If you still don’t have all your gifting ducks in a row, there is hope for a few people on your list:
Let Martha Stewa rt guide the way. The Art Basel fixture may have just seemed like she was on vacation earlier this month while attending virtually every party in town, but we all know she’s a worker. Show them you care as much as she does with do-it-yourself Martha Stewart Crafts, from gingerbread house treat boxes to garlands and ornaments. They’re at all Michaels locations, so get out there! Open until 6 p.m.
Cosmetics are always, always a good call. Forward thinking brand Hourglass by Urban Decay vet Carisa Janes is a hit with celebs thanks to the fact that the products are largely paraben- and gluten- free (as well as PETA-friendly). The $59 Best Of Hourglass Set contains the brand’s cult faves wrapped into one sleek box. At Sephora stores, which are open ’til 9:30.
Kourtney Kardashian has been seen all over town with an accessible accessory: Emi Jay hair ties. Celebs have been rolling in since Jennifer Aniston tucked one in her perfect coif for the 2009 premiere of “He’s Just Not That Into You.” A capsule collection with hip brand Splendid (Aventura Mall, open til 11 p.m.), makes a rad stocking stuffer. The holiday collection ties are at Nordstrom makeup counters (stores open until 9 or 9:30) and packaged in an ornament or festive tin.
Give thanks that Aventura kids boutique Give Wink just opened a second spot at The Falls. In addition to wares by in-demand labels (Bloom Baby, 4moms, Maclaren), GW is one of the few retailers to carry Tiffani Thiessen’s PETITNEST furniture. Personalize items while you wait, delivered — believe it! — curbside. Shop closes at 6.
Ahhh, the smells of the holidays: Pies baking. Pine trees. A roast in the oven. And pretty gifts of perfumed goodies under the tree. If you’re lucky you’ll unwrap something from Sabon, a treasure trove of luxury fragrances and where Katie Holmes goes to pamper her nostrils in NYC. For loved ones, snap up the divine all encompassing Touch of Gold gift set for him or Essence of Pleasure set for her. Or grab a jar of natural sea salt Body Scrub and call it a day. Sabon is coming to Lincoln Road soon, but for now all shopping goes down at www.sabonync.com
More beautiful scents are unleashed when a package of Allighiero Campostrini Season Soap Collection is opened. For over a century this Italian company has been producing luxurious, high-quality artisan bars using ancient Tuscan recipes and techniques. These coveted formulas have been used and guarded by the family since 1894, so this is kind of a big deal. We like the Cashmere, an extra mild vegetable bar soap. www.bigelowchemists.com
Holiday Survival 101 involves picking Soap & Glory’s two skin saver gift sets. The Best Things in Life Are Three (pictured), with mini Hand Food cream, Clean On Me shower gel and a pot of The Righteous Butter. Drink To Your ‘Elf includes four miniatures: Clean On Me, The Righteous Butter, The Scrub of Your Life body scrub and Hand Food, as well as a bonus loofah. Festive packaging? Check! Also waterproof. www.soapandglory.com
Ever wondered how Daniel Craig smelled? Or going back, Sean Connery and Roger Moore? The other guys? Now you know. To mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, a spy fragrance was born. James Bond 007 is unmistakably male and tres modern. The cool print campaign as shot by Greg Williams, the on set photographer for the Bond flicks, including the latest, the upcoming Skyfall. He says he was inspired by the original illustrations found on early Ian Fleming books. And unlike martinis, it doesn’t have to be shaken or stirred. Available at Kohls and online, at www.kohls.com
Do as the celebs do, and go where they go: Ali Landry recently enjoyed a little seasonal retail therapy with her adorable brood (5-year-old daughter Estella and 1-year-old son Marcelo) as they visited The Children’s Place in L.A. The actress also browsed the new spring collection, scooping up floral printed skinny jeans and sparkly accessories such as sequined boots, a glitter chain purse and embellished headbands. Yes, in case you were wondering, anything that glitters is golden for the kids during the holidays and beyond. Easy breezy. www.childrensplace.com