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10 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s not too late to find the perfect holiday gifts for friends and loved ones! If you’re doing some last-minute shopping, don’t fret. The gift ideas below are versatile, and if you can’t get the exact items shipped to your location in time for Christmas, you can still take the basic idea and find something similar. How can you go wrong with a vase of flowers for your holiday hostess? Or a cozy throw for a beloved family member? More great ideas await you…

Decorative and Useful

Decor is often a welcomed gift, but it can be tricky if you’re not sure about the style of your gift recipient. However, by selecting items that are useful as well as eye-catching (while being relatively neutral), your present will pull double-duty and be twice as special. With the current houseplant revival, you can’t go wrong with a clean-lined planter, especially if you deliver it to your giftee with a plant in the center! Below we see ferm LIVING’s brass Hexagon Pot:

Hexagon pot from ferm LIVING

Next up: a vase of flowers! Not only is it the perfect hostess gift, it can make an ideal gift for any occasion, and you can find great options at any price range. Below we see the Sabine Vase from Crate & Barrel:

Modern vase from Crate & Barrel
Modern vase from Crate & Barrel

Give the useful gift of bookends, and make sure they sparkle by choosing pieces crafted from minerals or other natural specimens. These Agate Bookends from West Elm are as beautiful as they are functional:

Agate bookends from West Elm

Staying warm is a must for winter, so why not treat your giftee to West Elm’s Warmest Throw in Arrow Jacquard? A classic pattern meets a cozy texture:

Cozy throw from West Elm

Candles can also double as decor, and this Capri Blue Winter Tropics Candle from Anthropologie certainly plays up the festivity! It’s available in both Clementine and Spiced Pineapple scents, but if you’re unsure of your gift recipient’s fragrance preference, you can always select a candle without a scent (such as a plain white candle in a decorative votive).

Pineapple candle from Anthropologie

Foodie Fabulous

If your gift recipient is a foodie (or loves to entertain), go with a gift that celebrates the art of serving or consuming food! Anthropologie’s Stratford Mug is a stoneware piece with the look of antique glassware. A mug is the perfect foodie gift, especially if you add a jar of hot cocoa or an assortment of teas!

White mug from Anthropologie

One of our all-time favorite foodie gift ideas: a salt cellar. And this Marble Salt Cellar from CB2 does not disappoint! If your gift recipient already owns a salt cellar, no problem. There are so many different types of salts and seasonings available, it never hurts to have multiple containers for stashing them. Bonus points if you include a specialty salt as part of your gift!

Marble salt cellar from CB2
Marble salt cellar from CB2

A clean-lined decanter is a sleek, useful gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. We’re fans of Crate & Barrel’s Prime Decanter, which will definitely dress up the bar cart!

Glass decanter from Crate & Barrel

Serveware is a fun gift option for those who enjoy entertaining. This stainless steel cake pedestal from Crate & Barrel makes serving dessert a stylish endeavor. And you can never have too many cake stands…

Stainless steel cake pedestal from Crate & Barrel

Anthropologie’s Gleaming Trove Nut Bowl is a stoneware serving piece with a shiny interior. Choose from silver or gold, and watch your gift recipient’s eyes light up while unwrapping this treasure!

Stylish nut bowl from Anthropologie

Happy shopping! And of course, Happy Holidays from our Decoist family to yours!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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