Personal Shopper: Gifts for Alana's Bon Ami

Alana wrote to the Bargainist, saying: "I am finding myself a bit in a situation - I am headed to France in a week to visit a friend and I need to bring her a birthday gift - she is very preppy and loves the nautical look. Do you have any suggestions for a neat, unique gift I can get for her for around $50?"

Alana, girrrrlll! A week? You'd better find something tout de suite! Fortunately I, Outblush Operative Rachel H., have found a few items with a nautical je ne sais quois that your friend might like. If all else fails, just get something monogrammed. Getting things monogrammed is très preppy. These options are all well under $50, so you could get her more than one!

1 - Boat Buoy Candles ($20)
2 - Five Oceans Pendant ($15)
3 - Halsea Kona Koi Sunglasses Case ($35, in a bunch of colors and patterns if you do a search on
4 - L'Occitane Calanques Buoy Soap ($10)
5 - Porthole Round Flask ($30)
6 - J&M Signature Print Scarf ($40, on sale)
7 - Hooked on You Brooch ($12)
8 - Marc Jacobs "Ms. Nautical" Necklace ($29)

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