Published on December 24th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


10 Exciting, Last-Second Holiday Season 2021 Gift Ideas You Can Easily Order Online Today

The 2021 Holiday Season is now underway, and it is never too late to order a holiday gift or just have a great gift in the hopper for a future gift-giving occasion. Below are timely 31 gift ideas — all immediately available for online-based ordering — of varying price points worth looking into today.

Hydro Flask

Another excellent discovery of mine from this year’s Gotham Gets In Gear event, simply put, Hydro Flask makes double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottles backed by a lifetime warranty. Its excellent temperature retention is said to be due to its proprietary TempShield technology, as said stainless steel prevent condensations and heat transfer to the outside of the bottle, keeping drinks hot or cold for hours on end. Available in a variety of sizes — the growler size is not its biggest — and colors, I foresee taking my new Hydro Flask on the sand in Long Beach for many summers to come.

L’OR Espresso

Created in France in 1992, L’OR’s ambition has always been “to offer the best coffee in the world.” In 2010, L’OR expanded beyond the French borders with the launch of L’OR Espresso, which is reportedly the first coffee capsule compatible with Nespresso original coffee machines. 7 L’OR blends are now available in U.S. via and Amazon. In other words, you have top-notch, widely-compatible coffee products you can easily find online.


SnoShark aims to be the last tool you will ever need for winter car care. It is a heavy-duty, durable yet lightweight snow removal tool made with high-grade aluminum, zinc alloy and stainless steel parts that are built to last. The anti-freeze nylon paddle can withstand severe temperatures and the EVA foam assists the paddle in gliding through the snow while protecting your finish. SnoShark extends to 2 locking positions for easy cleaning yet collapses down to a compact size for convenient storage. Also available on Amazon and retailers nationwide.


Hi-Jack offers a smart way to hide and make use of your unsightly wall jacks. The patented bracket/decor design takes seconds to install, and it includes a frame, shelf and hook. It is great for hanging bags, pet leashes, keys, eyeglasses, masks and more. Ultimately it is a simple, smart, useful and fun product that beats the price of removing the phone jack. Hi-Jack fits on most jacks and it easily slides over the bracket. No jack? Hi-Jack will still work. Just screw the bracket into any wall.

Elaine B Jewelry

Elaine B Jewelry is a showroom and studio in Ferndale, Michigan inspired by the Earth and architecture. Creating modern, everyday jewelry that is minimal yet detail-driven, the brand was founded in 2010 in a small, light-filled studio in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Elaine B Jewelry found its footing at craft fairs and small boutiques; in 2017 the brand’s studio relocated to metro Detroit. Keeping true to its roots with minimalist, geometric influences we now offer custom fine jewelry, alternative engagement and wedding bands alongside accessible, everyday designs. Curated Holiday Gift Sets can be found on its website.

Island Records / UMe’s The Vinyl Series

Since its beginnings in Jamaica in 1959, the story of the pioneering Island Records label has been inextricably linked to the story of its founder Chris Blackwell. Now, Blackwell has curated a series of compilation LPs featuring his hand-picked tracks that correspond with his and Island’s legendary history. In October, Island Records / UMe released the third volume of The Vinyl Series, an 18-track double LP compiling some of the label’s key releases of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Volume One included pivotal songs from 1962 to 1969, and Volume Two was released over the summer, covering the years 1969 to 1973. This volume of The Vinyl Series includes material which remained rooted in the folk and acoustic-based styles that were crucial to Island’s foundation, including Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and Cat Stevens.

In track-by-track essays by noted author and longtime Island Records chronicler Chris Salewicz, the album package features reminiscences that offer Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Blackwell’s own perspective. The third volume of The Vinyl Series — which also illustrates the label’s ventures into funk (The Meters), dub (Augustus Pablo) and blue-eyed soul (Robert Palmer) — rounds out the tale of Island’s visionary, eclectic path as it solidified its place as one of the most distinctive and bold labels in music history.


Last year, Southern California-based tattooer Dillon Forte announced that he has partnered with the Toronto-based Inkbox to release a collection of “For Now Ink” tattoos. That collection included 24 individually-sold tattoos designed exclusively by Forte that can be shipped worldwide and are easily applied at home. Inkbox takes 1-2 minutes to apply, develops over 24 hours and lasts 1-2 weeks on the skin.

Inkbox’s proprietary technology is made to have Forte’s tattoos look permanent but will safely and simply fade away as the skin naturally regenerates. The ingredients of the tattoos are made with skin-safe ingredients and the active compound is derived from fruit originating in South Africa, where it has been used for thousands of years in body ornamentation. Notably, Inkbox has also strategically-partnered with Post Malone, Adult Swim, Marc Bonin, Sleestak, Cartoon Network and Grace Neutral over the years.

Death & Co Holiday Cocktail Kit featuring Jameson Black Barrel

In a limited collaboration with the award-winning Death & Co team, this new holiday kit from Cocktail Courier features everything needed to recreate 2 original cocktails made with Jameson Black Barrel, the smooth, triple-distilled, and twice charred Irish Whiskey. A riff on a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, the Slightly Stormy features everything you know and love about the classic, but with an extra kick. With a hint of bittersweet from the tonic, spicy ginger shines alongside honey & dried fruit notes found in Black Barrel. This holiday kit also comes with a copy of Death & Co: Welcome Home, the stunning new cocktail book that provides enthusiasts everything needed to make and serve impressive drinks at home. Available through January 2022 via Cocktail Courier with a suggested retail price of $139.99.

VelociTEA Automatic Tea Maker

The VelociTEA Automatic Tea Maker is a revolutionary device that heats water and prepares tea at push of a button. Its ingenious design pumps water from the base into the infuser basket, steeping tea leaves as it circulates. Ideal time and temperature settings for each variety of tea ensure a perfect strength for your chosen variety. When tea is ready, the kettle will keep it warm for 60 minutes to ensure that your last cup tastes as good as your first.

Simply need hot water? Select the “heat only” button first and then your desired temperature. The water will heat, but not circulate. The infuser basket is dishwasher-safe and easy-to-clean. For optimal performance, please use spring water or descale regularly.

Plum Paper

Plum Paper wants the planner to do the work for you. You decide what is important to you, how you want to organize your day, what sheets and layouts apply to your life and Plum Paper can make that happen staying on top of the chaos, less chaotic. And as an added bonus, you can decide whether you want your week to start on a Monday or Sunday, beyond being able to add in personal milestones like birthdays and anniversaries. In turn, Plum Paper offers what appears to be the easiest and most effective way to stay on top of your routine and conquer each day via its Plum Paper Planners.

Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro

Last but definitely not least… Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro Hi-Res True Wireless Earbuds are reportedly the first true Wireless Stereo earbuds to achieve Hi-Res Audio certification with active noise cancellation up to 42dB; that feature is compared to the standard 30dB. An ideal gift that ought to impress even the pickiest music-lovers on your list, these earbuds were expertly-tuned by Edifier’s world-class acoustics team, delivering professional studio-grade sound. Its LHDC and LDAC audio decoding showcase fully-enriched details and accurate music reproduction, and as added bonus you can fully-control the earbuds’ audio performance via the Edifier App. Now available via,, and select retailers for the suggested retail price of $112.43.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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