With Christmas just three short weeks away, it’s time to finalize those gift purchases! I have always been the kind of girl who is absolutely stuck on finding the perfect gift! Why? Because I’d rather give one perfect gift then a bunch of gifts that may never get put to use. This is why I’m creating a bunch of guides for Blogmas! I want to help you find the perfect gift for anyone in your life – starting with her!
I know you thought of your “her” when I said it. Those girls in your life that complete everything – whether it be a mom, aunt, sister, best friend, girlfriend. And you know them better than anyone else! Plus, what better way to figure out what girls like than to have a girl tell you? Hint: That’s me!
All of these gifts range in prices from just a few dollars to a little bit on the expensive side – but I promise that none of them are going to break the bank. And don’t worry – I’ll save you the trouble of looking everything up by providing a few options of each and you can go from there!
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The Gift Guide: For Her
A Subscription To Her Favorite Magazine
Almost every girl likes at least one magazine – whether it be a fashion mag, something crafty, or a cooking magazine. So if the lady in your life has a favorite, you could consider getting her a subscription to ensure that she gets a little gift from you for more than just Christmas! My personal faves are Seventeen and Chickpea Magazine.
Some Popular Magazines to Choose From:
New Lounge Pants
I am a sucker for comfy pants that I can do just about anything in. And if you’re lucky, you can find a pair that’s comfy enough to lay around the house in or to wear out with some sneakers and a cropped top. Sweats are perfect for any kind of girl!
Adida’s are a good start, but you can also search for some other lounge pants here!
Put Together A Bath + Body Works Gift Basket
Buy a cute basket, pick her favorites scent(s), and fill it up to your heart’s content! I actually took this idea for myself for two of the ladies in my life. If you aren’t sure about certain scents, just stick with one and get multiple products in that same scent! For example, let’s say she likes Japanese Cherry the most. You can get her a soap, lotion, multiple different body sprays, hand sanitizer, and candles in the Japanese Cherry scent. Don’t be afraid to branch out. OR! If you only want to get a few items, you can always add fluffy socks and a B+BW Gift Card to the basket. And did I mention that amazon sells scent sets? You’re welcome!
Shopping for makeup can be very difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. So here are some helpful tips to guide you along the way:
- If you want to get her something she doesn’t already have – and aren’t sure if she’ll like it – try sticking to colors that YOU think will look great on her. This will make the gift more personal.
- If you don’t want to accidentally get her something that might be out of her comfort zone: i.e liquid eyeliner – then try replacing one of her favorite products. Going through her makeup will make this easier. Get her a replacement mascara or concealer to what she already has in her cosmetic bag.
- If you are shopping online try logging into her rewards account and going through her wish-list! Bonus points if you can get into her account without asking her for her password and making it totally obvious!
A Gift Card to Ulta / Sephora
If you are worried about not finding the right makeup for your lady, a gift card goes a long way! Gift cards are honestly the perfect answer for just about any occasion – especially Christmas. This way, they can pick whatever they want and buy it with the courtesy of you! It’s a win-win situation.
A New Throw Blanket
It’s no secret that every girl loves comfort! And if you check every single bed in America, we ALL have a throw blanket there. (Or possibly draped over a chair somewhere in the house.) Why not get her a new one that she can change out and give her bedroom a brand new look. I personally have a unicorn throw, but some of the popular colors are: grey, blush pink, or blue.
A Re-Useable Starbucks Mug
If you have a Starbucks lover on your hands – why not get her a reusable cup? This can be a gift she will proudly bring into Starbucks every morning. Plus! She’ll save a lot of disposable cups this way.
A New Planner
Christmas is SO close to the New Year, so why not get that special lady a planner to help her keep track of everything. This is a very helpful gift that she’ll appreciate way more than you know.
And speaking of planners…I have an ongoing GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram! One lucky winner will win a twelve month planner from Ban.do AND an eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution. The giveaway ends on 12/12/18 and the winner will be announced via Instagram live!!
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🌸😍G I V E A W A Y 2019 is right around the corner and I wanted to do something special for all the people who have supported me this year! . . To prepare for the new year, I’m giving away two things to help any lady through even the busiest moments. . 🌸1 2019 12 month Planner from @shopbando . 🌸1 eyeshadow Palette “Amplified 35 – Socialite” from @makeuprevolution . . This is a $52 value!! Here’s the rules: 🌸You MUST be following me! (I’ll be checking 😏) 🌸Comment one of your 2019 goals/resolutions 🌸Tag 2 Friends! That’s it!! This giveaway is NOT in affiliation with Ban.Do or Makeup Revolution. And is not affiliated by Instagram. Ends 12/12 !! A winner will be picked via Instagram Live. —————————————— #beautybloggers #usbloggers #veganbeauty #makeuprevolution #bando #fbloggers #bblogger #bbloggers #bloggerstyle #2019 #2019Countdown #vegainz #vegansofig #makeup #MarylandBlogger #marylandgirl
A New Pair of Sunglasses
Everyone loves Sunglasses – and there’s no such thing as too many pairs – so why not pick a few pairs you think will look great on her? Rose gold is the hot trend right now! Sunglasses are perfect for any kind of girl, whether they’re a traveler, fashion lover, labor worker; etc.
This is another versatile gift because jewelry can mean just about anything: rings, toe rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or body piercing jewelry. I’m personally not a huge fan of jewelry, but you know what they say: “Diamonds are a girls best friend.” And jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive either. In fact, a nice pair of earrings don’t have to cost more than $10 – $15. Of course, just make sure the lovely lady you’re buying for doesn’t have any allergies to certain metals or materials!
Tip: Buying jewelry can be really easy if your special lady has a favorite gem/stone. Or, look up her birth stone!
A Nail Polish Set
Even though I hardly have any nails from being a nervous biter, I still love to pamper myself with “manicures.” Let the women in your life pamper themselves, too, with a new nail polish set. And if you want to be extra kind, throw in some manicure tools with it!
An Essential Oil Diffuser
I would honestly melt if someone gifted me a diffuser at any time of the year – so why not do it for Christmas? You could make it even more special and throw in a few Essential Oils as well. Some majority favorites are:
A ‘Ladies Choice’ Essential Oil / Oil Roller
Listen ladies – there’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to your period. It’s natural!! So, why worry about someone buying to gifts to give some extra support? This essential oil is perfect for cramps – and getting a roller makes it easy to apply anywhere and everywhere. Yes, it fits right in your purse! This is one of the perfect gifts for any woman, because let’s face it – we all need it.
Don’t want a roller? You can buy the 10ml Bottle version here.
- So What’s All The Hype About Essential Oils? – A Guide To Simply Earth
- Benefits of Essential Oils + Useful Blends // Words by Anne Carty
If you haven’t heard of HiSmile yet, where have you been?? HiSmile is a teeth whitening system that has been going around for a few years now. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first because of how expensive it was when it first became popular, but now they have dropped their prices immensely. And I love that their products are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly!!
Okay – I’m sorry – but I can’t trust people who don’t like candles. I mean, is that a thing? Candles are one of my favorite gifts to get and give because they are so versatile. They have different aromas, different melts, and even different waxes to choose from – which is perfect for any vegan and non-vegan. Not to mention – you really don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a great candle, you just have to know where to look.
Here’s the thing, buying gifts shouldn’t have to be hard – or crazy expensive. And the good thing about most of these gifts is that generic brands can be just as good as name brands – and trust me, we won’t know the difference.
I hope I helped you pick out a few things for some special ladies! Thank you for reading.