The reality of the situation? You have only a few weeks left to find her the perfect present. Time to get with the program.
Start-Ups: Silicon Valley
Delight the clever cutie with a smart bundle that packs a surprise of its own. Bay Area-based Yield Design Co.’s picnic bag ($49), available in three colors, goes from tote to blanket with one quick zip.
Give your beauty addict of a roomie her first eau-MG moment, thanks to SF-based artisan Yosh Han’s brand of vibrational perfumery. In lieu of sniffing scented strips, she can get an olfactory aura reading ($60-$80), take a DIY approach with a workshop class ($250), or make an appointment for a custom perfume session ($500).
Extreme Home Makeover
Pinning is easy; creating takes work. Get the procrastinating crafter a Brit Kits subscription. Like a salad-in-a-bag for the crafting community, each box is packed with all the essentials (plus a few fun extras) and focuses on a new activity or theme each month.
Ensure your FIDM-bound cousin makes a statement with Noetic’s tassel necklaces ($78-$89) — made by Mira Mira shopgirl Tara Morgan — in a variety of shades, including pieces with painted fringe.
Secure her street style status in a custom leather jacket from Project Runway alum Melissa Fleis; choose the leather (sourced locally from S.H. Frank’s Leather & Hides), hardware, and zipper detailing. (Prices are available by request; email email@example.com.)
The Amazing Race
Help your favorite jet-setting aunt transform in-transit settings from stale to luxe with ElizabethW’s Sleep Well set ($62). The lavender-scented trifecta (linen spray, sleep mask, and pillow insert) in pretty letterpressed packaging delivers soothing relief.
A public display of confection is just as sweet with Obsessive Confection Disorder’s vegan treats, like OCD Sweet Stix, The Dark Mal(low) (caramel, marshmallow, dark chocolate), Play Date (vegan PayDay), and Irish Caramel Bomb Pops (Jameson whiskey lollipops dipped in bittersweet chocolate).
Leave the cookies for Santa and gift your boss lady Coco Delice’s Sonoma Brut truffles ($21), made of dark chocolate ganache infused with sparkling wine from Sonoma County.
Just don’t get caught hoarding.
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Photos: Courtesy of Yield Design; Courtesy of Brit Kits; Courtesy of Obsessive Confection Disorder