Most of your gifts: purchased. A few of your gifts: not purchased. So here are five last-minute items to
grab in order to avoid all-out gift panic in the next several days.
FOR THE DINNER PARTY THROWER
Kevin Long Luxe In-Home Dinner
Dinner parties are a lot of fun. Their one drawback: the work involved. Enter BNEG’s Kevin Long (Gem,
Empire), who will craft a luxe, multicourse, at-home dinner party for up to 10 people with a small staff.
Think: Maine sea urchin, Wagyu beef roast and paired wines. Nothing says dinner party like urchin.
Somewhere along the way, popcorn became more than just popped corn. The evidence: the six-packs of gourmet
popcorn from the just-opened Corn & Co., where you can choose from over 250 flavors. If dill pickle,
marshmallow and bacon don’t scream “gift me” for the corn fan in your life, you’ve got 247 chances
Coffee. Life’s elixir. So if you have one last gift to grab on your way down to the Cape, you can procure
some local black gold via the Art of Roasting’s sampler packs, with staples like Kenya AA, Guatemala
Antigua and even some decaf stuff. Decaf: still a mystery to us.
You owe a lot to Dad (see: born, being). And since his bucket list contains the entry “spend an afternoon
driving a Lamborghini or Ferrari on a closed racetrack,” the Exotic Driving Experience in New Hampshire
should be perfect. Also, it’s easier than gift wrapping a supercar.
And for that friend who always has killer bubbly, expand the breadth of their knowledge with local spirits
writer Becky Sue Epstein’s lauded Champagne: A Global History. If you do, be prepared for new
mini lectures from said friend. You’ve been warned.