Despite the economy nationwide being in the dumps, some of you readers may still be purchasing little luxury items for those on your holiday shopping list. There are plenty of practical ways to spend $150, (feed a family of four, buy a month's worth of gas), but I'm not writing about those today. My first and top suggestion are Burberry earmuffs. These are outrageously priced but absolutely adorable! For $150 at Nordstrom they are surely the warmest earmuffs you can buy.
Another gift you can't go wrong with is this argyle sweater from J.Crew. Argyle comes in and out of prominence in the fashion world, but truly never looks out of style since it is such a basic look. Another idea for a great gift is a luxurious bathrobe. There is no such thing as having too many soft, comfortable bathrobes. You can find great ones at Macy's and at Gap for under $50, but since today's posting is about little luxuries, shown at left is a Juicy Couture robe for $110 at Bloomingdales.
Around the holidays many boyfriends buy jewelry items for their girlfriends. I can't speak for every girl, but lots of girls love Tiffany jewelry. And lots of Tiffany jewelry can be pretty pricey. Fortunately, Tiffany now has an entire page dedicated to items $150 and less.
One final suggestion for gifts under $150: A Longchamp tote bag. I absolutely love the basic look of Longchamp and the bag will last forever. At the Longchamp website, you can create your own tote in whichever colors you choose. The smallest handbags start at $80, and you can get a large sized nylon bag for around $120. Local to Ann Arbor? Head over to YCI on South University to pick up a Longchamp bag, they carry tons of colors and sizes!
Happy shopping! :-)