Try as you might to plan ahead, it’s inevitable this holiday season that you’re going to need to buy a last-minute present–OK, maybe a few. Trust us, we’ve been there. We’ve saved you the frenzied search to find that perfect something and rounded up six suggestions below that we think are creative and thoughtful all in one.
Non-Alcoholic Dry Martini Set, $68.38
Teetotalers and imbibers alike will appreciate this sophisticated set of non-alcoholic spirits from Lyre’s, an Australian company that recent secured $11.5 million in capital to grow. The Apéritif Dry has a citrusy flavor, and the Dry London Spirit, with its notes of juniper, resembles a gin. Use them to make memorable martinis or gin and tonics. The best part is that you don’t have to feel guilty about having a second drink or even a third.
Get it at Lyre’s Spirit Co.
Framable Puzzle, from $40
Kaylin Marcotte started her jigsaw puzzle company Jiggy after realizing how much jigsaws helped her de-stress. Your ordinary puzzles these aren’t: Marcotte collaborates with artists around the world on each of the whimsical designs, and they are indeed artworks that you can frame–they even come with glue to help you with the job.
Perfume by Anthony Hopkins, $75
Leave it to actor Anthony Hopkins to create a gender-neutral fragrance that has top notes of ginger and peppercorn, along with hints of musk and patchouli. It’s distinctive enough for special occasions without being overpowering and can also be worn every day. Purchases support No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit that aims to end hunger for children in the United States.
Get it at Anthony Hopkins.
Hydration Drink 12-Pack, $32.99
Hydration drinks can be gimmicky in marketing their benefits, but I can tell you from trying it myself that Recover 180 really works as a pick-me-up. It’s made with milk thistle extract and aloe vera and loaded with electrolytes to help you recover from tough workouts, jet lag, or general fatigue. The taste is delicious, and a bottle has just 60 calories. Available in citrus, blood orange, or açai berry.
Set of Bright Socks, $48
It’s hard not to smile when you open this box with four pairs of colorful socks inside from the appropriately named Happy Socks. Each has a unique pattern, from stripes to diamonds. They’re comfortable, gender-neutral, and guaranteed to make your outfit stand out.
Box of Chef-Created Holiday Cookies, $56
The restaurant reservations site Resy collaborated with Brooklyn bakery Ovenly on a box filled with a dozen assorted cookies that are baked with recipes from renowned chefs around the U.S. Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, is behind the cardamom brown butter shortbread while Katie Button, of Cúrate in Asheville, North Carolina, created the salted Marcona almond chocolate chunk. Other tempting choices include a lemon fennel shortbread and a white chocolate almond cherry.