You’ve still got time to get out and hit the stores before they become impossible, or shop online and save a little cash on standard shipping, knowing your package will arrive before the big day.
MOUTH Negroni Kit, $135 at mouth.com
Invented in Florence in 1919, the negroni is a classic aperitivo, a bold, bitter cocktail designed to stimulate the appetite before dinner – and it couldn’t be easier to make. This kit bundles three American-made craft spirits to make the perfect negroni any time, anywhere.
Spaceship Teepee, $149 at landofnod.com
Why build a simple pillow fort when your imagination can take off in a high-flying rocket ship? Any kid will love the opportunities for make-believe in this whimsical playhouse.
Geometric Table Tiles, $32 at areaware.com
These durable, eye-catching coasters will liven up even the most stately dinner party. I love their multipurpose shape; the geometric forms can be arranged together to make a trivet for bringing hot dishes from the oven to the table.
Autographed limited edition GDL cookbook, $35 at giadzy.com
Got a Giada fan in the family? This limited-edition cookbook comes autographed for a personal touch. We’ll even send the wrapping paper along with it, so it can go straight under the tree.
Personal Embosser, $40 at williams-sonoma.com
For the gardener or generous home cook, personalized labels showcase their hard work with a beautiful, professional-looking seal.
Schoolhouse Letter Pillows, $58 at serenaandlily.com
Monogramming is a great way to make any gift extra-personal, but it can often add an extra 3-4 weeks to your shipping time. These letter pillows are the perfect alternative, and make a cute nursery gift for new parents.
Homesick Candles, $35 at homesickcandles.com
Everyone knows there’s no place like home, whether they’re college kids or business travelers. These long-burning soy candles are scented like each of the U.S. states – Florida smells like oranges and sea mist, for example – a nice way to bring home with them wherever they are.
Slip Silk Pillowcases, $99 at slipsilkpillowcase.com
Every woman wants to wake up looking picture-perfect, without bedhead or pillow creases. These pure silk pillowcases, developed in collaboration with celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, are gentle on the hair and skin, keep blowouts intact overnight, and feel oh-so-luxurious to boot!
Jess Panza Coquille Bowl, $75 at abchome.com
These artist-made bowls look like a sparkly geode and come in a range of pretty pastel colors. They’re just the right size for girly girls of all ages to store rings and other small treasures on her desk or dresser.
World map With Pins, $155 at oliverjeffersstuff.com
This cool hand-drawn map makes great wall art for a globe-trotting friend, and it comes with color-coded pins so they can mark off where they’ve been – and where they want to go next.
Adjustable Rope Leash, $62 at petswag.com
This adorable rope leash is handmade and individually dyed, a modern upgrade that’s heads and tails above the usual boring pet accessories. Finally, the dog lover in your life can make their next walk just as unique as their favorite pooch.
Mansur Gavriel Tote, $595 at mansurgavriel.com
A well-made handbag is a splurge, but this gorgeous leather version will last for years and remind the giftee of you every time she uses it. I picked up a similar bag in Italy, and the metallic pop of the lining never fails to make me smile.