The countdown to Christmas continues and we have all your last-minute shopping needs right here on Lattes, Life & Luggage. In case you're like me and scrambling to figure out what the remaining people on your list are going to get this Christmas, try one of these ideas out for size. Whether there's someone on your list who has stumped you beyond all thought or someone who has everything, these are great gifts for anyone. We've got artisan goods, international goods, snacks, travel accessories and more.
*Lattes, Life & Luggage received products included in this gift guide complimentary for an honest review. No additional compensation was received.
FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES & ARTISANS...FARM TO PEOPLE
Farm to People was created by a father-son team from a shared passion for wholesome, delicious food made the way it should be, by small-batch makers using traditional methods. They work under 100% transparency and believe you should know where your food is from and who is behind it. See their full set of standards here. We received the Women Curated Box which is nor currently available but it still gives you an idea of what you'd receive and how much in a box. It included a variety of products from snacks to cooking ingredients and things like spreads. My personal favorite is the bag of homemade pasta noodles (YUM). They have all kinds of different boxes with themes to gift like Breakfast In Bed, Movie Night, Cookies & More, Cozy eats and so much more. They also have subscriptions available monthly as well as in 3, 6 and 9 month increments. They also have a hot sauce club for anyone with a spice addict in their life.
FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS SNACKER...GRAZE
No matter how dedicated you are to a healthier lifestyle, snacking is something everyone does. If there's someone in your life who is particularly picky on what they eat, give the gift of Graze. They have an enormous variety of snacks (100 with millions of graze box combinations) and are portion controlled which means that when you're feeling peckish, you have just the right amount to make for a satisfying snack and you're not tempted to put your hand in the cookie jar. You get everything just how you want it. Don't like an ingredient? Trash it using their rating system and you'll never receive it. There are several types of boxes to choose from with the 8 snack variety box seeming to be the post popular. And if a box a week is too frequent of a schedule for you, change your delivery schedule to every other week or one every four weeks. The options are endless. Best of all, this is a great last-minute gift because you can give the gift of a subscription and depending on the length you choose, it's the gift that keeps on giving!
FOR THE FOODIE...RAWSPICEBAR
For that friend who loves to experiment in the kitchen, broaden their palette with RawSpiceBar. RawSpiceBar sources the highest quality ingredients, toasts and grinds each individually to draw out eye-popping aromas and deep, complex flavors. They then expertly blend each ingredient to create the characteristic tastes of each region's unique cuisine profile. Each flavor kit is portioned so you can make a dish serving 3-4. RawSpiceBar is a great way to start experimenting with foods from other cultures that you were always scared to try before. It's also a great way to bring spontaneity into the kitchen. If you need a little inspiration, their blog has plenty of recipes including ones that use the spices that come in the monthly kit. This is yet another fantastic last-minute gift as you can just print a photo and let them know they'll be receiving a subscription!
FOR THE TRAVELER...SWEENKSCUSTOMLASER ETSY by Jodi Curtis
We featured SweenksCustomLaser in our gift guide for women as well. They have gorgeous engraved ornaments where a photo is pretty much transferred to a wooden ornament. They also have personalized luggage tags available. Now, it might be a bit too late to get a friend or family member one of these for Christmas but you still have time for delayed gift exchanges and birthdays. There are several options and colors available. With one of these, your world traveler's luggage will always find its way home.
FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING...TRY THE WORLD
Try the World is one of my favorite novelty subscription boxes. I know I shouldn't have favorites but this one really knocks it out of the park. There are now 3 different boxes you can get from Try the World. The signature box ($39+) is a curated selection of gourmet foods - including ingredients to cook with, drinks and snacks - from a new country every month, plus a Culture Guide to help you create an authentic culinary experience at home. The snack box ($19+) is a delicious selection of mouth-watering snacks from around the world - delivered to your doorstep every month. It's the perfect solution for easy, on-the-go snacking. And finally, the pantry box ($29.95+) is the easiest upgrade to your grocery routine. Instead of going to stores for the same pantry staples every time, you'll receive a customized selection of items tailored to your needs and delivered to your door. If you order NOW, you can still receive the holiday box which is what we have pictured. Bottom line, that friend who has everything or seems to have everything, is extremely difficult to shop for. Try the World is a box full of goodies they most likely don't have and will never have. It's unique, it's a surprise and it doesn't need to arrive by Christmas because it's a subscription! I have only ever experienced the Signature Box which I have only great things to say about it. But I am equally as intrigued by the snack and pantry boxes. I'll have to try those for myself just because I already love Try the World so much.