We know October started literally yesterday, but its going to be the holiday season before you know it. Which is why now might be the perfect time to grab a little treat for yourself before those end-of-year shopping lists start to pile up. Need another excuse? A bunch of retailers are offering friends and family discounts, or sales on top of sales. (Lookin' at you, Anthro.)
Here are five little buys under $50 that will still feel indulgent.
Gilded Monogram DOF Glass, $9 (originally $18) at Anthropologie
Since it's on sale, some popular letters are already sold out. But enough vowels are still in stock that you could spell plenty of words if you didn't want to go the straight initial route. Another fun twist for cocktail hour? Get "X," "Y," and "Z" glasses.
Easy Tiger Sounds Like A Plan Planner, $26 with Friends & Family Discount (usually $35) at Bloomingdale's
A planner that is equal parts serious and fun (and will look good on your desk). With hourly slots and gridded space for a to-do list, this will keep you organized. But reminders like "It's National Buffet Day" keep things from being too grown up.
Want Something Even More Whimsical?: Ban.Do "I Am Very Busy" Planner, $24 with Friends & Family Discount (usually $28)
Cuddle Up Faux Fur Heart Accent Pillow, $25 (originally $50) at Nordstrom
Nothing fake about how cozy this will be to curl up to in the winter. It's also a big enough statement piece that you don't have to worry about it matching your other throw pillows too closely.
Bubbly Pop Candle, $32 with Friends & Family Discount (usually $42) at Jonathan Adler
Candles, gold, and champagne, all in one small package–talk about a little luxury. Promising "hangover-free hedonism," this "bubbly" themed candle has notes of fresh citrus and flowers. The gold container is designed to be reused for beautiful storage or votive candles.
Over $50 Honorable Mention We're Still Obsessed With: Full Dose Rectangular Tray, $55 with Friends & Family Discount (usually $68)
PATCH NYC Insect Box, $25 (originally $39) at West Elm
With a vintage jewelry vibe, this is designed to have a place of honor on your nightstand. You can tuck away jewelry or even use it as a luxe salt cellar for the kitchen table.