The holiday shopping season is in full force – seriously, I almost died 4 times driving to the area of the city one of the major malls is located in.
Anyways, I survived the chaos, and I know sometimes its easy to get stuck shopping for someone, so I came up with a quick list of easy (and nearly fool proof) gift options – all under $50!
1. For the Book Lover
If you know she loves books and you can’t afford to buy her a new Kindle, then opt for a couple she doesn’t have yet; and when in doubt cross reference the NY Times, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestsellers lists for some that just her style.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble gift cards work too, especially if she already has an e-reader!
Featured Books Above: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and The Millenium (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) Series by Stieg Larsson.
2. A Little Luxury Gloss
MAC has some genius little holiday sets out, with lovely packaging, for the make-up lover. I don’t think I know a make-up lover that would be disappointed!
Featured Set Above: MAC Guilty Passions Lavish Rose Lip Gloss Set.
3. Pamper your lips
One of the best products I have come across for all day lip love is the Korres Lip Butter. They smell great, feel great, look gorgeous with just great flushes of color, and keep your lips healthy all day.
Sephora offers two sets – perfect for the holidays and a non-lipstick/lip gloss girl!
Featured Sets Above: Korres The Lip Blockbuster Volume II and Lip Butter Collection.
4. Something to keep her warm
It’s December!! Almost every girl I know loves a new pair of cozy socks, or a cute beanie and scarf, and of course – don’t forget the gloves!
5. For the body
A little sexy, a little sensual, but oh so amazing! The Victoria’s Secret Love My Body collections of body lotions, creams, sprays and oils. Perfect for a winter bath.
Featured Set Above: Jasmine & Water Lily (in my opinion the best fragrance of all the LMB scents) Lotion, Oil and Body Mist.
6. For the body… again 😉
For the girl that prefers the fresh and clean scent over the sexy and sensual. Soap & Glory body and hand products are some of the best out there and Sephora offers some awesome Soap & Glory sets – complete with travel totes!
Featured Set Above: The Best Things In Life Are Three Set.
7. Great for the home, great for the hostess
If she loves her place to smell lovely and inviting, Bath & Body Works 3-wick candles are great options. They offer some warm and fun scents for winter and they often have 2 for $20 sales – just make sure you smell them in-store. It is always best to avoid online ordering of candles, in my opinion.
If you’re not sure what scents she prefers – gift card!
Featured Candles Above: Hot Buttered Rum, Spiced Apple Toddy and Frosted Cranberry.
8. Something a bit more personal
As many of you may know, I sell Chloe + Isabel, and we released some gorgeous holiday pieces – one of the most popular being the Pave Inital Disc Charm Necklaces! I have picked up a few myself for me and as gifts – so pretty in person!
Featured Initials Above: Pave Inital Disc Charm Necklaces in Gold-plated “M” and Silver-plated “S” (available in the 12 most popular letters).
9. For the true fashion and art lover
Coffee table books are awesome, but most people don’t buy them for themselves – they tend to be a bit pricey. Fashion and Art books are often beautifully put together and contain some very interesting/exclusive behind-the-scenes type content.
Perfect for fashion and art nerds!
Featured Book Above: Vogue: The Editor’s Eye.
10. Foolproof jewelry
Seriously, C+I’s Petite Rhinestone Open Bangles Sets are some of they most popular pieces selling as gifts for the holidays!
Four flexible rhinestone covered bangles, available in four different sets. I can wait to order mine!
Featured Sets Above: Deep Sea, Starry Night and Cha Cha Cha.
11. Something sweet
Fine chocolate and good wine! Need I say more.
12. For the TV addict
Sometimes my life is run by my favorite TV shows schedules and I’m not the only one, so why not give her a season or two of her favorite show! Perfect to hold her over for the winter show hiatuses 😉
Featured Sets Above: The Walking Dead Seasons 1 and 2!!
There you have it Hopefully this inspired a few gifts for you – after doing this I think I’ll be back with a Gift Guide for Him in a few days!