Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Day is a week away, but if you still have a few hard-to-buy for people on your list this season, here’s a look at some haute items that should help you cross them off.

For You:

There is no better way to get glammed up for the holidays (and splurge on yourself) than with a new hairstyle. Head over to Avanti’s express Blow Dry & Treatment Salon pop-up on Newbury Street.  With the rush of the holiday season upon us, they know your time is valuable so they will get you in and out as quickly as possible. From a quick blow-out to get you on your way to a color lock treatment, this is the place to go for a little indulgent me-time.

Avanti Salon

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For Her:

Barmakian has a last minute holiday gift idea that promises to tickle her pink. Check out their 2018 Pantone Color Chart inspired jewelry that features everything from a JFine 3.7 carat fancy pinkish diamond ring (seen here available for a haute $2.5 million) and Argyle five-stone split shank ring to a purple sapphire ring and fancy light yellow green diamond ring, because we all know that famous saying that rings especially true around the holidays – diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.

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If you thought lululemon was just about yoga pants, think again. They have created an entire line of comfortable clothes that you can find at their new Seaport location. We love the Stand out Sherpa fleece jacket that keeps us warm and looking stylish with its lightweight slim fit design and longer length.

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Speaking of style, if you are looking to impress her this holiday season, head over to Furla at Copley Place. The 90-year-old luxury Italian leather goods house opened its first ever Boston store here and offers an array of brightly colored bags to get her through the dark winter months. We love the Metropolis bag in printed textured leather with signature metal closure and removable shoulder strap that allows her to easily go from tote to shoulder bag.

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For Him:

What guy doesn’t love to play games? If your guy is anything like ours, he will love ROCCAT’s Khan Pro headset. These headphones are as comfortable in wear as they are clear in audio. Ideal for competitive play, these certified hi-resolution audio (from the Japan Audio Society) offer subtle bass and high tones. Even better, the lightweight construction confirms to the shape of your ears for the ultimate in comfort. They are compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One and most mobile devices for multi-platform use.

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For the guy who loves to cook, he will love the wireless leave-in meat thermometer known as MEATER. Gone are the days of having the wires from digital thermometers hanging out of the oven to display the perfect temperature. It’s so simple to use – just download the app, insert the probe into the meat, sit back and wait until it reaches the desired temperature then serve. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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For Both of You:

For a fun weekend staycation, book a night at the Kimpton Onyx and take in a Bruins game at the Garden. If you are looking to pop the question this holiday, the hotel has partnered up with Tuckamore Aviation for the ultimate luxe add-on that includes a private 30-minute helicopter ride for a beautiful view of Boston’s holiday lights from 1,000 feet above the city. You can also add on round-trip transportation to/from nearby Tuckamore Aviation, a gourmet picnic basket to enjoy when you land, a bottle of champagne or wine or a photographer.

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After you return from your private helicopter ride, you will want to celebrate with a bottle of wine. Stop by Bistro du Midi for their Pour Le Plasir, translated “a pour for pleasure,”with selections hand picked by Head Sommelier Ray Osborne. You can sip on varietals like Cecchi’s 2011 Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, a cpied Prugnolo Gentile wine balanced with flavors of morello cherry.

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Speaking of wine, there is nothing quite like the aerating system known as Aervana. If you aren’t familiar with this model yet, you will thank us later. With just one touch,you can quickly and easily oxygenate a bottle of bold red instead of having to wait for the wine to open up. The haute system dispenses and aerates wine under pressure with the simple push of a button. The instantly aerated wine is then dispensed directly to your glass. Even better, this haute model is designed to keep sediment at the bottom of the bottle so you no longer have to worry about making the perfect pour.

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It’s all about staying connected today and sometimes the only place to recharge is in your car. When our phone needs a boost, we check out BEZALEL’s sleek Omnia car charger that ensures we will never lose power. Even better is the Latitude, a phone case that enables fast wireless charging for iPhones. The case comes with a magnetic alignment feature that guides your phone to the optimal spot on the charging pad so you can avoid fumbling to find the right position. It’s as simple as setting it down and powering it up.

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For The Kids:

One of the hottest gifts for kids this year is the hoverboard, but the ultimate one is from Razor. Meet the Hovertrax 2.0, a self-balancing hoverboard that allows kids to cruise up to six miles per hour with up to 60 minutes of continuous use. Even better, there is no assembly required for parents. This haute board is foot controlled for seamless maneuvering and comes in five cool colors with blue LED light bars. After charging the unit (it holds a 60-minute charge – charger is included) you can keep an eye on the power as the LED indicator displays both the battery power and riding mode. Once you step on the anti-slip rubber platform, you know you are in for a fun experience. You can start off in training mode and then switch to normal once you feel comfortable. All of the steering is foot controlled and once riders get the hang of balancing while riding, trust us, they are in an unforgettable ride. The Hovertrax 2.0 is designed for kids over eight years old and can hold up to 220 pounds.

HovertraxPhoto Credit: Razor

For The Entire Family:

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to show off your beautiful family to all of your friends and extended family. One of the hautest ways to do that is with the Nixplay Iris, a wifi connected photo frame that allows you to upload phots that can be viewed and shared. Even if you can’t be with some family members, you can share photos from say your grandmother’s party in Florida with your family’s from Boston.

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We can all admit to being a big kid at times and a selfie camera allows you to do just that. We love Hobbico’s C-me, which has a haute folding design that tucks the arms and propeller blades into the camera body when they’re not needed for flight so you can easily carry in your pocket. It’s super easy to use – you can control the flight simply by moving your finger up, down or sideways. After you have some fun filming, you can easily upload the video to Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook.

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Dancing isn’t just for kids. Adults like us love the SoundMoovz, a motion activated, wearable electronic device that plays music and special effect sounds as you move for fun and lots of laughs for the entire family. Each unit has more than 500 pre-programmed sounds and the package comes with two brightly colored ‘bandz’. Just put on the wristbands, power on and connect to the free SoundMoovz app. We recommend connecting to a wireless speaker to amp up the sound (and your family’s laughter).

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