I can't say this loudly enough: I LOVE SHOE CLIPS! They're genius little shoe transformers that anyone can wear. I'm not sure that any are cuter for the winter holidays than these $20 velvet bows from No144.
You can tell the recipient that you bought this $35 neck warmer from Anthropologie and she'll be impressed (and absolutely believe you)... or you can just tell her it's handmade and blow her away. I dare you to find Alouetta's quality at this price in retail stores.
This $12 Shop Houndstooth charm started as a custom gift for a friend... and thank goodness because who doesn't have a coffee buddy who would appreciate a little holiday love?
What are your favorite affordable gifts this year?