For the shopping procrastinator, here's a guide to our favorite last-minute holiday gifts — from $9 to $9,500
By Ingrid Schmidt
Dec 14, 2017 | 9:00 AM
Still in need of presents? No problem. The aim of our gift game is to surprise and delight, from out-of-this-world jewelry to the smart practicalities of a chic emergency survival kit, sleep-inducing pillow spray and luggage with built-in tracking and a charging port.
Whether naughty or nice, we’ve gotta say that any giver or recipient could use an added supply of comfort this year in the form of fluffy accessories and feel-good scents. Order an extra of that made-in-Sonoma body oil infused with real flower buds and take a second to just breathe. Now, that’s a gift.
Tory Burch ostrich feather handbag on chain-link strap. $458. Available at Tory Burch boutiques in Beverly Hills and at South Coast Plaza and www.toryburch.com.
Anne Sisteron 14-karat yellow gold-and-diamond Moon and Star necklace on a 16-inch chain. $2,205. Available at Anne Sisteron in Beverly Hills, annesisteron.com.
Adaptation cashmere “Welcome to California” sweater with palm-tree pattern. $995. Available at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, www.barneys.com.
Oak & Ashland
Oak & Ashland natural floral-infused body oil with jojoba and coconut oils and ylang ylang and French lavender essential oils in a recycled glass bottle, custom-blended in Sonoma. $58. oakandashland.com.
Anna by Rablabs
Anna by Rablabs stainless steel cocktail shaker with amethyst crystal finials. $295. Available at Tesoro at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Tweak boutique in Beverly Grove (open until 2 p.m. Christmas Day), www.annanewyork.com.
Hoorsenbuhs 18-karat yellow gold Brute Phantom ring with rubies, emeralds or sapphires. $9,500. Available at Maxfield in West Hollywood or Malibu or call Hoorsenbuhs in Santa Monica, (646) 755-8869.
Sama Eyewear’s No Bullying titanium aviator sunglasses. $545. Available at Sama Eyewear at Westfield Century City, samaeyewearshop.com.
Jenni Kayne mink slides with leather soles. $425. Available at Jenni Kayne boutiques in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara and Newport Beach, www.jennikayne.com.
Birdwell Beach Britches limited-edition men’s wool flannel CPO shirt with stripes and elbow patches; made in Santa Ana. $129 (chain-stitched monogramming available). Available at Birdwell Beach Britches in Manhattan Beach, www.birdwell.com.
Hourglass Cosmetics limited-edition Confessions lipstick set featuring three shades with a refillable sleek gold applicator. $54. Available at Nordstrom at Westfield Century City, shop.nordstrom.com.
Diptyque’s glass Figuier Hourglass Diffuser 2.0 with gilded metal detailing in a fig scent (also available in five other fragrances). $175. Available at Diptyque boutiques in Los Angeles and at South Coast Plaza, www.diptyqueparis.com.
M. Carter cotton twill cap with embroidered Los Angeles slogan patch (also available in Echo Park, Silver Lake, Santa Monica or Palm Springs). $56. Available at Mohawk General Store locations in Silver Lake and Santa Monica, www.mohawkgeneralstore.com.
Preppi’s the Prepster Backback with three days of survival gear including a solar-powered phone charger, flashlight, flare, food, water, first-aid kit, tools, Malin + Goetz toiletries, Marvis toothpaste and more. $345. Monogramming also available for $75. Available at www.preppi.co.
L.A. jewelry designer Spinelli Kilcollin’s soy-and-beeswax Avarice candle with notes of fig, orange peel and powdery sandalwood; five of the 500 limited candles contain a hidden Galaxy ring at the bottom and all come with a logo matchbook. $68. Available at www.spinellikilcollin.com.
Pop Shoes gold leather light-up sneakers with rechargeable LED lights that have three flash settings. $100. Available at Ron Robinson stores in Santa Monica and Beverly Grove, ronrobinson.com.
Rockins fringed silk scarf with snake pattern. $288. Available at Reservoir at Platform in Culver City, reservoir-la.com.
Rebecca Minkoff So Connected 22-inch suitcase with USB ports for electronics charging and Bluetooth tracking to prevent luggage loss. $255 (stickers sold separately starting at $5). Available at Rebecca Minkoff in Beverly Grove, www.rebeccaminkoff.com.
This Works Super Sleep pillow spray in a mix of lavender, chamomile and vetiver essential oils with two levels of concentration. $28. Available at Bluemercury boutiques in Los Angeles, bluemercury.com.
Editions De Parfums Frédéric Malle Soap Coffret contains a set of shea butter soaps in six of the French perfumer’s signature scents. $135. Available at Frédéric Malle in Beverly Grove, www.fredericmalle.com.
Tom Ford limited-edition … Fabulous eau de parfum, a leathery scent with notes of bitter almond, tonka bean, orris, cashmeran and clary sage that starts at $310 for 50 ml. Available at Tom Ford in Beverly Hills, www.tomford.com.
Pride Socks cotton-blend over-the-knee Courage tube socks. $9. Available at pridesocks.com.
Maya Brenner X Clare V.
Jewelry designer Maya Brenner and handbag and accessories designer Clare Vivier have teamed up on simple messaging and styling with their new collection of 14-karat gold nameplate necklaces. Starting at $295. Available at Clare V. boutiques and online, www.mayabrenner.com; www.clarev.com.
Jewelry designer and Gemological Institute of America-certified gemologist Cindy Boudov finds beauty in the unconventional. Her larger pieces showcase sliced diamonds and other ethically sourced raw stones, while the style of the Tusk Ring is modest yet distinctive, with or without diamonds. Starting at $225. Available at www.boudovdesigns.com.
Jewelry designer Nak Armstrong’s Monstera Palm Leaf Earrings are a delicate combination of 76 cut stones (emeralds, peach tourmaline and brown zircon) hand-set in recycled 20-karat rose gold. (Also comes in a blue zircon version.) $6,750. Available at Barneys New York stores, www.barneys.com; www.nakarmstrong.com.
Marques Harper and Jessica Ritz contributed to this report.
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