I hate to brag, but I am this close to being done with my Christmas shopping. So for all of you Last-Minute Lucy's here is my 10 fav gifts to give... under $50.
7" Silver Polka Dot Bowl- I love this super chic bowl for cut flowers or a fruit arrangement, plus its always a treat to give a gift worth way more than you spent! $39 One Kings Lane for 2 days only (while they last)
Archipelago Botanicals boxed candle in Pomegranate Citrus- delish brightly scented candle, and pomegranate is oh-so "in" $24.50 at Amazon
Just Being Audrey A picture-book biography of actress Audrey Hepburn- because it's never to soon for a girl to obsess over the greatest fashion icon of all time. $11.89 Anthropologie
Yuletide Traditions Plates- cheerful appetizer or dessert plates without the typical Christmas tree motif. $24.99 Cost Plus
Vintage Style Aprons- make baking more fun, and be perfectly accessorized for your dinner parties. 29.95 Sur La Table
Wallet bottle opener- ever been stuck without one? TRAGIC! Made for a man, but great for a fun girl too- credit card sized bottle opener fits in a wallet (always handy) and can be personalized for $10 more. 19.95 Red Envelope
Christmas Stocking Chocolates- This San Franciscan purveyor of artisan chocolates is a staple for well over a decade. I love LOVE their burnt caramel chocolates, and these festive designs make them perfect for gifting. But be sure you check out all the flavors They'll ship nationwide. $20 Recchiuti Confections
Succulent Drop earrings- I've mentioned her before- but I love Kris Nations Jewelry, and these earrings make a great unique gift without breaking the bank. Sale Price $45 Kris Nations Jewels
Flour Sack towels- this is COMPLETELY suburban, and against the whole philosophy of this blog, but the holidays bring out my domesticity, so here goes: I love to wrap baked goods in dish towels and give them to my neighbors or co-workers. I think baked goods are the ultimate gift for those people you want to acknowledge, but don't know well enough to shop for, and I love wrapping that serves an actual purpose. (Plus that old-fashioned feeling of a flour sack towel tied with ribbon.) This chirping rooster is just the vintage feel I am going for. $4 at Amazon. (ps- Trader Joe's sells great boxed bread mixes, I like to sugar the pan to give the breads a nice sugary crunch.)
Cashmere scarf- an absolute classic that never fails to please. I love the hounds-tooth both because its trendy without being trendy, and because I love all things hounds-tooth. $14.99 for two days only at Zulily.com, while supplies last
Happy giving! And yes, I know, second holiday post in a row. Full disclosure: there will be more. I LOVE the holidays!