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It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. Turns out, the cliché also applies to people who wait until the last minute to start their holiday shopping. Amazon, Nordstrom, Saks, and more retailers offering express shipping currently have sale sections brimming with the best gifts of 2023 that are also on sale. A preview? Bottega crossbody bags, Nordstrom's coziest cashmere accessories, Coyuchi waffle robes, and so much more.
Finding those gems within the tens of thousands of holiday gifts available online now is a maddening pursuit. To save you time and opened tabs, we've selected 20 luxury gifts certain to surprise even the hardest-to-shop-for types, all of which can be scooped up for sale. Get them before they all sell out—and if they do, we have guides to the best gifts under $100 and the best Amazon gifts to continue shopping.
Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
A soft-to-the-touch cashmere sweater has never led any gift giver astray. This option from Nordstrom's wildly underrated in-house line can be scooped up on sale in over a dozen colors right now.
Unisex Organic Waffle Robe
An airy, spa-like robe to wrap up in after a shower is a gift that keeps on giving. At the time of publication, Coyuchi is offering a 20 percent discount on items that applies once they're added to cart.
Medium Glass Candlestick Holder
Is the word tablescape part of their lexicon? If the answer is yes, surprise them with this elegant glass candlestick holder that looks far more expensive than its current $26 price tag.
Strøm Large Ceramic Jug
Inspired by Danish modernist artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm's still life paintings, this sculptural ceramic jug is dripping in aesthetic appeal. Museum gift shop enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list will be impressed.
Small Padded Cassette Leather Shoulder Bag
Nobody on your shopping list will be upset about being gifted Bottega. Nobody. Note that shopping platform Italist currently has a handful of new season styles on sale. We also spotted some cute wallets and cardholders under $400.
Baby's First Zodiac: Astrology Book for Kids
Found it: The chicest (and sweetest) children's book to gift your friend who just had a baby. Complete with beautiful illustrations and poetry about the different star signs, this might become a coffee table fixture as well.
The Capri Everyday Stripe Tote
If this carry-all tote looks familiar, it's because Oprah named it one of her Favorite Things of 2023. As Oprah put it: "Doesn’t it look like a more expensive bag? It’s just right for the person in your life who needs to schlep a lot of stuff."
The Essential Ribbed Cashmere Scarf
A cashmere scarf is as failsafe a gift as they come. Useful, unisex, and in a color that never goes out of style, this find is a no-brainer.
Apotheke X J.Crew Fresh Powder in Aspen Candle
Presented in a sleek ceramic vessel, this hand-poured soy-wax candle makes for a bougie $20 find. Scent notes include fresh orange and mahogany. Use code 'SHOPNOW' to see this price at checkout.
SSENSE Exclusive Suede Sheepskin Slippers
There are slippers, and then there are house shoes. These qualify as the latter with their luxe shearling lining and hand-crocheted details.
Michael Graves Stainless Steel Whistling Stovetop Kettle
Alessi's stainless steel whistling kettle is a surefire way to win the holidays if you're shopping for a tea-loving aesthete. Noteworthy features include a heatproof handle and a 2.11 quart storage capacity.
Skull Plaque Embossed Zipped Wallet
Every woman of the world needs a sleek leather wallet. This croc-embossed leather option features Alexander McQueen's signature skull on the front and has five slots for holding cards on the back.
Breeze Sheet Set
It's hard—scratch that, impossible—to go wrong with gifting a set of cloud-like sheets. For ones with a fancy hotel feel, turn to Buffy's best-selling Breeze Set in white during their extended Cyber Monday sale. (These go back to being full-price on December 19.)
Studio Buds +
Delivering crystal clear sound and an impressive nine hours of listening time (the case can hold up to 36 hours), the new Beats Studio Buds + headphones make for an audio upgrade anyone in your life is likely to be impressed by.
Editor's note: The original Beats Studio Buds are on sale on Amazon right now as well, and for under $100.
Supersonic Hair Dryer - Ultra Blue Blush
If you missed your chance to snag the Rolls Royce of blowdryers for yourself (or someone you really, really love) during Cyber Monday, take note that a few retailers are still offering the legendary device on sale. Engineered for a variety of hair types, the Dyson supersonic hair dryer utilizes advanced technology to yield salon-like results, while promising no heat damage.
Tommy Mirror and Bead-Embellished Shoulder Bag
Give this mirrored Staud number to someone who loves a night out (or just the fun of dressing up for one).
Gradient-Effect Ribbed-Knit Balaclava
Help a maximalist Barbie fight away winter blues with a cozy balaclava.
All-In-One Makeup Palette in Pink Tones
Nordstrom currently has a handful of Dior Beauty products for 15 percent off as part of a limited-time sale. We have our eyes set on this dreamy all-in-one pink tone palette.
Glitz Sterling Silver, Nano Gem, & Cubic Zirconia Extra-Large Drop Earrings
If she has a zillion wedding invites stacking up, a pair of glamorous earrings to make any look a bit fancier will be a special gift.
Belted Single-Breasted Coat
They say the best gifts are the ones you'd want for yourself, so gift this and then, perhaps, ask to "borrow" it. Here, a timeless navy blue coat whose quality will last for years to come.
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