Logo a-go-go: Yes, times are tight this holiday season. But that's even more reason to treat your loved ones to a few good old-fashioned status symbols. While some of our picks are understated in an is-that-really-a-Burberry-plaid-necklace way, others are off-the-charts kitschy and adorable. The best part? Most of these goodies clock in at under $500, and some are even downright affordable.
Go big or go home is the message behind the perky bugle-beaded ponies on these
Blue Label stretch cotton, slim-fit polo shirts, $198 each, ralphlauren.com. Right: What a doll!
Lanvin's porcelain charmer is the perfect dresser-top accoutrement. $438, at Susan of Burlingame, San Francisco, 415.922.3685.
Louis Vuitton lookers bundling up just got a lot more beautiful. Wool knit hat, $240, and wool knit scarf, $645, at louisvuitton.com. Right: It's plaid tidings for the lucky recipient of
Burberry's nickel with gold overlay necklace, $395, at Burberry stores and burberry.com.
Bow wow wow: It doesn't get any cuter than these
Gucci leather trim canvas keychains. From left, $190 and $150, at gucci.com. Right: Dangling from a strap, these cuddly
Prada bear and monkey keychains add a little punch to your favorite purse. $180 each, at select Prada boutiques, 888.977.1900.
Texting is a snap with
Hermes's lambskin fingerless gloves, $330, at hermes.com. Right: Leave it to
Tom Ford to emblazon his name on, yes, soap on a rope. Scented with a lighter version of the patchouli-spiked Tom Ford for Men. $18, tomford.com
Check the Editors' Blog every day in the month of December for new gift ideas.