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There’s only five days until Christmas, and if you’re a last-minute shopper then look no further.  Here are some marvelous gifts for the mom, sister, daughter, grandmother or best friend in your life, under $50:

Hyp-Yoga Audio Class CDs ($14.99/each or $49.99/all five) – Help your loved ones live better with an at-home program that works!! For stress reduction, weight loss, quitting smoking, etc, Hyp-Yoga opens up the body and calms the mind with expansive, full-body poses and deep breathwork, making the gentle hypnosis (on topic of choice) that follows incredibly effective. The Hyp-Yoga Audio Class CDs each include 10 minutes of yoga poses (with pictures included for guidance), followed by a hypnosis session. There are 5 CD editions: Freedom from Emotional Eating, Sleeping Better, Learning to Flow (Stress Prevention), Increased Energy, and Living in the Present Moment. For purchasing information, click here.

Meltology self-heating spa mitts ($30/2 pair) and socks ($30/2 paris) – It’s like Botox for your hands and feet!  Soyaffin™ serum drenches hands and feet with long lasting moisture protection to lock in results for younger looking hands.  Natural, moist heat helps lotions absorb deeper than ever, while Soyaffin™ Serum inside the liners leaves your hands and feet feeling relaxed and pampered.  To learn more about  Meltology products, click here.

Yak Pak Nobu Hobo bag ($45) – The Nobu bag is the biggest hobo offered in the Yak Pak collection, with the Megu coming in right behind it.  The Sabrina is a more petite version of the hobo and also comes with an adjustable tied shoulder strap.  Ranging from just $25- $45, all the hobos are made with a soft cotton twill exterior and a shiny satin interior and come in a plethora of stylish prints that are classic to the Yak Pak look.  To find a retailer near you, click here.

Vanitymark Dr. KISS ($12) – This hydrating lip balm (in a cute pill case) has a natural tint thanks to a pinch of the ingredient found in the mood lipsticks of our past. Kukui Nut Oil and Vitamins A, C & E give a healthy, antioxidant-full and moisturizing hug to keep lips soft and smooth, and sweet vanilla and peppermint give this lip balm a yummy taste and minty zing. Great for anyone who likes their lips!  To find a retailer near you, click here.

On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries ($18) – A political gardening handbook that calls up images of Mao Tse-tung and Che Guevara.  The focus is on illicit activities, where individuals are inspired to enhance their communities by reclaiming garbage-strewn vacant lots, empty flower boxes, and neglected street-side strips of dirt.  Click here to purchase the book.


Photos by Mario Testino/Vogue

Who were the most fashionable women of the decade? Well Vogue magazine wants you to vote! 

Looking back over ten years of red carpet, runway, and regular moments, the magazine selected its favorite ten looks from every year.

Now, they’re asking fashion lovers to vote on their favorites and help whittle the list down to the top of the decade.  To cast your vote, click here.

The winners will be posted on January 25, 2010.

Photo by modish

Photo by modish

Are you tired of giving your mom the same old flowers or chocolates for Mother’s Day?  Well here are several inexpensive ideas to please even the most difficult mothers:

Down-to-earth mom – saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time, this mom would love an aluminum watter bottle ($18) from Macys.

On-the-go mom – busy with tennis and lunch with the girls, this mom would get a great deal of use from a Shake ‘n Take Personal Smoothie Maker ($20) from Irie Bargains.

Classic mom – somewhat conservatives with a taste for pretty things, this mom would love personalized stationary ($23.00) from

Natural mom – often seeking products free from parabens and sulfates, this mom would enjoy a Radiance Kit ($15) from Burt’s Bees

Fashionista mom– a lady who likes accessories, this mom would adore an Angie & Lola half ring handle clutch ($20) or a Mossimo black snake clutch ($17) from Target.

Love-me-love-my-dog mom – with her pooch by her side, this mom would beg for soaps shaped like her canine friend ($20) from Gianna Rose Atelier or dog-themed wine charms ($15.00) from

Long-distance mom/grandmother – overjoyed with photos of you and/or your children, this mom would cherish a customized photo greeting card ($2.79) from

Sweet-scent mom – romantic and confident, this mom would smell super sweet in Courtney Cox’s Spotlight perfume ($23) available through Avon.

Home-decor mom– constantly decorating her home, this mom would appreciate lumiere candleholders ($3.95 – 7.95) from

Girly-girl mom – a sucker for a good chick-flick, this mom would love the movie The Women ($20) from Wal-Mart.

Gourmet mom – always preparing delicious treats, this mom will devour a giant cupcake pan ($27) from Cakes N Kitchens.

Whatever the gift, be sure to wrap the package with a beautiful ribbon.  This will instantly add value to your gift by giving it an upscale-boutique appearance, making her feel extra pretty on her special day.