Whoops - you left your Christmas shopping until December 23rd?? No problem! Marisa and I pride ourselves on being peppy Xmas elves, and we have an idea for you even in this 11th hour. Below are a few ideas for online shopping you can do in 5 minutes flat, without having to resort to a boring old AmEx gift card shoved in an envelope. You can choose something unique and personalized, even though you're pushing the easy button.
1. A SPA GIFT CERTIFICATE
...like one to Aire Ancient Baths, one of my personal favorites in NYC, where you can relax in about 6 different hot baths, including a floating salt pool, or a steam room while waiting for your massage. Everyone deserves to be pampered!
2. A CLASS OR EXPERIENCE
...like a gift card to De Gustibus cooking classes, in the Herald Square Macy's, NYC. As they say, "it's not just a cooking school, it's a culinary theater!" You sit and watch some of the most revered chefs prepare a meal...while you sip on cocktails and eat their delicious end product.
3. AN ONLINE UPGRADE
The possibilities for magazine subscriptions are endless. Whether you go for Garden and Gun or The Week will depend on your audience, of course. A personal favorite of mine is Kinfolk Magazine, full of gorgeous photography, inspiring recipes, and beautiful writing, each issue on a certain theme.
Good luck with your last minute shopping! Finish it up so you can sit by the fire with some hot chocolate and a book!