Okay, so you waited till the very end to buy holiday gifts, and now not even last-minute sales or two-day shipping will save you. You could head out into the world, braving the crowds and trying to scrounge up some kind of gift in a blind frenzy — Wait, what’s their shoe size? Do they already have an Apple TV? — or you could save yourself the trouble with an e-gift card, which these days come from a surprisingly broad swath of places (Did you know you could give them the gift of Netflix?) Here’s a tip: Even if the gift code will be emailed to them, go to the trouble of printing it out and sticking it in a card you get at the drugstore. Or better yet, put the printout in a box that you then gift wrap. There’s time for that, at least.
If you know they’re a skin care junkie, but you’re at a loss for what products they might want, give them a gift card to Dermstore.
So they can upgrade to linen sheets or get the bathrobe that’s been popular at the Strategist Holiday Pop-Up Shop.
We also love Brooklinen’s linen bedding, as well as their buttery-soft cotton sheets.
In our roundup of the 100 best pens, Baron Fig’s Rollerball came out on top. But the New York City-based company makes a bunch of other great office gear, too, in case pens aren’t their thing.
Makers of a Strategist-approved work bag.
The luggage brand that’s earning raves for a carry-on that charges your devices.
It seems mundane, but you might be opening up a whole new world for that friend or loved one who’s stuck in a Gristedes or Trader Joe’s rut.
Spare them the agony of having to wait for the J train — or pay them back for all those rides you still haven’t Venmoed them for.
Is your recipient a cinephile? Load up a Fandango card and let them at it.
Budding beauty bloggers would flip over a gift card from the makeup and scent emporium.
For the shopper who looks forward to Nordstrom’s reliably excellent Half-Yearly and Anniversary sales.
If you’re looking for a gift card for someone who loves to cook, Material Kitchen makes sculptural-looking cookware (and their Japanese-style knife is a real knockout).
When you’re at a complete loss, a gift card to the big A allows them to do all the deciding.
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