3 Last-Minute Gifts for the Luxury Lover in Your Life

Image courtesy of Voluspa.

Christmas is this Friday. Buying online this close to the festive day is a dicey venture, while mingling amongst shoppers is best avoided during these safer-at-home times. Ordering in advance for curbside pickup is definitely the way to go this week! If you still need to shop for a special someone who enjoys a bit of luxury, here are three budget-friendly ideas that you can order from LA retailers for curbside pickup.

Voluspa Candles

Voluspa candles always make an impressive gift. The packaging, whether glass or tin, is chic and lovely, and looks far more high-end than you’d guess based on their affordable prices. They are handcrafted with coconut wax, which makes for a clean-burning candle that’s good for the environment in general and your home in particular. They smell gorgeous, with scents like Baltic Amber and White Cypress, and are made with high-quality fragrances. Voluspa’s tin candles begin at $10, while the glass candles begin at $12. These are probably the most affordable luxury candles available and can be purchased at various retailers. I’d recommend Nordstrom for  both a wide variety and safe curbside pickup.  

Burke Williams’ Merry Massage Kit. Image courtesy of Burke Williams.

Pampering Products from Burke Williams Day Spa

Burke Williams is a luxury day spa famous for indulgent massages and facials, but they also offer a variety of gifts perfect for pampering at home. Help someone you love indulge in luxe self-care with gifts like the Snowed In Wetroom Retreat (with exfoliating gloves, Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Tea Scrub, and Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Tea Shea Butter in a BW gift box for $60), the Merry Massage kit (featuring Sacred Earth Warming Massage Lotion, Sacred Earth Muscle Rub, and a BW self-massage tool in a  BW Gift Box for $35), or the Mistletoe Manicure Set (with Dazzle Dry Mini Kit in Rose Quartz, Spa Ritual Anti-Aging Hand Salve, Dazzle Dry Cuticle Oil, and a BW Mani/Pedi Tool Kit in a BW Gift Box for $80). All can be purchased for curbside pickup between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily at all Burke Williams spas, including locations in Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Marina del Rey, and Torrance. 

Gourmet truffles. Image courtesy of Compartes.

Compartés Chocolates

Compartés has been creating handmade premium chocolate in Los Angeles for over 70 years. Inspired by European-style chocolates, Compartés chocolates are made from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients, resulting in “edible works of art.” Though the Brentwood Compartés store does not offer curbside pickup, their location on La Brea near Melrose does. Boxes of gourmet truflles begin at $19.95. More information

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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