Aside from Christmas lights and time with family, my number one favorite thing about the holiday season is giving gifts to others. I love everything about piecing together the perfect present from the moment I think of a great idea (or what I think is awesome…) to tying a bow on top to complete my wrapping. I have a tendency to want to top previous gifts from years past, but that’s another story entirely.
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In case you’re stumped on what to give to your friends and family, I thought I would put together a $50 and under gift guide filled with gifts perfect for the girls on your list! You may even want to add one or two of these ideas to your list as a suggestion for a friend or family member who might be stumped. Honestly, I’ll make up any excuse to hunt for fun presents. ; )
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1. Limited Edition Gold Monogrammed Mug – Anthropologie ($10) // 2. Loren Hope Zoe Studs – Design Darling ($32) // 3. Sherpa, Suede, & Gold Moccasins – Old Navy ($20) // 4. Nantucket Necklace – Design Darling ($32) // 5. Lace Embroidered Apron – Anthropologie ($32) // 6. Treat your gal pal to a day on you – bonus points for winter activities, like ice skating! // 7. Monogrammed Navy Weekend Travel Bag – Marley Lilly ($44.99) // 8. Triple C for J. Crew Universal Charger – J. Crew ($39.50) // 9. Ink Meets Paper Recipe Cards – Anthropologie ($16) // 10. 3 Month Subscription to Paper Junkies – Dodeline Design ($36) // 11. Cozy Multi Color Plaid Scarf – Gap ($29.95) // 12. Gilligan & O’Malley Navy Polka Dot Pajamas – Target ($24.99) // 13. Viva La Juicy Perfume – Kohl’s ($48) // 14. Elastic Tie Hair Pack – J. Crew ($10) // 15. Golden Flower Open Bangle – J. Crew ($45) // 16. Bow Glam Art Print – SS Printshop ($15)
You can’t go wrong with gold jewelry and accessories (that mug – perfect to use for your morning tea or coffee or as a pencil holder on your desk), or scarves and cozy PJ’s. The recipe cards are great to gift to a just married friend or one who has just moved into her first apartment. They’re also perfect for family members – fill them with your family’s secret recipes to pass down to a new generation or surprise your mom with some of your grandmother’s favorites. Aside from recipe cards, I’m a huge fan of stationery. I love the idea of Paper Junkies! My friend Sarah just started this program, and each month you’ll receive five one-of-a-kind cards to fill with handwritten notes. Lastly, the Monogrammed Weekend Bag and the Universal Charger are perfect for a girl on the go – travel in style, y’all!
What gifts are at the top of your list? Fill me in!