"Oops" is the new "Noel." At least that's what you say when it's two days before Christmas and you've forgotten to buy gifts for one soul (or five) on your list. Ignore the urge to throw around expletives like they're confetti and take a look at our list to find fabulous gift ideas for everyone. Keep calm and merry on.

For the Culinary Connoisseur

Nigel Slater's A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III


“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom." And your gift list too long to spend precious moments second-guessing your choices. Go straight to charming bookstore Anna Jeller and pick up a copy of Nigel Slater’s A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III. Slater’s characteristically simple recipes and love for cooking will inspire any foodie on your list to step up their kitchen game in the new year. 
 
Where: Margaretenstraße 35, 1040 Vienna
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
More info: +41 1 5861353; Facebook

 


For the Fitness Fanatic 

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When they’re not at the gym, they’re throwing back smoothies. And when they’re not counting their macronutrients, they’re training for a marathon. For anyone on your list who is serious about health and fitness, Wier in the 7th District is your stop. This concept store stocks a variety of under-the-radar and totally cool Viennese labels. Our recommendation: the Franz drawstring gym bag with two inside pockets and a long keychain, a stylish way to haul workout gear around the city. 

 
 
Where: Neubaugürtel 4, 1070 Vienna
When: Mon.-Weds. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
More info: +43 677 61681104; Facebook

 

For the Traditionalist

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It might not be a white Christmas in Vienna this year, and that’s even more reason to stop by the Original Viennese Snow Globe Manufacturer today — before it closes till next week. When Erwin Perzy produced the first Vienna snow globe in 1900, little did he know that a century later they’d still be a hot commodity. (Legend has it that former U.S. President Bill Clinton has one.) Choose from beloved scenes like the Giant Ferris Wheel or St. Stephen's Cathedral, or pick out a special edition globe. 
 
Where: Schumanngasse 87, 1170 Vienna
When: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
More info: +43 1 4864341; Facebook

 

 

For the Outdoorsman 

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At Répertoire in the 6th you’ll find a large selection of gifts that’ll satisfy anyone who colors outside the lines. For the person on your list who prefers a nature scene to Netflix, pick up the original Fatboy Lamzac, a lightweight bag that transforms into a lounge seat. All they have to do is swing it to inflate and they can sit comfortably just about anywhere.
 
Where: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 9, 1060 Vienna
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
More info: +43 1 9438433; Facebook

 

 

For the Christmas Lover (and Grumpy Grinch)

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We all have one of them: that friend who freaking loves Christmas and all the paraphernalia that comes with it. At vintage clothing store Uppers and Downers you’ll find the crème de la crème of ugly Christmas sweaters from the brand Tipsy Elves. These sweaters are so tacky and obnoxious that you can’t help but grin when you see one. In fact, they’d also make an excellent gag gift for that friend who hates the holidays. 
 
Where: Burggasse 46, 1070 Vienna
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For Festival Goers

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Some gifts need to be practical. And there’s nothing more practical than the apparel at Gummistiefel Haus. It's the first specialty shop of its kind in the world, offering the largest collection of rubber boots, slickers and everything else rain related. Pick up a pair of boots by Hunter, the British heritage brand known for its iconic boot. It's a must-have for that friend who makes pilgrimages every year to attend music festivals throughout Austria and the world.
 
Where: Strozzigasse 1, 1080 Vienna
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (see holiday hours)
More info: +43 1 4026592; Facebook


 

 

For Her

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Save the best for last. That’s what you thought wisely in November, and now it’s a day before Christmas and you still haven’t decided what to get the most special person in your life. There’s only one answer: My Felicity. Proprietor Catharina Goriany offers a mix of classic and on-trend items, selecting delicate necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings from some some of Italy's most skilled artisans. Go big with the Kelly necklace featuring a 14-carat rose gold chain and five oblong pendants holding a total of 40 tiny, glittering diamonds. It’ll be a white Christmas for someone after all. 
 
Where: Private showroom, 1130 Vienna
When: By appt. only.
More info: +43 664 9257090; Facebook

 



For Him

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A man can never have too many shirts. Choose the one with the best feel and fit at Philippe Perzi. Behind a distinctive red door, you’ll find a collection of some of the finest shirts, ties and pocket squares that you can stuff into a gift bag and pretend you bought weeks ago. These high-thread-count shirts fit like they’re bespoke, and they very nearly are: Philippe Perzi makes a maximum of 17 in each design. So your man is, as you’ve always believed, a limited edition. 
 
Where: Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Vienna
When: Tues.-Fri., 10:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
More info: +43 664 1962735; Facebook

Stergios Prapas

Stergios is an art collector, an investor, an entrepreneur and a father of a beautiful daughter. He's also a freeletics freak and a lover of good food and great wines.