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Our Favorite Last-Minute Gifts at VB HQ

Posted by Ava Kuhn on

There's something so magical about the countdown to Christmas — ticking timers, advent calendars and time-honored traditions are sure to build all the excitement. However, the closer we get to December 25, the more names we start to notice on our gift lists. From the family member who already seems to have it all to the friend hosting a spur-of-the-moment party, there's always a need for last-minute gifting help!

Whether there's only a few people left on your list or you're just now getting your shopping started, we wanted to spark the best ideas and smooth out those crunch-time decisions. Turning to our gifting experts here at VB HQ for help, here are our very favorite buys that make for the perfect presents. For even more inspiration, be sure to explore our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!

Alex's Gift Pick:Market Tote, A Large Travel Duffel Bag

Why You're Gifting This Style: I always stock up on Market Totes! They make the perfect gift bags. I also treated myself to the Large Travel Duffle Bag in Climbing Ivy Green to use as a hospital bag when my baby arrives this spring! My friends have been giving great ideas on what to pack, and the duffel is the perfect sized bag.

What You're Most Excited for This Season: I always look forward to making biscotti with my mom — we make hundreds and give them to neighbors, family and friends. It’s our favorite holiday tradition.


Allison's Gift Pick: A 4 pc. Market Tote Set

Why You're Gifting This Style: These reusable totes are actually great items to use as gift bags with another present ... no wrapping needed! You basically get to give two gifts in one.

What You're Most Excited for This Season: Spending time with my family and watching my two-and-a-half-year-old son open up his Christmas presents this year!


Ananya's Gift Pick: A Small Vera Tote Bag

Why You're Gifting This Style: I’m gifting this style for my mom who is constantly on the go. It’s the perfect bag for her everyday travels! I know she’ll love all the pockets and organizational features it has to offer.

What You're Most Excited for This Season: I am very excited to watch Home Alone with homemade hot chocolate and (poorly decorated) sugar cookies!


Beatrice's Gift Pick: An Ornament

Why You're Gifting This Style: Ornaments are always a great gift because they’re so beautiful — I love seeing the patterns displayed on the tree! Having the year included makes it a wonderful keepsake (as well as a tradition you can keep for years to come).

What You're Most Excited for This Season: My mum’s homemade mince pies! It's been two years since we’ve seen my parents in person and I can’t wait to enjoy all our family traditions again.


Myra's Gift Pick: Sling Backpack

Why You're Gifting This Style: Everyone needs a grab-and-go bag and this totally checks that box! It has a sportier look than the traditional purse, but still has so much organization. Plus, the fun patterns and colors are hard to pass up ... I have three slings for myself!

What You're Most Excited for This Season: I always look forward to grabbing some hot cocoa and going on a drive or walking around downtown to look at all the light displays. Turn on some music and holiday cheer is in full swing! Our family also has a Christmas Eve party where ‘eat, drink & be merry’ is the name of the game.