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50 Cool Gifts Under $15

Hostess appreciation, white elephant exchanges, office obligations: there's always the need for cute, affordable, gift-y things this time of the year. But how many generic $10 coffee cards and dorky mugs can you dole out before your generosity becomes a snooze? (Or ends up making its way back to you via serial re-gifting—awkward.)

Instead, take a look through these fun and inventive options that'll make you the most popular gift-giver out there.

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Hey girl, wanna color me in?
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The packaging on this Tokyo Milk Lip Elixer is so beautiful you won't even need to wrap it.
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Stimulating two senses: Gummy bear-shaped and scented earbuds! Just don't eat them.
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Big Lebowski-themed coasters to avoid any "Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!" situations.
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For your fancy foodie/aspiring-chef friend.
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These make great placecards—and protect the table top.
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For your friend who has everything. Or kids.
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Sparkles!
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Cool mats for cool cats.
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There's still fun to be had with this mustache trend—a full 12 months' worth!
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Fancy MoMA Store decanter with a non-fancy price tag.


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So pretty you just want to eat them. But don't.
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Give these handwarmers instead of gloves. Much cooler.
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Next best thing to a sparkle mani? A glitter mani set!
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Personalized gifts are so thoughtful.
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For those moments you want to channel Ryan Lochte. And eat some candy at the same time.
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Because every girl needs a proper makeup brush set. Especially if it's leopard. (And pink.)
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The cool version of the traditional Fair Isle sweater holiday gift.


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Trust us, everyone can use one of these. Especially because it's cute.
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The perfect stocking stuffer—especially in multiples.
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The original girl crush.
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How to do the perfect smokey eye face—all in one portable palette.
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The best wrapping ever.
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It's a bottle opener disguised as a bejeweled statement ring. Genius.
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Two of our fave brands had a baby!
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This would have been amazing—nine ruined manicures ago.
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So much cooler than your average box of holiday chocolates. Vintage-patterned chocolate pops!
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Think Berger should have used one of these to break up with Carrie?
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For your cocktail snob friend.


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All the delicious-ness of Dylan's Candy Bar, minus the trip to the dentist.
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No he can't read my poker face....
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If you're going to give socks, they better be leopard print. Rawr.
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Because every girl needs a portable emergency kit—especially when it's glittery hot pink.


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The ultimate multi-hyphenate gift: playing cards, a puzzle and a city map, all in one.


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Oui, s'il vous plait!
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Yup, we got Paris on the brain ...
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And if you're in an Empire State of Mind ...
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Extra flavor for the tabletop.
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For the Anglophile's medicine cabinet.
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For your fratty friend who's always losing stuff. (Grab a pair for just a tenner!)
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Cleaning accessories for the cool and arty-downtown types.


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For your bike-obsessed OCD friend.
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Your chef friends will love you. And invite you over for dinner more.
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PUPPIES! IN 3D! ON CUPS!
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What every girl needs.
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