Every Day Faves Gift Guide: $50 and Under
Start making your list now: We raided hundreds of stores, websites and kitchens to find the best gifts to delight and dazzle everyone in your life -- including you!
Rach says: "No need to stand in the ginormous line that forms outside Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, D.C. -- they ship around the country! Try our faves: white chocolate peppermint and Rudolph red velvet."
$29 for 12, georgetowncupcake.com
Fromage Plates by BIA Cordon Bleu
Rach says: "Treat a special hostess to a set of porcelain Fromage Plates by BIA Cordon Bleu. They're the ideal size for appetizers or a bite of baguette and brie."
$30 for 4, cambriacove.com
Thomas Paul Lacquer Boxes
Rach says: "Here's a chic way to organize your jewelry: Thomas Paul Lacquer Boxes are decorated with images of a ring, necklace, watch or brooch."
$24 and up, burkedecor.com
Roost Dainty Champagne Flutes
Rach says: "Make a festive toast to the new year with these Roost Dainty Champagne Flutes. Each set comes with six different glass designs. Cheers!"
WowWee Paper Jamz Guitar
Rach says: "Budding musicians can rock out with a WowWee Paper Jamz Guitar. Just press the surface to play real notes and chords -- no strings attached."
Lauren Nicole Headbands
Rach says: "Your trendy teen will love experimenting with different hairstyles and these Lauren Nicole Headbands with silk flowers."
$36 each, monalda4.com
Norma Kamali Sleeping Bag Jacket
Rach says: "The fashionista on your list will fall in love with the Norma Kamali Sleeping Bag Jacket -- and you'll fall in love with the price! Available in silver, black and camo."
Tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu
Rach says: "The compact Tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu comes with four blendable shades of purple and gray, and a cute keychain charm."
Bollywood Flat Pouch
Rach says: "A faux-suede Bollywood Flat Pouch is a must for an organized, fashionsavvy friend. Use it to carry cell phones, chargers, cameras or cosmetics."
$26 each, stephaniejohnson.com
Gray Rose Pillow
Rach says: "Tired of looking at your friend's plain sofa? Turn up the style and comfort with a Gray Rose Pillow, made of warm wool felt."
Limited Edition Dream Angels Heavenly Shimmer Brush
Rach says: "Add a touch of sparkle to her stocking with a lightly scented Limited Edition Dream Angels Heavenly Shimmer Brush."
OP Cruiser Skateboard
Rach says: "The sidewalks might be icy now, but he'll soon be hitting the half-pipe (and thanking you!) on this retro-inspired OP Cruiser Skateboard."
Iomoi Golf Balls
Rach says: "Graphic Iomoi Golf Balls will fit her sporty style to a 'tee.' Choose from monkey, elephant or squirrel designs."
$28 for 6, shopiomoi.com
Cascading Dogwood Earrings with French Hooks
Rach says: "These delicate Cascading Dogwood Earrings with French Hooks in gold or silver will add glamour to her New Year's outfit."
Poo Fighters Dog Tank
Rach says: "Your pooch will be rocking out on his next tour -- er, walk -- in a cotton Poo Fighters Dog Tank. Available in extra-small to extra-extralarge sizes."
Rach says: "There's nothing like the gift of time: Bosco Watches have light silicone bands that can be swapped whenever your mood (or outfit) changes."
Tarte "Ring It In" Cheek Stain Set
Rach says: "Stuff a makeup lover's stocking with the Tarte 'Ring It In' Cheek Stain Set, which includes shades of bronze champagne, vibrant pink and golden coral."
$25 for 3, tarte.com
Twig Cheese Knives Set
Rach says: "Say cheese! A hostess with the mostest will find endless opportunities to entertain and use this rustic Twig Cheese Knives Set."
$29 for 4, westelm.com
Bedol Water Clock Smiley Alarm
Rach says: "Sleepyheads may like waking up to a Bedol Water Clock Smiley Alarm -- it's powered by tap water!"
Rach says: "Move over, soldier! Open chestnuts or pistachios easily with a Squirrel Nutcracker: Simply lift the tail, place a shell in its mouth and crack!"
Alton Lane Signature Knotted Cuff Links
Rach says: "With more than 20 colors of Alton Lane Signature Knotted Cuff Links to choose from, your guy can be as colorful or as conservative as he wants."
$12 per pair, 646-896-1212
Sephora Limited Edition Red Eyelash Curler
Rach says: "The slight arc of the Sephora Limited Edition Red Eyelash Curler works on all eye shapes, without pinching the skin or crimping lashes."
Two' s Company Gunmetal Studded Bangles
Rach says: "Can't decide between buying gold or silver? Problem solved: Two's Company Gunmetal Studded Bangles are the best of both worlds."
$9 and up, 800-896-7266 for stores
Girls' Red Plaid Earmuffs
Rach says: "Now 'ear' this! The sherpa padding on these Girls' Red Plaid Earmuffs will protect your little snow bunny against frosty winter winds."
Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters
Rach says: "Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters give the classic holiday treat a punch! Just cut, bake and decorate with icing to create swords, nunchakus and shuriken stars."
Key Bottle Opener
Rach says: "Uncapping a cold soda or a frosty brew has never been so elegant. The vintage-looking, 6-inch Key Bottle Opener is made of solid brass."
Sweet Treats Lip Balms
Rach says: "You may get a thank-you kiss for giving her Sweet Treats Lip Balms, made with beeswax and shea butter. Try each tasty flavor, like watermelon, peach and passion fruit."
$8 each, b-glowing.com
Rach says: "Jimmy Buffett may wish he had a pencil-thin mustache, but a Handlebar Corkscrew may be the next best thing (and a whole lot more practical)."
Italian Ceramic Pitcher
Rach says: "Brighten the look of your weekend brunch with a glazed Italian Ceramic Pitcher. Bonus: It's dishwasher-safe and comes in six colors."
Anne Taintor Luggage Tag
Rach says: "Your jet-setting friends won't worry about a mistaken suitcase with an Anne Taintor Luggage Tag attached. Choose from dozens of vintage pictures and funny quotes."
Charlotte Russe White Ribbon and Pearl Necklace
Rach says: "A Charlotte Russe White Ribbon and Pearl Necklace puts a textured twist on the classic strand."
Eco Stars Recycled Crayons
Rach says: "Give the gift of imagination: Eco Stars Recycled Crayons are made from nontoxic recycled and pressed used crayons."
$13 for a pack of 20, brightandbold.com
Ematic Designer Premium Headphones
Rach says: "Listen to this: Ematic Designer Premium Headphones come in seven bright shades -- perfect for the colorful music lovers in your family."