Christmas time is here, and I’ve got some great last minute gift ideas that don’t cost a lot of money but will leave a lasting impression.
For the makeup junkie:
You can visit the YSL Beauty pop up in Soho and get complimentary custom engraving on any of their lipsticks. First you pick the lipstick shade, then you can choose a special cap with designs instead of the original plain cap, then you pick the name or text you’d like engraved on the cap. If you don’t want the special cap with the designs it’s about $3 cheaper, but this is Christmas, might as well go for the special packaging!
Visit the YSL Beauty pop up until December 31st at 490 Broadway, New York, NY. You can also order the custom engraved lipsticks online. Check the website for more details.
For the friend who is always on the go:
Louis Vuitton City Guide $37
This is the perfect gift someone who is adventurous and always traveling from place to place. Louis Vuitton has several different travel guide books that are super informative and they come in really cute packaging. This gift looks way more expensive than it really is, and it’s also practical.
Should be available at all Louis Vuitton store locations as well as online.
For the fashion-conscious friend:
Custom embroidered Calvin Klein clothing $14 – $50
At the Calvin Klein pop up in Soho, they’re offering free custom embroidery on majority of the items in store. They only sell loungewear and underwear here, so keep that in mind, but custom embroidered underwear is so cute! If the idea of putting a name or initials on underwear seems like too much, they have tshirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants that you can customize as well.
Visit the Calvin Klein pop up in Soho at 545 Broadway, New York, NY. Open daily from 10 am – 9 pm through December 31st.
For the sentimental friend:
Yankee Candle with custom label $26
Candles are always a great gift, no matter the occasion. At the Yankee Candle pop up in Soho, they have about 44 different fragrances to choose from, so you can find something to suit anybody! For an extra $5, you can create a custom label with a photo and personal message (they also have a scent test game that you can play too get a coupon for a free personalized label). Think of this as the upgraded version of gifting a photo in a fancy frame; this is even better because these candles will keep your house smelling great!
Visit the Yankee Candle pop up in Soho at 503 Broadway, New York, NY. Open daily though January 3rd. Visit candlepowernyc.com for more details.
Great gift for anybody in general:
ROYCE leather products with monogram ($ ranges)
ROYCE sells quality leather accessories and goods such as keychains, wallets, passport covers, luggage tags, and bags. They offer custom monogramming in gold or silver foil, as well as the regular embossed monogram. Monogrammed items always seem more expensive than they really are, and who doesn’t like a nice leather wallet or passport cover?
Visit the ROYCE store at 1000 3rd Ave, New York, NY. See their website for more details.