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  1. Christmas Gift Guide: 25 luxe gifts less than $50

    We Are Scout Christmas Gift Guide 2015: Mercury Tealights,  each, from West Elm Australia.

    In today’s Gift Guide, we wanted to show you how you can buy luxe and designer presents on a budget. We’re not talking about the latest iPad or a Valentino dress (we wish), but rather small, well-designed gifts, by designers such as Marc Jacobs and Tom Dixon, as well as smaller, artisanal and independent designers.

    Nothing says luxe more than the gleam of metallics, so our gift guide showcases a mix of beautiful eye-catching designs, from bang-on-trend copper and brass to mercury and gold.

    While I couldn’t find a bijou Chanel buy for under $50, I settled for the rather excellent Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick instead. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather unwrap a single tube of sensational Chanel lipstick than a budget-vacuumed-sealed-box of 12 crummy lippies. Small, yes. But also very special, superb quality, and a little touch of luxury I wouldn’t usually spend on myself.

    Top: Mercury Tealights, $6 each, from West Elm Australia.

    Shopbop's pre-Christmas discount codes, from November 24 2015 - November 30, 2015.

    Now is also the perfect time to grab a designer bargain over at Shopbop‘s big sale, which has just gone live, and you get up to 25% off your purchases until November 30, 2015. The more you spend, the more you save, so get together with your friends and family and make group purchases. Just use the discount code GOBIG15 at check out. (Read terms and conditions first – brand exclusion may apply.)

    Ready to go shopping? Grab a coffee or brew of your choice, sit back and go shopping for gifts less than $50 with our interactive guide. Just click on the links below to go straight to buy! You can’t go wrong.


    Want more Christmas present ideas? ‘Course you do!

    We’re publishing a new Christmas Gift Guide every day for two weeks, so don’t miss the other top presents we’ve found, and keep an eye out for more fresh and lovely gift ideas coming your way.