Design duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte aren’t known for being particularly “mainstream.” The sisters – whose previous work includes costumes for Black Swan and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and a discontinued MAC collection inspired by Jaurez – don’t really play it safe. So, when we heard that they’d curated a gift guide for Elle.com, we assumed it would be filled with overly artsy/pricey gifts that didn’t fit our personal taste or budget.
Instead, the gift guide is a very thoughtful list of personalized gifts – many under $100. Like books and music from Amazon starting at $4.50, cool gifts for your guy (like a skateboard and flannel shirts), and of course, a few pieces from their own line, like their Rodarte x Opening Ceremony graphic Tee. If you don’t count the $1,500 lithograph from artist Raymond Pettibon, the average gift is just $98. Not bad, ladies.