32 perfect designer gifts for a deal

Can I just admit something nerdy? I LOVE GIFT GUIDES! I love reading them, I love putting them together, and I love finding cute stuff that goes well together for people into neat and tidy, pretty little lists. It's something I used to do before I had my blog so now that I get to do it for a job I think that's pretty much the coolest thing since sliced bread.


And today's gift guides are really unique because they're totally built from one of my favorite discount sites, Neiman Marcus Last Call! Or sometimes I just call it Last Call for short, since we're on a nickname basis 😉

Last Call is so nice because they offer designer, high-end quality goods for a LOT less than what you'd pay in a department store. I've found the most amazing deals on brands that are nearly impossible to find less than retail at Last Call. So today I'm sharing an outfit with you that I found there recently AND four (yes, four!!) gift guides for some of the most special people in your life!


This cozy gray outfit is just the kind of thing I like to hang out in during the month of December. The striped leggings are buttery soft, the cardigan is Joie (pronounced jwaahhh, did you know?!) and just like every other Joie piece I've ever tried on, it fits like perfection! I kind of feel like a kid wearing these sparkly sneakers but that's the way I like mine!


I would gift any one of these items I'm wearing to any of my friends because they're all the type of cozy outfit staples that any girl would die over.


Tunic thermal top
Joie sweater
Striped leggings
Sparkle sneakers
Quilted black bag
Fingerless gloves

I'm so excited to show you four more gift guides, for your mom, your dad, your sister and your friend. You can also see all these gifts on this Mint Arrow gift guide page at Neiman Marcus Last Call!

Moms are sometimes hard to shop for but I love all of these beautiful, sophisticated gifts for my mom or even grandma! I love that there's a mixture of high and low priced items, depending on what your budget is, because some years I've spent a lot on my mom and others I've just needed to get something sweet but inexpensive, or maybe if you have a mother-in-law or grandma you need a small gift for this could help you too!


Red YSL scarf – a beautiful luxury gift for the mom who appreciates high-end items, but still under $100!
Cashmere cardigan – any mom of any age would love this! Another nicer gift.
Neiman Marcus pecan clusters – a perfect small gift for someone who loves food!
Cashmere knotted headband – because my cute grandma's ears are always cold! This one's under $35.
Leather dome case – for the mom who loves to travel! Also a great stocking stuffer.
Red reading glasses – my mom carries a pair everywhere she goes, and these are so cute!
Red activewear jacket – find me a mom who doesn't love a little activewear! I know I do!!
Red quilted tech gloves – if you don't know why the tech part matters, you've never been somewhere frigid with a cell phone!

Dads can be so hard to shop for because if they're anything like my dad, they just don't need anything! Practical and sometimes picky and usually wanting for way less than most women (truth, right?!) they can definitely be hard to gift. That's why I like to stick to basics for dads. You know they're going to get used up and loved and appreciated.


Navy dot tie – this tie is classy, simple and a perfect closet staple.
Clean cut white shirt – every guy needs a new crisp white dress shirt! This is an easy win.
Leather belt – another solid staple! Most guys really need and appreciate a new belt.
Herringbone long sleeve shirt – for dressy nights or business casual days.
Gray hoodie – because dads get cold too!
Original Penguin backpack – for the traveler, for the hiker, for the gymrat, for any dad who likes to be out.
Quilted baseball cap – my dad is that guy who can never have enough hats! Is yours too?!
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue – one of my favorite scents on Neil. If you have a dad in your life who needs a new cologne, this one's a winner.

My sister is one of the easiest (and one of my favorite!) people to gift! You know why? Because she likes all things that are cool. And neutral. And easy. Thanks for always being my least challenging gift sis! Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed putting together this list of 8 things I'd give to any neutrals-loving sister.

Leopard print gloves – because leopard is my favorite neutral!
Gold travel case – even if she's not into world traveling, she needs somewhere for her chapstick and lipgloss!
Gray cashmere cardigan – this time of year, everyone loves a new cardi. This one's a bit of a splurge, if you really like your sis!
Quilted tech gloves – for your sister who lives in a very cold place!
Cashmere caramel duster – nothing says cozy like a cashmere sweater in the Winter!
Faux suede striped weekender – I don't know why but I get SO excited about a weekender! Maybe because it means somewhere quick and warm usually 🙂
Crystal encrusted cuff – for your fanciest sister
Neutrals nail polish set – for a sister in law or someone you need to give a safe, likable and inexpensive gift!

And lastly, you know how you have some girlfriends you want to gift a little more inexpensively, and others who have been by your side through thick and thin, bad boyfriends and bad haircuts and the most joyous life occasions and they're basically like sisters to you?! That's what this last guide is all about! And the BEST PART? They're all under $50.


Oh deer sweatshirt – because that's just funny.
Green felt hat – San Diego Hat Company makes THE best fitting hats and this one is so cute!
Gray fingerless gloves – versatile and very practical AND under $30!
Kendra Scott Oblong earrings – I LOVE these. Such a good price for KS jewelry too at $42.
Plaid heels – for your girlfriend who can never have enough pairs of cute heels! (ahem, me.)
Leather contact case – for your girlfriend who takes her contacts on the road, this is a thoughtful little gift!
Bah humbug sweatshirt – for your girlfriend who's the life of the party
Gourmet cashew caramel pretzels – those words combined make my foodie heart sing!
Gray cocoon shawl – a cozy gift that's perfect for your girlfriend who loves to curl up with a book and a sweater by the fire.

Don't forget that you can see all these gifts on one dedicated Mint Arrow gift guide page at Neiman Marcus Last Call!

I hope that these gift guides help you find some REALLY nice gifts for people you love most this Christmas season.

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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Hi, I’m Corrine and it’s pretty simple. I think you deserve to buy the things you want at a price you can afford. Here you can find the best deals and steals on high end fashion, as well as beauty and wellness tutorials.


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