Office secret Santa, Yankee Swap, that friend who drops in unexpectedly bearing gifts leaving you scrambling—the wild-card gift exchange puts the Oy! in your holiday joy. So here you are, desperately scrolling through Amazon’s Explore looking for the perfect present that you can get your hands on before the 25th without to shell out for expedited shipping. Before you resort to buying a bunch of candles, while reassuring yourself that “everyone loves candles” (psst, they don’t).
A gift card for City Wine Tours is the perfect gift for wine lovers or folks who would like to learn more about wine. City Wine Tours offers two-hour walking tours of neighborhoods in Boston and NYC that showcase both local wine bars and premium sipping spots (think luxury hotels, premium restaurants and gourmet wine shops). Guests get to sip and sample at each stop, and the tours are led by one of their Wine Ambassadors, all of whom hold advanced certification in viticulture.
Gift cards cost $70 for Boston and $75 for NYC tours. Head to City Wine Tours for more info
Readers of TheLUSHiouslife can take one ho-ho-home for $10 Off if you use code SharonBOS10 at checkout, through December 31!
You can spread some holiday cheer while raising money towards a good cause when you purchase a bottle of Belvedere (RED) vodka. Oscar and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend collaborated with celebrated Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu on this gorgeous limited edition bottle. For every bottle purchased, 50 percent of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
A 750ml bottle goes for $40, 1L for $50 and a 1.75mL bottle sells for $75. Pick up one for a gift and one for your New Year’s Eve bash at ReserveBar.com
Check us out here at TheLUSHiouslife later in the week for seasonal cocktail ideas, including some Belvedere drinks.
The cocktail-enthusiast on your list will love to play with this award-winning beauty, a gin that has applewood smoked juniper notes paired with peppercorn and juniper. Shake up a traditional gin cocktail, like a martini, a G&T or a negroni, or create your own soon-to-be classic.
ESP Smoked gin is $39 at NewYorkCraftSpirits.com and Caskers.com
Check in with us this week for more gift ideas!