Happy December! I'm working on this month's newsletter and am hoping to have it up by the end of the week (sign up for yours if you haven't). While you're waiting, enjoy this new post all about this season's hottest topic. Gifts! Whether you like getting, giving, or both there's bound to be a few snags in the process. From not knowing what to get to what's too extreme versus what's not, the whole gift-giving task can be a tad stressful. But because I'm nice, I'm going to share some of my favorite gifts as well as some others that the internet recommends.
No matter the age of the person you're buying for, books or magazines are never a bad option. Personally, I love mystery books and my favorites are the ones by James Patterson. With this gift idea you really have to think about the personality and likes of the person you're getting it for. If you buy a random book there's a greater chance of it being given away or set on a shelf. To think or not think. That's the trick here.
Charging hubs are super popular right now. Basically, they allow you to charge all your devices in one place at one time. From what I've seen charging hubs are mostly for apple products but I'm 99% certain they'll work for anything. If money's an issue check amazon or eBay. I found one on amazon for $20 but there's probably cheaper ones than that even.
Everyone loves to decorate their bedroom and then re-decorate it again. For aspiring interior designers or people who like to change things up once and awhile, gift them some fun things for their room. Pick new bed sets, sitting area accessories, and more of what complements their style and age. A room should be a fun, relaxing retreat. Make it that for under $50 by heading to Target, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, and any other favorite stores.
This could be anything. Skincare, makeup, haircare, anything under the realm of beauty. Everyone, guys included, needs some extra love occasionally. Along with typical hair and skin problems, issues can arise at any point. Help out everyone on your list by giving them an arsenal of tools to help them deal with whatever's happening under their skin or in their hair. Even if this type of thing isn't on someone's list, they'd probably really appreciate it because things like acne and oily skin wait for no one.
These are great things that you can make yourself for cheap. For the art lovers, builders, tech nerds, fashionistas, and sports obsessed, make kits that are dedicated just for them. Throw in some new things or pass some things down. When things are customized to one particular person and it's not something universally sold, that gift is one that's most remembered throughout the years.
This may be something that only I would love but you never know who would really enjoy or benefit from organizers. Probably nearly everyone on your list if you think about it. I'm not too sure about everyone else reading this but in my case this is not only a want but a need because my makeup organizer currently is about ready to explode and is slowly running out of room. Not only do they keep your things in one place but they're also a great space saver by limiting clutter. Organizers can be anything really. You just need to make sure that what you get matches what that person needs.
There's so many of these now. They're for moms, dad's, kids, siblings, grandparents, pets even! I get two subscriptions. Sephora Play which is strictly just makeup. Every month, I get six sample-sized items for only $10.00 a month. Makeup products range from Tarte to Urban Decay to Sephora. The next one I get is FabFitFun. This one I LOVE. Each season, I get 8-10 full-sized products (which never happens in 97% of other subscription boxes) valued at over $200.00. This box comes seasonally and either costs $49.99 per season or $150.00 per year. Another reason why this box is so cool is that it's entirely customizable. That means you get to pick every item in your box. My winter box came last week so I'll be diving into what I got either next week or the week after.
That wraps up this week's post! I hope you enjoyed my little gift guide and make sure to comment some of your favorite gift ideas or any other questions. Have a great weekend and stay warm this week!
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