THE GIFT SHASH: UNDER $20

Every girl needs to have a stash of friend gifts and stocking stuffers during the holidays (although I practice this “stashing” year round). You never know when a last minute gift exchange will pop up or a long lost friend will put a present on your door step. You need to be prepared to reciprocate.

The “under $20” gifts are small, so they need to be and/or look chic. Here are a few of my suggestions:

1. Classy, Derek Blasberg: This book came onto my radar earlier this year when former President George W. Bush’s daughter Barbara and Gilt Groupe founder Alexis Maybank hosted a book signing for the author at the Mansion in Dallas. As the editor-at-large for style.com, Blasberg has forged friendships with supermodels and troublemakers alike, an experience that led him to write a manual giving advice to the everyday girl on how exactly to be a respectable modern lady.

Wouldn’t this Tiffany blue book look adorable peeking from the top of a stocking?

2. UO thigh-high socks: Whether your girl is cutting edge and plans to wear these a la Vanessa Bruno with booties and shorts or if she just needs a pair of socks for her boots, these are on trend and are a thoughtful gift. If you are still groveling with the Halloween/slut aspect or are needing help styling these, refer to I Thought You Should Know.

3. DuWop Lip Venom: This gift makes me smile. Remember when the Jolie lips had just become something to envy? As a middle schooler, no it girl was without Lip Venom. Now as an adult, I want this clear plumping gloss in my bag of tricks again. Yes, it really works.