Top Places to Buy Last Minute Gifts

Being in your 20s is all about procrasitination, whether it comes to finals, planning vacations, or buying Christmas gifts. Sometimes money is tight, but usually the adrenaline rush of doing things down to the wire makes procrastinating almost worth it. If you still haven't done your Christmas shopping yet, not to worry: here are places you can go both on and offline where you can get unique, creative presents at a reasonable price.

Every year, this temporary miniature village pops up in the space behind the Library on 42nd Street. There are dozens of small shops that have hundreds of craft products, jewlery, and more. If you get cold, there's always a booth for warm snacks and hot cocoa. If you want to go skating in the rink, just be prepared for a long line. Warning: the Winter Village does get crowded, so plan your expedition for the late evening or the morning. There are other similar villages in Union Square and Grand Central Terminal, if you don't find what you're looking for.

Haute for the Holidays

This festive season is upon us in the city and that means our social calendar is filled to the max. What to wear to which holiday party, event or soiree becomes a burning style question. Joonbug wanted to share some of our favorite shoe styles with you whether you're attending a dressy uptown soiree or casual downtown party!

We couldn't help but notice these gorgeous (stunning) Christian Louboutin beauties over at Neiman Marcus. Almost too pretty to wear -- scratch that, we can't wait to show these off at our next holiday event!

Gourmet gift ideas

Finding gifts can be tough, even when you love the people to whom you're giving. There's always that one person on your holiday gift list who leaves you stumped. Whether its because they're difficult to please or they're just not particularly interested in anything, such a quandary can be frustrating. Since pretty much everyone loves food, it makes a pretty safe bet as a present. So if you're looking for inspiration, skip the fruit cakes for fresher ideas and give your friends and family one of these 6 awesome food-related gifts.

Zagat Dining Card

Pop into any drug store and you'll be overwhelmed with gift card options. Even though gifting a friend with a free meal is always nice, it tends to come off a transparently last-minute. The Zagat Dining Card is still a great quick gift option as all you have to do is select the value of the card online and email it to the recipient, but it trumps standard gift cards because it gives your friend the option of eating at any off the hundreds of fabulous Zagat-rated restaurants.

GlamDamnIt's Top 10 Grooming Essentials for Holiday Travel!

Whether he's gearing up for a trip to meet relatives or on his way to an island paradise, there is a short list of travel essentials will keep a man looking his best. GlamDamnIt has searched far and wide for some of this years best product's and brands in male grooming to have him looking his best, and ready for anything.

#10: Baggage- A good travel bag makes all the difference when traveling, and keeps you moving from point A to point B, but that doesn’t mean your style should suffer. This bag from is a perfect 3 in 1 travel bag that is both utilitarian and stylish. Be even more prepared with $40 travel accessories from, like a Navy Blue Leather Breast Pocket Wallet, and a Global Nomad Passport Case.

Last Minute Gift Guide

We're feeling the holiday crunch and sometimes mustering up the time to get gifts between work and play can get hectic. But, don't feel bad if you still haven't started your holiday aren't the only one! From foodies to tech geeks all the way to your most fashionable friend, we've got options to cover your bases. Check out some last minute gift ideas below, and get shopping before it all sells out!

For everyone out there who just purchased the new iPhone 5, there's a unique case out there just for you. has a huge selection of fun and funny cases to match your personality, like this fun Moustache case ($39.95).

Buy it Now! eBay's Holiday Designer Collaboration

If you’re a trendy shopper like us, (and we know you are!) you’re always trying to find designer goods for less than an arm and a leg within your price range. Whether it’s the perfect accessory to complete a look or a gift for a fashionable friend, a designer label takes almost any item from sweet to chic. This holiday season, our haute hopes are answered by eBay’s debut of limited edition designer gifts—all featuring price tags marked $100 or less. And just wait until you hear who’s on board!

PIG OUT: Baconery Plans NYC Storefront

As if we weren't already feeling enough like heffers this holiday season, here's some hog news to keep us all porking out into the new year:

Baconery, the bacon-based baked goods company that launched in September, is looking to lay down roots in Manhattan this winter. The business currently hawks its wears online only but, according to Baconery owner Wesley Klein, there will hopefully be a brick and mortar locale in 3 to 6 months. Klein told Gothamist last week that they were, "still looking at neighborhoods that make sense."

Banana Republic x Clos du Bois?

Fashion and wine could quite possibly be our two favorite things here at Glam Damn It, so one could only imagine our delight upon the news of this latest, and quite surprising collaboration!

No, this would not be the first time the fashion and libation worlds have collided...Jean-Paul Gaultier has dabbled in champagne, Jeremy Scott has teamed up with Tanqueray, and Ed Hardy and Roberto Cavalli have each tried their hands in vodka.

Banana Republic has become the latest brand to reveal a collaboration, this time teaming up with California winery Clos du Bois, to produce limited-edition bottles of their North Coast Chardonnay and North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. The partnership could not be a more perfect match, as Banana Republic has long established itself as a go-to for chic, elegant attire and nothing compliments a soiree quite like a sophisticated bottle of wine.

"We jumped at this unique opportunity to give our classic Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon a stylish holiday makeover," remarks Gary Sitton, winemaker at Clos du Bois, as reported by 944 Magazine. "We are still offering the same quality and consistency of the wine itself, but with a festive twist that makes it even more enjoyable to drink."

Stylish makeover indeed! The bottles come adorned with labels designed by Simon Kneen, Creative Director at Banana Republic and make for quite the collector’s piece.

The tech-savvy bottles which retail for under $20, also feature bar codes which when scanned by smart phones, reveal holiday entertaining tips, ideas and more from industry experts, making these the perfect gift for a host or hostess.

Enough said...we’re ready to don our LBD’s, grab a bottle or two, and let the parties begin!!

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Four Holiday Cookie Favorites

World Peace Cookies Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan

With an intense chocolate flavor and a sandy texture, these cookies will win over even the most determined Grinch.


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick plus 3 tablespoons (11 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips