50+ cool gifts under $15 because who knows WTF is happening with interest rates
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All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.
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If anyone can help us find our voices, it’s her.
Tons of amazing stickers at this store! Buy a bunch of devotional candles in bulk, and DIY for all your cool friends.
$10.47, The Five15
Make it the good stuff. Marshmallows optional.
$11.89 on sale, Knitted Cake for Society 6
Recommended by hundreds of thousands of readers, every critic, and above all, Oprah
$14.99/Kindle or $16.80/Hardcover, Amazon
For decking a tiny tree, or adding some sparkle to a big one.
$9.09 on sale, Nordstrom
Smells like marzipan.
$10.95, Lush (or trade up to the larger size for $19.95)
So many other cute holiday-theme towels here too.
$11.89 on sale, Miss Fotopoulos
They don’t already have one, right?
$12, Capitol Maker
Related: Be sure to see our top gifts for teens and older tweens that won’t make them roll their eyes
Make every day a more beautiful one in your neighborhood.
$10.99, Amazon, or local specialty stores everywhere
Love everything in this shop! (If this is sold out, find another.)
$14.50, Sirens Song Stitchery
Fancy enough for underemployed 20-somethings who can afford fab West Village 2-bedrooms.
Cool on its own, or to make that bottle of wine a little more special.
$11.40 on sale, Nordstrom
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We can’t all be coffee drinkers, now, can we.
$9/mo Simplicity Teas at Cratejoy
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So thoughtful and terrific price at under $15.
$12.50, Leo & Lovey
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True, isn’t it.
$10, Human is Human with 30% donated to the ACLU
For a woman you know who deserves to find her voice, her courage, her place in the world.
$14.29/hardcover or 12.99/kindle, Amazon
One more thing that unites us all.
$15 by Braden Studios for Society 6
For making all your holiday cookies with extra love.
$11.96 on sale, Williams-Sonoma, with 50% supporting the Human Rights Campaign
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An excuse to finally get all those photos from your phone to those relatives who are begging for them.
$15 and up, Artifact Uprising
Lots of flavors but these look exquisite.
$15., Dylan’s Candy Bar
Grammy-Nominated and simply wonderful.
$9/49/MP3, $11.37/CD, free streaming, Amazon
(pop it on a flash drive and put a bow on it.)
Perfect for any baker or home cook.
$13.90, Hanging with the Bride on Etsy
So many prints, so little dollars.
$12.99 on sale, JCPenney (additional discounts may be available on site)
Know someone as obsessed with the series as we are? Try the book.
$7.99 and up/ paperback or Kindle, Amazon
“Pages and pages of substantive white space and illustrations of various kinds of nothing, both tangible and conceptual.”
Plus, it supports McSweeney’s.
The sliding sticker covers your phone so no one can see you without you knowing.
Can you get more 2019 than this?
$12, NPR Online Store
There are tons of “Poptivism” options supporting all kinds of causes. But we kind of like this one.
$15, Pop Sockets, with 50% going directly to the charity of choice
Choose from several options; we love this one from Carrie Mae Weems.
$10, MoMA Store
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Send it directly to someone you don’t know — or make a tribute donation in someone’s name.
P$2.50/ea donates one cup of coffee to a service member deployed abroad
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$11.94 through Amazon
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