Depending on your personality, the lead-up to the holidays can be one of two things: a time to carefully plan and curate gifts to suit every person in your life or a mad, last-minute rush to find an item that ships fast.
While we'd like to think we fall into the former category, the reality of the holiday season often means that last-minute gift shopping is inevitable. After all, when you factor in work deadlines, holiday cooking, end-of-year parties, and other festivities, a few gifts are bound to get left to the last minute.
To prevent the week-before rush, we've rounded up our top present picks for friends, family, and colleagues—and a few items we're coveting for ourselves. There are countless great gadgets, gorgeous décor, and smart accessories to choose from, and these are the best under-$200 buys. We'll see you at checkout.
For your vino-loving friend, coworker, or family member, this stylish wine valet is sure to please. It's made of marble and comes with a chic bottle stopper.
To gift with fresh flowers (or a faux plant stem), this sleek vase would make a stunning addition to the home of anyone on your list.
Give the gift of relaxation by wrapping up this luxurious face mask from Herbivore. It features blue tansy oil which works as an anti-inflammatory to soothe skin.
For anyone with a penchant for the finer things in life, help them create a soothing sanctuary in their own bedroom with this linen sheet set from Parachute.
A budding gourmand would greatly appreciate this set of chic nonstick pans.
This "Dream Dust" is an all-natural supplement for sleep that you can easily add to a cup of tea before bed. Gift it to someone who could use a bit of well-deserved rest.
Give this mirror with an antiqued brass edge detail to the person in your life who can't stop talking about upgrading their home décor. It's perfect for the bathroom, hall, or front entryway.
For the active people on your shopping list, this modern gym bag is ultra cool. It's transparent with black details and is full of compartments for organizing smaller items.
There's nothing more thoughtful than a personalized gift and you can snag a monogram charm necklace from Anthropologie at a seriously low price.
This glassware set will bring Mad Men vibes into any living room or office. It comes with an elegant decanter and four old-fashioned glasses. Give this to the whiskey or bourbon lover in your life.
The size of this candle is stunning in a simple glass vessel but the fragrant smell is unlike anything else. The smokey woody scent of this flavor is reminiscent of a crackling fire on a cold day. The price is also unbelievable for this size.
Fanny packs are all the rage right now and this chic version is perfect for anyone looking to dip their toe into the trend without fully committing. It would look cool as a belt to cinch in a blazer or structured coat.
Skip the usual candle and opt instead for this lovely ceramic aromatherapy diffuser that softly streams essential-oil-infused steam into any space.
Gift this colorful journal to your friend who's always checking up on their horoscope. They'll love writing down their experiences and feelings in this personalized journal.
This grownup version of a friendship necklace set is the sweetest gift for a dear friend. The set forms a circle to represent the endless love between those who wear it.
If you're not sure what to get someone on your list, you can't go wrong with a luxe hand cream small enough to toss in a purse for on-the-go use.
Give the foodie in your life a beautiful addition to their cookbook library with this delicious collection of recipes.
Made in Peru, this soft sleep set was designed to be both warm and breathable. Gift it to the person in your life who deserves a touch of luxury.
Give the yogi in your life some new gear. This Manduka yoga mat is made with high-quality materials and features a fun tie-dye print.
Equipped with the ability to do everything from answer simple queries to play songs and so much more, Google Home is the perfect under-$200 gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list.
Upgrade a coffee lover’s morning ritual with a ceramic French press that promises to keep a brew piping hot long after it’s been made.
Few things are more soothing and relaxing as incense. These stick sets make a great gift for anyone who likes to unwind or meditate at home.
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a great book. This moving memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot is about her coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest.
Offer up a bit of rest and relaxation with this bath soak from Pursoma. Made with French gray sea salt, Atlantic kelp, and French green clay, it's designed to replenish electrolytes, rid toxins, nourish skin, and provide balance.
For anyone who's perfect Sunday night often involves something tasty simmering on the stovetop, upgrade their outmoded Dutch oven to this sleek French oven from Staub.
Who doesn't love a new bathrobe, especially in the dead of winter? Coyuchi's robes are so sleek and luxe—anyone will love them.
Tina Frey makes the most delightful serving ware out of resin—and these salad servers are among the best.
Aésop hand wash is one of those little luxuries that make your daily routine so much more elevated. It makes a great gift for just about anyone.
This chic minimalist watch looks for more expensive than it really is. Made of Japanese quartz, stainless steel, and leather, this watch is perfect for your sophisticated, punctual friend.
Slip's anti-wrinkle silk pillows and eye masks feel as if a soft cloud has landed on your eyelids. Give this to anyone who works really hard or travels a lot.
You can spot these candleholders in Rebecca Minkoff's kitchen, so you know they're chic and designer-approved. They'd be a great addition to any kitchen shelf or dining room table.
The quality that you get from this brand for the price is seriously impressive—these earrings would make a stylish gift for a friend (or for yourself).
For wine and spirit lovers, this decanter is a stylish and practical way to store their drink of choice. The glass carafe comes with a round cork to keep any spirit tasting fresh.
You can trust that anything from Byredo is going to be of high quality. Scent aside, the packaging alone is enough to want to buy this eau de parfum for anyone on your list.
We dare you to scroll through March’s inventory without buying anything. The San Francisco–based boutique has a host of gorgeous splattered kitchenware, and this terracotta piece is right on trend.
A simple offering that goes a long way, this blush luggage tag is just the thing for your travel-obsessed friend, coworker, or family member. You'll help them customize their luggage and they'll think of you every time they pack their bags.
You can’t go wrong with Le Labo’s classic Santal 26 fragrance. Who doesn’t want their house or apartment to smell like a luxury hotel?
Parachute never disappoints, whether it's their soft sheets, fluffy duvets, or this waffle robe. It's just the thing to lounge around in all day.
These incognito speakers will fit into any environment. And they let you play tricks on your friends about where the music is coming from.
This leather pouch designed to look like a lemon makes for a playful gift. It's perfect for holding coins, jewelry, or even ear pods on the go.
This coloring book is a fun way for the fashion-obsessed to unwind. Plus the quirky cover art will earn it a prime spot on the coffee table.
If you know someone in the process of redecorating or who has mentioned creating a gallery wall in their home, make your contribution with this cool shot by Gia Coppola.
With gorgeous, clever, and stylish tablescape photo interpretations of classic literature, this coffee table book will make your bookworm, foodie, and artsy friends very happy.
Anyone who travels for work or simply schlepps their laptop to and from the office each day will love this tech carryall. Made of Italian pebbled leather, it's a sleek laptop sleeve that offers pockets for any additional accessories you have.
We love this reversible beanie by Tibi. The stripe detail and color blocking add some personality while being versatile enough to go with everything.
This candle is a bit of a splurge, but it's well worth the higher price tag. It has some warm vanilla and amber notes that are balanced by a spicy, leathery earthiness.
Ideal for a frequent flyer, this sleek black backpack is a stylish way to carry around essentials while traveling. Gift it to the person in your life who already has a few trips planned for next year.
For the host in your life, this brass tray would make a lovely gift. It works as a serving tray for drinks or small bites, but it could also be used purely as decoration on a coffee table or ottoman.
This personalized bag is the perfect gift for someone with minimalist style. Plus, we bet you'd also happily buy one for yourself.
When it comes to jewelry, a classic gold hoop will never go out of style. These edgy ones with a chain detail are perfect for gifting.
This handy tool includes five different barbeque essentials—a bottle opener, corkscrew, spatula, fork, and grill brush. It's a light-hearted gift that any grillmaster would appreciate.
Few things are more relaxing than taking 15 minutes out of the day for a soothing face mask. This activated charcoal one is seriously effective and would make a lovely gift for anyone who's in need of some self-care.
When it comes to crystals, you’re not supposed to buy your own, but instead, allow them to come into your life. Give a friend this cute self-love crystal to bring more good energy into their life.
Any lover of design and architecture would be happy to unwrap this book featuring urban rooftops, from bars to art installations. It's a lovely addition to any coffee table book collection.
This luxe sleep set would make anyone feel special. Upgrade your own usual loungewear for this silk top and shorts or gift one to a sister or a friend.
An unimaginably chic water bottle, this practical item doubles as a colorful sculpture when not in use. Gift it to your eco-friendly pal who's never without a reusable water bottle.
Gift this smart speaker to anyone on your list who could use something to make their daily life just a bit easier. This handy gadget allows you to play music, ask questions, check the weather, and set alarms with just your voice.
For all of the plant parents in your life, a classic terracotta planter. They'll love having a new pot for one of their plants (or an excuse to buy a new one).
A minimalist leather camera strap, this is a gift any photography lover will appreciate. It's adjustable and made of 100% genuine leather in Los Angeles.
Ingeniously designed to keep coffee or tea at a hot temperature no matter how long it sits out, this high-tech mug makes a great gift for any coffee or tea fanatic.
This story was originally published on November 22, 2017, and has since been updated.