How many times have you been this person?
"Oh, it's so-and-so's birthday party this Friday. I'm going to get her something really awesome."
Friday on your way to the party, "Shit...what am I going to get her? Maybe I'll find something in Walgreens?"
Yeah, I've been that person too. Wayyyyy too often. That's why I've started keeping awesome gifts on hand for last-minute events (or events that FEEL last minute even though I've been "going" to them on Facebook for nearly a month...) This week, I've picked some of my favorite finds under $50 from Saks Fifth Avenue because they are having an awesome deal (and because it's New York Fashion Week!)
Saks is awesome because they have a variety of quality gifts that are fantastic for people on your list that you love dearly, or those you're just getting to know. Here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order:
1) Dylan's Candy Bar Signature Chocolate Wheel
Because who doesn't love getting chocolate? Perfect for kids or adults and pretty much any occasion you can think of. I try to keep at least one wheel of these on hand for last minute birthday or thank you gifts.
2) Nest Fragrances Linen Reed Diffuser
Hostess gift, thank you gift, housewarming gift, a little pick-me-up - the list of times you'll be glad you have this crisp linen scented diffuser is endless.
3) Kate Spade Dahlia 12-Piece Coaster Set
These little beauties are perfect for popping in your purse before heading to a party (ok ok, enough alliteration...promise.)
4) Par Avion Hello Beautiful Tea
Not only does this come in an adorable tin, but the tea actually does help your skin! Hand blended with organic teas and herbs that comprise antioxidant rich botanicals and hydrating fruit complex, it keeps your skin hydrated and emits beauty naturally. A great gift birthday gift for your tea-loving coworker!
$19 for 15 tea sachets
5) Aesop Jet Set Travel Kit
Need a quick gift for a constant traveler? This set comes with four in-flight essentials for hair and body. Perfect for someone who has everything, but is always on the go. You can really never have too many travel-sized, quality toiletries.
6) Sugarfina Three-Piece Cheers Bento Box
Yay! Someone you know just got engaged, or a promotion, or sold their house, or moved into a new house, or did ANYTHING awesome - these little bears are just the ticket. Say "cheers" with this sparkling gift box of Champagne-inspired candies.
7) Kate Spade Pineapple Mini Stud Earrings
These little pineapples are the perfect gift to say thank you, or for a friend's birthday. Plus, they are on SALE!
8) Gray Malin Sand Candle
Who says summer is over? Gift this delicious candle to your favorite beach lover.
9) Rebecca Minkoff Adventure Awaits Passport Cover
This is totally one of those things you always want to buy yourself but never do. It seems frivolous so you pin it for later. FYI - if you describe something like that, it's definitely a fantastic gift to give someone!
10) S'well Textile Water Bottle in Santorini
Have a friend who loves to hit the gym? Or maybe someone who just started on a new health kick and is trying to drink more water? This is a great way to encourage him/her to get in that extra H2O in style.
11) Addison Ross Rose Gold-plated Frame
When was the last time you printed out a picture? Yeah...I thought so. A great gift that is meaningful and shows you care (but doesn't take a ton of time to put together) is a framed photo of a special moment. This rose gold frame is the perfect touch.