Best Gifts Under $50
iPOD RETRO MINI SPEAKER
Surprise a tech junkie by adding a little retro flair to an iPod with this mini-speaker, $20, shaped like our favorite childhood building set. The USB speaker is powered from the player itself, with surprisingly good sound quality on the go. Click here for 20% off your purchase at Delight.com.
Gift It Now: Ipod Retro Mini Speaker, $20
KAI TWILIGHT FRAGRANCE CANDLES
Want to treat a friend to an exotic escape – without the thousand-dollar airfare? Kai’s famed jasmine-scented candles, which are adored by everyone from Jennifer Garner to Lauren Conrad, are now available in a set of four minis that’ll burn for nine hours each – all for just $40!
Gift This: Kai Candle Set, $40
DVF's COMIC BOOK
For all the Super Moms, Super Friends or Super Sisters on your list, Super-Designer Diane Von Furstenberg’s limited-edition D.C. Comics book, Be the Wonder Woman You Can Be ($25), is about to save the day. The illustrated story relates the adventures of Diva, Viva and Fita and includes highlights from real-life superwomen like Gloria Steinem and the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter.
Gift This: Wonder Woman Comic, $25
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GILT PYTHON CLUTCH
Dazzle your friends with this chic go-with-everything clutch embossed with golden python print for only $34.
Gift It Now: Gilt Python Clutch, $34.
INFLUENCE BY MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN
Required reading for the star style lovers in your life! The stylish sisters have penned their first book revealing the influences that brought them from Full House to founding their own fashion houses, through personal photos and interviews with their style icons. The $23 coffee table tome comes with your choice of Ashley or Mary-Kate on the cover.
Gift It Now: Influence, $23
HARAJUKU LOVERS FRAGRANCES
BANANA REPUBLIC CASHMERE GLOVES
Who doesn’t like a little cashmere under the tree? Give the gift of ultimate luxury without the high price tag with these luxe-feeling and brightly colored gloves for only $49.
Gift It Now: Banana Republic Cashmere Gloves, $49
RAIN PARADE MINI UMBRELLA, $32
PHILOSOPHY GINGERBREAD HOUSE BATH SET
Philosophy’s latest collection, $30, lets her indulge in the season’s sweetest treats – without the caloric consequences! Spicy Gumdrop, Sweet Creamy Frosting, Gingerbread and Cinnamon scents come together in a cute collection of shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, all kept cozy in a gingerbread house box.
Gift It Now: Philosophy Gingerbread House Bath Set, $30
BILLABONG VIXEN PURSE
She’ll never guess the $42 price tag for this bold and bright carry-all from one of Australia’s coolest young fashion brands.
Gift It Now: Billabong Vixen Purse, $42
Help her express her most burning desires with a chalkboard candle, $20. Each soy wax votive is scented with your choice of gardenia or Persian fig – or no scent at all! – and comes with a pack of chalk to bring out your inner artist. Click here for 20% off your purchase at Delight.com.
Gift It Now: Chalkboard Candle, $20
ARTIST SERIES iPOD COVERS
Turn an iPod into art with a $15 skin that reflects your pal’s unique style. Each of the removable, reusable artist-design stickers keeps the player safe from scratches while elevating your technology to a chic accessory.
Gift It Now:Artist Series iPOD Covers, $15
ANGORA SWEATER BY TULLE
Keep those you love warm in style. Tulle’s soft angora sweater, $50, with a wide collar keeps the woman in your life comfy and chic. It’s no wonder that celebs like Jessica Simpson and Rachel Bilson are fans of the brand.
Gift It Now: Tulle Sweater, $50
SEPHORA SCENT SAMPLER
Is she more of a Marc Jacobs Daisy kind of girl or a Vera Wang Princess? This collection of ten deluxe mini samples of Sephora’s best-selling scents and full-bottle voucher lets her decide. After sampling each scent and finding her favorite, she can bring the included card to one of the beauty emporium’s stores to redeem for a full-sized bottle – all for only $50!
Gift It Now: Sephora Scent Sampler, $50
PLUMA FEATHER HEADBAND
Pluma’s feathered headbands are perfect for your trendy friends who covet the latest star trends. The $48 headbands lend a little glam to any look, whether going casual or heading out for the night.
Gift It Now: Pluma Feather Headband, $48
TARTE LIPGLOSS CLUTCH
Know a lipgloss addict? Make her holiday with this glamorous clutch filled with Tarte’s nine most-flattering shades, all for $39.
Gift It Now: Tarte Lipgloss Clutch, $39
LUTZ & PATMOS CABLE PILLOW COVER
Loved by stars like Liv Tyler and Kirsten Dunst, luxe knitwear brand Lutz & Patmos has branched out into home decor just in time for the holidays with these fashion-inspired cable knit pillows, $39, that are the ultimate in affordable luxury.
Gift It Now: Lutz & Patmos Cable Pillow Cover, $39
iHOME SPEAKER CASE
Got a pal who’s always ready to get the party started? Designed to resemble an old-school boom box in the brightest neon hues, this $50 water-resistant case keeps your iPod safe and dry on the go.
Gift It Now: iHome Speaker Case, $50
JOHN DERIAN FOR TARGET CHERUB GLOBE
For those who still like a bit of traditional holiday cheer in their homes, give them this sweet $16 snow globe from one of N.Y.C.’s most-coveted design stars – for a fraction of the normal price!
Gift It Now: John Derian Cherub Globe, $16
OLD NAVY CABLE-KNIT SLIPPER BOOTS
Give the gift of ultimate comfort. These cable knit booties, $20, are lined in super-fuzzy fleece and padded with faux suede – perfect for keeping toes warm while opening gifts!
Gift It Now: Old Navy Slipper Boots, $20
TOO FACED BACKSTAGE BEAUTY COLLECTION
Give a backstage pass to getting gorgeous with Too Faced s blockbuster holiday collection, $42, of shadow, bronzer, luminizer, blush, bronzer and brow powder. Best of all, it s housed in a music box that’s as cute as she will be glam.
Gift It Now: Too Faced Backstage Beauty Collection, $42
Help a pal discover her inner child with a classic Peanuts T-shirt, $27, featuring a super-festive Snoopy.
Gift It Now: Snoopy T-Shirt, $27
ANIMAL SHOT GLASSES
Got a friend with a witty sense of humor? Help them take a walk on the wild side with a whimsical shot glass, $32, in the shape of a bull, deer, rabbit, bear or rhino. Each pewter and glass animal is ingeniously designed to balance on its nose when flipped to fill.
Gift It Now: Animal Shot Glasses, $32