Great Last Minute Gifts for Under $100

gift guide under $100

In the 11th hour, here are some great picks all under $100!

1. Wrinkle Prevention Memory Foam Pillow ($99, available for $89 on OpenSky)  With all the effort we make in our nightly regimens to take care of our skin it seems only unfair have our cotton pillows compromise our efforts. And considering sleeping on your stomach is the third leading cause of permanent sleep lines, wrinkles and can cause eye puffiness; as well as removes some of the products that should be rejuvenating your skin while you sleep.  Which is why the Wrinkle Prevention Memory Foam Pillow makes a great fit. Not only is it comfortable, it trains you to sleep on your back or side so you rest with minimal pressure on you face.

wrinkle prevention pillow2. Urban Decay Naked 3 palette ($52)  A 3rd?!?! Considering the popularity of the original Naked palettes, this much anticipated addition to the line has us swooning! Forget the twelve days of Christmas, it’s all about the twelve shades of sexiness with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette. Introducing twelve new shades of rose-tone nudes in every type of finish imaginable (from mattes to metallics), this art-school-inspired tin case includes a double-ended shadow and blending brush for super convenience, and bonus 4-pack sampler of resealable Eyeshadow Primer Potion.   Urban Decay is bringing a whole new meaning to looking good naked.

naked palette 3 urban decay3. Birchbox (Women’s Subscription, $10/month, men’s $20/month ) – Who doesn’t like getting samples of new products to try out before diving into the purchase pool?  Birchbox offers a more personalized way for us to discover, sample and shop the best beauty and grooming products.  Each month you get a selection of samples from well-known  to emerging brands in beauty, fragrance, and non-beauty extras for women, while offering men grooming, skincare and lifestyle items (like tech gadgets).  Based on your feedback, each month becomes more and more catered to your wants and you can purchase the products you really like through the Birchbox website. PS: with a 1-year women’s gift subscription, get a free Cynthia Rowley eyeliner ($18 value) with the code cynthiarowleybeauty


4. Wantable ($36-$40)  Wantable is a similar concept to BirchBox but extends beyond beauty and grooming, and only deals with full size products (no samples here). The site offers three types of boxes:  The Makeup Box, The Accessories Box, and the Intimates Box.  For $36 a month, you get 4-5 full size samples of makeup, boutique accessories (like scarves, perfect for the winter), or intimates (from socks to sexy lingerie) hand picked by the site’s curators based on your profile.  A great last minute gift for someone who’s style you’re not quite knowledgeable of yet, Wantable offers a one time box at $40.

5. Chi Air Straightener  ($99.99)  Not just another flat iron, Chi Air Straighteners are made of ceramic therefore evenly distributing heat, eliminating static and reducing frizz in each one of your lovely locks.  It’s the only hair tool you need to flip, wave, curl, or smooth out your hair.  Available in so many prints and fun colors, the straightener comes with a free thermal clutch for easy storing and travel.

chi 1" straightener6. LeSportsac  3 Piece Travel Set ($48)  Known for their fashion forward, function and long lasting fabrics, and fun prints, LeSportsac makes for a great gift.  This set includes 3 pouches in different sizes great as pencil case to makeup case for everyday life, with an infinite amount of great uses for anyone that travels. You can choose from a variety of prints, the tough part is just picking which.

lesportsac pouches7. MoMa Design Store Store Sky Umbrella ($48) – give the gift of clear skies always with this uplifting umbrella created by graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson.
sky umbrella moma store

8. Pandora Essence Collection Bracelet ($60 for silver bracelet, $30-$65/charm) –  A new collection introduced by Pandora, the Essence collection features a delicate assortment of symbolic charms crafted from precious metals to sparkling stones. I’m partial to the strictly sterling silver/Cubic Zirconia charms — my bracelet consists of the Happiness, Wisdom, Confidence and Stability charms — all things I aspire for everyday. Customize the perfect bracelet with meaning for someone special on your list. You can buy one charm now and then add to it every year.

9. Henri Bendel Passport Cover ($58)  ‘Tis the season to be traveling, so be sure to do it in style.  Donned in the Bendel signature print, this canvas cover offers protection from wear and tear and stylishly stands out so it’s easy to find at the bottom of your bag.  It gives anyone a great excuse to dust off the passport and book a much needed getaway.

Henri Bendel passport cover