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Under $50: Last Minute Gifts to Love by Krista

by Krista, posted to Gifts

It happens - last minute scrambling to find a gift that someone will love. Whether you're searching for a Holiday hostess, friend or colleague, these last minute gift picks under $50 are sure to delight!

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Radiation Reducing Device Cases

Suggested by Angela At Onesmileymonkey

For only $49.99 you can get a radiation reducing device case from Pong. These are super modern, stylish and did I mention that they reduce dangerous radiation from your devices (Iphone, Blackberry, Ipad, etc). Great gift idea!

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Liquor in a Decorative Bottle

The ultimate raspberry flavored vodka that is like no other! Natural...more

Only $23 and one of Marie Claire's top picks!

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iPad Cover

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stardust iPad Snap Case at SHOPBOP.COM - FASTEST...more

Love this Marc Jacobs iPad cover - at $48 it's practical, stylish and makes a great gift!

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A Fabulous Flask

Satisfyingly smooth stainless steel flask engraved with "Three Sheets...more

I pretty much love this "three sheets to the wind" flask for $25. Brilliant!

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A Giftcard (in thoughtful and creative form)

Get creative gift card ideas for meaningful last-minute presents.

Click over to this article on Real Simple for 8 fun and creative ways to complement your gift card. Try any of these and your gift will hardly look last minute!

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Suggested by Bale and Twine

We have wonderful handmade gifts for everyone on your list!

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Favorite Throw

Take comfort in color. Our super-soft, fringed Favorite Throws are...more

I love these throw blankets from West Elm. This would be a fun gift in conjunction with a movie (or Netflix subscription) and some popcorn.

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7 Last Minute Homemade Gifts for Kids


Suggested by Teaching Good Eaters

All of these gifts can be made in a very short period of time for very little money. They totally qualify as last minute because many can be made with items you already have!

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A Fun Game

Throw away the scrap paper and treat tic-tac-toe like the true sport...more

A game is always a fun gift - and can be put to use immediately during Holiday/New Year festivities. I think this Tic Tac Toe game is a really fun choice for kids and adults!

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Present Time Photo Frame Clock Family Time

Display your family and friends in this stainless steel wall clock...more

Suggested by Jackie

It's getting pretty down to the wire, but I came across this on another last minute gift list and I really like it :)

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Orchid in Terra Cotta Pot

Our dramatic orchid comes in a terra-cotta pot covered in mountain...more

A beautiful flower is a great gift - orchids last a long time too!

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For the last last minute: Ebooks

A e-book is perfect for that special someone who somehow got left off...more

Suggested by Peyton Price

Cheap, instant delivery, no shipping charge, and no e-reader required. What could be easier?

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Giving Cards

Suggested by Sarah Peters

Perfect for anyone who is a caring person. Give this holiday!

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An Experience

I love the idea of a nice card and tickets to a concert, sport game or plan for a fancy dinner date. Experiences are the best kind of gifts!

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A Framed, Favorite Photo

It takes five minutes to upload a photo to Walgreens or Target and pick it up - black and white varieties have been some of my favorite simple gifts in the past. Put your photo in a beautiful frame for an easy, thoughtful last minute gift.

Claudia: I love this idea, its meaningful and very inexpensive!

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A Charitable Gift Donation Gift Cards: Give a friend a gift with real meaning....more

Give your friends a gift with real meaning.

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One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

This classic memorykeeper is the perfect way to track the ups and...more

The holidays bring up special memories, but everyday is really a gift. I like the concept of capturing one thought for each day - It seems achievable and a great way to capture the spirit of daily life over a long time period.

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Suggested by heddi cundle

When we're really stuck on what to buy someone, a gift card just doesn't cut the mustard. But with's travel gift card, you can gift instantly on our website (we even take care of PayPal fees) & your loved one can use it towards a trip on myTab (powered by Expedia). myTab helps your wallet & gives a great useful gift :)

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Pretty Stationary

The premier retailer of decorative paper and envelopes, wedding...more

I stole this idea from Lucky Magazine's 11th Hour Gift Idea list, but I love it for a friend or co-worker.

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Coffee Gift Set

Our Nomad Coffee Gift Set gives your coffee-loving friends a 13 oz....more

Coffee gift sets make great gifts! I also making a basket myself with two (or four) fun mugs and a bag of coffee beans.

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