Gift Guide #2: Stylebook’s Thoughtful (but Economical) Picks

All this week, Stylebook is solving your gift-giving dilemmas. Yesterday we suggested some unexpected stocking stuffers, today we focus on gifts that are thoughtful but economical – you know, for those people you very much want to recognize but it wouldn’t be appropriate to break the bank. Think hostess gifts, your kids’ teachers and babysitters, your book club gift swap, your boss or coworkers, you get the idea…and they get a great gift. The best part, most gifts here are less than $40.

1. Dainty dots bring antique charm to a hand-poured candle crafted with a cotton wick for a clean burn. Re-purpose the jar as a vase when the candle is done – two gifts in one! (Available at Coco Blanca, $35)

2. These adorable bracelets are a gift any young teacher or coworker would love. (Available at Coco Blanca, $30)

3. It can be hard to find the perfect hostess gift at the perfect price. But these beautifully packaged fireplace matches are both thoughtful and practical! (Available at The Shoe Hive, $30)

4. This versatile cosmetic case features a compartment for four makeup brushes and a roomy section for cosmetics. The person you give this to will think of you fondly every time she uses it! (Available at The Hive, $60)

5. A little golden leaf dish would be lovely on a dresser or nightstand, the perfect spot to stow her rings while she sleeps. Looks more special than the price reflects. Also great for keys! (Available at Coco Blanca, $15-20)

6. The smell of winter…warming fires and pine trees…is captured in Thymes Frasier Fir candles.  They are available in large candles, tins, and this gorgeous decorative votive. (Available at Kiskadee, $25)

7. A Very Merry Christmas Tree bottle stopper is a festive gift for your favorite oenophile! (Available at Kiskadee, $15)

8. Monserat De Lucca Sign Language Alphabet Brass Necklace This necklace, adorned with a brass American Sign Language letter, is the perfect personalized gift for yourself or a friend. Great worn on it’s own or layered with other necklaces. (Available at TSALT, $40)

9. Get the party started with But First Cocktails from Sugarfina, a chic collection of cocktail-inspired candies. This non-alcoholic version includes Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles, and Peach Bellini. (Available at TSALT, $26)

10. Whether this is a hostess gift or to your bestie that writes the most thoughtful notes, one side is a fan, the other a notecard with ruled lines. The Frivolites Fan Diecut Boxed Notecards feature three butterfly and three bouquet designs, all with spot UV and embossed details. Includes six envelopes with the signature Bellechasse flap and lace printed interior. (Available at TSALT, $30)

11. The idea for this 196-page journal was born out of a need for something to have day to day. A place to track ideas, notes, to-do lists, inspiration, and the random things that fill up any day. (Available at The Shoe Hive, $48)

12. Nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized gift, and this cotton waffle-weave cosmetic bag, which is lined for durability, is a perfect way to let someone know how much you care. (Available at Ivy Lane Living, $35)

13. Extra-long wrist bands are great for a round of tennis, a long sweaty run, a spin class, or one of our kettlebell training classes. (Available at Fitness on the Run, $10)

14. Virginia is for Lovers!  This SPARQ etched slate cheese board is sure to be a favorite to anyone residing within our great state, or for those expats pining away for home. (Available at Kiskadee, $33)

15. You won’t believe how well these custom fit women’s FOR t-shirts fit until you try one. Hugely popular with our class friends and great for post-exercise or just for lounging around the house, these t-shirts are soft yet wicking for those long walks, snow shoveling, bootcamp, or yoga class. (Available at Fitness on the Run, $15, short-sleeve and $19, long-sleeve)

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