6 Sensible Final-Minute Present Concepts

This holiday season, if you’re trying to plan ahead, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to purchase a last minute gift – OK, maybe a few. Trust us, we’ve been there. We have spared you the frantic search for the perfect something and have summarized six suggestions that we consider creative and thoughtful rolled into one.

Non-alcoholic dry martini set68.38 USD
Tea lovers and drinkers alike will appreciate these sophisticated non-alcoholic spirits from Lyre’s, an Australian company that recently raised $ 11.5 million in capital for growth. The Apéritif Dry has a citric taste and the Dry London Spirit with its juniper notes is similar to a gin. Use them to create memorable martinis or gin and tonics. The best part is that you don’t need to feel guilty about having a second or even a third drink.

Get it at Lyre’s Spirit Co.

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Frame-compatible puzzlefrom $ 40
Kaylin Marcotte started her puzzle company Jiggy after discovering how much puzzles had helped her relieve stress. Your usual puzzles aren’t these: Marcotte works with artists around the world on each of the quirky designs, and they’re actually works of art that you can frame – they even come with glue to help you with the job.

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Perfume by Anthony Hopkins$ 75
Leave it to actor Anthony Hopkins to create a gender-neutral fragrance that includes top notes of ginger and peppercorn, as well as hints of musk and patchouli. It’s distinctive enough for special occasions without being overwhelming, and it can be worn every day too. Purchases support No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit that aims to end the hunger for children in the United States.

Get it from Anthony Hopkins.

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Drinking drink pack of 12$ 32.99
Hydration drinks can be a gimmick in marketing their benefits, but I can tell you if I try myself that Recover 180 really works as a pick-me-up. Made from milk thistle extract and aloe vera, it is loaded with electrolytes to help you recover from tough workouts, jet lag, or general fatigue. The taste is delicious and a bottle only has 60 calories. Available in citrus, blood orange or açai berries.

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Set of bright socks$ 48
It’s hard not to smile when you open this box of four pairs of brightly colored socks made 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.

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Box of chef-made Christmas cookies$ 56

Restaurant reservation site Resy worked with Brooklyn Bakery Ovenly on a box of a dozen different cookies baked using recipes from renowned American chefs. Alice Waters of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., Stands behind the brown cardamom butter shortbread while Katie Button of Cúrate in Asheville, North Carolina created the salted marcona and almond chocolate bar. Other tempting options include a lemon fennel shortbread and a white chocolate almond cherry.

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