Designer doesn't always have to mean expensive and unattainable. Many luxury labels are now offering a variety of high end gifts with low price points. TODAY's style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas highlights her favorite fashionable finds that won't break the bank this holiday season.
the season to score big with beauty. Many brands bundle their best for less into limited edition packages that make perfect presents. Sephora’s Fragrance Sets for him and her include a keepsake box that opens to reveal a range of Sephora's best-selling fragrances which also includes a voucher for a full-size bottle, making it a perfect present when you're not sure what to choose ($50, Sephora.com).
Dior Holiday Palettes are a highly anticipated annual favorite thanks to the chic packaging. Their Deluxe Palette includes all the essentials you will need for creating smoky eyes to bold lips complete in a re-useable keepsake case ($46-$77, Nordstrom.com). Yves Saint Laurent offers an incredible value with the Sephora Holiday Glamour set. A collection of must-have products for the face, eyes, and lips packaged in a black faux patent leather clutch that can double as a clutch for a night out ($65, Sephora.com). Another perfect pairing is the Juicy Couture Hand Warmers & Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Gift Set to help you to show off your mani in style ($68, Juicycouture.com). And finally, Chanel’s Glossimer Duo Glosses gift set combines two of their popular shades along with a lip pencil and sharpener, all in a collectible cosmetic case ($55, Chanel.com).
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For the men in your life, consider classic items they often forget to buy for (or upgrade) themselves. Coach offers a variety of accents for every man including essex herringbone wool scarves, heavy harness pebble belts in classic colors, and leather key rings with a hidden bottle opener ($48-98, Coach.com).
Iconic patterns add a little flair to his loungewear, and both Burberry’s pajama pants ($95, Nordstrom.com) and Polo Ralph Lauren’s flannel sleepwear and slippers ($24-$79, Macys.com) are great. For her, fashion truly meets function with Michael Kors colorful Continental wallets that zip-around and come boxed up in a sparkly bejeweled ($98, Macys.com). If you’re looking for fashion forward affordable jewelry that doesn’t feel like a dollar-store find but won’t require a down-payment, Rachel Rachel Roy’s and Givenchy’s collections are impressive. Check out Rachel’s notice-me-now vibrant geometric Pyramid pieces ($20-$95, Rachelroy.com) and Givenchy’s bejeweled bangles and statement earrings ($35-$78).
For the preppy perky person (say that 5 times fast) on your list, Kate Spade's merino wool mittens feature fun cheeky phrases such as "Hi Five" and "Over Here", as well as with clever "Air Quotes" and "Taxi" designs that say a lot without saying a word ($65, Katespade.com). Last but not least, if you need a staple go-to-gift, DKNY's Trapper Hat and Infinity Scarf combine uptown luxe and downtown ease with a woven knit on one other side and faux fur trim on the other ($80, Dkny.com).
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It seems as if everyone today could use a "tech-sessory." And designers have all been eager to offer up their spin for your can’t-live-without gadgets. Diane Von Furstenberg is personally obsessed with her iPhone and iPad, so she created cases adorned with her personal mantra "feel like a woman wear a dress" along with her signature bold DVF patterns and lips logo. Choose from USB key rings and ear buds, or peep her non-techy items like the decal coaster sets in beautiful bright prints inspired by nature and abstract art ($20-$38, Dvf.com).
You could also light up someone you love's life with a designer candle. Tom Ford, Balenciaga, and Salvatore Ferragamo are just a few that have infused their namesake scents into special flames ($56-$85, Neimanmarcus.com). For the true fashionista who dreams of her own Breakfast at Tiffanys, Amazon.com sells an assortment of collectible coffee table books from iconic designers like Alexander MQueen, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton that always fit... on any table that is ($27-$95, Amazon.com). And if someone on your list is one of her 45 million fans, Lady Gaga teamed up with New York's beloved Barneys to create her own holiday collection filled with bizarre one-of-a-kind items like a painted chocolate skull, ‘claw’ and ‘unicorn’ stockings, collectible Gaga playing cards, and a Gaga Over Barney's snow globe ($25-$95, Barneys.com).
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