It’s Crunch Time! These Last-Minute Gifts Under $50 Won’t Disappoint

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For whatever reason, it always seems to feel like the holiday season has a way of sneaking up. One day you’re clinking rosé glasses to honor the end of summer and the next you’re scrambling to cross off gifts for everyone on your list before the mall closes on Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas, don’t panic — it’s not too late! Just order one of these fast-shipped picks that are sure to please just about everyone on your list.

1 Native Trails Hand-Hammered Copper Napkin Rings ($20; amazon.com)

Whether you’re shopping for the home chef, the entertainer extraordinaire or the decor-obsessed, you shouldn’t have trouble finding someone on your list who will be pleased with these Moscow Mule-matching, hand-hammered copper napkin rings. In addition to being undeniably chic, this California-based kitchen and bath brand is dedicated to designing sustainable and high-quality products while celebrating artisan tradition.

2 Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom: Witty and Wise Words from a True Icon ($8; amazon.com)

You can find a Pocket Wisdom for just about every icon, from Coco Chanel to Frida Kahlo, but for that friend who totally agrees that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, there’s no better fit than Elizabeth Taylor. This book features a collection of the icon’s most powerful and clever quotes on beauty, life, activism, marriage, fame, and, of course, diamonds! What’s more, 25 percent of the royalties go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

3 Fred Winer Dogs Wine Charms ($10; surelatable.com)

The dog-loving wino in your life will totally flip out upon receiving these wine charms. Not only are they adorable, but they make keeping track of your drink at a dinner or cocktail party way easier.

4 Wine Glass Writers ($10; surlatable.com)

And for that person in your life who just loves wine, you can’t go wrong with this functional gift. Use the non-toxic ink to write guests’ names directly on the glass. Plus, these markers can be used to mark buffet dishes, plates, and more.

5 Pai-Shau Nourish Set ($50; pai-shau.com)

You don’t have to be a tea lover to appreciate Pai-Shau hair care products, which all contain a signature complex of five steeped teas: rooibos to strengthen, pu-erh to repair, green to exfoliate, white to protect, and black to nourish. All products are oil-free, color-safe, free of parabens.

6 Priori Essentials Travel Kit ($29; amazon.com)

For the beauty lover on your list, you still have time to gift her something special. This skin care set includes Priori’s most popular products: LCA Gentle Cleanser, Skin Renewal Cream, and Barrier Restore Complex.

7 Nicole Miller Men's Golf Formal Accessory Set ($17; steinmart.com)

For the golf-loving guy in your life, this accessory box by Nicole Miller has his formal and workweek looks totally covered. It includes a tie, bow tie, pocket square, and cufflinks all in a chic abstract pattern clad with golf balls and tees.

8 Cactus Margarita Gift Set ($40; thoughtfully.com)

This website literally has a gift set for everyone on your list, plus a virtual assistant to help you find it. You just answer a mad-lib-type questionnaire and they’ll formulate the ideal collection for your special someone. If that happens to be your margarita-making bestie, consider this set with two lowball glasses, a cactus cocktail shaker, margarita cocktail mixer, and rimming salt.

9 KinderPerfect The Party Game for Parents ($20; amazon.com)

If you’ve ever played Cards Against Humanity, imagine a version that makes hilarious light of the endless challenges involving new parenthood. Each of the 400 cards are crowdsourced from real parents, so they’re spot on and guaranteed to make players LOL.

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