Wander’s Last Minute Gift Giving & Stocking Stuffer Guide

The gift giving season is upon us, from secret santa to distant cousins we have options for everyone! . Below are some of my favorite last minute gift ideas that are perfect for anyone on the list!

For the Chef:

I really recommend the fantastic cutting boards created by West Woods Workshop. This family run business creates beautiful, custom wood cutting boards. They are as beautiful as they are useful. Some are even too beautiful to use. Even if you don't have a chef on your list these custom cutting boards make gorgeous “art” pieces for any home.

Standard size boards are approximately 12″ x 15″ x 1″ and start at $40 for domestic woods. Prices go up if you are looking for exotic woods or a larger size or thickness of board. Smaller cheese boards start at $20. Order through their Etsy shop at HERE


Custom created cutting boards from West Woods Workshop.

For the Cocktail Lover:

Everyone knows good vodka cocktails. Who doesn’t love a margarita? I, however, love a good whiskey cocktail. Under appreciated but always classic, whiskey libations can always take any party to the next level.

Stillhouse, a 100% clear American whiskey, is perfect for mixing a whiskey drink to warm up even the chilliest nights. Distilled in Columbia, Tennessee, Stillhouse comes in not just the tried and true classic whiskey but in five different flavors: Apple Crisp, Peach Tea, Coconut, Mint Chip and Red Hot. Packaged in stainless steel can in a daring red hue that's so perfect you won’t even need to wrap it; it is a perfect gift for everyone on your list. To find the location serving Stillhouse nearest you, please visit www.Stillhouse.com/Find. Available for purchase nationwide HERE.


Six flavors of American whiskey for every libation imaginable.

For the Thrill Seeker:

Give the gift of speed to the thrill seeker on your list with a gift card to SPEEDVEGAS racetrack! SPEEDVEGAS allows guest to live out a fantasy of racing a super exotic race car. Offering the longest racetrack in Las Vegas, SPEEDVEGAS provides Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and so much more to get the adrenaline pumping!

SPEEDVEGAS gift cards are now available online and can be from $100 to $10,000. With packages starting at $99 for a ride along with a professional coach in a drift package, there is an experience for everyone, no matter the budget. The best part is that gift cards are valid for five years from the date of purchase! For more information on SPEEDVEGAS, go to SPEEDVEGAS.com


Thrill seekers look no further. Race in your dream luxury car in Las Vegas.

For the Explorer:

We love to travel, if you haven’t noticed… When visiting a new city, we love to find the hidden wow moments but we also try and catch the sights. The Go City Card is a fantastic way to see the attractions that 13 U.S and international destinations have to offer. It saves us time and it saves us money! By purchasing the Go City Card, we skip lines and have tickets for attractions in places like Boston, London, New York City and Oahu delivered directly to our email and downloaded to our smartphone. Completely customizable for the explorer on your list visit their website for more details!


Go City Cards are perfect to give for those exploring new locations all over the world.

For the Fashion Maven:

If you are looking for a gift for someone that loves fashion, consider Monica Mauro jeweler. As a lover of nature she allows the outdoors to inspire her designs. Monica was named “Accessory Designer of the Year,” at the Southwest's leading fashion event–Phoenix Fashion Week.

Using stones such as labradorite, moonstone, and pyrite Druzy agate with sterling silver and gold her designs are bold and unique. Monica Mauro make jewelry for both men and women, with prices on products starting at $32. Her website is www.MonicaMauro.com.


A stunning piece from the Druzy Agate collection for unique jewelry.

For the Chocolate Lover:

If you have someone on your list that seems to have everything ask yourself: do they have enough chocolate? Chocolate Stars USA sent us some chocolates that were actually new to me—but became new favorites very quickly. Belgian chocolate maker Frederic Blondeel, who uses his grandfather’s antique 1953 Santos Palace Coffee Roaster to organic French Les Chocolats de Pauline made in small batches using sustainable cane sugar and pure cocoa butter. Oh, but then there was that chocolate of the Gods—Vanuato Kawkaw, pure Mexican chocolate.

Visit them online to discover the perfect for the chocolate lover on your list. The chocolate lover on your list will be blown away, these are pure perfection.


Chocolate Stars USA offers chocolate from all over the world.

Don't forget stocking stuffers…


Put a little New York in someone’s stocking.  Chompie’s has been Arizona’s New York deli since 1979. There are five Valley locations in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler.


Forget naughty or nice. With a gift card from The Crepe Club the question is savory or sweet. The Crepe Club is located in the Biltmore Fashion Park.


The local men’s hair salon Keep It Cut now has gift cards, meaning you can make sure the guy in your life is always looking his best. Gift cards are available for individual cuts ($17) or the first month of a new membership ($26-$41). There are three locations in Tempe, Ahwatukee and Phoenix-Arcadia.

Blo Blow Dry Bar,

We know that primping isn’t easy, especially for a babe who’s always on the go! Since it’s the season of giving, what better way to celebrate than with the gift of killer coiffs? Your tress friends will love you for their new flawless hair. A Blo gift card is the perfect gift for the Blo Babe who lusts after luscious locks all day, every day!

Snooze: an a.m. eatery

Snooze is having a special on gift cards for the holidays. With the purchase of $500 worth of gift cards, Snooze will top it off with a complementary $50 gift card

The Parlor

Give the gift of wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta from The Parlor this holiday season. Buy a $100 gift card and receive a bonus card worth $20.


Starting today, you can give digital gift cards from Uber to anyone on your list. Buy and send one in minutes, or schedule for a perfectly timed holiday surprise.


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Written by Kamilla Graham

As a Phoenix native, Kamilla Graham loves finding the best wow moments in the Grand Canyon State. Kamilla believes that having five kids and living on a budget is no reason to not travel and expose kids to the world’s cultures. When she is not shuttling kids and working on local events for Wander, Kamilla enjoys spa days, great ethnic food and music festivals.

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