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All right, so the person you’re shopping for deserves more than that extra mascara sample you got at Sephora last week. But you also don’t want to take a gamble on a pricey sweater that they’ll wear maybe once. We’ve rounded up 29 fun and useful gifts that are guaranteed to pay off in the cost-per-use category.

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrance Collection ($95)

These ten travel-size vials will let her pick a daily scent based on her mood.

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“Vogue Covers” Coffee Table Book ($99)

Naomi Campbell. Princess Diana. Kate Moss. Every page is better than the last.

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White House Black Market Pajama Pants ($48)

No one has ever complained about cozy pj’s they can wear year-round.

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Gradient Puzzle ($18)

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. But honestly, is this not the chicest puzzle you’ve ever seen?

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aerin lipstick

Aerin Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick ($30)

This lipstick is blended with natural waxes to seal in moisture (see ya, chapped lips). The dark-red “Poppy” hue has a hint of shimmer that’s perfect for the holidays.

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Juniper Books Peter Pan & Friends Set ($85)

You’ll buy this adorable collection of childhood classics for your best friend’s kiddo (but don’t blame us if you end up keeping it for yourself).

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Slip Silk Pillowcase ($80)

This luxe pillowcase keeps wrinkles and frizz at bay, and your mother, sister-in-law or even best guy friend will never know how they lived without it.

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Kaufmann Mercantile Umbrella ($79)

Because everyone needs a really good umbrella.

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Morgan Lane Sleep Mask ($98)

Give the gift of a good night?s sleep.

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J.Crew Joggers ($70)

This is how grown-ups do sweats.

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Club Monaco Dog Sweater ($70)

OK, so we can’t promise Bella will love this sweater as much as we do. But one hissy fit is worth it for the Instagram likes.

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Tie Bar Style Box ($99)

Meet the work wear starter kit.

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White House Black Market Blouse ($98)

Show the fashionista in your life that you’re abreast of the trends (read: bell sleeves and sheer cutouts).

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Hobes Wooly Baby Booties ($59)

For keeping their piggy toes toasty all season long.

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Need Supply Storage Basket ($88)

Whatever you use it for (storing throw blankets or laundry), every household could use another basket—especially one as pretty as this.

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Madewell x Food52 Tea Towel Set ($25)

Now this is a collaboration that we can get behind.

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Lou & Grey Winden Babe Ring ($65)

Because your badass bestie totally is one. Yes, you can still have a bestie at 35.

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L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins ($69)

These cult-favorite moccasins come with a lifetime guarantee. Meaning you can bring your tattered set back after ten years and they’ll give you a fresh pair, free of charge.

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madewell nightshirt

Madewell Embroidered Nightshirt ($68)

It’s the cool-girl version of a nightgown (and it’s perfect for your niece).

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the laundress le labo detergent

The Laundress + Le Labo Detergent ($45)

Laundry detergent? Not just any old detergent. This limited-edition bottle is infused with the ever-popular wood-and-incense scent of New York’s iconic perfumey, Le Labo.

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Wine Bottle Self-Watering Planter ($22)

You guys, we found this at Home Depot and it could not be cuter. Perfect for any black thumbs on your list.

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Sole Society Embroidered Booties ($72)

Ankle bootie + floral print = the shoe of the season.

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smythson notebook

Smythson Notebook ($75)

We’d never complain about our hectic schedule if this beauty were our appointment book.

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zara tote

Zara Fabric Tote Bag ($90)

A carry-all that does ?not? disappoint. 

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Sponsored white house black market belt

White House Black Market Suede Belt ($64)

To give her dresses (or coats) that extra oomph.

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leif flower painting

Leif Vintage Rosa Mollissima Print ($30)

All the vintage prints from Leif Shop are one of a kind and can date back as far as the 1800s. Pick up a frame to go with it and you’re golden.

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Uniqlo Cashmere Sweater ($100)

Hands down the best cashmere at this price point. Buy one in every color.

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timex watch

Timex Watch ($75)

She?ll wear it every day, so this one pretty much pays for itself.

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the sill plant

The Sill Olmsted With Ferns ($48)

OK, so maybe it won’t last forever. But the gift of a desk plant is always a lovely gesture.

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