Hey y’all and happy freakin’ hump day!! Work has been balls to the wall busy. One thing that I am getting to do right now is learn more about planning events. That is something that I really love to do so I am very thankful to have the opportunity to learn and grow!
So as promised....I am so happy to present to you all my first ever gift guide!! Black Friday will be here before you know it and holiday shopping will be in full swing. This gift guide a gifts for her. Consider snagging some of these finds [or all of them!] for a special lady in your life. Oh and I forgot to mention, all of these items are under $100.
Madewell canvas tote: this is such a cute tote and I honestly love the idea of buying a nice bag or tote as a gift and filling full of goodies. My idea would be to fill it with a mini dry shampoo, mini mascara and lip gloss, hand sanitizers from bath and body works, a Starbucks gift card, a cute toboggan, and a pop socket. I think that is such an awesome idea. It really seems like you are giving a lot by having multiple items. You could still probably manage to to keep that around $100 also. The tote is $58 at Nordstrom. Remaining prices on items are $13 for living proof dry shampoo, $12 better than sex mascara by Too Faced, $10 Starbucks gift card, maybe $10 for a pop socket from Amazon, and a $12 knit toboggan from Old Navy.
If you know a women who LOVES experimenting with skincare [much like myself], a great idea would be to snag a Tatcha pore perfecting moisturizer & cleanser duo. It is currently $25 for the set at Sephora. It would be super cute to get a fancy Christmas decorative paper + a cheap basket. You automatically have a homemade “gift basket.”
I don’t know about you, but I for one can never have enough wine glasses. Yes, I am a wino and yes, I like to collect wine glasses. This is a super cute monogrammed set from Target. This stemless set of four rings in at $42. Add in your girls favorite bottle of wine and you instantly have an easy, fool proof gift that she is sure to love. Also, it is a great gift to keep in mind for the hostess of a holiday party you may attend or that one person that you just don’t know what to buy!
For the glam girl in your life, I highly recommend the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault. It includes the Naked Cherry eye shadow palette, three lipsticks, and two eye glide on pencils. This is $100 and available online only. I have always loved Urban Decay, but I don’t like to spend that much on makeup honestly. I feel like this is a good deal, considering all that is included.
Every woman should own “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. Period. The end. It is such an amazing book. I think we as women can all relate to this book in one or another. And even if you know someone who has read it once, but doesn’t actually own the book. She’ll need to read it again. It’s one of those books that may get you through some rough patches in life. Revisiting the stories, lessons, and advice it gives is something I will definitely do one day.
The Crux 5-piece bakeware set is such a nice gift for someone in your life that you know loves to cook. It is a copper set that is available at Macy’s. It includes two baking sheets, two dishes, and one muffin pan. This rings in at $39.99. Macy’s also has a Crux 12 piece pan set for $69.99. That is an AWESOME deal. Whether you want to buy it for yourself or you know of someone who loves to cook and is dying to upgrade their set. This is a great choice. I think I know what I am going to ask my parents for now! LOL!
And last, but certainly not least, I have fallen head over heels for this cozy blanket from the Martha Stewart Collection. I am totally obsessed with the faux fur pompoms on it. I think this is also an option to make your own gift basket. Include the blanket, a cozy pair of house slippers or pajamas, a candle [because who doesn’t love to burn candles!?], and maybe even a copy of “Girl, Wash Your Face” and you have the perfect “cozy night in” gift basket. I even surprised myself with this one....didn’t even plan on this ahead of time, but it just came to me!
Anyways, I hope y’all found this somewhat helpful. Leave me comments and feedback, and let me know what you decide to get the special lady in your life for Christmas!