December 04, 2013
Affordable Gifts for Women
Let's all stop pretending we have all the money in the world to spend on our loved ones this season. I know I can not spend 75$ on each one of my friends unless I want to eat Ramen for the next 5 years.
All the gift guides that we have seen so far have been way out of my budget, thus we have decided to come up with a realistic gift guide for people that do not have an extreme amount of money to spend on all my friends and family.
Candles are a perfect gift in my opinion. They smell nice and remind you of the person who gave you the candle every time you burn it. Personally I buy nice candles as a treat, because I can't justify spending 10$ on a candle on a regular basis, which makes receiving a candle special.
Movies or Music. If you know the person well enough, you can give them a DVD or a CD of a movie or a band they have been loving recently, or one they want to see. I love getting movies as gifts, because I usually get super excited about a movie and then forget to see it in theaters ( but then again movie tickets are almost as expensive as getting a DVD soooo why not just get the DVD), so getting a present like this makes me very happy.
Nail Polish. A fancy bottle of nail polish is a great gift if you know that the person you're gifting doesn't usually buy such things. I personally don't spend money on nail polish, because I change it so much, so I stick to the less expensive options like Revlon or Sally Hansen. I would love to receive a bottle of OPI or Essie or Butter London for Christmas in a beautiful color. I know that I personally would never send that much money on a nail polish, but I would love to receive it as a gift.
This also applies for other items [lipstick, blush, shoes, etc]. Getting a slightly higher/ fancier option for any beauty item is a good idea, if you know that the recipient would most likely not purchase the item for themselves.
Tea or Coffee Items. If the recipient likes coffee or tea, getting them a new tea flavor or one of their favorites is a good idea, because you know that they will use it and appreciate it. If you don't know what kinds/flavors they like, get them a tumbler or a reusable coffee/tea cup. There are lots of pretty options in the stores for not a lot of money.
Printed Tees. If you know the person's style and you think they would like it then go for it! You could also get a tee with a funny saying.
If you have siblings or a few of your friends are pitching in for a bigger gift, I have a few relatively inexpensive options:
Perfume. If you know the person's taste this is a good idea. If you don't you probably shouldn't guess, because you'll just waste your money. I think Daisy is a good perfume for anyone, its light and fresh and so far I haven't heard of anyone not liking it. Lovestruck is my current favorite, so I just wanted to include that in case you were looking for a fresh floral fruity scent that is not overpowering.
SPA certificate. Who doesn't like to get pampered? Beauty schools have some less expensive options as well as new SPA centers. Groupon is also a good place to find SPA certificates for at least half the price.
What are some of your ideas for gifts?
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