I was kicking myself recently went I way overspent on a hostess gift, simply because I was crunched for time and a pricey candle was all I could find. A day later, I saw the cutest set of affordable cocktail napkins and thought, "Of course." Growing up a few of my friends' mothers had "a gift closet," which seemed crazy and extravagant to me at the time, but now I'm beginning to understand why. Being armed with an affordable gift when you need it—or at least knowing where to go to buy one—can do wonders for your budget and your sanity. To that end I've rounded up a dozen cute and chic gifts your girlfriends will love. They're nothing extravagant, but they'll encourage a smile.
Joe Doucet for Areaware Minim Playing Cards ($10)
Furbish Embroidered Zebra Cocktail Napkin ($10)