Holiday Survival Kit Gift Ideas

Everything you need to make it to January

Christmas morning is just a few weeks away, but there's a lot standing between you and pulling the ribbons off your presents. You've been running around throwing spur-of-the-moment parties and doing last-minute gift shopping, meaning it's time you take a minute to think about yourself. We've put together a little gift of our own for you: the ultimate holiday survival kit, filled with all the necessities you need to celebrate the season.

Want one for yourself? All you have to do is head on over to our Instagram page for your chance to win everything inside the box.

Entertain like a Pro

It's your time to shine. Entertaining expert Athena Calderone's new book, Cook Beautiful, has all the recipes you need to make a showstopping feast—all in an approachable manner. And to get your pantry ready, we're stocking it with various salts and olive oils from Il Buco in NYC, along with Daphnis and Chloe's oregano that's hand-selected from the Greek island of Amorgos. 

Since no holiday party is complete without a cheese or charcuterie board, there's spicy chili flake and fennel salami from P. Balistreri Salumi—just don't forget to keep your board well conditioned with Bee Raw's honey salve wax. Now all that's left to do is raise your glass of Moët Imperial, because if anyone deserves a toast, it's you. 

Drink It All In 

Save your leftover bubbles with one of Repour's bottle stoppers, because Champagne should never be poured down the sink. More into cocktails? Jack Rudy's tonic water is perfect for showing off your prized gin, while Dell Cove Spices' metallic sanding sugar will give anything else you're sipping a sparkling flourish.

When you're feeling less than stellar the morning after a party, brew Counter Culture's winter blend scented with sweet notes of dark chocolate and berry. And if tea is more your nonalcoholic beverage of choice, Tea People's jasmine green leaves have all the bright, floral flavors necessary to bring you right back to life. All you have to do is fill up your Union mug from Acme.

Season's Eatings

Hey, Santa isn't the only one who needs late-night treats. Whip up a batch of Brandless's brownies or grab one of Mouth's chewy ginger cookies—they're the best delivery method we can think of for Fat Toad Farm's famous caramel sauce. And for an emergency slice of eggnog pie, your Bubby's gift card has you covered.

Meanwhile, you've got Mike's Hot Honey and Filfil's garlic hot sauce to keep you warm. And we won't tell if you fill your BMW Swell bottle with something less innocent than hot cocoa.

With all the celebrating that's about to happen, slot some time to use your SoulCycle Annex pass and take a packet of Eboost, which gives you your daily dose of greens—without having to touch a kale salad.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

They say the best gifts (well, besides this survival kit) don't come in a box, right? That's why we're including gift cards to some of the country's hottest restaurants, including American Cut and Sunday in Brooklyn—nothing beats an unforgettable meal. (If you do need a thoughtful last-minute gift to put under the tree, though, that gift card to CanvasPop might come in handy.)