(Original story published on Monday December 22nd, 2014, on Slice.ca.)
On a holiday shopping budget this year? We hear that! Ahead, we’ve gathered twenty fabulous gifts under $15, to take care of pretty much everyone on your list.
1. For the Instagram Lover
Have a friend who’s addicted to Instagram? The coffee table book, This Is Happening ($13), is a great source of inspiration for amping up anyone’s Insta-skills.
2. For the Cook
Anyone who spends a fair amount of time in the kitchen can appreciate the importance of new, functional equipment, and Anthropologie’s Butterfly Field Potholders ($12) are equal parts pretty and useful.
3. For the Art Deco Decorator
An elegant touch to add to any bedroom, Urban Outfitters’Magical Thinking Faceted Glass Vanity Box ($14) is perfect for any cool girl with fun jewellery to put on display.
4. For the Hipster Party Animal
When you’re up and in the party scene, a few shot glasses are a must so you can be the perfect host, naturally. And we’re loving Urban Outfitters’ Ceramic Mason Jar Shot Glass Set of 4 (was $12, now $10).
5. For the Man in Your Life
An essential way to stay warm and a cool way to earn a few extra style points, Urban Outfitters’ Brushed Beanie ($15) is a no-brainer.
6. For the Globe-Trotter
Have a friend who’s planning on travelling next year? Go for Indigo’s Passport Cover(was $16, now $12) that will hold her passport along with a few essential cards.
7. For the Runner
Keep your friend safe during after dark runs with Nike’s refective bracelet ($12).
8. For the Girly Girl
Get her a pretty place to drop her gems after a long day, like Urban Outfitters’ Magical Thinking Medallion Trinket Dish ($6).
9. For the Hostess
Bring a healthy dose of sparkle into your favourite hostess’ home, with Indigo’s Clear Beaded Coasters ($15).
10. For the One Who Always Seems to Lose Her Luggage
Keep that luggage in check – or at least, do everything you can to make sure it doesn’t get lost (again?) – with Indigo’s Embossed Jet Set Luggage Tag (was $12, now $8).
11. For the One Who Always Has the Best Playlist at Parties
You know your friend with the most amazing songs on her playlist? Ya, her. Help her spread the joy, with J.Crew’s Triple C Amplifier Eff ($14) for iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s.
12. For the One Who Could Use a Little Extra Help
For the friend who never seems to be able to open that bottle of wine, J.Crew Factory’s Printed Corkscrew (was $13, now $6) is just the tool she needs. Plus, it comes in a cool leopard print!
13. For the Wine-O
Keep that bottle in tip-top shape while looking perfectly well-dressed, we may add, with J.Crew Factory’s Wine Coozy (was $19, now $10).
14. For the Flower Lover
The perfect way to display a few blooms or brighten up a book shelf, West Elm’s Glass Bud Vase ($14) makes a lovely gift.
15. For the Lovely Lady in Your Life
Help her keep her hands touchably soft in this dry, frosty weather with L’Occitane’s purse-size Hand Cream ($14).
16. For the Beauty Junkie
Keep your beauty-junkie friend’s collection up-to-date with Ciaté’s Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects ($10) in this classic pillar box red hue.
17. For the Creative One
One essential every creative type needs? A pocket-size notepad to record all their brilliant ideas on the fly, of course. Go for West Elm’s Sugar Paper Notebook ($10).
18. For the Jewellery Lover
Add a bold pair of statement earrings to your friend’s collection with Bauble Bar’s Milky Galactic Drops ($15).
19. For the Bookwarm
Scoop up best-selling novel The Rosie Effect ($10), by Graeme Simsion, for the one who always likes to check out the year’s hottest reads.
20. For the Besties
Because we think every bestie deserves a bit of recognition, H&M’s 2-Pack Hats($13) are pretty much the new cool friendship necklace.