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Last Minute Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

No time? No problem. These last-minute gift ideas are a sure way to spoil your loved ones amidst a busy holiday season

By Julia Landolfi

It’s the most wonderful (and slightly stressful) time of year. The frantic party planning and gift shopping can oftentimes get the best of us. While it’s tempting to opt for a generic gift card, these last minute holiday gifts will inspire shoppers down to the eleventh hour with presents so priceless, their recipients will never know they were purchased late.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For the barista

A classic French press is the perfect last minute holiday gift to a friend in need of an elevated coffee experience. Yield’s Ceramic French Press brews earthy, full-bodied coffee and transforms a rushed morning routine into a tranquil ritual. $162, at 313 Design Market.

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For the curator

A subscription service is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Move over Netflix, Art Crate offers a month-to-month subscription that delivers personalized art right to your door-step. Art can be a tricky thing to buy for someone, so what’s best about this last minute holiday gift is that it lets the recipient call the final shots. From $20, at Art Crate.

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For the playful decorator

Sure to put a smile on their face, Fritz Hansen’s Happy Hook is a charming and unique gift idea for anyone with a wall and jacket. $120, at GOODEE.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For the mixologist

From glass decanters to brass cocktail kits, West Elm’s Archer Barware Collection offers a wide range of gifts suitable for bartenders looking to perfect their craft at home. Cheers to giving the best gift this holiday season. From $75, at West Elm.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For the Green Thumb

Areaware’s tubular terracotta and dolomite planters disguise their saucers a playful bubble design—perfecting the sculptural-yet-simple look. From $64, at Urban Outfitters.

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For the skincare enthusiast

Self-care always makes a great last minute holiday gift idea Ember has formulated an ensemble of all-natural products and tools that leave skin feeling clean and nourished. Reach for The Glow gift set—personalized for any skin type. It even includes a crystal Gua Sha and skincare handbook. $99, at Ember.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For the good listener

Some things simply never go out of style. Offered in multiple colours and equipped with a built-in Bluetooth receiver, Crosley’s record player has all of the nostalgic qualities of an antique turntable with the perks of 21st-century technology. From $135, at Indigo.

last Minute Holiday Gifts

For the globetrotter

Who says gifts can’t be pretty and practical? Monos’ Check-In Spinner Luggage is a sure pleaser for the frequent traveller on your list. Offered in four different colour options, the carry-on is outfitted with a telescopic handle that has four height settings, a TSA-approved lock and whisper-quiet wheels. $295, at Nordstrom.


For the au naturel

Homebodies seeking some zen will appreciate Saje’s Aroma Glow touch-activated diffuser. The device illuminates a soft glow and gently circulates a refreshing scent of 100% organic essential oils for up to 12 hours at a time. $108, at Saje.

For the proud Torontonian on your list, consider DL’s Toronto-Themed Gift Guide for even more great ideas.

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