The holidays just got a little more festive (and affordable) with these fantastic frocks for $50 or less.
Courtesy of TargetKirna Zabete for Target Maxidress
A pleated maxi skirt means you can scarf down a couple more apps without a single care the world.
Available at target.com, $25.
Courtesy of Kohl'sNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Color-Block Dress
Be the toast of the family party and still earn grandma's conservative seal of approval in this number.
Available at kohls.com, $35.
Courtesy of Urban 1972Urban 1972 Like the Wind Dress
Here's a hue that's guaranteed to make you the pop in a sea of standard LBDs.
Available at urban1972.com, $39.
Courtesy of Need Supply Co.Need Supply Sybil Dress
Metallic stripes make you the belle of your very own disco ball.
Available at needsupply.com, $43.
Courtesy of American Eagle OutfittersAE One-Shoulder Mesh Dress
A chiffon flower makes this a one-shouldered knock-out.
Available at ae.com, $50.
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It's a rule: Give only what you want to get. Here are the makeup kits, fragrance sets, and skin care must-haves to make every lady happy.
Stila Snow Angel Color Palette
Remember unwrapping your first makeup starter set? This extensive collection of eye and cheek shades brings that same feeling of endless possibilities.
Available at stilacosmetics.com, $39.
Space NK Hand Care SetSpace NK Hand Care Set
Fragrant hand washes and creams with notes of lavender, bergamot, and Mandarin tea ward off dry skin in ways that other gifts (ahem, gloves) cannot.
Available at us.spacenk.com, $35.
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Korres Butter Me Up Body & Lip Butter CollectionKorres Butter Me Up Body & Lip Butter Collection
Butter is unavoidable around the holidays (note every dish on the table). Fortunately, Korres's nourishing varieties don't inspire any last-minute fitness resolutions.
Available at sephora.com, $38.
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Tech toys for you and yours.
Now movie lovers can have the big screen in the palm of their hands. 3M's portable projector uses Roku's streaming stick for connectivity to Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go, Hulu, and Vudu.
Home is where this portable mini electric hearth is. Heat things up without missing out on the cozy glow and ambiance you get from the real thing.
Alessi's portable, rechargeable luminaries nod to classic oil burners in their design, but the LED technology is all about a bright future.
Digital peripherals aren't everyone's cup of tea. Keep decidedly nondigital decor in tune with a Gramophone that amplifies an iPad or iPhone's volume without electricity.
Save space and score big with your arcade-loving
A hipster approach to home on the range.
Courtesy of Ms. Haack
Orange County-based event stylist Jesi Haack already enchants with her wedding designs. So when she mentioned her first foray into kids' parties was in the works, we stayed on her trail for months. It paid off when we saw the powwow-meets-minimal first birthday party she created.
Tell us about the party.
A double-booked park meant the affair had to be moved inside, but we still had plenty of room to set up a cluster of teepees for crawlers to explore. Older guests stirred infused lemonade with feather-topped swizzle sticks.
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Sweet and Saucy Shop let the pure white frosting do the talking and topped it with a garland of
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Courtesy of JouerJouer Sparkle & Pop Holiday Cracker
Opening this cracker is half the fun -- it pops to reveal a chic cocktail ring, beauty fortune, champagne bubbles, and a deluxe-sized product sample.
Available at Jouer.com, $12.
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Courtesy of Henri BendelHenri Bendel Lady with a Dog Compact
Reapplying lipstick just got swanky.
Available at henribendel.com, $30.
Courtesy of CaboodlesCaboodles My First Love Makeup Toolbox
Serious hoarders need serious storage. This should just about do it.
Available at facebook.com/caboodles, $25.
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Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of ChicagoAmbiguous Armament Emery Boards
It just might be okay to file her nails in public now. Or at least on girl's night anyway.
Available at shop.futureperfect.com, $9 each.
Courtesy of Brad Bridgers Photography Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
Lip gloss addicts need to look no further to find their new obsession.
Available at oliolusso-shop.com, $30.
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Forget making nice with your in-laws - the hardest thing about the holidays is getting the kids to sit still at a family meal. Here, engaging ideas we'd like to put on the table.
Crayons and paper tablecloths do the trick in restaurants. This Thanksgiving, try it at home. A 40-inch craft paper runner is printed with owls, turkeys, and leaves just waiting for little hands to fill them in.
Available at potterybarnkids.com, $15.
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Everything is illuminated thanks to a set of six red, pastel, or rainbow DIY beeswax sheets and wicks. Kiddos roll the professional-looking pillar candles; you use them to light the meal.
Available at novanatural.com, $19.
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'Tis the season to put it on the record. Your kids are smart, talented, and cute. And your house is nice, too. The personalized touch on these cards costs more, so think of them as keepsakes. Frame them and add them to a wall to keep track of your yearly adventures.
Courtesy of Minted Information Overload
Turn your family's 2012 highlights into visualized data with a customized infographic.
Available at minted.com, $64 for 25.
This ready-to-hang, garland-like holiday card immediately tugged at our heartstrings. Personalize with photos from your online albums or pull images directly from Facebook.
Available at peartreegreetings.com, $81 for 24.
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TargetKirna Zabete for Target Polka-Dot Sweater
A 3/4-length sleeve means this pullover will be in heavy rotation until spring.
Available at target.com, $21.
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Old NavyOld Navy Lightweight Crewneck Sweater
Athletic styling for when you'd really rather be home in sweats.
Available at oldnavy.gap.com, $27.
Kohl'sElle Lace-Bow Sweater
No need to accessorize when your top already does it for you.
Available at kohls.com, $35.
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Delia'sVarsity Tipped Cardigan
A button-up that'll take you tailgating.
Available at store.delias.com, $34.50.
GAPGap Striped Pullover
Sailor stripes aren't just for summer.
Available at gap.com, $45.
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Winter rule no. 1: Never touch your tongue to an icy pole. (Not even on a triple-dog dare.) Winter rule no. 2: Bundle up from head to toe.
Knit Wits Go Animal
Proving that whimsical hats aren't just the stuff of legends, this topper features the likeness of Bigfoot. Handcrafted from New Zealand wool, it's as warm as it is fuzzy.
Available at knitwits.com, $30.
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Mini McGheeStripe for the Picking
Your favorite trend goes pint-size in a lamb's wool graphic scarf. It's extra long for layered bundling.Available at minimcghee.com, $34.
MimitensFantasy at Hand
Visions of unicorns and rainbows dance in her head. Put them within reach with insulated, water-repellent mittens. Extra-long cuffs that go up the arm invite spontaneous snow digs.Available at store.mimitens.com, $31.
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