Finishing up my gift guide series with a $25 and under gift guide for her. Check out my other gift guides!
For my 18th birthday one of my friends got me a MAC lipstick and it’s one of my most worn lipsticks to this day. I think a lipstick is a great gift and personal because you have to pick out the color you think would look best on the person. MAC lipsticks are $17, so not too expensive but definitely not a cheap looking gift. You can always pair the lipstick with an inexpensive lip balm like from Burt’s Bees. Another good gift would be a MAC eyeshadow. Some great eyeshadows that look good on everyone would be All That Glitters, Satin Taupe, Woodwinked, and Naked Lunch. You can pair the eyeshadow with an eyeshadow brush (Coastal Scents have some great, inexpensive brushes).
This trio is adorable and has the 3 ideal eyeshadow shades: a shimmering lid shade, a shimmering dark shade, and a dark matte brown. For $18 you get a complete eye look in a sleek and cute palette. This would be perfect for that girl who travels a lot, a girl who wants to expand her makeup collection, and the girl who is a makeup collector. You could pair this with an eyeshadow brush or eyeshadow primer.
Candles are a great and thoughtful gift, especially for mothers, grandma's or your friends who may have just moved into a new place. Bath and Body Works candles this time of year smell so amazing and there is definitely a scent for everyone. My personal favorites include Twisted Peppermint, Tis' The Season, and Vanilla Bean Noel. They are $22.50 each, but they always have sales this time of year. Just the other day they had all their candles for $8.50! Stay on the lookout for sales and coupons. I would pair these candles with a nice box of matches (I found a cute box at the Bath and Body Works store, but can’t find online) or a lighter.
These slippers for $25 and make a sweet gift for almost every girl in your life. Especially since they come from Victoria’s Secret, they look like a nice quality gift. You can pair these slippers with a box of hot chocolate, or maybe a cute spa package (you can find tons of spa in a mason jar ideas on Pinterest)
The beauty blender is one of the best makeup tools in the universe. It is so versatile, and nothing beats the original. Some people have a hard time spending $20 on a sponge, but that’s why it would make a great gift. It’s something that a lot of people wouldn’t buy for themselves, but that everyone wants. It is perfect for everyone, no matter what stage of makeup they are in. You can pair this with one of their Solid Cleanses or an additional set of brushes.
Planners are a super useful gift and are great for this time of year because everyone is getting a fresh new start with New Years. With the Plum Paper Planners, you can pick which month to start on, so January would be a good one. These are great for moms, teachers, students, anyone with a busy schedule. I love these specific planners because they are super customizable, and easy to write in. You can get a 6 month planner for $16, or one year for $31. I think 6 months would be a good start to see how they like planning, and they can purchase a year if they end up loving it. Or, that could be your special gift to them each year, a new planner. You can pair this gift with planning stickers or a nice pen set. I have a review of the Plum Paper Planner on my blog, so check that out!
This is something that is a little more meaningful and probably a good gift if you are in a serious relationship with someone or maybe want to get one of your family members something nice. These bracelets come with inspirational quotes on the inside that you can customize or leave as is. The bracelets are unisex and there are more masculine colors and more feminine colors. I think a good idea for these bracelets if you wanted to customize them would be to put an anniversary date on the inside or a sweet note that they can read. Without a coupon code, these bracelets are $29.99, but Mieroglyphs reached out to me and asked if I wanted to create a 20% off coupon for my readers. If you use the coupon code FBL20, then you get 20% off your entire purchase, which would make the bracelets $24. I bought some myself and shipping was only $3 which is awesome. Check out my review on them before you purchase!
I want to quickly remind you of Ebates. Ebates is a way to get cash back on your online purchases. It is completely free and definitely works! So far I have received over $90 back on my online purchases. I wish I knew about it sooner! Sign up for Ebates* right now before you do any of your holiday gift shopping.
Also, HauteLook* is a great way to get high end brand items at a super discounted price. Last year, I got my boyfriend a name brand leather jacket worth over $300 for only a $80. And, it is a legit site too, it is ran by Nordstrom. They sell jewelry, clothing, shoes, makeup, fragrances, for super inexpensive. I highly recommend you check them out for your holiday shopping as well.
What is your favorite thing about holiday shopping?
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