It's down to the wire, and you're still not sure what gifts to get for your difficult-to-buy-for, artsy friends. But not every impressive holiday gift needs to come with a hefty price tag. We've found a crop of innovative objects that can be had for less than you’d think. Here are some last-minute gifts we love (images at the bottom of the post):
A ceramic version of the iconic New York City coffee cup for the nostalgic New Yorker in all of us. (Except Boston Red Sox fans, perhaps!)
We have ingrained in our heads the age-old mantra before leaving the house: "Keys, Phone, Wallet." That's why we think the Urban Outfitters' reminder rugis particularly witty.
Cardboard speakersfrom Muji, the Japanese minimalist "no-brand" emporium.
They are the perfect lightweight alternative to hauling around your iPod dock. They fold out when not in use and stand on their own as perfectly-pretty cubes.
Price: $38 for a pair
Lumiere set from CB2 (Crate & Barrel’s budget-priced sister site).
These modern hand-blown glass candlesticks instantly give your place a romantic look.
Price: $3 to $5 per candlestick