A TOTALLY RAD GIFT GUIDE… OH F*CK, CHRISTMAS IS IN LIKE 91 HOURS SO HERE’S A LAST SECOND ONE

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LAST SECOND GIFTS!

One of my worst traits lol is that I am the worst procrastinator. I’ve been like that since high school & to make matters worse, I work REALLY well under pressure.

That said, it’s only a few hours until Christmas so I figured I’d share my last minute, & I’m talking last second, gift guide.

Basically everything here are things you can get immediately or in 48 hours, max.

Also, I have to give a shoutout to my girl Colette. Not only is she THE raddest girl I know here in SF & I’m so lucky to call her a friend, her blog & instagram is NEXT LEVEL.

Basically, she’s your source for all things Amazon. Check out her site & Amazon shop and look for any with the prime logo as that will have the fastest shipping. Her whole site is a GREAT source for really rad items with fast shipping, she will have you COVERED.

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Also, some things on my below list, you may have seen on my other guides, but they are items that are rad af and that you can get ASAP. I’m getting Erik’s present on Amazon {I haven’t ordered it yet lol why am I like this though} but I’m not going to share it here since he reads my blog. Feel free to DM me on Instagram if you want to know what I’m getting him. It’s something useful & something he can use daily, especially at work or on the go… and it has express 2 day shipping of course!

Even though this is for the holiday, this can be a helpful list for last second presents in general: events, birthday, Valentine’s… you name it! With most things Amazon, the shipping is fast & complementary but there are some paid options for 1 day or even less with some items.

Let’s get into it – shall we?:

THE ULTIMATE LAST SECOND GIFT GUIDE

GELLY ROLLS!

BUY HERE { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }

I gifted this to myself for my birthday and it’s one of my fav purchases to this day. It’s a bit pricy but WORTH the investment, especially for those who journal, & it comes with every single Gelly Roll ever I love these pens because not only are they a FUN throwback, but it takes a sec for the ink to dry. It forces me to write slow & steady and it’s VERY therapeutic. If anyone you know is constantly living in y2k like I am, they will LOVE.

BULLET JOURNAL

BUY HERE { PRIME 1 DAY SHIPPING }

I’ll do a full blown post on journaling, but it’s something I do every single morning & it has changed my life. This journal is the best, especially for bullet journaling. I use my bujo for all things blog & instagram related. In fact, it’s my content calendar – I don’t do it virtually, instead, it’s all gelly rolls & paper.

ANY DAFT PUNK ALBUM

BUY: RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }
BUY: ALIVE 2007 { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }
BUY: DAFT CLUB { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }

Y’all know I am borderline psycho obsessed with Daft Punk, right? They are my favourite band of all time & their influence on the music world is immeasurable. In fact, they are my biggest inspiration with everything: from their music, to their branding, etc. Anything they do is gold & if anyone has a record player, these are a MUST. Random Access Memories is their most recent album which came out in May 2013. It seriously gets better with time & a major crowd pleaser. Alive 2007 is an iconic record. It’s a live album from their show in 2007 and it’s an aural orgasm to put it bluntly. In fact, that is my favourite record of all time and I LOVE to put it on when I’m cooking, baking, or working out.  Lastly, I included Daft Club, it’s some of their tracks remixed & they are so good and on the “chill side”. My favourite song of all time is on this album, it’s the Boris Dlugosh remix of Digital Love. Listen here.

INSTAX

BUY CAMERA { PRIME 1 DAY SHIPPING }
BUY FILM: PLAINPASTEL  { PRIME 1 DAY SHIPPING }

Anyone would be sooo jazzed to get this! It’s a mini polaroid camera & it’s just so fun. I’ve had mine since 2015 and it’s super fun for parties, travel, or even if you’re bored at home. Not only is polaroid a fun throwback, but there’s something so lovely about not taking it on the phone. I also find with most point & shoot cameras, since you get one take, they almost always turn out better than on the phone. I included some fun film too! In fact, the pastel gradient reminds me of my blog lol

HYDROFLASK

BUY HERE { PRIME 1 DAY SHIPPING }

Is it just me or does everyone in the world have a hydroflask right now? Including me lol. I bought into the hype & I gotta say, I LOVE MINE. I have the 40 oz mint one with a straw lid & it really does help you drink more water. ANYWAYS- not only are these trendy for instagram, they keep water cold {or hot} for hours.

SIMPLE MODERN TUMBLER

BUY HERE { PRIME 1-2 DAY SHIPPING DEPENDING ON COLOUR / SIZE }

This is a more cost effective tumbler as opposed to the above. I have the 20 ounce cup, & not only is it GORGEOUS {I got the 20 oz in the sweet taffy since it matches my blog colours!}, I love the straw lid & it keeps water cold all night. I’ll do a post on this, but basically, it’s smaller than the hydroflask {they have some bigger ones} & I fill it up every single night. I also like to squeeze in a lemon & sprinkle pink salt in. The next morning, after I wake up, I chug it right away. It’s the first thing I do & I crave it every morning. It wakes me right up and I start every day with 20 ounces of water. I also love the slim cruiser shape. These are a little easier to hold than the above & I also like that the straw has a “bite” to it if that makes sense. Note that some colour combos won’t arrive in time.

SILVER OAK COOKBOOK

buy here { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }

This is seriously an amazing cookbook. It’s one of my all time faves. Dominic is a PHENOMENAL chef. We go to a lot of the Silver Oak events and the food there is always off the charts & so seasonal. Each recipe is designed to go with wine & they are just phenomenal. Anyone who loves to cook will LOVE this book. In fact, I made a few here! Check out the Bacon Truffles {one of my most clicked posts of all time!} & mushroom stock!

GLASS LOCK CONTAINERS

BUY HERE { PRIME 2 DAY SHIPPING }

The love I have for these containers know no bounds. I talked about them in more detail here {& we just got our 3rd set for Christmas!} but these are a must for every kitchen. We use them for pantry storage, fridge storage, freezer storage, lunch, etc. They are amazing & the options are endless.

ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER & ESSENTIAL OILS

BUY DIFFUSER: LIGHTEDBAMBOO  { PRIME 1 DAY SHIPPING }
BUY OILS

This is a fun gift because not only do they smell great, you can throw in an essential oil or two and customize it to who you’re giving it to. There are blends for positivity, clarity, sensuality, anxiety, you name it. I have a full blown post here on what oils to use for what but I linked a full set that I know for a fact has 1-2 day shipping. You could also take my pairings & write them down on a cute card for reference & to personalize it too!

PURE FIJI BODY SCRUB

BUY HERE { COCONUT LIME LINKED SINCE IT’S PRIME 1 DAY }
MY FAV SCENT: COCONUT {PRIME 2 DAY }

As seen in this guide! Trust me on this y’all, this is the best body scrub you will ever use in your life. It smells FANTASTIC but it also ships hella fast. When we were in Fiji, we stayed at a resort called Likuliku & this was the brand the hotel had in both the bures & spa. It smells phenomenal but it’s one of the best product lines I have EVER used & on regular rotation here.

OPEN TABLE GIFT CARD

BUY HERE { IMMEDIATE ! }

As seen in this guide! Who doesn’t like a free dinner, right? This is one that you can get immediately if you need to find a gift ASAP & no one will be mad to get this!

GLOSSIER GIFT CARD

BUY HERE { IMMEDIATE ! }

No girl will be mad at this gift card AT ALL. Gift a fun amount {I suggest at least $50 so they can get free shipping} & she can choose the items of her choice! If I can suggest anything, I love Lash Slick, Gen G in Cake {the new formula and packaging is phenom}, birthday balm dot com, & the priming moisturizer rich.

One last note, but if something ends up coming in – no matter where you buy it or if there was a shipping delay, etc – after Christmas, DO NOT STRESS – IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.

At the end of the day, truly, it’s the thought that counts – not the day. There are plenty of things you can do for free at home to make the day special, whether it’s whipping up some mulled wine, making coffee in the morning, bake something rad, or even enjoying a bottle of wine with loved ones.

It’s also a good time to spend DISCONNECTED. Social Media will always be there {& in general is a slower time over the next week or so}, so take some time off & have some more personal moments- trust me, it’s so regenerating. Tis the season to share your time {the greatest gift of all} with your special people rather than giving your data to Zuckerberg 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! Any fun plans or traditions? We like to watch American Psycho {it’s a Christmas movie, right?} & take advantage of SF being a ghost town. Think discovering new restaurants, new neighborhoods, & just exploring our city.

Talk soon!

xx SLS

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essellesse is a lazy luxury lifestyle platform by Shannon Silver focusing on everything that’s important to living your best life – great food, wine, travel, vintage style, fitness and skincare. essellesse evokes a style of lazy luxury that’s fun, intimate, and easy breezy.