There are only two shopping days left before Christmas, and perhaps you’re scrambling to find last-minute gifts for a friend, coworker or relative. Maybe you just need a hostess gift for that party or dinner you’re headed to this weekend. Here are a few things that you could pick up in a pinch and still look like you’d had it planned out all along:
SoRen Tea – Earlier this year, sister Sonnia Shields and Rena Williams launched SoRen Tea, LLC, a gourmet blend of loose teas. SoRen’s Tea’s signature collection features eight blends (including Cashmere Crème, Coco Chic, Vanilla Rouge, Citrine Blossom) that come packaged in sleek black tins. The teas are available at Spa Sydell at the Forum at Peachtree Parkway in Norcross, and Eleven Market at the Loews Hotel in Midtown. (Retails for $16.95 to $21.95) The classic holiday tote, which features Vintage Black, Bohemian Peach and Posh Noir blends retails for $54.50.
Chocolate Truffles by See’s Candies – The West Coast candy maker opened two See’s Candies gift centers this year in the Atlanta area for the holidays – Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw and the Mall of Georgia in Buford. The truffles, which come in a pretty gold box, have flavored centers such as dark chocolate chip, café au lait, hazelnut, key lime, rasberry and lemon. (Retails for $10.05 for 8 ounces, $20.10 for 16 ounces. Other favorites include the Winter Wonderland
Starbucks Gift Card – It would be hard to disappoint any coffee drinker with one of Starbucks special holiday gift cards or any of their seasonal products. And yes, the spicy, cedar flavored Christmas Blend is back this year. The Holiday Cold Cup ($9.95 to 12.95) or the Let’s Merry Tumbler ($10.95) make excellent stocking stuffers and office gifts – not to mention the Falala ceramic tumbler ($10.95) that was designed by a store employee.