Fashion Gift Guide (Part 1): $50 and Under

December 6 2013, 3:35 PM

It’s December 6: Do you know where your presents are?

If you suddenly feel the all-too-common holiday shopping panic setting in, well...it should be (sorry, but it's true). Hanukkah just ended and there are only two-and-a-half weeks left until Christmas. For those of you who haven’t yet picked up gifts for that long list—or who need some ideas—I've pulled together a fashionable mix of gifts (for men and women) and separated them by price so you can easily stay on budget. First up: $50 and under.

For Him or Her: Need something for a fashion-obsessed friend? Keep them up-to-date on all the new trends and the next wave of elite designers with Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2 by Patrick Gottelier. Showcasing student work from prominent fashion design schools in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and continental Europe, readers will learn about these creators plus gain intel on what inspires them and which materials and techniques they employ.

Find It: $39.99, schifferbooks.com

Click through for seven other gift ideas! And find even more goodies in our "Mile High Holidays" story from the December issue, on newsstands now.

For Her: What woman isn't in need of a staycation? Indulge her with the Relax gift basket from Scented Studio. The included body products cover every stress-reducing need, from bath salts for soaking to a cooling eye mask. In combination with the calming fragrances of lavender, cucumber, eucalyptus, and spearmint, this basket becomes the ultimate pampering set.

Find It: $37.87, Scented Studio, 215 Detroit St., 303-333-3315

 

For Her: Though jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive to be fashionable, it should be special. Go the global route and check out the artisan-made pieces at Ten Thousand Villages. This bib-style golden chain necklace from India is an on-trend statement piece.

Find It: $49, Ten Thousand Villages, 2626 E. Third Ave., 303-316-8773

For Her: This eco-friendly water bottle by Rivé is a can't-go-wrong stocking stuffer for the gym-goer, supermom, or any active woman. The sleek bottle—composed of glass and 100 percent BPA-free silicone—is both safe and sustainable. I recommend the fuchsia b2bold bottle with clear or textured (pictured) glass because 50 percent of all proceeds will go to Bright Pink, a national organization dedicated to the prevention and detection of breast and ovarian cancers.

Find It: $20, riveusa.com

 

For Him: How about a  dop kit that’s ideal for storing all the secrets behind what makes him a stud? This streamlined silicone Würkin Stiffs' doppel bag is leak-resistant and durable, so if toothpaste explodes in the bag (it's happened to all of us), he can just wash it off. No muss, no fuss!  

Find It: $45, wurkinstiffs.com

For Him: Keep his feet warm this winter with the Kit slipper by L.B.Evans. The distressed corduroy exterior and Sherpa lining impart a rugged look, while the indoor/outdoor sole makes the footwear comfortable and durable.

Find It: $48, danielgreen.com

For Him: If the guy on your list is in need of an elegant addition to his wardrobe, try Goorin Bros.' Great Mysteries wool pinstripe Gatsby (or newsboy) cap. A new collector’s piece, this hat features a limited-edition patterned lining from the Escape Artist series plus magician-inspired illustrations on the sweatband.

Find It: $42, goorin.com

 

For Him: Is your man what'd you call "geek chic?" Pick up a handmade bow tie from Bow Ties Ltd. of Vermont. This spruce green, woven silk jacquard version is perfect for a holiday gathering—or anytime he wants to add a flash of color. Bonus: The website includes plenty of helpful information on tying techniques and materials.

Find It: $45, beautiesltd.com 

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