So we’re pretty much down to the wire when it comes to last-minute gifts here, but you know what’s a surefire gift for parents (that you can still get on time if you order ASAP with one-day delivery)? A Nespresso machine, which Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma calls the ultimate present for those who prize convenience (and a surprisingly decent espresso): “My parents quickly became obsessed. I’m not exaggerating when I say it was all they could talk about for a while. They debated their favorite pods — the dark-gray ones, probably — and went through like five cups each, per day. Soon, another Christmas rolled around and in the ultimate demonstration that my gift was a hit, they gave someone a Nespresso.” And for just the next few hours (16 of ‘em), the super-countertop-friendly Essenza Mini is just 60 bucks.
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