Half the fun of the holidays is shopping for loved ones, but let’s face it: There’s always that someone on your list who’s impossible to shop for. If we were to guess, we’d venture to say you probably still haven’t found the perfect present for him or her.
Fear not: We have three suggestions for those people who are notoriously tough to shop for. But don’t dawdle—there are just seven days left to order if you want gifts to arrive in time for Christmas (for delivery by 12/23, order standard delivery by Tuesday, 12/20 at 5 p.m. ET). Get shopping!
A Cashmere Throw
Persnickety family members—elderly relatives, we’re looking at you—can be challenging to shop for. Send warmth (literally) in the form of a throw. We love this Alpine Gray Samarkand Ikat Throw made of cashmere (which is exponentially warmer than wool despite its light weight) and the muted geometric pattern that adorns it.
Pistachio-Cherry Panettone From Roy
We all know someone of privileged means who truly needs absolutely nothing. In that situation, gift someone a present they didn’t even know they want: Pistachio-Cherry Panettone made by Roy Shvartzapel. Chef Shvartzapel spent time working under chefs Pierre Hermé, Ferran Adria and Thomas Keller and master panettone maker Iginio Massari before starting his own line of panettone. His company, Panettone from Roy, is the product of this passion, from the “lievito madre” (mother yeast) that the dough is built on to the plump dried cherries it’s studded with to the custom-designed box it arrives in. The result is an Italian bread masterpiece (heralded by The New York Times and Bon Appétit, no less) that your loved ones won’t soon forget.
Three Months of Freshly-Roasted Coffee
Even the utilitarian in your life who finds every present frivolous and unnecessary will appreciate this: a subscription to Equator coffee, shipped fresh to your door every month. After all, what coffee drinker doesn’t appreciate waking up to a freshly-roasted cup of coffee every morning?