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A quick guide to last-minute gift shopping

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Need some gifting inspiration with the winter holidays fast approaching? If you are on a tight budget, but can’t imagine not getting your friends and family a little something this holiday season, take a look at these unique yet affordable gifts for both guys and girls under $20.
Girls can be tricky to shop for, so here are a few items that can help make the search a little less treacherous.
At ULTA, in Turlock, you can pick up a simple yet stunning gift for just $12. The “Wink Eye Shadow Palette” is a new favorite at this beauty store and includes 10 silky eye shadow shades in various vibrant colors.
Scurry on over to Bath & Body Works, where you can find a delightful “Santa’s Helping Hand Gift Set” for her. This “Vanilla Bean Noel” fragrance pack includes: antibacterial gel, deep cleansing hand soap and a tube of their signature collection body lotion. Hurry in, because this item is currently on sale for just $16.50.
If you want to get her something warm and cozy, think about dropping by H&M and grab a hat and infinity scarf combo pack for a mere $17.95. These two items come in multiple colors, starting with a dark pink and drifting to a soft cream color.
Interested in purchasing a clever, creative gift for her? Head online to Urban Outfitters to find an exciting recipe book, perfect for a night in with the girls. “The Fashionable Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks For The Fashion Set” by Jane Rocca & Neryl Walker is only $19.95, and will give her tasty cocktail drink ideas to impress her friends.
Shopping for guys can be difficult, but do not fret – these gift ideas will have him smiling from ear to ear.
At Gap you can get him a three-pack of fancy argyle socks for $18. These will come in handy when he has a job interview or is just dressing up for a night out on the town.
If he’s more into electronics, head on over to Radio Shack and invest in a portable power bank to give his dead cell phone up to six hours of talking time. This new necessity sells for only $14.99.
Some guys may be embarrassed to admit that they enjoy soft slippers – but everyone loves at least one pair to keep them warm and comfy during the chilly season. Tilly’s offers DVS Francisco Men’s Slippers for just $19.99.
Last, but not least, if he likes the outdoors, try popping into Bass Pro Shop and getting him a useful, yet creative pocket knife. This “Fish Money Clip Pocket Knife” has dual purposes – one for cutting, and the other for holding his valuable money. This item runs for only $14.99 and will leave him impressed with your gift selecting skills.
Remember that sometimes it’s the little things that count. A holiday card and some candy or a gift card can be just as powerful as something that costs a  big chunk of change.
It can show your friends and loved ones that you’re thinking of them during this holiday season.

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A quick guide to last-minute gift shopping