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Ciara’s holiday gift picks

A few of her favorite last-minute options for all you procrastinators out there.

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Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Cutting it close for your holiday gifting? No need to panic (yet). Our Co-founder and Buying Director, Ciara Flood, has an eye for nice things and a taste level that’s truly unmatched, and she’s curated a guide on her top On-Demand holiday gifts this season! Keep reading to see what they are and why she’d send them to the lucky recipients on her list. 

From the pleasing to delicious to the playful, everything below will arrive just in the nick of time (AKA before December 25th). So pull out a pen and paper, you might want to take notes.

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Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Rainbow Glasses from Fredericks & Mae

Order by: December 15th

Being former teachers and product designers, the founders have taken their love of art and applied it to the gifting space. They make beautiful items that are truly unique and thoughtful — like an intricate candle that you probably won’t even want to burn, or an elegant statuette fit for a mantel. Forget giving someone a bottle of wine. Reach for these beautiful, perfectly-quirky kitchen glasses instead.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Gravity Gallery Puzzle from Different Puzzles

Order by: December 20th

This is a gift/activity that will surely lead to a surprising finale. With Different Puzzles, there are hidden elements within each puzzle. So as you piece them together, the final image reveals something... unexpected. Play and curiosity have always remained important pillars in our approach to gifting, and this puzzle encompasses both of those characteristics to a T.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

The Enthusiast Bundle from Coffee Manufactory

Order by: December 19th

Let the new year be powered by smooth, responsibly-roasted coffee. Born from the infamous Tartine Bakery, Coffee Manufactory brings its customers closer to farms, farms closer to roasters and roasters closer to baristas. With this gift, you'll have everything you need to brew the perfect cup — with a Chemex carafe, single-origin coffee beans and an extremely sippable mug that permits hot coffee on the go.

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Ciara’s holiday gift picks

The OG Bundle from White Mausu

Order by: December 21st

Drawing flavor inspiration from childhood memories in Hong Kong, Co-founder Katie and her partner Jasper have perfected the art of creating comfort in nourishing, soulful condiments. From Peanut and Black Bean Rāyus to a punchy Cashew Crunch, these three flavors will (seriously) blow your mind. Spoon any of them over smashed avocado, eggs and stir fries, use as a dressing or just enjoy straight from the jar.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Serum House from Dr. Barbara Sturm

Order by: December 18th

They say skincare is the new makeup, so why not give them the ultimate facial treat? The Serum House is Dr. Barbara Sturm’s legendary four-step skincare routine, now presented in its own holiday home-inspired packaging. Being listed as some of Oprah’s favorite things, these products are designed to hydrate, nourish and soothe the skin, and are especially effective during the winter months.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Seasonal Milk Chocolate Sharing Slab from Bean and Goose

Order by: December 20th

The Irish brand is inspired by childhood sweet shop runs that sisters and co-founders, Natalie and Karen, remember fondly. Every single one of Bean and Goose’s creations brings the magic back into giving and receiving delicious chocolate, and this seasonal slab is no different. It's ideal for breaking, cracking and sharing, and topped with wholesome ingredients that complement the milk chocolate itself.

Gifting within the UK?

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

White Tulips from FLOWERBX

Order by: December 19th

A female-founded brand that’s set out to solve two big issues in flower delivery: consistency and quality. They ensure that what gets to the recipient is exactly what you ordered, in the best possible condition. The founder, Whitney, has experience sending flowers on behalf of designers like Tom Ford (he always wanted one type of flower, in a beautiful bouquet, in immaculate condition). So she knows how to send a good bunch of blooms.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Salted Caramel Hamper from COCO Chocolatier

Order by: December 21st

For the caramel fanatic in your life (or the one with just a crazy strong sweet tooth). COCO Chocolatier’s ethical approach to their craft creates chocolate that’s incredibly delicious and enjoyed by all. This particular curation puts sweet, salty indulgence front and center, with decadent gold chocolate drops, salted caramel fudge, seriously special hot cocoa and more.

Ciara’s holiday gift picks

Soul Candle from EYM Naturals

Order by: December 22nd

What better than to welcome in the new year feeling a little more rested, relaxed and restored? This large, three-wicked candle brings in scents of neroli, orange blossom and ylang ylang — basically the equivalent of a calming breath of fresh air. Made from sustainable ingredients, natural fragrances and consciously-sourced packaging, no need to feel guilty about striking a match and taking time to unwind with this gift.

There you go! Thoughtful, last-minute gifts that don’t feel “last-minute” at all. More importantly, each one will get to your recipient before December 25th. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit send ASAP… Log in or sign up today and start spreading holiday cheer across the US, EU and UK.

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