Monday, December 1, 2014

6 Easy & Affordable Christmas Gifts for Her

Oh the holidays... Thanksgiving has now passed and I am already up to my knees in stress thinking about buying Christmas gifts for everyone already, how about you?! I envy those who get the majority of their shopping done before Thanksgiving. I will never be one of those people no matter how hard I try. The good news is I have some awesome simple gift ideas for you that will suit all the women in your life! (men on the other hand... good luck!!)

DIY Body Scrubs

Take this idea and run with it. There is nothing women love more than pampering themselves, and more than likely, if they don't.. it's because they don't have the time or products to do so. Gifting her a scrub will give her a reason to treat herself & that's something every woman will be grateful for (and easy on your wallet). Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Peppermint Foot Scrub: 
~ 2cups of granulated sugar / 1/3 cup of oil** / 2-3 drops of peppermint extract or oil / a few drops of green or red food coloring (optional) ~ Combine all ingredients

Sorry. I had to ;)

Oatmeal Honey Facial Scrub
~ 1 cup oatmeal (uncooked & ground in food processor) / 1/2 cup honey / 1/2 cup oil**
~Combine all ingredients

Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
~ 1 cup brown sugar / 1/2 cup granulated sugar / 1/2 cup oil** / 1 tbsp vanilla extract / 1 tsp Vitamin E oil / Juice of 1/2 lemon ~ Combine all ingredients 

~ Place scrubs in a jar and decorate with a tag, ribbon, burlap, etc..
** Oils: Coconut, almond, or olive oil are best options for these recipes

Homemade Winter Wear- "Scarfs on You" 

There is no greater gift in the winter than a cozy piece to keep you warm.. it will never fail I promise, especially with these pieces. Retailers cannot compete with these lovely scarves (your special lady will thank you later). Ashley, owner of "Scarfs on You" will personally style, create, and ship to you. Not only are these scarves gorgeous, but they are SO warm, stylish, and soft. With a variety of style options, these scarves are made for every female in your life -mother, grandmother, daughter, child, coworker, aunt, girlfriend, wife, in-law.. must I continue?

AND...She also does hats/beanies, boot cuffs, and ear warmers!

To purchase, you can message her on facebook HERE or email her at <<  >> for any inquiries. Every piece is made to order specific for each client. Prices vary.

** Remember--- support small businesses this season!!!!!

Homemade Jewelry- "Celene Stones"

Speaking of small businesses, these lovely jewelry pieces are also made to order. Using the most exclusive stones, these pieces will not fail to impress the women in your life. Their uniqueness will inevitably be the center of attention every time. 

 Krista's customer service is top notch and she can have a piece created in just a few days. You can choose from a selection of her photos or have her design one for you. Knowing you customized something special for her will score you extra brownie points, But seriously, if you are not drooling over these unique bracelets, it's time for a reality check. Check out her instagram HERE ( @celenestones ). 

Products can be ordered by emailing her at << >>. Prices may vary.

Beauty Box Subscriptions

Did you know you can gift those monthly box subscriptions? What a better idea than to gift a box subscription? These literally can be custom to ANYONE. Here are some fabulous options:

Birch Box  HERE $30.00 3month Subscription 

Beauty Box5 HERE $30.00 3month Subscription

Glossy Box HERE $75.00 3month Subscription

Her Fashion Box HERE  $99.95 3month Subscription
((they also have a herFitnessbox, though I do not think they gift those. BOO!))

Other great box ideas, from healthy snacks, some for your man, and more ! HERE

Fitness & Health Boxes HERE

** IPSY currently does not participate in the gift option

The bottom line: These box subscription options are endless. There is virtually one for every person in your life. 

Personalized Products

Custom home decor can be the perfect gift for in-laws, newly wed friends, or anyone who's home could use a little special touch.  Shop HERE and HERE . I LOVE the bamboo collection from Celebrating Home.. give. me. now.

Though I'm not necessarily a huge fan of the "thirty one" style products, I do love these jewelry organizers HERE .. seriously ladies, when we travel these will come in handy! I also love the cosmetic organizer HERE

P.S.-- You can find non-customized ones on ebay for half the price ;)

When in doubt, shop HERE . They have the most random, yet genius products. Some of my favorites:

* Self Chilling Wine Glass (perfect.) HERE
* Conair Dream Tones Night Light & Sound Machine (White Noise. Sleep. Come to me.) HERE

* Selfie Shooter / Wireless Smartphone Camera Remote (don't we all need this?) HERE

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays my loves 

Note: I am in no way affiliated or sponsored by any companies listed. These recommendations are based solely on my own opinion. 


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    Cary |

    1. Thank you :) I just followed you back. Very lovely blog!

  2. I have never heard of the website Gifts! I checked it and the products are really interesting! Thanks for sharing it, you just saved me more time. :)

    Life With Antlers

    1. Yes, it is pretty cool! Very unique ideas :) I know I'm snatching up a few stocking stuffers for my boyfriend from there!

  3. I love the idea of a subscription box as a gift! Thanks for the tip!
    Carylee | more pieces of me
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    1. Thanks Carylee! I entered your giveaway & followed your blog. I love your fashion sense! :)

  4. Instead of a peppermint foot scrub, can I just have someone give me a foot massage? I'll take that! :P

    Another Beautiful Thing

    1. Sounds even better!!!! Why didn't I think of that?! ;)

  5. gifts sounds pretty awesome--i need to check it out!

  6. Lovely ideas. Thse body scrubs sound so good.

    1. Thank you :) I love the scrubs too. They are so easy, yet thoughtful !

  7. I've already finished and wrapped all my christmas presents haha!! I feel so so organised! Some of these gifts are so cute an unique xx

    Abi |

    1. Wow lucky you!! I am so envious of people like you! Can you come over & finish mine ha?

  8. I love these ideas! (Especially because every damn year, I swear that I'll start shopping earlier and will be finished with my shopping by like.. August... and every damn year I think that I can do it all the week before Christmas, sigh).
    Last year I did a lot of gifts in a Mason jar - cookie dough ingredients, etc. It went over really well!