Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Last Minute Shopping

Old fashioned shopping at brick and mortar stores, for those running out of time this holiday season

With just a couple of days left to get all gifts for the holiday season, shopping online may no longer be a possibility. If you’re not already wrapping presents, a trip to good old fashioned brick and mortar stores might be your only option. We’ve selected a bunch of gifts that are available at stores from NYC to Nashville, Miami to Minneapolis. There’s something for just about everybody in our Last Minute Gift Guide, but if you have more time and you’re still searching online, take a look at our whole BUY section. Most importantly though, if you’re giving gifts, donating to charity or volunteering this holiday season, also make sure to spend plenty of time with the humans you love the most.

Lazy Sunday Morning Scented Candle

With around 30 hours of burn time, this candle ($62) from Maison Margiela is floral-forward, warm and alluring. With notes of patchouli, iris, orange, pear and white musk, the scent has been crafted to evoke a lazy Sunday morning. This candle will fill a room with a soft, clean fragrance as it burns.

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

From ancient cave paintings to engravings from the 1600s, and modern-day animations to NASA photos, “Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World” ($40) is an investigation of space. With over 300 images, this hardcover spans all kinds of mediums and mindsets, proving just how fascinating we humans have always seen, and continue to see, our universe. The visuals—some of which have never been published before—are drawn from the work of photographers, artists, and astronomers. It’s a beautiful book for anybody with a curious mind.

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

Designed with kids in mind, the BOSEbuild speaker cube kit ($149) is entertaining and educational. The set comes with everything needed to assemble a speaker cube—from panels to coils and more. For children aged eight or older, it’s an experience on how music makes its way through wires and out to our ears (and it’s ultimately delivered through a speaker with Bose-quality sound).

Day + Night Sunglasses

Pairing The Arrivals’ modern, minimal aesthetics with the quality of French heritage eyewear brand VUARNET, the Day + Night sunglasses ($345) convey a timeless style. From components of the utmost quality—stainless steel frames with deep acetate rims and mineral glass lenses—these round edged items are guaranteed to impress.

Instax Square SQ10

Featuring an LCD screen in lieu of a traditional viewfinder, Fujifilm’s hybrid Instax Square SQ10 ($280) offers instant prints, along with the control and quality of a digital camera. In addition to a digital image sensor, that functions quite well in low light, there are a series of functions affixed to three buttons: 10 different filters, brightness adjustment and vignette control.

Cactus de Cartier Ring

Evoking the untouchable desert plant, Cartier’s Cactus de Cartier ring ($75000) uses emeralds and carnelians to build an imaginative design. The 18K gold piece gets a brilliant-cut diamond punctuation point on top. It’s a work of pure imagination from the luxury house and it doesn’t look the same from any two vantage points.

The Fraggle Rock Collection Chocolate Bars

Inspired by Jim Henson’s beloved television show “Fraggle Rock,” a metaphor for diversity and cohabiting peacefully, Brooklyn chocolatiers the Mast Brothers have released five limited edition bars (, each featuring a different character. The brand selected five of their favorite varieties to adorn with characters for this collaboration. A portion of all proceeds benefits The Jim Henson Foundation and the Museum of the Moving Image, where the bars are sold—as well as at the Mast Flagship store in Brooklyn.

Bandana Edition Canvas Bag

Antique cream with a classic paisley pattern, Madewell’s canvas bag ($5) is an everyday carry-all to take you from work to the market and back again. Made from cotton canvas, it’s lightweight but durable and sturdy. For all ages and genders, it’s a simple and practical gift to be used at any time of year.

Professional 5 Qt Mixer

Master recipes you’ve never attempted before with the this KitchenAid mixer ($230), which features 10 speed settings, five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl, and more. This appliance whips, mixes, kneads and beats—taking a lot of the hard work from you. Available in silver gray, black or red, it will look at home in any kitchen.

Grandfather French Terry T-Shirt

Available at their Los Angeles pop-up (and online), EVERYBODY.WORLD’s Grandfather T-Shirt ($78) is composed of 100% cotton French Terry. It’s stylish but timeless, invoking the clothes of yesteryears with its name and silhouette and yet ultimately delivering something present day. It’s part of the brand’s Contributor Collection, which is designed piece-by-piece by regular people—who are clearly out of the ordinary.

Images courtesy of respective brands, hero also courtesy of EVERYBODY.WORLD