Fashionably Affordable Gifts


‘Tis the season to give gifts that don’t cost a lot but elevate everyday living to a new luxurious level. Amina Said shares suggestions that are sure to impress your fashionable friends, and keep your wallet full at the same time.



1. Christian Lacroix Notebook

This pretty Les Anges Baroque notebook is a must for every girl who needs to jot down their inspiring ideas, ambitious plans and fashion notes.  The book is adorned with illustrations by Christian Lacroix, the haute couture designer. Chic details like the gold and silver foil die-cut spine binding make this a classy gift.

Cost: $20

2. Rodin Lip Balm

This Olio Lusso Lip Balm is a sought-after beauty product and can be hard to find. The maker, Linda Rodin, is a world-renowned stylist and the model of simple elegance. This lip balm is all natural and made from botanical ingredients—packaged beautifully in a chic lucite square compact. A perfect addition to any fashionista’s purse in the cold winter months.

Cost $35

3. Tocca Beauty Rollerball

This particular eau de Parfum was inspired by the French novelist and libertine, Colette. It’s no wonder it has a uniquely seductive scent that is warm, spicy and sweet. A little goes a long way. This is a perfect gift for a lady who loves to exude femininity at all times.

Cost: $20

4. Pinky Signet Ring

These 14K gold-plated Hebrew alphabet rings are designed by Israel-based Etsy seller, Paula Lapidot. The signet ring is a most-wanted item among the fashion set. The best part? The price is so reasonable you can delight each of your fashion forward friends with this sweet gift.

Cost: $20

5. Voluspa Candle

Ambiance is everything! If you have a friend that spends a lot of time at her desk working, this is the gift for her. This luxurious candle combines scents of ebony, peach and apple blossom. Made from coconut-wax it comes beautifully boxed and burns for 50 hours.

Cost: $12


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