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Friday, December 15, 2006

The Bomb Gift Guide for the Frugal and Fabulous

Holiday Time is here!
The lights are up, sales are on, and the weather's...mild.
Anyway, if you've been procrastinating (as I have) on buying holiday presents, don't despair. I've compiled a few frugal ($50 or less) and fabulous stocking stuffers for the fashionable people in your life. Find 'em online and order just in time!

First up: BFF/Sister
Show your girl some love with this $34 square buckle braided wide belt from Urban Outfitters:

It's trendy, hip, and will fit seamlessly into any divalicious wardrobe. Comes in brown, black, or ivory.

The next bomb item is this luminous leaf necklace from Urban Outfitters:

A veritable steal at $18, this necklace's cute yet simple design will deliver an understated accent to any outfit. Bonus: No worries about size!

No worries about size either with this 5-piece set of bangles by A.V. Max:

These "go-with-anything" bracelets are $41 at girlshop.com.

Lastly, for the friend who has it all (there are a few), try ordering some Personalized Princess Stationary...

...so she can send notes in high style. $50 for a set of 20 at www.thestationerystudio.com.

Next on the holiday list? Let's take care of your boyfriend/brother/guy friend.
Ask any guy what they want and it's like pulling teeth (trust me, I know).
Anything having to do with electronics is a 'go,' so I found these Fabrix Ipod Holders:


They come in cute styles for guys and gals, and are only $20 at www.fabrixcases.com.

Hoodies are also huge this season, and Dr. Jay's has a large selection. This Mecca hoody...

...is about $40.

And this Nylon Printed Hoody:

...is $50.

Lastly, for guys, I fancied this $40 hat by Diesel:

Get it at Urban Outfitters online.

Moms and Dads are a little tougher to buy for when the limit is $50, but the following items have potential.

For Mom, these $20 Ann Taylor tipped gloves are a good look:


And this matching scarf is $25...

...at www.anntaylor.com.

Still stumped? You can never go wrong with a magazine subscription.

Buy your fashionable mom a subscription to Vogue for $18.

Now for Dads.
Any business man can use a card case, and this one by Ennis....

is $39 at www.ExtraordinaryNy.com

This Blackberry holder is at Ann Taylor...

...but I think a man could get away with this $38 one.

And lastly, go ahead and get Dad a magazine subscription as well....

....he can get two years of GQ for only $20.

Finally, for anyone on your list, you can never go wrong with style centered books or DVD's!

At www.amazon.com you can buy...
1 complete season of Sex and the City....

...for $50.

Seasons 1-3 of fashion centered British Comedy Absolutely Fabulous....

...for $30.

Divalicious reads, like Dress your Best by Clinton and Stacy...

...for $19.

The Budget Fashionista by Kathryn Finney....

...for $13.

The Pocket Stylist by Kendall Farr...

...for $20.

Andre Leon Talley's memoir...

...for $35.

And of course, Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons...

...for only $26.

Gifts that keep on giving:)
Smootches!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

great finds on the gifts, Claire. Keep the great posts coming!

Anonymous said...

You can order vogue and four other magazines for just $29.95.

http://www.bigmags.com/?id= 31231

Anonymous said...

So it will be 5 magazines for about the price of 1.25.

Huey P. Langston said...

Who has read that book on Andre? It looks good.

Anonymous said...

Good call on the books. I have the Kathryn Finney and Kendall Farr books, but not the Kiki or the Clinton/Stacy book.
A note: Finney, Farr and the Kelly/London books all acknowledge full-fashioned women.

Chris said...

What about Effortless Style by June Ambrose? I think it's a great book . Also the Essence beauty books and the InStyle, Glamour and Nylon fashion books are all on my fashion/beauty book list.

Anonymous said...

Great gift ideas! I am so sick of "affordable gift guides" only featuring unsavory, bottom of the barrel items that fall within my budget.

Marina said...

Very interesting...

Nit Ra Sit said...

I already think your pretty fantastic with your fashion taste buds so seasoned and all but, you see when you offered up ABFAB for a christmas gift!!! YOU entered a whole new level of truly Cosmo girl wave length. Kudos