In The Nick Of Time

10 UNIQUE PRESENTS THAT CAN BE WRAPPED AND GIVEN BY CHRISTMAS

BY SYDNI ELLIS

Santa Claus isn’t the only one with a strict schedule to maintain. There’s not much time for anything else between shopping, wrapping, baking, trimming the tree, and spending time with family. Sometimes, things slip — like making sure we have enough presents. These last-minute gift ideas can be shipped quickly or picked up right before Christmas so you can find something great for everyone. From holiday treats to high-tech gifts, no one will know you bought them at the last minute.


Fabulous Footwear

Quirky and cute, Lavley socks fit any personality and most men and women with their super stretchy material. We’re obsessed with their “If you can read this, bring me some” collection, featuring tea, coffee, tacos, ice cream, wine, bacon, and other delicious food. As a bonus, the words on the bottom are made with gripping ink, making them perfect house socks. $9, Lavley.com, Amazon.com

Bright red poms on comfortable slippers are a fun gift this holiday season. Patricia Green Foxy Pom Slippers are made with a squishy rubber sole and topped with dyed fox fur. These slides are durable enough for outdoors and cozy enough for indoors. $98, NeimanMarcus.com


A Foodies Dream

Give the gift of caffeine with the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker. This small machine brews a concentrated ratio of hot coffee in under four minutes. Simply fill the included tumbler with ice, scoop coffee grounds into the reusable coffee filter, and wait for the magic to happen. Add your choice of sugar, milk, or creamer, mix and enjoy. $35, Target.com

Chocolate is always a good idea, especially when it comes from famed food-makers Harry & David. Their Hot Cocoa Bombs come with six Belgian chocolate cocoa bombs that are almost too pretty to eat. Put one in a mug, pour hot milk over it, and watch the bombs explode with chocolate. Order with standard shipping by December 18 or overnight express shipping by December 23. $40, HarryAndDavid.com


Feeling Bookish

Part scratch-off, part beautiful keepsake, The Adventure Challenge: Family Edition (not pictured) is sure to be a hit. Scratch off one of the 50 experiences in the book to read the instructions, then complete the challenges (ranging from free to $50) with kids ages four to 15 and adults. Make sure to snap a photo to add to the book later, along with a journal of your experience. $50, TheAdventureChallenge.com, Amazon.com


For the booklover on your list, order a Book of the Month gift subscription featuring five curated hardcover books in a variety of genres, including fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, and more. Each month, your friend can choose their favorite book for a gift that keeps on giving. $50 to $170 for three to 12 months, BookOfTheMonth.com


Home Spa Moments

Create a relaxing atmosphere with this Himalayan pink salt diffuser from Pure Daily Care. It features a heat-less ultrasonic diffuser that atomizes essential oils in the air. A separate chamber contains hand-carved pink Himalayan salt crystals mined from the mountains of Pakistan, providing natural air ionization and purification. It also includes 10 essential oils. $50, PureDailyCare.com, Amazon.com

Need a gift for that friend who always seems stressed? Pick up the Origins Feel Good Hug Bedtime Body Wrap from Nordstrom. This soft wrap is infused with lavender, lemon, and orange, designed to help you relax when warmed up in the microwave. Drape it over your back, neck, or shoulders for a blissful, hug-like experience. $45, Nordstrom.com Forgetting to drink water is a thing of the past when you give this Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle. The tech-enabled bottle will glow from the inside to remind the gift recipient to drink H2O. When they do, sensors will track their water intake to the free app via Bluetooth, making hydrating fun again. $60, HidrateSpark.com, Amazon.com


Focus On Fitness


Forgetting to drink water is a thing of the past when you give this Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle. The tech-enabled bottle will glow from the inside to remind the gift recipient to drink H2O. When they do, sensors will track their water intake to the free app via Bluetooth, making hydrating fun again. $60, HidrateSpark.com, Amazon.com


At first glance, the Bala Power Ring doesn’t look like much. But pick up this lavender, pink, or black ring, and you’ll see it weighs an impressive 10 pounds — perfect for swinging during squats or holding up during side planks. It’s a pretty piece of fitness equipment made from recycled stainless steel and soft silicone to make it easy to grip. $85, ShopBala.com, Amazon.com




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