Self-help books? Bad sweaters? Socks? The best way to combat an underwhelming gift is to have a clear wishlist in order before Thanksgiving rolls around. So we've rounded up fifteen eye-catching items, all under $300 dollars, for your consideration. Try Crate & Barrel's elegant glass decanter, Cire Trudon's candle, based on the wooden scent of the hallways at Versailles, or a splashy figurative portrait print from an up-and-coming artist. You might even find something that's fabulous enough to give to someone else, or even to buy for yourself while shopping this weekend. Don't forget to zoom in for a closer look.