Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Tweens

Tarte’s holiday set of LipSurgence “lip lustres” in peach, shimmery pinks, sparkly raspberry, and coral red comes in a playful silver glitter box and retails for $24. These pretty hues are shimmery sweet and great for younger ladies adding a little color to their pouts. Pick up a box of lipstick crayons at Sephora. Check […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Retro Girls

This lip gloss trio is the holiday gift set from vintage-inspired makeup line, Besame. These minis are darling, but I recommend perusing the entire line of lipsticks, powders, shadows, and mascara, beautifully packaged in gold, at Dallas Pin Up in Deep Ellum. Each semi-matte lipstick comes in a bullet-molded case tucked in a red, velvet […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Luxury Lovers

The Santa Maria Novella Healing Hand Cream, left, and Almond Foot Cream, right, found at LAFCO New York are two of my absolute favorite beauty products ever. And I’ve tested a lot of product. (Some of you may remember these from last year’s gift guide.) The $50 hand cream has a fresh lemon scent and […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Fashionistas and the Accident-Prone

Valerie Elizabeth, Dallas personal stylist and founder of Society Stylist blog, put together this on-the-go “Survival Kit.” For $50, you get a cosmetics case packed full of drugstore goodies to help you “survive any fashion styling emergency.” You may not be an aspiring stylist or clumsy enough to need all these things, but this is […]

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Merry & Bright: The Season’s Best Holiday Candles

Check out our very favorite seasonal scents jarred by some of the best candle makers around. (clockwise from top left) Molton Brown Myrrh Muske & Cypress ($49/Stanley Korshak) Thymes Wildwood Bitter Orange & Cedar ($28/Stanley Korshak.) Byredo Candy Darling ($65/Barneys online) Nest Holiday ($32/Neiman Marcus) Fornasetti Bacio ($165/Urban Flower/Grange Hall) Tocca Candy Dish Candle in […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Book Worms

This nifty apparatus serves as both a reading light and a placeholder for your book. (No more dog-earing pages.) I’ve had a couple coworkers ask, “Why not use a bookmark?” but the answer is obvious. Why would you when you have this cool lamp? Duh. This inventive Suck UK Bookrest Lamp is sold at Iota. […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Budding Makeup Artists

Head to Target and find these bedazzled makeup tools from e.l.f. I’m not a pink and sparkly kind of girl, but I think if I found these gem tools wrapped up for me this holiday I couldn’t help but be thrilled. They’re just darling. These pieces are a perfect (and super cheap) complement to a […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Chip Eaters and Vampire Lovers

I’m pretty much a fan of everything San Francisco-based Gama-Go makes. Their gadgets are kitschy but practical, and I dig adding a little fun to mundane tasks. Take using a coaster, for example. Boring. Instead, use a record coaster! Woo hoo! Finding flipping eggs boring? Use a guitar spatula! But those are last week’s under-$50 treats. Allow […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Bling Lovers

Local designer Rory Ashton creates earrings that are a sure bet for earning you compliments. It doesn’t seem to matter what I look like or what I’m wearing–it could be a tracksuit and clown makeup–people always stop me to ask me about my Rory Ashton Cluster earrings. The “Candy Cane” set above is brand new […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Pretty Princesses

I could not take bathing in sprinkles, funnel cake, or glittery bath gel seriously anymore. But I know lots of little girls who would practically explode with excitement over taking these festive pink tubes of glittery goo into the tub. Options from Philosophy for the pretty princesses in your life (top to bottom): Sugar Sprinkles […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Gummy Bear Lovers

Jailbreak Collective invented the most adorable lighting fixtures I’ve ever seen: Gummylamps. Squeeze this 7-inch tall Gummy Bear’s tummy to activate his LED lights. For $28 you can pick up this little guy and his siblings in green, yellow, and clear–sorry, red is sold out–at Iota on Knox. (Remember all my fun finds at Iota […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Jet Setters

There is one good thing that has come out of the tighter restrictions on baggage contents at the airport (because I’m pretty sure it’s not safety as I snuck in with my pocket knife necklace, full water bottle, and lighter last month). It’s the 3Floz.com company, a one-stop shop for TSA size-approved products in the […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Your Girlfriends

I’m a beauty product enthusiast, but even I consider a $42 exfoliant to be a little luxury. Renee Rouleau’s Mint Buffing Beads always makes my list of favorites, and a jar of this makes a great gift for anyone who won’t splurge on expensive lotions and potions for their skincare routine. My college-aged sister comes to […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Your Music-Loving Chef

Well, not your personal chef. Unless you have one, of course, and then by all means. Otherwise, pick up these Gama-Go kitchen accessories for anyone in your life who loves to jam out while in the kitchen or working on the grill. (They’re also the perfect persuasive tools to get someone new in the kitchen.) […]

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Dallas Holiday Gift Guide: An Under-$50 Stocking Stuffer for Anyone Who Uses Soap

They look like shiny toys to play with, but they’re even better: they’re SOAPS! Dallas company The Pig and The Peacock handcrafts delectable soaps into darling shapes. My personal favorites include the Rainbow Robots set, which comes with 20 robots, each with a color-coordinated wind-up key for $28; the Shark Soap with a squirt shark […]

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