Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Stocking Stuffers under $100!

December 20th, 2011

You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice and…you’ve found some gaps. Although everyone is covered, technically, there might be some people on your list who you feel deserve a little bit more, or maybe a few people who you’d like to give a token of your appreciation. Naturally, though, you don’t want to go overboard; not only do we all have budgets, but buying something too lavish for a casual friend or colleague can be a faux pas.

That’s where this last-minute installment of our Holiday Gift Guide 2011 comes in: Stocking Stuffers!. From $15 to $98, we have plenty of suggestions to soothe your gifting panic. Hurry up and order, though – shipping takes time, which is something you’re running out of quickly.

The ONE by Subtle Luxury Carryall Bag is an easy gift for anyone looking to buy a girl in her teens or 20s – daughters? Nieces? Close friends’ daughters? Your son’s girlfriend? It’s a functional choice in the most popular print of the season. Buy through ShopBop for $80.

Sporty, simple watches are very trendy right now, and this sunshine-y Nixon Time Tell Rubber Watch will take its wearer straight into spring and summer. Best of all, Nixon makes them in a veritable rainbow of colors. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $60.

If you’d rather go glam with your wrist-related gifts, the J.Crew Crystal Enameled Bracelet is a strong vintage-feeling piece with a hand-enameled exterior. Buy through J.Crew for $68.

Let’s say the person on your list has champagne tastes that don’t match up with your beer budget – CHANEL by François Baudot and François Aveline is a set of three hardcover books that will meet both of your requirements. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $75.

Keeping up with a journal is hard, but the Keel’s Simple Diary Volume II makes it surprisingly easy – every page of this chic little tome has a handful of questions about each day that let you reflect for a moment without any melodrama. Buy through Taschen for $15.

I have a Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Printed Pouch from a previous season and I use it for EVERYTHING – it’s great to store your electronics and chargers while traveling (it’ll fit a Kindle with lots of room for other stuff!), it holds small items in a big, disorganized handbag, it’ll work as a makeup bag. The material is more thick and cushioned than you’d expect, and the size is generous. Plus, patterns never show wear. Buy through ShopBop for $62.

Nail polish has experienced an incredibly uptick in trendiness lately, and Deborah Lippmann’s glittering, unique colors are leading the charge. The Deborah Lippmann Get This Party Started set includes one of her previous hits (Happy Birthday) and two cool new variations. Someone buy this for me, please. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $42.

It took me a little while to get on board with such spendy candles, but I bought a Jo Malone Blue Agava and Cacao Scented Candle last week and haven’t regretted the expenditure for a moment. This scent is my favorite of Malone’s – warm, inviting and totally luxurious. (Side note – I have no idea why the description calls it citrus-y. It’s not even close.) Buy through Neiman Marcus for $65.

The Wool and the Gang Snood Dogg DIY Wool Scarf Kit is the perfect gift for the crafter in your life who can’t tear herself away from Pinterest. It includes everything you need to make a gorgeous scarf (Net-a-Porter has pictures of the finished product!), and it’s so cute that it almost makes me want to take up knitting. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $95.

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