"I'm only buying gifts for my immediate family this year," you promise yourself on November 1st. "I can't wait to still have money left over after the holidays," you think with a smile. Suddenly, it's mid-December, and your roommates, co-workers, old friends from college, and neighbor you've spoken to maybe three times all want to swap presents this year. Guess you're starting 2015 with a $0 bank account balance! Great!
Not so, my friends. Bustle and Spring, a new shopping app that lets you follow your favorite brands for awesome sales and exclusives, have teamed up to bring you 35 awesome gifts under $100. I'm not talking about weird knockoff Cartier bracelets that'll turn your S.O.'s mom's wrist green — these presents look like you dropped a ton of cash.
A Better Cocktail Recipe Book
Traditional coffee table books are lame. Coffee table books that include super pretty photos and delicious cocktail recipes? Not lame at all.
Everyone needs more graphic t shirts in their lives, and this one gives back to no kill animal shelters.
A Leather Wallet
I’m a sucker for ampersands and anything unisex.
Fancy sweatpants are still trending, and this gray print goes with everything.
OBEY Lola Sweatpants , $66
Mug & Coaster Set
Giving a mug usually feels like the equivalent of saying “I literally know nothing about you.” However, this one comes with a leather coaster, which just feels really freakin’ fancy, so I approve.
So, so pretty.
Perfect on its own, or layered with the rest of your friend’s favorite cuffs.
Sassy Emoji Earring
A subtle accessory for your sassiest friend.
For When You Can't Even
A slightly less subtle accessory for your sassiest friend, plus a great clutch to keep her makeup in.
The perfect halfway point between a statement necklace and delicate chain.
A DIY Accessory
For your Pinterest-obsessed pal.
Just because your friend loves hiking doesn’t mean she’s not into dressing well, too.
Gold Bar Earrings
Minimalist jewelry is the way to go if you want to be part of the cool kids set, with gold bar earrings as absolute essentials.
Everyone loves a good black beanie for the winter, but this one’s especially great for any label-obsessed friends.
Long, bar earrings are super hip, but they can get a little floppy. This one has a bar that reinforces the look on the back of your earlobe, so they’ll never slip out of place.
The perfect basic, no matter your friend’s style.
LNA Elise Dress , $69
A Unique Clock
For anyone who’s way too cool for digital.
Lexon Around Clock - Aluminum , $29.95
Set of Soaps
Nothing screams, “I’m an adult, dammit!” quite like a bunch of fancy soaps artfully strewn around your apartment…
Miley Cyrus is a fan of this brand, so you know it’s super cool.
I mean, duh. Everyone loves candles.
OK, so, these won’t be super practical for anyone who lives where there’s snow, but if you celebrate the holidays in a warmer climate, at least you can still get in on the traditional socks-as-presents game.
Wine Lover Sweatshirt
Do I even have to explain why you — erm, I mean the person you’re buying gifts for — need this sweatshirt?
Every Jenner wannabe needs a good, gold ear cuff.
Perfect for a friend who just started their first full-time job: A silk blouse transitions easily from the office to after work cocktails.
Wearing matching earrings is so dull.
Sleek Card Case
It’s time to finally throw away that quilted card case you were attached to all through high school and college.
Clare V Card Case , $85
This lacy black bra would make a sexy gift for your S.O., but is also practical enough to give to a friend without making things weird.
Cosabella Trenta Soft Bra, $73.50
Who doesn’t want a glittery manicure this season? Plus, I’m super pro any gift you could theoretically split between three friends.
This cotton-cashmere blend is a step up from your average pullover.
High-Fashion Phone Case
For your most glamorous texting moments.