Why does it always seem that the only two times you remember needing a gift for someone is when you first accept an invitation to a party and then again as you’re getting dressed for that party. No matter if the window between those two occurences happens to be 5 days or 5 months, for some reason that space in between is magnetically repelled from your brain. And it puts you in a bad position, which is potentially heading to a party empty-handed.
Do yourself a favor and pick up one or two general gifts that will work for just about anybody. Of course it’s great to find the perfect gift for a specific person, but more than likely, you won’t actually get around to it, even though you were well-intentioned. Finding such gifts within a generally acceptable range of $, €, £50 can be a challenge, as you try to envision whether this person or that one would like a certain item.
To help avoid some of that mental anguish, H2H has pulled together 18 gift suggestions, priced under $50, or €50 or £50. Most are not gender specific, so they can work in most gift-giving situations. Having an extra one or two of these gifts in reserve at any time, may well save you from the embarrassment of having to walk into a party empty handed, or similarly awkward, walking in with a bottle of wine or liquor in a paper bag screened with the local liquor store's name on it.
All of these featured items are available from retailers in the H2H Online Shopping Mall.
1) Mariposa Reveillion aluminum wine or candle tray $34 (Bloomingdales), 2) New York City snow globe featuring the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store €34.59 (Saks), 3) Gayles Chocolates foiled-wrapped chocolate high heel shoes €38.92 (Saks), 4) LSA Malika Grand spiral pattern glass vase £38 (John Lewis), 5) Lauren Ralph Lauren Wentworth tortoise shell covered candle in keepsake trinket box $50 (Macys), 6) Nambe Copper Canyon small metal bowl $35 (Macys), 7) Libra bronze heart sculpture £40 (John Lewis), 8) Harrods black/white geometric print compact umbrella £17.95 (Harrods), 9) Graphic Image personalized leather coasters €41.51 (Saks), 10) Ordning & Reda Joshua black leather card holder £13 (John Lewis), 11) Kate Spade New York black/white Japanese floral porcelain votive candle holder $35 (Macys),
12) Diane Von Furstenberg High Rise martini glasses (set of 2) €38.92 (Saks), 13) In-Vogue hardcover photo book of the iconic fashion magazines history $45.38 (Barnes & Noble), 14) Kate Spade New York silver Let’s Do Lunch silver-plated business card holder $20 (Bloomingdales), 15) Kate Spade New York Say The Word crossword puzzle crystal paperweight $30 (Bloomingdales), 16) Mrs Prindables triple chocolate covered apple set in golf bag theme €23.35 (Saks), 17) Harrods accent pillow featuring a likeness of its flagship London store £45 (Harrods), 18) Lauren Ralph Lauren equestrian braid cocktail shaker $48 (Lord & Taylor)