The holidays seem to roll around faster than the time it takes to drink a steaming cup of cocoa, and we’re always left scrambling for the perfect last-minute gifts. Here are our top picks for fun, Getty-inspired presents that’ll put you on this season’s “nice” list. Because those hip, artsy folks in your life deserve more than fuzzy Santa socks and Starbucks gift cards.

1. Dad, who has a newfound love for healthy cooking
California olive oil and balsamic vinegar sampler. Mmm, salad! $25 here.

Oil and vinegar sampler at the Getty Store

2. Your cool, young, perpetually single uncle
“A Hangover is the Wrath of Grapes” flask. Also good for English majors. $27 here.


3. Your favorite Francophile
French country wall calendar. Useful for pencilling in next year’s Euro trip.

French Country Calendar 2016

4. Your art-school BFF
Blick studio markers, set of 24. Bonus: a classy violin on the package. $51.29 here.

Blick studio markers, set of 24

5. Your new-mom friend who’s determined to have a cultured, multilingual baby
My First Book of Japanese Words, which introduces baby to Japanese language culture. $12.95 here.


6. Your sister, who misses the sights, smells, and summers of California
An exotic white-flower scented candle made in Malibu. Olfactory memory is the strongest, right? $48 here.

Kai Skylight candle

7. Grandma, who’s been collecting Christmas ornaments since 1965
Hand-painted Van Gogh-inspired glass ornament with details from the Irises and its own precious little box. $25 here.

Van Gogh Irises Christmas ornament

8. Your one little cousin who’s always been fascinated with sea creatures
Seal or sea lion encounter at Aquarium of the Pacific (ages 10+). $109 here ($99 members).

California sea lion

CC BY-SA 2.0, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife on Flickr

9. Your significant other, who likes to entertain
Gold Greek key design highball glasses, set of 4. Because you’re still drunk in love! $48 here.

Highball glasses from the Getty Store

10. A recent grad planning a 2016 trip to Latin America and the Caribbean
A powerful photo book that showcases vivid imagery taken in the “Pearl of the Antilles.” $34.95 here.

Book cover: Embracing Cuba

11. The design and architecture buff (aka your oh-so-talented creative mentor/former teacher)
Archi-Doodle, An Architect’s Activity Book — because coloring books aren’t just for kids. $19.95 here.

Archi-Doodle book cover

12. Mom, whose approach to style is classic yet colorful
Silk scarf featuring a 19th-century French dot pattern from a book in the Getty Research Institute. So intellectual! $50 here.Dot scarf from the Getty Store

13. And of course, a little something for yourself, ’cause you’ve worked hard this year
…And this piece of costume jewelry is way too pretty to resist: an Egyptian snake ring and necklace. $19.99 here ($17.99 members).

Egyptian snake ring and necklace from the NHM store


To receive your Getty Store gifts by Christmas, order from the our online store by December 18 and choose standard ground shipping. Missed the boat? No worries — order by December 23 at 10am and select two-day air, or by December 23 at 10am for next-day delivery.

For even more gift ideas, see our Getty Holiday Gift Guide.