It’s no secret that sometimes you need a little bit of liquid courage to get through the holidays. Whether you’re meeting his family for the first time, hosting your own party, or just dealing with Aunt Carol taking over your room for a few days, sometimes a drink is needed. But thanks to our friends Lara and Lindsey from the New York-based company Minibar, you can now order wine, spirits, beer, mixers and bar supplies for delivery in less than an hour in several cities across the country. We called on these smart and party-saving ladies for some last minute gift ideas on this Christmas Eve…
WHAT IS ONE GIFT YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GIVE THIS HOLIDAY?
Lara: Champagne for everyone always! From Minibar, of course.
Lindsey: The custom-made Kiteboarding Kite with Minibar on it for my husband who loves kiteboarding and can now do it while promoting Minibar.
WHAT IS ONE THING ON YOUR OWN WISH LIST?
Lara: An oversized Massimo Vitali print (Note: this is a fantasy wish list, right?)
Lindsey: A trip to a warm, exotic beach to relax. (I’m hoping this is NOT a fantasy wish list…)
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?
Lara: A friend and I got Lindsey a “Be the Chef” package at Benihana for her wedding gift. Her and her husband cooked for 10 of our friends. She made a mean onion volcano.
Lindsey: The bracelet I gave all my bridesmaids, as it makes me so happy everytime I see them wearing it which is often which hopefully means they like it. Plus seeing them wear it reminds me of my wedding and all my great friends.
AND THE BEST ONE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Lara: At my old office (Rent the Runway), they gave me “30 Reasons We Love Lara” in a nice frame for my 30th birthday. It sits on my shelf at home and always makes me smile.
Lindsey: Every gift from my husband. The most fun gift was the “Be the Chef” at Benihana, where my husband and I learned how to flip shrimp into our hats and make the smoking onion volcano. Then we cooked Benihana dinner for our friends. It was a ton of fun!