Oprah's annual holiday list of chic buys is a huge deal. From cashmere sheet sets (!) to artisanal grits (?), her yearly list of items to stuff in your sack is usually not for those of us on a budget. I've gone through and picked a few winners that won't break the bank and are actually things people might want (looking at you, silly sorbet maker).
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BloemBox Organic Rose & Lavender Sachet, $20
Huh. These are definitely inexpensive. They are also beautifully packaged. A little generic, but could work as a gift for someone who you really don't know that well. Essentially, you are giving someone a little box of flower petals to put in their underwear drawer, so think long and hard about this one.
Fringe by Em John, $16
This is a super basic gift for literally anyone who 1. Has a name and/or 2. Owns an item with a key. Each of these key chains happen to support the designer and her quest to graduate from college debt-free. Now that the designer has partnered with the big O, I think she's gonna be alright.
PurseN Travel Pillow Organizer, $35
This the dorkiest thing on the list by far, and I love it. The perfect thing to send to a family member who is planning a trip, you could tuck a few little bottles of booze inside for a real treat and still keep it under $50.
HButler Orbit Key Finder, $30
This key finder is wonderful! It's small and unassuming, but could save your butt in a rushing out the door situation. These would make great gifts for all your hot mess friends. Now...where did I put those instructions...
The Urban Agriculture Organic Grow Kit, $25
Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money, gussy up your kitchen, and feel like a farmer. However, at $25 for what is essentially a 30 cent bag of seeds and a tiny burlap sack, these are a huge ripoff. There are better ways to give this gift and most of them will cost you under $2. An old jelly jar with a beautiful packet of heirloom seeds is miles ahead of this style-wise and price-wise.
My Audio Pet - Mini Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, $25
There's no denying how cute these little guys are! They might be the perfect gift for a coworker who loves to get down in their office.
Southern Culture Foods Southern Grit Trio, $45
$45 for three one-pound jars of grits. “Affordable”: Kind of. But should you spend that much on grits? No.