Kicking off my gift guides with awesome, yet affordable gifts under $30! Keep an eye out for the next gift guide (spoiler alert, it’s tailored for those with the travel bug!) if you’re looking for ideas and have a higher price point. Below you’ll find little blurbs to go along with each item featured above and each item is linked for easy shopping. Let me know what you think and if you need more help with coming up with great gift ideas!
Lush Imperialis Lotion– $26.95 Correct me if I’m wrong, but when it comes to our beauty routines we’re all pretty resistant to change. We all think the products we’re using, which we love(…or else we wouldn’t be using them), are the best. And since our products are the best then why would we have to waste our time finding something new? Well! That exact thought process is why I think this lotion would make a great gift. It is truly spectacular. I’m really specific about what lotion I’ll put on my face, since I have problem skin. This lotion works for any skin type, but caters to balancing the oils in your skin. And hey, I think any skin type can benefit from that. I love the size of the container, it’s enough to last a few months, but small enough to carry with me everywhere.
Sugarfina Holiday Set– $26 If you haven’t tried Sugarfina gummies/candies yet, then what are you waiting for? Buy this set for your sibling, parents, best friend, whoever! (And buy yourself one too while you’re at it!) They have soooo many options and you can even customize your pack of 3, so head to their website to check it out for yourself!
100 Ring–$16 I love how this is a statement ring, yet it’s still subtle. You could definitely get away with wearing this ring daily or just throwing it on for a GNO. Right now it’s only $16 (originally $28).
Stila Baci– $22 I just ordered this same color by Stila from Sephora during their 20% off VIB sale. I only hear great things about Stila liquid lipsticks, which is why I finally decided to try one. $22 is kind of a lot when you’re buying yourself lipstick (in my opinion at least…), but since it’s a gift I think spending a little extra goes a long way.
Goodnight Macaroon Sweater*– $29.99 I can’t believe this sweater is under $30 (currently on sale, originally $59.99). Goodnight Macaroon has “Flash Sale” items each week, which means major discounts on super cute clothing! This sweater might not be on sale next week, but head to their website if you’re looking to buy someone (or yourself) a warm sweater for the holidays and don’t want to break the bank. ***Also, you get 20% off your first order with GM so even if the sweater goes back to full price you could still get it for a great deal!***
Marble/Wood Coasters– $19.99 These coasters are so sleek. Marble is obviously very popular right now, but I love how these coasters are 1/2 marble and 1/2 wood. If you’re going to have them sitting out on your coffee table, wouldn’t you prefer they look nice? Plus, I kind of feel like you can never have enough coasters, which is another reason why these would be the perfect gift!
Champagne Travel Candle– $15 While I love the idea of a travel candle, I’m not sure I totally understand it. Is “travel candle” just a fancy way to market smaller candles, or do people actually travel with candles? Hmm… anyway! What I love about this candle is that it comes in a super cute tin, the scent is champagne (who doesn’t love champagne?), and once the candle burns out you’re left with a cute tin to store stuff in. Added bonus!
Kate Spade Pencil Pouch– $30 You could get anyone a pencil pouch, and that would be nice, but this one is pretty (love the coral color) and has a great motivational phrase on it. I love how honest this one is, “If I had to live my life again, I’d make all the same mistakes, only sooner.”
Cocktail Greeting Cards– $17.95 Maybe it’s just me, but I love greeting cards. I always have at least 4-5 options that way I have the perfect card on hand for whenever I need to send a handwritten note. (I am a big fan of handwritten thank you cards/ sentiments). Basically anything at Papyrus is cute, but I thought these vintage cocktail cards were more unique than the typical greeting card.
Chloe Wine– $22.99 This gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a nice bottle of wine! I first was drawn to Chloe Wines because the labels are really pretty (sucker for good packaging!), but their wines taste really nice too! ***Even better, you can go on Chloe’s website and customize a label to say whatever you want, which is perfect for the holidays!*** (Labels are free of charge and ship to your home).
Pom Beanie– $29.50 Most winter hats are beige, grey, white, or black, so this pop of pink pom beanie would definitely stand out as a gift. Gap frequently has sales, so if you’re interested in purchasing this hat I would suggest keeping an eye out for if it goes 20-30% off.
Gray Malin Cocktail Set– $28 For your jet-setting, cocktail-loving, Gray Malin-obsesed friend…or for anyone! This cocktail kit is one of those things that I feel like you wouldn’t buy for yourself, which is what makes it such a great gift!
JCrew Blanket Scarf– $29.50 Blanket scarves are back for a second season! I love how popular they still are. This JCrew Blanket Scarf seems like a pretty good deal at under $30, but again, JCrew Factory has sales quite frequently so I would suggest checking back a few times before buying because it will most likely go on sale. (Also comes in 3 other colors).
Happy Holiday Season!
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