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My Favorite Things to Gift (and Get!) for Under $150

Shopping for other people is admittedly hard. And coming up with a unique gift idea that your recipient will love? Impossible.

The good news is that I’ve done all the work—so you don’t have to!

This list of creative gifts for women is a combination of things I personally own and recommend, as well as the most successful gifts I’ve given to people over the years.

(And if you’re stumped about the men in your life, check out these round-ups: 40 Gifts for Dads Who Want Nothing and 25 Gift Ideas for Guys Who Have Everything.)

From the best set of cozy PJs to a blowdryer that has thousands of five-star reviews,  these fool-proof presents are sure to wow even the pickiest lady in your life.

And the best part? Everything on this list is under $150.

The Best Gifts Under $150

Calpak Mini Clear Toiletry Case

I asked my mom to buy this for me as a Christmas gift last year after seeing TIBAL post about it, and I’ve used it on every single trip since. It’s the perfect size for a carry-on bag, and I love that it’s clear, so you can quickly check to make sure you’re not missing anything. I also have the larger size, which I use for long trips when I’m bringing full-sized items.

Calpak Mini Clear Toiletry Case | The Best Gifts Under $150

8-Piece Brush Set

This brush set is legit never in stock so I had to include it when I saw it was available! I absolutely love Sephora Collection brushes and I think they perform better than other pricier brushes I own. This set has all of the essential brushes your beauty-loving giftee would need, but none that they won’t.

8-Piece Brush Set

Card Case

For the minimalist girl who is always on the go, this slim leather card case will surely come in handy.

Card Case | The Best Gifts Under $150

Weezie Piped Edge Bath Towel

These plush bath towels feel so luxurious and hold up well over time. Purchase a set of two for a useful yet meaningful gift. Add a monogram for a more personal touch.

Weezie Piped Edge Bath Towel

Chappywrap Herringbone Blanket

I got one of these last winter, and it has become my favorite blanket to cuddle up on the couch in. They’re SO soft and cozy, and the quality is incredible.

Chappywrap Herringbone Blanket

Estelle Colored Glass Stemware Set

I’ve had my eye on these Estelle glasses FOREVER. This set is top on my list!

Estelle Colored Glass Stemware Set

Weekend Travel Duffel

I found this bag while searching for a dupe for my pricier Tumi duffel, and didn’t realize it had such a cult following. Considering it’s the perfect size, insanely functional (the shoe compartment!), and also really cute—the fact that it’s under $100 seems like a steal.

Weekend Travel Duffel | The Best Gifts Under $150

The Lily Canvas Tote Bag

I own one of these monogrammed tote bags and constantly get compliments on it. It has the look of a high-end designer bag, for a fraction of the price.

(If you’re a fan of the RHOBH, you probably noticed Kathy Hilton carrying hers throughout the most recent season.)

The Lily Canvas Tote Bag | The Best Gifts Under $150

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

These have been a closet staple of mine for YEARS and I tell everyone I know to buy them. They can be styled so many different ways, and take an otherwise boring black-leggings-look into a chic AF ensemble.

I typically recommend going one size up!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | The Best Gifts Under $150

Nespresso Maker

I think we all know how I feel about my Nespresso. I don’t remember life without it. It’s such a luxurious gift at an incredibly affordable price point (and it often goes on sale).

Nespresso Maker

Vuori Performance Joggers

I had seen people extol the virtues of Vuori joggers and truthfully thought they looked like nothing special, until I was gifted a pair. And MY GOD was I wrong. I’m now a big fan of the brand.

The fabric is a nice weight, they’re incredibly soft, they have pockets and they somehow make your legs look longer.

Vuori Performance Joggers | The Best Gifts Under $150

Jet Set Necklace

The necklaces I wear every day are from this brand. My mom liked mine so much, she asked my dad to buy it for her as a birthday gift.

Jet Set Necklace holiday gift ideas

Architectural Digest at 100

If you’re shopping for someone who recently moved into a new home, or someone who’s trying to up their home decor game, this gorgeous coffee table book is an ideal gift.

You’ll notice that every single interior designer uses it to style coffee tables in their work!

Architectural Digest at 100 holiday gift ideas

Le Specs Sunglasses

I first discovered these sunnies through Rent the Runway and loved them so much, that I ended up finding them on Amazon to purchase.

They look insanely expensive and seem to fit everyone’s face shape. They’re oversized without feeling too dramatic!

Le Specs Sunglasses | The Best Gifts Under $150

Elemis Cleansing Balm

I have an entire article dedicated to how much I love this miracle balm. The perfect indulgent gift for the beauty lover in your life (and it comes with a washcloth!)

Elemis Cleansing Balm holiday gift ideas

Our Place Always Pan

I know, I know. You’ve seen it everywhere & you’re wondering “is this thing worth the hype?” As someone who has personally purchased FIVE of them (two for myself, the others for gifts) I can tell you that unequivocally yes — it’s a great pan.

Our Place Always Pan holiday gift ideas

Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Spray

Chanel No. 5 is an absolute classic in any fragrance arsenal. Plus, it looks so chic on a vanity.

Chanel No. 5 L'Eau Spray

Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

There’s a reason why this blowdryer has amassed a cult-like following and nearly 12,000 five star reviews on Amazon: not only is it cheap AF, but it also gives you that sleek, salon-quality blowout—even if you’re completely incapable of blowing out your own hair.

The brush attachment is literally idiot-proof.

Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush | The Best Gifts Under $150

Shopping for men? Check out this post on the best gifts for guys who have everything and this post on gifts for dads who hate gifts.

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  • Lisa
    November 18, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Omg lady! You saved me! I never k ow what to buy my son in law and son!!

    This is awesome!!! Great ideas!!

    November 26, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Best gift guide ever. About to buy the packing cubes for myself right now!

  • Meaghan
    November 27, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I need a few more gifts around 75 dollars for secretaries, paralegals etc for my husbands employees, all female!

    • Lindsay Silberman
      November 30, 2018 at 12:52 am

      I’ll be adding more to the gift guide in the coming week(s) so check back soon!!

  • Bifty Alex
    January 2, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    It’s a great help thanks for posting these amazing gift ideas.

    April 4, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Hey Lindsay, Nice and Unique Gift Ideas! Thanks for the list.


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