Last-Minute Holiday Gifts: Shopping Local

Holiday Gift Ideas: Last Minute Shopping

Last minute holiday gift ideas that will make anyone happy! As the year comes to an end, we all have a few lingering or surprise holiday gifts to pick up last-minute. Instead of worrying about online delivery times, save yourself the added stress and shop local!

We can help. Read on for our favorite local picks, that just so happen to pair well with Aveda products. They might be last-minute—but they sure won’t seem like it.

For the Person who Has (Almost) Everything

It might sound cliché, but when you’re at a loss for what to get someone, a gift card is always as good call. A gift card to a salon? Even better. Get good with these last-minute Holiday gift ideas.

Not only are Paris Parker’s gift cards beautifully designed, but the options are also limitless.
Personally, we love a gift card given with an intention in mind (say, an Elemental Nature facial for your friend who could use a bit of de-stressing in her life). But if that’s not up their alley, they can still use their gift card for whatever their heart desires. Meaning you know they’ll enjoy it, no matter what.

For the Philanthropist

There’s something to be said for gifts that give back, which is why we love companies like Goods That Matter. This New Orleans-based company donates a portion of its profits to wetland restoration, oil spill cleanup, disaster relief, education, and literacy groups. Not only that, they have some pretty great gifts, like 100% Egyptian cotton towels, blankets, totes and scarves in fresh patterns and prints.

Complete the gift for your favorite philanthropist with one of Aveda’s pre-wrapped holiday gifts. These limited editions, carefully curated combinations of Aveda products are wrapped in green Lokta bark paper from Nepal that provides an income for nearly 4500 papermakers and their families (many of whom are still recovering from the 2015 earthquakes). The paper is also Certified Wildlife Friendly and Forest Stewardship Council certified, so it helps to protect 42,000 acres of forest habitat.

For more information about the Aveda Gifts of Care, click here.

For Your Artsy Friends

For the notoriously hard-to-shop-for artists, writers and students in your life, this Scribbler Pouch by Peg & Awl is a great option. Holiday gift ideas vary for all people because we all have different interests.


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This grown-up pencil case is the perfect size to handle all of the specialized pens and pencils floating around their bags. Bonus: the vintage details make it stylish enough that they’ll enjoy carrying it around. Find it locally at söpö boutique in Uptown New Orleans.

To soothe their tired hands from all that pencil-work, pair the Scribbler Pouch with Aveda’s gift set of three travel-sized Hand Relief lotions in Original, Shampure, and limited edition Candrima scents.

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Gifts for Men

For the man in your life, give the gift of a classic men’s grooming experience. New to Hammond and opening soon in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, The Parker Barber is Paris Parker’s new brand of barbershops with a vibe that hearkens back to an old 20s/30s apothecary.

We’re going back to basics with hot shaves and classic cuts, but bringing it into the modern era with the latest barbering techniques and products from the Aveda Men line. Tuck a gift card for services at The Parker into the paper around Aveda’s Gift of Men’s Styling for the Road. This wrapped gift contains Aveda Men Pure-formance Shampoo, Conditioner and Grooming Clay, and is a perfect introduction to Aveda products. These are the top holiday gift ideas for the different people in your life with different interests.

The most important thing is to have fun with your shopping. Enjoy the excuse to browse around a bit, maybe even find a new favorite boutique, and shop local to find the best gifts for your friends while supporting your neighbors.

We hope you have an amazing holiday no matter what you’re celebrating—even if it’s just cocktails or Friendsmas—and we’ll see you in the New Year!
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