six Royal Riviera Pears. $40;

XCJ aims to bring restaurant-quality soup dumplings, sauces, and even an at-home bamboo steamer directly to your recipient’s front door. $132 as shown (dumplings from $40);

No need to research local florists in your recipient’s hometown. Floral guru Jeff Leatham now ships his Bloom Bundle nationwide. From $145;

Ethically sourced cocoa beans are the basis for all of Twenty-Four Blackbirds’ chocolate treats. Share the unusual, artisanal creations in the form of drinking chocolate ($24), bars ($15 for sample five pack), or truffles ($30 for 12).

Santal 33 from Le Labo

Online – Beauty

Lotions and Potions

Small enough for a stocking, large enough to garner a big smile. —Samantha Brooks

If you just made Diptyque your one-stop holiday shop, you could find everything from decadent scented hand cream and artistic home decor to even beach towels. However, the candles are classic. From $68; 

Bath bombs have long been the rage, but for a quicker—and cleaner—pick-me-up, try Cleverfy Shower Steamers, made with real flower petals and infused with aromatherapy. From $15 for 6; available on

Fancy hand soap is never overrated—especially when it looks as good as it smells. $65;

Everyone likes clean clothes—and the smell of Le Labo’s Santal 33. The Laundress combines both. $45;

Crafted out of no more than five ingredients, Whimsy’s Sugar Scrubs are nontoxic and filled with sugar and natural oils to exfoliate and moisturize. From $29;

Corpus, the gold standard for beautifully scented, completely natural deodorant, has just come out with a body bar that’s truly on brand. $22;

In less than 30 minutes, Kat Rudu’s Paradise Glow Peel reveals tighter pores, a youthful glow, and a renewed complexion. $34;

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