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Awesome Last-Minute Gifts Under $50 for Her

Awesome Last-Minute Gifts Under $50 for Her

Today's holiday gift guide is all about you, you lovely little last minute shopper, you. More specifically, last minute gifts for the ladies in your life that are all under $50 because if you're still struggling to find the perfect guy gift (we do have an amazing Gift Guide for Men), you're on your own at this point. We gave you the tools (reference dude-centric gift guide again) and lead you to the promise land on that one, and now hold zero responsibility if you've decided to procrastinate on ordering a gift for the absolute hardest person to shop for. On the planet. Of life. EVER! But for real I hit the J.Crew store yesterday in hopes I’d find one fun, random last minute item for the Mr. and that place was picked so bare it looked like the men’s department was ravaged by vultures. You want socks? Yeah. They have socks. 

We digress. We have a hard time even saying that it's the "last minute" right now because Christmas is a solid SIX days away if you're counting today, but the reality is that if you're ordering anything, today and tomorrow are basically your deadline, outside of Amazon Prime items. So if you’re thinking to yourself right now, “Man I really need something awesome to gift my wife/sister/co-worker/mom” you’re in luck, friends! We love a good well-intentioned procrastination here on Love & Specs and in that spirit, we’re bringing you yet another awesome last-minute gift guide, and bonus, it’s all under $50 and all about the ladies. Check out all of our picks in the list below, which we conveniently paired with shipping deadline information because WE GOT YO BACK! 

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Boulangerie Candle Set

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

First, candles are just great gifts - one of those little luxuries that not everyone will buy for themselves, but will be oh-so-happy when someone buys it for them. I'm a firm believer that every home needs a candle or ten to keep it cozy, and when they smell like French desserts, something magical happens. I've personally smelled every single one of Illume's four candles in this set, and they're my absolute favorite of all of the candles in this line.

Silk Sleep Mask

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

Apparently, sleeping on silk helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and improves the overall appearance and texture of skin. Soooo, I'll take four of these, please. But seriously, this is just another one of those awesome little luxuries that any lady will love you for gifting her because beauty sleep is never overrated.

Fringe Gem Drop Earrings

Order by 3am on on Tues. 12/19 for standard shipping. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

Repeat after me: "Jewelry is always a good idea." I'm absolutely in love with these sweet blush fan drop earrings because they're just so much fun! Statement earrings in this fringed fan shape are having a serious moment right now, and these affordable beauties in the prettiest pink hue would look amazing on almost any lady, and I've seen them in the store and they look like they should be way more pricey than they are.

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Collection

Free Shipping. Order by 12pm ET on 12/22. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

Ok I know that it probably seems like I always include a Laura Mercier item on these lists, but that’s because it’s so beloved by every single woman I know. Every time someone gifts me one of her scented lotions or body washes, I want to cry tears of joy. This particular scent, Ambre Vanille is my absolute favorite of her scents, with a soothing, subtle vanilla smell that’s not gross and obnoxiously candy-like. Slow clap. 

Bow Hair Tie Set (UPDATE: SOLD OUT but SIMILAR HERE)

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

These are one of those unexpected little treasures that every girl really needs. They’re the perfect way to polish off an outfit while putting in minimal effort on the hair front, and trust me when I say that every woman is all about that life. They sell them in a bunch of super cute color combos so if pink palettes aren’t her thing, there are more to choose from! Seriously affordable, seriously awesome.  

Captain Blankenship Lime & Coconut Salty Sweet Body Scrub

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

This perfectly exfoliating and also gentle body scrub smells like a Caribbean getaway - like it was a gift straight from the beauty gods. And bonus, it leaves the skin baby soft. Any woman, I don’t care who she is, should and will adore you for making her showers the best part of her day.

By Rosie Jane "Tilly" Perfume

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

In case you're wondering, the answer is yes, I'm slightly obsessed with scents. There's something about good smells that sticks with you, which is why I never forget a scent I love, and Tilly is one of the scents I just can't get enough of. This perfect little perfume has subtle notes of fresh flowers and coconut (the coconut is really amazing here), and it's unexpected, delicate, romantic and relaxing all at the same time. Someone get me a hammock, stat!

 The Lip Slip by Sarah Happ 

Free Shipping. Order by 12pm ET on 12/22. - Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

If the lady in your life loves a great beauty buy, has ever worn lip gloss or balm in her life and has yet to try this product, get it. Like now. Every lady loves it and if they haven’t tried it, they may have chapped lips.  

Rosé All Day Carry On Cocktail Kit

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

I feel like this one doesn't really need any justification. This airplane-approved kit carries Sugarfina Rosé gummy bears, elderflower syrup, a bar spoon and a jigger. All she has to do is add the booze and she'll have two perfectly prepared in-flight cocktails. Genius.

Striped Mittens

Free Standard Shipping: Order by Wed. 12/20 @ 11:59pm ET. Also Has In-Store Availability Check on Website.

I may be biased (I wore these in this post here on the blog a couple of weeks ago), but these cute and cozy striped mittens are the perfect thoughtful gift for the lady who lives in a cold climate and doesn't want to sacrifice style when she bundles up. Hey, I don't even live in a cold climate and I still find any excuse to put these babies on! They also come in other color combos and there's a matching pom beanie, too!

Bonus Round:

2018 Planner

Leather Bow Hair Ties

Origins Delete Dullness & Energize Collection

Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

Flower Pot Bread Making Kit

Moravian Ginger Spice Cookies Tin

Travel Eye Mask in Paisley

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Moonlit Garden 2018 Planner

Tiered Tassel Keychain

Pink & Purple Slopeside Beanie

Pretty in Pink Cream & Sugar Set

Velvet Clutch

Velvet Foldover Clutch

Pink Mini Blow Dryer

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