Whether you’re in search of the perfect birthday gift or you’re gearing up for the holidays, our editors are here to help you (and your wallet) find something that’s both stylish and affordable. Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice looks or luxe while shopping, especially during the holidays.
Here are a few hand-picked items that only look expensive, so you can totally do the whole “One for you, two for me thing” all season long. And don’t worry, there’s a little bit of something for everyone—from convenient cosmetic must-haves for your beauty-obsessed friends who are always on-the-go to chic (yet cozy) pajama sets for those who’d rather heat up a cup of cocoa and just stay in.
Sometimes, we need a small motivational push to keep us going. (This is particularly true for those of us who live in the City. Some days, it’s almost as though the Universe is trying to piss us off.) This year, give your friends (or loved ones) the positivity and optimism they need to totally crush it, both personally and professionally.
Warm and Cozy
Is there anything better than swaddling yourself in a warm blanket and snuggling up next to your SO (or your pet) on a cold winter night? Here are a few cozy gifts that’ll give your friends that same relaxed feeling.
According to Scientific Reports, simply going outside has a number of health benefits—especially if you’ve been inside and hibernating. (Is there really a better gift than a bill of good health? Probs, not.) Help your loved ones get out and get active with these outdoor-friendly picks, whether that means hiking, fishing, archery, or whatever else they’re into.
I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know much about beauty products. What I do know, however, is that thousands of people go crazy for it. (Especially my little sister; she’s been known to salivate over a Sephora gift card.) Instead of doing a Sephora haul, check out these top-notch beauty gift sets. The best part? They’re all under $100.