The Last-Minute Gift Guide
You waited until the 11th hour to find the perfect gift, and now you’re stressed. Take comfort in knowing you’re not the only one. We dedicate this gift guide to you and all the last-minute gift hunters. The spirit of gift-giving either brings out the timeliness in us or the opposite. However, these gifts listed below can be quickly shipped or booked for your loved ones. So, whether you’re treating yourself or someone else to a gift, we’re sure you’ll find something that suits you or that particular person in your life.
The Gift of Libations
For the person who enjoys their spirits neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.
El Tequileño Reposado Rare
As a result of maturing for six years, this reposado has a rich flavor, a buttery mouthfeel, and alluring complexity. The delicious smell of cooked agave, oak, and subtle sweet vanilla draw you in, and it’s the flavorsome, peppery pour that hooks you. The sip ends with a long finish akin to the emotion you feel after enjoying your favorite artist perform live – gratifying. $225
Ten To One Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Rum
Boasting a bold and rich color and flavorful palate is the first of Ten To One's Cask Select series, the Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish. This expression is the brand's award-winning Caribbean Dark Rum, a blend sourced from Jamaica, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, and Barbados, finished in Oloroso sherry casks. The result is a velvety texture with notes of caramel and a hint of citrus. $64.99
Nothing beats a low to no-fuss cocktail, especially when it’s crafted for you - as is the case with Siponey Royale. But, don’t be fooled by the can; this effervescent ready-to-drink beverage is a combination of spicy rye whiskey, locally sourced honey, sparkling water, and zesty lemon, unleashing just the right amount of boozy flavor and fizz. $39.99
Lobos 1707 Tequila Extra Añejo
The Extra Añejo is matured for three years in American white oak and finished in Pedro Ximénez (PX) wine barrels. Its aroma is filled with agave, sherry, and oak that translates into the flavor profile. Oak tannins shine through on the first sip and are accompanied by cooked agave and dark roast coffee. There’s a quick bite of heat at the back of the palate before settling into a slightly sweet finish. $159
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Whiskey with this much character is best enjoyed with friends or solo if you don’t want to share the goodness (we understand). Uncle Nearest 1856 consists of a blend of premium aged whiskies ranging 8-14 years old. The beautiful golden hue is inviting, along with the swirl of maple and caramel aroma. The palate has just the right balance of spice and sweetness, with hints of the caramel first met at the nose combined with oak and dried fruit. $59
The Gift of Wellness
Pamper yourself or a loved one with wellness goodies that are good for the soul.
Soy Society Sensuous 024
Sensuous 024 is more than just a candle. No doubt, the fragrance is alluring all on its own, which encompasses a blend of wood, soft florals, and berries. However, it’s the metallic silver container that holds the candle that has us even more mesmerized. The glimmering container can be repurposed as a keepsake for jewelry or a decorative trinket for your home. $32
Brooklyn Tea Relax. Relate. Release
The name says it all. The soothing blend of chamomile, honey, citron, and lemongrass is therapeutic for your mind and body. Chamomile is widely known to assist with relaxation and sleep, while lemongrass helps alleviate stomach aches with its’ antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. So, sip away your stressors while also aiding digestion. $35.99
Beneath Your Mask Polish Detoxifying Body Scrub
Finally, a body scrub you can use from head to toe! This pore-cleansing scrub sloughs away dead skin, plus softens and brightens skin’s texture, and can be used to exfoliate your scalp. Apply to dry skin and massage over the entire body in circular motions for optimal exfoliation. $70
Pear Nova Luxe Nail Care Set
This premium nail care kit is just in time for winter and its drying effects on skin and nails. The set includes all the essentials for healthy nails, such as the Soak, Scrub, and Butter. When these three products are used together, you’ll have super-soft hands and feet. The set also includes a glass nail file, the Refresh Soy Nail Lacquer Remover, Growth Green Tea Cuticle Oil, Clearly Classic Top Coat, and Beneath Me Classic Base Coat. $90
Bevel Shave Kit
What if we were to tell you there’s an easy four-step process to getting baby soft skin? Bevel’s acclaimed shave kit has every tool you need for the perfect shave. The pre-shave oil, shave cream, and post-shave balm works together to fight blemishes, irritation and even out your complexion. $89.95
The Gift of Travel
Everyone could use a getaway.
La Maison In Midtown - Houston, TX
Houston is known for its array of fine dining options and thriving art scene. Complement your visit with a stay at this sophisticated seven-room bed and breakfast. La Maison is located within walking distance of some of the city’s hottest restaurants and entertainment venues. Luxury amenities include a private spa bath with a walk-in shower, couple’s rain shower, or jetted tub. Since the city is celebrated for its delicious cuisine, be sure to indulge in the B&B’s hearty Southern-style breakfast.
Urban Cowboy - Nashville, TN
Located in East Nashville is the rustic-chic Urban Cowboy. Each of the eight suites has a distinct motif, but all feature soaring ceilings and vintage-inspired clawfoot bathtubs. Guests also have access to their world-famous Public House Bar located in the Stable House on the property. Note: Urban Cowboy is only available for adults 21+, so leave the kids at home.
The Ivy Hotel - Baltimore, MD
The Ivy, located in a historic Mount Vernon mansion, offers eight spacious suites and nine plush guest rooms. Each bed is fitted with airy 400-thread count Frette sheets, a gas fireplace, and a luxuriant bathroom equipped with heated limestone floors. Moreover, book reservations for the onsite bistro-style restaurant Magdalena, which offers European-inspired fare and delicious cocktails.
The Henderson - Destin, FL
Winter calls for a beach retreat with plenty of lush coastal views, and The Henderson delivers in every way. In addition to the lavish suites, guest rooms, and condos, the spa is the next best place to engage in a little R&R. The spa has 11 private treatment rooms and a wet area with an experiential shower, whirlpool tub, Himalayan Salt Suite, and other reinvigorating spaces. Finally, grab a bite at fine-dining concept Primrose for an authentic “Gulf-to-table” experience.
Salamander Resort & Spa – Middleburg, VA
Prepare to snuggle up in one of the expansive 168 rooms and suites with a backdrop of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll be able to soak in the scenery thanks to your balcony or outdoor patio – which comes with every room and suite. The opulent rooms and décor were given a personal touch by resort owner Sheila Johnson, the co-founder of BET. Additionally, the resort is amid Virginia's renowned horse and wine country, so it lends itself to experiencing exclusive wine tastings and the onsite equestrian center.
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